Our mission is to investigate and develop in a multidisciplinary team new and market compliant technologies for the construction industry that improve the erection, operation, assessment, control, strengthening and repair of large structures within the framework of environmentally sound and economically sustainable concepts.
Our vision is to develop these technologies by the integration of advanced materials, sensors, actuators, data processing and modeling technologies, and in cooperation with industrial partners to facilitate a fast introduction of new products and services into the market.
The goals of the new technologies are:
- To assess, control and strengthen existing civil structures for longer lives and to assure that these structures withstand extreme loads caused by climate change (e.g. strengthening for wind loads) or natural and man-made hazards (e.g. earthquake or fire)
- To erect, operate and maintain new civil structures with minimal climate change impact (e.g. improving energy efficiency in construction, optimizing life cycle costs).