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DuraBUILDmaterials (DBm) is a network of research teams at Ghent University, that unite expertise on durable building materials and structures. The DBm knowledge and technology transfer cluster is your access gateway to the innovation, technology transfer and industrial collaboration activities of Ghent University in the field of construction and the built environment.

The development of innovative construction techniques and materials with high durability characteristics is of essential importance for the built environment, society and economy. In recent years new developments appeared as a result of advanced research on the microstructure of building materials, physico-chemical modelling of deterioration phenomena, combination of different types of constituent materials and admixtures for concrete mix design, advanced tools for life-cycle analysis, optimization of fibre reinforcement, building components optimization, etc.

ugentttThe aim of DBm is to validate recent original research results and to facilitate knowledge transfer activities and research collaboration with industry, so to support innovation & development in the construction sector. The DBm cluster supports and actively seeks cooperation with industry.

Feel free to contact us at DBm for further inquiries or download the following documents for your information.