In the press (VRT) June '21 /// Mobble is a wood based concept for eco-friendly construction of buildings, developed by UGent and its students. The concept was one of the prize winners during the Solar Decathlon Europe in 2019. This concept has been further commercialized during the last years and amongst other resulted in the Mobble based house constructed in Eeklo. Further information and a video report by VRT, can be found here (in Dutch).
DBm in the press 2020-08-20 /// At DBm we work on several construction technologies, among which precast concrete. As such Prof. Matthys is sited in the article 'Duitsers verslaan Chinezen bij bouw Tesla-fabriek' (Germany faster than China in the construction of a Tesla-factory) in 'De Standaard'. Thanks to optimum use of prefabricated construction technologies the king-size factory is built in about a year.
June 2020 /// The goal of lifeMACS is to develop a life-cycle methodology for the structural assessment of existing concrete structures. DBm assisted in this Strategic Basic Research application, which has now been approved! We look forward to co-work with the companies in the advisory board and beyond to conduct this research and bring it into practice in the years to come.