Completely recyclable concrete minimizes environmental impact

2014-06-12 /// Mieke De Schepper at UGent Magnel Laboratory has developed Completely Recyclable Concrete. This technology for a more environment-friendly construction will be presented during her PhD defence on 1 July 2014 (17:00, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Plateaustraat, Gent - contact us for further information).

Unique test set-up for robustness of structures

2014-06-06 /// The Magnel Laboratory, partner in DBm, has developed a unique experimental set-up to verify the robustness of concrete structures. This has been part of the PhD work of Dirk Gouverneur, 'Experimental and numerical analysis of tensile membrane action in reinforced concrete slabs in the framework of structural robustness', which will be presented on 23 June 2014 (17:00, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Plateaustraat, Gent - contact us for further information).

HealCon as project story for H2020

healcon1802014-06-05 /// The European Commission DG Research & Innovation has selected the HealCon project, coördinated by UGent Prof. De Belie, for the H2020 Project Stories website. Click here to view.

Green concrete

2014-05-24 /// The Polytechnical University of Catalonia and UGent joined forces on developing concrete surfaces as biological substratum, a concept to increase green areas in cities. The work resulted in a joint PhD on 'Bioreceptivity optimisation of concrete substratum to stimulate biological colonisation' by Sandra Manso Blanco, of which the public defence takes place 3 June 2014 at 16:00 at the the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (Jozef Plateaustraat, Gent).


2013-11-23 /// DBm spin-off Fire Engineered Solutions Ghent (FESG) wins the Fireforum Awards 2013 in the category engineering offices. The Fireforum Award honors people or organizations that ​​meritorious contributed to the world of firefighting. The jury highlighted the work of FESG for the conversion of an underground station into a disco in the city of Liege. This project included large challenges for the evacuation facilities and smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems due to the architecture of the station. For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prof. Merci nominated for UGent Prometheus

2013-11-22 /// Prof. Bart Merci of the fire safety research groep, member of DBm is nominated for the UGent Prometheus Award for Best Researcher. The award ceremony will take place on 18 December 2013 at the Aula (Volderstraat 9, Gent). For more information clikc here. To register for this event click here.

DBm partners nominated for FIREFORUM AWARDS

2013-10-23 /// The Fireforum Awards 2013 will take place on 21 November 2013, at the Diamant Building in Brussels. This is the second edition of the awards, and this year we have 2 DBm partners which are nominated. In the category engineering offices the UGent DBm spin-off Fire Engineered Solutions Ghent is among the nominates. In the category scientific institutes, the Magnel Laboratory for Concrete Research (founding partner of DBm) is nominated. Congratulations for the good work. More information on the Fireforum Awards can be found here.

DBm @ concrete day

2013-10-04 /// DBm will be at the Concrete Day on 17 October 2013, which is taking place at the Constant Vanden Stock-stadion in Anderlecht. Visit us at the UGent booth!

SIM User forum

2013-09-18 /// On 21 October 2013 there will be the SIM User Forum at Antwerp. In the framework of the SIM SHE (Self-healing engineered materials) project, in which DBm participates. The full program of the day and practical information can be found here.


2012-08-06 /// We are pleased to announce you that the 4th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM2013 - www.icshm2013.be) will be held in the city of Ghent (Het Pand) from 16 till 20 June 2013. The chair of this conference will be taken by Prof. N. De Belie (Ghent University) and Prof. S. Van der Zwaag (Delft University).