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).

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.

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..

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.