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DuraBUILDmaterials (DBm) is a network of research teams at Ghent University, that unite expertise on durable building materials and techniques. The development of innovative construction techniques and materials with high durability characteristics is of economic importance for the built environment and infrastructure. 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.

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

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