Innovation in building & construction through knowledge sharing and advice
Innovative ideas are constantly being generated in the building & construction industry. By developing knowledge and providing advice, TNO helps building & construction companies, suppliers and architects to turn these ideas into tangible building innovations.
Unfortunately, the structural safety of buildings is often compromised. TNO carries out damage investigation in the event of calamities and also develops standards, design rules, monitoring systems and solutions for problems. An important theme is the earthquake problem in Groningen.
TNO is also working on:
- foundation damage
- vibration standards
- risk-based fire safety
- and acts as an expert in the event of calamities.
INNOVATIONS IN CIRCULAR BUILDING MATERIALS
TNO has extensive knowledge of the environmental effects of building materials. We are working on increasing the circularity of building materials with a focus on making concrete more sustainable as well as developing circular innovations for brick, gypsum and wood. Examples of such innovations are the development of cold-baked bricks and the reuse of wooden doors.
In materials research, TNO pays specific attention to monuments. Particularly for degradation and repair of natural stone as well as mortar and masonry.
BIM: COMPUTERISATION AND INDUSTRIALISATION
The Building Information Model (BIM) is an intelligent platform that provides insight for the faster, more economical and more sustainable creation and management of building projects. All data during the design, building, management and maintenance phases are recorded in digital models, with all construction partners cooperating. TNO supports the building & construction industry with further digitisation and industrialisation by developing a new generation of BIM technology.
INNOVATIONS IN HEALTHCARE BUILDING: DESIGN AND SAFE FURNISHING
Choices in the design and furnishing of a healthcare building have long-term consequences. Consequences that manifest themselves in the areas of safety, finance, patient and employee satisfaction and for the provision of efficient care. TNO helps with choices in the design and safe furnishing of healthcare buildings.
Making better use of the potential of bio-based building materials and systems
The market for bio-based building is changing rapidly, with bio-based building materials increasingly being used instead of the traditional options of steel or concrete. The first pioneers are delivering...
Virtually every important monument in the Netherlands contains a substantial amount of natural stone. Conserving those monuments is not only of national interest from both a historical and cultural perspective,...
Building a safe and efficient care building
Choices made when designing and furnishing a building in which care must be provided have major and long-lasting consequences. Consequences that are expressed in terms of safety, finance, patient and employee...
Understanding the impact of earthquakes on buildings
TNO has set up a measurement and monitoring network that specifically focuses on the unambiguously determining the consequences of earthquakes on the buildings. This is done by means of vibration measurements...
Cold baked brick – energy saving
TNO has developed a new process for producing a brick that does not require extremely high temperatures. The production process of bricks normally consists of heating clay to 1000 to 1200 degrees Celsius. ...
First test in Malawi with innovative ceramic bricks to combat deforestation
License agreement on innovative cool bricks in Malawi