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New F.R.S. – FNRS funding!

On the 8th of December 2020 the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S. – FNRS) attributed an Incentive Grant for Scientific Research - MIS to Prof. João Almeida. This funding is key to extending the ability of GCE and LEMSC to do high-end experimental and numerical research on earthquake...
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The Walloon government votes in favor of the...

The Walloon government voted last week the “Greewin” project “Robotronc », dedicated to whole timber construction of multi-storey buildings. The project is a collaboration between UCLouvain, MOBIC, Duchêne (Eiffage group) and the BBRI and will last until 2025. Contact :Pierre Latteur
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Two new large-scale test programs concluded & available!

Two new large-scale experimental programs on reinforced concrete walls have been completed and their results are now freely available to the engineering community! The first explored the use of shape-memory NiTi alloy rebars as a replacement to hot-rolled steel in the plastic hinge region....
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New collaboration with the Royal Observatory of Belgium

Ben Neefs, who graduated in 2019 as a master of Geology from the KU Leuven, has been awarded, by the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), a starting grant for the first year of his PhD! His PhD will deal with the creation of Belgian Intensity Prediction Equations (IPEs) using felt earthquake...
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A giant step in whole timber construction with our...

    This video shows the design process and the construction of a 10m x 5 m reciprocal structure composed of tree truncs. The project is based on a link between Grasshopper software and an ABB Robotical arm. This work has been performed during the end master thesis of...
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