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Construction Materials

We offer a wide range of services to fully support the construction and infrastructure sector including

  • research, development and testing of novel and standard materials and life cycle analysis, e.g. concrete, fibre reinforced composites, new non-cement binders, high-performance materials
  • condition monitoring
  • inspection and surveys of infrastructure, e.g. buildings, bridges, heritage structures, underground systems, water retaining structures
  • corrosion of reinforced concrete and steel framed infrastructure including remediation techniques such as cathodic protection, realkalisation, corrosion inhibitors
  • developments in novel monitoring systems, e.g. optical fibre sensors
  • design and analysis of new build, repaired and renovated structures reliability analysis of bridges
  • design and advanced stress analysis of novel pipe coupling systems
  • numerical and finite element analysis of structural and thermal systems
  • product development
  • modelling of long term deterioration processes in reinforced concrete, e.g. predictions of chloride diffusion, corrosion initiation, corrosion propagation rate
  • independent investigations of PFI assets
  • development of expert systems for bridge management and for building maintenance leading to cost effective, low risk solutions
  • expert advice on repair and maintenance of infrastructure
  • professional development courses (CPD), e.g. bridge inspector training courses, repair technologies and methods, structural integrity of heritage buildings
  • materials and recycling solutions

Our dedicated team possess a wide-ranging knowledge and many years' experience in the field of construction and infrastructure. State-of-the-art facilities are available to support consultancy and development work in this area.

The Centre has a strong track record and works with a variety of top UK and international organisations. Past have included

  • Balfour Beatty
  • Biwater Industries
  • Cegelec Ltd
  • Concrete Repairs Ltd
  • DBS Architects
  • Degussa
  • English Heritage
  • European Commission
  • Highways Agency
  • Inditherm Ltd
  • M J Gleeson Plc
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Research Engineers (Europe) Ltd
  • Scott Wilson
  • Sheffield City Council
  • V A Crookes (contracts) Ltd
  • YBS Insulation

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