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10.04.2017 | News | 4 Comments

Modern construction using long-forgotten techniques

Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) have developed a concrete floor system that does not require steel reinforcement and is 70 percent lighter than conventional concrete floors. Their design was inspired by historical construction principles. Read more 

21.10.2016 | Zukunftsblog

Does greater mobility mean more and more traffic?

The rapid transport of people and goods is both a growing demand as well as an economic necessity. The price we pay for it is an ever-increasing volume of traffic. When it comes to tackling this dilemma in the future, it’s worth taking a look at the past. Read more 

15.07.2016 | News

Eight professors appointed at ETH Zurich

Upon application of ETH President Lino Guzzella the ETH Board appointed a total of eight professors and awarded the title of professor to one individual. Read more 

30.05.2016 | News

The role of ETH in the Gotthard Base Tunnel

No tunnel without science: the Gotthard Base Tunnel will be opened officially this weekend. The world’s longest railway tunnel relied on the expertise of dozens of ETH alumni and numerous ETH researchers. Read more 

28.04.2016 | News

"Investing to streamline construction processes"

Swiss construction group Implenia will be involved in establishing a new assistant professorship for innovative and industrial construction at ETH Zurich. In an interview with ETH News, Implenia CEO Anton Affentranger explains why his company is offering its financial backing and highlights why clear rules and transparency are so important when it comes to research funding. Read more 

02.03.2016 | Zukunftsblog

Unser viel zu grosser Fussabdruck

Planungshorizonte, wie sie die Schweiz fürs Klima und die Endlagerung radioaktiver Abfälle festlegt, sind so langfristig, dass sie heute zu wenig bewegen und langfristig die Zielerreichung in Frage stellen. Dabei wären in beiden Fällen fast alle technischen Lösungen vorhanden. Warum sind die Zeitpläne bei der Endlagerung und dem Klimaschutz so wenig ambitiös? Read more 

27.09.2015 | Globe magazine

A world of construction without cement

Building with less cement is the ambitious goal of Guillaume Habert, professor of sustainable construction at ETH Zurich. But there are many hurdles to overcome. Read more 

04.06.2015 | Zukunftsblog

Advancing to a greener construction

On 2nd June 2015, ETH Zurich House of Natural Resources (HoNR) opened in ETH Hönggerberg Campus. The event highlights not only the inauguration of a new building but the showcase of a new milestone in sustainable construction. Read more 

02.06.2015 | Zukunftsblog

Soft robotics for adaptive building facades

Today, building envelopes tend to be static and unable to adapt to changing conditions. Now, for the first time, an adaptable façade has been used for the newly inaugurated House of Natural Resources (HoNR) that produces electricity and regulates light and heat generation. Read more 

02.06.2015 | Press release

Laboratory for sustainable construction

The House of Natural Resources (HoNR) is a flagship project for a hardwood building. Today marked the inauguration of the office building on ETH’s Hönggerberg campus after 18 months of construction. It is an exciting development for researchers at ETH Zurich as the building will serve as a research laboratory for sustainable construction. Read more 

16.03.2015 | News

Effective leadership through self-reflection

Teaching at ETH Zurich is breaking new ground: in one teaching project, students are solving real tasks – and those tasks are set by businesses, not by the university. Another project looks at how lively debate can help participants to develop solid arguments. Read more 

09.03.2015 | Globe magazine

Full steam ahead

A training centre, not a games room: students and SBB trainees alike learn their trade in the ETH railway operations laboratory. Read more 

11.07.2014 | News | 8 Comments

Sarah Springman to become Rector of ETH Zurich

The ETH Board confirmed today that Sarah Springman, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, is to become the new Rector of ETH Zurich. Alongside Lino Guzzella, who will move from the office of Rector to the Presidency, Springman will help shape the future of ETH Zurich as part of the Executive Board from January 2015. Read more 

12.06.2014 | News

High capacity at the heart of the city

After a construction phase of some six years, the 9.6 kilometre cross-city link (Durchmesserlinie) and Löwenstrasse station will open tomorrow in Zurich. ETH News spoke to rail transport expert Ulrich Alois Weidmann, professor of transport systems at the Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, about the changes the new route will bring. Read more 

16.04.2014 | News

Training engaged in a balancing act

Do future civil engineers at ETH Zurich really learn what they will need in their working lives? And what will their training look like in future? A panel with representatives of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering and industry discussed these topics. Read more 

20.11.2013 | News

A land of tunnels

The Swiss are a nation of tunnel constructors. With its book Tunnelling Switzerland, the Swiss Tunnelling Society sets out a comprehensive record of Swiss tunnel construction described in more than 90 projects. Read more 

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