Virtually all buildings and structures contain metals, either as the main material or in structural elements, such as reinforcement in concrete. Here, metals have an important function as either loading-bearing or cosmetic components. Inappropriate materials, design or dimensioning errors and inadequate corrosion protection can have disastrous consequences in terms of both safety and economy.
RISE carries out failure analysis and research and development of metals for use in buildings and civil engineering projects. This includes structures, roads, bridges, tunnels, piping/pipe lines, climate control systems, harbours and more. Our focus areas are: