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Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. Concrete is a "natural" material with a long service life, low operating costs and great flexibility regarding strength, weight, form and colour.

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A modern society relies on concrete for use in buildings, bridges, docks, tunnels, reservoirs, marine structures, etc. SINTEF cooperates with public contracting builders and enterprises, in order to find new products and better solutions. We recently terminated the eight-year Concrete Innovation Centre (COIN), in close cooperation with NTNU and several industrial partners.

Our employees cover a wide range of expertise necessary to solve the challenges. This expertise can be summed up in five main areas:

• Materials development
• Structural analyses and testing
• Condition analyses and damage assessment
• Product documentation
• Curing technology and crack risk assessment