Center for Construction Engineering

Center for Construction Engineering

Performs R&D on new structures and materials, and creates safe, comfortable facilities

The Center for Construction Engineering helps to create safe, comfortable, and efficient facilities through research and development of technologies related to materials and structures, soil and foundations, interior and exterior, and fire prevention. Improving facility quality and improving construction job site productivity are our cornerstones for constructing buildings and civil engineering structures.

Improving Facility Quality

The center works to develop high-performance materials and construction methods that are highly reliable to ensure quality facilities that customers can use with assurance for many years. Such materials and methods include concrete that has few problems with cracking and is superior in appearance, new building structures that use wood, and the optimal foundation structure for complex soil conditions. The center also works to develop technologies for building renovation that take the structure, materials, and other factors into collective consideration in order to maintain and improve the function and effective use of existing facilities.

Shimizu Hy-wood (example of new structure that uses wood)
Shimizu Hy-wood
(example of new structure that uses wood)

Improving Construction Job Site Productivity

The increasing age of construction workers and labor shortages have recently become a problem in the construction industry. To solve such problems, the center is working to develop construction methods and materials that enable efficient construction with fewer workers to improve job site productivity. Such methods include hybrid steel-reinforced concrete and steel frame structures, and high-fluidity concrete.

Shimizu RCSS (Reinforced Concrete Column and Steel Beam Structure)
Shimizu RCSS
(Reinforced Concrete Column and Steel Beam Structure)
Shimizu RCST (Reinforced Concrete Steel Tube Structure)
Shimizu RCST
(Reinforced Concrete Steel Tube Structure)
Shimizu Hy-ECOS (Hybrid Economical & Ecological Structure)
Shimizu Hy-ECOS
(Hybrid Economical & Ecological Structure)

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