01. Sep 2020

We think we have the right answers, but we are often asking the wrong questions

What do you see? A personal reflection on implementing communications for development effectively

Three persons posing with two guys with masks
28. Apr 2020

The not-so-secret ingredient of ensuring equitable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene

The Programme Director of a multi-year, large scale capacity-building intervention reflects on the critical need for strengthening organisational capacity to sustain essential services and support institutional responses in times of crisis and beyond.

27. Apr 2020

Why ‘Targeting the Target Group’ is out!

Communication for Development or C4D - a brief look at a long history - and its relevance in times of COVID-19

health care worker working
31. Mar 2020

What are we missing in the financial response to COVID-19?

To avoid the perpetuation of gender and other types of inequality, there has never been a more important time to ensure public finance management systems take into consideration the needs of all citizens, in all their diversity.

berlin wall
30. Mar 2020

What do you see of C?

The power and effectiveness of infographics and information in times of corona

windmills in the ocean
18. Mar 2020

Power-to-X: From windy weather and air pollution to green fuels

Power-to-X makes it possible for us to fly on sustainable aviation fuel. And it is mentioned as the key technology that will make the green transition succeed.

Erik C. Wormslev
Erik C. Wormslev
Director - Innovation, Climate change, energy and
cannabis plants
27. Jan 2020

Drying process is crucial in medical cannabis production

The drying process is essential in the production of medical cannabis in order to ensure clean products that meet the requirements set out by the Danish Medicines Agency and other health authorities. NIRAS's ventilation and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) engineers are experts in designing cannabis production facilities.

landscape photo of a boat in water
25. Nov 2019

Climate crisis: we can capture, store and use CO2 with new applications of existing technologies

By using innovative solutions we can start to capture and collect CO2 before it reaches the atmosphere, so we can deal with it in a responsible manner. Especially technologies that aim to store CO2 in the underground geological structures will help reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere in the near future.

Employee smiling at his desk. Christian Wordenskjold Nørregaard (CWN)
05. Nov 2019

Virtual Brewery: Simulation can prevent problems and add value to brewing sector

Digital simulation programs in the food and beverage sector have improved immensely in recent years. NIRAS’ expert knowledge of how to combine these tools with process design can contribute to decrease construction costs, prevent bottlenecks and add overall value to breweries.

Christian Wordenskjold Nørregaard
Christian Wordenskjold Nørregaard
Specialist
construction structure for a building made in timber
15. May 2019

Global Goals are levers for making ambitious demands on buildings

Using a Danish industrial giant as a case study, NIRAS is in the process of developing a tool that can help make the UN Global Goals a reality in building projects. Experience shows that it is important to prioritize goals in order to achieve the greatest effect throughout the whole life cycle of a building project.

Lone Hedegaard Mortensen
Lone Hedegaard Mortensen
Civil Engineer, PhD
polar bear with its head in the ground
01. May 2019

What’s in it for me? Garnering public support for environmental efforts

An expert on climate change and natural resource management, Simon Mercer talks about the importance of awareness-raising events like Earth Day in harnessing positive momentum and co-opting local populations into conservation interventions

Simon Mercer
Simon Mercer
Senior Consultant
three men working in an industrial kitchen
25. Apr 2019

How factory design can increase food safety and profits

Recent food contamination incidents show that not all companies are aware of how building design can ensure quality and food safety of products throughout the production chain. The building design can contribute to greater efficiency, higher product quality, improved hygiene and increased profits, both when building new factories and restructuring existing plants.

black and white 3D illustration of pipes running through a facility
05. Apr 2019

Advanced virtual tools create value for customers

NIRAS apply a series of advanced digital tools to facilitate design of production plants expansions and process upgrades. The speed and accuracy of the tools create increased value for our customers.

Morten Aae Olander
Morten Aae Olander
Market Director
3D image of building
03. Apr 2019

NIRAS simulation tools save money and facilitate decision making

NIRAS’s simulation tools make it possible to create a complete virtual 3-D copy of existing or future design of factories or other production facilities. This virtual mirror makes planning and design faster, easier and cheaper.

Claus Fabricius
Claus Fabricius
Expertise Director
man working on a computer. sdg capture
02. Apr 2019

Sustainable Development Goals in Practice

NIRAS has developed project tools to address the challenges that most companies confront when implementing Sustainable Development Goals

Morten Aae Olander
Morten Aae Olander
Market Director
two people rushing through a hospital hallway
27. Feb 2019

Great potential for future optimization in Hospital Logistics

Hospital Logistics has largely been neglected for several years, and this could affect efficiency and costs in the health sector adversely. But with billions being invested in new hospitals there is a great potential for opportunities and future optimization within this field.

Claus Fabricius
Claus Fabricius
Expertise Director
Adults and children sitting on blanket on the ground
07. Nov 2018

One year post #Metoo … where are we now?

Just over one year ago, sexual harassment and assault burst onto the global stage as the #Metoo movement went viral around the world. Our technical Director of Gender Equality and Human Rights wonders what we’ve actually learned.

Catharina Schmitz
Catharina Schmitz
Sector Lead Gender Equality & Human Rights
Man working on a laptop
14. Jun 2018

On the threshold of Industry 4.0 – the intelligent industry of the future

When you are planning to build a new production plant, change your production or solve production challenges which you cannot directly “calculate yourself out of”, a simulation can test several scenarios and provide you with the best solution.

Claus Fabricius
Claus Fabricius
Expertise Director
Chalk factory outside of Løgtør, Denmark
27. Nov 2017

The climate is calling all companies: Remember the entire value chain

Companies must become much better at recognizing the climate impact of suppliers in other countries. Merely focusing on activities within the company’s borders is far from accurate - and only a few are taking the possible measures to create an overview of the entire value chain.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen
Expertise Director
Boat sailing in front of wind mills
14. Jul 2017

The green wave carries on

The private sector’s appetite for renewables is formidable. The green wave is becoming increasingly driven by corporate demand.

Tim Norman
Tim Norman
UK Country Director
Man standing next to a coffe bean plant
13. Jul 2017

Our cup of coffee (and more) is at risk

Only beaten by oil, coffee is the most commonly traded commodity worldwide. Coffee is big business produced by smallholders and threatened by climate change.

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Two tall pipes seen from below
04. Jul 2017

Softening is a challenging paradigm shift for Danish utility providers

There are no good standard solutions in the change, which several utility providers are about to make. We can look to an extent at foreign experience of water softening, but a holistic response is to be found in customised solutions for each particular waterworks.

Camilla Tang
Camilla Tang
Project Employee