On 18 April Erik Kjær died. In March 2012 he celebrated his 40th anniversary at the Danish Technological Institute, Masonry and Building Components.

Born on 19 May 1947, he completed in 1972 his studies at The Engineering Academy of Denmark, graduating with a B.Sc. in structural engineering. He then began his professional career at the Danish Brick and Lime Laboratory, which was renamed DTI, Institute of Building Technology in 1991. At DTI Erik Kjær held several positions from Head of the Masonry Centre, through Head of Building Components to his last function as Chief Consultant.

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