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SINTEF Building and Infrastructure solves challenges linked to the entire construction process. The institute offers specialist expertise in technical fields ranging from architecture and construction physics to the management, operation and the maintenance of buildings, water supply, and other forms of infrastructure.

Building Physics

The activity og SINTEF Building and Infrastructure within building physics comprise moisture and heat transmission, pressure ratio, air and rain resistance in materials and constructions, as well as energy use in buildings. Our core expertise is practical building physics, by transferring new knowledge and research findings into solutions for the building industry.

Research Manager
454 28 981
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Building Ventilation

Energy efficiency and increased heating comfort has resulted in modern buildings being more airtight than previous building constructions. Tight buildings have reduced the uncontrolled ventilation, without this being sufficiently compensated through controlled ventilation. Both in existing and future buildings, it is therefore important to install ventilation plants that are satisfactory with regard to air flow rate, reliability, comfort, energy efficiency and usability.

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EPD - Environmental Product Declaration

An EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a short document that sums up the environmental strain of a product. EPDs are based on life cycle assessments of environmental data from the withdrawal of raw materials, production, application phase and disposal. EPDs are becoming increasingly important for building materials in the Norwegian market.

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Heating Installations in Buildings

Installations for waterborne heating has been common in both commercial buildings and residences for many years. Such installations provide flexibility in the choice of energy source. Because of constantly stricter regulations regarding energy efficiency, modern buildings require less and less energy supply in the form of heat. One of the challenges in the future is effective operation of heating installations with low temperatures and small quantities of water.

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Planning and Building Legislation

The purpose of the planning and building legislation is to promote sustainable development in favor of individuals, the society and future generations. Together with the associated regulations and guidance, the Planning and Building Act is one of the most important framing factors for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). The provisions of the legislation are implemented through governmental, regional and municipal planning and building administration, and put into practice by the professional actors in the building process.

Senior Scientist
971 83 297
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Anders Fylling

Research Director
Name
Anders Fylling
Title
Research Director
Phone
932 07 932
Department
Architectural Engineering
Office
Oslo
Company
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Berit Laanke

Research Director
Name
Berit Laanke
Title
Research Director
Phone
928 08 312
Department
Infrastructure
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Jonas Holme

Research Director
Name
Jonas Holme
Title
Research Director
Phone
915 21 367
Department
Architecture, Materials and Structures
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Veslemøy Nestvold

Marketing and Communication Director
Name
Veslemøy Nestvold
Title
Marketing and Communication Director
Phone
922 50 493
Department
Science Communication
Office
Oslo
Company
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Jan Olav Hjermann

Research Director
Name
Jan Olav Hjermann
Title
Research Director
Phone
911 72 325
Department
Certification
Office
Oslo
Company
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Terje Jacobsen

Vice President, Research
Name
Terje Jacobsen
Title
Vice President, Research
Phone
416 64 331
Department
Architecture, Materials and Structures
Office
Trondheim
Company
SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

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