Acoustics comprise sound- and vibration aspects in buildings and constructions. Our core expertise is sound insulation between rooms and units, sound regulation and room acoustics, vibrations and noise from technical installations and vibrations in constructions.
Building and infrastructure Building construction
SINTEF offers expertise along the entire value chain from primary production to product development and performance. As a result of its low weight, outstanding corrosion properties and excellent mechanical properties, aluminium is one of the most important construction materials in the world.
Building engineering comprises most technical aspects of building. This might be assembling work, air- and rain tightness solutions, choice of materials, etc. The subject is widely applied, and is close on the industry. The core expertise is solving problems with an overall perspective, where both theoretical and practical aspects are included.
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.
Building materials and constructions are supposed to have a very long service life under partly rough circumstances. It is essential that the durability of a product or a component is suitable, whereas reduced durability often may have serious consequences, such as e.g. air or water leakages.
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.
SINTEF has laboratories for testing of all sanitary products. We provide information for consumers, insurance companies, the building industry and the authorities. We work continuously to influence society to choose solutions that are not subject to water damage.
HINDCON is an EU-funded project, studying 3D-printing of concrete in the construction sector. SINTEF’s role in the project is to research how the new 3D-printing construction will affect the construction process, in terms of lean manufacturing but also how the new processes affect the construction workers.
LORCENIS – Long Lasting Reinforced Concrete for Energy Infrastructure under Severe Operating Conditions
The main goal of the LORCENIS project is to develop long lasting reinforced concrete for energy infrastructures under extreme operating conditions.
SAMBA - Smarter Assets Management with Big Data
The project has a large potential for improving the transmission system's asset management by optimizing decisions on maintenance and reinvestments using developments in information and communication technology (ICT) and existing business specific knowledge.
Norway to help Singapore with floating urban development project
With the backing of expertise from SINTEF, Singapore is aiming to develop huge floating structures capable of dealing with the city’s critical lack of space. Entire floating districts are among the city’s visions for the future.
Eco-cement from Norwegian clay
Blue clay from Norway is emerging as a climate-friendly alternative to cements used to make concrete – turning a waste material into a resource.