Architecture and area development is an interplay between people, surroundings, and technology. We aim to create robust, inclusive, and sustainable buildings and areas of good quality.
Building and construction
Research areas within building and construction
SINTEF conducts research, project investigation, consultancy and third-party control of most types of constructions. We see constructions and physical infrastructure in a life cycle perspective.
We develop new, sustainable building materials in collaboration with the construction industry.
A good building process is a criterion for a successful, high-quality building and satisfied users.
A circular economy aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.
The Norwegian climate has always set the premises for the design of buildings. In addition, global warming is now increasing the vulnerability of the built environment, and building structures and infrastructure in parts of the country must withstand...
SINTEF has the professional capacity and expertise needed to solve any task concerning concrete, from small assignments to large R&D projects.
The construction industry is going through a major transformation to become more efficient and climate- and environmentally friendly. We must take better care of the infrastructure and resources we have, while there is also a need for development and...
In 2030, green mobility will be one of the most important business areas in the world.
New solutions are needed for buildings and areas to achieve a zero-emission society. We develop solutions for building, operating, and using buildings and areas in collaboration with industry and public actors. The goal is to use just the right...
SINTEF collaborates with the construction industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to construction activities and develop zero-emission solutions and new technologies.
Buildings account for forty percent of the total energy consumption in Norway. In order to solve the electricity crisis and reach the climate targets, we must improve energy efficiency.
We develop fireproof solutions for buildings and infrastructure. In addition, we conduct research on health risks of those who extinguish fires.
We conduct research, consulting, laboratory and field investigations, numerical analyzes as well as risk and vulnerability analyzes within:
The world needs better water infrastructure and new solutions for safe and sustainable management, treatment, and water distribution.