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 and infrastructure Building materials
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.
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.
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.
CARBCOATPRO – Stimuli responsive layered double hydroxide/CARBon nanotube based COATings with multi-level corrosion PROtection
The CARBCOATPRO project aims at developing innovative multi-level protective "smart"coatings with enhanced "self-healing" active protection properties, to improve the long-term performance of metallic substrates.
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.