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.
Concept Phase for New Hospital Unit for Psychiatry, Sørlandet hospital
There is a need for better facilities for today's psychiatric unit at Sørlandet hospital (SSHF) in Kristiansand, Norway. Today it is old and inconvenient in terms of quality and operation. SSHF has decided to implement a concept phase to examine the possibilities for development of a new psychiatric unit. There are day calls for adult psychiatry in Kristiansand and Arendal, and four additional community mental health centres (DPS). The study is funded by the health authority and implemented in accordance with the Competence network for hospital planning's supervisor for early planning. It is implemented parallel work on development of the whole health authority, as this concept phase will be included.
Concept Phase for New Office Wing at Nordland Hospital, Bodø, Norway
The need for office space in hospitals is increasing, and the modernisation project of Nordland Hospital has decided to implement a concept phase for the construction of an office wing for clinical office functions, in addition to its other development and reconstruction of the hospital. There is also a need to look at opportunities to use the building as a relief for the rest of the building project when it comes to building and running hospitals in the same place. The assessment carried out in accordance with the supervisor for the Competence Network for hospital planning.
Quality Assurance of the Building Process at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital is in need of renovation of their buildings, including a new wing. SINTEF has been involved in establishing the master plan for the hospital which is followed when a new wing will be built according to the available investment funds.