IBM - Building Technology
The Building Technology group is responsible for research and teaching within the design of sustainable and functional buildings, with special focus on material use and the building envelope. Building technology includes the engineering fields of building physics / energy use, fire engineering and acoustics. In addition, the disciplines of climate adaptation, building materials, circular economy and environmental system analysis are central to the research group.
Consulting in building physics is about heat, air and moisture transport, energy use, climate loads and material use related to the building envelope - in addition to the purely load-bearing aspects. Consultants in fire technology work to provide our buildings and facilities with sufficient fire resistance and safety for people and property. Acoustics consultants design solutions that ensure good sound insulation and good acoustic conditions in our buildings, as well as handling noise and vibrations.
A lot of the research the group is involved in is related to the low-emission buildings of the future and advanced facades and roofs. The use of building-integrated solar cells and nano-materials are examples of such topics. Other examples are buildings with low energy consumption and low greenhouse gas emissions, as well as adaptation to future climate change with more extreme weather.