IBM - Building Process
This research group is responsible for teaching and research in management, organization, planning and management of building and construction projects; from early phase, design, implementation to operation and maintenance.
Our research areas are specifically aimed at construction and civil engineering projects.
Key areas are:
- concept development and concept processing in the early phase,
- choice of implementation models with special focus on interaction,
- cost estimation and management with special focus on cost-driven project implementation,
- scheduling and management,
- handling uncertainty in the project's life cycle,
- productivity in implementation with a focus on lean construction,
- digitization of the construction process,
- property development and management
- construction technical choices made through the process.
The research program Concept develops knowledge that ensures better concept selection, resource utilization and the effect of large government investments. The primary goal is to develop knowledge and competence about projects in the early phase from the first idea arises until the final financing of the implementation is adopted.
Our task is through research, education and dissemination to bring forward research-based knowledge and technological solutions within sports facilities and sports technology for the benefit of sports and society.
The main activity in Project Norway is to initiate research and establish arenas for knowledge and experience sharing between academia, agencies as clients and the business community as suppliers within project-oriented activities.
Involving the right expertise at the right time is of great importance for public investment. It provides better solutions, lower operating costs and a basis for efficient implementation.
NTNU is proud of the collaboration with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and we are researching to provide the knowledge needed to realize one of the greatest engineering achievements of our time, Ferry-free E39. NTNU will contribute to the research by using our best researchers and using our advanced laboratories.
The SI-FOOtWORK system will allow for the workers to focus on avoiding or reducing back pain. The uniqueness of the SI-FOOtWORK project lies in the combination of pressure monitoring in insoles, state-ot-the-art low power, long range, communication technology (i.e. NB-IoT) and minimalistic integrated innovative pressure sensor technology and an AI lifting engine, which opens up for a new application area for this type of insoles.
Researching, developing and piloting citizen participation in smart and sustainable urban development in the Nordic context.
+CityxChange (Positive City ExChange) is a smart city project, that has been granted funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme in the call for ‘Smart cities and communities.’
Municipalities are already facing completely different complexities within their societies. In order to keep up with this rapid pace of change, and to guarantee the well-functioning of their cities, municipalities must improve their approach on how to utilise their resources and engage with new technologies.
URban Sustainability in Action: Multi-disciplinary Approach through Jointly Organized Research schools.
URSA MAJOR (Urban Sustainability in Action: Multi-disciplinary Approach through Jointly Organized Research schools) – integrates research advances and education into a holistic socio-environmental programme for Smart Cities. The project targets future urban stakeholders promoting the Green Deal transformations. It focusses on the regions of amplified climate change where urban areas have urgent needs to improve their sustainability and resilience, and where the cost of maladaptation is intolerably high. The UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) is central here. URSA MAJOR seeks a holistic approach to urban nature-based solutions with strengthening access to digital communication and remote sensing. We provide training in web tools, extended reality, eLearning, FAIR data management, urban modelling, analysis and ethics of societal data. We strive to improve education of civil engineers, ecologists, urban architects, managers and administrators – all future stakeholders of sustainable and resilient cities. URSA MAJOR focuses on socio-environmental aspects, which are influential but still strongly underappreciated. URSA MAJOR enhances the qualifying project SERUS introducing a global perspective on the Smart Cities and push for digitalization. Our consortium is a constellation of complementary partners: NERSC and UiT deals with urban climate and environment; NTNU links to Smart Cities zero-emission goals and the supporting EU project +CityxChange; SINTEF contributes with digitalization and eLearning; Arctic Frontiers connects with Norwegian stakeholders; IMUK (Germany) provides urban modelling expertise; UiT provides expertise on integrated urban modeling system and end-user applications; NERCI (India) transfers knowledge to the developing world, contributes with remote sensing data analysis; GWU introduces the social science component; TyumGU introduces ecosystem components. High quality of research and education is assured by the University in Tromsø, the University in Bergen, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
CrAFt, Creating Actionable Futures: Making Climate-neutral cities inclusive, beautiful and sustainable.