Smarter constructions through innovation in glass and wood
Together we create sustainable growth, better housing and new business opportunities. Innovation is the guiding light for Smart Housing Småland, together with equality and sustainability. Our prioritized areas until 2020 are digitalization, building and housing.
RISE , Research Institutes of Sweden (before) SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is responsible for the innovation environment in collaboration with a great number of companies all over Småland, the three county administrative boards and provinces, RISE Glass (before Glafo – the Swedish Glass Research Institute), Träcentrum, Linnaeus University and Jönköping University.
Kulturparken Småland is looking to create a more homogenous environment and obtain better use of its premise areas. A glass walkway between Smålands Museum and the House of Emigrants would facilitate visitor flow between them and provide new exhibition areas, as well as creating a new “exhibition window” for passers-by, representing a significant enhancement of […] Read more
The construction sector is always looking to make efficiencies, and digitalisation has a lot to offer in this respect. Building information modelling (BIM), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are tools that people have been talking about for some time. The difference now is that we are seeing great advances in their development. These […] Read more
The aim of the project was to determine what considerations govern the implementation of vertical densification projects. From a building engineering perspective, older slab frameworks are easiest to work on, although the basic pre-requisites involved can scupper a project. Taking a broader approach based on wood can open up other routes to success with vertical […] Read more
The SHS preliminary study “Automated blowing of loose-fill mineral wool insulation instead of mineral wool slabs” tested a new efficient technique for the automated blowing of loose-fill mineral wool insulation into prefabricated floor elements containing building services. The technique works but further development is needed The use of loose-fill mineral wool in combination with a […] Read more
The preliminary study “FE model of a box unit – stress and stability analysis”* has produced an FE model for studying the deformation and rigidity of a typical box unit for multi-unit dwellings made of wood. (FE = Finite Element method – a numerical calculation method for solving partial differential equations) The model has been […] Read more