School of Architecture and Built Environment

RESEARCH

Sweden’s bridges on the way towards the internet of things

Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm are rigging up the country’s bridges with multiple sensors that allow early detection of wear and tear. The real-time detection could extend the life of bridges with a decade.

NEW DOCTOR

Biobased materials can mitigate the climate impact of the construction industry

In his doctoral thesis, Diego Peñaloza has used system analysis tool Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and several "what if"-scenarios to understand the effects that increasing the use of biobased materials would have in the construction sector, more specifically concerning climate impact mitigation. He has also explored the effects on the whole Swedish building stock.

NEW DOCTOR

New tool to handle decision making dilemmas in construction and renovation

In her doctoral thesis, Milena Medineckiene presents a tool that combines multi-criteria decision making methods and building certification systems (LEED, BREEAM and the Swedish system Miljöbyggnad) in order to make weighted, sustainable decisions in complicated construction tasks.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017:

Architecture / Built Environment: 23
Civil & Structural Engineering: 41

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