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Professor Kirsti Lonka: ”Spaces must be designed to hook students on learning”

Professor Kirsti Lonka: ”Spaces must be designed to hook students on learning”

– Rather than teaching facilities, we need inspiring learning environments. Likewise, we no longer talk about educational technology but about novel forms of socio-digital interaction. The space arrangements of schools and universities must get students hooked on learning. As part of the RYM Indoor Environment Program we conduct user-driven multidisciplinary research that produces world-class expertise… Continue Reading

By means of BIM radical improvements to productivity, quality and safety

By means of BIM radical improvements to productivity, quality and safety

The main objective of BIMCON work package was to develop a comprehensive product data management procedure for industrialized construction process that is based on usage of building information model (BIM) for common data management in the supply chains. The general aim was to encourage the construction branch to adopt rapidly ICT in construction supply networks.… Continue Reading

BIM based management of road networks improves efficiency

BIM based management of road networks improves efficiency

Using Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be divided in three procedures in road maintenance process. First procedure is similar to a typical BIM process when building new infrastructure.  Second one is maintenance sectors’ own model for to handle one maintenance site or even whole road network. The third procedure is to know, how to store… Continue Reading

Affluence challenges sustainable cities

Affluence challenges sustainable cities

Higher density is believed to lead to more efficient energy use and lower climate impact. Dense cities are thus often promoted as climate friendly and more sustainable than less urbanized areas. However, all consumption causes emissions, and taken the higher affluence in cities, the more urbanized areas actually cause the highest emissions. Research needs to… Continue Reading

ECTP Conference 17.-19.6.2014: Construction and Built Environment Future Horizons

ECTP Conference 17.-19.6.2014: Construction and Built Environment Future Horizons

European Construction Technology Platform (ECTB) is organizing its 6th Conference at Square Brussels Meeting Centre on 17-19 June 2014. The event is arranged in co-operation with ENCORD (European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development) and ENBRI (European Network of Building Research Institutes) and with the support of ECCREDI (European Council for Construction Research,… Continue Reading

“Marketing green buildings” has been selected outstanding paper 2013

“Marketing green buildings” has been selected outstanding paper 2013

Journal article ” Marketing green buildings – well-structured process or forgotten minor detail? Evidence from Finland” published in Property Management has been selected by the journal’s Editorial Team as the Outstanding Paper of 2013. Article is available at Emerald Literati network, which is one of the largest publication database in the world. The research was… Continue Reading

Strong showing of Indoor Environment Program at sector top event

Strong showing of Indoor Environment Program at sector top event

The Indoor Climate Seminar conducted by the Indoor Climate Association and Aalto University HVAC Research Group is the biggest construction sector training event in Finland. This year more than 1300 experts from the fields of construction, property management and health care attended. Several introductory speeches made reference to RYM and its Indoor Environment Program. Continue Reading