The meaning of building physics in construction is constantly growing. Most of the defects in buildings and structures are related to thermal and moisture performance. Building physics related to the thermal and humidity functions of buildings and structures is especially needed during the construction and repair planning phase.
In terms of thermal performance, the design tasks are related to the stability of structures and materials, energy efficiency and thermal comfort experienced by end users. In terms of humidity performance, the goal is to ensure the drying capacity of structures, limit the penetration of moisture into structures and improve the moisture comfort of the apartment.
The aim of all of the above is to create an environment in which users find humidity and heat conditions appropriate. Structures should not be strained and energy consumption must be low. Humidity and heat conditions are an essential part of indoor air quality, which can be improved with the right solutions.
We can help you with building physics simulations and measurements at the site and laboratory.
Life cycle assessments
Modern construction projects take sustainable development into account extensively and from different perspectives. The promotion of sustainable practices is based on life-cycle environmental impact assessments of buildings, using commonly agreed methods.
In assessing the ecological sustainability of buildings, attention is paid to the entire life cycle of the building. The assessment provides information on the consumption of natural resources and the environmental impacts during the building’s life cycle. Assessments during the engineering phase can be used to compare the environmental performance of different concepts and thus guide the design towards the objectives of the project.
Life cycle assessments can be used to draw attention to reducing the carbon footprint and negative environmental impacts of the built environment. In particular, the calculation of the carbon footprint of the life cycle will become an important steering tool soon, as building regulations will require reporting it in the near future.
We provide assistance in guiding and evaluating sustainably implemented construction projects. Lifecycle assessments based on the ISO 14040-standard series may be used as tools for assessments.
In addition, depending on the starting points and objectives of the project, guidance activities can also be promoted in accordance with the environmental classification systems of construction projects.
Buildings information modeling (BIM)
Building information modeling (BIM) refers to exporting a set of building processes and building lifecycle data to digital format. The idea of BIM is to compile all the data content in to the same model, which the project design and implementation chain can use up to maintenance phase. The large data content of BIM models enables different examinations, analyses and simulations. It therefore assists in the visualization of construction processes and in comparing alternatives.
BIM enables you to experiment and compare alternative solutions before you start the construction phase. During construction phase, the benefits of BIM models include improved scheduling, estimates and risk analyses, increased cooperation in processes and better data management during the building’s life cycle.
Through us, you can get VR demos of buildings and BIM models that can be used to make various simulations and analyses.
Environmentally friendly product design aims to reduce the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle. The aim of ecodesign is to integrate environmental aspects and lifecycle thinking during the product design phase. Energy and material efficiency, circular economy, sustainability and repairability are things that reduce the environmental impact of a product.
In the field of ecodesign, we can assess the ecological profile of the product and participate in testing related to the conformity of the product, especially related to testing in different ambient conditions.