The Built Environment

One of the major challenges within the field of social structure is to use material and building technology that produces minimal CO2 during production, usage and recycling.Buildings constructed in connection with the million-homes programme must be made more energy efficient and the piping installations in them are starting to age. Extensive renovation projects burden society. We have to find cost effective solutions, not least with respect to operation and maintenance, that minimise future environmental impact. SP creates new knowledge through participating in a range of research projects. We develop new testing technology, new measurement methods and coordinate with a large number of working partners.

Divisions within RISE

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden consists of nine technical departments and the SP Group includes the following companies: AstaZero, CBI, Glafo, JTI, SMP, SPPD and SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden A/S.Read more...

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The SP Group runs and cooperates with a series of research centres.Read more...

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Long-lasting paint owing to small particles

By adding silica particles in paint to increase the hardness of the paint's surface, it becomes more resistant to contamination and biological growth.Read more...

New recommendations for safer concrete

The adaptation of fire spalling resistant concrete provides safer buildings and reduces the need for fire testing. Read more...

Technical guideline for fire safety in timber buildings

It is now possible and permitted to build multi-storey buildings with timber in most European countries. Read more...

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Contact Persons

Kristina Mjörnell

Phone: +46 10 516 57 45

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail

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