Roadmap work

Objectives

Develop Materials
& Modules

Reaching beyond carbon in
materials and products.

Increase Positive
& Healthy Building

Transforming construction

Export Finnish
Expertise

Leveraging Finnish
expertise internationally

Grow
Knowledge

Strengthening circularity

Roadmap for Research and Innovation

Material

level

Now

1-5 years

Later:

by 2050

Next:

5-10 years

Novel Production Methods: Design and development of further novel manufacturing methods including developments of 3D printing materials on and off site that enable

low carbon material choices.

Recycled/ Alternative Materials: Utilizing recycled and alternative raw materials and developing hybrid materials that can be disassembled for recycling purposes and shifts to circularity.

‘Clean Air’ Materials: Development of material solutions that further actively clean air and improve indoor air quality.

Need in the building, while developing hybrid materials and ensuring compatibility with circularity.

 

Zero/Low-Carbon Materials: Design and develop zero and low-carbon building materials, or even carbon binding materials, including concrete and biobased materials. Finding optimal solutions for each. 

 

Value Chains for modular solutions: Identifying value chains, partnerships and material networks for modular solutions: ‘materials into modules’ with manufacturers and assisting in creating smart environmental product declarations (EPD) that are easily adaptable and responsive to innovations.

Module

level

Now:

1-5 years

Later:

by 2050

Next

5-10 years

Production for MIC Development of collaborative, prefabricated / hybrid products and solutions and new manufacturing techniques. Including novel manufacturing methods. Projects could include, glue-free assembled materials, dry assembled materials, bonded and adhered materials, and hybrid systems.

Digital Design Flow: Development of digital and

computational design-flow process for circularity

considering all stages of the life-cycle of a building

New Standard MIC: Development of standardized

Modular Integrated Construction (MIC) and increased

harmonized manufacturing process with companies

Automated factories: Development of
increased automatization in factories.

Flexibility Solutions: Development of concepts for spatial adaptability, flexibility, renovation and disassembly.

Recycle Hubs: Development of processes and design expertise for renovations, retrofitting of components and to co-create, and establish re-use and recycling hubs, that operate at material and module levels.

Building 

level

Now:

1-5 years

Later:

by 2050

Next:

5-10 years

Design Solutions for Cities: Development of solutions and guides for integrated design of cities to include recycling and circularity aspects and preparing for change (e.g. growth or shrinkage of the city, changing demographics, etc.).

Fair Reliable Indicator Tools Developing fair, reliable and comparable ways for evaluating varying carbon footprint options by providing indicator best practice frameworks with pre-calculated values with modular and standard integrated solutions.

Integration between LCA, LCC and BIM: Development of LCA & LCC integration with digital design tools including building information modelling (BIM). Development of LCA’s in carbon footprint and handprint requirements by 2025, and to push for setting limit values for buildings including raising awareness and adequate preparation time

Circularity Scenarios for Buildings: Developing circularity scalable scenarios for buildings and its components, new-built and renovated.

Living Labs: Development of collaborative testing facilities and related practices to verify different characteristics of different solutions in simulated or real contexts that can be part of a building or module that interacts with real users.