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Jarkko Erikshammar, Luleå University of Technology 2022 Photo: Richard Renberg
Jarkko Erikshammar, Luleå University of Technology 2022 Photo: Richard Renberg View original picture , opens in new tab/window

"The important thing is to be curious and continue to develop throughout life"

Published: 16 March 2022

Meet Jarkko Erikshammar, teacher in industrialized and sustainable construction, at Luleå University of Technology.

I studied my undergraduate education in Luleå with an exchange year at Lakehead University in Canada. I started my doctoral studies in 2009 and at the same time found teaching and supervising incredibly stimulating. I have had the luxury of teaching subjects that I am passionate about; industrial and sustainable construction as well as construction logistics.

How can your students benefit from your research?

My research is based on how material handling and information sharing must be integrated in order for us to have safe and efficient construction processes both in terms of prefabricated but also on the construction site itself. The interesting thing is how we can capture process data, preferably automatically, on the construction site and then be able to plan and re-plan continuously. But then also visualize the plan there for the people working on the construction site, so that they can make the right decision without risking safety or quality. Rapid technology and process development is underway that enables new thought models. It is interesting to see how that development can shape and reshape the construction process as we know it today.

Do you have any tips for new students?

The important thing is to be curious and continue to develop throughout life. If you have the opportunity, do an internship! Then it will be easier to hang knowledge on what you have already seen.

Jarkko Erikshammar

Jarkko Erikshammar, Adjunct University Lecturer

Organisation: Construction Management and Building Technology , Industrialized and sustainable construction, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering