Daniel Pak, Chief Engineer RWTH, Dominik Pyschny Scientific assistant RWTH, John Lundholm PartAB, Pedro Andrande, PhD LTU and Miriam Arseniev, Software developer RWTH.

Intelligent building brings student housing

Published: 20 November 2013

To build the roof first, where one with the help of a special construction and ordinary jacks can raise flat modules in required number of floors, can provide fast and affordable student housing. Within the framework of the EU project FRAMEUP, researchers at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) in close cooperation with the company PartAB in Sangis developed a rational and economical way to build apartment buildings.

Housing modules are hoisted one by one
Housing modules are hoisted one by one

- In spring 2014, we expect to be able to build a new two-story house on campus at the university with this technique. One level a week is possible to mount meaning that the construction cost will be low and therefore the cost for the one to hire. This means that the solution is perfect for a studenthousing, says Milan Veljkovic professor at LTU who leads the project.

Interior of modular construction
Interior of modular construction

Recently the new way to mount an apartment was successfully tested in PartAB's old factory in Sangis. Pedro Andrade, a doctoral student from LTU has oversized the building and John Lundholm on PartAB who was construction manager has been in place. Graduate students from EU partner RWTH Aachen University in the German city of Aachen, which was responsible for the computer control of the equipment, were present at the test.

 

 

- At this test in Sangis we have shown that the research concept works. We will evaluate it and in the next step, we will implement it on site, says Milan Veljkovic.