Birgitta Olofsson, hedersdr 2015
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Birgitta Olofsson, Honorary Doctor of Technology 2015

Published: 26 August 2015

Birgitta Olofsson is Executive vice President of Tyréns and responsible for strategic development in the construction sector. She became a civil engineer in 1982 at Luleå University of Technology and was among the first students graduated from the degree program in Civil Engineering.

Birgitta Olofsson, together with the research subjects Wood Building and Construction production played a significant role during the implementation of the research programme Lean Wood Engineering. She has also contributed to the research for improved structural criteria for sound insulation.

Together with research subject VA technology, she has been one of the driving industry representatives in planning and enabling of research programme ATTRACT. Along with her other efforts, these commitments has been of great importance for the development of attractive community building, one of the University's strong research and innovation areas. Birgitta Olofsson's position as a member of the Board of Railway Technology Centre is also vital for sustainable transport, another of the university's strong research and innovation areas.