SINTEF Building and Infrastructure

Technology for a better society

SINTEF is an independent, not-for-profit research institute. Technology for a better society is our vision. We deliver high-quality science and contribute to innovation, value creation and increased competitiveness within the private and public sectors. We offer a large, multidisciplinary and international research community and develop solutions to some of society’s grand challenges.

SINTEF Building and Infrastructure solve challenges linked to the entire building and construction process.

Tunnel and Underground Technology

– An important enabling technology

Within tunneling and underground work we develop new and improved solutions for construction and increased utilization. We assist in realizing and following-up of road and railway tunnels, mines and quarries, water power plants, oil- and gas storages, sports halls and other underground structures. Our expertise within rock mechanics, geotechnics, tunnel engineering and resource geology is applicable in the planning and execution of all kinds of constructions in and of rock.

Safe, sustainable and economical mining and tunneling solutions

SINTEFs goal is to contribute to safe, sustainable and cost efficient solutions for existing and new underground facilities and mining operations above or below ground. Based on our research projects portfolio we possess special competence within:

  • Rock stress measurements, numerical modelling and monitoring of stability
  • Water and frost protection, rock mass grouting and rock support with shotcrete
  • TBM – technology and drillability
  • Sustainable resource utilization
  • Field and laboratory analyses

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