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Green building blocks for built environment

9.11.2022 09:30

Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu

The SCEC-seminar is here again! The two-day hybrid seminar will cover topics such as life cycle of materials, steel and bio-based functional substances among other things. On-site attendees will also get to visit HAMK Tech's laboratories on Visamäki campus' premises.

On the first day of the seminar, November 8th, the program is in Finnish, focusing on development and research activities, financing, competence development and cooperation opportunities.

You can access the event page of the Finnish seminar day here.

On the second day of the seminar, November 9th, the program will be conducted in English, focusing on research activities. During the day, international partners will be giving presentations on their research activities and cooperation opportunities will be discussed.


9.11.2022 Program


9:30–9:40 Seminar opening, Jarmo Havula, HAMK Tech 

9:40–12:20 Theme: Selected blocks towards resource-wise built environment​
9:40–10:00 Biocolourants for built environment, Päivi Laaksonen, HAMK Tech ​
10:00–10:20 Functional polymers, Michael Nugent, TUS
10:20–10:40 NOVUM project (3D printed bio-based material), Kirsi Immonen, VTT
10:40–11:00 BIM-based life-cycle analysis, Karolyfi Kitti, SZE

11:00-11:10 Break

11:10–11:30 Large scale 3D printing with recycled thermoplastic, Johannes van der Steen, NHL Stenden
11:30–11:50 Energy efficiency in built environment, Kaisa Kontu, HAMK Tech
11:50-12:10 Intelligent thermal energy systems, Markus Preissinger, FHV
12:10–12:20 Q&A

12:20-13:20 Lunch at the canteen

13:20–16:00 Theme: Construction (steel, hybrid)​
13:20–13:40 Innovative hybrid structural solutions using cold-formed steel and
lightweight concrete / Safety enhancement and resilience of wildland-urban interface areas against fire, Helder Craveiro, Coimbra University
13:40–14:00 Design for deconstruction/disassembly, Michael O'Shea, TUS
14:00–14:20 Towards carbon neutral steel construction products, Jyrki Kesti, Ruukki Construction
14:20–14:40 Additive manufacturing for steel construction, Trayana Tankova, TU Delft
14:40–15:00 ​ Hybrid connections, Reinhart Ertl, Peikko Group

15:00-15:10 Break

15:10–15:40 Recent applied research on cold-formed steel at Leiria and novel design of cold-formed steel members against distortional buckling, Luis Prola & Pedro Gala, Leiria
15:40–16:00 Recent research activities in steel structures at Tampere University, Kristo Mela, TUNI 
16:00–16:10 Q&A

16:10–17:00 Visiting the research laboratories


Changes may be done to the program before the event. 

Note: At the same time, the RUN-EU General Assembly (GA) and the RUN-EU Students Week will be held at HAMK campuses. More information on either can be found here


The event is held at the Häme University of Applied Sciences’ Hämeenlinna University Centre. The presentations will be given in D-building’s classroom 214-215. If you can't physically come to the event, is also possible to follow the presentations remotely on Microsoft Teams. The remote participation link is given out upon registration.

The university centre map can be found here.


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9.11.2022 09:30


9.11.2022 17:00

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Hämeen ammattikorkeakoulu

Vankanlähde 9
13100 Hämeenlinna

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Anna Shemeikka