In the field of building physics various different studies and tests are performed related to the hygrothermal behaviour of construction materials, structures and buildings, as well as indoor air quality and energy efficiency. The public research projects are often conducted by the university and the emphasis is generally on basic research. Additionally, the building physics research group offers expert, product development and research services directly to companies when commissioned. Typically, the work done for companies includes investigations into the material properties of products or broader product development projects that aim to improve and develop the company’s products and systems.
Research projects can contain several different types of studies and tests that can be customized if necessary, for both public projects and private ones commissioned by companies. New test methods and equipment can be developed for research projects if needed.
Research services can be divided into four main categories: