• Climate Adaptation in Maintenance Operation and Management of Buildings 

      Grynning, Steinar; Gradeci, Klodian; Gaarder, Jørn Emil; Time, Berit; Lohne, Jardar; Kvande, Tore (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      The aim of this paper is to analyze the basic criteria, trends, applications, and developments related to climate adaptation in building maintenance and operation management (MOM) practices in Norway. Investigations conducted ...
    • A Competency Model for the Selection and Performance Improvement of Project Managers in Collaborative Construction Projects: Behavioral Studies in Norway and Finland. 

      Moradi, Sina; Kähkönen, Kalle; Klakegg, Ole Jonny; Aaltonen, Kirsi (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Collaborative work practices are getting more common in construction projects. Consequently, new project delivery models have emerged and new practices have also entered the world of traditional delivery models. The resultant ...
    • Durability of ETICS with Rendering in Norway—Experimental and Field Investigations 

      Kvande, Tore; Bakken, Noralf; Bergheim, Einar; Thue, Jan Vincent (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) with Rendering are widely used in both rehabilitation and new building projects, even in areas with harsh climates such as the western regions of Norway. However, we ...
    • Experimental Study of Thermal Buoyancy in the Cavity of Ventilated Roofs 

      Bunkholt, Nora Schjøth; Säwén, Toivo; Stockhaus, Martina; Kvande, Tore; Gullbrekken, Lars; Wahlgren, Paula; Lohne, Jardar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Pitched wooden roofs are ventilated through an air cavity beneath the roofing in order to remove heat and moisture from the roof construction. The ventilation is driven by wind pressure and thermal buoyancy. This paper ...
    • Masonry’s Resistance to Driving Rain: Mortar Water Content and Impregnation 

      Slapø, Fredrik; Kvande, Tore; Bakken, Noralf; Haugen, Marit Kristin; Lohne, Jardar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Alongside well-researched themes such as water and moisture, the service life and function of masonry veneers are often compromised by precipitation combined with poor design considerations, execution, and selection of ...
    • Norwegian Pitched Roof Defects 

      Gullbrekken, Lars; Kvande, Tore; Jelle, Bjørn Petter; Time, Berit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      The building constructions investigated in this work are pitched wooden roofs with exterior vertical drainpipes and wooden load-bearing system. The aim of this research is to further investigate the building defects of ...
    • Performance of Blue-Green Roofs in Cold Climates: A Scoping Review 

      Andenæs, Erlend; Kvande, Tore; Muthanna, Tone Merete; Lohne, Jardar (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Green and blue-green roofs are emerging as an increasingly popular feature of rooftops, particularly in urban areas. Particular problematic conditions render their usage complex in the Nordic countries. In order to ensure ...
    • Perspectives on Quality Risk in the Building Process of Blue-Green Roofs in Norway 

      Andenæs, Erlend; Engebø, Atle; Time, Berit; Lohne, Jardar; Torp, Olav; Kvande, Tore (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      As climate change brings an increase in torrential rain events in Nordic climates, new technologies are developed to manage stormwater. Blue-green roofs are constructed as a means to reduce the runoff of stormwater from ...
    • The Impact of Insulation and HVAC Degradation on Overall Building Energy Performance: A Case Study 

      Eleftheriadis, Georgios; Hamdy, Mohamed (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Through monitoring of buildings, it can be proven that the performance of envelope elements and energy supply systems deteriorates with time. The results of this degradation are higher energy consumption and life cycle ...