Design and optimisation of new (active and passive) systems by simulation. For example, use of air in a ventilated cavity or an evaporative cooling system in façades. In addition, the contribution to energy efficiency of construction elements is simulated and evaluated.
Development of prototypes and systems, monitoring and assessment of operation under real exposure conditions, both on a scale level and in real buildings.
The design of new construction systems enables ceramics to be incorporated as an extremely versatile, at times irreplaceable, material when it comes to meeting architectural design specifications. The possibility of integrating sensors with different actuators opens up a huge field on enabling these systems to interact with the individual or the environment.
Only when a ceramic item has been installed in its definitive service location does it perform its function. The assembled ceramic items are therefore just as important as their fitness for intended use. The definition of the functional and regulatory requirements, the selection of the material, surface design, or size, and the validation of performance features are essential stages in the incorporation of ceramics into architecture design projects.