Integration between Sustainable Construction Processes

The project contributes to fulfilling: Promoting sustainable economic growth

Sub programme: Öresund

Lead Partner: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Partners: Lund University (LTH), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KA) and Danish Building Research Institute (SBi)

Project Period: 17 September 2009 to 16 September 2012

Total Budget: 1 735 032 EUR

EU Grant: 867 516 EUR

Project Coordinator: Jan Karlshöj, DTU


Phone: +45 45 25 17 11


The purpose of the project is to enhance the market and cooperation in the construction sector across the Øresund Region. Every year more the 80 billion SEK are invested in new buildings and construction in the Øresund region.

There are many similarities between the Danish and Swedish construction sector and many actors are working on both sides of the Øresund. Despite this fact it is not possible for the sector to benefit from the Øresund Region as one market. This is due to differences in traditions, structures and differences in between the national codes. Today this means that there is not a common market in this sector why regional initiativ is needed to open up this.

There is an immediate need for a regional network and for common “interpreters” of the national systems if actors in the construction sector should be able to work together and be able to work across the Øresund.

The project focuses on removing obstacles and uncertainties which limit the possibilities of both public and private actors. This will be done by:

  • Creating network for discussions
  • Creating regional understanding, and strive for transformation, of national manuals
  • Influencing the harmonisation of national codes

The activities will be related to topics that are recognised as being of relevance in creating a coherent market in the Øresund Region. The project revolves around the topics Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Classification. 8 pilot cases around this will be done.

A strong network that involves both public and private actors needs to be established. And the networks need to discuss and find the necessary solutions. To do this communicative activities are necessary as well as a high knowledge and a broad composition of competences.

Partners are all from institutes and institutions that have the above mentioned competences. The partners are from: Lund University (LTH), Technical University of Denmark (DTU), The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KA) and Danish Building Research Institute (SBi).

Project Coordinator

Jan Karlshöj, DTU

+45 45 25 17 11