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Smart Built Environment

ICT and digital technologies enable the smart management of the built environment in various phases of the lifecycle of buildings, helping save resources, enabling the reduction of the carbon footprint and bringing user orientation to the fore.

Smart built environment refers to our living environment, which consists of buildings as well transport, community technology and energy networks and is constructed in a sustainable manner, making use of digital technologies.

Sustainable construction means managing the lifecycle impacts of construction. It takes into account the goals and environmental effects of land use as well as the financial and social effects.

Research, development and innovation

The key competence of the Smart Built Environment competence group is knowledge of the conditions. Knowledge of the conditions includes construction work and measurement technology in the climate conditions of the Northern (even Arctic) area as well as controlled condition competences in a laboratory environment.

The activities take into account the special questions, health and environmental effects of property management. All the activities are based on active interaction between the various parties, aesthetics and the quality of construction.

The group is responsible for land surveying and civil engineering training at Lapland UAS. It carries out research, development and innovation work, maintains laboratory environments, conducts service business and training sales and organises special training.

Special competence areas

  • Integration of technology, business and design
  • Smart construction prototypes and simulations
  • ICT (cloud and data, equipment design, data collection) application in the built environment in a user-oriented manner
  • Low-carbon construction
  • Knowledge of the conditions (including condition testing)
  • Smart traffic maintenance
  • Smart building services
  • Sustainable construction
  • Modelling and 3D design of buildings and systems
  • Building system development and maintenance
  • Smart energy control
  • Management of knowledge of the conditions


LUC Strategy 2030

R&D Projects

You can filter our digitalisation promotion projects using our project information search.

See also: RDI in Lapland UAS

Expertise group

Introduction of the group is coming soon.

Partners and Networks

To be updated.



Kai Ryynänen
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Lapland University of Applied Sciences, Rovaniemi campus
Jokiväylä 11
96300 Rovaniemi