Construction work on BuildinG
In December 2016, contruction work on BuildinG started at Zernike Campus Groningen. BuildinG is the knowledge and innovation centre for future proof building. In BuildinG, entrepreneurs, researchers and governmental bodies join hands to test and develop new products that can be utilised in Northern Netherlands and beyond. Earthquake resistant, healthy ageing proof en energy efficient: Building is ready for the future.
BuildinG is an open collaborative platform for innovative construction in Groningen, that was founded by TNO, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Bouwend Nederland (Dutch Construction and Infrastructure Federation), and Economic Board Groningen. Working in cooperation with the market, its mission is to develop better products for the residents and users of buildings in the area affected by earthquakes. This involves collecting – and building on – existing knowledge, while placing considerable emphasis on the validation and further development of innovation, both in terms of technology and processes.
The testing facilities, including a shake table to test resistance of structures to eathquakes, are estimated to be ready in the summer of 2017.