The Trentino research system in Russia for the construction industry of the future

11/06/2019 FBK is part of the IsolMAX project that will build and monitor for five years a building designed to withstand extreme weather conditions in Siberia

Testing and monitoring innovative extreme conditions housing solutions to develop guidelines for building the home of the future. It is the goal of IsolMAX, a research project promoted by the Trentino Research System and supported by the Department of Economic Development, Research and Work of the Autonomous Province of Trento, in which FBK and the University of Trento participate together with Cogi srl (Calliano, TN) and at the Altai State Technical University of Barnaul, Russia.

IsolMAX is expected to build an 80 sqm laboratory-building in Barnaul, south-western Siberia, designed according to the steelMAX construction model, a system patented by Cogi that enables the “dry” construction of residential buildings, with metal supporting frames, which cut down construction time, cost and complexity compared to traditional building systems.

With the ribbon cutting in September 2019, the house built with Cogi’s steelMAX® dry construction system, is ready to welcome the tenants who will live there for the five years of experimentation, and to supply the sensors developed by FBK with information that researchers will have to analyze and translate into design guidelines to build the house of the future: from the correct choice and installation of more efficient materials and construction elements, to the best technical and design solutions to ensure high energy saving performance, up to the living comfort and to the durability of the building structure even in extreme weather conditions.