Innovation award for Skanska professor

5/21/2014 1:46 PM CET

Did you know that ultrasound is a technology that brings together healthcare, the food industry and the construction industry? This fact is known to one of Skanska's seven professors, Ulf Håkansson, who has headed a cross-disciplinary project that, among other benefits, offers completely new possibilities for rock injection.

Ulf recently received the prestigious award at a formal ceremony at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) in Stockholm. He says that the new technology provides considerably better conditions for rock injection, an area in which Skanska has long experience of both successful and less successful projects.

"The new method can be used in the field and provides considerably better possibilities for sealing fissures in the rock to prevent water penetration," says Ulf, whose day job is at Skanska AB where he is a member of Skanska's Risk Team, among other roles.

Ulf's project won in competition with some 100 research-projects. "I am very proud that we have the best engineers," says Kyösti Tutti, head of research and innovation at Skanska.

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Read more about the research project and new possibilities for rock injection below.