Joakim Jeppsson, Ph.D., is a visiting researcher at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and is hosted by the Egesta Lab. He is working on a research project regarding knowledge needs in the circular construction industry. The research is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (https://strategiska.se/en/).
Dr. Jeppsson is currently the head of research and development at Skanska Sweden, the largest business unit in the Skanska group. He holds a Ph.D. in structural engineering from Lund University in Sweden, and an M.Sc. in civil engineering from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Skanska is a world leader in construction and project development in select markets throughout the Nordic region, Europe, and the USA.
Circular solutions are likely a future necessity from an industry with a massive material flow, and mechanisms to fast identify the knowledge needed for more circular construction industry are of great importance for the sector’s sustainability transformation.
The question of needed knowledge has been one core aspect when choosing research and development projects over the last decade and has fostered a personal interest to learn more.