Hyundai Engineering and Construction Company and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will work together to develop and evaluate advanced building technologies and use simulation tools to better understand building performance. Representatives of the two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore mutual research opportunities in the experimental evaluation of building technologies and in computer simulation of building performance. As part of their activities with Berkeley Lab, Hyundai will partner with FLEXLAB, the building system test facility for energy-efficient building technologies, now under construction at Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division (EETD).
Ho-kyoo Jo, Director of Hyundai’s Research and Development Division/Building Works R&D Group, and Kim Dong Ku, senior research engineer in its Green City R&D Team met, on Tuesday, with Berkeley Lab’s Don DePaolo, Associate Lab Director for Energy & Environment, Mary Ann Piette, Head of the Building Technologies and Urban Studies Department, Philip Haves, Leader of the Simulation Research Group, and others to discuss common areas of interest. The Hyundai delegation viewed the FLEXLAB construction site and discussed startup activities with FLEXLAB Manager Cindy Regnier.
Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., is a South Korean-based general construction company. It provides civil engineering, architectural, industrial, and energy services and has an interest in R&D and developing green technologies.