Rebartek joins the MEERC research project

We’re happy to share that Rebartek has been invited to contribute in the research project MEERC.

The research project MEERC is based on the cooperation agreement between the government-owned construction company Nye Veier (NV) and the University of Agder. (UiA) The project has funding from the Research Council of Norway (NFR).  

Rebartek will be on the Expert Committee in MEERC, representing two fields: digitization and prefabrication.  

The main purpose of the MEERC project is to contribute to the Construction Engineering program at UiA being rooted in the latest research and “best industrial practice”. MEERC does this by researching projects that have been developed together with Nye Veier and the industry, to help ensure that NV fulfills their social mission statement, which is to “build good roads quickly and smartly”.

Rebartek CEO, Max Trommer sees the MEERC project as an excellent opportunity to network and looks forward to being a part of the important conversations in a rapidly developing construction industry.

Seven PhD candidates over three years

MEERC is an important research project established as one of several projects under Nye Veier’s deal with UiA. For the next three years, seven PhD candidates will be working on the project, and increasing the competence in both UiA, the construction business and at Nye veier.

Kjell Olav Johannessen (MEERC project member from UiA) says this about Rebartek’s participation in the project:

-The expert committee consists of people from different companies and organizations. By including Rebartek in the Expert committee, we are bringing on board innovation that rethinks how to solve rebar work in the future. Rebartek is developing provident and competitive processes for prefabrication of rebar for concrete elements.

Rebartek is looking forward to take part in the MEERC, and contributing our knowledge to this important project.

What it’s like to be an intern in Rebartek.

What our IT intern Emil has to say about his time so far in Rebartek

Text and photos by: Jona Runarsdottir.
Intership in engineering and IT in Norway. Sommerjobb i IT og mekatronikk
Emil working toghether with Serhii at our factory.

Emil Morønning Ruud started as an IT- intern at Rebartek in December of last year.  He has now been working with us for a few weeks, so I sat down with him to get his thoughts on the experience so far.

In order to get the word out to students, Rebartek runs ads on kompetansetorget, a platform that connects students at the University of agder and employers. But Emil found us the old fashioned way: -the jungle telegraph.

-I found you through one of your other interns, Nicolay, he says.

Tempted by the tech at Rebartek

When asked about his descision to work for us, he is quick to answer:

-What tempted me the most about working here, is all the tech that is integrated in the work you are doing; Machine vision, robotics and AI, amongst other things.

Intern IT engineer. Sommerjobb innen IT og mekatronikk. Dataingeniør jobb.

In our team, Emil contributes with his skills in programming.

-At the moment we are mainly using Python as our programming language, but we might need to expand on this front at some point.

Doing something that’s never been done

Emil says he finds the other members on the team very eager to help each other, and he explains why that is crucial in a startup like this one:

-We are doing something that hasn’t really been done before. So, understandably no one really has the exact expertize for the interdisciplinary development we’re doing. So we need to try things out all the time. But this also means that you’ve got a job where you are constantly gaining skills.

You don’t need to know it all to be an intern

Emil says he encourages students to apply for an internship at Rebartek, and points out a common apprehension students might have:

-People are often scared that they don’t have all the skills that are important in an intern position. But that really doesn’t apply here. We just need people that have some base-experience or skills in one or more of our fields, and then your job as an intern is to learn as you go.

Rebartek welcomes Emil, and we are looking forward to seeing him develop along with our team.

Interested in an internship? Go to the “let’s talk” button on this page, and get in contact with us! You can also find us on Linkedin and twitter.