What do STARs have to do with building research?

The acronym STAR is an derived from the Finnish words Systematisoitu talonrakennus. An accurate translation would be Systemised building construction but we preferred to use the English name Systems engineering in construction.

Half-jokingly we first used the acronym STARA which means an old man in the local street language. Our top management changed it to STAR.

Once STAR was selected we browsed though the astronomy pages of WWW and found the names COSMOS, COMET, CRUX and PICTOR which we somehow managed to map with describing names of our four projects.

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Updated 1.7.1995 by Matti Hannus , Matti.Hannus@vtt.fi , Computer Integrated Construction research team, VTT Building Technology