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Department of Civil Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

The Department of Civil Engineering aims to build the structures of tomorrow through research, education and collaboration. The department is built around its strengths in system knowledge, computation, modelling and knowledge management.

The department conducts both basic scientific research as well as applied research, both of which are required for high-quality education at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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Research

At the Department of Civil Engineering, we use our expertise to create multidisciplinary, solution-oriented approaches and solutions in cooperation with domestic and international partners who represent a variety of fields.

Research at the department is backed by extensive facilities and focused on building design and construction as well as mineral-based materials and mechanics. The department cooperates with industry on a number of important topics, including construction management, concrete technology, indoor air quality science and technology and geoengineering.

Building design and construction

Building design and construction research aims to integrate the two fields, creating new, research-based knowledge to promote energy-efficient, safe, sustainable, healthy and comfortable buildings.

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Mineral-based materials and mechanics

Developing new industrial solutions and innovations needed in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of civil engineering applications reliant on mineral-based materials. The target is to ensure the strength, durability and sustainability of solids and structures in the built environment.

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Contact information

Get in touch with the Department of Civil Engineering.

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Collaboration and partners

The Department of Civil Engineering cooperates with industry in all of its central research areas.

Dipoli / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

Fabian Ahvenainen Foundation

The Fabian Ahvenainen Foundation awards grants and recognition awards annually to students, young researchers and fresh graduates in the fields of bridge engineering, structural engineering and building physics.

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019

The leading Nordic conference in wood construction comes to Finland in September 2019.

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News

Studies Published:

Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors course - apply now

The course is a unique opportunity to work with your hands and to build an exhibition in a group with many talents - including science.
Maastoharjoitus
Studies Published:

Getting familiar with ground properties in field exercises of Geoengineering

Building always requires knowledge about the ground. Geoengineering examines the characteristics of ground and its suitability for construction. Last spring, teachers of Geoengineering and cooperative companies offered students field exercises as part of courses in Geoengineering.
Fabian Ahvenainen Foundation invitation
Press releases Published:

Call for applications: 2019 Fabian Ahvenainen Foundation grants

Grants for studies in bridge and structural engineering are now up for application – applications must be submitted 12 December 2018.
Jukka Mäkelä
Cooperation, Honoured, Press releases Published:

Jukka Mäkelä named Alumnus of the Year 2018 by Aalto University School of Engineering

Espoo – Tapiola and Otaniemi in particular – has always been important to Mayor Jukka Mäkelä.

Events

Dissertations
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Lectures and seminars

Aalto University Civil Engineering Day

An opportunity to discuss about the Master Programmes in Building Technology and in Geoengineering, their present and future, and to meet the students and colleagues.
Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019 Flyer
Conferences and workshops

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019

The leading Nordic conference in wood construction comes to Finland in September 2019.

Where to find us

Rakentajanaukio 4

Rakentajanaukio 4, R Building
Open Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

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