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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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Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019

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

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Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019 Flyer

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.

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Dipoli / kuvaaja: Tuomas Uusheimo

Contact information

Get in touch with the Department of Civil Engineering.

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People working

News

Studies Published on

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
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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
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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
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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

Solar energy
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of energy efficiency and system engineering, Hassam ur Rehman, M.Sc. (Eng)

Feasible utilization of solar thermal energy to meet the heat demand in the Nordic countries.
 Zero energy building emulator
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of building technology, Kaiser Ahmed, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Detailed domestic hot water profiles enable accurate simulation of low and zero energy buildings.
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Dissertations
Aalto EIT Services
Conferences and workshops

EIT RawMaterials Proposal Days in Stockholm - 15 Jan 2019

An opportunity to meet EIT RawMaterials staff face to face and discuss your project proposal.

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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