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Building design and construction

The mission of our building design and construction research is to integrate the two fields by creating new, research-based knowledge to promote energy-efficient, safe, sustainable, healthy and comfortable buildings, thus also supporting the transformation of the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
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Industrial research impact

The AEC sector (architecture, engineering and construction) has a key role in the economies of both developing and developed countries. Major advances in processes and products have been achieved through modularisation, industrialised and lean construction, internet of things, big data and the virtual design of products and works. Increased awareness of indoor air problems and fire safety has also placed an emphasis on the healthiness and safety of buildings for end users.

The design and construction industry must change to exploit new opportunities and respond to challenges. To support this transformation, our group works to integrate the fields of design and construction in our research. 

In building design, the basis of our work is formed by structural analysis, computational engineering and experimental methods, with an emphasis on connections to architecture.

Research into building performance is aimed at developing solutions for the design, construction and maintenance of energy-efficient, sustainable, healthy, and comfortable buildings.

In the research related to information and operations management in construction, enhancing modularity in construction is an objective when focusing on processes, organisations and technologies. To make the mission achievable in practice also the people aspect needs to be considered.

By proactively driving process change, the group will be able to define the skills required to achieve the transformation and develop the teaching of the department to educate game changers - next generation engineers who will implement the transformation.

Latest publications

Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Modeling of high damping rubber bearings under bidirectional shear loading

Publishing year: 2019 SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Computer Science

Modularising outpatient care delivery

Publishing year: 2018 HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
School services, ENG, Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

A comprehensive approach to evaluating the urgency of IAQ measures

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Trichoderma atroviride strains isolated from different buildings produced trichorzianine peptaibols toxic to mammalian cells

Publishing year: 2017
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Remaining load bearing behaviour of glued laminated timber beams - Potential in respect to robustness

Publishing year: 2014
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Kaiser Ahmed

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Antti Aikala

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Tuomas Alapieti

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Aino Andersson

Department of Civil Engineering
Visiting Scholar

Hadi Bordbar

Department of Civil Engineering
Staff Scientist
Emmanuelle Castagnoli

Emmanuelle Castagnoli

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Krishna Chauhan

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Steven Collins

Steven Collins

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Marika Eik

Marika Eik

Department of Civil Engineering
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
Guenther Filz

Guenther Filz

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Gerhard Fink

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Simo Hostikka

Simo Hostikka

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Joonas Jaaranen

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Rahul Kallada Janardhan

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Jarek Kurnitski

Jarek Kurnitski

Department of Civil Engineering
Adjunct Professor

Risto Kärkkäinen

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Rita Lavikka

Rita Lavikka

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Wei Lu

Department of Civil Engineering
Senior University Lecturer
Xiaoshu Lu-Tervola

Xiaoshu Lu-Tervola

Department of Civil Engineering
Senior Scientist

Athanasios Markou

Department of Civil Engineering
University Teacher

Raimo Mikkola

Department of Civil Engineering
Senior Scientist
Saeed Mirzaeifar

Saeed Mirzaeifar

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Masood Mustafa Khalid

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Yishu Niu

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Abdollah Noorizadeh

Abdollah Noorizadeh

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Deepak Paudel

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Antti Peltokorpi

Antti Peltokorpi

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Jari Puttonen

Jari Puttonen

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor

Ana Reinbold

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Aleksi Rinta-Paavola

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Heidi Salonen

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor

Olli Seppänen

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor of Practice
Saani Shakil

Saani Shakil

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Vishal Singh

Vishal Singh

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Esko Sistonen

Esko Sistonen

Department of Civil Engineering
University Lecturer

Mehdi Taebnia

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Müge Tetik

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Petteri Uusitalo

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Camilla Vornanen-Winqvist

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Jianyu Zhao

Jianyu Zhao

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Yuan Zheng

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate