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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.

Building 2030

The Building 2030 project envisions, researches and promotes a better future of construction.

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Latest publications

Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Designing an organizational system for economically sustainable demand-side management in district heating and cooling

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Cleaner Production
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

A combined analytical model for increasing the accuracy of heat emission predictions in rooms heated by radiators

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of Building Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Supplier Performance Evaluation in Construction Projects: Challenges and Possible Solutions

Publishing year: 2019 JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT: ASCE
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Embedded flame heat flux method for simulation of quasi-steady state vertical flame spread

Publishing year: 2019 Fire Safety Journal
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 Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Energy pile field simulation in large buildings : Validation of surface boundary assumptions

Publishing year: 2019 Energies
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

Air Distribution and Air Handling Unit Configuration Effects on Energy Performance in an Air-Heated Ice Rink Arena

Publishing year: 2019 Energies
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Revealing Change Dynamics in Hospital Construction Projects

Publishing year: 2019 Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction

Embodying circularity through usable relocatable modular buildings

Publishing year: 2019 Facilities
Department of Communications and Networking, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Automaatio- ja systeemitekniik, Department of Media, School services, CHEM, Metallurgy (MTG), Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics, Hele Savin Group, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School services, SCI, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School services, ENG, Department of Civil Engineering, Building Design and Construction, Computational Electronic Structure Theory, Department of Applied Physics, Department of Information and Service Management, Department of Accounting, Professorship Savioja L., Department of Forest Products Technology, Department of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis, Department of Architecture, Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Department of Design, School services, ELEC, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Polymer technology, Tietotekniikan laitos, School common, ELEC, Department of Management Studies, Harri Lipsanen Group, O.V.Lounasmaa-laboratorio, Professorship Lehtinen J., Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology, QTF, School Services, ARTS, Marine Technology, Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Bio-based Colloids and Materials, Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems, Kylmälaboratorio, Department of Art, Department of Finance, Aalto Digital Design Laboratory, New Energy Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Systems, Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Helsinki Insititute for Information Technology HIIT, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Elektroniikan laitos, Professorship Jung A., Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Tietojenkäsittelytieteen laito, Professorship Kaski S., Jaan Praks Group

Measurements of t t ¯ differential cross sections in proton-proton collisions at √s=13 TeV using events containing two leptons

Publishing year: 2019 Journal of High Energy Physics
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Zemenu Abebe

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant

Tito Adibaskoro

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Kaiser Ahmed

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Antti Aikala

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Alaa Al Barazi

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Tuomas Alapieti

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Emil Alhonnoro

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant

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
Günther H. Filz

Günther H. Filz

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Gerhard Fink

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor

Christopher Görsch

Department of Civil Engineering
Visiting Doctoral Candidate
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

Mustafa Khalid Masood

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
Jarek Kurnitski

Jarek Kurnitski

Department of Civil Engineering
Adjunct Professor
Rita Lavikka

Rita Lavikka

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Joonas Lehtovaara

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

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

Mohammad Naji Nassajfar

Department of Civil Engineering
Project Employee

Yishu Niu

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Abdollah Noorizadeh

Abdollah Noorizadeh

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Roosa Närhi

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant

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

Siyan Zhuang

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant