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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News

Mika Jalava – The water we eat
Aalto Magazine, Research & Art Published:

The water we eat

Food production accounts for up to 70% of the global consumption of fresh water, the substance that is so essential to life. We need to change our diets to keep the Earth’s water from running out as its population increases rapidly.
Olli Varis nimitetty Aalto-professoriksi
Appointments Published:

Olli Varis appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor

Professor Olli Varis of the Department of Built Environment, School of Engineering, has been appointed Aalto Distinguished Professor. The title is awarded to professors of exceptional academic merit.
Teknologiapäällikkö Panu Sainio
Appointments Published:

Panu Sainio appointed School of Engineering technology manager

Sainio's responsibilities include the development of the school's Technical Support Services and the Aalto Works block in association with the future users of the block as well as Aalto Campus & Real Estate (ACRE).
Construction site.
Research & Art Published:

Solving the construction productivity puzzle with digital situation awareness

Aalto University researchers believe they have found the reason to why digitalisation hasn't produced the expected boost in productivity.

Events

Forum Wood Building Nordic flyer
Conferences and workshops

Forum Wood Building Nordic 2019

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

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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Studies

Our research holds a prominent position in the education we offer. Learn more about studying at the Department of Civil Engineering through the programmes below. 

People working

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.

Department of Civil Engineering
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.

Department of Civil Engineering

Where to find us

Rakentajanaukio 4

Rakentajanaukio 4, R Building
Address: Rakentajanaukio 4
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

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