Department of Civil Engineering

Researcher at the 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.

News

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DiCtion Strives for a Digital Quality Footprint That Supports Learning in Construction

Finnish AEC firms started adopting systematic quality management in the mid-1990s. Still missing, though, is an overarching view of quality issues in a construction project. DiCtion is exploring the use of shared digital quality data for that purpose.
Mekatroniikan Sirkus 2019
Appointments Published:

Foundation for Finnish Inventions names new board chair

Juhani Talvela, Lic. Sc. (Tech.), has been appointed as the new chair of the Foundation for Finnish Inventions board. His predecessor continues as a member of the board.
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Research & Art Published:

DiCtion Uses Visual Data to Automate Construction Site Processes

Sensors and cameras on a digitalised construction site provide a huge amount of useful data. As a result, it’s becoming almost impossible to interpret that data manually. Aalto University is now looking for ways to automate the processing and use of construction data in the DiCtion research project.
Jukka-Suomi
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On the Way to a Digital Revolution in Construction

Trimble is one of the partners in the Aalto University-led research and development project DiCtion (Digitalizing Construction Workflows). Trimble’s Jukka Suomi shares his thoughts on how the project is contributing to the digital revolution in the industry and explains what the company is developing in DiCtion.

Events

Aalto University Learning Center by Tuomas Uusheimo
Lectures and seminars

Aalto Research Ethics

Course is designed for doctoral students and recommended for first or second year of study. This 2 ECTS course comprises of 46 hours of independent study and 8 hours of workshops with compulsory attendance.
Shaking up Tech
Exhibitions and fairs

Shaking up Tech 2020

Shaking up Tech event will be held this year on 8.10.2020!

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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Otaniemi research tunnel

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. 

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Contact information

Get in touch with the Department of Civil Engineering.

Department of Civil Engineering
Concrete investigation at the Department of Civil Engineering

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 and Jaakko Ahvenainen Foundation

The Fabian and Jaakko 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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