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.

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DiCtion Ontology Makes Data Flow within a Construction Project

DiCtion, a research and development project, seeks to boost productivity through the digitalisation of construction workflows. It introduces a shared ontology, the missing link that we need to make data flow smartly between processes and various systems.
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Four views of construction process Waste

Waste in construction comes in many forms and at every stage of the process. Four master’s theses from Aalto University used real-life process data to make the waste visible, measurable, and analyzable
Onnitteluruusut_kuva Teemu Ojala
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Call for applications: 2020 Fabian Ahvenainen Foundation grants

Grants for studies in bridge and structural engineering are now up for application – applications must be submitted 19 December 2019.
IWMA Young Talent Award
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The International Water Mist Association’s Young Talent Award 2019 to Topi Sikanen, D.Sc.

Sikanen was awarded for his doctoral thesis 'Simulation of Transport, Evaporation and Combustion of Liquids in large-scale Fire Incidents'.

Events

Lectures and seminars

Department of Civil Engineering Master's Thesis presentations 25th November 2019

Featuring presentations of master's thesis from the Master's Programme in Building Technology and Master's Programme in Geoengineering
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Geoengineering, Quoc Anh Tran, M.Sc. (Tech.)

Title of the doctoral dissertation is: Material Point method: algorithm development and application to landslide modelling

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. 

People working

Contact information

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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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