Department of Civil Engineering

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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Building 2030

Latest publications

Experimental dataset for the macro-scale compression of Norway Spruce perpendicular to grain direction

Tito Adibaskoro, Wojciech Sołowski, Simo Hostikka 2022 Data in Brief

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Gengmu Ruan, Günther H. Filz, Gerhard Fink 2022

Application of Takt and Kanban to Modular Wind Turbine Construction

Jon Lerche, Peter Enevoldsen, Olli Seppänen 2022 JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT: ASCE

Graphic statics: projective funicular polygon

Athanasios Markou, Gengmu Ruan 2022 Structures

MILD combustion of hydrogen and air – An efficient modelling approach in CFD validated by experimental data

Markus Mayrhofer, Michael Koller, Peter Seemann, Hadi Bordbar, Rene Prieler, Christoph Hochenauer 2022 International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

A simplified tempo-spatial model to predict airborne pathogen release risk in enclosed spaces: An Eulerian-Lagrangian CFD approach

Parham A. Mirzaei, Mohammad Moshfeghi, Hamid Motamedi, Yahya Sheikhnejad, Hadi Bordbar 2022 Building and Environment

Experimental and theoretical analysis on extension flame length of buoyancy-induced fire plume beneath the curved ceiling

Rongliang Pan, Guoqing Zhu, Gang Xu, Xin Liu 2022 TUNNELLING AND UNDERGROUND SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Two-Dimensional Analysis on Ceiling Jet Temperature Characteristics in a Semicircular Tunnel

Rongliang Pan, Simo Hostikka, Guoqing Zhu, Gang Xu, Xin Liu 2022 Fire Technology
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Simo Hostikka

Professori (Associate professor)

Vincent Kuo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Wei Lu

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Guenther Filz

Guenther Filz

Professori (Associate professor)
T214 Civil Engineering

Yuan Zheng

Doctoral Candidate
Gengmu Ruan

Gengmu Ruan

Doctoral Candidate
T214 Civil Engineering

Serenay Elmas

Doctoral Candidate
T214 Civil Engineering

Weiwei Lin

Associate Professor
T214 Civil Engineering

Youqi Zhang

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher

Raimo Simson

Postdoctoral Researcher

Rui Hao

Doctoral Candidate
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