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

Post-Fire Mechanical Properties of Steel S900

Zemenu Abebe, Saani Shakil, Wei Lu, Jari Puttonen 2021

University Ecosystem for Student Startups : A ‘Platform of Trust’ Perspective

Antti Ainamo, Ergo Pikas, Kari Mikkelä 2021 Educating Engineers for Future Industrial Revolutions - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning ICL2020

The effects of paints and moisture content on the indoor air emissions from pinewood (Pinus sylvestris) boards

Tuomas Alapieti, Emmanuelle Castagnoli, Laura Salo, Raimo Mikkola, Pertti Pasanen, Heidi Salonen 2021 Indoor Air

Effect of the roughness of steel fibre surface on its wettability and the cement paste close to fibre surface

Anna Antonova, Marika Eik, Ville Jokinen, Jari Puttonen 2021 Construction and Building Materials

Deconstructable connector for TCC floors using self-tapping screws

Mohammad Derikvand, Gerhard Fink 2021 Journal of Building Engineering

Cfritical studies in support of the ageing management of NPP concrete infrastructure (CONAGE)

Miguel Ferreira, Fahim Al-Neshawy, Edgar Bohner, Esko Sistonen, Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta 2021 SAFIR2022 - The Finnish Research Programme on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2019-2022

Additive Manufacturing in the Construction Industry: The Comparative Competitiveness of 3D Concrete Printing

Siavash Haghighat Khajavi, Müge Tetik, Ashish Mohite, Antti Peltokorpi, Minyang Li, Yiwei Weng, Jan Holmström 2021 APPLIED SCIENCES
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Simo Hostikka

Professori (Associate professor)

Wei Lu

Vanhempi yliopistonlehtori
Guenther Filz

Guenther Filz

Professori (Associate professor)
T214 Civil Engineering

Yuan Zheng

Doctoral candidate
Gengmu Ruan

Gengmu Ruan

Doctoral candidate
T214 Civil Engineering

Weiwei Lin

Associate professor
T214 Civil Engineering

Raimo Simson

Postdoctoral researcher

Rui Hao

Doctoral candidate
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