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

Method For Determining the Cross-Sectional Resistance of Transversely Corrugated Cold-Formed Steel Arches Under Compression

Abdullah AI-Maisari, Zhongcheng Ma, Jarmo Havula, Wei Lu, Jari Puttonen 2023 ce/papers

Measured and perceived indoor air quality in three low-energy wooden test buildings

Tuomas Alapieti, Camilla Vornanen-Winqvist, Raimo Mikkola, Heidi Salonen 2023 Wood Material Science and Engineering

On the importance and modeling of in-depth spectral radiation absorption in the pyrolysis of black PMMA

Farid Alinejad, Hadi Bordbar, Simo Hostikka 2023 Fire Safety Journal

Combined NDT methods to determine the variations in compressive strength throughout concrete structures

Fahim Al-Neshawy, Miguel Ferreira, Jari Puttonen 2023 Proceedings of the International Conference on Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete in Nuclear Applications - NDE NucCon 2023

Using non-destructive testing methods for locating the steel reinforcement in reinforced concrete structures

Fahim Al-Neshawy, Abobaker Ba Ragaa, Jari Puttonen 2023 Proceedings of the International Conference on Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete in Nuclear Applications - NDE NucCon 2023

Composition of Culturable Microorganisms in Dusts Collected from Sport Facilities in Finland during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Maria Andersson, Camilla Vornanen-Winqvist, Tuomas Koivisto, András Varga, Raimo Mikkola, László Kredics, Heidi Salonen 2023 Pathogens

Results of surface hot-in place recycling (remix) of modified and alternative asphalt mixtures in Finland. Part I: mixture scale

Daniel Castillo, Augusto Cannone Falchetto, Leena Korkiala-Tanttu 2023 INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PAVEMENT ENGINEERING

Black Bioinks from Superstructured Carbonized Lignin Particles

Bruno Dufau Mattos, Noora Jäntti, Sergei Khakalo, Ya Zhu, Arttu Miettinen, Joni Parkkonen, Alexey Khakalo, Orlando Rojas, Mariko Ago 2023 Advanced Functional Materials

20x4 TWIST

Serenay Elmas, Günther H. Filz, Athanasios Markou 2023
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Jarkko Niiranen

Jarkko Niiranen

Associate Professor
T214 Civil Engineering

Vincent Kuo

Postdoctoral Researcher

Wei Lu

Vanhempi yliopistonlehtori
Gengmu Ruan

Gengmu Ruan

Doctoral Researcher
T214 Civil Engineering
Serenay Elmas

Serenay Elmas

Doctoral Researcher
T214 Civil Engineering

Weiwei Lin

Associate Professor
T214 Civil Engineering

Youqi Zhang

Academy Postdoctoral Researcher

Rui Hao

Doctoral Researcher

Alo Mikola

Postdoctoral Researcher
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