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

Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Stewart-Gough Platforms : the potential of 6-DOF parallel mechanisms in architecture and engineering

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Sustainable design concepts for short span, timber-only structures

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Finnish Fins: a novel approach to short-span, timber-only bridges by the use of stiffening fins

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Airport City Belgrade Membrane Structure : design, production and installation process

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Communications and Networking

Real-time resource tracking for analyzing value-adding time in construction

Publishing year: 2019 Automation in Construction
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

Pedestrian dynamics in a heterogeneous bidirectional flow : Overtaking behaviour and lane formation

Publishing year: 2019 Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Making-of Pringle : hybrid structure from equitangential, bending active, wooden frame and minimal surface robe-net

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Soft Spaces : Hybrid systems from structural membranes/cable-nets and conventional building technologies

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture

Zero Gravity

Publishing year: 2019
Building Design and Construction, Department of Civil Engineering

Velocity gradients of concrete mass reconstructed based on measured fibre orientations in hardened concrete

Publishing year: 2019 Composite Structures
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research group members

Kaiser Ahmed

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Aino Andersson

Department of Civil Engineering
Visiting Scholar
Antti Peltokorpi

Antti Peltokorpi

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Emmanuelle Castagnoli

Emmanuelle Castagnoli

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Camilla Vornanen-Winqvist

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Simo Hostikka

Simo Hostikka

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)
Jarek Kurnitski

Jarek Kurnitski

Department of Civil Engineering
Adjunct Professor

Wei Lu

Department of Civil Engineering
Senior University Lecturer
Marika Eik

Marika Eik

Department of Civil Engineering
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher

Raimo Mikkola

Department of Civil Engineering
Senior Scientist
Saeed Mirzaeifar

Saeed Mirzaeifar

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Mehdi Taebnia

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Abdollah Noorizadeh

Abdollah Noorizadeh

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Jari Puttonen

Jari Puttonen

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor
Rita Lavikka

Rita Lavikka

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Heidi Salonen

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor

Olli Seppänen

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor of Practice
Vishal Singh

Vishal Singh

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Esko Sistonen

Esko Sistonen

Department of Civil Engineering
University Lecturer
Xiaoshu Lu-Tervola

Xiaoshu Lu-Tervola

Department of Civil Engineering
Senior Scientist

Yishu Niu

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Gerhard Fink

Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Saani Shakil

Saani Shakil

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Steven Collins

Steven Collins

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Deepak Paudel

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Rahul Kallada Janardhan

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Joonas Jaaranen

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Aleksi Rinta-Paavola

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Tuomas Alapieti

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Müge Tetik

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Petteri Uusitalo

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate
Jianyu Zhao

Jianyu Zhao

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Zemenu Abebe

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant
Günther H. Filz

Günther H. Filz

Department of Civil Engineering
Professor (Associate Professor)

Alaa Al Barazi

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Mustafa Khalid Masood

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher

Krishna Chauhan

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Hadi Bordbar

Department of Civil Engineering
Staff Scientist

Risto Kärkkäinen

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Tito Adibaskoro

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Athanasios Markou

Department of Civil Engineering
University Teacher

Joonas Lehtovaara

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Yuan Zheng

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Antti Aikala

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Gengmu Ruan

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant

Ana Reinbold

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Serenay Elmas

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Christopher Görsch

Department of Civil Engineering
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Mohammad Naji Nassajfar

Department of Civil Engineering
Project Employee

Vijayalaxmi Sahadevan

Department of Civil Engineering
Visiting Doctoral Candidate

Farid Alinejad Almachovan

Department of Civil Engineering
Research Assistant

Hosein Sadeghi

Department of Civil Engineering
Doctoral Candidate

Mohammad Derikvand

Department of Civil Engineering
Postdoctoral Researcher
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