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Research in Civil and Architectural Engineering

Research in the Section for Civil and Architectural Engineering is organised along a growing number of research areas.

Research in the Section for Civil and Architectural Engineering is organised along a growing number of research focus areas. Research also takes place across the focus areas, and with collaborators from outside the section in multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects. Research focus areas may develop into sub-groups under the umbrella of Civil and Architectural Engineering.


Computational Design and Digital Fabrication explores novel design processes and architectural solutions at the intersection of computer science, advanced manufacturing, and emergent material technologies.

Facade Design and Engineering examines aspects of performance of contemporary and future building envelopes, in order to drive the transition towards cost-optimal and sustainable buildings.

Structural Engineering investigates the load-carrying and deformation capacity of traditional and innovative concrete structures. Research in this area also includes assessment of structural safety of existing structures.

Urban Resilience addresses both causes and effects of climate change in cities, and focusses on urban resilient transition. This focus includes climate change mitigation and adaptation—and risk reduction of climatic, environmental, and man-made disaster.

Last Updated 02.03.2021