Division of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

The Division of Civil Engineering and Construction Management works with theoretical modelling and experimental characterisation of constructions, geotecnics, structures and construction and building materials.

About the Division of Civil Engineering and Construction Management

Our focus is on assessing safety and risk at multiple levels, from material and component scale to system level. In addition, the division works with the industry's user and working practices, framework terms and value, as well as develops theory and tools for robust decision-making to ensure both durable and economically optimized as well as climate-adapted and sustainable solutions.

Research groups in the division

  • Sustainable Structures, Materials and Construction

    Reduced material use, reuse of material and structural elements, new efficient concepts or extended lifetime of buildings and infrastructures.

  • Construction Management

    Time planning and scheduling, Productivity and lean management, Sustainability, circularity and waste management, Risk management, Worker safety

  • Construction Management and Innovation

    Circular Economy in Construction, Digitalisation and big data, Procurement and collaboration, Productivity development, Regulation and framework conditions​, Sustainable development, Users and technologies

  • Building Physics and Construction Technology

    Robustness of various climate-screening solutions, including whether the previous requirements for building parts and components are sufficient in the future regarding the expected effects of climate change.

  • Geotechnical Engineering

    Strength, deformation, and hydraulic aspects in relation to the design of resistant infrastructure, Development of new innovative foundation, Geotechnical issues, and more.

  • Risk, Resilience, Safety, and Sustainability of Systems Research Group

    Management and governance of systems in the context of the built environment, Reliability and risk-based design and integrity management of structures, Wind energy, infrastructure systems, wave energy facilities, public spaces


Vores laboratorier er af international standard og bruges til forskning, undervisning og konsulentopgaver. The experimental approach to the research is characteristic to a number of the engineering disciplines with which we work.
State-of-the-art measurement equipment
With our state-of-the-art measurement equipment, we can measure systems and phenomena under completely controlled conditions.
We offer companies help to study specific problems and to collaborate on research and innovation.
In our workshop, we can produce prototypes and measurement equipment ourselves for the laboratories and for field research.
Off-site research facilities
In addition to the laboratories at the department, we also have a number of off-site research facilities across the country that are also a part of our research and teaching.

Laboratories in the division

Concrete research

Measurement and study of basic properties of concrete constituent materials and fresh, hardening and hardened concrete.

Structural research

We test new building materials and study how construction elements behave under various loads, and use the results afterwards in the design of structures. We perform measurements by fatigue tests, fracture mechanics, static and dynamic loads and more.

Geotechnical engineering

Geotechnical classification experiments, consolidation and triaxial experiments, test setup with pressure tank for offshore measurements, experiments with bucket foundations and monopiles, geological classification.