Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Education and research focused on sustainable buildings and infrastructure engineering

The New Svinesund Bridge between Sweden and Norway

We Put Science into Engineering

The Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering delivers engineering research and education focusing on buildings and infrastructure engineering.

The department is organised into the following divisions:

Building Materials
Building Service and Energy Systems
Building Technology
Concrete Structures
Fluid and Climate Technology
Highway Engineering Laboratory
Hydraulic Engineering
Soil- and Rock Mechanics
Structural Engineering and Bridges


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Biobased materials can mitigate the climate impact of the construction industry

In his PhD thesis, Diego Peñaloza has used Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and several "what if"-scenarios to understand the effects that increasing the use of biobased materials would have in the construction sector, more specifically concerning climate impact mitigation.

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