Research clusters

Structural Engineering

The Structural Engineering cluster performs experimental, numerical and analytical research on the mechanical behaviour and structural safety of load-bearing building components, connections and systems.


Building Materials

The Building Materials cluster focuses on the characterisation, optimisation and sustainability of materials used in the built environment, with a particular emphasis on concrete.


Fire Safety Science and Engineering

The primary objective of Fire Safety Science and Engineering is to develop scientifically sound knowledge in support of fire safety engineering (FSE), in order to mitigate the adverse effects of fires. The development of reliable numerical tools allows to understand (and sometimes uncover) complex fire dynamics features, fostering as such the development of science-driven design and firefighting strategies. This is also essential information to assess the impact of fires on structures and to develop improved designs of structures, covered in the field of structural fire engineering.