Department of the Built Environment

Steel Structures

Addressing education, design and research of steel structures
The Chair of Structural Design (Steel Structures) focuses on structural applications of steel in the built environment, especially in buildings, bridges and other civil engineering structures. The research carried out contributes to adequate structural application of steel. This research aims at the development of design rules and intends to make a significant contribution to the structural use of steel in building and civil engineering applications.

Advancing the design of steel structures through performing fundamental and applied scientific research enabling new design options in structural steel.

To integrate structural steel solutions in buildings, the chair co-operates with other building disciplines within the department, such as Architecture, Building Physics and Building Services.