The research comprises design and operation of buildings concerning load-bearing structures, building physics, architecture, and safety with respect to fire and terror, and the process of design and methods for that for example digital building models. A special attention is given to the development of building design methods for the early phases of the design process, where the most important decisions are made. The research is conducted in five main areas of research:

All areas of research seek to implement their solutions in practise through dissemination and co-operation with architects, consultants, contractors, and factories, and in specific cases, a basis for acceptance is established for the authorities. This means that research, innovation, dissemination, and public sector consultancy constitutes an obvious flow of the sections work. 


Jan Karlshøj
Head of section, Associate Professor
DTU Civil Engineering
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