The Department has about 120 employees, half of them Ph.D students.

Besides an active research collaboration with many organizations in government, industry and research institutions both at home and abroad, the Department cooperates actively with our industry contacts to ensure degree programs high professional quality and good adaptation to the needs of Norwegian industry. Very important in this context is Business Ringen, a joint venture between the construction industry, NTNU and engineering students. The aim is to ensure more talented and highly motivated engineering students at NTNU, and thus greater competence and a more competitive building industry.


We are organized in four groups. We teach and research in all the mentioned areas:


The department has several laboratories that perform mission-based and self-funded projects at the department, SINTEF Byggforsk or joint projects. Furthermore, many student papers (contracting, diploma and PhD) are carried out in connection with our laboratories.


Research on all aspects of concrete. From material to structural level, including:

  • Concrete technology
  • Cement chemistry
  • Durability
  • Frost and ice abrasion
  • Fibre reinforced concrete
  • Modelling
  • Design of concrete structures
  • Existing structures
  • Standardization


  • Biomechanics







Structural Mechanics


  • Modelling of metals, polymers, glass and concrete
  • Development and implementation of material models for full scale structural analyses
  • Extensive laboratory facilities for testing of materials, components and structures