Research Area

Structural engineering

The main thrust of research in structural engineering involves the investigation of analysis, design and construction methods for buildings, bridges and other infrastructure. At the Department of Civil Engineering, areas of expertise include reinforced concrete  structures, fibre reinforced concrete, steel structures, oil and gas pipelines, wood structures, wind effects on structures, and seismic, blast and tsunami effects on structures.

students conducting structural engineering research

Other Research

The Department of Civil Engineering also conducts research in these additional fields.


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  • Federal Funding
  • Provincial Funding
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  • Other Opportunities

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