Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Structural Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was founded in 2002. The Department has a body of 12 senior academic staff members in the fields of: Structural Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering, Building Materials, Environment, Occupational Safety and Building Performance. The Department has about 440 undergraduate students and about 40 master's and doctoral students. Research topics in the department include: design of buildings for earthquakes and extreme events, structural dynamics and building control, computational mechanics and soil mechanics, protected structures against firing and explosion effects, structure-soil-liquid interaction, multi-scale analysis methods, construction project management, control of construction and infrastructure projects, analysis of assessment and management of earthquake risks and extreme events, construction safety, facilities management and maintenance. Prediction of service life of building components, construction methods, construction management, advanced building materials, building performance and sustainable construction (green building).


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