Civil Engineering is concerned with all aspects of the urban habitat and the interactions that exist between the built, natural and human environments. Our research creates the knowledge that drives the construction sector, an industry that accounts for 11 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product. It is responsible for a built infrastructure that is worth more than $5 trillion a year in Canada alone. An industry of this size and importance has immense potential to fund research and to benefit from its results.

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Our Research and Teaching Areas

Structural Engineering Icon Structural Engineering

  • Assessment & Rehabilitation
  • Bridge Design
  • Concrete Structures
  • Resilience of Critical Infrastructure
  • Steel Structures
  • Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering

Transportation Engineering and Planning Icon Transportation Engineering + Planning

  • Freight Transportation
  • Integrated Land Use & Transport Modelling
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Public Transportation Operations & Planning

Environmental Engineering Icon Environmental Engineering

Building Icon Building Engineering

Geomechanics and Mining Icon Mining + Geomechanics

Affiliated Centres and Institutes


Our Research Facilities

  • Innovation Centre for the Canadian Mining Industry
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Lab
  • Structural Testing Facility
  • Rock Fracture Dynamics Facility