W&T9: Science and Technology of Constructions and the Built Environment

The scope of Expertpanel W&T9 is building in the broadest sense of the term, that is the creation of the human environment; all aspects of the built environment and human interaction with it, every phase of its production process from design to realization and subsequent transformation, and all scale levels from building material and building element to the landscape, are considered to be relevant. The finality of this research is generating fundamental and innovative knowledge with long-term practical applications.

  • Structural engineering
  • Non-destructive research, security and diagnosis
  • Soil mechanics
  • Civil constructions
  • Construction design and technology (incl. steel, glass, concrete, wood, plastics)
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Hydraulics and water resources management
  • Building physics, including thermal and fluid engineering
  • Operations and systems management and logistics
  • Architecture and architectural sciences
  • Spatial design research and theory (incl. landscape planning)
  • Urban design; urbanism
  • Environment and sustainability; sustainable development
  • Human, social and economic geography
  • Spatial planning (regional, urban)
  • Mobility and transportation
  • Built heritage; conservation and sustainability
  • Built environment





De Belie Nele

Universiteit Gent



Van Hemelrijck Danny

Vrije Universiteit Brussel



Audenaert Amaryllis

Universiteit Antwerpen

Blocken Bert

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (NL)

Caetano Elsa

Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto

Dijst Martin

Universiteit Utrecht (NL)

Heynen Hildegarde

KU Leuven

Janssens Davy

Universiteit Hasselt

Lacidogna Giuseppe

Politecnico di Torino

Lopes Sergio

University of Coïmbra (PT)

Robinson Darren

University of Sheffield (GB)

Roels Gustaaf

KU Leuven

Sowinska-Heim Julia

University of Lodz (PL)

Tosi Maria Chiara

University IUAV of Venice (IT)

Triantafillou Thanasis

University of Patras (GR)

Verhoest Niko

Universiteit Gent