The Department of Steel and Timber Structures is oriented towards education and research of steel and timber structures for buildings, industry, transport, as well as road and railway bridges. Current research focuses on a wide range of composite structures, thin-walled structures, structural connections, and fire design. The research is also geared towards mechanical performance of wood and the development of framed houses, as well as towards glass and aluminium structures.
The department offers the mentioned subjects in the form of bachelor, master and doctoral courses. Furthermore, the Department cooperates on complex problems with building practice and standardisation.
The Department Laboratory is well equipped for both teaching and research in the field of steel and timber structure production, as far as material testing and experiments with structures are concerned. The Laboratory is certificated for mechanical tests of metals and welds.