The centres of the department coordinate research and utilization.
Research centres established by Chalmers' president:
Centre for Healthcare Architecture, CVA
The Centre for Healthcare Architecture
conduct research and graduate studies and encourage education and training within the field of physical environments for care. The establishment takes place in collaboration with Forum for Healthcare Building, which is a cooperation between all Swedish county councils, a number of major municipalities and architectural firms active within Healthcare Architecture.
Contact: Peter Fröst, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Centre for Housing Architecture, CBA
Centre for Housing Architecture
is a national arena in Sweden for dissemination of knowledge, discussion and development and research on housing and residential architecture.
Contact: Ola Nylander, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Centre for Management of the Built Environment
CMB is Sweden's principle forum for management issues
relating to the built environment. CMB was established in 1998 as a long-term collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Sweden's built environment sector. Our overall objective, in an ever more complex environment, is to promote a modern approach to management that contributes to a sustainable built environment.
Contact: Bengt Christensson, Kristin Fridholm, CMB
Research centres established by Architecture and Civil Engineering:
Centre for the Built Environment
Contact: Lotta Särnbratt, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering Centre
The Structural Engineering Centre
will provide a base for efficient and wide-scale collaboration between the various players in the construction industry in order to help develop and strengthen expertise in structural engineering technology. The starting point is for Chalmers to work with companies in the construction sector, along with representatives for the large-scale users, to create, support and expand their competence in the field.
Contact: Mohammad Al-Emrani, Structural Engineering
FRIST competence centre for after-treatment of contaminated sites
(Forum for Risk Investigation and Sustainable Technology) is a competence center for sustainable treatment of contaminated materials and environments. We cooperate with public and private organizations in doctoral projects, via industrial assistant professors, and through contract research and masters studies.
Contact: Lars Rosén, Geology and Geotechnics, Ann-Margret Strömvall, Water Environment Technology
The DRICKS Framework programme for drinking water research at Chalmers
, the framework programme for drinking water research at Chalmers - from raw water to the tap, started in 2003 when Swedish Water Development (SVU, formerly VA-Forsk), made a long-term investment in R&D in the field of drinking water. DRICKS aims to remain a leading centre of research in the field of drinking water, raw water, processing and distribution, in close partnership with industry members.
Contact: Thomas Pettersson, Water Environment Technology