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Faculty of Civil Engineering

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6A Kipsalas Street 341, Riga
+371 67089112

Faculty

Dean

Profesor Dr. sc. ing.  Mārtiņš Vilnītis
+371 67089278
 

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Vice-dean (for science)
Dr. sc. ing. Sandris Rucevskis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 441

+371 29282562

Vice-dean (for studies)
Daina Brence

6A Kipsalas Street, room 341

+371 67089112
+371 29192489

Vice-dean
Guntis Brencis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 118

+371 67089112

Vice-dean (for digitalization)
Karlis Kostjukovs

6A Kipsalas Street, room 356

 

Student Council

The Student Council of the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Riga Technical University or BIF SP is a student organisation of the faculty, whose task is to represent the interests of the students of the Faculty of Civil Engineering in the internal structures of the faculty and RTU, to help find answers to questions, to inform about the latest news related to studies and the learning process, to promote the name of RTU and the faculty, as well as to make study time more active and full of positive emotions by organising various extra-curricular events.

We are a voluntary organisation involving students of our faculty. You too have the opportunity to act, express your ideas and make our-students'-everyday-more-valuable in the BIF SP space - the basement.

http://bifsp.rtu.lv/

Head of the Student Council
Amanda Veidere

6A Kipsalas Street

+371 27824675

 
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Institute of Transport Engineering

Director: Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Ainars PAEGLITIS

Since its foundation in 1993, the Institute has been headed by Professor Dr. sc. ing. Juris Rihards Naudzuns. Since 2010, Professor Ainars Paeglitis has been elected Director of the Institute. In 1998, the Department of Transport Infrastructure was divided into the Professorial Groups of Roads and Bridges and Transport Infrastructure. In 2002, the two Professorial Groups were merged to form the Department of Roads and Bridges. The Department of Geodesy was also transformed into the Professor Group of Geodesy and Cartography in 1998 and the Department of Geomatics was created from it in 2003.

 http://geomatika.rtu.lv/en

The Institute of Transport Infrastructure provides studies in the construction profile programme "Civil Engineering" with a sub-programme in the field of transport structures for the training of bachelors, masters and engineers, as well as in the geodesy profile programme "Geodesy and Cartography". Since 2003, the Institute has been re-profiled as a bachelor and master professional study programme "Transport Engineering", and in 2008 the programme "Geodesy and Cartography" was replaced by the professional study programme "Geomatics".  The Institute also provides doctoral studies. Since 2000, level 1 studies in higher vocational education have been organised in the field of transport structures, provided by the Department of Roads and Bridges.

In the early years, the Transport Engineering specialisation was in road, railway (until 1996), port and bridge construction, while the Surveying specialisation was in surveying, cartography or real estate management.

Director of the Institute of Transport Infrastructure Engineering
Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Ainars Paeglitis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 336

+371 67089223

Head of the Department of Roads and Bridges
Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Ainars Paeglitis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 336

+371 67089223

Head of the Department of Geomatics
Assoc. prof. Janis Kaminskis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 549

+371 27476220

Institute of Structural Engineering

Director: Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Leonids PAKRASTINS

The Institute was established in 1993. The first Director of the Institute was Professor Kārlis Rocen (1993 - 2011). Since 2011 the Institute is headed by Professor, Dr.sc.ing. Leonids Pakrastins. According to the Statutes, the Institute consists of the Department of Structural Mechanics (headed by Associate Prof. L.Gaile), the Department of Building Structures (headed by Prof. L.Pakrastins) and the Department of Computer Aided Engineering Graphics (headed by Prof. M.Dobelis).

The scientific research work at the Institute of Structural Engineering is developed in several directions: the latest generation of composite material constructions are developed, in which a rational relationship between self-weight and payload is respected. Analysis of the actual performance of the structures to be reconstructed and of the load-bearing structures and design of reinforcements, as well as research into the operating conditions of construction and improvement of reconstruction methods. Research in the field of technological mechanics of composite structures and composite building materials is developing. The staff of the Institute actively participates in the working group of the Technical Committee for Standardisation LVS/STK30 in the development of the National Annexes to the Eurocode Standards. Work has started on the transfer of innovative solutions of the modern Building Information Modelling (BIM) process both to production and to the study process. Financial support for scientific research is obtained from participation in various local and foreign projects or scientific research programmes.

http://ise.rtu.lv/

Director of the Institute
Institute of Structural Engineering
Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Leonids Pakrastins

6A Kipsalas Street, room 451

+371 67089145

Head of Department of Structural Mechanics
Assoc. prof. Liga Gaile

6A Kipsalas Street, room 455

+371 27300294

Head of Department of Structural Engineering
Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Leonids Pakrastins

6A Kipsalas Street, room 451

+371 67089145

Department of Computer Aided Engineering Graphics
Prof. Modris Dobelis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 466

+37167089225

Institute of Heat, Gas and Water Technologies

Director: Prof. Dr. habil. sc. ing. Egils DZELZITIS

The Institute was founded in 1993. Director prof. Andris Kreslins (from 1993), Vice-prof. Prof. Egils Dzelzitis. In 2014, the Faculty Council elected Prof. Egils Dzelzitis as the Director of the Institute. The Institute includes the Departments of Heat Supply, Gas Supply and Ventilation and Water Supply and Sewerage. As the composition of the Departments and the fields of study changed, the two Departments acquired their current names - the Department of Heat Engineering and Technology and the Department of Water Engineering and Technology.

The Institute offers higher education in the programme "Heat Gas and Water Technology". It is an important sub-discipline of civil engineering, closely related to energy, mechanical engineering, ecology and environmental protection, based mainly on flow mechanics, engineering thermodynamics, thermal physics of construction, acoustics and light engineering, applied climatology, water chemistry, microbiology and human psychophysiology. The study programme offers the possibility to specialise in two fields: building engineering systems and urban infrastructure. Each of these offers specialised subjects. The Building Engineering Systems specialisation includes: heating and air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, gas, cold and hot water supply, sewerage, fire-fighting equipment and systems. In the area of settlement infrastructure: district heating, conventional and alternative sources of thermal energy, gas supply, water supply and sewerage, their regional planning aspects, as well as gas transport and storage, drinking water abstraction and treatment, water treatment plants, fire-fighting water treatment, transport and storage.

RTU is the only university in Latvia that trains engineers and researchers in this specialty for large joint stock companies and municipal enterprises such as JSC "Latvijas Gāze", "Rīgas Siltums", "Rīgas Ūdens", etc., as well as specialists for the design and installation of building engineering systems. Heat, gas and water technology specialists provide heating, gas supply, water supply and sewerage services to the infrastructure of cities and other settlements and carry out the necessary modernisation, operation and maintenance of the engineering systems installed in buildings.

http://sguti.rtu.lv/

https://www.facebook.com/SiltumaGazesUdensTehnologijas/

Director of the Institute of Heat, Gas and Water technology
Prof. Dr. habil. sc. ing. Egils Dzelzitis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 544

+371 29205585

Head of the Department of Water Engineering and Technology
Assoc. prof. Kristina Kokina

6A Kipsalas Street, room 258

+371 67089085

Head of the Department of Heat Engineering and Technology
Prof. Anatolijs Borodinecs

6A Kipsalas Street, room 539

+371 26079655

Institute of Construction Production

Director: Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Martins VILNITIS

The Institute was founded in 1993/1994. At the beginning of 1993-1995, together with other academic institutes of the Faculty of Civil Engineering. For the first years the Institute was headed by Assoc. prof. Juris Noviks (1993-2000). From 2000 to 2013, the Director of the Institute was elected Assoc. prof. Jānis Grabis. Since 2013, the Director of the Institute has been Associate Professor Mārtiņš Vilnitis.

At the beginning of its establishment, the Institute was composed of three departments: Construction Production, Construction Materials and Building Products, Industrial and Civil Construction, as well as the Concrete Technological Mechanics Laboratory (from 2000 - Concrete Mechanics Laboratory). In 1998, four groups of professors were created from the departments of construction: professors of construction materials, construction technology and mechanisation, civil construction and geotechnics. In the following years, the professorial groups were restructured. Prof. The new head of the Construction Technology Department was Prof. J. Novik, the Head of the Construction Machinery and Construction Mechanisation Department was Prof. V. Mironov, and for civil buildings and geotechnics, Assoc. prof. Prof. J. Grabi. The group of the professor of building materials was later renamed the group of building materials in construction and, together with the building materials laboratory, was incorporated into the Institute of Materials and Structures of the Faculty in 2001.

In 2005, the Department of Construction Production was reconstituted from the Professor Groups of Construction Technology, Construction Machinery and Construction Mechanisation, and the Department of Civil Building Construction was reconstituted from the Professor Groups of Civil Building Construction and Geotechnics. The Concrete Mechanics Laboratory and the Centre for Ecological Construction were also incorporated into the Institute of Building Production.

Director of the Institute of Construction Technology
Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Martins Vilnitis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 343

+371 29121187

Head of the Department of Civil Building Construction
Doc. Karlis Kostjukovs

6A Kipsalas Street, room 356


 

Head of the Department of Construction Technology
Assoc. prof. Baiba Gaujena

6A Kipsalas Street, room 344

+371 29121187

Institute of Materials and Structures

Director: Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Andris CATE

Established in 1994 at the Faculty of Civil Engineering as the Automated Design of Structures Profile Institute, with Professor Dr. habil. sc. ing. Rolands Rikards. In 1999, a separate group of professors for the Automated Design of Structural Structures was established at the Profile Institute, headed by Dr. sc. ing. In 2001, the Profilinstitut was reorganised and renamed the Institute of Materials and Structures. The Institute was expanded with a professorial group on the use of building construction materials, which was taken over from the Institute of Building Production. As a result of the subsequent changes, the Group of Professor of Automated Design of Building Structures was transformed into the Department of Composite Materials and Structures in 2003, and the Group of Professor of Building Materials Applications into the Group of Professor of Building Materials and Construction Products, which was reorganised into the Department of Building Materials and Construction Products in 2014. The Institute of Materials and Structures was headed by prof. R. Rikard, but since 2008 the Director of the Institute is prof. A. Cate.

https://ims.rtu.lv/?lang=en

Director of the Institute of Materials and Structures
Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Andris Cate

6A Kipsalas Street, room 434

+371 67089124

Head of the Department of Composite Materials and Structures
Dr. sc. ing.  Sandris Rucevskis

6A Kipsalas Street, room 441

+371 29282562

Head of the Department of Building Materials and Products
Prof. Aleksandrs Korjakins

6A Kipsalas Street, room 267

+371 67089248

Institute of Water Systems and Biotechnology

The Institute of Water Systems and Biotechnologies was established in 2020 (until then - the Building Science Centre, founded in 2005) under the auspices of Riga Technical University, Faculty of Civil Engineering, to promote interdisciplinary cooperation between different scientific disciplines. The Institute is home to researchers from several disciplines, thus fostering a multidisciplinary approach to specific scientific issues. The Institute of Water Systems and Biotechnology comprises 2 scientific units:

  • Water Research and Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Centre for Spatial and Regional Development Studies

https://usbi.rtu.lv/?lang=en

https://wrebl.rtu.lv/

Director of the Water Systems and Biotechnology Institute
Dr. sc. ing. Linda Mezule

6A Kipsalas Street, room 263


 

Head of the Water Research and Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory

Prof. Dr. sc. ing. Talis Juhna

6A Kipsalas Street