The Faculty’s scientists and researchers are carrying out projects in the fields of technologies and humanities. There are approximately 100 academic and research staff working at the Faculty.

Close collaboration with business and industry means that the Faculty is providing R&D services for companies and organisations, and the state-of-the-art technological solutions and equipment are openly accessible to the industry partners.


Research areas

  1. Synthesis of zeolites and their use in cement systems
  2. Research of technologies and raw material of high-strength concrete
  3. Research of self-compacting concrete
  4. Research of physical characteristics of finishing agents of external thermal insulation systems with rendering
  1. Theory of continuous concrete pour technology for complex and solid monolithic structures
  2. Research of efficiency of construction investment projects
  3. Research of silicate finishing agents for facades of buildings
  4. Research of relevant technological, organisational and economic processes of construction oriented towards efficient performance of construction works
  5. Research of quality of covering concrete surface
  6. Research of air distribution methods and efficiency of ventilation systems
  7. Research of level of tightness of building partitions applying method of differential pressure
  8. Research of wind energy transformation to thermal energy for heating of the building
  1. Research of aesthetic, sociocultural and ecological potential of landscape and its components
  2. Research and modelling of patterns of townscape development
  3. Dendrological and landscape research of green areas
  4. Solutions for volume form in specific space
  1. Dynamic research of structures
  2. Research of strength and deformability of building structures
  3. Research of dynamics of interaction between structures and impact loads
  4. Effect of vibrations of elastic steel plate and condensable viscous liquid
  5. Analysis of stability issues of cyclic load under impact of slope and formulation of research tasks
  6. 6. Research of water filtration through concrete structures on clay surface
  1. Study of digital levelling methodology options in geoengineering research
  2. Research of kinetic energy and regulation of depth of river flow
  1. New high tech materials
  2. Smart environments and information technologies
  3. Technologies for sustainable development and energy
  4. Diagnostic and measurement technologies
  5. Sustainable growth and sustainable social development

Research groups

Research group Principal Investigator
Cultural and spatial environment prof. dr. Kęstutis Zaleckis
Building materials, structures and construction technologies prof. dr. Mindaugas Daukšys
Sustainable Energy in the Built Environment chief researcher, dr. Fokaides, Paris A.

Defended dissertations

Below is the list of doctoral dissertations defended in the last three years by the young scientists working at the Faculty:

Author Research area Date Research tutor Name of Dissertation
Ingrida Povilaitienė 03H 2021 07 02 Kamičaitytė J. Assessment and Modelling of the Identity of Cityscape
Tadas Lisauskas 02T 2021 04 27 Augonis M. Research of CFRP Strengthened Flexural Reinforced Concrete Beams
Erika Zaleskienė 03H 2019 09 26 Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė I. Research and Integrated management of rural-urban Interface Landscapes (case of Lithuania)
Vytautas Bocullo 02T 2019 08 27 Vaičiukynienė D. Research of Structure and Properties of Geopolymer Concrete from Industrial Waste
Laura Stasiulienė 02T 2018 06 19 Jurelionis A. Combined impacts of indoor climate systems in buildings on occupant inhaled volatile organic compounds concentration
Tadas Zingaila 02T 2018 06 18 Augonis M. The investigation of mechanical properties of flexural reinforced concrete composite members with ultra-high performance concrete layer
Eglė Klumbytė 02T 2018 05 31 Bliūdžius R. Development and application of municipal residential buildings facilities management model
Jurgita Černeckienė 02T 2017 09 15 Ždankus T. Investigation of Wind Energy Usage for Heating Buildings by Applying a Hydraulic System
Šarūnas Kelpša 02T 2017 03 09 Daukšys M. Steel Fibre Influence on Cracking and Stiffness of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members
Evaldas Šerelis 02T 2016 04 01 Vaitkevičius V. Research of Structure, Properties and Technology of Ultra-High Performance Concrete
Albertas Klovas 02T 2016 04 01 Daukšys M. The Influence of Concrete Mixture’s Rheological Properties on Formed Monolithic Concrete Surface Quality and Its Evaluation
Mikšienė Gintarė 02T 2015 06 30 Bliūdžius R. Prediction of Service Life for External Thermal Insulation Composite System
Abromas Jonas 04T 2015 02 10 Kamičaitytė-Virbašienė J. Assessment of the Visual Impact of Wind Turbines on the Landscape

Research infrastructure and services

One of the most efficient ways of strengthening science-business integration is more intensive cooperation. Technological solutions created by the Faculty scientists, the Faculty’s database of best graduates, and other services are open for our partners from commercial and state organisations.

Research Centre for Building Materials and Construction (accredited by Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau) offers following services:

  • Expert assessment of technical condition of constructions
  • Development of concrete for particular use, modelling of structure and research
  • Accelerated/Non-accelerated measurement of alkaline corrosion in concrete
  • Detection of hidden defects in building structures (for example, wooden carcase under plaster and thermal insulation of frame houses)
  • Development and research of high-strength concrete
  • Research of non-autoclaved aerated concrete
  • Development) and research of geopolymer concrete
  • Research of synthesis of zeolites and their use in cement systems
  • Research of continuous concrete pour technology for complex and solid monolith structures
  • Research of construction of monolith reinforced concrete structures using climbing formwork
  • Assessment of technologies for installation of monolith concrete floor and its surfaces
  • Research of quality of finishing agents of various buildings and other building materials
  • Research of relevant technological, organisational and economic processes of construction oriented towards efficient performance of construction works
  • Preparation of expertise of building price (estimate calculations), organisation and technological projects
  • Introduction of innovative technological and organizational solutions in construction processes
  • Research of quality and defects of concrete finishing surface of monolith structures
  • Research of energy efficiency in buildings
  • Assessment of stability of hydro technical structures on clay surface
  • Assessment of stability of clay hillsides
  • Thermovisual research of buildings and engineering systems
  • Research of effectiveness of heating and ventilation systems
  • Development and research of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and technologies for their management
  • Calculation and designing of building structures. Analysis of strength and deformability of supporting building structures. Research of strengthening of supporting structures
  • Research and tests of mechanical characteristics of building structures
  • Dynamics of building structures and their systems. Research and analysis of dynamic issues of systems of building structures exposed to various impacts, identification of their conditions, assessment and forecasting
  • Research of fillers
  • Research of mortar
  • Research of concrete and its products
  • Research of masonry products
  • Research of paints
  • Research of timber
  • Research of influence of chemical and mineral additives to characteristics of cement products, research of utilisation of local industrial waste in cement systems
  • Development of composition for new generation concrete mixtures
  • Development and research of concrete for special use
  • Expert assessment of defects in structures and construction products. Research of quality of building materials
  • Introduction of innovative concrete mixtures in construction, development and studies of new building products, using local secondary raw materials
  • Analysis of space syntax of urbanised territories
  • Fractal analysis of urban structures
  • Development of composition for new generation concrete mixtures
  • Development and research of concrete for special use
  • Analysis and designing of buildings and territories according to CPTED
  • Criminal investigations and prevention via urban planning and design
  • Digital modelling of energy efficiency in building and its elements
  • Assessment of primer’s load bearing strength
  • Modelling and assessment of interaction of foundation and primer
  • Modelling and assessment of interaction of supporting structures and primer
  • Research and expert assessment of objects and territories of cultural heritage
  • Research and peer review of architecture and urban heritage

KTU Open Access Centre

Reservation of equipment and orders for services are available on KTU Open Access Centre.

Science Projects

Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture


Significant publications

Rudokas, Kastytis; Landauskas, Mantas; Gražulevičiūtė-Vileniškė, Indrė; Viliūnienė, Odeta. Valuing the socio-economic benefits of built heritage: local context and mathematical modeling // Journal of cultural heritage. Paris : Elsevier. ISSN 1296-2074. eISSN 1778-3674. 2019, vol. 39, p. 229-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2019.02.016. IF/AIF: 0,567 [ N 001, T 002, H 003]
Lagou, Androniki; Kylili, Angeliki; Šadauskienė, Jolanta; Fokaides, Paris A. Numerical investigation of phase change materials (PCM) optimal melting properties and position in building elements under diverse conditions // Construction and building materials. Kidlington : Elsevier. ISSN 0950-0618. eISSN 1879-0526. 2019, vol. 225, p. 452-464. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.07.199. IF/AIF: 1,133 [ T 002]
Arnaoutakis, Nektarios; Milousi, Maria; Papaefthimiou, Spiros; Fokaides, Paris A.; Caouris, Yannis G.; Souliotis, Manolis. Life cycle assessment as a methodological tool for the optimum design of integrated collector storage solar water heaters // Energy. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0360-5442. eISSN 1873-6785. 2019, vol. 182, p. 1084-1099. DOI: 10.1016/ IF/AIF: 1,210 [ T 002]
Matijošaitienė, Irina; McDowald, Anthony; Juneja, Vishal. Predicting safe parking spaces: a machine learning approach to geospatial urban and crime data // Sustainability. Basel : MDPI AG. ISSN 2071-1050. 2019, vol. 11, iss. 10, art. no. 2848, p. 1-15. DOI: 10.3390/su11102848. IF/AIF: 0,540 [ N 009, H 003, T 004]
Vaičiukynienė, Danutė; Nizevičienė, Dalia; Kielė, Andrius; Janavičius, Eugenijus; Pupeikis, Darius. Effect of phosphogypsum on the stability upon firing treatment of alkali-activated slag // Construction and building materials. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0950-0618. eISSN 1879-0526. 2018, vol. 184, p. 485-491. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.06.213. IF/AIF: 1,133 [ T 001, T 005, T 002]
Seduikyte, Lina; Grazuleviciute-Vileniske, Indre; Kvasova, Olga; Strasinskaite, Erika. Knowledge transfer in sustainable management of heritage buildings. Case of Lithuania and Cyprus // Sustainable cities and society. Amsterdam : Elsevier. ISSN 2210-6707. eISSN 2210-6715. 2018, vol. 40, p. 66-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2018.03.013. IF/AIF: 0,956 [ T 002]
Souliotis, Manolis; Panaras, Giorgos; Fokaides, Paris; Papaefthimiou, Spiros; Kalogirou, Soteris A.  Solar water heating for social housing: energy analysis and Life Cycle Assessment // Energy and buildings. Lausanne : Elsevier. ISSN 0378-7788. eISSN 1872-6178. 2018, vol. 169, p. 157-171. DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.048.  IF/AIF: 1,163 [ T 002]
Zdankus, T.; Gylys, M.; Paukstaitis, L.; Jonynas, R. Experimental investigation of heat transfer from a horizontal flat surface to aqueous foam flow //  nternational journal of heat and mass transfer. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0017-9310. 2018, vol. 123, p. 489-499. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.02.116. IF/AIF: 1,446 [ T 002, T 006]
Balevičius, Robertas; Augonis, Mindaugas. The effects of bond, shrinkage and creep on cracking resistance of steel and GFRP RC members // Composite  tructures. Oxford : Elsevier. ISSN 0263-8223. 2018, Vol. 187, p. 85-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.12.025. IF/AIF: 1,172 [ T 002]
Mikuckas, Antanas; Ciuzas, Darius; Prasauskas, Tadas; Mikuckiene, Irena; Lukas, Romas; Kazanavicius, Egidijus; Jurelionis, Andrius; Martuzevicius, Dainius. A grey model approach to indoor air quality management in rooms based on real-time sensing of particles and volatile organic compounds // Applied mathematical modelling. New York : Elsevier. ISSN 0307-904X. eISSN 1872-8480. 2017, vol. 42, p. 290-299. DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2016.10.030.IF/AIF: 1,190[ T 002, T 004, T 007]