• Thomas Manns Vej 23

    9220 Aalborg Ø


Organization profile

Organisation profile

Head of Division
Kjeld Svidt

The Architectural Engineering division is concerned with research and education in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of engineering systems for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. The Architectural Engineering division focuses on an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to achieve optimal building designs and pays special attention to the relationships between design solutions and the indoor as well as the surrounding environment. This implies integration of architectural design with engineering systems like lighting, acoustics, fire protection, plumbing, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, structural systems, communications and control, as well as close cooperation with other key players in all areas of the building process.

The Architectural Engineering division has selected the following key research areas:

  • Building Informatics
    Research and teaching within design, integration and structuring of ICT tools, and product and process models in the entire building process. Focus is on information management including model collaboration and knowledge transfer between participants in design, construction, operation, maintenance and use of buildings.
  • Energy in Buildings
    Research on energy efficient building design, interaction of energy technologies and building design, and optimization of interaction in between buildings, building clusters, building services, passive and natural energy systems and energy grids.
  • Indoor Environment and Sustainable Buildings
    Research on indoor environment based on a holistic evaluation of comfort, health and well-being also including combined effects from several indoor environmental parameters. Research on sustainable buildings focusing on social and environmental sustainability.
  • Ventilation and Airflow in Buildings
    Research on ventilation and air flow processes in buildings and building services and their impact on energy and mass flow in buildings, thermal comfort, indoor air quality and health.


  • Laboratory of Building Energy and Indoor Environment
  • IT Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Building Material Characterization

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Ventilation Engineering & Materials Science
Air Engineering & Materials Science
Cooling Engineering & Materials Science
Thermal comfort Engineering & Materials Science
Ceilings Engineering & Materials Science
Heating Engineering & Materials Science
Computational fluid dynamics Engineering & Materials Science
Facades Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2000 2022

Research Output 1974 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

A holistic analysis of a BIM-mediated building design process using activity theory

Gade, P., Gade, A. N., Otrel-Cass, K. & Svidt, K., 3 Jun 2019, In : Construction Management and Economics. 37, 6, p. 336-350 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Design process
Information modeling
Activity theory

A performance evaluation of future low voltage grids in presence of prosumers modelled in high temporal resolution

Marszal, A. J., Mendaza, I. D. D. C., Bak-Jensen, B. & Heiselberg, P. K., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sustainable Cities and Society. 44, January 2019, p. 702-714 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Electric power distribution
Electric potential

A review of advanced air distribution methods - theory, practice, limitations and solutions

Yang, B., Melikov, A., Kabanshi, A., Zhang, C., Bauman, F., Cao, G., Awbi, H., Wigö, H., Niu, JI., Cheong, K. W. D., Tham, KW., Sandberg, M., Nielsen, P. V., Kosonen, R., Yao, R., Kato, S., Kato, S., Sekhar, C., Schiavon, S., Karimipanah, T. & 3 others, Karimipanah, T., Li, X. & Zhang, L., Nov 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 202

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Air quality


Best poster award

Rui Guo (Recipient), 22 Jul 2019

Prize: Conference prizes

Office buildings
Sensitivity analysis

Det Bæredygtige Element, Personprisen

Per Kvols Heiselberg (Recipient), 30 Nov 2018

Prize: Other prizes


Activities 1991 2020

InterHUB Project Internal seminar

Hicham Johra (Participant)
18 May 202020 May 2020

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Zero Emission and Plus Energy Buildings

Hicham Johra (Participant)
6 Nov 20197 Nov 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Press / Media

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1 Media contribution

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1 item of Media coverage

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1 item of Media coverage

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