The Building Structures and Materials Department emphasizes one of the most important goals of the Institute which is earthquake resistant design of structures. The department deals with different types of building structures according to their function and construction materials. Special attention is paid to definition of different types of strengthening techniques to be used depending on different structural systems.
This department is the focal point of research in several fields such as: engineering seismology, experimental mechanics, structural analysis, geotechnics, etc. All the results from the theoretical and field studies performed in the other departments of the Institute are practically applied in our department.