Professor Karl-Gunnar Olsson

 

KARL-GUNNAR OLSSON is the Secretary of SCECH, MSc Civil Engineering, PhD, Professor and Head of the educational program Architecture and Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (a dual Civil Engineering and Master of Architecture education). In 2005 he presented his dissertation Strukturmekanik & arkitektur. Om strukturmekanisk förståelse i gestaltnings-processen (Structural mechanics & architecture. On the understanding of structural mechanics in the process of shaping). His research profile is mainly aimed at concepts and forms for representation of engineering systems in the building design process. This includes interaction between architects and engineers, conceptual thinking, digital tools in the conceptual design phase, and range from architectural conservation to design of new buildings. He is also author of several books and articles in the field of structural mechanics and is a frequent guest lecturer in the field of structural design. In the context of his engagement in this society and on account of our objective to secure the preservation of cultural heritage, i.e. ancient buildings with its pictorial adornments should, besides above-mentioned qualifications, especially be mentioned his expertise in analysing complex building structures as regards their stability and long-term durability. Read more: Karl-Gunnar Olsson. Chalmers: Arkitektur