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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

About Civil Engineering

Comprehensive studies in four areas-planning, the environment, information, and mechanics and disaster preparedness-provide an immediate sense of civil engineering’s role in urban settings. These programs endow students with the strong technical skills needed to practice engineering that serves the public, such as providing security in an increasingly aging society with fewer children, identifying urban issues, and transmitting data from cities.

Research Domain

Applied mechanics, environmental loads, architecture, transportation planning, concrete construction, earthquake countermeasures, foundations, waterworks and sewerage, technologies to prevent water damage, super skyscrapers, urban development, waste water recycling systems, the “heat island” effect, fatigue fractures, disaster preparedness, community development, water resources, base isolation construction methods, remote sensing, CAD

Tokyo Metropolitan Rail Network Plan

Seiji Iwakura

The appropriate implementation of the master plan for urban railway network in the Tokyo metropolitan area will provide a highly convenient urban transport system that is fitting for the Tokyo metropolitan area as a world city and diversify future lifestyles. Bringing the plan to fruition will require the cooperation and collaboration of national and regional governments, railway operators, consultant engineers, academics.
In our lab, major studies are demand forecasting models for the urban railway planning, and optimal simulation system for high frequency train operation.
For example, the proposed multi agent simulation model is developed to analyze train knock-on delay in a 48 km track length from suburban station to midtown station. The simulation part consists of a train traffic simulator and a passenger flow simulator with that works in parallel. Some forecasting results of improvement strategies designed to reduce delay can be assessed with great accuracy.

A Multi Agent Simulation Model for Estimating Knock-on Train Delays under High-Frequency Urban Rail Operation
A Multi Agent Simulation Model for Estimating Knock-on Train Delays under High-Frequency Urban Rail Operation
Urban railway network master plan for 2015 in the Tokyo metropolitan area
Urban railway network master plan for 2015 in the Tokyo metropolitan area

Propose the advanced civil engineering techniques for safe and comfortable infrastructures

Masafumi Nakagawa

Geoinformatics combines various arts, techniques and systems, such as surveying, Photogrammetry, laser scanning, remote sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We focus on Geoinformatics to support and improve infrastructure management, urban planning, transport network planning and management, location-based service, disaster management, environmental modelling, land use management, agriculture and archaeological reconstruction for construction companies, data scientists and decision makers. In particular, our main topics are 1) urban mapping and 3D modelling using aerial images, aerial laser data and vehicle-borne Mobile Mapping Systems (MMS) data, 2) disaster urgent monitoring and frequent infrastructure monitoring using a drone, terrestrial laser scanner, wearable devices, and satellite sensors for Building/Construction Information Modelling (BIM/CIM), and, 3) indoor-outdoor seamless modelling, positioning, and navigation for location-based services and archaeological reconstruction.

 Acquired 3D data in urban areas using a terrestrial laser scanner
Acquired 3D data in urban areas using a terrestrial laser scanner
 Change detection in landslide using 3D data generated from aerial images
Change detection in landslide using 3D data generated from aerial images
3D data acquisition in SABO infrastructure inspection using a drone
3D data acquisition in SABO infrastructure inspection using a drone
Lab. Detail Head of Lab. Keyword
STEEL STRUCTURE LAB. Detail Kengo Anami  
Spatial Information Lab. Detail Sumiko Anno GIS, Remote Sensing, Public Health
Profile_iyoda Detail Takeshi Iyoda  
Transporation Science Lab. Detail Seiji Iwakura Transportation Planning, Travel Behavior Analysis
Urban and Regional Management Lab. Detail Akira Endo Urban Transportation Planning, Urban Development, Urban Planning, Urban Spatial Analysis, Sustainable, Management
SciVal Profile Toshiro Okamoto  
SciVal Profile Futoshi Katsuki  
Laboratory for Earthquake-disaster Mitigation Detail Katsuaki Konno microtremor, site amplification, seismic observation,
Geoinformatics Lab. Detail Masafumi Nakagawa Surveying, Photogrammetry, Laser scanning, Remote sensing, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 3D modeling, Indoor 3D, Civil engineering, Construction Information Modeling (CIM), Building Information Modeling (BIM), Robotics, Unmanned Aerial Veihcle (UAV), Mobile Mapping System, Mobile Interface, Augmented Reality
Geomechanics Lab. Detail Tsutomu Namikawa Cement-treated soil, Mechanical properties, Statistical analysis
River and Watershed Engineering Lab. Detail Hitoshi Miyamoto Hydrology, EcoHydraulics, River Engineering, River Basin Management, Stream Channel Design
Urban Environmental Engineering Laboratory Detail Masaru Morita flood risk assessment, flood risk management, urban hydology, conjunctive model,

The vision of the Department of Civil Engineering is to nurture individuals having the following skills, and who are able to understand the entire system comprising the building, the environment, and society, as well as having a strong sense of ones duty within a group.

  1. Multidimensional thinking skills from global perspectives coupled with academic knowledge.
  2. An awareness of the role and responsibility necessary to formulate a sustainable society.
  3. Acquire fundamental engineering and civil engineering knowledge empowering individuals with the abilities to comprehend, pursue, and solve real-life issues and social needs.
  4. Communication skills to actively participate in not only Japan but globally.

Civil engineering deals with the various public facilities that form the infrastructure for our lives. It requires a wide-ranging knowledge that includes the construction needed to build the facilities for society’s lifestyles, their management, and in addition, a consideration of the effects of this construction on nature and society. The target of civil engineering is an integrated system made up of structures, nature, and society, and civil engineers are required to have the ability to understand this integrated system on a broad scale, and an awareness of their own roles and responsibilities as part of a group. Using these concepts, the Department is aware of the importance of sociology in civil engineering education and its educational goals are to develop students who can take on the duties of creating social infrastructure systems that incorporate sociology. To train people who can adapt to the changing times, we emphasize the development of the following abilities in order to educate advanced specialist engineers who emphasize humanity in line with social trends in the 21st century.

  1. Acquire the ability to create cities based on a true understanding of the residents’ perspective.
  2. Acquire the ability to analyze, gain insight into, and solve problems based on specialist knowledge of civil engineering and scientific technology.
  3. Acquire the creativity and ability to deal with changes in the natural and social environments.
  4. Acquire the ability to act based on a sense of ethics and leadership in not just Japan but the international community.

The Department of Civil Engineering welcomes the following sorts of students.

  1. Those who have the basic academic skills related to the relevant educational fields for learning civil engineering.
  2. Those who have an interest in the technology of civil engineering and its foundations and applications.
  3. Those with the desire to contribute to the development and reform of civil engineering, looking at the relationship between society and technology as a member of society.
  4. Those who see value in the design, construction, and maintenance of specific structures themselves, being in touch with actual civil engineering.
  5. Those who want to actively tackle the various activities of society from many different angles.

The Department of Civil Engineering is made up of two courses: the Social Infrastructure Course and the Social System Design Course. The Social Infrastructure Course in particular welcomes students who have a strong interest in 4 above, and the Social System Design Course those who have a strong in interest in 5 above.

The graduates are highly sought after for railway/road construction firms and general construction companies responsible for building design/construction, construction consultants responsible for structural design and local/urban planning, and national/local government officials responsible for planning and managing community facilities for use by the community.