Tallinn University of Technology

Ehitajate tee 5, Tallinn 19086, Estonia

Tallinn University of Technology (TUT) was established in 1918 and is the only university which focuses on engineering and technology in Estonia. As the principle provider of engineering- and technology-related graduates, it enjoys a unique connection with Estonian industry and an extensive network of alumni. It has a well-established engineering education tradition and has considerable experience, systems and facilities in place to support research cooperation with foreign universities and international student exchanges.

There are 13050 students at the university (among these 30% Masters’ and 6% PhD students). The total number of academic staff is 1147 and 13% of these are professors. The University implements many international projects under different funding programs. More information about TUT may be found on the university website: http://www.ttu.ee/en/

The Department of Building Production of TUT is the department directly responsible for the implementation of the ASCENT project. Its main organisational functions include the fulfilment of part of the civil engineering curricula and carrying out construction-related research. It is a leading provider of higher education and research services to the Estonian construction industry not only in terms of full-time graduate courses but also through distance learning, lifelong learning and continuous professional development courses.

The Department has established long-term partnerships with construction and property organizations in Estonia and is an active partner in international universities’ networks. This ensures that research and education programs maintain close alignment to the current needs of the construction industry, and promotes improvements in industry practice through innovation. Department research field: simulation modelling of management strategies in construction, impact of climate change, disaster resilience, big data analytics, smart buildings, nearly-zero energy solutions, etc. For more information about the Department of Building Production, please visit the departmental website: http://www.ttu.ee/en/?id=50018


Tallinn University of Technology Team Members


Professor Irene Lill

Director of the Department of Building Production
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Professor Irene Lill, PhD is Head of the Department of Building Production and Chair in Building Technology in Tallinn University of Technology. She joined the faculty of Tallinn University of Technology in 1982 after graduating as a construction engineer from the same institution and has held her current positions since 2005. In addition, she has been a part-time professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts since 2005.

Irene lectures in Building Technology and Construction Management and her major topics for consultancy and research include:

  • construction management and economics,
  • disaster resilience,
  • simulation modelling,
  • management strategies in construction,
  • engineering education.

She has actively participated in higher education curriculum development and is currently an Assessor of The Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency in the field of civil engineering and architecture. Irene's contributions to research include her memberships of many scientific committees for international conferences and the editorial board of an international journal. In addition, she has been a guest editor for numerous special issues of international journals and has extensive experience in coordinating local and international research projects. Irene Lill’s CV, including a complete list of her publications and involvement in international projects, is available at the Estonian Research Portal (including publications): https://www.etis.ee/portaal/isikuCV.aspx?PersonVID=37554&lang=en 


Dr Emlyn Witt

Associate Professor
Department of Building Production
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 Emlyn Witt, PhD is an Associate Professor of Construction Economics and Management in the Department of Building Production at the Tallinn University of Technology.

He joined the Department of Building Production as a part-time lecturer and PhD student in 2006 and has held his current position since 2013. Prior to Tallinn University of Technology, Emlyn worked in the international construction industry including for construction contractors (in Zimbabwe and Mozambique), consulting engineers and project managers (in the United Kingdom), public client organisations (in the United Kingdom and South Africa).

He currently lectures in Project Management in Construction and in Construction Investments. His areas of current research include:

  • disaster resilience,
  • engineering education, and
  • construction management.

Besides publications, his contributions to research have included being a member of the scientific committee of numerous international conferences and as a researcher in many current and completed research projects. Emlyn Witt’s CV (which includes a full list of publications) is available at the Estonian Research Portal: https://www.etis.ee/portaal/isikuCV.aspx?PersonVID=62852&lang=en 


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