Guðbrandur Steinþórsson

School:School of Technology / Department of Applied Engineering 
Location:Nauthólsvík, Venus, 3rd floor 
Office hours:By appointment 


Cand.polyt. Denmarks Tekniske Universitet.


2005-:   Reykjavik University, associate professor, subjects: Structural mechanics and structural design
2002-2005: Technical University of Iceland, associate professor,
1990-2002: Icelandic College of Engineering and Technology, rektor
1981-1990: Icelandic College of Engineering and Technology, Head of Department, Civil and structural engineering.
1981-:  Own consultancy in the field of structural analysis and design, especially in larger and complex structures..
1974-1980: Icelandic College og Engineering and Technology, Part-time lecturer in structural mechanics and reinforced concrete design.
1972-1980: Hönnun ltd., Consulting Engineers. Civil Engineer. Among projects participated in: Sigalda Hydroelectric Project, structural design og powerhouse, from 1973 to 1977.

RU teaching record

2020-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2020-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2020-1BT SST2013Reinforced Concrete II
2019-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2019-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2019-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2018-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2018-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2018-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2018-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2017-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2017-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2017-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2016-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2016-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2016-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2016-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2015-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2015-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2015-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2015-1BT BUR2003Mechanics of Materials and Structural Analysis
2014-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2014-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2014-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2014-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2014-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2014-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2013-3T-100-AFVVProject Work Methods
2013-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2013-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2013-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2013-1BT BUÞ4002Structural Analysis
2013-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2013-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2013-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2013-1BT NOR1001Nordplus Intensive Course on Sustainable Energy and Water
2012-3T-100-AFVVProject Work Methods
2012-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2012-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2012-3BT BUÞ5002Vibration Theory in Structures
2012-2BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2012-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2012-1BT BUÞ4002Structural Analysis
2012-1BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2012-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2012-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2012-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2011-3T-100-AFVVProject Work Methods
2011-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2011-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2011-3BT BUÞ5002Vibration Theory in Structures
2011-2BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2011-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2011-1BT BUÞ4002Structural Analysis
2011-1BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2011-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2011-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2011-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2010-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2010-3T-822-JARHEarthquake-resistant Design
2010-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2010-3BT BUÞ5002Vibration Theory in Structures
2010-2BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2010-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2010-1BT BUÞ4002Structural Analysis
2010-1BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2010-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2010-1BT BFR2013Building Technology
2010-1BT HVB3003Practical Project in Structures
2010-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2009-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2009-3BT BUÞ5003Structural Engineering
2009-3T-822-JARHEarthquake-resistant Design
2009-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2009-2BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2009-2BT LOK1012Final Project
2009-1T-823-BROTPlastic Analysis of Structures
2009-1BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2009-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2009-1BT VEK1003Interdisciplinary Project
2009-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2008-3BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2008-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2008-3BT BUÞ5003Structural Engineering
2008-3T-822-JARHEarthquake-resistant Design
2008-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2008-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2008-1BT BFR2013Building Technology
2008-1BT VEK1003Interdisciplinary Project
2008-1T-822-JARHEarthquake-resistant Design
2008-1BT LOK1012Final Project
2007-3BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2007-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2007-3BT LOK1012Final Project
2007-1T-823-BURDAdvanced Structural Design II
2007-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2007-1BT BFR2013Building Technology
2007-1BT VEK1003Interdisciplinary Project
2006-3T-822-BURDAdvanced Structural Design I
2006-3BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2006-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2006-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2006-1BT BFR2013Building Technology
2006-1BT VEK1003Interdisciplinary Project
2005-3BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2005-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2005-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2005-1BT VEK1003Interdisciplinary Project
2004-3BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2004-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2004-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2004-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2004-1BT BUÞ2013Mechanics of Materials
2004-1BT VEK1003Interdisciplinary Project
2003-5BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2003-5BT EFN2013Concrete Technology
2003-3BT BUÞ1003Structural Mechanics
2003-3BT BUÞ3201Structural Analysis
2003-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2003-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2003-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2003-3BT BUÞ1013Structural Mechanics I
2002-3BT BUÞ1003Structural Mechanics
2002-3BT BUÞ1003Structural Mechanics
2002-3BT VEK1000

Subject field

Structural Mechanics and Structural Design


1992-: Occasional serving on the Bench at the District Court in Reykjavik in cases concerning disputes on construction and property affairs.
1990-: Have occasionally served as assesor for the law courts in cases concerning constriction projects.
1990-1994: Icelandic representative on subcommitte CEN250/SC1 on Structural Eurocodes, Basis of Design and Actions on Structures.
1987-1995: Member (On behalf of the College) of the Icelandic Council on Building Codes. Two years as member of the board.


1988-1990: Steinsteypuvirki (Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, in Icelandic). Published as a manuscript at the College of Engineering and Technology. Used as teaching material and is to date used as a reference work by many practicing civil engineers. Covers all important aspects of the design of reinforced concrete, basic and more advanced theory as well as guidance to practical design.