ICASA was established in 1953 to carry out a fundamental and applied research, and new development in the field of civil engineering and architecture. Over 45 years ICASA has developed many theoretical, numerical and experimental methods for the fundamental research and applications in structural engineering, mechanics, architecture, building chemistry and materials. ICASA consists of the department of mechanics, department of structures, department of materials and rheology (I am working in), department of building physics and department of architecture.
Further the department deals with the research of clays and related materials and properties of the mineral filler for geosynthetic clay liner manufactured in
Slovakia. ICASA participated in national tunnel research project ( 1990 – 1993 ) studying the interaction of tunnel body with surroundings. This problem was not solved in the department of materials and rheology.