BRE Trust Centre for Sustainable Engineering

We aim to pave the way for a new generation of digital buildings that have lifelong resilience and adaptability to their environment, usage and occupancy.

PIcture of The Works - part of Resilient project


Research into the built environment for public benefit.

Modern office buildings


Explore the various research projects that we are currently involved with.

Student scanning building.


We have research facilities and equipment that are available to book.


Cardiff University to lead Centre for Digital Built Britain Research Network

2 July 2018

Cardiff University's BRE Centre for Sustainable Engineering has recently been awarded funding to lead a research network as part of the Digital Built Britain (DBB) initiative

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Urban water systems management: a data analytics approach

23 May 2018

An adoption of ICT to enable water network operators to intelligently monitor, analyse real-time information and, take appropriate actions, is seen as a key way to reduce the strain on urban water systems.

Informing the UK Smart Cities agenda

Informing the UK Smart Cities agenda

14 May 2018

Informing the UK Smart Cities Agenda

Postgraduate study

View our postgraduate research opportunities and admissions information.