Themes

Our research themes cover a range of sustainable engineering areas.

Building resilience

Exploring how risk management and built environmental protection can be integrated into design and construction sustainability principles and approaches.

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Smart materials and products

Research in this theme involves material and structural performance enhancement to different combinations of solicitations and the development of novel materials with embedded resilience.

Virtual manufacturing and supply chain management

We explore design and manufacturing business models that promote sustainable and total lifecycle integrated product development approaches.

Building intelligence

The design and deployment of digital technologies to support stakeholders’ activities and knowledge needs across the lifecycle of a building project.

Energy and sustainability

This theme is concerned with management of energy in buildings with a view of delivering lifelong sustainable facilities.

Comfort, health and well-being

The exploration of comfort conditions of occupants and socio-technical aspects that underpin user interaction with buildings and building systems via digital interfaces.