Research projects within the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research

The Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) have projects in facilities management, conservation, sustainable buildings and related studies. See how our current and past projects make a difference.

Current projects

Achieving urban flood resilience in an uncertain future

The project aims to enable the co-ordinated planning, design and operation of closely coupled urban water systems necessary to achieve transformative change in urban flood risk and water management.

It investigates how planning, design, operation and organisation of both existing and new urban water systems might be envisaged and transformed in order to deliver multiple benefits (including flood resilience) under flood, normal. This includes UWE Bristol research that explores citizens' interactions with blue-green and grey infrastructure. Specifically to demonstrate how citizens’ priorities and the reality of their lifestyles, communities, and neighbourhoods affect their understanding of and support for B/G+G (Blue-Green and Grey)  innovation. Read more about this project.

Chopping shopping

Research on the past and future of retail real estate investment. Find out more information about this project.

Critical Urban Buildings Emergency Response (CUBER)

CUBER is an intelligent decision support system to support critical built facilities emergency preparedness and response to extreme urban buildings emergency response. Find out further details about the CUBER project.

Delivering municipal services through effective procurement of local infrastructure

The purpose of this research project is to investigate the capacity building needs of government agencies to achieve value for money, transparency and sustainability in the procurement of local infrastructure for the delivery of essential municipal services in Nigeria. Read more about this project via Urbanisation Research Nigeria.

Improving design for safety

A web-based design for safety capability maturity indicator (DFS-CMI) tool for the construction sector. If you want to find out more about the project, visit the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Placing a valuation on the UK's fishery

Scotland’s fisheries have been given to a few big operators due to lucrative quotas. Experts on property law have called for new legislation, otherwise these operators will continue selling the rights to foreign firms. Learn more about the valuation project via The Times.

Reducing floodwater ingress rates in buildings

This study provides experimental insights of replicated and repeated field tests that compare floodwater ingress rates through masonry walls of domestic buildings, before and after preparation with different water repellent impregnating fluid treatments. Read more about this project.

Heritage Building Information Modelling (HBIM)

This project involves smart heritage building performance measurement for sustainability. In other words, measurement techniques that allow for the repurposing and modifying of occupied heritage buildings. Read more about the HBIM project

Past projects

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