Research themes within the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research
The Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research (CABER) harnesses the multidisciplinary expertise of an enthusiastic team to explore four inter-related themes, which are described below.
Digital design and construction
Harnessing the power and creativity of Building Information
Modelling and digital technologies to develop innovative approaches
and high quality evidence-based tools and techniques to support the
design, construction and operation of the built environment.
Contact: Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi; Dr Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu; Professor Paul Olomolaiye.
Sustainable design, materials and building performance
Addressing the challenge of creating a more sustainable built
environment in a changing climate as a virtuous circle of
improvement, from design to materials and product development,
occupation and back to design.
Contact: Professor Bill Gething; Dr Sonja Dragojlovic-Oliveira; Dr Colin Booth.
Place and society
Exploring new potentials and understanding of the interplay
between place and society, through academic, action and design
research. Involving communities, stakeholders, clients and users
alongside architects, planners and other construction
Contact: Dr Rachel Sara; Jonathan Mosley; Dr Louis Rice.
Transforming real estate in a changing world
Meeting Real Estate sector challenges through climate risk management and adaptation, changing values, business models and legal frameworks in rapidly evolving environmental, commercial and digital contexts.