Research themes within the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research

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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 Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Represented by Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi.

Harnessing the power and creativity of 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. 

Sustainable design, construction and performance (SDCP)

Represented by Professor Bill Gething.

Addressing the challenge of creating a more sustainable built environment in a changing climate as a virtuous circle of improvement, from design to product development, construction, occupation and back to design.

Place and society (PaS)

Represented by Associate Professors Rachel Sara, Jonathan Mosley and Thomas Appleby.

Exploring new potentials and understanding of the interplay between place and society, through academic, action and design research. Involving communities, stakeholders, legal frameworks, clients and users alongside architects, planners and other construction professionals.

Project delivery, smart contracts and property management

Represented by Dr Patrick Manu, Dr Jim Mason and Dr Thomas Appleby.

Encompassing the delivery of construction and infrastructure assets and property management, including the use of smart contracts.


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