We carry out research to better understand and combat the impact of extreme weather events on our natural and built environments.
Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering research
Climate change, innovative and holistic design, and historical interpretation are the fundamental drivers of our collaborative research.
We are providing industry with the technologies, materials, tools and skills to achieve a truly sustainable manufacturing sector.
We are developing the novel materials, innovative structures and sustainable processes needed to solve major environmental, societal and technical challenges.
We offer global research leadership in regenerative design and engineering, co-evolving solutions with societal, cultural, ecological, and economic co-benefits.
We are connecting, enhancing and expanding research in energy networks, bio-based energy, offshore renewables, life-cycle assessments and more.
A moving chamber equipped with virtual reality projection will aid study of people’s reactions to different buildings, including swaying skyscrapers and bridges
University of Exeter PhD student, Joao Mineiro, is using our VSimulators facility to explore how people perceive pain.
Cutting-edge virtual reality projection helps researchers understand reactions to the built environment
We’ve developed assessment and strengthening techniques for ageing concrete bridges and structures. Our guidance is used by consulting engineers worldwide.
Our researchers are working with Stellenbosch University to investigate the cause of blockages in irrigation piping networks in a South African reservoir.
Professor Pete Walker, Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering on using straw to create insulated and eco-friendly homes in the UK.
Soil-based construction materials could provide some of the poorest people in the world with a strong, affordable and environmentally-friendly housing solution.
Our researchers have found a way to produce downloadable localised weather data that will accurately predict how hot the UK could be in 2080.
We're developing the first ‘smart concrete’ in the UK, using encapsulated bacteria to make structures that can heal and repair cracks and defects themselves.