We conduct leading research, development and consultancy in the field of innovative and sustainable construction materials and technologies.
Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering research
Climate change, innovative and holistic design, and historical interpretation are the fundamental drivers of our collaborative research.
We support and conduct collaborative research in architectural studies from history and theory to design and practice.
We conduct innovative research and consultancy in sustainable building design and environmental engineering, including renewable energy and energy efficiency.
We conduct leading research and consultancy into geotechnical and water engineering, and how they impact on the design of physical infrastructure.
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.