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 investigate the broad issues of water research related to civil engineering. Climate change and water energy shortage are key drivers for our research.
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 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.