Civil Engineering Research Facility (CERF)
Civil Engineering Research Facility (CERF)
Research Projects
Water monitoring

Plant extracts to improve groundwater quality in shallow wells in rural communities in Malawi.



Water purification

A novel water purification system using Moringa oleifera for shallow wells in Malawi.



Geotechnics and environmental

New and novel vegetable fibre geotextiles to reinforce and reinstate contaminated soils.



Roads

New and novel vegetable fibre geotextiles to reinforce and reinstate contaminated soil.



Materials

The use of thermally desorbed soils in concrete and mortars.



Masonry

Full-scale testing of masonry panels on a seven storey building.



Sustainability

Sustainability of masonry buildings.



Fire resistance

Modelling the fire resistance of clay masonry walling.