Leeds Beckett has a strong reputation for its academic and applied research in design, construction, and management. The research of the Surveying, Construction and Project Management group emphasises the long-term sustainability of the built environment in partnership with industry, local and national government, charities, and higher education.
Research focuses on improving methods of constructing new homes and on refurbishing existing buildings to extend their lives and reduce their carbon emissions. Research is also focused on understanding how micro-generation and other technologies can be used to reduce energy demands and on improvements to the controls and usability of the systems operating to heat and condition the internal built environment. You can find out more about this research at our Leeds Sustainability Institute.
The Accelerating Innovation in Construction (AIC) cluster brings together a group of academics and researchers concerned with the AIC research agenda.
This cluster focuses on the concept of ‘accelerated innovation’ in the construction industry, at corporate and project levels, and how the construction industry can develop robust innovative capabilities that will enable them to advance more swiftly and more readily to survive in an ever-increasingly competitive markets.
The AIC group has experience in practical research and providing consultancy to major industrial players in the UK, Middle East, and Far East. As a multidisciplinary group, the research effort focuses on improving and enhancing the different aspects of the construction process by seeking innovative solutions to both hard and soft aspects of the process.