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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Studying at Cambridge



The Centre will make available funding for a number of PhD Studentships undertaking research at the Department of Engineering. Funds may also be available for visiting researchers from industry.

Research will be overseen by a Core Academic Team (and individuals from other areas of research).

There will be a mix of project types and durations within a 5-year rolling framework agreement. Proposals will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and co-funded. Types of project will include:

  • 3-4 year PhD projects
  • Shorter projects and PhD case studies
  • 1-2 year knowledge exchange projects
  • Consulting assignments

The will be opportunities for Laing O'Rourke technical staff to work in the University as Visitors to the Department of Engineering in order to build joint research teams.

Research topics

Possible research topics may include:

  • Sustainability
  • Whole-life performance
  • Innovative materials
  • New construction techniques
  • Retrofitting and re-use of existing buildings
  • Re-use of materials