The Centre makes 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 is overseen by a Core Academic Team (and individuals from other areas of research).
There is a mix of project types and durations within a 5-year rolling framework agreement. Proposals are assessed on a case-by-case basis and co-funded. Types of project include:
- 3-4 year PhD projects
- Shorter projects and PhD case studies
- 1-2 year knowledge exchange projects
- Consulting assignments
Possible research topics may include:
- Whole-life performance
- Innovative materials
- New construction techniques
- Retrofitting and re-use of existing buildings
- Re-use of materials