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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

The Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology aims to transform the construction industry through innovation, education and technology.

The Centre has a clear vision, mission, identity and ethos.


The Centre aims to drive transformation by focusing on three core pillars:

Laing O'Rourke Centre - Research

Research and Innovation

The Laing O’Rourke Centre delivers a world class research portfolio focusing on technology and innovation to drive transformation in the construction sector.

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Resources & Thought Leadership

The outputs from our research are already delivering impact - offering construction companies a competitive edge and providing thought leadership and evidence to underpin policy.

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Latest news

Construction Engineering Master’s delivers Dissertation Conference online

14 September 2020

The annual Construction Engineering Master’s (CEM) dissertation conference is one of the highlights of the CEM programme – offering guests a unique opportunity to hear emerging industry leaders presenting evidence-based research to advance and support transformation in the construction and infrastructure development sector.

University of Cambridge research nominated for a British Construction Industry Award 2020

4 September 2020

Congratulations to the University of Cambridge research team whose work has been nominated for a British Construction Industry Award, 2020. This nomination recognises the successful deployment of an innovative bridge scour monitoring system which formed part of the PhD research undertaken by Kasun Kariyawasam, with the support of Professor Campbell Middleton, Paul Fidler and Dr James Talbot.