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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

We aim to transform the construction industry by educating future industry leaders, driving change and progress in this sector, and delivering evidence-based research to impact policy.

Read more at: Research and Innovation

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.

Read more at: Policy and Thought leadership

Policy and 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.

Construction Engineering Masters (CEM)

The CEM is a unique leadership programme equipping leaders to transform the construction sector. The part-time format enables experienced industry practitioners to develop their careers and impact the sector while studying.

Applications for the 2024 intake are open.

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Latest news

Dr Brian Sheil's research group wins prize at the COP28 UN climate summit

4 December 2023

The project Digital Twins For Tailings Dams has won the Data Sciences & AI-Enabled Solutions prize at the COP28 's Prototypes for Humanity initiative , which finds innovative solutions for social and environmental issues.

Former LORC PhD student named as a finalist for the prestigious C2I Awards 2023

13 November 2023

We are delighted to share that Dr Kasun Kariyawasam's research project on fibre optic monitoring has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards 2023.