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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 course delivers teaching online

14 May 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Cambridge’s Construction Engineering Master’s rapidly actioned contingency plans to adapt the programme’s delivery - turning 5 days of face-to-face teaching into remotely delivered supervisor meetings, feedback sessions and teaching for students around the world...

Funding secured for research aimed at improving construction using Digital Twins

1 May 2020

Dr Ioannis Brilakis, Director of the Department’s Construction Information Technology (CIT) Lab group (part of the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology) and visiting Professor Rafael Sacks, have been awarded grant funding to enhance building progress monitoring and quality control through Digital Building Twins.