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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology



Tercia joined the Laing O’Rourke Centre as a Research Associate in April 2021 to lead the Centre’s research into reducing carbon emissions in the construction industry. Through collaboration with industry partners and academics already engaged in this area, we hope to embed practices and policies that reduce carbon emissions.

This follows on from a previous position at the Centre where Tercia led a project in collaboration with CIRIA1 that investigated the way project performance is evaluated to establish how offsite construction influences project outcomes. This resulted in the publication of CIRIA guide C792 ‘Methodology for quantifying the benefits of offsite construction’. 2

Tercia’s background is in construction and sustainability. She is a professionally registered engineer with over five years’ experience in structural design and construction supervision within a South African context, followed by two years as a sustainability advisor working in London in the construction industry. Her undergraduate BEng is complemented by a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge.






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