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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

 
Laing O'Rourke Centre - Research

Research forms a key pillar upon which the Centre stands in order to drive transformation in the construction sector.

The Centre delivers a world class research portfolio focusing on technology and innovation to drive change and deliver impact where it is most needed - in line with challenges set out in the construction industry sector deal (2018)*.

Research is conducted by our academic staff, PhD students, research associates and Construction Engineering Master's (CEM) students, in collaboration with partners across academia and industry.

Use the categories below to browse the current projects and programmes. 

Visit our resources tab to explore research outputs, including published papers, impact case studies and CEM dissertations on a wide variety of topics including sustainability, skills and safety.

Please contact our Centre manager for any further information and to discuss collaborative opportunities.

Computer Vision

Computer Vision

Formalizing the processes whereby computers acquire, handle, analyse and represent visual and spatial data will assist informed decision making during all stages of the infrastructure life cycle.

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Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering

Digital Engineering encompasses a vast and growing area of study including everything from on-site automation and machine learning to exploring the use of satellite data for infrastructure monitoring.

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Offsite Manufacturing - Laing O'Rourke

Offsite Construction and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA)

Offsite Construction encompasses a broad range of practises to do with the planning, design, manufacture and assembly of elements away from the site where the final project will be put together.

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Procurement and Productivity

Procurement & Productivity

Browse the CEM dissertations researching procurement, process, skills and productivity.

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Sensor Systems

Sensor Systems

Smart sensor systems are providing us the opportunity to gather data throughout all stages of the infrastructure life cycle.

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Construction Information Technology (CIT) Laboratory

CIT Laboratory

The Construction Information Technology (CIT) Lab , part of the Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering Technology, is set up for sensing, information retrieval, and knowledge discovery from infrastructure data.

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