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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Studying at Cambridge


Research information

The Centre makes available funding for a number of PhD Studentships undertaking research at the Department of Engineering. Funds may also be available for visiting researchers from industry.

Research is overseen by a Core Academic Team (and individuals from other areas of research).

There is a mix of project types and durations within a 5-year rolling framework agreement. Proposals are assessed on a case-by-case basis and co-funded. Types of project include:

  • 3-4 year PhD projects
  • Shorter projects and PhD case studies
  • 1-2 year knowledge exchange projects
  • Consulting assignments

Research topics

Possible research topics may include:

  • Sustainability
  • Whole-life performance
  • Innovative materials
  • New construction techniques
  • Retrofitting and re-use of existing buildings
  • Re-use of materials

2019 - 2021 Prospectus: