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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology


The outputs from our research are already delivering impact - offering the UK construction industry and government a competitive edge and providing thought leadership and evidence to underpin policy.

The Centre’s reputation for excellence has attracted engagement from accomplished professionals within academia, industry and organisations shaping the construction policies and practices of tomorrow. Centre academics have delivered over 100 keynote conference addresses and invited talks, are members of a wide variety of professional institutions and regularly affect policy through contributions to government and industry advisory panels, committees, workshops and summits.

The Centre is thus well placed to provide innovative thought leadership in the field of construction - applying expertise and sector knowledge to the challenges and opportunities of a fast-changing digital age.

The resources, below, stem from a range of Laing O’Rourke Centre work, offering a deeper insight into the evidence-based research undertaken to target specific, current industry challenges.

Read more at: Published Papers and Reports
Laing O'Rourke Centre - Published Papers

Published Papers and Reports

Centre staff and students regularly publish peer-reviewed papers relevant to the construction industry.

Read more at: Impact Case Studies
Case studies

Impact Case Studies

A selection of case studies demonstrating how research can deliver impact to industry across a range of topics - based on research undertaken at the Laing O'Rourke Centre.

Read more at: Featured articles
Discussion papers

Featured articles

These featured articles draw upon the research and/or discussions of construction and infrastructure development professionals across academia and industry.

Read more at: Dissertation Research
Construction Engineering Masters Dissertation Research Directory

Dissertation Research

Construction Engineering Masters students are construction industry professionals whose dissertations apply academic rigour to their experience of the challenges faced by the industry.

Read more at: Distinguished Lectures
Distinguished Lectures

Distinguished Lectures

This lecture series was initiated to provide a platform for world leading experts to expound their ideas, thus stimulating debate, influencing thinking and challenging current methods of construction.