The Research Centre for Built Environment Asset Management

The BEAM Research Centre was established in 2014 through the generous sponsorship of Jim Cochrane, an experienced international businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Centre’s research focus is on maximising social, economic and environmental benefit through the effective development, use and revitalisation of the built environment and through engagement with the communities involved. The Centre’s Director is Professor Rohinton Emmanuel, and Deputy Director Professor Billy Hare, who are both Professors of Construction.

The Centre will contribute to research activity across the three societal challenges that are the focus for GCU research to 2020: Healthy Lives, Inclusive Societies and Sustainable Environments. Focusing on ‘Sustainable Development’, we aim to be recognised for Executive Education and Knowledge Transfer activity through pioneering research in the following areas: