Our aim

To undertake funded and other collaborative research that provides a robust evidence-base for technical, economic and political decision making nationally and internationally, for a sustainable built environment. Our strengths in this respect are: heath safety and wellbeing of construction workers; procurement and contracts; productivity; building defects and quality; sustainable building use and performance.

Our vision

Our vision is of an internationally facing research group, dedicated to the sustainable procurement, construction and maintenance of built assets, in order to ‘meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of present and future generations to meet their social and economic needs.’

Key Projects

The development of a worker engagement maturity model for the improvement of occupational health and safety in construction (2017-2018)
Improving designers’ knowledge of hazards: Development of a mixed-media digital tool to improve how designers learn about preventing hazards in their designs (2017-2018)
Integrated sensors for better risk profiling of indoor conditions in care homes (2018)
Site productivity Study in House Building - OSM with Crane Erect (2018-2019)
The true cost of construction waste: a scoping study. For Zero Waste Scotland. (2019)

Group Members & Research Students

Professor Billy Hare
Professor Iain Cameron
Dr Nicola Callaghan
Dr Nigel Craig
Dr Krystyna Curtis
Dr Kenneth Lawani
Dr John Lowe
Dr David Manase
Ross McKillop
Siobhan Morrison
Dr Malawi Ngwira
Dr Mark Phillipson
Dr Craig Thomson
Dr Michael Tong
Dr Ian Trushell

Sustainable Development Goals