Centre for the Built Environment


The School of the Built Environment engages in research aimed at improving the process, validity and environmental efficiency across multiple sectors of the built environment.

Research groups

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Property, Planning and Policies

The Property, Planning and Policies research group focuses on the complex physical interrelationships between people, space and the environment. Our aim is to provide a valuable contribution to our understanding of the core concept of place within modern society.

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Transforming Building Life Cycle

Advancing knowledge related to the building life-cycle through the application of digital technology and process transformation as well as the application of novice management approaches.

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Global Environmental Challenges

The Global Environmental Challenges Research Group addresses global social-environmental challenges and opportunities at various scales.

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Research projects

We are currently working on a number of projects within the Centre of the Built Environment. View them all on our project page. You can also see our individual research groups to see a filtered list of projects aligned to our specialisms.

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PhD opportunities

Ready to make an exciting contribution to knowledge? Find out about PhD courses, including advice from doctoral researchers and guidance on fees and applications.

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Research staff

Birmingham City University is home to a wealth of knowledge and experienced staff who have worked with industry to solve problems.

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News and events

The School of the Built Environment runs a variety of research seminars, conferences and more across its research centres. View our latest events and how our research impacts the wider world.

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Contact Us

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  • Research collaborations

  • PhD enquiries

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If you have any questions about our research, current projects or research events feel free to get in touch.

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Research collaborations

Interested in a research collaboration or consultancy? Contact our team and we'll attempt to link you with an academic who're aligned with your interests.

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PhD Enquiries

Thinking about studying a PhD in the Built Environment? Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. First, take a look at the PhD section on the website and your course page for more information.

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