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Research projects

Transforming house construction with DfMA

Construction practice has hardly evolved in 40 years, and nor has productivity. Houses as a product have been criticised as cost-inefficient and failing to meet the market demand. 

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Testing and optimising techniques for biogas conversion

Doosan Enpure's patented Sonix technology aims to increase the yield of biogas production but the technology required ...

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Modelling the Drivers of the UK Multi-let Industrial Property Market

Looking behind the figures, this exploratory research can show the key value drivers of MLI properties. 

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EnAlgae: Bioenegry for North West Europe

This four year project combines the expertise and resources of 19 partners over 7 countries in order to address sustain...

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Advancing real estate decision making

The research aims to discuss this issue and provide a conceptual real estate framework to manage these risk events.

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Platform design for manufacture and assembly of housing

The platform enables house design to be faster to construct, economical to build and low impacts to the environment.

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IoT4Win: Connected water management

The water industry of the future will need to be smart and resource-efficient, and the current water industry is chara...

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Rebuilding cities after the catastrophe of war and destruction

The research sought to explain the nature and extent of destruction and the processes and products of replanning and r...

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DfMA House Panel Production

The consortium has designed an efficient production line for DfMA houses under factory conditions (Figure 1). The aim ...

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Exploring the application of property level flood risk adaptation

This project aims to examine the applications of property level flood risk adaption in homes and businesses in the UK,...

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Overheating mitigation and Indoor air quality improvement in new build residential developments in the UK

The aim of the project is to propose cost effective scalable construction solutions and strategies that take account o...

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