Sustainable Infrastructure and Built Environments

In this strand, we embrace digital innovation to foster equitable and just, healthy, safe, thriving and sustainable communities. This is done through communities’ stakeholders including national and international governments, private enterprises, charitable and not-for-profit and social organisations, media, and communities. We work with our research partners to generate new executable ideas and innovations, harnessing smart technologies to nurture innovative business and social policies, processes and models to shape the way we design, build and manage our communities. We believe it is vital to engage all our members and stakeholders to ensure smart and healthy communities, where all of us can feel free to live, learn, work and play with unhindered access to information to enrich the lives and experiences of our communities’ members.  Research of this strand includes the following topics:

Facilities Management - Building Information Modelling (BIM), Resource efficiency, Asset management, Integrated infrastructure systems

Project & Risk Management - Project control methods, Standards development, Sustainable construction, Project procurement, Integrity of tendering system, Sustainable development, Program & portfolio management, Strategic benefits realisation, …

Smart Applications - Digital technologies and smart buildings, GIS applications, Public transport planning, Ageing & transport, Smart & sustainable construction, Big data analytics in built environment, Sustainable communities, Smart construction materials, …

Structures - Structural engineering, Reinforced crumbed rubber concrete, Recycling materials, Resilient infrastructures, Non-destructive condition assessment, Structural retrofitting, ...

Sustainable construction - Energy efficient industries and communities, Asset management, Online sensing, Sustainable buildings, Urban precinct modelling, Energy emissions of buildings & embodied energy, Construction operations & safety management, Human factors in construction management, Green infrastructure, ...

Waste Management - Waste utilization, Sustainable construction materials, Zero energy buildings, Reverse logistics, Supply chain, ...


Strand leaderDr Konstantinos Kirytopoulos

Deputy Strand leader:  Dr Sekhar Somenahalli


Strand Member List:

Faisal Ahammed

Jun Ahn

Tom Benn

Nicholas Chileshe

Christopher Chow

Ian Clark

Jeremy Coggins

Mark Ellis

Rob Freda

Debbie Frisby

John Gelder

Reza Hassanli

Jacqueline Jepson

Ki Kim

Konstantinos Kirytopoulos

John Van Leeuwen

Anna Longford

Tony Ma

Xing Ma

Julie Mills

Paul Monis

David Ness

Jorge Ochoa Paniagua

Stephen Pullen

Mizanur Rahman

Rameez Rameezdeen

Chris Saint

Sekhar Somenahalli

Anthony Wood

Yan Zhuge

Areas of study and research

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