Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

This Department is the largest in the School of Engineering and includes a broad suite of disciplines including Architecture, Architectural Technology, Building information Modelling, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Sustainable Civil Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering and Fire Engineering. There are 3 Research Groups in the Department (aRCH, BIMC and iBERG) and they collaborate with many external partners in relation to the 3 connected themes of ‘green, lean and digital’. The Department is very conscious of the key role of research and innovation activities to inform the teaching on the education programmes.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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