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International construction experts gather in Salford

Tuesday 12 September 2017

MORE than 200 international experts have gathered in Salford to help shape tomorrow’s built environment.

The effects of climate change on construction, offsite construction, zero carbon and virtual reality in design are among the hot topics discussed.

There is also discussion around the problematic question of how the industry can better work together.

Hosted by the University’s School of the Built Environment (SoBE), the two-day conference is held in partnership with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB).


It was opened in the University’s £55m New Adelphi venue by Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Marshall and is attended by Dr Wim Bakens, Senior Program Advisor for the CIB.

It forms part of SoBE’s International Research Week, comprising conference, Industry Days, Workshops, and a postgraduate conference

The School of the Built Environment is a World Top 50 centre for education and research in the Built Environment.

Research areas include:

-       Construction industry economics

-       Construction management

-       Global construction data

-       Education in the built environment

-       Information & knowledge management in building

-       Usability in workplaces

-       Culture in construction

-       Law & dispute resolution

-       Offsite construction

-       Disasters in the built environment

-       Energy building performance

-       Public private partnerships


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