School of Science, Engineering and Environment 06.08.20

University receives £80,000 grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering

The University of Salford has been successful in winning a £80,000 grant to create a modelling system that integrates industry and urban regeneration. 

The project, titled ‘Transforming Systems through Partnership Scheme’ will focus on the heavily polluted area of Al-Balqa area in Amman, Jordan. Using City Information Modelling (CIM), digital technologies will be merged to allow for urban and building management. The CIM system will facilitate data gathering creating a prototype to monitor the existing built environment supporting the development of sustainable scenarios. 

The University has a partnership with the Amman Arab University in Jordan who they will be working with in collaboration on this project alongside Jordanian industry partner Survey TEQ. Other partners involved include Mirrorworld Technologies and Bentley Systems with Yarmouk University in Jordan supporting with the delivery.

Dr Claudia Trillo, Reader in Architecture at The University of Salford said: “This project allows us to demonstrate our knowledge in the area of built environment and digital technologies. The development of this innovative tool will allow for better urban development and management.

“Industrial collaboration is important to the University with this project providing us international exposure and paving the way for future partnerships."

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