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Dr john orr

Principal Investigator. Lecturer in Civil Engineering and Director of Research. His research focuses on the lightweighting of concrete structures and novel analytical, optimisation and construction methods. EPSRC awards of £3.8M.

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Professor stephen emmitt

Head of Department and Director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA). He has written widely on design management and architectural technology, with a particular interest in improving performance of design teams (process efficiency) and buildings (product functionality).

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dr alex copping

Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management. His research interests revolve around the relationship between project complexity, project management methodologies and the management of resources pertaining to integrated delivery in project environments.


Professor tim ibell

Professor of Civil Engineering. Research interests in realistic structural strength assessment, innovative retrofit procedures and fabric-formed concrete structures, for which he has won six best research journal paper awards from the Institutions of Structural Engineers and Civil Engineers, and a further four best conference-paper awards.