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Overview

Construction Innovation and Built Environment Research group’s research is guided by four primary goals:

  • Goal 1: Develop novel processes that will advance manufacturisation, operation and maintenance built assets.
  • Goal 2: Expand scientific understanding of the built environment, its resilience to extreme events and impact on the Earth.
  • Goal 3: Develop novel construction materials to enhance the life on Earth.
  • Goal 4: Work with policy makers, commercial and not-for-profit organisations to use our research for creating a better built environment globally.

Key contacts

Lead

Name: Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Associate Vice Principal (Research)
Email address: Milan.Radosavljevic@uws.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 848 3452
School: Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Profile: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/milan-radosavljevic

Deputy Lead

Name: Dr Ashwini Konanahalli
Email address: Ashwini.Konanahalli@uws.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 849 4333
School: Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Profile: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/ashwini-konanahalli

Research themes

Research themes in CIBER are cored by ground breaking Data Science and Information Management (e.g., experimental data, big data analytics, artificial intelligence) to bolster world-leading transdisciplinary research and innovation in built environment.

SRC 1: Advanced Construction Materials, Design & Methods

  • Self-compacting concrete and special concretes
  • Use of waste and recycled materials in construction
  • Nanotechnology in construction
  • Advanced structural analysis and design

SRC 2: Autonomous & Smart Construction

  • 3D printing
  • Construction robotics
  • Construction Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Nanosecond Procurement
  • Digital/Virtual twins

SRC 3: Digital Innovation in Built Environment

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) and management
  • Immersive Technologies - Augmented Reality (VR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Integrated approach of laser scanning to other digital technologies (e.g., BIM, AR, VR)

SRC 4: Hydraulics for Sounder Built Environment

  • Pipe and open channel hydraulics
  • Flood protection and mitigation
  • Rehabilitation of surface water bodies

SRC 5: Preventive Innovation in Historic Built Environment

  • Material characterisation of historic buildings
  • Transformative adaptation of cultural heritage to climate change
  • Visual assessment, repair and maintenance strategies for historic buildings

SRC 6: Resilient & Sustainable Infrastructure Systems

  • 5G network applications to transport infrastructure systems
  • Sustainability through Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA), Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and climate change impacts (e.g., carbon footprint)
  • Roadway pavement improvement strategies
  • Mobility and safety impact predictions during construction

Key projects

  • BALI – Built Asset Lifecycle Intelligence:

    £100k InnovateUK feasibility study to develop a digital ecosystem for management of built assets through life (2016-2017; Prof Milan Radosavljevic).

Key staff

Name: Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Associate Vice Principal (Research), Lead
Email address: Milan.Radosavljevic@uws.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 848 3452
School: Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Profile: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/milan-radosavljevic

Name: Dr Ashwini Konanahalli, Deputy Lead
Email address: Ashwini.Konanahalli@uws.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 141 849 4344
School: Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
Profile: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/ashwini-konanahalli

Name: Dr Junseo Bae
Position: Lecturer
Email: Junseo.Bae@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 849 4251
PURE profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/junseo-bae

Name: Dr Shakun Paudel
Position: Lecturer
Email: Shakun.Paudel@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3330
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/junseo-bae

Name: Dr Andrzej Wrzesien
Position: Lecturer
Email: Andrzej.Wrzesien@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 849 4363
PURE profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/andrzej-wrzesien

Name: Professor Keshav Dahal
Position: Professor
Email: Keshav.Dahal@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3305
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/keshav-dahal

Name: Professor Naeem Ramzan
Position: Professor
Email: Naeem.Ramzan@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3648
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/naeem-ramzan

Name: Professor Desmond Gibson
Position: Professor
Email: Des.Gibson@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3610
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/desmond-gibson

Name: Dr Muhammad Shakir
Position: Professor
Email: Des.Gibson@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3610
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/desmond-gibson

Associate members - UWS staff

Name: Dr Qi Wang
Position: Reader
Email: Qi.Wang@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3945
PURE profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/qi-wang

Name: Dr Zeeshan Pervez
Position: Reader
Email: Zeeshan.Pervez@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 848 3183
PURE profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/zeeshan-pervez

Name: Dr Luc Rolland
Position: Lecturer
Email: Luc.Rolland@uws.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 141 849 4202
PURE profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/luc-rolland

External affiliate members

Name: Dr Tahir Hanif
Position: Project Controls Manager, BlueVision, Abu Dhabi

Name: Dr Mohamed El-Haram
Position: Whole Life Consultants Limited Dundee

Name: Mr Mohammed Shah
Position: Transportation, Calderdale Council

Name: Mr Gordon Mitchell
Position: CIO, Key FM

Name: Professor John Bennett
Position: Emeritus Professor

Name: Professor Llewellyn Tang
Position: University of Hong Kong

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associates and Post-Doctoral Researchers

Name: Thepparit Sinthamrongruk
Position: KTP Associate
Email:  Thepparit. Sinthamrongruk@uws.ac.uk
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/thepparit-sinthamrongruk

Name: Ankhbayar Otgonbayar
Position: KTP Associate
Email: Ankhbayar.Otgonbayar@uws.ac.uk
Profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/ankhbayar-otgonbayar/publications/

Post-Doctoral Researcher & PhD students

Name: Gideon Ayim-Mensah
Position: PhD Student
Email: Gideon.Ayim-Mensah@uws.ac.uk
PURE profile link: https://research-portal.uws.ac.uk/en/persons/gideon-ayim-mensah

Name: Salem Al Mazrouei
Position: PhD Student

Name:  Evgeny Exter
Position: PhD Student

Name:  Kevin Reutner
Position: PhD Student

Current Projects

Project Type /Scheme - Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Project Title - Digital twin for Autonomous Facilities Management (2019-22, £266,000)

Partners / Funders

Project Type /Scheme - Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Project Title - BRS Technology Limited: Air Quality Monitoring using IoT and Machine Learning (2019-22, £184,000)

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Associated research degree

Name of degree: MSc Civil Engineering
The MSc in Civil Engineering is a unique UK postgraduate taught programme that draws upon the research strengths of the University of The West of Scotland in Civil Engineering and other engineering disciplines. It offers an advanced qualification to engineering graduates wishing to progress their career and develop an in-depth and practical understanding of Civil Engineering in the provision of sustainable and resilient civil engineering solutions for the built environment.

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Last updated: 30/10/2018