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Profile

We are a multi-disciplinary teaching and research group with expertise in structural mechanics, structural materials and structural design. We engineer novel materials, explore useful mechanical characteristics, develop new structural systems and associated design methods for safe, sustainable and elegant architectural structures.

Guided by our own first-hand experience in real-world projects and research activities we educate the future generations of designers to deliver safe and sustainable structures. We collaborate with like-minded educators, researchers and practitioners locally and internationally, ranging from individual researchers to global centres of research excellence and from local SMEs to multi-national PLCs.

Motivation

As the urban population grows and infrastructure ages, there is a high demand for architectural structures, but their construction and disposal consumes vast quantities of resources and generates enormous amounts of waste. Our aim is to bring about a new generation of resource-efficient, resilient and responsive architectural structures that make step-change reductions in the amount of non-renewable resources used in their construction, operation and decommissioning.

Mission & Objectives

Our mission is to bring about this next generation of safe, sustainable and elegant structures by leading-edge research and education.

Our activities are grouped in the following overlapping research themes:

  1. Glass & Transparency including architectural glass and sustainable glass.

  2. Structural Mechanics including form-finding and optimisation.

  3. Artificial Intelligence for sustainable and resilient structures.

  4. Adaptive architectural structures including smart and reconfigurable structures.

  5. Bio-based architectural structures including natural and engineering bio-based materials

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