Research Impact and Dissemination

Construction Futures is firmly committed to maximising all impact achievements across its research activities.

Research Impact and Dissemination

We proactively share our knowledge, experience and findings to industry and broader society to maximise discovery, dissemination and wider uptake.

Enhancing the capability of the Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector has been a cornerstone of our applied research since 2000. Research has continued to demonstrate wide-reaching impact through bespoke activities and holistic interventions covering the three core pillars of: People, Process and Technology. Some of the key impacts include:

  • Adoption of our new Application (App) to support stress management in the construction industry - available globally through smart device stores and used by 50 companies.
  • Ensuring that professionals and organisations within the sector adapted to developments in respect of Health and Safety (H&S) through collaboration with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
  • Changes in industry through the development of new products and processes co-created with the Sustainability and Construction Futures Research and Innovation Centre (SCFRIC).
  • Increased business turnover and job creation from the transformation of design, manufacture and construction processes within the high value ventilation sector.
  • The establishment of new Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (VR/AR) companies focusing on delivering construction sector services.

Smart, efficient and sustainable infrastructure supports economic growth and has positive impacts on health, wellbeing and the environment. In collaboration with local governments, public and private transportation and built environment stakeholders, and over 200 companies, our research into infrastructure, systems and processes has impacted both policy and practice. Some of the key impacts include:

  • Changing policy for the adoption of sustainable transportation and renewable energy initiatives.
  • Enhancing practices used as part of the operations of emergency services.
  • Improving existing standards and architectures for the design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and novel mobility services.
  • Changing operational practices and culture of organisations in relation to the adoption and deployment of sustainable energy systems in housing.
  • Improving the productivity of companies which offer products that capitalise on renewable energy.

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