Posts tagged: construction

Professor Jason Underwood People Count – the culture of digital construction

The School of Built Environment’s Professor Jason Underwood wass an invited keynote alongside Chris Boardman, MBE and former British and Olympic cyclist, at an event organised by the global technology organisation Trimble Solutions/Tekla on 1st December. The event was focused  on the people aspect of collaboration and digital construction entitled “People Count – the culture of digital […]


Could factory-built homes solve UK’s housing crisis?

Factory-built homes could help solve the UK’s housing crisis, construction expert Professor Mohammed Arif has told the BBC. Factory-built homes, also known as modular houses, have the capability to deliver homes fast, cheaper and have a final product which is more energy efficient, Arif, Professor of Sustainability and Process Management, said. The Professor in the […]


University launches construction research centre at industry summit

Research and innovation may play an even greater role in supporting industry post Brexit, a leading professor has told the Construction Summit North. Launching the Centre for Built Environment, Sustainability and Transformation (BEST) at Emirates Old Trafford, Professor Mohammed Arif told 300 industry delegates that the need for research and information was “potentially more fertile” […]


Masters in Construction launched in Mauritius

The School of the Built Environment’s highly-successful Project Management in Construction Masters is being exported to a second country in the Indian Ocean. The postgraduate course will be available to students and professionals on the island nation of Mauritius and follows the successful delivery of the programme in Sri Lanka. It underlines a growing global […]


UoS awarded funding for post-disaster housing reconstruction project

The CIOB’s Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund will award construction research projects with up to £10,000 each.  University of Salford is amongst the six projects to be awarded for its: ‘Long-term Sustainability of Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction Projects’ by Dr Bingunath Ingirige (UoS) and Dr Gayan Wedawatta MCIOB (Aston University).