Research projects

Find out about our current research. These inter-disciplinary research projects are aimed at developing new tools and processes for the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure in the digital age. For further details please see below:

Research Projects
 di_digital_design_professional_roles A new professionalism? Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Design

This study aims to understand from the accounts of professionals how integrated digital technologies including BIM are shaping professional design work.

 CAVE_users_photo BIM and CAD model visualisation using a Collaborative VR Environment 

This research aims to take existing visualisation equipment and improve its software, so that BIM data can be used and visualised natively whilst giving access to the underlying data that exists within file formats such as IFC's.


BIM process standardisation in construction innovation systems           

This research aims to study the role of BIM process standards in shaping the adoption of BIM in the construction sector. It investigates the role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) process standards in shaping the adoption of Building Information Modelling.

 di_learning_from_crossrail Design and innovation through data management: learning from Crossrail 

The Crossrail project is a major UK infrastructure project which involves 21km of new tunneling under London, with new and upgraded stations and upgrades to existing rail infrastructure to the East and West of London.


Interaction patterns, digital technologies and projects                         

This research aims to examine the pattern of digital interactions involved in tracking and controlling construction project progress. These patterns are analysed to identify early warnings that lead to more and less successful outcomes.


Visual objects and practices in inter-organizational teamwork                

This research explores the potential of visual objects - e.g., sketches, drawings, 3D models - to span organizational boundaries and facilitate communication among architecture, engineering, and construction firms.


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