The ICRC research portfolio is structured around three inter-related themes, reflecting the focus and expertise of the Centre:

We also have two research fellowships, developing research capability in identified priority areas:

  • Ethnographic research in construction

Rooted in ethnographic research on construction sites and with construction workers themselves, this research looks at the Communication of Safety Knowledge, and Virtual Ward and Home Refurbishment (read more about Ethnographic Research in Construction)

  • Organising for sustainable innovation

This two year project explores the introduction of sustainability strategies into construction firms, from the firm and industry wide perspective, and the project perspective (read more about Organizing for Sustainable Innovation)

See below for details of our current projects. To review our previous research, see here

London skyline at nightCompetitiveness, productivity and performance


  • All change in construction: a comparative analysis of construction industry reform in the UK, Hong Kong, and Singapore Read more
  • Global markets in construction
  • Sustainability in facilities management with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Read more

roof constructionThrough-life management and innovation


  • A microgeneration technology innovation system analysis of the UK housing development sector Read more
  • Design templates
  • Building Information Models and complex healthcare infrastructure delivery: Development, application, benefits and challenges Read more
  • Innovation and the sociology of technology Read more
  • Participatory design Read more
  • The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) Read more

Property on scalesInnovative Procurement


We have no projects currently running under this theme.  Please see here for previous projects on procurement.

Alternatively, see the HaCIRIC project page for procurement research relating to healthcare.

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