Research Projects

Research Projects

The programme is a new research collaboration established on existing associations and includes 6 academic beneficiaries and 14 industry partners. The relatively large number of industrial partners ena- bles the network to comprise the central design-active stakeholders of building practice reflecting diffe- rent disciplines as well as different scales of enterprise.
The scientific content is structured around 3 work packages (WPs). that creates a cross-site and inter- disciplinary research environment examining the three axes design communication, design simulation and design materialisation in which the 15 ESRs’ research is situated.

Research areas

COMMUNICATING DESIGN

Current methods for communicating domain specific knowledge in building practice assume disciplinary separation and discretisation of design control. More info

SIMULATION FOR DESIGN

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Current methods for simulation assume single scale engagement across separate phases and exclude the simulation of material and fabrication processes. More info

MATERIALISING DESIGN

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Current methods for materialisation within the building industry are based on mass production. They rely on the standardisation of material and fabrication to afford control and optimise material use. More info