School of Computing and Engineering

Architectural Construction and Urban Study Research Group

Architectural Construction and Urban Study Research Group

The Architectural Construction and Urban Study Research Group aims to develop high quality, multidisciplinary research and technical solutions. This promotes sustainability in built environment development, as well as in design and construction projects.

It underpins our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in built environment and hosts a number of PhD students studying various issues in the sustainable built environment area. The group is also a basis for the academics in the school to pursue research funding, develop research projects, and build up industrial collaborations.

The research in this group covers various aspects, including urban planning and design, architecture and architectural technology, building service engineering, construction management, property management, and so on.

The detailed research focuses of the research group are as follows:

  • Sustainable architectural design principle and technology
  • Sustainable urban planning & design principle and technology
  • BIM applications for building design & construction management
  • Decision supporting systems for sustainable urban planning and building design
  • Geospatial analysis methods and techniques for urban sustainability assessments
  • Urban sustainability assessment (relevant to EIA, SEA, SA, QoL etc.)
  • Sustainable urbanisation in developing countries
  • Computing technology in building design and construction
  • Building sustainability assessment methods (relevant to SAP, BREEAM, LEED, etc.)
  • 3D virtual reality visualisation in architectural and urban design.

The research projects and topics which have been carried out in the research group include:

For more information, please contact Dr Charlie Fu:

Tel: 020 82312265

Email: charlie.fu@uwl.ac.uk