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20 Sep 2016
This paper considers the nature of the remedy provided when the State intervenes to rectify building failures, using the Irish Pyrite Resolution Scheme and the Homeowner Protection Act of British Columbia as examples.
This paper examines if there are ways for building design to be improved to account for fire protection system malfunctions.
This paper explores an initial look into the impact that new US measurement and verification (M&V) requirements will have on the green building construction industry.
25 Jul 2016
A regional case study was used in Malaysia for this research to investigate the ecological and economic components of forest conversion to oil palm, within a tropical floodplain system.
27 Jun 2016
Our recent research, the Hub and the Place, takes an in-depth look at the issues related to infrastructure delivery, by examining three case studies of rail transport hubs and their surrounding environment and urban development in the UK, China and India.
19 May 2016
The research aims to compare the REITS in HK, China and Singapore in terms of regulation, taxation, costs and returns.
16 May 2016
This research compares the two of the most popular mainstream cost management systems in the world promoting construction cost management consultants to better understand complex client needs.
10 May 2016
We spoke to over 500 office workers to explore productivity in office environments and challenge preconceptions and understanding of why "one size does not fit all". This survey was run in partnership with the Middle East Council for Offices (MECO).
19 Apr 2016
The research explores the regional responses to a changing context in housing associations and market renting in the North East and North West of England.
30 Mar 2016
This paper looks at the principle ‘good practice’ components of a project controls function (either in house or outsourced) to address any common issues in the industry, particularly in North America.
29 Mar 2016
The major research effort started with a series of roundtables around the globe to collect PSAM best practice and other data and come up with recommendations.
28 Mar 2016
Research aims to understand the implications of decisions about resettlement on informal settlements in Fiji and Papua New Guinea, both of which have more than 80% customary tenure. In both these countries, there is only limited land valuation and formal land use planning in the major informal settlement areas.
18 Feb 2016
This paper identifies and discusses the three challenges: commercial sustainability, policy and innovative design and solutions in heritage conservation in Hong Kong, and how to tackle these challenges.
07 Jan 2016
This research aims to develop a Natural Capital Planning Tool (NCPT) allowing planners and developers to assess the impact of proposed developments and plans on the provision of ecosystem services.
09 Nov 2015
Our research report and online tool helps the built environment sector in eight European countries to determine the risk and impact climate change will have on non-domestic, or commercial, buildings.
This research examines the potential for mitigation of predominantly pluvial flooding in central business districts (CBD) through retrofitting of sustainable urban drainage systems.
The research looks at the expanding supply of 'green' buildings within a given London neighbourhood that has a positive impact on rent prices in general but reduced rents and prices for environmentally-certified real estate.
Using England, Wales and Australia as case studies, this research explores method in measuring the uptake of sustainability in the built environment over time.
This report develops an approach which places a value on the social and environmental impact of projects and applies these to the built environment.
02 Oct 2015
The research looks at the implications of contracted-out publicness by private management of the urban public realm.
10 Jul 2015
This paper establishes how effective current post project review reporting [PPRR] practices are in delivering improvements to organisational performance in the construction industry.
08 Jul 2015
The report analyses the factors shaping the development of BIM in the North American, Chinese and UK construction industries and provides insight in how to navigate these.
The central question this research report addresses is how BIM can support the activities and professional services delivered by property professionals.
07 Jul 2015
This research looks at resilience (the ability to rebound from stressful events) which has been identified as a critical competence for working in challenging environments.
26 Jun 2015
This paper looks at a theoretical framework aimed at the development of an electronic system for guiding clients in the selection of an appropriate building procurement option is presented.
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