Built Environment

Building Engineering and Construction Practice

Members from the Group help individuals and organisations use their real estate effectively. 

The group is investigating multiple themes related to building engineering and construction practice. The group is specialising in:

  • Social value creation of construction projects
  • Housing- technologies, social impacts, modularisation
  • Evaluation of retrofitting systems to residential, commercial and listed building
  • Inherent adaptability through Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)
  • Construction process improvement (specific interests: Lean Construction, Process Maturity)
  • Capacity building for disaster resilience
  • Public – Private Partnerships
  • Through-life management of built facilities
  • Building energy simulation and optimisation
  • Smart buildings, districts and cities
  • Energy and Environmental sustainability
  • Artificial Intelligence applied to Buildings
  • Digital construction design and process simulation
  • 4DBIM applications for building & Infrastructure projects
  • Application of lean principles and sustainable construction
  • Location-based planning and resource optimisation
  • Supply chain management and contract procurement
  • Health & Safety risk management on production sites and in the oil and gas industries
  • Logistics and asset management for sustainability
  • Energy management in building engineering services design and operation
  • Performance based (performative) design, Building design optimisation
  • Prediction of project determinants (i.e. cost & duration) at the early phases of developments
  • Immersive virtual environments and their impact on spatial education
  • Decision support modelling of EAC systems
  • Procurement and contract administration

The Building Engineering & Construction Practice Research Theme has a successful history for applying their specialism into real-world applications and has completed research projects funded by various funding bodies.

Get in touch with the team

If you'd like to ask a question or find out more about information about this Group, please contact the team lead using the details below.

Contact: Prof Alison Cotgrave, Lead of the Building Engineering & Construction Practice Research Theme
Email: A.J. Cotgrave@ljmu.ac.uk Call: 0151 231 2837
Address: Liverpool John Moores University
Cherie Booth Building
Byrom St
Liverpool
L3 3AF

The Theme Members are: