We champion the physical environments that people need to work, rest and play - offices, homes, services and open spaces. We focus on opportunities for engineering and technology. Bringing together experts from a range of professional disciplines across industry, academia and government, we deliver programmes of activity, inspired by issues of the day and innovation, from retrofit to new build and beyond.
Whilst Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a welcome addition to the digital information available when planning, designing, building, operating and maintaining the built environment, is it fully understood, being widely adopted or suitably protected from cyber-attacks?
Which technologies will have the greatest impact when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of buildings? Our ‘future power’ programme will showcase the latest innovations in micro generation, storage and low voltage and direct current networks.
How can we continue to provide heat and cooling to buildings which have traditionally relied on fossil fuels? Our ‘heat’ programme will explore the opportunities from improving energy efficiency to embracing retrofit and switching to low-carbon energy sources.
Resilience and sustainability in water availability and quality, natural disasters, and opportunities for integrating water into the built environment will be an area of focus. Technology will be encouraged to better manage this scarce resource.
27 October 2015
27 October 2015
The Museum of London is marking this weekend’s 350th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Fire of London with the launch of the second in a series of Minecraft maps that let users experience the events of 1666 through a series of mini challenges.
Engineers in future could provide a solution to protect cities from devastating effects of earthquakes by building structures into the earth that dissipate powerful shock waves.
A new smart window material based on amorphous nanomaterials can control the transmission of heat and light with unprecedented efficiency.
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