Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering has a unique character as the only interdisciplinary department in the UK.

Our student standards are among the highest in the country for both disciplines, both at entry and at graduation.

Teaching

We have around 600 undergraduate students, 100 MSc students, over 50 research students and staff, and around 35 teaching and research academics.

Due to the joint nature of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, collaborative, integrated design is central to our studio teaching across all disciplines.

All our undergraduate programmes can be taken as sandwich courses with supervised industrial placements.

Research

Sustainability within the built environment is core to our teaching and research and is reflected strongly across our degree programmes and research centre activities.

Research is organised around four centres BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM)Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)Energy and Design of Environments (EDEn) and Research unit for Water, Environment and Intrastructure Resilience (WEIR).

Our research was ranked joint first in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment. Overall, 90% of our research activity was graded as either world-leading or internationally excellent.

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Timber Engineering & Materials Science
Concretes Engineering & Materials Science
Lime Engineering & Materials Science
Reinforced concrete Engineering & Materials Science
Concrete construction Engineering & Materials Science
Hemp Engineering & Materials Science
Bamboo Engineering & Materials Science
Mortar Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2005 2023

Research Output 1980 2019

A 3D parallel Particle-In-Cell solver for extreme wave interaction with floating bodies

Chen, Q., Zang, J., Ning, D., Blenkinsopp, C. & Gao, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ocean Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Blind comparative study of focused wave interactions with a fixed FPSO-like structure (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1)

Ransley, E., Yan, S., Brown, S., Mai, T., Ma, Q., Engsig-Karup, A. P., Eskilsson, C., Xie, Z., Stoesser, V., Wan, D., Chen, H., Qian, L., Mingham, C., Causon, D., Gatin, I., Jasak, H., Downie, S., Higuera, P., Buldakov, E., Chen, Q. & 2 othersZang, J. & Greaves, D., 15 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses

An Investigation of the Effect of a Building's Characteristics on the Thermal Environment of Naturally Ventilated Educational Offices

Author: Lakeridou, M., 1 Jul 2010

Supervisor: Nikolopoulou, M. (Supervisor) & Natarajan, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil

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A study of carbonation in non-hydraulic lime mortars

Author: Lawrence, M., 1 Jan 2006

Supervisor: Walker, P. (Supervisor) & D'Ayala, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Creation of Hot Summer Years and Evaluation of Overheating Risk at a High Spatial Resolution under a Changing Climate

Author: Liu, C., 3 Nov 2017

Supervisor: Coley, D. (Supervisor), Kershaw, T. (Supervisor) & Natarajan, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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