Constructing Excellence is delighted to support the Transforming Construction Network Plus (N+) . The partnership between UCL, Imperial College and WMG, University of Warwick will unite academic researchers with industry and policy representatives through networking and skills-building events, creating a new community and body of knowledge to inform future construction policy and practice.
Professor Jacqui Glass is the lead investigator and Ann Bentley from RLB chairs the Strategy Board on which Alison Nicholl represents Constructing Excellence. This provides us with an excellent opportunity to get involved with this important programme of research. The format of short projects provides a great opportunity for industry to engage effectively with the academic base.
The first call for small projects is now underway with a closing date of 29 March. Funding is available for projects which address research questions derived from prior academic study or respond to industry need in the Transforming Construction Challenge’s core themes of:
- designing and managing buildings through digitally-enabled performance management
- constructing quality buildings through an offsite manufacturing approach
- reducing energy demand by improving quality of build and powering buildings through embedded active technologies
Find out more detail about the current call from the Transforming Construction Network Plus website.