Focusing on adaptation to climate change in the built environment, the secondment aims to enhance the uptake, utility and value of existing simulation models at the building-, suburban- and city-scale by building on existing EPSRC-funded research.
Many research projects aim to provide models, visualisation tools, or data for stakeholder use as part of their final outputs. In reality, few manage to transition their ideas into a format that is usable after the project is complete. Through a desktop review, webinars and discussions with researchers, we have produced guidance on how to … Continue reading Helping researchers to enhance uptake & use of built environment models
Our main role is to bridge the gap between academia and research – so we took construction research to the industry at UK Construction Week.
Investigating the seasonal health and climate change resilience of elderly urban populations for 3 large cities.
June 2015 Workshop Working with the Homes and Communities Agency, we brought together 79 industry and academic experts for an overheating and indoor air quality in new homes workshop. We’ve brought together the technical presentations and discussion summaries from the masterclass workshops, which are particularly relevant for: Social housing providers – development & asset management … Continue reading Overheating & indoor air quality in new homes
September 2012 These observations on the outcomes and the value of this project are provided from the viewpoint of a construction professional and an industry participant by John Easton of SUSTaim Limited. This report is intended to identify the beneficial impacts obtained through participation in the project, gathered from input at key stages in the … Continue reading SUSTaim’s perspective of Low Carbon Futures
May 2011 A stakeholder view from Jacobs, engineering consultants providing professional technical services both in the UK and internationally. Overall relevance and usefulness of research This project has represented a useful learning exercise for Jacobs. The new weather/climate data provided were generally readily useable in the TAS modelling tools already being used in thermal simulations … Continue reading Jacobs’ perspective of PROMETHEUS
November 2011 A collated response from a wide range of stakeholders at the final project National Assembly. Summarised from the final General Assembly, November 2011 The CREW project involved a large array of differing stakeholder groups and interested parties. One effective means by which to reach these persons and to elicit and capture their views … Continue reading CREW from their stakeholders’ perspective
May 2012 A stakeholder view from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the professional membership organisation supporting 20,000 electrical and mechanical engineers. Introduction This document is written exclusively from the point of view of a single stakeholder reflecting on their participation in the COPSE research project. It is not a review of the … Continue reading CIBSE’s perspective of COPSE
January 2013 A stakeholder view from Bristol County Council, working to embed climate change adaptation into strategy development, risk management and key decision-making processes. Overall relevance & usefulness of research: Over 85% of the population in England live in areas classified as ‘suburban’ which differ in physical characteristics, socio-economic and cultural characteristics of residents. Although … Continue reading Bristol City Council’s perspective of SNACC