Future Built Environments
“Research in the School of Building Construction aids the AEC industry by providing technology, tools, processes, and enhances the efficiency of capitol project delivery by developing new technology. By nature, this is a multidisciplinary field and we can learn from other areas—architecture, civil engineering, computing, public policy: We use this expertise to solve problems in the built environment” -- Baabak Ashuri, Director of Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment Lab
The School of Building Construction has a vision to be a global leader of research in the development, construction, and management of the built environment. Faculty and their students are researching energy, technology, building performance, BIM, forecasting, risk management, and many other areas that will improve the performances and processes of the built environment.
Laboratories and Centers
The School of Building Construction is home to two labs: CONECTech Lab and ESBE-Economics of the Sustainable Built Environment as well as the CRC-Construction Research Center.