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Centre for Construction Management, Economics and Integrated Delivery (CMEID)


We harness the research capability of our staff in one of the largest divisions of its kind in the UK - Construction, Property and Surveying

Leader: Professor Herbert Robinson, Project Management and Strategy, School of The Built Environment and Architecture

Our Centre conducts cutting-edge research on the management, economics and delivery of construction projects in the UK and internationally.

Our focus maps strongly onto the UK Government’s commitment to innovation and improvements in construction, for example in the greater use of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Our research builds on the School’s flagship courses in construction project management, quantity surveying (construction economics), building surveying and real estate

Our research focuses on three key areas:

Construction Management encompassing:

  • project management issues such as delivery of mega construction and infrastructure projects, procurement, knowledge management and innovation in the built environment, and planning and risk management in major projects
  • managing equality, diversity and welfare in construction
  • learning in the built environment such as lifelong and blended, new apprenticeships and conversion courses
  • leadership in the built environment and stakeholder engagement in sustainability

Economics encompassing:

  • project financing models such as private finance initiatives, public private partnerships and carbon finance to mitigate climate change and achieve sustainability
  • market structure, growth strategies, mergers and acquisition of construction firms, joint ventures, internationalisation of British firms and their contribution to wealth creation, Chinese contractors in the international construction market
  • life cycle costing, value engineering, carbon cost planning, construction waste management
  • real estate financing, international property investment, strategic asset management and performance indicators for real estate markets

Integrated Delivery encompassing:

  • integrated procurement models such as design and build, joint venture, Public Private Partnerships
  • tools for integrated delivery such as the application of BIM for enabling multi-disciplinary, collaborative working environments and the management and integration of data for the built environment.
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