Property, Construction and Surveying Theme
Diverse student interests in the field are combined with the dynamics of exchange between global and local practice
The diversity of students interested in this field, combined with the dynamics of exchange between global and local practice provide an excellent basis for powerful wide-ranging research themes.
The theme focuses on the innovative application of advances in pure and social sciences to problems and issues found in the property, construction and surveying industry, for its suppliers and its clients as a means of improving understanding and performance.
Applied benefits from research
Among the construction research topics, one research theme focused on improving construction site productivity and processes to eliminate waste. Research has resulted in the development of a novel approach to optimise heavy plant and equipment selection for open cast mining and major earthmoving operations. Further research is underway in this category, covering human and organisational behaviour, health and safety on construction sites as well as in the general area of Construction Project Management.
Other work focuses on managing human error in construction failures and defects and applying technology to satisfy the needs of elderly people with disabilities. Work conducted on error pathology in a project context has led to an improved understanding of the impact and performance of managerial factors and the systemic nature of error occurrence on house-building projects.
More recently, new areas of research have been established within the built environment area of interest. Work currently underway within LifRE includes a research project investigating the role and activity of German Open Ended funds in the City of London property market. IBEA's research activities include conference organisation and research on the role and importance of sharing knowledge, creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in the Property, Surveying and Construction industry. The BIM Centre on the other hand, was established in early 2012 to provide a modern facility within the department to support integrated teaching, research and enterprise.
- Construction Project Management (Shamil Naoum and Daniel Fogg)
- Innovation and the Built Environment (Dr Mahtab Farshchi and Mary-Jane Rooney)
- Architecture and construction history (Malcolm Dunkeld and Paul Davies)
- Aging, Disability and Safety in the Built Environment (Andy Atkinson)
- BIM (Steve Pittard, Martin Lake, Mary-Jane Rooney and Federico Rossi)
- Behavioural Finance (Diago Salzman and Liz Whelan)
- Property Market and Investment Analysis in the City of London (Martin Lake)
- Comparability and consistency in international property valuations (Lynne Michael)
- Housing market, housing policy, land market (Gu Guowei)
- Designing for Mental Health Hospitals (Liz Whelan)
- Laser Technology applications in the built environment (Ali Bayyati)
Dr Shamil Naoum
20 April 2018Health and Social Care Open Day
23 April 2018Health and Social Care Open Day - Havering Campus
24 April 2018Personal Branding by Student Enterprise
24 April 2018Alumni seminars: Integrated care
25 April 2018British Society of Bakers 2018 Spring Conference
25 April 2018Undergraduate – How to Apply Evening
26 April 2018Celebrate Enterprise
9 May 2018Professor Robert West: What good is the label 'addiction'?
9 May 2018Postgraduate Open Evening
10 May 2018Before the NHS: Black Nurses in Britain 1881-1948
Parents attend Lambeth Careers Cluster Conference
19 April 2018
Global report ranks LSBU’s Clarence Centre in top 20 for business start-ups
11 April 2018
Local schools visit Southwark Careers Fair 2018
3 April 2018
Lambeth College resolves to join the LSBU Family
21 March 2018
180 young people from Lambeth schools and colleges attend Lambeth Apprenticeship conference 2018
14 March 2018
ERDF grants LSBU £1Million to support 80 food SMEs
13 March 2018
Addiction recovery techniques discussed at SMART Recovery conference, hosted by LSBU
13 March 2018
Annual careers evening with the School of Business
12 March 2018
Digital communications with Andrew Mitchell from Brandmovers
9 March 2018