Dr Vireen Limbachiya
Acting Head of Civil Engineering
Telephone:020 7815 7681
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Dr Vireen Limbachiya is acting Associate Head of Civil Engineering and works in the School of Built Environment and Architecture. He specialises in sustainability and application of sustainable materials in the construction industry. He completed his MSc in low carbon building design and modelling at Loughborough University and then went onto complete his PhD at Coventry University, where his research focused on the improving the sustainability of concrete through the of cement replacements.
He joined LSBU in 2016 where he teaches materials and geology, sustainable construction and construction practice to Civil Engineering students.
The modules that Dr Vireen Limbachiya teaches are Materials and Geology, Construction Practice and Sustainable Construction. In Materials and Geology students are introduced to the properties of a variety of engineering materials and their application within the construction industry and also gain an appreciation of how design and workmanship affect real structural behaviour. In Construction Practice students are introduced to skills they require for their professional careers and also introduced to and taught how to use BIM software. In Sustainable Construction students gain an understanding of legislation and practices that are currently in place in order to assess the sustainability of the built environment and how BIM software can be used to improve the sustainability of a project.
Publications - Journal Papers and conference papers
1. Limbachiya, V, Claisse, P & Ganjian, E ; The impact of variation in chemical and physical properties of PFA and BPD semi dry cement paste on strength properties- Construction and Building Materials, Volume 96, 15 October 2015, Pages 248-255
2. Limbachiya, V, Claisse, P & Ganjian, E ; Strength, durability and leaching properties of concrete paving blocks incorporating GGBS and SF- Construction and building materials. Construction and Building Materials, Volume 113, 15 June 2016, Pages 273-279
3. Limbachiya, V., Vadodaria, K., Loveday, D L, and Haines, V; Identifying a suitable method for studying thermal comfort in people’s homes. Proceedings of the 7th Windsor Conference (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) - The Changing Context of
Comfort in an Unpredictable World, Windsor, UK, 12-15 April 2012. 15 pp
4. Limbachiya, V & Claisse, P., 2013; Ternary cement blends for concrete paving blocks. Proceedings of International Conference and Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology of Concrete- India Chapter of American Concrete Institution, Mumbai, India, 20-21 December 2013. pp 352-360.