This discipline concerns research activities on sustainability and resilience topics in structures. Construction activities consume more raw materials by weight (about 50%) than any other industrial sector.
Furthermore, demolition activities also create the largest waste streams. Optimised design, material choice, recycling waste construction materials can contribute significantly to a zero-CO2 embedded energy and waste strategy.
Professor Charalampos Baniotopoulos, Dr Jian Yang and Dr Samir Dirar together with their research students, are currently investigating
- sustainable steel buildings;
- concrete with recycled aggregates;
- fibre reinforced concrete with recycled aggregates;
- energy-saving building facades.