When the John Lewis building closed in early 2021, a much loved part of Sheffield was lost. The council now has the opportunity to transform an empty building into something with a positive impact on the city.
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Paper: A scalable data collection, characterisation, and accounting framework for urban material stocks
Building stocks represent an extensive reservoir of secondary resources. However, common stock characterisation methods are still not suitable to adequately inform circular economic strategies.
If tomorrow I handed you the keys to a new electric vehicle (EV) for moving around your region, would you keep the same itinerary? The answer to this probably depends on your confidence in the vehicle, your knowledge of the area, where you are driving and with whom.
The application of Agent-Based Simulations for risk assessment and management processes related to natural hazards.
This project focuses on using a relatively new, simulation-based technique called Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) to model the behaviour of individuals and aggregated agents (e.g. government, regulatory authorities etc.) to gain insights into the higher-order effects.
This PhD project investigates fundamental questions relating to the amount of information, including how and where this should be provided, to produce the onset of behaviours that boost performance and enhance resilience of spatially embedded infrastructure.
The importance of improving the energy efficiency of buildings has been recognised as critical to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from building energy production to meet the UK government’s target on net-zero emissions. This PhD aims at developing a hybrid grey-box framework for residential building thermal consumption estimation based on properties’ geometric and thermal characteristics.
Reducing the demand for new materials and embodied carbon will be significant challenges that the construction sector faces in the coming decades. This research will build the evidence base to demonstrate the role the circular economy can have in tackling these challenges in construction, and provide the knowledge required to facilitate shifts in policy and practice.
The growth of cities simultaneously increases demand for construction material and results in strong inequalities of development. A systematic understanding of the material requirements to improve human living standards may become crucial in evaluating meaningful pathways towards sustainable development.
A historic under-supply of residential accommodation has meant that the UK now finds itself deep within a housing crisis, the results of which include increasing levels of homelessness and soaring house prices.
This research project aims to assess the resilience of transport systems under the context of changing climate.