Researchers from The University of Sheffield’s Department of Civil and Structural Engineering are seeking to understand the potential of vertical extension as a means of sustainable post COVID-19 recovery and beyond.
As highlighted most recently by COVID-19, the requirement for indoor space within our cities is ever changing. The pandemic has meant that some organisations are now looking to add new usable floor-space to their existing offices to allow for safe social distancing, with others intending to vacate their premises and shift to permanent ‘work from home’ practices.
Awareness and adoption of vertical extension remains limited amongst the construction sector, as does wider knowledge of the key factors enabling and hindering its success. To address this, researchers from The University of Sheffield are now working to improve understanding around this construction technique. We aim to discover more about the awareness and perceptions of key stakeholders.
All parties involved in the planning, design, or construction process, as well as those working within research, development and academia are invited to support our work by taking this short, 10 minute online survey.
Your participation in this work will improve understanding of the current situation and help to boost the adoption of this under-utilised construction technique.