Welcome to the Built Environment Research Institute
The University prides itself on the strength and diversity of research activities within the built environment disciplines. In the RAE 2008, the Built Environment Research Institute (BERI) obtained the following profile with 15% of activities classified as four star (world leading research), 50% rated at three star (internationally excellent), 30% two star (international quality) and 5% at one star (research of national quality). Collectively 95% of activities were considered to be of international standing. BERI, since its formation in 2003, has seen significant investment in new laboratory and infrastructure facilities through JIF and SRIF funding rounds which has provided an excellent resource for undertaking both fundamental and applied research and more latterly infrastructure funding (2009-2011) through the Research Capital Investment Fund (£1.45M from the Department for Employment and Learning) has further enhanced facilities notably the development of Terrace Street, two experimental houses.
A young dynamic staff base complemented by experienced researchers of international standing has enhanced the research capabilities in the Built Environment area. The Built Environment Research Institute has currently over 60 academic staff including both core and associate members, supported by a strong base of some 20 full time contract researchers and over 80 PhD students providing a major research entity spanning across the Built Environment disciplines with expertise ranging from fire engineering research, hydrogen safety to sustainable technologies to property performance analysis.
Contact the Built Environment Research Institute
As Director of the Built Environment Research Institute I encourage you to
further explore these web pages. My colleagues would be pleased to discuss
aspects of our research work in the Built Environment and of course respond to
queries from potential doctoral students.
Director of the Built Environment Research Institute Tel +44 28 9036 6566
Mrs Sadie Magee
BERI Admin Support Tel +44 28 9036 8638
Research Institute Annual Reports
PhD Research Opportunities
Research Graduate School - Research Opportunities
PhD Studentship Topics - Built Environment