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BRE Trust Research Conference 2016

The BRE Trust Research Conference 2016 was held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in Birmingham in November 2016. The conference, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the BRE Trust, provided a dissemination opportunity for the research currently being conducted by students on the BRE Trust's University Centres of Excellence Programme. Final year students presented their research on the day, while all other students currently on the UCE programme were given the opportunity to present their research in posters.

Posters for all students are available in the "Downloads" box on the right hand side of this page.


Highlights of the event are also available here, and an event proceedings report containing a summary of all UCE projects is available in the dowloads section of this page.


Subject Speaker University/Company
Welcome and introduction Dr Peter Bonfield &
Dr Deborah Pullen


Birmingham's regeneration story Craig Rowbottom

Birmingham City Council 

BRE Centre for Integrated and Sustainable Communities Prof. Raquel Naves
University of Brasilia
Building life cycle assessment Carlos Rodriguez Campos

University of Strathclyde 

Evaluating and further developing the new sustainability standard for master planning

Lewis Sullivan  UCL

Environmental standards in China

Prof. Xiaofeng Li Tsinghua University
Maximising and managing innovation Adam Golden Costain and Constructing
Smart systems for smart buildings Al-Azhar Lalani &
Emilio Mistretta 
University of Hertfordshire 
Doped TiO2 nanostructured photocatalytic coating for MDF and lime-based substrates Andrea Giampiccolo  University of Bath 
Making collaborative research a success: Lessons from Loughborough Dr Christina Hopfe University of Loughborough 
The regeneration of Broad Street and Brindley Place Simon Dingle Carillion 
Self-healing geotechnical structures via microbial action Sefani Botsherova  Cardiff University 
Capture of volatile organic compounds by natural building materials Carla DaSilva University of Bath 
Hybrid coupled modelling of heat and smoke movement through complex buildings Ben Ralph  University of Edinburgh 
Semantic web of things approach to smart city challenges Shaun Howell  Cardiff University 
Firefighting interventions in basements and my BRE Trust impact Dr Agustin Majdalani  University of Edinburgh