Research Fields


Disaster and Emergency Management:

Subfields:

  • Emergency evacuations
  • Serious games simulations

Energy and Life Cycle Modeling:

Subfields:

  • Coarse-grain simulation of dynamic heat transfer in buildings
  • Energy modeling
  • Net-zero built environment

 



Housing:

Subfields:

  • Affordable housing
  • Building performance for occupant health
  • Financing
  • Location suitability and accessibility
  • Low-cost building envelopes
  • Housing policy and public-private partnerships
  • Senior living
  • Sustainable and energy-efficient housing


Information Technology:

Subfields:

  • Advanced empirical modeling of engineered systems
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Blast wave modeling within the built environment
  • Visualization and virtual and augmented reality

 



Materials Science:

Subfields:

  • Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete
  • Fiber reinforced concrete


Project Management:

Subfields:

  • Human resources
  • Legal environment
  • Manufactured construction
  • Performance indicators
  • Project delivery systems
  • Project planning
  • Pull Scheduling and lean principles
  • Quality management
  • Supply chain management

 


Sustainability:

Subfields:

  • High performance buildings and modeling
  • Materials stewardship
  • Minimizing heat pump frosting and defrost technologies
  • Sustainable concrete materials
  • Sustainable construction
  • Sustainable structural masonry