EPSRC supports a broad portfolio of research relevant to the construction sector – from building physics, fundamental materials research into new forms of concrete, models to aid structural design to wellbeing in cities and interdependent infrastructure planning. Priorities for future research include sustainable and resilient infrastructure, building physics, water engineering, end use energy demand research applied to the built environment.
EPSRC’s current portfolio (as of 01 April 2014) of direct relevance to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (now the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy [BEIS]) Construction sector is £197 million, with an additional £114 million cash and in-kind contributions from collaborative partners.
The top five EPSRC Research areas of relevance (by value) are:
- Built environment
- Energy efficiency (end use energy demand)
- Sustainable land management
- Structural engineering
- Ground engineering
You can explore this portfolio using the sector tab on Visualising our Portfolio (VoP).