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Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

A part-time Master's course from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Studying at Cambridge

Innovation and technology

The modern construction industry uses a wider variety of technologies and materials than ever before, and the speed of innovation means that new ones are constantly being tested.  These innovations have transformed and influenced the design process and built environment practice, from inception through to construction.  Innovations and new technologies strive to maximise efficiency in a rapidly changing professional landscape.  This results in significant current and potential future impacts across every aspect of the construction process.

Expertise and IDBE interests in this area include:

Selected publications:

  • Voss, E., Jin, Q., & Overend, M. (2013). "A BPMN-Based Process Map for the Design, Construction and Operation of Facades". Journal of Facade Design and Engineering, 1(1-2), 16–29.
  • Voss, E. (2012). "A Tool that Combines Building Information Modeling and Knowledge Based Engineering to Assess Façade Manufacturability". In T. U. of G. Englhardt, O (Ed.), Advanced Building Skins. Graz, Austria: Technical University of Graz.