Técnico

Universidade de Lisboa
RESEARCH GROUPS

STUDIES ON CONSTRUCTION

Coordinator: João Correia

This group is composed of 118 researchers (45 integrated PhDs, 30 PhD collaborators, 43 PhD students), covering a broad range of topics, which include different fundamental and cross-cutting construction related issues:

Studies on Construction Research Group (45 integrated PhDs, 30 PhD collaborators, 43 PhD students) is active in the following construction-related general domains:

  1. Innovation in construction materials, technologies and management
  2. Sustainable construction and efficient use of resources
  3. Monitoring, rehabilitation and conservation of built heritage

Through all thematic strands of CERIS, Studies on Construction Research Group

plans to:

  • Innovative high-performance construction materials and technologies, fulfilling multi-functional requirements
  • Green design and development of low-carbon footprint materials and components in construction
  • Construction modularity, digitalization and automation
  • Advanced analytics in construction management (decision-making, procurement, contractual arrangements, planning)
  • Whole life cycle of the built environment (pathology, inspection, diagnosis and costs)
  • Eco-efficient solutions and materials for conservation, rehabilitation and strengthening of the built heritage
  • Knowledge-based management systems for the built heritage
  • Efficient construction and asset management systems

Studies on Construction Research Group has made a considerable impact

on specific topics such as:

  1. Innovation in construction materials, technologies and management:
    1. Advanced FRP composites
    2. Nanotechnology on mortars, coatings and concrete
    3. Innovative building components for thermal energy storage systems
    4. Decision-making in construction projects and cost modelling
    5. Building and infrastructure asset management
  2. Sustainable construction and efficient use of resources:
    1. Eco-efficient cementitious materials
    2. Life cycle assessment of buildings, construction materials and assemblies
    3. Energy efficiency of materials, building components and construction systems
    4. Nature-based solutions and bio-based materials
  3. Monitoring, rehabilitation, and conservation of the built heritage:
    1. Service life prediction of buildings, construction materials and assemblies
    2. Non-destructive testing, in-service inspections and health monitoring
    3. Conservation of traditional and modern construction materials and techniques
    4. Rehabilitation and retrofitting of old buildings
    5. Buildings and bridges expert-knowledge digital management systems

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