Built Environment

Research in building technologies, architectural physics, and architectural engineering aims to study and characterise the built environments of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, promoting the advancement of knowledge and tools to sustain their design, construction, operation and renovation and responding to environmental, social and economic challenges, at different temporal and spatial scales, and within a circular and life-cycle approach. Research projects in the macro-domain of the “Built environment” aim to improve the performance of architectural structures and infrastructures from a physical, construction, energy and environmental perspective, curbing emissions and their impacts, improving the quality of the indoor and outdoor environments, supporting the comfort, health and well-being of their users, and promoting strategies and tools - also including the development and application of advanced parametric modeling techniques – for a more adequate management of resources within the building industry (materials, water, wastes, etc.).