Research

Property and Construction Research Group


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We have a rich and diverse profile of activity across a variety of subjects, and as highly as we value pure academic research, we are equally committed to ensuring that our knowledge delivers real-world benefits, through knowledge transfer and applied research.

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Research in property and construction covers a wide range of activities. While we are interested in every aspect of research in property and construction, there are particular areas we specialise in. These include property valuation, construction and project management, construction economics, and energy use in buildings.

In property and planning, our recent research has focused on business improvement districts, the use of taxation in sustainable development, and property and development finance. Property research has also focused on commercial leases and rent reviews.

Research into the technical aspects of construction concerns the role of building services and design technology for low carbon building. Other research is concerned with fibre-reinforced concrete, passive solar design, and energy issues of the built environment.

Our construction management research focuses on incentivisation schemes in project management, risk management of projects and project finance. Research in construction economics has been in infrastructure markets, international construction and economic theory applied to the construction sector.

For further information, please contact Dr Stephen Gruneberg on s.gruneberg@westminster.ac.uk

Areas of expertise

Construction technology

Construction management

Property

Construction economics

Staff research interests and outputs

Staff publications can be accessed on the Westminster Research webpages

Other activities

Members of the Property and Construction Research Group are involved in a number of activities including: