Research

Property and Construction Research Group


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Conference and venues

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Robert Peston discusses the future of journalism at University of Westminster

Robert Peston, the BBC Economics Editor, gave the 6th Annual British Journalism Review Charles Wheeler Lecture at the University of Westminster on Thursday 5 June 2014.


MBA students to launch business model in Africa

In an article for WNOL (Westminster News Online), our students comment on their plans to help the charity Busoga Trust by researching self-sustained water supplement systems and waste disposal.


Conquering life’s stage fright: masterclass with Mark Schulman

World-renowned drummer (Pink, Sheryl Crow a.o.) runs an interactive masterclass to illustrate the principles in his book 'Nerve Breakers: Conquering life's stage fright'.

Delivering the UK's first urban cable car

Part of the BECI Lecture Series, we welcome Mace to discuss the challenges and rewards of creating Western Europe's tallest building.


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: