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Civil Engineering Heritage and Future

The Civil Engineering and Heritage Future research group has a particular focus on civil engineering asset management and heritage engineering.

We use modern thought and techniques to understand, interpret and conserve existing engineering achievements, both ancient and recent, and use this understanding to determine how we create, sustain and value resilient civil engineering infrastructure for the future.

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This group is a part of the University’s multi-disciplinary research into the theme of Future Engineering.

Research from this group will be submitted to REF2021 under UoA 12: Engineering

To view research papers emanating from this group, please click here to view Northumbria Research Link, our open access repository of research output from Northumbria University.

PhD Projects

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Understanding Ancient Water Systems

Civil Engineering infrastructure such as water and waste water systems and transport networks is expensive, and its value to society stretches over many generations.

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Sustainable Materials for Construction and Repair

Concrete is relatively weak in tension and may require some form of reinforcement to cope with tensile forces.

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Transport Infrastructure Heritage and Future

Optimising the serviceable condition of our infrastructure legacy and informing future resilience against climate change are today’s key challenges.

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Earth and Rock Slope Monitoring

Slope and slope related issues provide a critical challenge to civil engineering projects.

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Infrastructure Sensing and Imaging

Improving the monitoring and maintenance of current infrastructure, and developing predictive sensing systems for our next generation infrastructure.

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Undergraduates in Research

Northumbria University takes pride in offering research-rich learning on all its undergraduate degree programmes. Some of the research projects being undertaken by Civil Engineering students as part of their degree are:

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Postgraduate Opportunities

We welcome applications from well qualified people interested in working for a PhD in any of our research areas.

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