Research and development of this department is mainly focusing on the evolving challenges and opportunities in the built environment. It encompasses a wide range of topics and areas of study aimed at improving the design, construction, and management of buildings, infrastructure, and urban spaces. Collaboration between academia, industry, and government entities is essential to drive innovation and address the complex challenges facing the construction and urban planning sectors.

Research Cluster

Built Environment and Education (BEE) Cluster

The department is proud to announce the establishment of a dynamic and forward-thinking research cluster, named, “Built Environment and Education (BEE).” This innovative initiative reflects our commitment to fostering cutting-edge research and collaboration within the academic community.

The core goal of this research is to harness our collective expertise and knowledge to address, explore, and advance current research trends within the multifaceted realm of the built environment and education. We welcome dedicated researchers, faculty members, and students coming together to engage in interdisciplinary research, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and contributing to the ongoing evolution of these critical fields.

The BEE clusters; Education, Surveying, Development and Management, serve as a hub for intellectual exchange, innovative ideas, and collaborative projects, where we aim to not only keep pace with but also stay ahead of the ever-evolving landscape of research in our chosen domains. We aimed to shape the discourse, drive impactful change, and positively influence policy and practice in the realms of built environment and education.


In education, our research cluster is committed to advancing pedagogical practices and knowledge dissemination within the Built Environment and Construction field. We explore innovative approaches to curriculum development, instructional design, and educational technology integration tailored to the unique needs of this industry. Our focus extends beyond traditional classroom settings, including experiential learning, industry partnerships, and professional development initiatives. By nurturing a lifelong learning culture and skills enhancement, we aim to empower current and future professionals to excel in their roles, driving positive change and innovation within the built environment sector.


Within our research cluster, quantity surveying represents a cornerstone in optimizing the economic efficiency and sustainability of construction projects within the Built Environment. We explore advanced methodologies and technologies to enhance cost estimation, procurement strategies, and project management practices. Our research explores innovative approaches to quantity surveying that integrate sustainability principles, digital tools, and data analytics to drive informed decision-making throughout the project lifecycle. By advancing the field of quantity surveying, we aim to mitigate financial risks, improve project outcomes, and promote the responsible stewardship of resources in the built environment.


The development focuses on the built environment practice’s continuous evolution and improvement. We investigate strategies and methodologies for sustainable urban and rural development, infrastructure enhancement, and community resilience. Our research encompasses various facets of development, including urban planning, architectural design, construction techniques, and materials innovation. By embracing sustainability principles, inclusivity, and resilience, we strive to shape development initiatives that represent present needs and anticipate future challenges and opportunities. Through interdisciplinary collaboration and stakeholder engagement, we aim to foster vibrant, equitable, and resilient built environments that enhance quality of life and promote economic prosperity.


The management component of our research cluster looks into optimizing the processes, resources, and outcomes within the built environment and construction domain. We delve into various aspects of project, construction, and facility management, exploring strategies for efficient project delivery, cost control, risk mitigation, and stakeholder engagement. Our research spans the entire project lifecycle, from inception and planning to execution, operation, and maintenance. We investigate emerging digitalization and Building Information Modelling (BIM), seeking to enhance productivity, sustainability, and resilience in construction projects and facility operations. By advancing knowledge and best practices in management, we aim to empower industry professionals, organizations, and policymakers to achieve their goals effectively and sustainably in a rapidly evolving built environment landscape.

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