Royal Charter International Research Award for 2016 is announced

Published: 5-Oct-2016

This year the focus is on an innovative study relating to the digital built environment

The BRE Trust, in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Constructors (WCC), have announced the 2016 Royal Charter International Research Award. Aimed at constructors of all age groups, the award funds an individual to undertake a unique study focused on a topical issue or challenge related to the construction industry.

This year the focus is on the digital built environment. Potential subjects include connected homes and communities, BIM, the internet of things, smart infrastructure, smart cities, big data and the human and societal issues of a digital built environment. Proposed studies should also include an international dimension. The deadline for applications is Friday 28 October 2016.

The winning applicant will receive £7,000 towards the cost of their study and the digital publication of their work by the BRE Trust. A summary of the final report will also be included in the Constructors Journal, the publication of the WCC. The award will be presented at the WCC Awards Dinner in February 2017.

‘The BRE Trust and WCC created this award to encourage individuals in the sector to come forward with new knowledge and ideas that help us address current challenges in construction,’ says Guy Hammersley, Director of BIM, ‘Digital is one area that construction currently lags behind on so some fresh innovative thinking is needed, we look forward to getting some great submissions.’

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