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EPSRC Reference: GR/R64827/01
Title: The Reading Innovative Construction Research Centre.
Principal Investigator: Green, Professor S
Other Investigators:
Clements-Croome, Professor D Gray, Professor C Fisher, Professor N
Hughes, Professor W Flanagan, Professor R Newcombe, Mr R
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
AMEY Aqumen Services Ltd Arup Group Ltd
Asite Solutions Limited B.E Collaborating for the Built Environm BAE Systems
Balfour Beatty Plc Bevan Brittan British Inst of Facilities Man BIFM
Bucknall Austin Building Design Partnership Ltd Building Services Res Info Assoc BSRIA
Carillion Chesterton Workplace Management CIBSE
CITB Construction Skills Civil Engineering Research Confederation of Finnish Construction
Construction Research Centre Defence Agencies (Several Grouped) Dytecna Ltd
E C Harris Emap Glenigan Emcor Drake & Scull Ltd
Faber Maunsell Ltd Federation of European Heating REHVA Gale Company (Management Service UK)
Gardiner & Theobald Gleeds Inbis
Irvine Witlock Ltd Jacobs UK Limited John Mowlem Construction plc
Kier Construction Ltd Landsec Limited Marketing Works
Nationwide Building Society NG Bailey and Co Nokia
Performance Building Partnership Quorum Logistics Support Ltd Scott Brownrigg Ltd
Swedish Contractors Confederation Troup Bywaters & Anders Ltd UK Trade and Investment
University of Reading Waterloo Air Management plc Waterman Structures Ltd
White Young Green
Department: Construction Management and Engineering
Organisation: University of Reading
Scheme: IMRC (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 January 2002 Ends: 31 December 2006 Value (£): 2,500,001
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Construction Ops & Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Technical Consultancy
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Summary on Grant Application Form
The requested funding will enable a strategically planned programme of applied research for the construction sector. This will be achieved by defining six research themes that will provide continuity of funding for current research projects and new opportunities for innovative, exploratory projects. The six themes are: (i) Techniques for productivity and process improvement; (ii) Knowledge management and organisational learning; (iii) Human resource management and the culture of the industry; (iv) Innovative procurement; (v) Building engineering services integration; (vi): Seed corn research.The first five themes will provide continuity of funding for established researchers with planned research programmes. The sixth theme will provide support for research ideas that are not yet recognised to be potentially useful to industry. As the research centre matures, it is envisaged that the designated research themes will change. The research conducted will be shaped and justified with reference to the research agendas published by CRISP, DETR and Foresight. Full use will be made of a Management Board with extensive industrial representation. An International Scientific Advisory Panel will ensure that the unfolding research agenda is benchmarked against international research agendas.
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