Resources, Infrastructure Systems and built Environments

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Materials

What is Sheffield made of?

To move towards improved resource efficiency in the built environment it is crucial to have an understanding of existing building stocks and material flows so that options to optimise these can be explored and implemented. However, this information is not currently available at the data resolution required so that all...

TWENTY65

Water is the foundation of our society. At present we have increasingly unsustainable and inflexible water systems that will not be able to meet society’s future water needs as populations increase, infrastructure ages, and as the natural environment comes under increasing long term pressures. TWENTY65 will address the grand challenge...

Population, Growth, and Energy Demand: a Look at Scaling Effects and Agglomeration in the Northern Powerhouse

The recent drive to boost economic growth in the North of England rests upon the premise that through agglomeration effects achieved via better transport infrastructure and connectedness, the 15 million people of the “Northern Powerhouse” could begin to rival London’s economic performance. This, however, raises an immediate challenge: how much...

Mapping RISE Intellectual Horizon

A co-citation analysis gauges the distance and relation of different records based on their concurrence in the cited references of a third publication (co-occurrence coupling). As such, two publications are considered connected if they appear in the references of another record where the weight and strength of their connection is...

Mapping RISE Intellectual Horizon

A co-citation analysis gauges the distance and relation of different records based on their concurrence in the cited references of a third publication (co-occurrence coupling). As such, two publications are considered connected if they appear in the references of another record where the weight and strength of their connection is...

What is Sheffield made of?

To move towards improved resource efficiency in the built environment it is crucial to have an understanding of existing building stocks and material flows so that options to optimise these can be explored and implemented. However, this information is not currently available at the data resolution required so that all...

Design for Deconstruction

This research assessed the sustainability benefits of design for deconstruction. Environmental assessment methods were identified as a way to incentivise design for deconstruction but presently they fail to do so. Quantifying the environmental benefits of design for deconstruction is necessary to encourage designers to consider the incorporation of design for...

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