​What is a Building Science Engineer?

Building science is a field of study concerned with the technical performance of buildings, building materials, and building systems. The area is broad enough to include construction technology, material science, urban design, architecture, heat and mass transport physics, meteorology, mycology, and structural design, to name a few. The field can be seen as the specialisation of infrastructure engineering applied to building systems.

Building science and engineering are applied to the design of new buildings, the repair and maintenance of the increasing stock of existing buildings, and the development of new building materials and technologies. The issue of sustainability, pollution, energy use, and health are becoming increasingly important.

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​Straddling the Dream River and located in the southwest of German, Freiburg has an estimated population of 230,000 (2018) and covers an area of 59 square miles. Freiburg is a famous old university town and has become a major commercial centre of the upper Rhine region. Freiburg has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, including;

Freiburg Town Hall

This project saw the construction of the world’s first net-surplus-energy building, generating more energy than it consumes.

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