​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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​Graz is the second largest city in Austria with an estimated population of 652,562 as of 2018. Graz is renowned for its colleges and universities and is home to more than 60,000 students. Graz has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, including;

Project Südgürtel ("southern beltway")

Graz’s Südgürtel beltway closes the gap between Puntigam Bridge and Liebenauer Gürtel beltway, thus significantly improving the traffic situation in the south of Styria’s capital city. The project furthermore includes the reconceptualisation of the traffic phases through the construction of a roundabout.

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