​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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​Milton Keynes is the largest town in Buckinghamshire. The town had a reported population of 230,000 in 2011.  Milton Keynes has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Western Expansion Area (WEA)

The ‘Western Expansion Area’ is the largest of the expansion areas in Milton Keynes and covers 350ha. The WEA consists of two major sites, separated by Calverton Lane running through the middle. These sites are:

  • Whitehouse – (Area 10): 228ha site consisting of 4,400 dwellings and 6.5ha of employment land.

  • Fairfield’s (Area 11): 123ha site consisting of 2,200 dwellings and 9ha of employment land

Unity Place

This £150m construction project will see the delivery of Santander UK’s landmark new workplace in Milton Keynes. Unity Place is designed to be the focal point for Santander’s UK business and the local community. 

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