​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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​Nottingham is a city in Nottinghamshire and has a population of over 318,000 recorded in 2015. Nottingham has an award winning public transport system, which includes Nottingham railway station and Nottingham Express Transit tram system. Nottingham has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

£50m University of Nottingham Project

Back in 2015 a construction project to create four new buildings at University Park, Sutton Bonington, Jubilee Campus and Grove Farm playing fields. This saw a replacement library, a three storey amenities building and the sports playing fields at Grove Farm benefitted from £5m worth of investment.

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