​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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​Slough is a large town and is located 20 miles west of London. Slough has a population of over 164,000 recorded in 2018 and is well connect by the M25, M40 and M4 motorways. Slough is one of the largest industrial estates in Europe and has the highest concentration of UK HQs for global organisations outside of London. Slough has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Slough Urban Renewal

This huge regeneration scheme is estimated to cost £60m+ and will provide new homes, leisure facilities and upgrading school provisions. This projects is a join venture Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.

132-144 High Street (Buckingham Way Project)

A formal planning application is yet to be submitted, parts of the High Street could be transformed in a major way after 2021, seeing 132-144 High Street redeveloped into a mixed use development. This project could see approximately 300 homes, shops, and a health club with a swimming pool, spa facilities, and basement car parking over four 19 storey buildings.

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