​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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​Swansea is a coastal city and county in Wales, which in 2021 had an estimated population of 312,872. The total area covered by Swansea is roughly 150 square miles. Swansea has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Copr Bay

Swansea city centre is a major urban transformation project, with over £1 billion being invested across the city. This will allow Swansea to realise its potential as one of the most vibrant places to live, work, visit and study in the UK. Copr Bay is at the forefront of the city’s ambitious regeneration scheme.

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