​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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​York is a cathedral city and county town of Yorkshire. York’s estimated population as of 2019 is 210,618 and covers an estimated area of 105 square miles. York has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

York Central project

Network Rail and Homes England have agreed to invest a total of £77m for key infrastructure work on York to ensure the city centre development goes ahead. The infrastructure work will unlock brownfield land with significant access problems and allow the development of up to 3,705 homes.

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