Loughborough School of Architecture, Construction and Civil Engineering became the latest member of the Smart Construction Network (SCN).
The SCN is made up of academic institutions, R&D organizations, industrial centers and commercial organizations, and aspires to be the channel through which expert knowledge, innovative ideas and best practices can be shared.
Its mission is to encourage the adoption of smart construction across the sector, including housing, and in so doing, support the path of transformation towards a more modern, productive and sustainable construction sector. The SCN guides innovative construction companies towards the expertise and support they need to begin their transformation journey.
Shelagh Grant, SCN President welcomed the announcement. She said: âLoughborough University is well regarded as a leading institution, providing a unique service to the construction industry, with a reputation for innovation in sustainability, high performance buildings and digital construction. It is one of the largest integrated centers for built environment education in the UK, covering architecture, construction, surveying, town planning, and civil and architectural engineering.
Chris Goodier, Professor of Construction and Materials Engineering, who led the presentation, added: âLoughborough has a great tradition of working closely with industry and government to address today’s major national and global challenges. today and tomorrow. We look forward to working closely with SCN and its partners across the spectrum of smart building activities, including offsite manufacturing and modern construction methods, digital and high performance building.