Integral Design & Management
Integral Design and Management conducts research at the system scale on innovative integral design and management processes spanning the overall integrated project life cycle, including the adoption of circular and sustainable solutions in infrastructure, the development of smart ways to improve circularity within construction processes, innovative engineering asset management to extend the lifecycle of infrastructure and reduce the impact of maintenance, and the resilience of built infrastructure to natural and man-made hazards. As systems are of a socio-technical nature, it is important to acknowledge how social and human capital are integrated in the design and construction of structures and infrastructure. The Department is working on topics from a people-oriented perspective, nurturing project leadership, stakeholder engagement, integrated project delivery, team integration and human-computer interaction. These research activities produce impactful outputs that support infrastructure authorities, engineering consultancies, and policymakers in the decision-making process.