Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University and the School of the Built & Natural Environment has an extensive range of expertise in built and natural environment research. The School brings together the largest built environment research team in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK centered on five built environment research themes. In the past 6 years research funding to the value of over £4m has been won from the EPSRC, DETR, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), SFC, Scottish Executive, Scottish Enterprise, industry and practice. The School leads the EC funded technology transfer centre, the Centre for the Built Environment with partners in the University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art. The School also hosts the Caledonian Environment Centre which generates approximately £1.5m per year in funding through applied research and technology transfer in the themes of energy, waste and recycling. The Environment Centre also houses the Glasgow Sustainability Centre which is active in research and consultancy in sustainable forms of development and has been successful in obtaining funding from ERDF, ESF and BBSRC. Recently funded environment projects in the School include research into environmental management systems, air pollution, and recycling of construction materials.
The work of the research team within the School has a strong national and international reputation. Research subjects in which the school specialises in include risk management, value management, innovative procurement, logistics, information technology, facilities management, quality management, knowledge management, dispute resolution and health and safety. The School continues to attract funding from major sources and in 2005 was awarded a Collaborative Training Account (CTA) from the EPSRC as a direct result of earlier successful Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects undertaken within the School. This CTA (with matching funding from the Scottish Executive) will fund a further 8 KTPs which will further strengthen the Schools links with industry.