Build well, live well
Call for new research on the impact of the built environment on wellbeing
Report from – Keri Jordan
UBM Built Environment and BRE have launched a new research programme to investigate the intrinsic link between buildings and the wellbeing of those who occupy them.
As construction products and processes continue to be improved, the associated impact on building users is generating significant new data and knowledge. In order to disseminate this learning throughout the construction industry and supply chain, UBM and BRE are inviting building professionals to submit research papers detailing recent development projects and the positive and/or negative social outcomes achieved in the local community as a result of these schemes.
Submissions should cover building projects and research carried out within the last three years on commercial or domestic properties. All papers must include a summary of:
- The background and context in which the research was carried out
- The methodology adopted
- Technical work completed
- Key outcomes/results obtained and conclusions drawn from the project
Research papers that have already been published are eligible for submission, however, applications must include the publication title, date and country where published. Papers should not exceed 3000 words in total.
Please send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 February 2014. A panel of independent experts will select the best paper for a domestic and non-domestic building. Winners will be informed by 21 February and invited to present their research during a seminar at Ecobuild 2014 that will inform future collaborative research projects.