Utilise a trans-disciplinary approach for improving design and management decision making in the supply, delivery, property management and use of the Built Environment.
- To develop knowledge that extends and better utilises the spaces between individual Built Environment disciplines (i.e. as part of an trans-disciplinary approach)
- To facilitate the use of new technology and techniques that improve or add value to the supply, delivery, property management and end use of the Built Environment.
- To develop evidence based design and value management criteria for improved Built Environment decision making and outcomes.
BEDM has the expertise to synthesise and act on the above by virtue of it's broad coverage of the Built Environment disciplines including Planning, Property, Design, Architecture, Project Management and Construction Management.
This spread of expertise means that the Group's outputs add up to more than the sum of its parts. This is achieved by collaborating and blending experience in applied research, theory based research and professional practice. The Group is capable of applying a wide variety of physical, statistical, graphical, organisational and socio-analytical modelling techniques. Outcomes can be expressed as decision support systems, targeted professional development education, policy development, systematised management systems, plus other options. What's more, BEDM is used to project-based work and working in multidisciplinary teams (i.e. within the Built Environment disciplines, with other parts of they university sector and with industry).