Building Research Park

For information and research conducted at the facility and its impact on the future of construction

Flood Resilence

📥  Civil Engineering, construction, HIVE, structural engineering

A recent BBC documentary shows that the work done at the University of Bath and specifically the Building Research Park are really starting to analyse the challenges of the future construction. With more and more demand on the space for housing and development the more we encroach upon the 'unusable' landscape. As much as many of us would like to prevent the need to build in flood plains, at the end of the day as a growing nation we all have to work and live somewhere. The question is do we know what to do if flooding occurs and what kind of infrastructure resilience do we expect? Looking at the existing timber housing stock is one way to understand what to do in the event that a flooding disaster occurs.

Testing timber construction under flood

Testing timber construction under flood

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