About Studies Allied to Built Environment Research
Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER) is a new research centre established in January 2015. It was formed to stimulate a research environment across a range of areas within construction and civil engineering.
Our research themes include:
- materials used in highway engineering
- hydraulic scour of river channels
- non-contact methods of measurement
- civic ecology and life infrastructure
SABER aims to develop cutting-edge research and practice in multi-disciplinary areas both locally within Northern Ireland and internationally. We bring a practice based expertise to a range of complex issues that are common to our built environment. SABER supports a 'hands-on active research' model, engaging with institutions, industry, professional bodies, policy-makers and communities.
SABER seeks to:
- Build a practical and theoretical understanding of multi-disciplinary relationships within our built environment.
- Examine the role of international and domestic practice to facilitate a better built environment for all.
- Develop links between Northern Ireland and international experience, so as to benefit both Northern Ireland and other contexts.
- Inform policy makers involved in looking after the built environment.
- Critically examine failings and provide solutions to current practice.