Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER) was established in 2015 and is part of the Built Environment Research Institute (BERI).
It was formed to stimulate a research environment across a range of areas within the School of the Built Environment. We are based in the Belfast campus.
SABER develops multi-disciplinary applied research now common within the Built Environment.


SABER reflects the multi-disciplinary activities of  Ulster University.
Research themes include:

Our practise-based expertise is core to addressing the complex issues common to our Built Environment.
SABER espouses an 'hands-on active research' model, wherein engagement with institutions, industry, professional bodies, policy-makers and communities (internationally and locally) generates research, and research generates engagement


Our aims are to:

SABER is led by Dr David Woodward (Director).