Built Environment at Chalmers is initially clustered in five thematic excellence profiles. In the profiles: Infrastructure for a Sustainable Future, Energy in Buildings and Strategic Planning and Processes, Smartgeometry and Health Impact transdisciplinary research is carried out spanning from civil engineering and architecture, to behavioural and social science in collaboration with the University of Gothenburg.
The research is primarily carried out at the departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Architecture, and Energy & Environment, furthermore at the department of Technology Management & Economics, as well as Applied Information Technology at Chalmers. There are a number of excellence centers connected to the Area of Advance, e.g.:
An important objective for the centres within the Built Environmental areas is to achieve holistic research activities spanning across department borders to obtain significance for community and industry.
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Research Priorities within Built Environment
Links to other Areas of Advance
Built Environment has links to several of the other Areas of Advance, in particular Energy, Production, and Transport. A prime example is the profile Energy in Built Buildings which is shared with the Area of Advance - Energy. Another example is the initiative of Future Urban Transport taken by the Area of Advance -Transport.