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Huddersfield Says How Do You Do to Constructech Deal

A UK-China research collaborations in advanced construction technology has been agreed between the University of Huddersfield and the School of Civil Engineering at Tsinghua University, in Beijing.

The role of information technology in construction and healthcare infrastructure management will be a principal focus of the collaboration, which will see the development of a global research forum concentrating on these topics.

The University of Huddersfield is establishing itself as a major centre for the study and research of architecture and the built environment. It has academics who are global experts in technologies such as Building Information Modelling and Lean Construction. Tsinghua University has a particularly high reputation for technology, engineering and construction.

A Memorandum of Understanding is initially scheduled to run for five years. It was signed by professor Mike Kagioglou when he travelled to Tsinghua to meet Professor Yongjiu Shi, who is Dean of the School of Civil Engineering.

Picture: A key figure in the research link (and MoU signing ceremony) is Dr Song Wu, who is the University of Huddersfield’s Professor of Surveying and IT, who in 2010, was awarded a UK-China Fellowship for Excellence when he and worked closely with Tsinghua University’s Professor Zhiliang Ma.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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