Institute for Infrastructure and Environment

The Institute for Infrastructure and Environment carries out research on a diverse range of topics contributing to efficient, sustainable and resilient infrastructure in the built and natural environments

Our research is aimed at promoting well being of humanity in the face of contemporary and anticipated challenges to urban infrastructure and the natural environment. Such as security of infrastructure and communities from natural and anthropogenic hazards; improving industrial infrastructure for dealing with bulk solids; assessment, monitoring and improvement of transport infrastructure; and treatment of water and waste water. Our work spans from understanding fundamental behaviour of materials, structures and processes at the smallest scales to the full design scale including simulation and modelling at all relevant scales.

Research Themes

The Institute contributes to activities in:

Research Facilities

  • Rushbrook Fire Labs
    The Rushbrook Fire Laboratory is the Centre's principal laboratory for fire experiments. Located within the John Muir Building (King's Buildings Campus), it is home to several pieces of fire testing hardware, including:
    • Cone Calorimeter
    • Fire Proapgation Apparatus
    • Furniture Calorimeter
    • Hot Box
    • Smoke room

Further Information:

Civil Engineers under the Forth Road Bridge
Civil Engineers under the Forth Road Bridge