Using real-world data to drive innovation
The intelligent application of data is critical to delivering successful projects, policy and processes in property, planning, construction and project management disciplines. This is especially critical at a time when the built environment is experiencing major technological, financial and social disruptions.
At the UTS Built Environment Informatics and Innovation Research Centre (BEII), we use informatics and applied data to drive innovation. We accomplish this by connecting digital and spatial data across a range of disciplines. We believe that richer, better connected data enables more holistic analysis of the complex impacts of change.
In our research we focus on the interactions between people, places and buildings, and digital information using geospatial information technologies. This research demonstrates that people and social processes are placed at the centre of any decision for the sustainable development of local and global built environments, from building retrofits, to infrastructure investment, to public realm enhancements.
BEII has a core focus on three research areas:
What if you could unlock the key to sustainable office fitouts? How can we learn and apply lessons from project blow-outs?
Imagine the power to connect building information systems with market valuations, or to develop software that uses construction project data to improve building performance and support business analytics.
How can non-monetary dimensions be used to assess the true value of built environment investments? What is the economic impact of green building practices on real estate portfolios?
BEII partners with industry, government and non-profit organisations on a variety of research projects.
Because our academic team is interdisciplinary, we approach problems and projects from multiple perspectives.