PhD program Built Environment
Human behavior is influenced by the built environment, and certainly in a small country like the Netherlands this environment is subject to long-term planning. This means that building engineers have a high degree of responsibility in finding the right balance between science, technology and design. However, the conflicting interests also include economic, political and environmental aspects.
The Netherlands is changing in demographic terms and in its social structures. Society will have to provide constant stimulation for building with innovative and market-oriented concepts. One of the characteristics of the built environment is that its physical lifetime is usually longer than the economic lifetime. This means that one of the focal research areas is the development of durable, flexible, environmentally-friendly and safe buildings and installations.
The department offers PhD projects on a regular basis.
Living Cities - AUDE
The research program Living Cities covers the areas development and design of sustainable cities, architectural Urban Design and...Lees meer
Building Physics and Services
The Research Program Building Physics and Services (BPS) covers the physics of the built environment and installation...Lees meer
The program carries out scientific research to design, construct, and further research structural building systems, possibly...Lees meer
Design and Decision Support Systems
The research areas for the development of DDSS include the modeling of Decision-making and choice behavior under bounded...Lees meer