School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
UK Urban Flood Risk Communication
The School of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Portsmouth are hosting a series of workshops to consider the development of flood risk communication approaches in the UK. The aim of the workshops is to assess the needs and criteria of flood stakeholder groups through co-creative processes, to help visualise flood risk effectively.
Providing Realworld Opportunities for Sustainable Drainage Systems
Providing Real-world Opportunities for Sustainable Drainage Systems (ProSuDS) is a Green Infrastructure innovation research project funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the University of Portsmouth.
The aim of the project is to identify economic barriers to the implementation of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in high quality designs that may have higher land take, but that maximise benefits to the environment and society.
Coastal Cities Network
The School of Civil Engineering and Surveying has a considerable track record of research activities related to issues of water infrastructure and engineering in its broadest sense. There is recognition that engineering disciplines alone will not be able to solve many of the key societal challenges, of which issues related to flooding are particularly important.
Environmental Technology and Management
The work of the Environmental Technology and Management Research Group is diverse, interdiciplinary and often undertaken in collaboration with colleagues in geography, architecture, biological, pharmacy and biomedical sciences.
Our environmental technology researchers work in the areas of constructed wetlands, sustainable drainage, waste water processing and rain water harvesting.
Our environmental management research projects span ecotourism, sustainability appraisal and coastal zone management.
Materials, Structures and Geotechnics
The Materials, Structures and Geotechnics Research Group actively researches advanced fibre composites in engineering structures; composite adhesive joints and repairing technologies; fibre composite panel systems in buildings and bridges; the damage mechanics of fibre composites; and ultra high performance fibre reinforced concretes for the safety and security of structures.
Our group consists of four distinct teams who undertake research into Advanced Composite Structures, Construction Materials Engineering, Safety and Security Engineering, and Geotechnical Stability and Testing.
Construction Management and Surveying
The work of the Construction Management and Surveying Research Group focuses on sustainable construction; the integration of technology in design and production; management structures, organizational frameworks and supply chains; and construction and property law.
Our group consists of four distinct teams who undertake research into the Application of Computer Systems in Construction, the Contemporary Challenges of Sustainability and Regeneration, the Integration of Design and Construction Processes, and Construction and Property Cost, Value and Legal Issues.
Postgraduate Research Degrees
At the University of Portsmouth there's a wide selection of research degrees for you to choose from, including PhD and MRes options. Find out which type of research degree is right for you and what's involved.