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School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Our research focuses on driving environmentally-conscious industry development and productivity gains in the fields of building, construction and transport.

Our staff

Meet our experts

Dr Madhav Nepal
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Civil Engineering
Information Systems
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Dr Sara Omrani
Position
Lecturer in Virtual Design & Construction
Division / Faculty
Construction and Project Management,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Architecture
Other Built Environment and Design
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Dr Jay Rajapakse
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering
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Dr Tanja Tyvimaa
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Property and Planning,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Building
Applied Economics
Other Built Environment and Design
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Dr Tracy Washington
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Property and Planning,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Urban and Regional Planning
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Dr Tatheer Zahra
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
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Dr Anthony Ariyanayagam
Position
Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Behrang Assemi
Position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering and The Built Environment,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research fields
Civil Engineering
Other Built Environment and Design
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Dr Krishna Behara
Position
Research Fellow in Smart Cities
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
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Dr Craig Cowled
Position
Advance Qld ATSI Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
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Dr Hossein Derakhshan
Position
Research Fellow (DECRA)
Division / Faculty
Civil Engineering,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
Research field
Civil Engineering
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Dr Carlos Estrada Grajales
Position
Research Fellow - Biosecurity Partnerships Project
Division / Faculty
Property and Planning,
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment
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Our courses

Engineering

"Since starting my career as a professional civil engineer, I’ve learned just how realistic QUT's courses are. The most beneficial thing is the staff. They are approachable and helpful, as well as being diverse in their fields."

Jack Gaffney

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil)

Property Economics

"As a recipient of the QIC Global Real Estate Scholarship I worked in QIC’s real estate business while studying and I found that the course material was directly linked to the work I was doing. QUT is renowned for bringing industry experience to the lecture theatre and for me this was a key reason for enrolling."

Daniel O'Driscoll

Bachelor of Property Economics

Urban Development

"QUT provided a vast knowledge base and array of skills to help prepare me for my job as a professional quantity surveyor. During my degree QUT helped me obtain a cadetship with leading firm, Turner & Townsend. Now I am employed by Turner & Townsend where I have worked on projects across a number of sectors."

James McMahon

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)

Our research

Our research aims to drive environmentally-conscious industry development and productivity gains in the fields of building, construction and transport.

We invest heavily in our research activities by funding research student scholarships and international conference attendance, as well as offering study opportunities for staff, support for publications, and aid in securing external funding.

Our partners

Our researchers play a major role in Brisbane's Smart Transport Research Centre (STRC), giving unprecedented access to key transit data from multiple organisations, including:

  • Brisbane City Council
  • Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Black & White Cabs.

We also deliver capability into QUT's Institute for Future Environments and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation.

These multidisciplinary research institutes are focused on solving global challenges, and have been developed in partnership with industry and government – both nationally and globally.

Our projects

Our key research projects include:

  • designing and constructing secure and resilient infrastructure
  • achieving sustainability and reducing environmental impacts
  • addressing climate responsive design
  • building frontier technologies
  • transforming Australian industries.

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