Academics to tackle construction questions at AIMday event in Edinburgh

aimdayThe University of Edinburgh is to host an industry event aimed at academics to discover innovative solutions to challenges within the construction sector.

The Academic Industry Meeting day (AIMday) will be held by Edinburgh Research & Innovation (ERI) at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on 03 October 2016.

The one-hour exhibition will tackle questions posed by companies surrounding topics such as construction management, new building systems, innovative materials, performance and effectiveness of design, resource efficiency, waste-management as well as the use of robotics in construction.

Academics from across the University, will self-select those questions they believe their research could add the most value to during the company discussion.

Anna Gibbons, business development manager, College of Humanities and Social Science, said: “The announcement of AIMday Construction coincides with increased opportunities and ambitions for pushing the boundaries in this sector.

“With companies increasingly looking to meet varied global market demands, universities are a vital source of innovative thinking that can be called upon.”

Companies can register and submit their questions or challenges until 15th July 2016 at which point academics will be able to select those questions their research is most closely aligned to.

Find out more information here.

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