New research published by the Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Equalities Research (I-SPHERE) based at Heriot-Watt University has found that the planning process in England is reinforcing racial inequality, despite having clear potential to support the needs of ethnic minority residents. The st
A new study is being carried out into more environmentally friendly methods for laying housing foundations on peatland that could pave the way for increased economic development in parts of the Highlands and Islands, while mitigating disruption to the natural ecosystem and captured carbon dioxide.
Using robots to make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer is moving a step closer following the injection of £2.5 million of further funding from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI). Founded in 2017 and led by Heriot-Watt and the University of Edinburgh, the ORCA Hub, which incl
The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has partnered with experts at Heriot-Watt University to help protect those working on the essential and complex restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.
Heriot-Watt University has received £20 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop a high-impact research and innovation centre to act as the national focal point and international gateway for UK industrial decarbonisation.
Kenoteq, a clean-tech spin-out from Heriot-Watt University, has been awarded £1 million in funding by Zero Waste Scotland to commercialise production of its revolutionary brick made of recycled construction waste to more than two million bricks per year. The unique K-Briq is made from over 90%
Heriot-Watt University has joined forces with Brewster Bros to create new materials from the residual waste left over during the recycling process. Recycled clay can account for up to 25% of the output produced when excavation waste is recycled via a washing process. This by-product comm
A recycled brick conceived by Heriot-Watt academics has scooped the coveted STEM Research Project of the Year at this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) awards. Widely referred to as the ‘Oscars of higher education’, the awards are the biggest celebration in the UK HE calend
Heriot-Watt University (HWU) has appointed Dr Anas Bataw as director of its visionary Centre of Excellence in Smart Construction (CESC) in Dubai. Dr Bataw joins CESC with a wealth of experience and a proven track record in academia and industry collaboration in the Architecture, Engineering and
Research from Heriot-Watt University has been shortlisted in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2020 - the Oscars of higher education - in recognition of its innovative STEM project. Project ‘The K-Briq’ is the world’s first recycled brick made from 90% construction and