Our goal for sustainable structures and infrastructures
We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive. We are passionate about supporting researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in their efforts to minimise the environmental impact of structures and infrastructures through decarbonisation, harnessing data and technology for procurement, ethical supply chains, water, sanitisation and clean energy that promotes health, wellbeing and protects biodiversity.
Our aim is to help research influence real world change by supporting the work of researchers, policymakers, and practitioners and bridging the gap that can exist between research and practice and different disciplines.
You may be an author in sustainable engineering looking to publish your work and thinking about how to maximise the reach and impact of your research, or perhaps you are just beginning your career in engineering research and striving to make connections with stakeholders in your field. Wherever you are in your career journey or research stage, if you’re passionate about making a difference to the real world, we would love to hear from you. Let’s explore how we can support you in publishing and sharing your research and connecting to a wide and relevant audience.
Rebecca Torr, Publishing Development Manager, sustainable structures and infrastructures
If you’d like to find out how we can help your research contribute to sustainable engineering or other ways we can work together to make a difference, please get in touch.
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Your publishing development team
Hello! Welcome to the sustainable structures and infrastructures goal page. As the Publishing Development Manager for this goal, I work with authors and organisations in engineering subjects such as civil engineering and materials science to further the impact of research in the real world. I’m also a host on the Emerald Podcast Series, featuring experts who use research to create real impact. There are many ways we can work together to support mission-led research and advance the Sustainable Development Goals. Let’s connect and explore!
Professor Chimay J Anumba – Goal Advisor
Chimay Anumba is a Professor and Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK; a higher doctorate – D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) – from Loughborough University, UK; and an Honorary Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He has over 500 scientific publications, including 22 books and over 200 archival journal papers on aspects of construction engineering and informatics. His work has received over $150M in support from a variety of sources. He has also supervised more than 56 doctoral candidates to completion and mentored over 25 postdoctoral researchers. Chimay is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, FREng, and a member of the US National Academy of Construction. He is also a past recipient of the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award.