School of Civil Engineering & Surveying

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    Portland Street, Portland Building

    PO1 3AH Portsmouth

    United Kingdom

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Civil Engineering and Surveying contributes to the design, construction and management of infrastructure used by millions of people around the world every day, such as waste plants, office blocks and railways – and within our School, we're committed to creating sustainable, built environment projects by encouraging creativity and new ways of thinking among our researchers.

Our researchers have made significant contributions to civil engineering and surveying, such as uncovering how to better tackle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, blending heritage areas with green community spaces and finding better ways to remove pesticides from drinking water in Thailand.

Our 'ProSuDS' project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, brought together businesses, councils and environmental groups to increase flood protection and sustainable drainage in housing developments.

We've received research funding from the Royal Geographical Society, European Commission, Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Mary Rose Trust, and the South East England Development Agency.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Environmental technology and management
  • Building design, construction management and surveying


UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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