Research Centre for Urban Hazards Mitigation

The Research Centre for Urban Hazards Mitigation was established by the Faculty of Construction and Environment in 2002 to conduct focused and multidisciplinary research on the consequences of natural and man-made hazards in urban areas as well as to develop innovative engineering methods and new technologies for monitoring and mitigating damages to urban infrastructures. It facilitates knowledge dissemination and technology transfer to the Government and related industries through specialist consultancy, continuing professional training as well as undergraduate and postgraduate education. The Centre focuses on the effects of windstorms and earthquakes on tall buildings and long-span bridges and the effects of landslides. The Centre is also actively investigating the effects of global climate change on urban infrastructure as well as multi-hazard assessment and mitigation.