Research Themes

The initial GCRI thematic areas and topics include:

  1. Advanced Construction Methods
  2. Smart and Innovative Construction Materials
  3. Resilient Structural Systems
  4. Sustainable and Green Design of Structures
  5. Energy Consumption and Renewable Energy
  6. Smart Buildings and Structures
  7. Safety Processes and Equipment
  8. Asset Management (operation and maintenance) and Life-Cycle Analysis

More research themes can be proposed by partners based on emerging issues or needs. Western Michigan University has researchers with expertise in the above research themes. They will be recruited based on expertise related to the various projects under GCRI’s research themes.