Research award for SBE academic

Dr Alan Forster, Lecturer in Building Conservation and Construction Technology won a research award worth £135,000. The project is entitled €˜Technical and Environmental Performance Framework for Regionally Sourced Lime Mortars: A Comparative Analysis Method'. This is a £135,000 Knowledge Transfer Partnership Project (KTP) established in conjunction with Historic Scotland.

Dr Alan Forster is the University  principal investigator (PI) and Dr Clare Torney from Historic Scotland is the industrial supervisor for the 18 month project.

This research adds to growing research capacity and intensification in the broad area of low carbon materials and traditional buildings resilience to climate change. The project offers an exciting opportunity to sensitively, and environmentally conserve some of Scotland's most significant historic buildings.