About Innovation & Research FOCUS

Innovation & Research Focus (IRF) is the quarterly newsletter on ‘practical applications of innovation & research in construction and the built environment’.

The IRF Newsletter features articles from our Sponsors. Their aim in supporting and publishing material in Innovation & Research Focus (IRF) is to promote the application of innovation and research in building, civil engineering and the built environment by disseminating new information as widely as possible.

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The content of IRF can be articles on research or innovation undertaken or funded by the Sponsor, or articles on projects in which the Sponsor is involved, irrespective of who is doing the actual project work. In addition, the articles can be about policy issues related to innovation and research, not just projects or their results.

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The current ‘Research and Professional Institution’ Sponsors are drawn from Government Departments, professional Institutions, Universities, Centres of Research and representative organisations:


  • Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE)

  • Centre for Window and Cladding Technology (CWCT)

  • Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

  • Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS)

  • Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

  • Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)

  • Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng)

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