Meet Building 4.0 CRC’s Scientific Advisory Committee

Building 4.0 CRC is committed to ensuring that our research and development is strategically appropriate, at world standard, and pointing the industry in the right direction.

The Scientific Advisory Committee is made up of experts renowned for their experience in industry transformation in building and other comparable industrial sectors, as well as outstanding academics and researcher figures who are known for their contribution to research and innovation in building. Their mission is to identify problems, recommend areas of investigation, and provide research advice to the CRC.

Importantly, the team also works to identify those researchers, partners, organisations, or groups who are well-placed to help us in our mission to change the building industry.

Meet the team

Prof. Anne Beim is Head of CINARK (Center for Industrialized Architectur) and Head of Candidate Program, SET (Settlements, Ecology & Tectonics) at KADK, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, Design & Conservation in Denmark. Her primary research areas include tectonics, industrialised architecture, applied building technology, materials, ecological architecture, and circular economy.

Prof. Andrea Chegut is Director at MIT Real Estate Innovation Lab, Head of Research at DesignX, and Research Scientist at the Center for Real Estate in Massachusetts, USA. Her research interests include real estate finance, technology, data science, and design, and among other things, Andrea is investigating innovative products and technologies, financial value, and economic growth impacts in the built environment.

Prof. José Torero Cullen is the Head of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering at University College London, UK. He works in many aspects of fire safety engineering, remediation and sanitation, and has developed novel methodologies for the safe design of complex buildings such as tall buildings, historic architectures or timber structures. José has also conducted extensive research in engineering education that has resulted in the development of successful educational programs in Fire Safety Engineering worldwide.

Prof. Martin Rudberg is an L E Lundberg Professor of Construction Logistics and Management at Linköping University, Sweden. His research interests include construction logistics and management, supply chain management and operations strategy.

Prof. Lars Stehn is a Professor in Construction management and Building Technology at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. His interest is in industrialised construction, with research including ‘Applicability of lean principles and practices in industrialized housing production’ and ‘Business models in industrialized building of multi-storey houses’.

Prof. Andrew Whittaker is an American structural engineer who is currently a SUNY Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. His expertise is in the field of structural engineering, including impact engineering and performance-based engineering.