17 Sep 2021
Loughborough University awarded as winners of Innovation in Construction at LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
A record of 13 nominations across University research and enterprise were shortlisted for the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, which were celebrated at a ceremony on 14th September 2021 at the National Space Centre in Leicester.
Professor Richard Buswell received the Innovation in Construction Award. A notable highlight of the University’s resilient infrastructure research, 3D Concrete Printing is a pioneering technology invented at Loughborough's School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, which has shaped the international research landscape of large-scale additive manufacturing for construction. The research into these digital manufacturing approaches is crucially aligned to the Industrial Strategy’s demand to optimise innovation and skills to build faster, more effectively, and more productively.
Loughborough's intelligence-led safe road systems research was also highly commended. This research at the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is helping to reduce deaths and ease congestion on UK roads by using AI to interpret data provided through satellite technology to accurately identify high-risk routes and provide highly accurate mapping of traffic accident blackspots.