Architecture Construction and Surveying: Business Services

Your business can benefit from the expertise available at Robert Gordon University.

Our portfolio includes bespoke training and professional development courses, commercial research expertise and knowledge transfer opportunities.

We can help your business access Robert Gordon University's expertise in Architecture, Construction and Surveying.

Specimen Portfolio

Examples from our portfolio of work.

1.  Practice Based Design Services

Design, detailing and construction management of housing for low energy and low carbon criteria. First ever Passivhaus Certified building in Scotland.

Building Performance Investigation

2.  Bespoke Corporate Training

Preparation and delivery of bespoke project management training for International Oil companies and Scottish local authority in conjunction with asset management, best value and post-project evaluation.

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3.  Investigation & Advice

Building Performance investigation for NGO in order to inform design brief and technology for future residential building construction. 

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4.  Performance Specification

Investigation and reporting on internal environmental performance and air quality for a large multi-functional leisure and entertainment building.

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5.  Air-tightness Testing

Testing, reporting and upgrading of air-tightness to new and traditional housing in order to improve thermal efficiency.

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Continuing Professional Development

We will work closely with you to develop course objectives, outcomes and delivery models to meet your business requirements.

  • Customised learning and development courses
  • Competency Framework Analysis which focuses on organisations' competencies and learning and development requirement
  • Industry-relevant accredited postgraduate programmes
Examples of customised courses:

Developing a Sustainability Policy

• Sustainability and corporate responsibilities in construction
• Formal policy preparation and due diligence

Investing in Sustainability for Hot Climates

• Sustainability and carbon reduction
• Assessment of existing building stock and new building design

Innovation in Process Management of the Design & Construction of Building Projects

• Methodologies of collaboration and communication
• Managing skills and technology

Property Portfolio Management

• Developing an integrated property management strategy
• Leasehold agreements and avoiding risk and uncertainty

Property Development Appraisal and Modelling

• The practice of development appraisal
• Market analysis tools and modelling for risk reduction

Project and Organisation Behaviour in Construction

• The impacts of communication, negotiation and conflict management
• Organisation and project structures, their effectiveness and organisational learning

Also check out our Distance and Flexible Learning and Part-time learning opportunities.

Our key areas of expertise

Our School has a strong track record of undertaking externally funded research commissions for bodies including Historic Scotland, Scottish Enterprise, and the EU. Current research includes work supported by the RICS (built environment education) and the ERDF (sustainable urban transport).

  • Construction Project Management

  • Cost Engineering

  • Design Management

  • Property Development
Our research areas include:

Innovation in Housing: Sustainability, energy performance, low energy design

IT in Construction and Design: Computer modelling and visualisation, IT applications in Construction

Project Management in Construction: Organisational, contractual and asset management, implementation of life cycle costing

Design and Theory: Urban design, avant-garde design, performance evaluation

Built Heritage:  Architectural auditing of historic buildings, digital scanning of buildings

Accreditations and Professional Bodies

For those with practical experience our evening study programme provides an ideal route towards the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) experienced practitioner and full Chartered Status.

Our Business News

  1. 13, August, 2014 RGU to hold Postgraduate Open Evening

    Riverside East

    Prospective students can learn more about RGU’s wide portfolio of taught programmes at its latest Postgraduate Open Evening.  


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