Our research covers a wide range of experimental investigations and predictive numerical modelling studies supported by the latest computing and laboratory facilities. While maintaining the high quality of research of our home department at the University of Nottingham in the UK, we are investing in developing excellent facilities and laboratories. We have dedicated labs for structures, geotechnics and fluid mechanics, as well as a wide range of surveying equipment. We will also have a new strong floor facility for major structural testing. The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham was ranked second in England for the quality of its research in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and is recognised for its world-class learning environment and its international reputation for new knowledge generation.