UCL BERN’s external engagement role is to coordinate our extensive technical knowledge of the building envelope into a coherent and comprehensive research programme that will:
- promote interdisciplinary research into all aspects of the building envelope
- promote collaboration between UCL researchers, and with researchers in other UK universities and established stakeholder groups
- help respond to the needs of Governement and the building industry.
Our vision is to enable, connect, engage and inspire people living and working in all types of buildings; in particular, those working on improvements to the building envelope.
What is the building envelope?
The building envelope (i.e. a building’s ground or basement floors, external walls, roofs, windows and external doors) defines the boundaries between interior and exterior, and interfaces with other buildings.