UCL Engineering, in partnership with the Bartlett, makes its expertise available to communities through the Engineering Exchange, a network of engineers and built environment specialists
It provides a ‘match-making’ service for community groups, engineers and built environment specialists to tackle problems facing London communities, and helps with initial project scoping, delivering support where needed with achieving deliverables. It offers de-briefing at the end of the project, which may lead to further phases of work.
Anyone is welcome to contact the Engineering Exchange with an idea or problem. There must be a clear engineering or built environment research outcome, and both parties must commit to the length of the project.
Past projects have looked at topics including air quality, demolition and refurbishment of social housing, green infrastructure, waste and the circular economy, neighbourhood planning, big data, transport and healthy ageing.