Build Better

Contributing to affordable and widespread housing construction that is ecologically sustainable and disaster resilient.

The lack of affordable and available housing affects communities across the globe and is complicated by natural disasters like earthquakes or fire due to climate change. The Build Better Cluster is researching solutions to improve reinforced concrete for building tall, high-density housing that is more sustainable and resilient to disasters. The Build Better cluster brings together leading researchers with expertise in optimized and resilient supply chains, material science, multi-hazard analysis, architecture, structural engineering, economics and management to help contribute to affordable, sustainable housing construction.



Lisa Tobber