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The establishment of the research center is intended to achieve the following:

  • Set-up a sustainable and operational research center, which will also be a knowledge repository for the built environment
  • Develop both long and short-term research agenda which is built environment specific
  • Become a resource and supportive structure for young and emerging researchers in the built environment
  • Attract top postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows to conduct research at UJ in the field of the built environment
  • Become a vehicle for research projects commissioned by the Council for Built Environment (CBE), South Africa
  • Provide community service by conducting short learning programmes so as to provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD)


The objectives of CARINBE are to:

  • Conduct and publish research reports on the status, challenges and success strategies in the built environment industry
  • Contribute to national policy briefs and analysis on the industry
  • Provide expert advice to the built environment industry
  • Participate in the national development planning initiatives related to the built environment profession with a view of providing credible feedback on performance

Community service:

  • Training provided through Short Learning Programmes (SLPs) to promote Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Participate in the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and Internships