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The Glass & Façade Technology (gFT) Research Group addresses real-world challenges in the field of structural glass and façade engineering through fundamental and application-driven research. The gFT Research Group consists of a core research team based at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge supported by a multi-disciplinary network of collaborators in other research centres and in industry. This set-up allows the group to draw from the latest developments and multi-disciplinary expertise including: structural engineering; construction technology; wind engineering; computational mechanics; architectural materials; building physics; building performance simulation; design optimisation; materials science and sustainability. The group is funded through project-specific research grants from publicly-funded research bodies and from contract research with industry. gFT’s industrial partners range from regional SMEs to multi-national PLCs.