Construction research is mainly oriented towards construction logistics, where LiU has a unique position. Research is also being carried out in the field of sustainable buildings. Related research is in areas such as marketing, engineering and energy systems in buildings.

Research in construction logistics is motivated by the overall objective of the industry to build more efficiently with regard to time, cost and quality.  It should be possible to reduce total construction costs by 25% compared with today's general levels. To achieve this, research is focused on three different but inter-related areas within construction logistics: the supply chain as far as the construction site, logistics at the construction site, and the interface between the two.

Research into sustainable development of the built environment includes combining different requirements of the building's function with the efficient use of energy and resources, with minimal impact on the climate and the environment.