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  Investigating Hypermasculinity in the Construction Industry
  Dr Dylan Tutt, Assoc Prof F Phua
Applications accepted all year round

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Construction remains one of the most male-dominated industries in the UK, with men making up 85.5% of the total workforce, including 98% of all manual workers.
  Climate Change impact and resilient practices/technologies/procedures/design for buildings or infrastructure projects used by construction companies to reach net zero carbon footprint
  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
  Prof C Oltean-Dumbrava, Mr E Munive Hernandez
Applications accepted all year round

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Climate change is the biggest challenge characterizing our times.
  Smart stone construction technology
  Dr A Tomor
Applications accepted all year round

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Current civil engineering projects, for example housing or infrastructure are primarily led by construction costs and speed. Low-cost construction however often results in low-quality with high maintenance costs and large environmental impact during the life of the structure.
  Digital transformation of construction SMEs in partnership with technology firms: A business model perspective
  Dr S Kabiri, Dr K Razmdoost
Applications accepted all year round

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Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK construction are “key drivers for economic growth, innovation, employment and social integration”.
  Collaboration in Design and Construction Teams: Exploring the factors that may influence the adoption of Integrated Project Insurance (IPI) and its potential to improve collaboration among project participants
  Prof J Connaughton
Applications accepted all year round

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Effective collaboration among design and construction teams is an ongoing challenge in modern building construction due primarily to the increasingly complex and highly-specialised range of inputs required from architects, engineers, specialist manufacturers and installers.
  Environmental impact of housing and infrastructure
  Dr A Tomor
Applications accepted all year round

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Environmental impact of housing and infrastructure is a long-term concern that needs to be addressed holistically. Currently civil engineering projects are primarily led by construction costs and the environmental impact is rarely considered as a deciding factor.
  Vibrational Performance of timber floor – an Investigation of influence of construction parameters SEBE0026
  Dr A Khokhar, Dr R Hairstans
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Traditional timber floor systems are usually composed of a series of parallel timber joists (eg. solid and engineered I-joist or Laminated-Veneer-Lumber) which support wood-based sheathing.
  Understanding and managing cultural diversity on UK construction sites
  Assoc Prof F Phua
Applications accepted all year round

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Despite stringent health and safety regulations, the construction industry continues to suffer the highest proportions of fatalities and injuries of all major UK industries.
  Digital Stone Construction
  Dr A Tomor
Application Deadline: 26 June 2020

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Brunel University London (BUL) is recruiting to EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD studentships effective 1 October 2020.
  Global potential for bamboo in construction: a dynamic flow analysis and impact assessment coordinating long-term production and consumption SEBE0034
  Dr FP Pomponi, Dr BD D'amico, Dr J Zhang
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Many countries have committed to net-zero carbon targets in the coming decades, and the world as a whole must embark on an unprecedented carbon reduction journey to address the current climate crises and keep global warming below 1.5 degrees C.
  Innovation readiness of public sector procurement practices in the construction industry (Advert Reference: SF19/EE/MCE/SAMWINGA)
  Dr V Samwinga, Prof D Greenwood
Applications accepted all year round

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Carillion’s collapse in January 2018, which will cost taxpayers at least £148 million and affected up to 30,000 subsidiary businesses, has intensified debate over the effectiveness of UK public procurement practices and how risk is dealt with.
  Construction Cost Management
  Dr L Mbugua, Prof J Connaughton
Applications accepted all year round

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The traditional role of a Quantity Surveyor, focused on measurement and preparation of bill of quantities, is changing as the construction industry embraces new technologies.
  Environmentalism and construction strategy in changing times.
  Dr L Schweber, Dr S Kabiri
Applications accepted all year round

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Within the construction sector, the goal of mainstreaming enviornmental sustainability has been met with many competing agenda and challenges.
  Understanding construction sector policy through the lens of the Poulson affair
  Prof S.D. Green
Applications accepted all year round

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Current issues in construction sector policy too often tend to be debated ahistorically. The construction sector is invariably seen to be slow to change, and to adhere to an outdated businesss model.
  Buildings as a global carbon sink: investigating realistic pathways addressing the temporal mistmatch between supply and demand SEBE0027
  Dr FP Pomponi, Dr BD D'amico, Dr G Fountas
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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The built environment contributes some 40% to global greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, and in similar shares to the consumption of finite resources and the generation of waste flows [1].
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