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.
Despite a wealth of research on the topic of collaboration among construction participants, conflicting instances affecting project success remains as one of the challenges in construction industry with various levels of negative impacts on the output of the project.
Dr M Vahdati, Prof I M Jones, Dr W Matthews, Dr T Lees
Applications accepted all year round
This multidisciplinary project spanning built environment engineering, archaeology and biological sciences is concerned with a novel sustainable technique for enhancing the strength and durability of unfired earth bricks.
The Toyota Production System (TPS) introduced a paradigm shift in thinking to automotive manufacture (Womack et al., 1990) that has since been applied to more complex flow environments including healthcare and construction under the label ‘lean’.
Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD to commence in October 2019. The PhD will be based in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying and will be supervised by Dr Sepehr Abrishami and Professor Mark Gaterell.