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  Investigating Hypermasculinity in the Construction Industry
  Dr Dylan Tutt, Assoc Prof F Phua
Applications accepted all year round
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.
  An Integrated Framework for Interactive Audio-Visual Based Construction Work Orders Management (Advert Reference: RDF19/EE/MCE/RAHIMIAN)
  Dr F P Rahimian
Application Deadline: 25 January 2019
Technical offices in construction projects record work orders and requests paper/spreadsheet formats. Further down the project pipeline, the same format is used to assign work orders to staff.
  Analysing project-level planning efficiency and delivery time performance within the UK construction sector (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/GLEDSON)
  Dr B Gledson
Applications accepted all year round
In the construction sector an underperformance of on-site project delivery efforts, particularly regarding ‘productivity’ and ’predictability’ remains a principle concern.
  Safety in Voluntary Construction (Advert Reference: SF18/MCE/CRAPPER)
  Prof M Crapper
Applications accepted all year round
Commercial construction work is dangerous, often subject to profitmaking pressures that can hinder improvements in safety.
  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
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.
  Collaboration and business value proposition in multi-organisational construction projects
  Dr S Kabiri, Dr M Shahrestani
Applications accepted all year round
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.
  Sustainable construction: Enhancing earth brick strength and durability through interdisciplinary analyses and biomimicry
  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.
  Developing a security-minded but open and transparent digital built environment sector
  Prof C Harty
Applications accepted all year round
The built environment sector in the UK has been undergoing a digital transformation.
  Lean and agile construction - understanding the origins of flow management in a manufacturing setting
  Dr R Stratton
Applications accepted all year round
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’.
  Exploiting Smart Contracts and Blockchain Technology: Blueprint for a new AEC Industry
  Dr S Abrishami, Prof M Gaterell
Application Deadline: 17 February 2019
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.
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