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University of Reading Architecture & the Built Environment PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 17 University of Reading Architecture & the Built Environment PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  How the physical and social spaces within pharmacies are experienced by pharmacy service users and staff.
  Dr R Dhital
Applications accepted all year round
To design and undertake qualitative, quantitative or mixed-method research to understand how the physical and social spaces within pharmacies (community, hospital or GP pharmacies) are experienced by pharmacy service users and staff.
  Architectural Atmospheres: Tools, Methods and Design Processes - what agents and processes are brought into play to make the notion of atmosphere operational in defining new tools and design methodologies
  Dr I Wieczorek, Prof F B Samuel
Applications accepted all year round
This PhD is open to those who wish to explore and promote the sensory dimension of the built environment and, particularly, to evaluate and critically reflect on the notion of ambiance/atmosphere (as a spatial phenomenon) and its importance for the design of lived space, and thus, its implications for architectural production.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Flexibility in Energy Demand - the role of technology
  Dr S Smith, Prof J Torriti
Applications accepted all year round
Change in electricity generation sources and increasing energy demand are bringing into question the ability of existing energy distribution networks to cope with greater variation in supply by network management measures.
  Housing developer’s use of demonstration projects to trial and roll out off-site production
  Dr L Schweber, Prof M Sexton
Applications accepted all year round
In many countries and firms, the promotion of green building has started with demonstration projects. The aim of these projects is to provide a niche where firms and businesses can develop new ways of working, free from regular commercial constraints.
  Introducing BS1192 (BIM standard) into construction projects
  Dr L Schweber, Dr D Nikolic
Applications accepted all year round
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly being promoted as a means to improve the procurement and delivery of construction work.
  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.
  Off-site production and the redrawing of professional boundaries
  Prof M Sexton, Dr L Schweber
Applications accepted all year round
The mix between on and off-site production in the construction sector varies across countries and regions. In many countries, changing market demand is driving a shift in the balance between on and off-site work.
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