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  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.
  Construction Cost Management
  Dr L Mbugua, Prof J Connaughton
Applications accepted all year round
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.
  PhD in International Business and Strategy at Henley Business School
International Business and Strategy (IBS) at Henley Business School offers 4. fully-funded PhD scholarships. for September 2019 entry.
  Co-designing alcohol Interventions
  Dr R Dhital
Applications accepted all year round
Background Alcohol use has been identified as the cause of approximately 3.3 million deaths worldwide every year, approximately 5.9% of all deaths (WHO, 2014).
  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.
  Water Sensitive Cities and Commons: using recycled water for maintenance irrigation in order for green-blue infrastructure planting schemes to be more reliably sustained
  Dr K Hyde, Dr D Perrotti
Applications accepted all year round
Communities with existing urban water infrastructure face barriers to engagement between the urban community and the urban water environment; for example in the case of streams culverted underneath districts or unhealthy, overgrown feeder streams and ponds that seem to have no social role or function.
  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.
  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.
  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.
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