Monthly Archives: April 2022

PhD Studentship (Dynamic Holistic Life Cycle Assessment: Integrating Embodied and Operational Carbon, Energy, Water and wider ecosystem impacts) – UCL

4-year UCL PhD studentship in Dynamic Holistic Life Cycle Assessment: Integrating Embodied and Operational Carbon, Energy, Water and wider ecosystem impacts

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UCL’s Energy Institute and Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering in partnership with Buro Happold are seeking applications for a fully funded Studentship on topic in “Dynamic Holistic Life Cycle Assessment: Integrating Embodied and Operational Carbon, Energy, Water and wider ecosystem impacts”

How could life cycle assessment reduce energy use and carbon emissions as well as facilitate a circular economy and regenerative design? What would look like if we also explored other indicators of ecosystem health in the context of life cycle assessment methodologies?

PhD Studentship (Conserving Ruined Masonry) – University of Oxford

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) Studentship


Start date: 1 October 2022

Application Deadline: Friday 13 May 2022

Interviews will take place on 30 and 31 May 2022

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The School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford and English Heritage/Historic England are pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded Collaborative doctoral studentship from October 2022 under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme.

This project will evaluate different strategies to conserve and protect masonry ruins by managing water movement and develop a toolkit to assess the vulnerability of ruined masonry in the face of future climatic change.

This project will be jointly supervised by Prof Heather Viles and Dr Jenny Richards, University of Oxford as well as Karen Gwilliams, English Heritage and Alison Henry, Historic England, and the student will be expected to spend time at both the University of Oxford and English Heritage/Historic England, as well as becoming part of the wider cohort of CDP funded students across the UK. The studentship can be studied either full or part-time.

We encourage the widest range of potential students to study for this CDP studentship and are committed to welcoming students from different backgrounds to apply. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds as they are currently underrepresented at this level in this area. Students should have a master’s degree in a relevant subject or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in a professional setting.

CITB Offers Free mentoring to help improve the digital capability of construction businesses

A free mentoring service has launched to support businesses with implementing digital processes and techniques by offering technical advice and guidance.

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Digital Construction Skills (DCS) is funded by CITB to help construction companies develop the skills they need to drive digital transformation in their business. With a strong focus on SME business owners, directors, and senior managers, DCS aims to demystify digital tools and help businesses choose the best ones to align with their goals through the mentoring service.

All the mentors on the programme have recent, real-world experience on the front line of the construction industry and are specialists in the technical and commercial aspects of digital construction. This includes digitalising information flow and physical elements, such as 3D models and reality capture.

There are many benefits to adopting digital practices. For example, it could help you to reduce admin time and costs, improve safety and quality, keep digital records which could speed up payment and protect against claims, and even increase productivity of engineers and other site staff. DCS has identified time as a particularly important factor for many small businesses, which is why they aim to make the process as simple as possible. There are no forms to fill in with this service, you can simply book a 15, 30 or 60-minute meeting (External link – Opens in a new tab or window) with a digital construction specialist.

Brick Awards 2022

We are looking for House Builders who have used BDA-member brick extensively across multiple UK residential developments may enter this category. Alongside evidence of sound architecture and craftsmanship, the house builder must demonstrate outstanding contribution to the industry, evidenced by apprenticeships, training, quality assurance, sustainability and commitment to health and safety.

Two separate images, each an example of an individual project, must be submitted alongside a business description that accounts for the ways in which the business meets the above criteria.

Projects which constitute a clearly identifiable Phase of a larger scheme will be considered to be complete if, the Phase is fully accessible and habitable.

Projects must have been completed within the last two years, and substantially use BDA-member bricks.

More information here.

Entry is Free and is a fantastic way to promote your new Developments!