|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Placed On:||12th October 2018|
|Closes:||9th November 2018|
The studentship is supported by the University of Salford and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Academic Supervisor: Professor Jason Underwood
Academic Co-Supervisor: Mr. Andrew Fleming
Industrial Supervisor: Gemma Birchall
The studentship is fully funded and includes:
Final date for applications: 9th November 2018
Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 27th November 2018
The candidate must be in a position to register by January 2019
For decades, UK Government and Industry reports have continually criticised the construction industry for its poor performance, low productivity, inefficient practices, adversarial behaviours, silo mindsets and for focussing too much on the short-term, rather than the long term and lowest price, rather than best value. These reports have not only provided a critique, but also a number of recommendations for improvements to the industry, in particular, to deliver better whole life value from built environment assets/estates from CAPEX through to operational management.
In May 2011, the UK Government launched its Construction Strategy, which included a formal commitment to drive change through the digital transformation of the UK construction industry. The primary driver of this was to address the issues of ensuring the UK derives full value from its centrally procured public sector built environment assets/estates. In terms of deriving improved whole life value from built environment assets/estates, this not only includes the capital delivery, but also deriving improved value post-construction by developing the capability to determine and capture the required operational digital data during the capital delivery phase that can then seamlessly flow through to enabling the efficient operation of built environment assets/estates.
TfGM are continuing to develop their Digital Construction capability to gain operational efficiencies through quality Asset Information Models (AIM), particularly during the capital delivery phase. However, it is perceived there is insufficient research in the industry to enable developing their capital delivery through to operation capability.
The aim of this project is to use current TfGM projects as case studies to establish their Information Requirements for the handover As-Built Information model and explore how this model can be extracted, during capital delivery, to seamlessly flow through the lifecycle to become an Asset Information Model (AIM) and utilised of their built environments assets.
For full details of student requirements and specification please visit: www.salford.ac.uk/ktp/industrial-case-studentships/vacancies
This studentship is only available to students with settled status in the UK, as classified by EPSRC eligibility. Please visit: www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility
Enquiries: Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jason Underwood by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum vitae and supporting statement explaining their interest should be sent to email@example.com
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