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PhD Scholarship on Reconsidering sustainable building and design: a cultural change approach

The School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia is currently looking to employ a suitable candidate on a PhD Scholarship to commence at the start of 2012 or earlier.

The chosen candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team on a three year Australian Research Council (ARC) project entitled Reconsidering sustainable building and design: a cultural change approach, while completing their doctoral thesis.
PhD Scholarship 1: Culture and waste management in the construction industry

The candidate will be expected to focus on an in-depth investigation of the impacts of culture on the performance of waste management and project outcomes. This would include an examination of the more common aspects of culture (including behaviours and attitudes) which help to minimise waste generation in construction projects, and how these could contribute to a cultural shift towards sustainability in the construction industry. Candidates should posses an Undergraduate degree with First Class Honours or Masters in Built Environment or a relevant Humanities, Social or Behavioural science discipline.
PhD Scholarship 2: Sustainability, resource efficiency and waste elimination in the construction industry

The candidate will be expected to focus on sustainability issues associated with resource efficiency, waste elimination and environmental aspects of construction projects in the urban environment. Candidates should posses an Undergraduate degree with First Class Honours or Masters in a Built Environment or a related discipline.
PhD Scholarship 3: A regulatory framework for zero waste in the construction industry

The student will be expected provide an in-depth examination of the regulatory framework for building design and its capacity to address zero waste in the South Australian construction industry, with a particular focus on recommendations for improvement. Candidates should posses an Undergraduate degree with First Class Honours or Masters in Built Environment or a relevant Humanities, Social or Behavioural science discipline.

Research areas
Built environment

Eligibility
  • Australian and NZ citizens and permanent residents of Australia
  • International applicants
Value
These scholarships are valued at AUD27,651 each to be paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.
How to apply

In the first instance, for general information please contact:

Dr. Keri Chiveralls, Research Fellow
Telephone: +61 8 8302 2212
Email: keri.chiveralls@unisa.edu.au
Original post by http://www.unisa.edu.au/resdegrees/scholarships/apai_sustainabledesign.asp

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