MPhil/PhD Scholarship Sustainable Facilities Management through Building Information Modelling

Ref: VCS-ADC-01-13


Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an approach to improving the efficiency of the building process and providing the key data set needed by facilities managers to operate buildings in a sustainable manner. Whilst the design/construction phase of BIM modelling is well advanced, the facilities management (FM) phase is not. Although attempts to develop similar FM models have been tried before, they have failed because of the complexity of data analysis and the inadequacies of the available computing technologies. However, the new BIM software has overcome the latter and has opened up a new range of mathematics (e.g. Analytical Network Process) which could provide the basis for a new information model for sustainable building operation. This project will examine this possibility by developing and testing a Sustainable FM BIM solution.

The successful candidate will receive a £13726 bursary (years 2 and 3 linked to RCUK Doctoral Stipend rate) plus a contribution towards tuition fees of up to the equivalent of the university’s Home/EU rate for the duration of their scholarship, subject to performance.

Applicants must hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (UK or UK equivalent) in a relevant discipline. 

Applications are sought by the indicated closing date for starting in September 2013.

For further information please contact the supervisor: Professor Keith Jones, +44 (0) 208 331 9260

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to: 

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The application form should be completed and returned to:  and include: a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Attachments should be in PDF or Word format.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 UTC on Tuesday 4 June 2013

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