School of Computing and Engineering

Implementation of BIM in sustainable building design

Primary supervisor: Dr Charlie Fu

Start dates: January, May and September of each academic year

Duration: 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time

Research context

Research at the University of West London lives in an ecosystem of interdisciplinary research. This PhD position is based in the School of Computing and Engineering. This research focuses on the innovative application and implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in building design and management.

BIM technology has been making the revolutionary innovation to the construction industry in last a few years. This research will target the innovative and creative implementation of BIM technology to enable the automation of the analysis and assessment for the sustainable architectural design and the effective management of buildings.

Research goal

The research goal is to develop the principles and a framework of integrating BIM modules and building sustainability assessment. This aims at the automation of design assessment and the promotion of sustainable design.

Candidate Profile

Applicants will be expected to hold a good first degree (first or upper second class) and a Masters degree (or equivalent) in Built Environment, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building Service Engineering or similar. Ideally they should have experience in AutoCAD Revit, BREEAM, and/or SAP.

All applicants for whom English is not their first language must also demonstrate their English language proficiency through evidence of IELTS at overall 7 (with 6.5 in all four skills) or by providing access to MA/MSc chapters or published work.

Further Information

For general enquiries about the application process visit the Graduate School pages.

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