Monthly Archives: March 2014

Faculty Positions – University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability

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The Patel College of Global Sustainability at the University of South Florida is currently searching for four new faculty members.The Patel College is an interdisciplinary college that works on innovative research and application in urban sustainability, especially in the areas of water, energy and transportation.  This is a new college that is growing quickly, so they anticipate hiring multiple faculty each year for the foreseeable future.  Faculty and students can learn more about the Patel College on our home page:  http://psgs.usf.edu/

For further information and submission procedures click here to download a document: The USF Patel College of Global Sustainability Faculty Openings

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March 22, 2014 · 11:30 pm

Student Assistantship – Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

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The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is currently upgrading its website and one of the upgraded elements is to incorporate a Knowledge Hub of references suitable for practitioners. There is currently a short term need for assistance to help with the uploading/linking of documents in the Knowledge Hub, an opportunity that would be suitable for a potential inquisitive student. While being somewhat basic task, the student would certainly get exposure to the IS rating tool and some great references as part of this experience.
It is needed someone available to help for 2-3 days over the next two weeks.

If you are interested, please send an email to Rick Walters, Technical Director at ISCA: rwalters@isca.org.au
http://www.isca.org.au

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Better Buildings Partnership – Internship Opportunities

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Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) is offering internship opportunities in specific projects to give students from the Master in Sustainable Development – UNSW ownership and focus on practical work-streams in the following areas:

– Waste from Fitout – The BBP recognises a large amount of waste currently goes to landfill from churn of tenancy fitouts. We have commissioned research on the most wasteful materials and what potential futures they could have (reusing, recycling or upcycling) before landfill, and are conducting trials on matching social enterprise with market-creators in this space. We are keen to have a student passionate about materials, interior design, and with a bit of an engineering/architecture twist to champion this stream. In the next year we are looking to run a design competition for finding the best and most market-ready opportunities for high-impact materials and continuing trials to prove best practice.

– Data and Trends – The BBP captures raw consumption data (emissions, energy, waste, water) and building attributes (age, size, ratings, value, etc) for over 2.5 million sqm of space in the Sydney CBD. This data is used for trending and analysis, league tables and targeted research on the value of buildings and performance. We would like a data-hungry student who knows systems like Microsoft Excel very well and can identify and understand trends in large tracts of data.

– Operational Waste – BBP members spend large amounts on waste leaving their buildings for recycling and landfill, with very limited controls and best practice observed by contractors and building managers. A large piece of work will be completing outlining best contracts, grading of waste practices and conversions from densities to weights for reporting purposes. Alongside finalization of this work, we will begin to embed the learning and outputs into industry practice (training courses, presentations, written articles, case studies) and would like someone keen on learning how to influence industry with new tools.

Anyone looking for work experience and interested in volunteering some time with exposure to a highly commercial, council, and industry setting please contact Ben Thomas (an alumnus himself of Sustainable Development program) noting what project you are keen to champion and what piques your interest about it. Please attach a copy of your CV.

Contact: Ben Thomas
bthomas@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
http://www.sydneybetterbuildings.com.au

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The Property Congress 2014 – A Special offer for students under 30

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Are you, or do you know a full time student 30 or under that would benefit from networking with property leaders? Here is the opportunity to take a journey through the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the property industry’s elite annual conference The Property Congress.

Students save $1,051 with the discounted Student rate of $999

Student rate includes:

  • Day 1 Conference Sessions
  • The Senses Masquerade Dinner Party
  • Day 2 Conference Sessions
  • Wild Encounters Networking Party @ Taronga Zoo

To access the Student rate you will be required to upload a scanned image of your driver’s license or proof of age card during the registration process.

Click here to access the Student rate. Limited places are available so don’t miss out!

For further information visit www.thepropertycongress.com.au or contact The Property Congress Concierge, Jessica Beard on concierge@propertyoz.com.au or (02) 9033 1900.

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Summer School for Outstanding Postgraduate and Senior Undergraduate Students 2014

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The Faculty of Construction and Environment (FCE) and the Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development (RISUD) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), invite outstanding postgraduate and senior undergraduate students from leading universities around the world in disciplines related to construction and environment to join our Summer School tentatively from 6 (Wednesday) to 15 August 2014 (Friday) in Hong Kong.

Who can apply

1.Full-time postgraduate students pursuing a Master’s degree programme.
2.Fresh graduates of Bachelor degree programmes at the time of the Summer School.
3.Senior undergraduate students who are in the final stage of their studies at the time of the Summer School (e.g. have at least completed 3 years of a 4-year Bachelor degree programme).
4.The applicants should have a strong interest in a research/academic career, excellent communication skills as well good leadership potential.
5.The academic performance of successful applicants is expected to be within the top 10% of students from leading universities (e.g. Chinese mainland universities of the 985 project).
6.For applicants who are not a native speaker of English and from non-English speaking universities, they are expected to meet the following requirements:

a) An overall score of at least 6.5 (with score for the writing component at 6.0 or above) in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
b) At least 575 or above in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for the paper-based test, at least 232 in the computer-based test, or at least 90 in the internet-based test.
c) Alternatively, consideration will be given to acceptable scores in other internationally-recognized public examinations, such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

How to submit applications

Please complete the online application form: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/events/FCE&RI_SS/form and attach the following documents:

(1) Recommendation of Academic Referee (Please use the template attached to this post);
(2) a Curriculum Vitae;
(3) Academic transcripts/academic results reports (showing the GPA or average score of each academic year);
(4) a one-page personal statement describing the applicant’s research/career aspirations and
(5) Degree and English examination certificates (if any).

Details of the Summer School
Seminars on research frontiers in construction and environment plus other activities (e.g. laboratory and site visits, gatherings, etc.) will be organized by the FCE and RISUD. The seminars will be delivered in English.
Students who are interested in furthering their studies in disciplines related to construction and environment at PolyU can also take advantage of this opportunity to explore potential research topics at PolyU.

Financial support
The Summer School is free of charge. Further details can be found at: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/events/FCE&RI_SS
Free accommodation (shared room) will be provided to all admitted students. Economy class return air tickets or train tickets will also be provided on a reimbursement basis. The reimbursement ceiling for students from within and outside the Pearl-river delta region will be HK$1,000 and HK$4,000 respectively.

Enquiry
For enquiry, please email summer.school@polyu.edu.hk or fax 852-2362 2574 or telephone 852-3400 3894.

Application deadline
Interested students are welcome to submit an application online (http://www.polyu.edu.hk/fce/events/FCE&RI_SS/form) on or before 21 March 2014. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

We look forward to welcoming you to Hong Kong in the near future!

Faculty of Construction and Environment, and
Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PDFs & FORMS:
FCE&RI SS Recommendation of Academic Referee(s)
FCE&RI SS FAQ
FCE&RI SS Advertisement

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7th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design & MUDD 19 Exhibition 2013/14 – CITY VISIONS

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You are kindly invited to attend the 7th Paul Reid/Utzon Lecture this 5th of March 6:00 pm. that will be followed by the opening of the Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) 19 Exhibition 2013/14 – Built Environment, UNSW.

Current students from the Master of Built Environment in Sustainable Development (M.BEnv. Sus. Dev.), Mohammad Reza Shahrokhian Kermani and Carlos Bartesaghi Koc, have participated as students and collaborators of the MUDD Program by producing distinguished research work & project masterplans that will be exhibited and published in the catalogue of this year.

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7th Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design:
‘A Country of Cities – Building Hyperdensity and Civic Delight’

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development
6.00 for 6.30pm, Wednesday 5 March 2014 Leighton Hall, Scientia, UNSW

Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD) 19 Exhibition 2013/14
CITY VISIONS Hamburg / Venice / Sydney / Camberra

held in association with the TU-Berlin exhibition:
Stadtvisionen 1910-2010 Berlin / Paris / London / Chicago

Exhibition Opening Night – 5th March
Ground Floor Gallery
Faculty of Built Environment
Red Centre West Wing, UNSW
(Exhibition 5 – 28 March)

More info and register at: http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/content/2014-utzon-lecture-series-launch-seventh-annual-paul-reid-lecture-urban-design

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