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4th International Conference on Countermeasure to Urban Heat Island (4th IC2UHI) 2016, Singapore

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For more details and updates go to: http://www.ic2uhi2016.org/

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A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), Sydney Australia

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For more details and updates go to: http://www.sbe16sydney.be.unsw.edu.au/index.html

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Invitation: talk with Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein from University of Alberta, Canada

You are invited to join us at the CRC for Low Carbon Living for a pleasure to meet, listen and interact with Prof. Mohamed Al-Hussein from University of Alberta, Canada.

 

Dr Al-Hussein is a Professor in Construction Engineering and Management and NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of the building Construction at Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Hole School of Construction (www.engineering.ualberta.ca/civil).

He has extensive experience advising the modular and off-site construction industry in North America.  He works across a broad array of areas, including: automation of design and drafting for manufacturing; increases in productivity and flexibility of the building manufacturing system; mitigation of health and safety risks for construction workers; material usage optimization; construction material waste minimization; and quantification and reductions in CO2 emissions throughout the construction process. 

Dr. Al-Hussein is undertaking research that will ultimately revolutionize the current on-site stick-built construction process. He is working on creating a multidisciplinary building construction manufacturing network. The objective of the multidisciplinary network is to establish an industrialized construction process that allows builders to reduce construction costs and cycle time. At the same time, this new process generates higher quality products, creates healthier environments for workers and residents, and produces more energy-efficient buildings. The network will integrate discipline-specific research including engineering, computing, social and health sciences to coordinate cross-disciplinary knowledge that capitalizes on a manufacturing approach to establish a notably better design and construction method.

His detailed profile and a list of research outputs are posted on the university page:

http://www.civil.engineering.ualberta.ca/Research/ResearchAreas/Construction/MohamedAl-Hussein.aspx

 

Venue: Room G22, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, UNSW, Sydney

Date: 16 July 2014 (Wednesday)

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

 

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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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Master and PhD Programs of UNEP-TONGJI IESD 2014

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Up to now, UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) has 160 international Master students and 39 Ph.D students from over 40 countries in English taught Master and PhD programs. Abundant internship resources including plentiful international organizations are yearly offered to excellent students as well. Over the years, most of IESD graduates have obtained positions in the ministries of environment or energy in their home countries, international organizations like UNEP, UNDP and other NGOs.

In 2014, IESD will keep running the following programs:

+ Master Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development
+ Master Program in Environmental Engineering
+ Doctoral Program in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

If you consider yourself as a suitable candidate to join these programs do not hesitate to contact IESD. Do not forget that in order to promote and encourage excellence in higher education in developing countries, Tongji University will provide limited scholarships.

The deadline for application is 10th June 2014. Please kindly find more information in the attachments or through http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/.

Apply online: http://study-info.tongji.edu.cn/
Tuition fee: 39,000 RMB/year

Contact Person:
Jessica JIA/Emma LIU
Office: +86-21-6598 3548/1837 Fax: +86-21-6598 7790
Email: unep_tongji@tongji.edu.cn
Address: 509, Mingjing Building, 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai, 200092, P.R.China

FURTHER INFORMATION (.pdf documents):
Chinese Government ScholarshipApplication Guide 2014

IESD Masters and PhD ProgramsApplication Guide-2014

IESD Visiting ProgramsApplication Guide 2014

Shanghai Government ScholarshipApplication Guide 2014

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Order of Australia (AO) awarded to Scientia Professor Deo Prasad

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Congratulations to Scientia Professor Deo Prasad (CEO, CRC for Low Carbon Living) who received an Order of Australia (AO) on Australia day 2014.

This is a wonderful recognition of his leadership in the field of sustainable development.

To read more about Deo’s award, visit: http://bit.ly/1dYMOV8

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