UoS awarded funding for post-disaster housing reconstruction project

The CIOB’s Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund will award construction research projects with up to £10,000 each.  disaster

University of Salford is amongst the six projects to be awarded for its: ‘Long-term Sustainability of Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction Projects’ by Dr Bingunath Ingirige (UoS) and Dr Gayan Wedawatta MCIOB (Aston University).

The CIOB launched the fund in 2015 and received more than 50 applications from 12 countries, the final six where whittled down by more than 20 assessors from industry and academia. The six winning ideas tackle themes such as sustainability in the built environment, corporate responsibility, the application of digital technologies and employment practices in construction.

The fund is a bequest from Mr Bowen Jenkins FCIOB who was an active supporter of the CIOB and this fund is one of the CIOB’s largest donated financial legacies and supports the funding of research projects in the built environment.

Saleem Akram CIOB director said: “Improvements in performance happen when there is a healthy mix of knowledge and ambition to seek new ways of working. The industry can’t stand still and has to place a great deal of importance on those who have ideas and need support in developing them.”

Details for the Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund can be found at: www.ciob.org/scholarships/bowen-jenkins-legacy-research-fund

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