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ARCC news for February 2017

Hello All,

I’d like to turn the spotlight to the ARCC presence at Ecobuild 2017 as we look forward to showcasing leading EPRSR-funded research in future materials and processes. This is the biggest sustainability event for built environment professionals, so join us to explore the latest research with product and video displays, demonstrations and daily Q&A sessions in the BRE Academy with the themes:

We, in partnership within CIBSE, are also pleased to be officially launching at Ecobuild 2017 the Green infrastructure as a building service design challenge. Along with the launch there will be a drinks reception on 7 March at the CIBSE stand. Don’t forget to register to attend Ecobuild 2017 and join us.

Roger B Street
Principal Investigator

Fro the ARCC network

Have your say! Ageing and mobility in the built environment

4 April 2017, London

For policymakers, architects, designers, developers and ‘interested-others’, you are invited to attend a stakeholder-led workshop to help us to bring together the latest research findings in this exciting area so practitioners can use them in providing a built environment that supports positive ageing and mobility… after all, we’ll all be there before we know it!

Blog: The urban climate – what do we need to know?

Having recently chaired the ARCC Urban microclimate event, Professor Emeritus Geoff Levermore provides his report from the discussions on the day, including what big data cities are collecting, how do we analyse this and actually use it?

Flood and Coast 2017

28–30 March 2017, Telford

We are pleased to be part of a presentation of leading EPSRC-funded research focusing on SME flood resilience at the second Flood and Coast conference. The conference will draw together key stakeholders from the flood and coastal erosion risk management community, including local authorities, infrastructure owners, consultancies, contractors, businesses, community groups and universities. Conference programme and registration.

Valuing the infrastructure of cities, regions and nations; an interdisciplinary conference

26–27 April, Leeds

Save the date: EPSRC funded projects iBuild, ICIF and ITRC-Mistral invite you to this conference to explore integrating the socioeconomic, engineering and environmental approaches relating to resilient and sustainable infrastructure.

Opportunities & events

HEMAC & UKRIEG 2017 – abstract submission due 28 February 2017

The UKIEG annual conference is a networking event for a multidisciplinary audience of academics, policy makers and industry experts with an interest in improving indoor environments for health and wellbeing.

NERC Environmental risks to infrastructure innovation programme (ERIIP)

15 March 2017

With £1m available to access research and use environmental science, researchers and infrastructure owners are encouraged to attend this brokerage event to explore the potential for collaboration and submitting a proposal for this funding.

Symposium on resilience to climate change & flooding

6 April 2017, Huddersfield

In association with the Global Disaster Resilience Centre (GDRC) and the CIB, School of Art Design & Architecture at the University of Huddersfield is delighted to organise a one-day symposium on climate change and flooding.

Two posts at ITRC in Oxford: Infrastructure network analyst & Research software developer

Closing 21 April 2017

The UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) are looking for two new team members.

  • Infrastructure network analyst post requires a PhD or equivalent research experience of quantified systems simulation modelling, network analysis and/or risk analysis.
  • Research software developer will be experienced in software design and implementation, including security, testing, version control and documentation.

NERC Green Infrastructure (Urban) KE Fellow

Closing 27 April 2017

Interested in working with public and private sector developers to build green infrastructure into investment decisions?

Researchfish submissions open until 16 March – don’t forget!

All PIs with an active RCUK grant or one that ended within the last five years must complete an annual return via the Researchfish platform. This also applies to funded PhD students! If there is no data available, you are still required to make a return. Sanctions for non-compliance apply, including the withdrawal of eligibility to make new funding applications and freezing of existing grant funds.