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10/10/17
The BOVA Network has funding available to help pump-prime collaborative research projects that genuinely bring together researchers in the built environment with those working on the control of vector-borne diseases.

We will finance 8-10 research grants valued at between £50,000 to £100,000, each of 12 months duration. There is a two stage application process. The first application is an expression of interest in funding which will be reviewed by the Network Management Board before selected applicants
are invited to submit a full proposal.

Projects should be focused on controlling malaria or Aedes-transmitted diseases in sub-Saharan Africa by modification of the built environment, although other vector-borne diseases e.g. leishmaniasis or
African trypanosomiasis may be considered. Show evidence of genuine collaboration between researchers from the built environment and those working on vector-borne diseases.
Show clear potential for further funding Applications are invited from all disciplines including epidemiology, development, social sciences, mathematical modelling, economics, supply chain
management, architecture, engineering and town planning.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 14th November at 17.00 BST - so don't delay in sending us your application!

For more information about eligibility please see our operational guidelines . Expressions of intent should be made using the template document which can be found here: https://www.bovanetwork.org/opportunities

For more information please contact
BOVA Network: bova.network@durham.ac.uk
05/10/17
Ladybug and HoneybeeThe use of environmental analysis plugins for grasshopper as decision making tools for early design stagesDescription :This IBPSA Networking event hosted by Atelier Ten in London will focus on the use of Ladybug + Honeybee environmental analysis plugins for grasshopper and their application as early decision making tools within the building design process.
Our speakers will provide an insight of the plugins’ toolkit and discuss some of the several different methods to perform Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) along with application examples and stiking points for new users.

Time and date:
Thu, 21 Sep
6:00 – 8:00pm
Location:
Atelier Ten
19 Perseverance Works
38 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DD
Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladybug-honeybee-as-decision-making-tools-for-early-design-stages-tickets-37412674316
18/09/17
Call for Abstracts
One-page abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at Building Simulation 2017 in San Francisco, California, August 7 - 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).

You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modeling and associated software techniques.

Abstract Due Date: August 10, 2016 Paper
Due Date: November 30, 2016
Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and
the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art. Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 - 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed. Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings.
Submission details and conference information: www.buildingsimulation2017.org.
Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 -- that format may be appropriate for case studies or application examples.
The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments. The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017. More information is found at www.ibpsa.org and www.ibpsa.us.
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please see www.buildingsimulation.org.
12/09/17
The 2015 Building Simulation Group Award for Best MSc Dissertation is now open for applications.
The competition is open to any individual or a group who are currently or recently studied in a university in the UK or overseas whose work directly addresses a topic in the area of building modelling and simulation (must be undertaken at postgraduate level-excluding PhD research).
The current award will focus on projects involving the application and
development of advanced simulation techniques and/or software for
predicting the performance of buildings and environmental control
systems. Topics that are considered for this award can be in the topics
below or related areas, with modelling being the focus:

Building physics
Compliance and performance
Dynamic thermal modelling
HVAC systems
Computational fluid dynamics
Daylighting and artificial lighting

This year, there will be three prizes awarded; for the winner and for the two runners-up, as follows:

£1000 Winner Prize
plus 12-month unlimited laptop Licence for the IES VE-Pro software suite
and a seat at one of IES public 3 day training courses at a date
which suits the winner, worth over £7,000.

Two Runners-up Prizes of £250 each
for further two outstanding works selected from the current applications

For further details regarding the entry criteria and timescale please go to:http://www.cibse.org/Networks/Groups/Building-Simulation/Building-Simulation-Group-Award
We would encourage both academic and industry supervisors to circulate this among students & staff members. For further enquiries please email: Rokia Raslan (r.raslan@ucl.ac.uk)
10/05/17
The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,353 - £40,313 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is looking to appoint an ambitious PhD holder (or close to completion) seeking the unique opportunity to work with two research led organisations: UCL and an
ambitious start-up company Ventive Ltd.
This Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) requires a highly motivated individual with a PhD in Building Science or Indoor Air Quality with extensive experience of monitoring and/or modelling work in the field of the built environment.
The KTP Associate will help to shape the key future components of Low Carbon Buildings in the area of Natural Ventilation with Heat Recovery spanning both Retrofit and New Build in Commercial and Residential markets. The KTP Associate will analyse a number of innovative case studies which would incorporate parameters of importance to ventilation and indoor air quality in domestic and non-domestic buildings including occupants’ satisfaction regarding perceived indoor air quality and
thermal comfort. The energy performance will be analysed in the context of improved ventilation and indoor air quality for health and comfort.
The post is funded for 24 months in the first instance. The successful candidate will possess a first degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or architecture with PhD in Building Science or Indoor Air Quality or any other related field. The applicant should be seeking a challenging role requiring the confidence to work with Ventive senior management and staff, key clients and also academic staff within the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering. Experience of statistical data analysis. Ability to work collaboratively and as part of a team.
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.
If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Rosanna Seels, (r.seels@ucl.ac.uk) or 020 3108 5906 Interview Date: 21 April 2015
Link: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AKT047/ktp-associate-lead-associate-in-indoor-air-quality-ventilation-monitoring-and-modelling/
08/05/17
The 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation
Association (IBPSA); BS2015 will be held in Hyderabad, India from the 7th-9th December, 2015.
The call for papers can be found at the conference website: http://www.bs2015.in/
The objective of International Building Energy Simulation Conference of 2015 is to advance the practice in diverse disciplines of building energy analysis and performance simulation. BS 2015 is for those working in or learning about the field of building performance simulation including building designers, architects, sustainability managers, researchers, developers etc.

Major themes covered in the conference are:
Building Physics Indoor air quality and thermal comfort Modelling for passive buildings
Net zero buildings Solar energy utilization Simulation and real performance
Advanced building simulation HVAC equipment New software development
Climate and microclimate Optimization CFD and air flow in buildings Building information Modelling
Simulation for commissioning, control and monitoring Energy Storage Validation, calibration and uncertainty Teaching modelling and simulation Simulation in fault detection and diagnostics
Human aspects in simulation