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29 November 2013

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Academic Year 20
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FYR Project Titles


Project selection procedure: (general procedure, most relevant to Civils and AEDM/CEM)


To aid in your project selection please consider the
following steps as a typical example:

1.

Consider which areas of your course/experience you find interesting, stimulating and think that pursuing
further knowledge is of interest to you.

2.

READ the notes for guidance on the departmental web page under “Final Ye
ar Projects” carefully note the
need to consider a project as “research” requiring the key aspect of “methodology” which requires planning
and collecting relevant data.

3.

Review the list of projects that academic staff offer, and look for a “match” to their
interests with yours.
This may flag up several staff. Alternatively, look through the list of project titles for the coming year and
target several that you think are of interest to you.

4.

Make an appointment to talk to the staff, one to one or by telephon
e. Where possible try to view a previous
year’s project report to help give you an overview of the scope and detail.

5.

Make sure you communicate further with the member of staff so that you are BOTH comfortable with the
proposed title and then submit your f
orm to the relevant administrator to register your selection.


NOTE:

Some staff
fills

their quota quickly, go to a meeting prepared to explain your interests and ideally try to
make sure you understand how projects are assessed and thus how your ideas may
fit into the “guidance” that
must be followed.


Please note


the first two columns (availability) will give you an indication if it is still available (yes) or it
has been

taken (no).

Available

Academics Name/Title

(Yes)

(No)




Austin, Simon.
S.A.Austin@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222608


No

Adaptive re
-
use of buildings


learning lessons from past and current adaptations of buildings.
Linked to EPSRC research project. See
www.adaptablebuildings.com

(
Reser ved f or Al exandr os
Pr oest aki s)



No

Designing adaptable buildings



design and optimisation of flexible building geometries and
customisable systems. Linked to EPSRC resear
ch project. See
www.adaptablebuildings.com

(Reserved for Jamie Primett)


Yes


The conundrum of multidisciplinary working



an investigation of the realities of practice in
multidisciplinary teams and how to enable more effective outcomes. Linked to EPSRC Transdisciplinarity
research project.


Yes


Visualizing system interdependency in 3D CAD models



a computing
-
based investigation of how
critical design and operational relationships between architectural, structural and service components
can be analysed through 3D design. Linked to research of
www.ade
ptmanagement.com
.



No

Robotic additive manufacturing



a CAD/CAM investigation of the use of a robotic arm to enable
additive manufacturing of construction components. See
www.buildfreeform.com
.

(Reserved for

James
Hamilton)


Yes


Measuring value



an investigation of the measurement of intangibles in business, particularly related to
customer needs and design solutions. Linked to
www.valueindesign.com







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Bouchlaghem, Dino.
N.M.Bouchlaghem@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 223775



Building Design; Computer Aided Design; Environmental Design; Energy Conservation; Procurement
Methods; Design Management;
Buildability; Building Defects; Refurb of Buildings.

Yes


Design Management
.


Yes


Energy Conservation in Building Design
.


Yes


Building Design for Safety and Security
.





Yes


3D Modelling and Visualisation in Design and Construction
.





Yes


Collaborative Working
.







Carrillo, Pat.
P.M.Carrillo@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222634



Knowledge Management, Strategic Management, Mergers and Acquisition,

Improving Business Performance, IT in
Construction, and Construction Project Planning



No

The role of
BIM in Facilities Management.
(Reserved for Andrew Morris)



No

Learning from Previous Projects
.
(Reserved for Nora Jasni
: AEDM Student
)



No

Knowledge Management in UK Consultant
Practices
.
(Reserved for MEng student tbc)





No

Mixed Reality in Construction
.
(Reserved for Alex Bulman)





No

Planning in Construction
. (Reserved for Phil Brunson)





No

Educating Civil Engineers in Business.
(Reserved for Grace Foster)









Chandler, Jim.
J.H.Chandler@lboro.ac.uk

(01509) 222624



Mapping methods using photogrammetry; accuracy and application of automated digital
photogrammetric methods to derive digital elevation mode
ls in Civil Engineering; 3D measurement using
cheap digital cameras; ‘Windows’ programming (Visual Basic) to tackle various surveying problems;
Surveying; photogrammetry; measurement; distortion; image processing; deformation monitoring;
automated DEM acqu
isition; terrain modelling; survey computations.

Yes


The accuracy of commercial RTK GPS systems


a quantitative study comparing traditional post
-
processed GPS systems with the commercial Trimble BRS single receiver system.



TBC

Terrestrial laser scanner


using practical tests, assess the potential and limitations of a reflectorless
terrestrial laser scanner
.

(TBC)


Yes


Terrestrial laser scanner


a review of public domain software for the processing of laser scanning
data.


Y
es


Effectiveness of free station methods for providing control


engineers are increasingly using the
on
-
board free station software on total stations for setting out. Are there any dangers?



No

Matlab for Survey Data Processing
(Reserved for James
Lee)
.


Yes


GPS will the new L2C Signal be of practical use in Buildings?
The American GPS system is being
upgraded with stronger signals, which should be able to penetrate buildings. Using practical tests,
assess how useful this will be conducting GPS
surveys inside.





No

Underwater photogrammetry using consumer grade digital cameras and software:
assess the
potential of Photosynth and perhaps Photo/Modeler for processing underwater imagery.
(Reserved for
A
dam

Johnson)



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Demian, Peter. Email:
P.Dami
a
n@lboro.ac.uk . Tel: (01509) 228541



Knowledge management and human
-
computer interaction in construction.

Design
-
construction integration.

Design management.

Information technology for design collaboration and design management.



All project

titles open to AEDM/BEng & MEng

Yes


Knowledge Management in Building Design.



This project would study the best ways to store, index and retrieve content produced during the design
and construction process.


Yes


Technology
-
rich Workspaces for
Supporting Building Designers.



The project would explore how multiple desktop computers, display devices and hand
-
held mobile PDAs
can all be networked together to create a technology
-
rich workspace where building designers can
collaborate.


Yes


Managing Briefing and the Client’s Requirements.



This project would survey literature and IT tools to manage the briefing process during design and to
track the evolution of the client’s requirements.


Yes


3D Information Retrieval: Using CASD Models t
o Manage Construction Documents.



The project would investigate search engines and document management systems to query and
manage collections of text documents from construction projects.



No

Building Information Modelling
.



BIM is the current trend

in Computer
-
Aided Design. What are the drivers for adoption of BIM, the
barriers preventing uptake and the procedures which need to be put in place by the construction
industry?

(Reserved for Robert Masson CEM)



No

Part L of the Building Regulations
.




This project would study Part L of the Building Regulations, which regulates building design so that
buildings conserve fuel and power. Can information technology support the process of checking
compliance with Part L? Can design tools be develope
d to design compliant buildings?

(Reserved for
Ahmad Shahbudin AEDM)



No

Title TBC:

(Reserved for

Peter Broster


AEDM
)





No

Title TBC
(
Reserved for
Harrison O’
H
ara



CEM)









Dijkstra, Tom
T.A.Dijkstra@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 228737

Yes


The development of plausible narratives describing slope stability responses to climate change



No

Climate and
Ground
S
urface
M
ovement

Interactions Monitoring
.
(Reserved for Aimee Davies
)


Yes


Modelling the effects of soil cracking on slope hydrology and stability.





No

Electrical resistivity responses to chemical/mineralogical variations in soil
.

(Reserved for Samuel
Couch)




Yes


GIS
-
based debris flow modelling
.




Yes


Electrical resistivity characterisation of
fabric dilation in
shear zones

in over
-
consolidated clays
using novel triaxial tests.


Yes


Electrical resistivity and soil density variations using modified Proctor moulds
.









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Di
xon, Neil.
N.Dixon@lboro.ac.uk

Tel

: (01509) 228542



Geotechnical engineering of landfill facilities, including the stability and integrity of lining systems and
mechanical properties of municipal solid waste; and

Slope
instability, including the development of acoustic emission instrumentation, landslide failure
mechanisms.

Other research interests include performance of synthetic sports surfaces, leak detection and location in
plastic pipes, design and performance of ro
tary displacement piles.



No

Geosynthetic Interface Shear Strength at Very Low Normal Stresses
.



A laboratory investigation will be undertaken to assess factors controlling the interface shear strength
between geosynthetics (e.g. geomembranes and
geotextiles) at very low normal stresses (i.e. <10kPa).
A modified test method, developed by a previous project student, will be used and performance
compared to standard equipment. Issues influencing variability will be investigated.

(Reserved for Ken
Sla
ter)


Yes


Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Soil Behaviour
.



When soil is deformed it produces noise (acoustic emission). This can be related to the rate of strain of
soil and the mechanism of deformation. A research project has recently been completed
to develop an
acoustic emission monitoring system to detect soil slope failure. This project is to apply existing acoustic
monitoring equipment to investigate soil behaviour in triaxial laboratory tests. A test method has been
developed by a previous proje
ct student. The potential use of the technique for providing additional
information on soil behaviour will be investigated.



No

Development of Acoustic Waveguides for Use in Slope Stability Monitoring
.



Researchers at Loughborough University have devel
oped a monitoring system for detecting the failure of
soil slopes using acoustic emission monitoring (i.e. detecting noise generated by the deforming slope).
One of the challenges is transmitting noise from depth within the slope to the ground surface.
Wav
eguides are used for this purpose. This project will investigate the performance of a range of
waveguide designs with the aim of developing an effective compact system that can be installed in small
diameter boreholes (i.e. easy to form and low cost).

(
Re
served for Alister Smith
)



No

Dewatering of Slurries and Pastes Using Geotextile Bags
.



Geotextiles can be used to filter fines from liquids. This project will develop a simple ‘hanging bag’ test
and associated test procedure that can be used to
investigate performance of different geotextile
materials for dewatering a range of slurries and pastes. Performance of different geotextiles will be
investigated using the proposed approach.

(Reserved for Oliver Clarke)


Yes


Structural Performance of
Geocomposite Drainage Materials
.



Geocomposite drains can be used on landfill side slopes to collect liquid from the waste. Many different
designs are available. These materials have an open core for transmission of the liquid and these cores
must be abl
e to be stable under combined compression and shear loading. This project will develop a
test apparatus for testing the structural performance of these materials under combined compression
and shear loading. Factors such as creep and temperature will be co
nsidered
.


Yes


Detection of Leakage in Earth Embankment Dams
.



The aim of this project is to investigate methods available to detect and quantify leakage from earth
structures that retain water (e.g. dams, flood defence embankments and canals). The methods reviewed
will include acoustic detection techniques (i.e. list
ening to the flowing water). An acoustic measurement
system will be designed and tested in the laboratory, and if appropriate, field trials of the system will be
carried out.




No

Shear Behaviour of Composite Geosynthetic/Soil Systems
.



The project is

to design and conduct experiments using a ring shear apparatus to investigate shear
behaviour of multi
-
layered geosynthetic/soil systems. These types of systems are used to form landfill
barriers to minimise the escape of contaminants into ground water. T
ypically these systems comprise
compacted clay, a geomembrane, a geotextile, a geocomposites drain and possibly a Geosynthetic Clay
Liner (GCL). Uncontrolled slippage between these layers can results in large scale movements on side
slopes that damage the
liner. The aim is to identify and assess the critical interfaces that control stability.

(
Reserved for O Paterson
)






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Edum
-
Fotwe, Francis
.
f.t.edum
-
fotwe@lboro.ac.uk

Tel

: (01509) 2
3776


No

The
Management of Corporate and National Culture by Civil Engineering Companies

(Reserved
f or Rosi e Maqui re)






Eftekhari, Mahroo.
M.m.eftekhari @l boro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222606


No

Life Cycle Assessments of Solar PV Systems
(Reserved for Rebecca Guinchard)









El
-
Hamalawi, Ashraf
A.El
-
hamalawi@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 223206



-
Numerical modelling of static and dynamic
soil
-
structure interaction and/or wave propagation.


-
Numerical modelling of army applications (DTUS students only).

-
Incorporating Internet/web
-
based technology into the construction industry.

-
Looking at IT technologies such as wireless networking and Vo
IP to improve communication and
collaboration in the construction industry.


No

Numerical modelling of structures undergoing earthquake engineering
(R
eserved for Jatin Lodhia)


Yes


Dynamic impact loading on pipelines from landslips and soil collapse

It

is common believe that there are cushioned effects from the soil itself

so there is little dynamic loading
from a landslip or trench wall collapse

onto a buried pipeline. Is it true?


Yes


Impact loading from wind turbine failures on high pressure pipeli
nes

As more and more wind turbines are being planned and installed, suitable land is becoming difficult to
find so some of them are located very close to high pressure pipelines. If there is a catastrophic collapse
of the turbine, would the impact loading

be large enough to fracture a buried pipeline?



No

The effects and impacts of Environmental Design on Crime Prevention :


Investigating what measures are needed to improve the linking of the effects of Environmental Design on
Crime Prevention through
the design processes and barriers involved in making this happen. This will be
done in conjunction with Leicestershire police, Local Authority Planners and residential
developers/architects
.


(
Reserved for Christopher Johnson)


Yes


Any computer
-
related
geotechnical or structural engineering project



Any computer
-
related geotechnical or structural project. Alternatively, a project involving numerically
modelling (e.g. using the finite element method) the geotechnical/structural behaviour of a problem
you
have encountered during your industrial year that has interested you.


Yes


Developing either Matlab or pda applications for engineering



Various engineering calculations and processes exist in engineering where automation would speed
things up, whe
ther on site or in an office. This project involves investigating what engineering
processes/tasks on site or in a construction office could be made more efficient by having on a pc, or
being portable on site, and then writing engineering applications to r
un under matlab or on a pda. You
will need some prior knowledge of matlab, or a pda programming language (e.g. java), or the willingness
to learn. Two previous projects have been done in this area.


Yes


Use of wireless networks and/or VoIP in improving
collaboration and communication in the
construction industry



A research project has been done on the use of VoIP and wireless networks to improve communication
in construction projects. Several avenues of extending this work are available.


Yes


Use
of IT technologies in automating houses



Several technologies exist to automate the basic functions of a house. This project will look at these
technologies, and look at ways of practically implementing them, incorporating them from a construction
point
of view, and problems associated with the latter.
Some programming may be involved with testing if
the person is proficient at programming







El
-
Rimawi, Jamal

J.A.El
-
rimawi@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509)
222609


No

FE Analysis of Plated RC Beams
(Reserved for Anton Demidenko)





No

Behaviour of Structures under Fire Conditions
(Reserved for
Egle Rackauskaite)



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Emmitt, Stephen
s.emmitt@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222815


No

How does AEDM affect the UK Construction Industry as a profession?

(Reserved for Obinna Edeh
AEDM)



No

How does pre
-
fabrication influence architectural style?
(Reserved for Phil Toseland)



No

The Design Manager's role in
Refurbishment Works

(Reserved for Sita Ramji AEDM)



No

Exploring positive and negative architectural design in school buildings
(Reserved for Jerome
Essel)



No

What role does the Construction Design Manager play in the Industry and why?
(Reserved
for
William Pettit AEDM)


Yes


How will developments in digital technologies, especially Building Information Modelling (BIM)
influence the future role of the Construction Design Manager?









Fleming, Paul.
P.R.Fleming@lboro.ac.uk


Tel: (01509) 22
2616



Pavements: (Foundation) Design and performance; in situ testing; methods/assessment; elastic
stiffness; compliance testing.

Tunnelling in soft ground: ground
movements and stability. Artificial sports pitch engineering


No

Pavement Engineering: (Foundations and Geotechnics/materials) Design and performance; in
situ testing methods/assessment; elastic stiffness; rutting
; sub
-
surface drainage; granular
material behaviour; use of recycled materials; compliance testing.

(1)
(
Reserved for James
Mulvenna
)



No

Pavement Engineering: (Foundations and Geotechnics/materials) Design and performance; in
situ testing methods/assessment; elastic stiffness;
rutting; sub
-
surface drainage; granular
material behaviour; use of recycled materials; compliance testing.

(2)

(Reserved for Alex
Humphreys)



No

Artificial Sport Surfaces Engineering: testing and surface system behaviour, behaviour of infill
recycled
rubber, player perception, evaluation of test devices, drainage behaviour and ball
-
surface behaviour.

(Reserved for Jack Duthie
)



No

Artificial Sport Surfaces Engineering: testing and surface system behaviour, behaviour of infill
recycled rubber,
player perception, evaluation of test devices, drainage behaviour and ball
-
surface behaviour.

(Reserved for
Matt Burr
)



No

Site investigation: Methods, interpretation, Eurocodes, sample disturbance.

(Reserved for Matt
Arminder Singh)




I may offer
one more if needs be.....









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Frost, Matthew.
M.W.Frost@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 228306



Pavement Engineering/Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS)/Railway Engineering, and Trackbed
Behaviour


No

Public Infrastructure Related Noise Intrusion.



One of the main issues with transport is noise pollution, this is to evaluate various sources of transport
noise to compare intrusiveness of the sources. The project will include field work to measure and
evaluate noise from various sources.

(Reserved for Martin Bond)


Yes


GPR Evaluation of Pavements and Drainage.



To develop a recent project looking at the Use of GPR on large particle size granular materials as used
in drainage systems.



No

Railway
Ballast.



Deformation of railway ballast under cyclic loading.

(Reserved for Daniel Cahoon)


Yes


Creep Settlements in the Odeometer.



To look at long
-
term settlements via oedometer measurements.


Yes


Repeated Load Triaxial Testing for Transport
Foundation Design
.



To investigate the resilient behaviour of materials under cyclic triaxial testing.





No

To investigate the Management of Water, Drainage for Artificial Sports Fields.



To further develop tests to look at the infiltration and
drainage capacity of synthetic sports pitches.

(Reserved for James McCabe)









Glass, Jacqui.
J.Glass@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 228738


No

Title TBC. (
Reserved for Michael Grantham AEDM
)






No

The
Impact of a Fair Trade Scheme in Construction
.
(Reserved for Tom Revill AEDM
)




Goodier, Chris.
C.i.goodier@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222623


No

Offsite MMC in
H
ousing


(
Reserved for
Ben Cicutti (AEDM)
-

Higgins Homes

& Ben Reynolds
)



2012

Student opinions of teaching sustainability to civil engineers


How do the views of Civil
Engineering students compare in Vietnam with those in the UK? Working with the British Council
DelPHE project and the National

University of Civil Engineering in Hanoi Vietnam.



No

Offsite and modular construction in civil engineering


Can we quantify the benefits achieved
through using offsite construction compared with onsite in situ construction for civil engineering? In
conjunction with current EngDoc Engineer.

(Reserved for Philomena England

(AEDM)




No

Precast concrete offsite for Flood Defences


feasibility and costs
(Reserved for Tom Brown)



2012

Concrete sounds


is there potential for cement
-
based materials
to be used in making musical
instruments? What properties does the material require to replicate traditional materials currently used
in musical instrument production? What barriers and opportunities exist? Knowledge of musical theory
an advantage. Wor
king with current PhD student in this area

(Reserved for Charles Errington)


No

Electrically conductive cement
-
based materials

(Concrete Sounds)



Conductive cement
-
based
compositions can be made exhibiting both good electrical conductivity and mechanica
l strength. Can
these properties also be used to store electrical charge as well as to pass it through?



No

Renewable Urban En
ergy Systems


The UK must achieve substantial cuts in carbon emissions up to
2050. Restructuring the UK’s energy system will

be central to this but the current system is
characterised by lock
-
in into centralisation.



What barriers will such urban energy systems face if pursued on a substantial scale?



What are the implications for the integration of decentralised systems into the

UK energy system at
urban, regional and national levels?



What can we learn from case studies abroad?



Working with current PhD student in this area.

(Reserved for Elliott Poulter and Jon Bird)

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… Continued
Goodier, Chris.
C.i.goodier@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222623


2012

The lifespan of silane as a protective coating on reinforced concrete


Lab and site
-
based project
testing the durability of silane coatings on reinforced conc
rete highway structures. Chloride testing,
compressive strength, permeability, carbonation, taking cores on site (approx 2 cores x 8 structures).



2012

Insitu measurement of chloride content


of reinforced concrete structures (with Concrete
Preservation technologies).



No

Concrete patch repair and reinforcement corrosion


How does the distance of an anode from a
concrete patch repair influence its voltage? Involves casting concrete in the lab, applying mortar patch
repair with anodes and
measuring the zone of influence. (With Industry
-

Gareth Glass).

(Reserved for
Wayne Dodds)









Lombardo, Dr Mariateresa (Teresa)
M.Lombardo@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222632


No

Dynamic behaviour of homogenised lattice structures
(MEng only)



Investigations on the dynamic behaviour of large and low
-
mass lattice structures/materials composed of
many repeating cells is of great interest in many applications of engineering practice
. Under certain
conditions the dynamics of such structures/materials can be approximated by the dynamics of equivalent
continua (e.g., trusses may be modelled by continuum beams) which can be discretised using Finite
Element Method (FEM). This approach inv
olves the determination of the relation between the lattice
structures and the equivalent continuum properties. Aim of this project is to investigate and compare the
dynamics of continuum models and actual discrete lattice structures. This project requires

that you have
a fundamental understanding of structural analysis and mechanics and prior skills with MATLAB and
FEM
-
based commercial package SAP2000, or the willingness to learn.

(Reserved for Michael Millmoor)


Yes


Multi
-
scale structural analysis of
brickworks



Mechanical properties of brickworks depend on those of bricks and mortar, and are significantly
influenced by their geometrical arrangement. Despite the complicated nature of brick
-
mortar interactions,
Eurocode 6 suggests very simple semi
-
emp
irical expressions for Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio of
masonry in the elastic analysis of walls and other brickwork structures. The project will assess the
feasibility of a multi
-
scale bottom
-
up approach, where micro
-
scale information about bricks a
nd mortar
are used to evaluate homogenised elastic properties of meso
-
scale representative volume elements,
which in turn enable macro
-
scale structural analyses. Numerical investigations will be carried out with
the Structural Analysis Programme SAP2000.


Yes


What Civil Engineering students should know about Finite Elements?



It is important to teach Finite Element Method (FEM) in undergraduate courses of Civil Engineering
because this is a modern computer
-
based procedure used to solve a variety of engi
neering problems.
The aim of this project is to investigate an efficient and effective approach to introducing the FEM to
undergraduate Civil Engineering students. Some strategies suggest the use of commercial packages,
while others are based on the implem
entation of student
-
written code, or a combination of both. You will
solve a simple statically indeterminate problem by hand, with a MATLAB program and using the FEM
-
based commercial package SAP2000. This project requires that you have a fundamental unders
tanding
of structural analysis and prior skills with MATLAB and SAP2000, or the willingness to learn.






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Lord, Wayne.
W.E.Lord@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222894


No

Minimising construction claims


the
role of the designer.

(Reserved for Peter Goodyear)




No

Minimising
C
onstruction
Disputes


the
R
ole of the
Design Manager
,
(
Reserved for
Laurence
Stanford
-
Mas
ey
k

-

AEDM)


Yes


Construction Contracts


a review of the role of the Civil Engineer






No

Title TBC :
(Reserved for James Minihan)






MacKenzie, Julian.
J.mackenzie@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 228794





No

Temporary Works Design and Control
.
(Reserved for David Girling)





No

How effectively are disputes currently dealt with in the Construction Industry and what steps can
be taken to change its adversarial culture?
(Rese
rved for Robert Lithgow)









Osmani, Mohamed.
M.Osmani@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 22 8155


No

Low Carbon Housing Refurbishments: challenges and Incentives

(
Reserved for Oiatiewa
Sonoiki/AEDM)


No

Responsible Sourcing: Are we doing enough?

(Reserved for Jamie Youn
g
-

AEDM)





No

Title TBC.

(Reserved for Callum Sanderson)




Yes


Improving Sustainable Project Performance through Building Information Modelling (BIM)




Yes


Construction Waste Reduction Challenges Facing SMEs




Yes


An Assessment of current sustainable construction
knowledge and skills


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Palmeri, Alessandro.
A.palmeri@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222613



Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Wind Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Structural
Robustness,
Computational Structural Mechanics, Finite Element Method, Structural Testing


No

Equivalent static forces in the seismic analysis of buildings
.

(BEng and MEng)



Structural design of buildings in seismic
-
prone areas is very often dictated by the lateral

forces arising
from the expected ground shaking, which in turn depend on the dynamic properties of soil and structure.
According to Eurocode 8, buildings with “regular” plan and elevation can be analyzed by assuming
equivalent static forces, in so avoidin
g more complicated dynamic analyses. The project is aimed at
assessing the performances of this simplified approach when “irregularities” in plan and elevation
increase. The analyses will be carried out with the Structural Analysis Programme SAP2000.

(Reserved for Abdallah Wakileh)



No

Structural robustness assessment via push
-
down analysis
.

(BEng and MEng)



The concept of structural robustness deals with the behaviour of constructions under abnormal events,
e.g. explosions and vehicular impacts.
This can be seen as a “third dimension” in structural design,
which complements rigidity and strength requirements, i.e. serviceability and ultimate limit states. The
project will assess the feasibility of a non
-
linear “push
-
down” analysis in the robustnes
s assessment of
framed buildings subjected to a sudden column loss. The analyses will be carried out with the Structural
Analysis Programme SAP2000.

(Reserved for Kotaro Kagata)



No

Mechanical characterisation of waste
-
tyre rubberised concrete
.

(BEng and MEng)



Waste rubber is not easily biodegradable, even after a long period of landfill treatment: as a result,
disposal of scrap tyres has become a major environmental problem. Aimed at alleviating the problem,
material recovery has been recent
ly suggested in the construction industry. Indeed, rubber chips and
crumbs from scrap tyres can partially replace concrete’s natural aggregates. The rubberized concrete
(“rub
-
crete”) so obtained could be successfully used where vibration damping or impact
resistance are
required. This project will involve a thorough literature review on recent advances in the field, followed by
experimental/numerical investigations aimed at assessing the feasibility of this solution.

(Reserved f or
Thomas Godf rey)


Yes


Desi gn of l i ghtwei ght fl oor sl abs wi th voi ds.

(MEng onl y)



Hanson’ s “Cobi ax” voi ded f l oor sl ab i s an i nnovat i ve l i ght wei ght precast st ruct ural el ement i n whi ch t he
non
-
working dead load is removed. This is achieved by placing hollow plastic spheres betwe
en the
upper and lower reinforcement of the concrete slab. Hanson Structherm is currently looking to
incorporate the current technology within a new solid slab product for the hotel industry and also
investigate the use of novel technologies such as “Lytag
” (lightweight aggregate from pulverised fuel
ash) to further increase performances and sustainable credentials. Project will involve both analytical
and experimental investigations towards assessing feasibility and future development of the flooring
produ
ct.


Yes


Design of precast concrete lintels with dapped ends
.

(MEng only)



Precast concrete lintels develop severe stress concentration at the re
-
entrant corner of the dapped ends,
which may lead to diagonal tension cracks and possibly to brittle failu
res if adequate reinforcement is not
provided. The project aims to develop and verify an improved strut
-
and
-
tie model for such precast
members, in which struts represent the compressive stress fields within the concrete and ties represent
to the steel rein
forcement. Benefits of more advanced techniques, e.g. compression field theory, may
also be investigated. Sponsored by Hanson Structherm Ltd, a leading manufacturer of precast concrete
members, experimental tests will be conducted for validation purposes.




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Continued/... Palmeri, Alessandro.
A.palmeri@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222613


No

Performances of different seismic isolation systems
.

(MEng only)



Seismic isolation is a mature technology enabling
structures to survive major earthquakes virtually
without damage. Different devices are available, which decouple superstructure’s vibration from the
foundation system, in so tremendously reducing the inertial forces induced by ground motion. High
-
damping
rubber bearings constitute the most used isolation system in Europe, while additional dampers
are often used in Japan, and sliding elements are largely adopted in the United States. Aim of this
project is to compare the performances of these types of isola
tion system through a series of time
-
domain non
-
linear analyses carried out with the Structural Analysis Programme SAP2000.

(Reserved for Rebecca Coates)









Raoof, Mohammed.
M.Raoof@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 22 2610



Pipeline buckling; Dynamics of cables; Fatigue of cables; Constitutive relationships for concrete;
Damaged beams; Repair and maintenance of concrete structures.


No

Effect of variations in the type of aggregates on the true
tensile strength of high strength
concrete
.
(Reserved for Alastair Hall)



For determining the true uniaxial tensile strength of high strength concrete, simple correction factors
have been proposed by Raoof and his associates, which should be applied to
the results based on the
cylinder splitting and modulus of rupture tests. However, the validity of these correction factors has only
been checked for concrete mixes containing 10mm crushed granite, as coarse aggregates. The purpose
of the present project

is to carry out a series of cylinder splitting and modulus of rupture tests using
concrete mixes containing 20mm river gravel (as coarse aggregate) in order to see whether the
previously proposed correction factors are equally valid for high strength conc
rete mixes with other (i.e.
20mm river gravel) types of aggregate.



No

Various Structural Characteristics of Damaged RC Beams.
(Reserved for James

Elsley)


Yes


Effect of variations in the age at testing on the true tensile strength of high strength
concrete.



The validity of the previously proposed correction factors of Raoof and his associates, which should be
applied to results based on the cylinder splitting and modulus of rupture tests on high strength concrete,
in order to determine its true t
ensile strength, has only been verified for cases when the tests on cylinder
and modulus of rupture specimens have been carried out at an age after casting of 14 days. The
purpose of the present project is to carry out a series of cylinder splitting and mo
dulus rupture tests on
high strength concrete mixes with 10mm crushed granite as coarse aggregate, at an age of 28 days, in
order to check as to whether the age of specimens at the time of testing has any influence on the validity
of the previously propose
d correction factors.



No

Structural e
ffect
s

of Exposed M
ain

Steel within
the
Shear Span

of R.C. Beams
.



The purpose of the present project is to measure the ultimate strength of R.C. beams with exposed main
steel located within their shear span. In particular, the effect of variations in the extent of exposure of the
main steel on the beam’s ultimate streng
th is to be investigated. To this end, in total, five beams are to
be cast and tested, with one beam having no exposed steel (to be used as a control specimen) and the
other four beams having different lengths of exposed main steel within their shear span
.
(Reserved for
Matthew Elliott)

Yes


Determination of the restrained bending fatigue life of spiral strands.



Spiral strands are used extensively in cable supported bridges and guyed masts. Due to aerodynamic
loading and/or traffic movements, these cables undergo cyclic bending and suffer from bending fatigue
at their terminations. Raoof has developed a simple m
ethod for predicting the bending fatigue life of
spiral strands at their terminations. The purpose of the present project is to investigate the effect of
variations in the geometrical properties of spiral strands on their bending fatigue life.


No

Structural effects of Exposed Main Steel within the Flexural Zone of R.C. Beams.



The purpose of the present project is to measure the ultimate strength of R.C. beams with exposed main
steel located within their shear span. In particular, the effect of
variations in the extent of exposure of the
main steel on the beam’s ultimate strength is to be investigated. To this end, in total, five beams are to
be cast and tested, with one beam having no exposed steel (to be used as a control specimen) and the
oth
er four beams having different lengths of exposed main steel within their flexural zone.

(Reserved for
Fazal Rena)



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Continued/...
Raoof, Mohammed.
M.Raoof@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 22 2610

Yes


Restrained
bending fatigue prediction of locked coil ropes
.




Locked coil ropes are used extensively in cable supported bridges and guyed masts. Due to
aerodynamic loading and/or traffic movements, these cables undergo cyclic bending and suffer from
bending fatigue at their terminations. Raoof has developed a simpl
e method for predicting the bending
fatigue life of locked coil ropes at their terminations. The purpose of the present project is to investigate
the effect of variations in the geometrical properties of locked coil ropes on their bending fatigue life.


Yes


Simple correction factors for the Traditional Concrete Cylinder splitting Test Formula
.










Ruikar, Kirti
K.D.Ruikar@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 223774



ICT’s in Construction, KM, E
-
commerce and E
-
business, E
-
readiness,
Electronic Document
Management,
Business Process Reengineering, Collaboration, Technology Strategies


Yes


Utilisation of BIM in Contractor Organisation




Yes


Use of Web 2.0 for KM in
Construction




Yes


Impact of BIM on Design Management




Yes


Utilisation of Project Extranets for managing Construction Contracts





No

Effective Methods of Renovating Heritage Plaster
(Reserved for Simon Williams AEDM)






Graham Sander.
G.Sander@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 22 3777



Mathematical modelling of soil erosion, Unsaturated flow of water through soils, Contaminant transport
through an unsaturated flow field, Mathematics of nonlinear
diffusion
-
convection equations


No

Sediment Transport Modelling



The world population is still growing rapidly, it is currently around 6 billion, and by 2035 it is projected to
be 10 billion. Thus while the population is increasing, the availability of

soil and water resources is
limited. Agriculturally productive land is estimated at around 4000 million hectares with nearly all the
most productive land already used. Over the past 50 years it has also been estimated that 400 million
hectares (10%) of
this land has been lost due to the effects of soil erosion. In the UK, a figure of 44% of
arable land is considered to be at risk from both water and wind induced erosion processes. If the world
is to adequately provide food for its future population, th
en it needs to have sustainable management of
its farmlands and to minimise sediment transport losses due to erosion.

Over t he l ast decade a great
deal of research has been conduct ed i nt o devel opi ng physi cal l y based model s of sedi ment t ransport i n
t he sha
l l ow over l and f l ows t hat occur on hi l l sl opes. Thi s proj ect wi l l i nvol ve runni ng a comput er based
model t o assess t he i mport ance of t he di f f eri ng erosi on processes under a vari et y of erosi on scenari os.
Consequent l y a much sounder underst andi ng of t he ef f e
ct s or usef ul ness of al t ernat i ve management
st rat egi es on soi l l oss can be obt ai ned.
(Reserved f or John Rusht on)



No

Virus Transport in Groundwater



Groundwater contamination by pathogenic bacteria and viruses is a serious health risk to humans. In
general these micro
-
organisms originate from human and animal sewage wastes occurring through
septic tanks, sanitary landfills and agricultural practices.

In many countries groundwater is often
consumed without proper treatment or inadequate treatment and it is therefore necessary to understand
the transport mechanisms that control the fate of these viruses so that the associated health risks can be
evaluat
ed. Surface waters can also be contaminated by micro
-
organisms due to wastewater discharges
and by manure runoff from agricultural land. To produce safe drinking water from the surface water
these pathogens need to be removed. Mathematical models are co
mmonly used to predict the
movement of viruses in subsurface groundwater. This project will look at running some of these
computer based models to evaluate the long term health risks associated with virus contamination. This
type of analysis is of partic
ular importance to the UK with the recent outbreak of the foot and mouth and
the subsequent mass burying of the infected animals.
(Reserved for Mark Baker)



No

Novel Filtration Media for Water Treatment

(jointly supervised with Professor Wheatley)

(Res
erved for Josh Harding)



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Continued/... Graham Sander.
G.Sander@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 22 3777

Yes


Contaminant Transport through the Unsaturated



Surface chemical spills, or spills as a result of
leaking underground storage tanks must first travel
through unsaturated soils before reaching the groundwater system. Thus the total amount of
contaminant and its concentration reaching the groundwater table are greatly influenced by the
properties and de
pth of the unsaturated zone. One off spills are not the only source of chemical
contamination in surface soils, applications of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides in agriculture,
industrial settlement ponds and waste disposal dumps can provide contin
uous sources of
contamination. This project will examine the role of the unsaturated zone as protective buffer for the
groundwater zone or its potential for being a long term diffuse source of pollutants through using
computer based packages.


Yes


Model
ling groundwater and E. Coli movement beneath Jeddah using the groundwater modelling
package, MODFLOW.



The city of Jeddah is unique in Saudi Arabia in that the groundwater table is actually rising. This is due
to a combination of leaking water
distribution systems, leaking sewage systems and excess surface
irrigation of gardens. There also exist two large lakes approximately 25 km inland where sewage
effluent is disposed. There are two questions which this project seeks to answer, (i) can the
rising water
table under Jeddah be modelled and (ii) does water from these lakes flow through the groundwater
system under Jeddah and into the Red Sea. The Red Sea is recognised as a significant area of
ecological importance and a great deal of research i
s now underway in order to protect the quality of
waters and maintain its ecological diversity. This project involves developing a 3D model of the
hydrogeology and groundwater under Jeddah and the surrounding desert (including the sewage lakes)
and to run

the model and look at flow paths of contamination under the city.


Yes


Bacteria Movement in Fractured Soils



Similar to “Bacteria Transport in Groundwater”, except the experiments and modelling is carried out on
soils which have fractures or regions of preferred flow paths where water and bacteria bypass the
majority of the soil matrix.



No

Determining potenti
al risks from microbial migration across agricultural fields



Sewage sludge effluent containing viruses and bacteria is often applied to agricultural fields.


If a high
intensity rainfall event occurs shortly after sludge application, these viruses and
bacteria may be washed
into surrounding water courses.


If the fields are near estuaries used for harvesting shellfish then the
shellfish can easily contaminated (especially oysters) resulting in potential health risks to those who eat
them and financial r
isk to the industry. This project will look at a range of experiments in the lab on
survivability of virus/bacteria in land applied and their rate of transport under erosive rainfall events.
Experimental data will then be compared against a computer model
.

(Reserved for Callum Quick
)



No

Hydraulic jumps in rivers of different slopes


(reserved for Peter Hodkinson)






Shiono, Koji.
K.Shiono@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222936



Bank erosion; sediment
transport rates in rivers. Flood alleviation; protection of river.

Mathematical models; physical models; estimation of stage
-
discharge at high stage; computer
modelling of river flows at high
-
stage. Tidal flow in harbours; investigating mixing processes
in
sea water and fresh water in estuaries; experimental model to create density (sea water) stratified
flow; internal waves. Pollutant transport in rivers and estuaries.


No

Turbulence Measurements of Flow in between Trees

Investigate the decay of turbul
ent in
between trees in open channel flow, turbulence is measured with
Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) in various distances of trees and analysed.

(Reserved for Ben

Powell)

Yes


Mass Transfer in Diverging Channel of Floodplain

Estimate mass transfer
in diverging floodplain in compound channel with measuring velocity and
boundary shear stress.

Yes


Impact of Groyne Length on Flow Characteristics in Open Channel Flow

Measurements of velocity in embayment in a sediment flume will be carried out to impro
ve sediment
deposition and water quality in the embayment by adjusting groyne length. Calculate length of
recirculation zones.


No

Improve Water Quality in a thermo
-
cline Reservoir
(Reserved for James Curry)


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Continued/....
Shiono, Koji.
K.Shiono@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 222936

Yes


Shear Layer Width Generated by Trees in Open Channel

Experiment in an open channel, find width variation with various distance between trees.



No

Turbulence in
Shear Layer Generated by Vegetation in Rivers

Find appropriate vegetated rivers near Loughborough and measure velocity with measuring devices and
identify
the widths of vegetation influence.

(Reserved for Andrew Ash)



No

Flow in Urban Floods

Set buildings in a flume to find various flow interactions between buildings and to find the variation of
forces acting on buildings.
(Reserved for Nick Humphries).



No

River Flood Modelling

Find flood risk in the variation of roughness of rivers using
data from ~Environmental Agency

(Reserved
for Luke Fitton)



No

Mathematical Modelling of Flooding River

Set solutions of momentum equation in Excel and predict velocity and boundary shear stress in
compound channels.
(Reserved for Shehan Wjesundea).









Wakrow, Rene.
R.Wackrow@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509) 228525

Yes


Using terrestrial laser scanning to measure various types of vegetation (trees, bushes, shrubs).


Yes


Precise positioning with GPS and
GLONASS
.



Compare GPS only and combined GPS/GLONASS solutions for both RTK and rapid static
scenarios.


Yes


An analysis of Geomatics in Sport
.





Investigate techniques currently used and could be potentially used in a number of sports



Analysis of
instrumentation and techniques



Error analysis of measuring methodologies









Wheatley, Andrew.
A.D.Wheatley@lboro.ac.uk

or
c.a.barton@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: (01509)
222626/2637



Water treatment, hazardous wastes; solids liquid separation; highway run
-
off; wastewater
treatment.


No

The Environmental Impact of Diffuse Urban Pollutants.



Measurements and control of diffuse pollutants. Examples would be atmospheric fall out, e.g. nitrogen
fallout from fuels, acid rain, traffic pollutants and construction and building materials (metals and plastics,
sick car building syndromes).
Environmental impact of runoff from highways and rail track beds. Impact
of brakes, tyres, hydrocarbons and reuse. Predictions of extra problems with climate change, potential
of new SUDS and materials (Sponsors: Highways Agency and Swiss Rail).
Tests o
n pollution control
devices to include improvements to existing equipment, examples might be gulley’s, filters, SUDS,
biotreatment and sedimentation (Sponsors: Kingspan, Polypipe, Scott Wilson).

(Reserved for Tsui Shan
Tracy Au)

Yes


Treatment Works Desi
gn (Priority Pollutants)
.



Designing water treatment works, performance for the removal of priority pollutants. Adsorption and
deterioration in distribution systems or leaks. Waste water design removal of newly emergent pollutants,
e.g. nanoparticles,
metals, phosphorus and nitrogen. Tests on innovative design for example
membrane, multiredox e.g. Derby and Buxton.




No

Impact on taste and odour of increased amounts of recycled water for use in drinking water
supplies

(Reserved for Lucy Lee)


Yes


Sustainable Water Management using modern materials (Environmental impact of novel Sports
Surfaces) (in conjunction with Paul Fleming).



Environmental performance of artificial sports surfaces. Leaching of pollutants, water balance and
possible microbi
al (algae) or pathogen reservoirs within the surface. Environmental impact of materials
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used in maintaining the surfaces, cleaners
, UV

and

hot weather.




Continued/...
Wheatley, Andrew.
A.D.Wheatley@lboro.ac.uk

or
c.a.barton@lboro.ac.uk

Tel:
(01509) 222626/2637

Yes


Climate Change and Runoff (A comparison between green, brown and control roofs).



Aim is to determine how well roof designs,
soakaways and paved areas will cope with climate change,
systems for water retention such as green roofs (moss, heather), rainwater harvesting, hydrobrakes.
Changes in water quality, analysis of meteorological archive and prediction of effect of increased

storm
intensity (Sponsors: Environment Agency with Geography and Microdrainage).

An example in 2009/10
was
: Appropriate methodologies for calculating run
-
off from mineral extraction sites.




No

Renewable Energy from
(Paper Mill)
Waste (Energy from Org
anic Waste).



Gasification of waste biomass, algae, weed and food processing wastes. Objective: Laboratory
experiments on generating methane from these biomass waste products, optimising production by pre
-
treatment, physical biological comparisons and with the literatu
re. (Sponsors:
Shotton Paper Mill
).

(Reserved for Carl Smith)



No

Renewable Energy from Waste (Energy from Organic Waste).



Gasification of waste biomass, algae, weed and food processing wastes. Objective: Laboratory
experiments on generating methane from these biomass waste products, optimising production by pre
-
treatment, physical biological comparisons and with the literatu
re. (Sponsors: Severn Trent).
(Reserved
for Alice Crane)



No

Modern Filtration for Water Treatment.



Traditionally sand has been the most common filter media. There is potential for new filter media using
modern materials (nano particles and fibres)

to cut carbon emissions during water treatment. Potential
objectives are to study particle shape, surface area and properties on filter performance links through to
basic theory governing these characteristics. Resilience of proposed novel filter media
(leaching,
breakdown and water quality).

(Reserved for Henry Penn)


Yes


Infrastructure Asset Management.



Real time and condition monitoring is an outstanding difficulty for reducing the cost of ownership of long
life assets. This project is research

to develop new sensors, data logging and expert systems for
integration into GIS and SCADA for the Water Industry. It is sponsored jointly with Electrical Engineering
and East Midlands Renewable Energy (Vincent Smedley)









Wright, Bruce.
B.c.wright@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 223773


No

Implementation of Site Waste Management Plans.



Compare the current and planned legislation with company SWMP policy. With the intention of making
suggested
improvements to the policy. Students would be expected to look at one specific waste
stream in on company drawing parallels from other organisations.


However, the actual focus of the research would be negotiated with the student prior to commencing the
p
roject. I am willing to consider other waste management research topics.

(Reserved for Andrew Irwin)


Yes


Investigation into Historical Sites using current surveying techniques
.



Local to the University there are a number of small historical civil
engineering sites where the landscape
has been altered to suit the needs of the land owner.


Using modern surveying and civil engineering
techniques analyse the effectiveness of these works.


Yes


Implementation of NVQs in spatial data management.



Level 4 NVQs for Spatial Data Management have been in place for some years now.

The project would consider a number of aspects. What is the take up of these qualifications?


Do they reflect the needs of industry? What changes are planned? What progress

has been made with
level 3 qualifications? The aim would be to produce a summary report making recommendations.




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Wright, Bruce.
B.c.wright@lboro.ac.uk

Tel: 223773

Yes


NVQs within construction for
supervision and management.



The Major Contractors Group has made a commitment to certificate its labour force. In addition it is
looking at supervisory grades. What are the qualifications available and how does this balance with
academic and
professional qualifications. Where and what is the overlap. Look at the current content of
the DIS submission requirements and align them to NVQ or ICE requirements.


Yes


NVQs and the Qualifications Framework.



Looking at the new NQF across the
qualification system in the UK which has been introduced recently.
Consider its implementation for personal development of staff within the construction industry. The
actual focus of the research would be negotiated with the student prior to commencing t
he project.


Yes


Competence based assessment.



Researching into the application and implementation of competence based assessment in the
workplace. The actual content and focus of the dissertation would be discussed with the student.


Yes


Computer
aided assessment of staff in the work place.



Look at the available techniques and consider their suitability for testing employees either in a formative
or summative way. What is the current practice and what can the employers do. Students would be
expected to produce CAA questions and analyse their effectiveness in assessing students
understanding. Is there an easy way to evaluate the effectiveness of training courses in the workplace?


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Available

Academics Name/Title

(Yes)

(No)

Projects from the
Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)



The following titles are from the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) and are mainly
for students who have taken or intend to take “Emergency Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering”,
“Civil
Engineering in Developing Countries” or who have been involved with “Engineers Without
Borders”. These are only a few examples of possible titles. If you are interested, please see Brian Reed
(
b.j.reed@Lboro.ac.uk
) in room HH16 in the John Pickford Building (the single story brick building next to
the handpumps.

Yes


Refining the design of the “archloo”


a simple unreinforced toilet structure
.

Yes


Water treatment using the three
-
pot system
.

Yes


Typologies of emergencies
-

how do earthquakes, tsunamis, storms affect water and sanitation
.

Yes


Design and construction of earthquake proof water towers / pit latrines
.

Yes


Improving rainwater harvesting
.

Yes


Men's/boys' experience of and
attitudes to hygiene and sanitation
.

Yes


Evaluation of the ‘Self Supply’ approach to handpump sustainability with a focus on the rope
washer pump
.

Yes


Can I use my toilet? Assessing what flood affected households do for emergency sanitation (UK
or
overseas)
.

Yes


Sanitary surveys for assessing river health: Adapting the sanitary survey concepts to
environmental rather than drinking water quality. Can sanitary surveys supplement BOD testing
in the same way that they supplement E Coli testing?

Yes


Emergency water treatment. inclined plate sedimentation tanks
.


Yes


Management
and disposal of sludge from emergency water treatment
.

Yes


Practical disposal of menstrual waste
.


No

History of water and sanitation in the UK

(Brian Reed)
.

(Reserved for

Amber Claughton)

Yes


Water and sanitation in conflict and war zones
.

Yes


These are indicative only and you will need to do some work to further refine the topic before
submitting your PDD.



No

Reducing Water Consumption and Changing Human Attitudes towards Water Conservation in
University Halls (Brian Reed)
(Reserved for Matthew Baker)


Yes


NEW TITLE ADDED: Does awareness raising and environmental education influence water use?

This would i
nvolve monitoring water use in some halls of residence over 2 terms, some with awareness
raising activities and some control. Joint with Severn Trent and the University Sustainability team.


Yes


NEW TITLE ADDED: Emergency Water Treatment: continuing to
develop and test a new type of
settlement tank