LSBU lecturer helps lead research workshop in Indonesia
24 April 2014
The event was sponsored by the British Council with the aim to
encourage research collaboration among the young, talented and ambitious
researchers from the UK and Indonesia.
Participants were selected on the
basis of their research potential and ability to build long-term collaboration
links. This year's workshop ran over an intensive four-day itinerary between
24-27 March and included delegates representing leading UK universities.
Jennifer Hardi, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Technology was
invited to participate in this highly sought after workshop due to her
professional influence, extensive work and knowledge on sustainability within
the construction industry arena.
Jennifer's research interest includes architecture design
technology, environmental assessment method, BIM (Building Information
Modelling), life cycle assessment, sustainable urban planning, and energy
efficiency in buildings.
The main topics identified during the workshop activities included:
the need for tropical built environment performance indices; monitoring of
infrastructure suitable for the climate; quantifying emissions from
construction activities; and low-cost energy efficient housing.
Jennifer was appointed to lead the tropical built environment
performance indices research topic. The research aim is to assess and develop
suitable tropical built environment performance indices for Indonesia, and to
apply these indices to improve local government's performance evaluation in the
delivery of sustainable built environment.
The first phase of this research reviews the existing methods and
its indices to identify transferable good practice. The second is to assess and
highlight the key performance indicators that most fit Indonesian context.
The workshop has also led to the establishment of UKIREN
(UK-Indonesia Researchers Network) website where Jennifer is a founding member.