Construction Innovation and Quality Scholarship

This scholarship is a unique, exciting opportunity to focus on a specific area of construction design, quality and project delivery whilst considering innovative ideas and approaches.

What is the Construction Innovation and Quality Scholarship?

The Construction Innovation and Quality Scholarship is designed to provide an invaluable professional development opportunity for those working towards a career in construction management. By completing a research project or enterprising work experience activity, you will gain experience, skills and a complete understanding of just what it takes to succeed in construction management.

The focus of this scholarship is Innovation and Quality. During the scholarship programme, you will be required to complete a research project with a definable, published output that is relevant to the industry. If successful in joining the programme, you will be encouraged and supported to see your idea through to the end, because we believe it will bring a real, tangible benefit to the construction industry. In this way, the scholarship aims to inspire a culture of construction innovation by advancing the science and practice of construction through the adoption of new approaches.

By carrying out a research project or work experience activity as part a Construction Innovation and Quality Scholarship, you will develop invaluable knowledge and skills to enable you to excel in a career in construction management.

Applications are open from 1 February 2024 until 30 June 2024


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If you have any questions about the application process or funding, contact us. You can find us under Opportunities and Applications > Scholarships.

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence, and your details will not be passed to third parties.

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The Current Scholar

Don Samarasinghe, MCIOB, lecturer in Built Environment, Massey University, New Zealand

Research project title: Pioneering Sustainable Future in Construction through Raw Earth 3D Printing Training.

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The Past Scholars


Adam Golden, MCIOBTechnical Principal for Procurement, Contracts & Supply Chain, Mott MacDonald

His research project title: The development of a maturity assessment tool that is focused on measuring progress against the policy areas within the Construction Playbook (“Playbook”), a Construction Playbook Maturity Assessment Tool (CPMAT).

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Siu Hong Or, (Tony Or), graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a BSc in Surveying in July 2020 and is employed as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor by Beria Consultants Limited

Research project title: New development of Modular Integrated Construction (MIC) using special-treated bamboo for rapid and green construction of elderly houses (Bamboo MIC 2022).

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Construction Innovation Scholarship: Meet the Successful Candidate

The CIOB delivered the Construction Innovation Scholarship in 2020-21. This unique programme was put together to enable our membership community at all levels to consider research projects, focusing on new ideas and concepts which could be of benefit to the industry.