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Professor Christopher Andrew Gorse
BSc (Hons), MSc. PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, FLTM, Cert. Ed, Dip (Ed.), Dip (H&S)
Professor of Construction & Project Management,
Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute
Head of the Centre for Built Environment: Building Performance Group

c.gorse@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Professor Chris Gorse

Chris Gorse is Professor of Construction and Project Management and Director of Leeds Sustainability Institute. He leads projects in the areas of sustainability, low carbon and building performance and has an interest in domestic new build, commercial buildings and refurbishment. Chris is an established author and has consultancy experience in construction management and law.

Whilst working in the construction industry he operated as an Engineer and Project Manager on both Building and Civil Engineering projects and continues to undertake legal and technical consultancy. He has advised on building performance, delay and disruption and quality.

His authorship is wide including, technology and management books and papers in the areas of communication, project management and construction law. He has a keen interest in education and has led teams that have produced innovative training resources for maths, science and low carbon construction

EDUCATION

2002 - 2005                Leeds Metropolitan University, MSc Construction Law and Arbitration (Distinction)
2003 - 2003                Prince 2 Projects in Controlled Environments Qualified. (Foundation). O.G.C.
1996 - 2002                University of Leicester, School of Management, Faculty of the Social Sciences. Ph.D.
1998 - 1999                Newcastle College, Diploma in Sports Psychology (studied out of interest).
1998 - 1999                Leeds Metropolitan University, Advanced Professional Diploma in Teaching and Learning.
1996 - 1997                Royal Society of Health and Safety, Diploma in Health and Safety Management.
1995 - 1997                Nene College of Higher Education. Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory).
1989 - 1993                Leeds Metropolitan University. BSc Honours Building (Management) First Class.

Academic Awards

Winner of the Tarmac Award for the most outstanding student of the final year. Winner of the Balfour Beatty Award for the most outstanding dissertation.
Winner of the Sindal Award for the most outstanding student of the 2nd year.
Winner of the Turner Award for the most outstanding student of the 1st year.
Winner of the Jack Binns Award of Merit for a construction technology project.

Research Awards and Prizes

2014                           
Shortlisted for the Business Green Leaders Awards: Salford Energy House project, in the Energy Saving Project Category. Partners Saint Gobain, University of Salford and Leeds Metropolitan University.

Runner-up in The University Guardian Awards: Business Partnerships, Collaboration with local businesses to develop novel solutions to improve the thermal performance of homes. Leeds Sustainability Institute, LEDA, Sure Insulation, Leeds City Council.

Shortlisted for Researcher of the Year, Leeds Metropolitan University.

2011                           
Winner of BE2 Camp Award for Best Online Education and Learning Resources for the Virtual Maths Resource created by Gorse, C. Dickinson I, Ashraf, I, Smith, M, Walker, C.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 - present. Leeds Beckett University, Faculty of Arts Environment and Technology.Professor of Construction and Project Management.  Director of the Leeds Sustainability Institute, Head of Centre for the Built Environment (CEBE) Building Performance Group. University Teaching Fellow. Board Member of the Yorkshire Energy Partnership. Academic Board Member (Professors Representative -01 September 2013 to 31 August 2016). Academic Board – Faculty Representative (1st term 01 September 2010 to 31 August 2013 2nd term September 2014 - 2017).
Research and Innovation committee member (1st term 2010-2013 2nd term Feb 2014 - 2017). 1997 - 2005 Course Leader for: BSc (Hons) Project Management (Construction), BSc (Hons) Construction Management, Cert. Supplementary Units Built Environment, HND Building Studies and Advanced Professional Diploma in Project Management (Masters Level), Senior Lecturer in Project Management, Construction Law and Construction Technology.
2008 - 2010.  University of Nottingham, Visiting lecturer. Architecture Year 6 Post Graduate Architecture Students.
1998 - 1999.  University of Sheffield, Visiting lecture: Year 6 Post Graduate Architecture Students.
1995 - 1997.  Nene College of Higher Education. Course Leader for: BSc (Hons) and HND Construction Management, Lecturer in Construction Management and Technology.
1993  - 1995. P. S. Turner (Constructions)  Project Manager and Engineer.
1991  - 1992. Engineer and Site Management.
1990  - 1991. Wilson Bowden Properties.  (Part-time), Site Engineer.
1988  - 1990. Hassall Homes.  (Part-time), Assistant Quantity Surveyor.
1985  - 1987. B. Becket, Civil Engineering, Haulage Contractor and Building Materials Supplier.

                                   
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS

2014 - present. Member of the International Energy Agency Annex 67, Energy Flexible Buildings
2014 - present. Member of the Engineering Professors’ Council
2011 - present. Board Member of the Yorkshire Energy Partnership
2011 - present. Member of the International Energy Agency, Annex 58, Building characterisation
2010 - 2012. Member of CIB TG 78 commission - Informality and Emergence in Construction
2008 - present. ARCOM – CIOB liaison officer
2003 - 2005. Member of the Adjudication Society
2005 - present. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2002 - 2004. Fellow of the Institute for Learning and Teaching
2000 - present. Member of the Association for Project Management (No 17614)
1999 - present. Member of ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
1996 - present. Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (No 001353136)
1995 - 1998. Member of the Building Research Cluster, Northampton

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND PUBLICATIONS

Research reports

Farmer, D., Miles Shenton, D. Brooke-Peat, M., Stafford, A. and Gorse, C (2014) Performance of Full Fill Cavity Wall Insulation: Field Trial Investigation. Leeds Metropolitan University, Report to MIMA, July 2014.

Farmer, D., Brooke-Peat, M., Miles-Shenton, D., Cuttle, C. and Gorse, C. (2014) Saint-Gobain Energy House Thermal Upgrade Testing. Leeds Sustainability Institute, Leeds Metropolitan University, March 2014.

Gorse, C, A., Glew, D, Stafford, A., Fylan F., Miles-Shento, D. Farmer, D., Glew, D., Fletcher, M., Peat, M.  and Smith, M. (2014) DECC Report 3, Core Cities Green Deal and Eco Trial March, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Farmer, D., Miles-Shenton, D., Peat, M., Glew, D., and Gorse, C. A. (2013) Assessment of the savings achieved by retrofilling party wall cavities using blown fibre mineral wool: Mineral Wool Insulation Manufacturers Association & Knauf Insulation, report for MIMA, Leeds Metropolitan University, June 2013

Gorse, C, A., Glew, D., Stafford, A., Fylan F., Farmer, D., Fletcher, M., and Smith, M. (2013) Interim Report 2. Report for DECC. Core Cities Monitoring and Evaluation Project – Green Deal Trial, Monitoring and Evaluation, with specific reference to Building Performance and Occupant Behaviour Leeds Metropolitan University, 2nd August 2013

Glew, D, and Gorse, C. (2013) A life cycle assessment of glass slab materials made from waste glass bottles, A report for Bottle Alley Glass, The Centre for the Built Environment, Leeds Metropolitan University October 2013

Sutton, R., Gorse, C., Miles-Shenton, D., Bradley, J., Thomas, F., Bell, M, Glew, D. and Wingfield. J, (2013) An exploration of data needs and explanatory power: Relationship between fabric and household energy use. Report to the Technology Strategy Board, Centre for the Built Environment, Leeds Metropolitan University

Stafford, A, Gorse, C., and Shao, L (2012) The Retrofit Challenge: Delivering Low Carbon Buildings, Report no. 4. Energy Saving Trust & Low Carbon Futures, [www.lowcarbonfutures.org], March 2012

Stafford, A., Bell, M. and Gorse, C. (2012) Building Confidence: A Working Paper, Report no. 8. Energy Saving Trust & Low Carbon Futures, [www.lowcarbonfutures.org], March 2012

Sutton, R., Gorse, C., Miles-Shenton, D., Bradley, J. Bell, M and Wingfield J (2011) Energy Performance Feedback: An Exploration of data needs and explanatory power. Report of the Technology Strategy Board.  September

Gorse, C. A., Dickinson, I., Shepherd, T., Whitehead, P and Walker, C.  (2009) Virtual maths in an industrial context: Learning with new and emerging technologies Final report, BECTA. March 2009

Gorse, C. A. (2008) Virtual maths – Interim report BECTA. December 2008

Journal papers

Stafford, A., Johnston, D., Miles-Shenton, D., Farmer., D., Brooke-Peat, M. and Gorse. C. (2014) Adding value and meaning to coheating tests., Structural Survey, Vol 32, (4), pp ISSN:0263-080X
     

Gorse, C., Stafford, A., Miles-Shenton, D., Johnston, D., Sutton, R and Farmer, D. (2012) Do we know they work: Shedding light on the actual thermal performance of buildings. Construction Innovation and Research, CIOB Englemer Ascot, CRI Vol 3 (3), pp 30-33

Gorse, C. A. Johnston, D. and Miles Shenton, D. (2011) Low Carbon Housing – Failings in Construction Practice, Architecture Science, ArS, No.3, June 2011.Taiwan (ISSN 2219-1577) 53-67

Gorse,  C. A. and Emmitt, S. (2009) Informal interaction in construction progress  meetings. Construction Management and  Economics, 27 (10). 983-993 ( ISSN 1466-433X)

Dickinson, I. Green, M. Smith, M. Bown, A. and Gorse, C. (2008) Virtual Site as an aid to first-year learning. Assessment, Learning & Teaching Journal, No 4, Summer 2008, pp 45 – 48 <www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/as/cebe/team/alt2008.pdf>

Gorse, C. A. and Emmitt, S (2007) Communication behaviour during management and design team meetings: A comparison of group interaction. Construction Management and Economics, 25 (11), 1195 - 1211

Gorse, C. A. and McKinney, I. (2007) Engaging students in group work. Assessment, Learning & Teaching. Incubator journal, No.2. Summer 2007. pp 14 -19

Ellis, R. C.T., Dickinson, I., Gorse, C.A and Riley, A. (2006) Virtualsite: An interface for accessing learning resources, Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 1 (2)August 2006. pp. 15-26. ISSN: 1747-4205 (Online) http://www.cebe.heacademy.ac.uk/jebe/volumes_index.php?edition=1.2

Gorse. C. A. and Emmitt, S. (2003) Investigating interpersonal communication during construction progress meetings: Challenges and opportunities. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Issue 10. No 4. pp 234-244 ISSN 0969-9988

Ellis, R.C.T, Gorse, C.A. and Riley, A (1999) Disseminating Good Practice in Open Flexible Learning 
HABITAT (8) Winter, pp 13 – 14 ISSN 1362-5020

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C (1998) Information management the heart of the design agenda. The international journal of Architectural Management, Practice and Research. 14 pp 112 – 120 (ISSN 1026-3454)

Gorse, C and Emmitt, S (1998) Communication medium the architect and contractor. The international journal of Architectural Management, Practice and Research. 14 pp 140 – 153 (ISSN 1026-3454)

Emmitt, S, Gorse, C and Jones, S, (1997) " The Site Agent - A Role in Transition" The International Journal of Architectural Management, Practice & Research. 13 pp. 180 - 185 (ISSN 1026-3453)

Book chapters

Gorse, C. A. (2009) Researching Interpersonal Communication in AEC projects. Emmitt, Stephen, Matthijs Prins and Ad den Otter. (Eds.) 'Architectural Management: International research and practice', Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. pp 55-71. ISBN-10: 1405177861

Gorse, C. and Emmitt S. (2008) Valuing interpersonal communication in design and construction projects. In: Emmitt, S, Prins, M and den Otter (eds.) Perspectives on Architectural Management. CIB, A book produced in association with CIB W096 Architectural Management, Lyngby Denmark, ISBN 87-7877-190-0
Egbu, C and Gorse, C.A. (2002). 71 Teamwork, In: Stevens, M. (ed.), Project Management Pathways – The Essential Handbook for Project and Programme Managers, High Wycombe, The Association for Project Management. Chapter 71-1 to 71-16 .  ISBN: 1-903494-01-X

Books

Egbu, C., Gorse, C. A., Fryer, B. and Ellis, R.  (2015) The Practice of Construction Management, 4th Ed. Oxford, Blackwell Science, work in progress

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2014) Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings 3rd Ed, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell ISBN 978-1-118-087071-6 (569 pages)

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2014) Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Building  3 rd Ed, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell ISBN 978-1-118-25542-1 (798 pages)

Gorse, C. Johnston, D and Pritchard, M. (2012) Oxford dictionary of Building, Surveying and Civil Engineering. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978 0-19-953446-3

Gorse, C. and Highfield, D. (2009) Refurbishment and Upgrading of Buildings 2nd Ed, London,  Spon Press Taylor & Francis ISBN 10: 0-415-44123-4

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2009) Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings 2nd Ed, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell  ISBN 978-1-4051-8853-1, (582 pages)

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2009) Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Building 2nd Ed, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell  ISBN 978-1-4051-8854-8, (756 pages)

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2007) Communication in Construction Teams, London. Spons. Taylor & Francis  ISBN 0-4153-6619-4, (298 pages)

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2006) Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings, Oxford, Blackwell Science, ISBN 1-4051-1054-6, (625 pages)

Emmitt, S and Gorse, C. (2005) Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Oxford, Blackwell Science, ISBN 1-4051-1055-4 - (715 pages)

Fryer, B. Egbu, C. Ellis, R. and Gorse, C. A. (2004) The Practice of Construction Management, 3rd Ed. Oxford, Blackwell Science, ISBN 1-4051-1110-0 (351 pages)

Emmitt, S. and Gorse, C. (2003) Construction Communication, Oxford, Blackwell Science. Oxford, ISBN 1-4051-0002-8  (212 pages)

Conference proceedings

Gorse, C., Thomas, F., Miles-Shenton, D., Farmer, D., Glew, D., Khosrowshahi, F., Wishardt, M., and Baba, S.,  (2014)  Building Performance: Field tests and the performance gap, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database,  16-18 July 2014, Paris, France.

Khosrowshahi, F. Wishardt, M., Gorse, C., Ghodous, P., Greenwood, D., Al-Shihabi, T., (2014), Management Decision Support Tool - a hybrid visual model, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database,  16-18 July 2014, Paris, France. 

Omran, J., Haddad, G., Khosrowshahi, F., Wishardt, M.,  and Gorse., Ghodous.,P. (2014), Transition of the Design Work from Traditional CAD to BIM - Economic Feasibility Study, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database,  16-18 July 2014, Paris, France.

Saad, M., Khosrowshahi, F., Gorse, C., Wishardt, M., Baba, S., and Ghodous, P (2014), Enhanced Construction Planning Methodology with 4D Building Information Modeling, Information Visualisation IV14 Conference – Visualisation on Built and Rural Environments - BuiltVis, IEEE Database,  16-18 July 2014, Paris, France.

Gorse, C. A., Miles Shenton, D., Farmer, D., Fletcher, M., Glew, D., Stafford, A. and Parker, J. (2014) The gap between calculated and real performances: Experiences from laboratory and field and the measures to address the difference.  Real Building Energy Performance Assessment, Universiteit Gent & BBRI Belgium DYNASTEE Seminar  www.dynastee.info. 16 April 2014

Gorse, C. A, Glew, D, Miles-Shenton, D, Famer, D and Fletcher M. (2013) Building Performance: Fabric, impact and implications, Sustainable Building 2013 Hong Kong Regional Conference, Urban Density & Sustainability, 12 -13 September 2013 < http://sbconferences.org/sb13hongkong>

Gorse, C, Stafford, A, Miles-Shenton, D, Johnston, D. Sutton, R and Farmer, D. (2012) Thermal Performance of Building and the Management Process, ARCOM, Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 27th Annual Conference, 3rd   – 5th  September, University of Edinburgh, ISBN 978-0-9552390-6-9

Sutton, R, Stafford, A. Gorse, C. (2012) The Coheating Test: The value of a number. International Energy Agency, Annex 58, Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurements. Bilbao, Spain, April 2-4th 2012.

Fletcher, M, Gorse, C, Stafford, A and Sutton, R (2012) Full Scale Dynamic Building Testing: Roadmap Document 1:1 Outline of Test Methods and Equipment. International Energy Agency, Annex 58, Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurements. Bilbao, Spain, April 2-4th 2012.

Gorse, C. Sutton, R, Johnston, D. and Miles-Shenton, D. (2011) Heat loss though the building fabric: Low Carbon Construction Practice. ARCOM, Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 26th Annual Conference, 7th – 9th September, University of West of England. ISBN 978-0-9552390-5-2.

Allen, D., Hartley, R., Whitehead P., Smith, M., Dickinson, I. and Gorse, C. (2010)The potential for using interactive scenarios in the teaching and learning of health and safety, ARCOM, Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 26th Annual Conference, 6th – 8th  September, Leeds Metropolitan University. ISBN: 978-0-9552390-4-5.

Platten, A. and Gorse, C. (2010)Supply chain development for major publicsector projects, ARCOM, Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 26th Annual Conference, 6th   – 8th  September, Leeds Metropolitan University. ISBN: 978-0-9552390-4-5.

Gorse, C., Dickinson, I., Ashraf, I., Whitehead, P., Shepherd, T., Smith, M. and Platten, A. (2010)Distribution and use of digital learningmaterials ARCOM, Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 26th Annual Conference, 6th   – 8th  September, Leeds Metropolitan University. ISBN: 978-0-9552390-4-5.

Gorse, C. A. Johnston, D. and Miles-Shenton, D. (2010) Low Carbon Housing – Failings in Construction Practice and Attention to Detail, In: Akintoye, A. Goulding, J. Emmitt, S, Detail design in architecture 9, University of  Central Lancashire, Preston  4th – 5th Nov, 2010. ISBN.

Gorse, C. Dickinson, I. Walker, C. Whitehead, P. and Shepherd, T. (2009) Virtual site: Contextualised learning with new and emerging technologies.  Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 25rd Annual Conference, 7th – 9th   September, Nottingham. ARCOM Nottingham Trent University. ISBN 10: 0-9552390-1-X.

Gorse, C. Dickinson, I. Platten, A. Walker, C and Hobday, J. (2009) Disseminating sustainable practice: An evaluation of the impact of virtual site. Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 25rd Annual Conference, 7th – 9th   September, Nottingham, ARCOM Nottingham Trent University. ISBN 10: 0-9552390-1-X.

Gorse, C. A, Dickinson, I., Bown, A. and Shepherd, A. (2008) Developing maths skills in a virtual construction context: Benefits and challenges.  Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 24th Annual Conference, 1st – 3rd   September, Cardiff, . ARCOM University of Reading. pp 936 – 972 (ISBN10: 0-9552390-1-X).

Gorse, C. A. (2008) Inter-organisational Communication dynamics: Implications for control and organisation of work. Workshop on Employment practices in new organisational forms for the well being of the European Construction Industry, Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 10-11th December. University of Westminster, England.

Gorse, C. A. (2007) A comparative study of group interaction, Proceedings of the Construction Management and Economics Conference 25, Research industry and mutual change theme, 16th -18th July,  University of Reading,  2007. CDRom.

Gorse, C. A. and Sanderson, A. M. (2007) Exploring Group work dynamics. Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 23rd Annual Conference, 3rd  – 5th  September, Belfast, . ARCOM University of Reading. pp 295 – 304 (ISBN 978-0-9552390-0-7).

Ellis, R. C.T., Dickinson, I., Gorse, C.A and Riley, A. (2006) Virtualsite: an interface for accessing learning resources, CIB W89, International conference on building education and research (BEAR , Construction, sustainability and innovation. 10 – 13th April, Hong Kong.

Gorse, C., McKinney, I., Shepherd, A., Morley, D. and D. Ellis, R. (2006) Internal support mechanisms in groups and teams, Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 22nd Annual Conference, 4th   – 6th  September, University of Central England. ARCOM. pp 925 – 934 (ISBN 0-9552390-0-1 (2 vols)).

Gorse, C., McKinney, I., Shepherd, A. and Whitehead, P. (2006) Meetings: Factors that affect group interaction and performance. Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 22nd Annual Conference, 4th   – 6th  September, University of Central England. ARCOM. pp 915 – 924 (ISBN 0-9552390-0-1 (2 vols)).

Gorse, C., Bates, M. and Hudson-Tyreman, A. (2006) Practicalities of delay analysis: Retrospective analysis. Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 22nd Annual Conference, 4th   – 6th  September, University of Central England. ARCOM. pp. 501-510 (ISBN 0-9552390-0-1 (2 vols)).

Gorse, C. A. and Emmitt, S. (2005) Group interaction research methods, D. Greenwood (Ed) Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 21th Annual Conference, 7th   – 9th  September, London. ARCOM. pp 13-23. (ISBN 0902896 93 8 (2 vols.)).

Gorse, C. A, Ellis, R. and Hudson-Tyreman, A. (2005) Prospective Delay Analysis and Adjudication. D. Greenwood (Ed) Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 21th Annual Conference, 7th   – 9th  September, London. ARCOM. pp 1133 – 1142.  (ISBN 0902896 93 8 (2 vols.)).

Gorse, C.A. and Emmitt, S. (2005) Small group interaction research methods. In: Designing Value: Proceedings of the international conference of  Architectural Management. New directions in architectural management, CIB W096 Architectural Management, Technical University of Denmark, 2 – 4th Nov. Denmark, pp 103-114.

Ellis, R. C.T., Dickinson. I and Gorse, C. A. (2005) Visualizing the construction process. Industry Engagement in the Built Environment’  CEBE Transactions April  20051 (2), www.cebe.heacademy.ac.uk/transactions/index.php.

Gorse, C. A. and Emmitt, S. (2004) Management and Design Team Communication, Practice section, In: R. Ellis and M. Bell, Proceedings of COBRA2004 The International Construction Conference, Responding to change, 7-8 September. RICS  ISBN: 1842191993.

Gorse, C. A. (2004) Project Management: Reducing the Risk Associated with Delay and Disruption, In: R. Ellis and M. Bell, Proceedings of COBRA2004 The International Construction Conference, Responding to change, 7-8 September. RICS  ISBN: 1842191993.

Redmond, K. and Gorse, C. A. (2004) Influencing and Persuasion Techniques used during initial one-to-one negotiations, In: R. Ellis and M. Bell, Proceedings of COBRA2004 The International Construction Conference, Responding to change, 7-8 September. RICS  ISBN: 1842191993.

Gorse, C. A. (2004) Monitoring, planning and tracking: delay, disruption and Legal risk management D. Greenwood (Ed) Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 20th Annual Conference, 1st   – 3rd  September, Heriot-Watt  University, Edinburgh . ARCOM. pp 1247 – 1258 ( ISBN 0953416194 (2 vols)).

Gorse, C. A. (2003) Conflict and conflict management in construction In: D. Greenwood (Ed) Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 19th Annual Conference, 3rd  – 5th September, Brighton University. pp 173 – 182 (ISBN: 0 9534161 8 6 (2 vols.)).

Gorse. C. A, Emmitt, S. Lowis, M and Howarth, A (2002) Interaction characteristics of successful contractor’s representatives. In: D. Greenwood (Ed) Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 18th Annual Conference, 2nd – 4th September, Northumbria University. pp. 187 -188 (ISBN: 0 9534161 7 8 (2 vols.).

Gorse, C. A. and Whitehead, P. (2002) The teaching, learning, experiencing and reflecting on the decision-making process. Khosrowshahi, F (Ed.) DMinUCE The 3rd International Conference on Decision Making in Urban and Civil Engineering. London 6th – 8th November '2002  (CDRom).

Gorse. C. A, Emmitt, S. Lowis, M and Howarth, A (2001) Project performance and management and design team communication. In:  A. Akintoye (Ed) Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 17th Annual Conference, 5th – 7th September, University of Salford. pp 705 - 712 (ISBN: 0 9534161 6X (2 vols)).

Egbu, C., Sturges, J and Gorse (2000) Communication of  Knowledge for Innovation within Projects and Across Organisational Boundaries Congress 2000, APM Association for Project management, 15th World Congress on Project Management.

Gorse, C. A., Emmitt, S. Lowis, M. and Howarth, A (2000) A critical examination of methodologies for studying human communication in the construction industry. ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 16th Annual Conference. Glasgow Caledonian University, Sept 6th – 8th  pp 31-39  (ISBN: 0 9534161 4 3 (2 vols)).

Gorse, C. A., Emmitt, S. Lowis, M. and Howarth, A (2000) . Interaction analysis during management and design team meetings  ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 16th Annual Conference. Glasgow Caledonian University, ARCOM Reading, Sept 6th – 8th  pp 763 - 771 (ISBN: 0 9534161 4 3 (2 vols)).

Gorse, C. A., Emmitt, S. Lowis, M. and Howarth, A (2000) A methodology for research of construction communication in Ed S. Emmitt (2000), Detail Design in Architecture 3, Brighton University, pp 41-50. September 12th – 13th (ISBN: 095297830X).

Gorse, C. A., Emmitt, S. Lowis, M. and Howarth, A (2000) Models of group and interpersonal interaction during management and design team meetings. In Ed S. Emmitt (2000), Detail Design in Architecture 3, Brighton University, pp 50-60. September 12th – 13th (ISBN: 095297830X).

Egbu, C, Gorse, C.A and Emmitt, S (2000) Innovation and Knowledge Management: Networks and Networking in the Construction Industry.  UICB 2000,Conference Proceedings of CIB W102 Working Group, Helsinki, Finland.

Gorse, C., Sturges, J. and Emmitt, S. (1999) Avoiding Communication.. in Proceedings of the 15th Meeting of CIB W96 University of Venice 19th –21st March 1999 (Nicholson P, ed)  15 PP 110-118, Nottingham, UK,SAAM.

Gorse, C., Emmitt, S. and Lowis, M. (1999) Problem Solving and appropriate communication medium selection. ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 15th Annual Conference. Liverpool John Moores Sept 15th – 17th  pp 511-518 (ISBN: 0953416127).

Emmitt, S., Gorse. C. and Jones, S. (1999) The Housing Site Manager – changing roles and training needs. ARCOM Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 15th Annual Conference. Liverpool John Moores Sept 15th – 17th  pp 551-558 (ISBN: 0953416127).

Emmitt, S. and Gorse, C. (1998) Environmental concerns V’s commercial reality - who really pays for construction waste? Construction and the Environment, CIB Rotterdam pp 1461 – 1470, CD Rom.

Gorse, C. and Emmitt, S. (1998) Information exchange between the architect and contractor, In Ed S. Emmitt The Product Champions, Detail Design in Architecture 2, LMU, pp. 182-195 (ISSN: 1-898883-72-6).

Jones, S, Gorse, C. and Emmitt, S. (1998)  The site manager: Training for the future, In Ed S. Emmitt The Product Champions, Detail Design in Architecture 2, LMU, pp. 199-210 (ISSN: 1-898883-72-6).

Gorse, C. and Archer, I. (1998) Integration of information technology a Human Perspective, In Ed S. Emmitt The Product Champions, Detail Design in Architecture 2, LMU, pp. (ISSN: 1-898883-72-6).

Emmitt, S. and Gorse, C. (1996) "De-construction Procurement Routes : Opening up for Detail" In:  Stephen Emmitt (ed.) Detail Design in Architecture, BRC, Northampton  ISBN: 0 9529783 OX. pp. 24 -34.

Emmitt, S. Gorse, C. and Jones, S.  (1996) "Quality and Safety, Their Effect on Design" In: Stephen Emmitt (ed.) Detail Design in Architecture, BRC, Northampton pp. 220 -223. (ISBN: 0 9529783 OX.).

Professional Journals

Gorse, C. (2013) Marriage Guidance: Academia and industry make perfect partners, Construction Manager, Oct 2013, p 56.

Reflection

Gorse, C. A. (2013) Transition Pathways to a Low Carbon Built Environment, ARCOM Newsletter, Volume 30, Issue 2, September 2013.

Online presentations

Gorse, C. A. and Sturges, J. L. (2010) Iceland Volcano Eruption – A discussion about Eyjafjallajökull (06 Aug 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/a/u/0/L3I7ABocJyQ>

Gorse, C. A. and Sturges, J. L. (2010) Concrete & Steel: Sustainability construction and issues to consider (06 Aug 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/a/u/1/h2R4MIIqIes>

Gorse, C. A. and Sturges, J. L. (2010) Sustainability Series: WATER DESALINATION. Session 2 (06 Aug 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/a/u/2/6N2VSW6GE-c>

Gorse, C. A. and Sturges, J. L. (2010) Science of Sustainability, Session 1 – Water (21 Jan 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/u/7/ZKb1uoqwJWI>

Gorse, C. A. (2010) The Future of Construction Management (Prof. Chris Gorse) - PART 1 of 2 ( 4 Jan 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/u/9/URDnBNKcokQ>

Gorse, C. A. (2010) The Future of Construction Management (Prof. Chris Gorse) - PART 2 of 2 ( 4 Jan 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/u/8/2WaChlkskNY>

Gorse, C. A. and Bradley, J. (2010) The Economics of Sustainability: [PART 1/2] Domestic house construction and the low carbon agenda, (28 July 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/u/3/ewEyiWwkfY8>

Gorse, C. A. and Bradley, J. (2010) The Economics of Sustainability: [PART 2/2] Domestic house construction and the low carbon agenda, (28 July 2010) <http://www.youtube.com/user/chrisgorse#p/u/4/VLfxIMhQuMw>

Keynote presentations, panel addresses

Gorse, C. A.  (2014) The gap between calculated and real performances: Experiences from laboratory and field and the measures to address the difference.  Real Building Energy Performance Assessment, Universiteit Gent & BBRI Belgium DYNASTEE Seminar  www.dynastee.info. 16 April 2014.

Gorse, C.A. (2013) Sustainable Building Hong Kong SB13 HK: Urban Density and Sustainability, Keynote address Building Performance: Fabric, Impact and Implications, 12th – 13th September. 2013.

Gorse, C.A. (2013) Sub Task two group lead. International Energy Agency - Annex 58: Reliable Building Energy Performance Characterisation Based on Full Scale Dynamic Measurements, Fraunhofer, IBP Holzkirchen, 8-10 April 2013 and Hong Kong October 2013.

Gorse, C.A. (2013) EcoBuild Green for growth – reality check. Jonathan Dimbleby, Rt. Hon Michael Fallon MP, Minister for Business and Enterprise, Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, Mike Putnam, Chief Executive, Skanska UK; and Co-Chair Green Construction Board, Rhian Kelly, Director for Business Environment, CBI, Professor Chris Gorse, Professor of Construction and Project Management and Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange, Leeds Metropolitan University  6th March 2013.

Gorse, C.A. (2012) EcoBuild 2012 Christopher Gorse and Dominic Miles Shenton, Energy and Innovation in Buildings; An integrated approach to achieving the optimal building envelope through refurbishment. 21 March 2012.
                                   
Gorse, C.A. (2012) Opening presentation at the International Energy Annex Meeting in Leeds,  Annex 58 3rd Meeting.

Gorse, C.A. (2012) Base Leeds Event, Keynote Presentation for Low Carbon Futures, University of Bradford.

Gorse, C.A. (2011) BRE-ARCOM workshop. Keynote presentation, Transition pathways to a low carbon built environment, Englemer, Ascot 13th  September, Temple Avenue 67 – Refurbishment project. EcoBuild, London, Building Confidence Report, Low Carbon Futures, London.

Gorse, C.A. (2011) Green Vision Retrofit Reality:  Building Fabric: Evidence of Impact , improvement and what underperformance means Part of the Green Vision Series Assessing Existing stock. Thursday 6th October Squire Sanders Hammonds, Leeds Sustainability Institute. http://www.green-vision.org.uk/

Gorse, C.A. (2011) International Energy Agency: Annex 58 Bilbao Meeting.

Gorse, C.A. (2010) Functional Maths, National HE Stem Programme Regional Seminars, University of Leeds, Blenheim Terrace 20th July.

Gorse, C.A. (2010) Functional Maths, West Yorkshire Life Long Learning, Broadcasting Place, Leeds Metropolitan University, 24th March.

Gorse, C. A. (2010) Functional Maths Skills for All, Create Maths, Mathematics, Memorable and Motivational, 23rd March, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Gorse, C. A. (2009) Reskilling and upskilling for sustainability, Green Vision Conference – Demonstrating approaches to sustainable construction in the built environment, Leeds Metropolitan University, Reskilling 9th July.

Gorse, C. A. (2009) Virtual Maths. Presentation, BECTA Autumn Research Grant Seminar, September 17th at Becta boardroom, Becta 2, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry.

Research and development Activities

2014
Leeds Sustainability Institute, Building Performance Research and Consultancy

The Centre for the Built Environment, Leeds Sustainability Institute, has undertaken research in Building Performance, advising government and informing Building Regulations for over 20 years. The group led by Professor Chris Gorse is multi-skilled monitoring, testing, modelling and simulating all types of buildings.  Internationally, the group works with global companies, such as Knauf and Saint Gobain, advancing building material performance and test methods.  The knowledge gained from its work on nearly zero carbon and energy plus projects, has also been used with Gentoo and Lancaster Cohousing. We have also worked on Enhanced Energy Efficient prototype buildings that were tested and rolled out on mass housing projects with Joseph Rountree Housing Trust, this work has placed the group in the unique and leading position in this research field.  Undertaking energy efficiency research at scale and effectively monitor performance though smart meter technology forms a particular emphasis of current work and places the group at the heart of the building and smart technology interface.  Recent work on the Northern Ireland ‘TSB Simpler’ thermal upgrade project, has taken forensic analysis, energy monitoring and advanced modelling to a new level of building information energy management.  The project is undertaken in collaboration with Northern Ireland Housing Executive, technology monitoring providers Tensor Systems, VRM Technology, University of Salford and the Building Research Establishment. The project is one example of the smart technology interface providing information that could be used with energy flexible networks.  All work is firmly embedded with industry and commerce, advancing material and building solutions, developing energy efficiency and improving the processes necessary to develop reliable and quality products.

International Energy Agency Annex 67 Flexible Energy Buildings: The Leeds Sustainability Institute is taking a lead on one of the International Energy Institutes research sub groups for the Annex 67 project on Energy Flexible Buildings, with more than twenty participants from across Europe and further afield, the project has commenced its preparatory year, starting September 2014, with substantial input from Leeds Beckett University looking as how buildings can contribute to energy flexibility . Centre for the Built Environment (CeBE) is involved in several aspects of the research work, and also in leading one of three sub-tasks.

Wakefield District Housing – Thermal Survey: LSI have been commissionedby a regional housing association to test the quality of the refurbishments they have performed on some British Iron and Steel Federation (BISF) houses.  The housing association have used several contractors to install external wall insulation on their BISF homes as part of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Fuel Poverty Fund in order to improve the thermal performance of the buildings to improve the health of and reduce the fuel bills for their tenants.  Researchers at the LSI will investigate the buildings using thermal cameras and air tightness tests to check if the EWI has been installed correctly and is making the difference that was intended.  The research will be used to help design future refurbishment more effectively.

Hill Construction Cambridge KTP: The LSI are involved in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Hill Construction who are a top 25 house builder in the UK.  The project focusses around two show homes that are currently under construction in Cambridge that are being designed to be very low energy dwellings.  To showcase Hill’s efforts they are organising a competition for potential residents to win 1 year’s free rent and bills in these homes.  Researchers at LSI will be supporting a newly appointed KTP associate who will be based at Hill’s offices to ensure that they learn the skills and techniques required to monitor the energy consumption and to use various tests to investigate the thermal performance of these homes to make sure they are indeed low energy houses.  It is hoped that the knowledge that will be transferred to Hill will allow them to adapt the way the build and design homes in the future and to allow them to make regular check-ups on the quality and thermal performance of the homes they build.

Future Energy Management for Buildings TSB, Competition.  Retail Energy Management System REMS. A consortium led by Cybula Ltd (an SME associated with York University), working with Leeds Metropolitan University and ASDA;

The project will develop a novel software tool which can be used to track the real-time energy performance of large property portfolios. Leeds Met provide the underpinning research and specialist knowledge that will contextualise data collection against known building properties and modelling techniques. Total value £480,700 over two years. Start date is June 2014. Cybula provide the lead in big-data analysis and high performance pattern recognition systems: http://www.cybula.com/index.htm. Parker, Glew and Gorse

The project aims to develop a Retail Energy Monitoring System (REMS) with a consortium led by Cybula Ltd; Leeds Beckett University (Leeds Sustainability Institute), ASDA and Centre for Low Carbon Futures. As part of the consortium, the LSI will be carrying out detailed monitoring in specific stores, helping to normalise energy consumption data across ASDA’s portfolio and using dynamic simulation modelling to aid in the development of the monitoring system. The system itself builds upon Cybula’s existing expertise in big data management and will utilise artificial neural networks to identify spikes and abnormalities if energy consumption profiles; the LSI’s work will help these networks to interpret the data which will be analysed for stores which are often heterogeneous in nature and therefore not easily comparable.

Dynamic Simulation Modelling and work with Estates, building on research previously undertaken with Birmingham City Airport The CeBE group are working with the Leeds Metropolitan University Estates department as part of ongoing work aimed at sharing expertise and reducing the University’s carbon footprint. The Calverley building retrofit project is being used to evaluate the difference between predicted and actual performance of a natural ventilation strategy that will significantly reduce carbon emissions compared with air conditioning alternatives. Sensors are installed to establish actual performance of the building during the summer months. Dynamic simulate on models are also being used to examine the potential impact of a timetable linked building management system on a range of other University facilities. The timetable linked system was developed by Colin Pattinson from the school of Computing, Creative Technologies and Engineering.  Research undertaken by Dr J Parker, LSI, project collaborators Prof C Gorse and M Warner.

TSB funding obtained by Professor David Johnston. The funding is for six Phase 1 domestic studies (25% of all of the domestic projects awarded under this Programme) and two domestic Phase 2 studies. All of these studies have been undertaken in collaboration with a number of external stakeholders, including: Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), Gentoo Group (Gentoo Sunderland Limited and Gentoo Construction Limited), Bioregional Quintain, David Wilson Homes, the University of Sheffield, Lancaster Cohousing and the Good Homes Alliance (GHA).

Leeds Metropolitan University, Saint-Gobain & Salford University: Full Scale Laboratory Test using the Energy House The Saint-Gobain Energy House project was a collaborative project between Leeds Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and Saint-Gobain. A research team from the Centre for the Built Environment measured the change in thermal performance resulting from a number of thermal upgrade measures to a full scale replica circa 1900 end-terrace house situated in an environmentally controlled chamber. The test chamber provided an environment in which a steady-state was achieved, maintained and repeated across successive test phases; this enabled the change in thermal performance characteristics resulting from thermal upgrade measures to the test house, and individual elements, to be quantified and compared against baseline values with a high level of confidence. Quantitative measures of thermal performance were analysed in combination with qualitative data obtained from the test house, this allowed the research team to provide comment upon the potential reasons for any discrepancies between the calculated and measured thermal performance. It is thought that this is the first project of this nature to be undertaken globally. The findings from this project were feedback to Saint-Gobain to inform product development, marketing and strategy. Gorse, Farmer, Miles-Shenton & Brooke-Peat

TSB - Scaling up retro fit of the nation's homes total value £1,647,510. 36 project. The Leeds Beckett contribution is led by PI. Prof Chris Gorse, Dr Dave Johnston, and Dr James Parker.  S-impler aims to develop a solution to the insulation of solid walls in the UK that is more cost effective than current solutions with minimal occupant disruption. S-impler will focus on a specific type of solid wall, ‘1950 Wimpey No-fines’ homes of which there are approx 5,000 in NI, however, the outcomes of S-impler will be relevant to many of the UK’s 6.9m solid walled homes. Using lean and collaborative improvement techniques, S-impler will integrate several new innovations into a single attractive commercial proposition which will be trialled iteratively on 5 NIHE homes: • An innovative surveying tool (Virtual Retrofit Manager). •A Building Information Modelling tool •A whole house monitoring system •A new solid wall retrofit Certification scheme to transfer knowledge and assure quality. The project will achieve circa 60% reduction in monitored energy costs over current building performance, for the same capital cost as NI Building Regulations, with less disruption, at least 10% faster than conventional installations, without reductions in quality & safety.

Project partners include the Building Research Establishment, Carillion Energy Services, Collaborative Improvement, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, Tensor Systems and VRM Technology. http://www.s-impler.com/

DECC Core Cities Green Deal: 2013 - 2015 - Assessing energy savings of GD interventions: Coheating and In use Monitor Retrofitting of difficult to treat properties in Leeds - solid Wall and thin cavity (external, internal and cavity fill insulation) £526,800 PI. Prof Chris Gorse, co-investigators Anne Stafford, David Glew and Fylan. Building performance testing of Eco and Green Deal upgrades to building fabric and services.  Intensive building performance and forensic analysis on 6 different properties, intervention monitoring on a further 6 different properties characterising element performance, thermal and hygrothermal modelling on 6 different properties and specific element and junction analysis, in-use monitoring of 100 properties within the Yorkshire region, with before and after energy behaviour studies. Thermal imaging and building surveys to 100 properties.  Assessment of all properties as-built performance against expected and designed performance.  Gorse, Glew, Fylan, Farmer, Miles-Shenton and Fletcher

Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Refurbishment project (Green Deal / ECO), Sure Insulation, Leeds City Council and more than 10 housing associations across Yorkshire. PI Prof Chris Gorse, Dr David Glew, Dr Anne Stafford, Dr Fiona Fylan and Melanie Smith.

Thermal Imaging, Building Surveying and Forensics: LSI - £20,000
Building pathology inspections in line with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recommendations for building surveys are undertaken on properties involved in thermal upgrade research projects. The findings from these help to further understanding of performance testing and results.
Smith, Gorse, Glew, Thomas and Throup

Small research projects
City West (Knauf) Retrofit Intervention and testing Gorse, Miles Shenton and Farmer
Building Survey – Gorse
Keystone Lintels – Thermal Modelling Peat
JRHT Hygrothermal Assessment Peat
Derby– Project Evaluation Smith, Bates and Gorse
Air Source Heat Pump Stafford
SIG Simulation of Building Product Performance Peat
Sure Innovation Voucher Moisture Measurement Gorse, Miles Shenton and Farmer
LEDA Innovation Voucher Hygrothermal Modelling and Building Simulation Gorse and Peat
R3 Products Recycled Road Kerbs skid testing and evaluation Gorse, Whitehead and Sturges

2012
Related Centre for the Built Environment – Research Projects
KI 2011 1:A issues relating to thermal performance Gorse
Building Regs 2013 review (with AECOM)
CEN 1: Eurima - European Mineral Wool Manufacturers Association work on CEN standard
Report: Low Carbon Future on retrofit £16,059 Gorse, Stafford
Low Carbon Futures. York Domestic monitoring. Gorse and Stafford

International Research Annex 58
Annex 58 of the International Energy Agency (2011-2015) Led by Gorse, Fletcher, Farmer, Glew and Stafford.

Annex 58 is an Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme 4 year collaborative endeavour, bringing together leading academics and business in the field of building performance to explore the topic of reliable building energy performance characterisation based on full scale dynamic measurements.  
The aim of the project is to develop the necessary knowledge, tools and networks to achieve reliable in-situ dynamic testing and data analysis methods that can be used to characterise the actual energy performance of building components and whole buildings. The main objectives of the project are to:

  • Develop common quality procedures for dynamic full scale testing to come to a better performance analysis.
  • Develop models to characterise and predict the effective thermal performances of building components and whole buildings

Leeds Beckett University’s role within this group is as subtask leader for the production of a decision making tool to aid researchers and businesses concerned with building performance testing. Business partners include: KNAUF Insulation and Isover Saint-Gobain.

2011
The Stamford Brook Project (2011-2013) Malcolm Bell, Ruth Sutton, Chris Gorse, Dominic Miles-Shenton and Jes Wingfield. The project was led by Leeds Metropolitan University’s Centre for the Built Environment  (CeBE) alongside The National Trust, Redrow Homes and Bryant Homes (now part of the Taylor Wimpey Group).  The final stage of the project was to look at inuse monitoring and the ability to extract data on fabric and whole building performance. The whole project including initial testing was worth a total of £285K to the University. An influential field trial conducted in the UK looking at energy efficiency of new build building fabrics. One result of this research was a change in the UK Building Regulations from 2010 to include cavity party walls as heat loss elements in all energy calculations on new build dwellings.

Related Centre for the Built Environment – Research Projects
EPSRC - Carbon, Control & Comfort £310,312 Stafford, A.

2009
Yorkshire Forward. £650,000 Yorkshire and Humber Construction Sector Network. Key Partners Building Research Establishment, Centre for Construction Innovation (North West), Leeds Metropolitan University, Gorse, C. A., Hobday, J and Platten, A.
 
Sheffield Hallam University £50,000– Centre for Science Education and Yorkshire Forward. Development and evaluation of exemplars of maths and science materials.  Collaborators Ken Mannion and Andy Bullough, cre8ate maths, Sheffield Hallam University.  Alison Fender Yorkshire Forward. Collaboration with Hazel Gilmartin Thomas Danby College and Brian Duffy Leeds College of Building

Women in Work - £11,250 – Funded by Construction Skills, CKE project headed up and led by Claire Walker and Louise Clayton. Training: Assertiveness - 26th January 2010; Influencing Skills - 16th February 2010 and Stress Management and Personal Mastery - 23rd February 2010

West Yorkshire Life Long Learning network £3200.00, Development of Sustainability Modules.

Higher Education Innovation Fund 4 (HEFCE – HEIF 4) £33,500 over a three year period for business and education collaboration and development.  Establish networks, support industry, provide knowledge repositories and skills support.  Continuation of Construction Knowledge Exchange.

2008/09                      
Construction Excellence Programme, Undertaking case studies of exemplar construction organisations and companies.
                       
Construction Knowledge Exchange – match funding £42,500 + £42,500 match funding.  Collaboration work with industry.  Development of knowledge portals and repositories.  Offer and lead training and research programmes led by industry.  Establishment of innovation circles, groups and networks.

Motivational mathematics
West Yorkshire Life Long Learning Network (WYLLN) work with Leeds College of Building developing curriculum based learning objects and evaluating their success in motivating attention £70,000.00 + £25,000 match funding.  Development and research of the impact of maths learning objects and resources, contextualised in construction environments and delivered through Flash and web technology.

Bradford College, Kirklees College (formerly Huddersfield Technical College), Pro Skills, Calderdale College , Wakefield College, Park Lane College and Leeds College of Technology

Sustainable housing learning zone,

Construction Knowledge Exchange grant £40,000 + Match funding £50,000 Higher Education 2 Business,   Development of training material and interactive resources. Creation of repository for interactive media on domestic sustainable construction. 

Low carbon housing learning zone
Work with David Johnston, John Bradley and Ian Dickinson.  CKE grant of £60,000 to develop and research the impact of teaching and training resources, developed from research into sustainability.  Creating a link between research and education. Development of repository of interactive and digital information based on domestic sustainable development. 

2007/08
BECTA – Development and Evaluation. Fund £25,000.00  Development and research into interactive maths and science tools.  Based on tools developed for the Virtual Site Classroom.  Working with 5 secondary schools and colleges interactive maths and science tools are developed and tested.  http://partners.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=rh&catcode=_re_rp_02&rid=16838

Key Collaborators
Morely High School - Technology College Status, Leeds College of Building, St Hild’s CofE School - Specialist Technology School, Hartlepool, Northallerton College - Specialist Technology and Vocational School and
Carlton Bolling College, Bradford

Industrial partners
BAM Construction (Previously HBG Construction Ltd North East), Myddleton Construction Ltd, ROK Development, Taylor Woodrow, Jorday Group, The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians  (UCATT), Duncan Hutchinson

National Centre of Excellence for the Teaching of Mathematics– Evaluation of contextual maths based teaching resources.

Virtual and Functional maths - Total value - £17938.00 TQEF-RIT Teaching Quality Enhancement Fund – Research Informed Teaching  virtual maths project £4998.00, + £3000.00 Teaching Fellowship money to develop web based maths tools for schools, colleges and universities.  The application utilises construction drawings, images and video to provide a context for maths problems. Project Leader Dr. Chris Gorse  Project team Dr Paul Hirst, David Rodgers, Ian Dickinson

TQEF-RIT bid foundation maths project, Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics to evaluate web based maths tools.  The application utilises construction drawings, images and video to provide a context for maths problems.  –– Project Leader Dr. Chris Gorse  Project team Jill Adam, Dr Paul Hirst, David Rodgers, Ian Dickinson – Tony Shepherd National Centre for excellence in the teaching of mathematics

2006/07
Member of the research team investigating ‘The space between organisations: Investigating inter-firm relationships in construction strategic partnerships’. The project has a strong international dimension with collaborators from Sweden – Niclas Anderson BYG.DTU, Holland - Ad den Otter, Eindhoven Technical University , Denmark Stephen Emmitt (Project Leader) Technical University of Denmark and the UK -  Christopher Gorse, Leeds Metropolitan University UK. The collaborative project is based at the Centre for Management in Construction, The Section for Planning and Management of Building Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. Total budget  3.075 million DKK.

2002/04          
Open Distance Learning 1 and Open Distant and Flexible Learning 2 Projects, Key member of a team from the School of the Built Environment, Development of a strategic plan and open distance learning material. Internal sponsorship to develop and use distance and flexible learning tools for distance and traditional learning.  The project resulted in the production and sale of web, video, audio and text based tools.  Video conferencing was also showcased as one of the potential learning media.  Strategic plan for the school was also produced.  Team members Christopher Gorse, Robert Ellis, Adrian Riley and Ian Dickinson.

1998
 Northampton University College to investigate ‘The Changing Role of the Housing Site Agent, main issues quality, safety and stress.

Collaboration with the NHBC support to investigate. Communication, quality, education, training, and sustainability for site managers.

Journal editorial board

2014
Zero Carbon Building Journal, Hong Kong, Editorial Committee, Chief Editor Dr Guiyi Li <http://zcb.hkcic.org>

Built Environment Journal (BEJ) Editorial International Review Board, 2014 – 2017.  Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Faculty of Architecture Planning and Surveying, Shah Alam, Selagor,  Malaysia.  Managing Editor Prof Asso. Datin Dr Hamimah Adnan

2009 - Present
Reviewer for Construction Innovation: Information, Process and Management Journal, Editors. Prof. Mustafa Alshawi, Dr Jack Goulding, Dr Sarah Peace

Reviewer for Transactions Journal, Centre for Education in the Built Environment, Editor Chris Webster – Cardiff University <www.cebe.cf.ac.uk/transactions>

2007- 2009
Member of the Editorial Board for The Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building (2004), Editors Prof. Peter R Davis. and David Baccarini, Available from [www.ajceb.info]

2006 – 2009
Editorial Board, Construction Information Quarterly, Chartered Institute of Building, Englemere, Coordinator, Caroline Collier. Jan 2006 – Dec 2008

2004 - 2007
Member of the Editorial Board for The Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, Editor Prof. Craig Langston. Available from [www.aib.org.au/resources/AJCEB-Editorial Board.htm]

Journal reviewing / refereeing

2014
International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, Emerald, Editor Prof Paul Chynoweth, Guest editor Prof. Steve Donohoe

Structural Survey, Emerald, Editor Prof. David Proverbs

2013
International Journal of Energy Sector Management
International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Emerald, Editor Prasanta Kumar Dey

2009-2012
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Journal Management, Procurement and Law, Thomas Telford, Editorial Co-ordinator -  Sohini Banerjee
Design Studies Journal, Elsevier Associate Editor Peter Lloyd, http://ees.elsevier.com/destud/
Journal for Education in the Built Environment, Editor Dianne Bowen, Cardiff University
Journal of Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, Editor William Whalley

2004-2008
Transactions Journal, Centre for Education in the Built Environment, Editor Chris Webster – Cardiff University, Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, Editor Akintola Akintoye
Construction Management and Economics Journal, Spons Press, Editor Will Hughes.
Construction Innovation Journal, Editors. Prof. Mustafa Alshawi and Dr Jack Goulding
International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management.  Editor Prof. Stephen Emmitt
Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Professor Ron McCaffer. Loughborough University
Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Emerald. 

Membership of scientific committees and conference  panels

Member of the Scientific Committee, ARCOM 2010 -2014,

Member of the Scientific Committee for The Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 25th Annual Conference, 7th  – 9th  September, Nottingham Trent University. ARCOM 2009
Member of the Scientific Committee for The Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 24nd Annual Conference, 1st  – 3rd  September, Cardiff. ARCOM 2008
Member of the Scientific Committee for The Association of Researchers in Construction Management. 23rd Annual Conference, 3rd  – 5th  September, Belfast. ARCOM 2007
Member of the Scientific committee for ARCOM 2006, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Birmingham, University of Central England.
Member of the Scientific committee for ARCOM 2005, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, London.
Member of CIB W102, Information and knowledge management (International Council of Building)
Member of CIB W96 Architectural Management
Member of the International Scientific Committee for the Postgraduate Researchers of the Built & Natural Environment (PRoBE) 2007, 3rd Scottish conference, 20 – 22nd  Nov, 2007 available from [Glasgow Caledonian University. ,www.sbne.gcal.ac.uk/cib/vomm.html]
Member of the Scientific committee for CIB W096 Designing value – New directions in architectural management, Demark 2005.
Member of the International Scientific Committee for the Postgraduate Researchers of the Built & Natural Environment (PRoBE) 2005, 2nd Scottish conference, 16th -17 Nov, 2005 available from [Glasgow Caledonian University. ,www.sbne.gcal.ac.uk/cib/vomm.html]
Reviewer of abstracts for CIB 2004 World Building Congress, Toronto, 2004.
Member of the review committee member COBRA2004, The International Construction Conference, Responding to change, 7-8 September. RICS  ISBN 1842191993
Member of the scientific committee for proceedings from Detail Design in Architecture 3, Brighton University, 2000
Member of the scientific committee for proceedings from Detail Design in Architecture 2, LMU Leeds, 1999

Conference reviewer
CIB 2007, World Building Congress, Construction for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 – 18 May 2007.
Construction Management and Economics Conference 25, Management of the Process theme, Reading, 16th -18th July,  2007

PhD Examiner

Tochukwu (Ben) Onyido PhD
Capacity Development in SMEs that Provide Sustainable Energy Services for Buildings: Maintaining the Values and Practices of an Environmental Business, Birmingham City University, 2014

Vivian Liang PhD
Engaging with sustainability in everyday transitions: An ethnographic study of an international airport operator, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, 2014

Anthony Higham PhD
Conceptual Framework for the Sustainable Benefit Evaluation of UK Social Housing Projects, Department of the Natural and Built Environment, Sheffield Hallam University, 2014.

Ibrahim Mohammed Hamida Ibrahim PhD
Corporate Environmental Disclosure: A Case from the Libyan Construction Industry, Liverpool John Moore, 2014

Munira Ibrahim Elmagri PhD
The causal factors of interpersonal conflict in the Libya cement industry, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, 2013.

John Spillane PhD
Challenges and Strategies for Confined Site Construction: The Case or Personnel, Plant and Material Management (PPMM), Queens University Belfast 2013

Jamal Abdusalam PhD
An investigation of the relationship between Total Quality Management and Project Management through assessment of TQM implementation in Libyan Higher Education System. School of Natural and Built Environments: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, University of Southern Australia March 2013

Na’ankwat Lami Dabup PhD
Health, Safety and Environmental Implications in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Industry
Nelson Madela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. February 2013

Lloyd Scott PhD
A framework for formative assessment led learning strategies for built environment higher education. PhD University of Salford, School of the Built Environment, August, 2012

Grace Younis PhD
Minimizing Construction Disputes, PhD, University of Salford, School of the Built Environment, March 2010

Zayyana Shehu PhD
Shehu, Z (2008) The framework for effective adoption and implementation of programme management within the UK construction industry, PhD Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built and Natural Environment. November 2008

Claire Anumba Eng D
Anumba, C. (2006) Eng.D, Global Information Systems and Labour market planning. Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, 31/5/06

Mohamed Abadi PhD
Abadi, M. (2005), Issues and Challenges in Communication within Design Teams in the Construction Industry.  An investigation into the use of Virtual Teams and Information and Communication Technologies in the UK Construction industry. PhD. The University of Manchester, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE)

External examiner, Validation and Panel member

MSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management, BSc (Hons) Construction Management, University of Derby, 2011 - 2015
MSc Project Management, University of Aberdeen, External Examiner 12/ 2009-2013
MSc Programme University of Brighton, Faculty of Science and Engineering,   MSc Construction Management, MSc Facilities Management and MSc Project Management for Construction. External Examiner, 12/ 2008 – 2012
MSc Renewable Energy and the Built Environment in Collaboration with the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) University of East London, Validation Event June/2012
MSc International Construction Management, University of Central England, Validation event, 5/12/2006
MSc International Project Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, Validation event, 19/4/2005
BSc Construction, Nescot College, Open University, Revalidation event, 20/6/2005
FdSc Construction Project Management programme, University of Salford, School of the Built Environment, 12/2/10
MSc Construction – Conversion course, re-approval event , Birmingham City University, 29/4/10
FdSc Construction - Birmingham City University, 29/4/10