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Professor John Sturges
CEng, MIMechE, MSc, MIMMM, CEnv
j.sturges@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Professor John Sturges

Research interests:
The Energy Efficiency of Buildings
The Environmental Impact of Materials Usage, Recycling of Construction Materials
The use of Computer-Aided Project Management methods in the UK Construction Industry.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

2004 BINGEL, P.R., BOWN, A. and STURGES, J.L., “Off-the-frame brickwork: Analysis if the temperature data from Winterton House, London.” Proceedings of the 13th IB2MAC Conference, Amsterdam, July 2004, pp. 56 – 63.

2001 STURGES, J.L. and EGBU, C.O., “The Acquisition and Retention of Tacit Knowledge”. Proc. Of first Int. Conference on innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, University of Loughborough, July 2001, pp. 231 -240

STURGES, J.L. and BATES, M. B., “A Comparative Study of the Environment for Innovation in Construction and Aerospace”. Proc. Of First Int. Conference on Inovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, university of Loughborough, July 2001, pp. 335 – 343.

STURGES, J.L. and BATES, M. B., “Data integration and Construction contracting”. Proc. Of 17th ARCOM Conference, University of Salford, September 2001, Vol. 1, pp. 179 – 187.

1997 Barton, D. C., Church, P., Mirza, M. S. and Sturges, J. L. (1997) 'Ductile fracture of pure copper: an experimental and numerical study'. Proceedings 4th International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading, Toledo, Coll, C3, Suppl, au Journal de Physique III, No 7, pp891-896.

1997 Cooper, I., Curwell, S. R. and Sturges, J. L. (1997) 'The implications of sustainability for the environmental assessment of buildings and the construction industry - a European perspective'. To be presented to AIA, November.

1995 Barton, D. C., Church, P., Mirza, M. S. Sturges, J. L. and Waheed, M.(1995) The High Strain-Rate Fracture Characteristics of Ductile Metals at Elevated and Sub-Ambient Temperatures. Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, edited
by A. Bakker. Delft University Press, Delft, Netherlands, pp363-364,ISBN 90-407-1125-9, May/June, The Hague.

1994 Barton, D. C., Mirza, M. S., Sturges, J. L. and Waheed, M. (1994) Effect of temperature on the high strain-rate fracture characteristics of ductile metals. International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading. Journal de Physique IV,
Vol 4, No 8, pp659-664, ISSN 2-86883-238-5. September, Oxford, UK.

1991 Sturges, J. L., Barton, D. C., Majzoobi, G. H. and Church, P. (1991) The effects of state-of stress and strain-rate on the deformation and fracture behaviour of Remko iron and pure copper. Proceedings 6th International Conference on Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Kyoto,
Japan, July-August, Pergamon, pp325-330.

1991 Barton, D. C., Sturges, J. L., Mirza, M. S. and Church, P. (1991) Deformation and fracture; modelling techniques to take account of strain-rate behaviour and stress-state. Proceedings 3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under
Dynamic Loading, Strasbourg, Coll. C3, Supplement au journal de Physique III, No 1, pp931-936.

1988 Sturges, J. L., Cole, B. N., Bingley, M. S. and Turner, G. I. (1988) The influence of strain-rate and pressure on the dynamic tensile behaviour of depleted uranium. Proceedings of International
Conference on Impact Loading and Dynamic Behaviour of Materials. Editors C. Y. Chiem, H. D. Kunze and L. W. Meyer, DGM, Oberursel,pp523-530.

1988 Bingley, M. S. and Sturges, J. L. (1988) Transformed zones in steels produced by impact torsion testing. Proceedings on International Conference on Impact Loading and Dynamic Behaviour of Materials. Editors C. Y. Chiem, H. D. Kunze and L. W. Meyer, DGM, Oberursel, pp767-774.

1986 Sturges, J. L., Parsons, B. and Cole, B. N. (1986) High-rate deformation in a high pressure environment. Proceedings of International Symposium on Intense Dynamic Loading and its Effects, Beijing, China, June, pp765-770.

1984 Sturges, J. L., Parsons, B., Cole, B. N. and Kay, A. E. (1984) A new method of dynamic tensile testing with superimposed hydrostatic pressure. Inst. Phys. Conference, Series 70, pp159-166.

1984 Jones, P. N. and Sturges, J. L. (1984) A carbide dissolution model for strain in homogeneities white zones in steels under high speeds of deformation. Inst. Phys. Conference, Series 70, pp541-548.

1984 Sturges, J. L., Parsons, B., Cole, B. N. and Kay, A. E. (A study of the combined influence of strain-rate and superimposed hydrostatic pressure on the strain-to-failure of pure copper in tension. Proceedings 8th International Conference on High Energy Rate Fabrication, San Antonio, Texas, Editors: I. Berman and J. W. Schroeder. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, pp221-227.


1979 Sturges, J. L., Parsons, B. and Cole, B. N. (1979) Dynamic stress- strain measurements under superimposed high hydrostatic pressure, Inst. Phys. Conference, Series 47, pp35-48.

1979 Sturges, J. L., Parsons, B., Cole, B. N. and Kong, Y. W. (1979) High speed backward extrusion of some non-ferrous materials using superimposed hydrostatic pressure. Inst. Phys. Conference, Series 47, pp372-382
.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2001 STURGES, J.L. and WHYTE, C., "The recycling of demolition concrete, with particular reference to the effect of plaster contamination." Proc. of the International Conference on Sustainable Building, Maastricht, The Netherlands, October 2001, pp. 408 - 410.

2001 STURGES, J.L. and LOWE, R.J., "Construction materials and sustainability, the limitations on present methods of selection."Proc. of he International Conference on Sustainable Building, Maastricht, The Netherlands, October 2001, pp. 186 - 188.

2001 BATES, M.B., STURGES, J.L. and SOMERVILLE, J., "Thriving on Chaos - the result of poor planning : some views from the housebuilding sector." Proc. of the 16th Annual ARCOM Conference, September 2000, pp. 519 - 525.

2001 EGBU, C.O. and STURGES, J.L., "Knowledge Management in Small and Medium Enterprises in the Construction Industry: Challenges and Opportunities". Proc. of International Conference on Managing Knowledge: Conversations and Critiques, University of Leicester, April 2001.

2001 STURGES, J.L. and EGBU, C.O., "The Acquisition and Retention of Tacit Knowledge". Proc. of First Int. Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, University of Loughborough, July 2001, pp. 231 - 240.

2001 STURGES, J.L. and BATES, M.B., "A Comparative Study of the Environment for Innovation in Construction and Aerospace". Proc. of First Int.Conference on Innovation in Architecture, engineering and Construction, University of Loughborough, July 2001, pp. 335 - 343.

2001 STURGES, J.L. and BATES, M.B., "Data Integration and Construction Contracting". Proc. of 17th ARCOM Conference, University of Salford, September 2001, Vol. 1,pp. 179 - 187.

2000 STURGES, J.L., BATES, M.B. and ARCHER, I., "Construction contracting and data integration - a survey." Paper delivered to Bizarre Fruit Conference, University of Salford, March 2000.

2000 EGBU, C.O., STURGES, J.L. and GORSE, C., "Communication of knowledge for innovation within projects and across organisational boundaries." Delivered to 15th World Congress on Project Management, London, 22 -25 May, 2000.

1999 JOHNSTON, D.K., LOWE, R.J., BELL, M. and STURGES, J.L., "A physically based energy and carbon dioxide emission model of the UK housing stock." Proc. of the 1999 International Sustainable Development Development Research Conference, 25 - 26 March, 1999.

1999 GORSE,C., STURGES,J.L. and EMMITT,S., "Avoiding Communication." CIB W96, in The International Journal of Architectural Management, Practice and Research, 1999, Vol. 15, pp. 110 - 118.

1999 STURGES, J.L., "Towards sustainable construction materials selection for the new millennium." Proc. COBRA 1999, Eds. D. BALDRY and L. RUDDOCK, RICS, Vol. 1, pp. 234 - 242.

1999 BATES, M.B., STURGES, J.L., McGOWAN, K. and SOMERVILLE, J., "The benefits of using CAPM in construction: a pilot study in the housing sector." Proc. COBRA 1999, Eds. D. BALDRY and L. RUDDOCK, RICS, Vol. 2, pp. 11 - 20.

1999 EGBU, C.O., STURGES, J.L. and BATES, M.B., "Learning from knowledge management and trans-organisational innovations in divers project management environments." Proc. of 15th ARCOM Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, 1999, Vol. 1, pp. 95 - 103.

1999 STURGES, J.L., "A methodology for environmentally aware materials selection in construction." Proc. of 15th ARCOM Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, 1999, Vol. 1, pp. 355 - 362.

1999 BATES, M.B., STURGES, J.L., McGOWAN, K. and SOMERVILLE, J., "Material supply in house construction - the potential to enhance performance by improving communication." Proc. of 15th ARCOM Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, 1999, Vol. 2, pp. 559 - 567.

1999 STURGES, J.L., "Construction materials selection and sustainability." Proc. 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, Singapore, 1999, Vol. 1, pp. 297 - 304.

1999 STURGES, J.L., EGBU, C.O. and BATES, M.B., "Innovation and Construction." Proc. 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, Singapore, 1999, pp. 305 - 313.

1999 BATES, M.B., STURGES, J.L.and HUTCHINSON, B., "Project management techniques and procedures: A comparison of construction contracting and aircraft manufacture." Proc. 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, Singapore, 1999, Vol. 1, pp. 17-24

1999 BATES, M.B., STURGES, J.L., McGOWAN, K. and SOMERVILLE, J.,"JIT in UK house building: feasibility for partial implementation using CAPM." Proc. 2nd International Conference on Construction Industry Development, Singapore, 1999, Vol. 1, pp. 353 - 360.

1998 STURGES, J.L., "Environmentally aware materials selection for construction. Part 1. Some problems." Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Detail Design in Architecture, Ed. S. EMMITT, Leeds, 1998, pp. 55 - 64.

1998 STURGES, J.L., "Environmentally aware materials selection for construction. Part 2. Some thoughts on sustainability." Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Detail Design in Architecture, Ed. S. EMMITT, Leeds, 1998, pp. 124 - 133.

1998 BATES, M.B., STURGES, J.L. and WHITEHEAD, P.G. "CAPM under-utilisation - some thoughts." Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Detail Design in Architecture, Ed. S. EMMITT, Leeds, 1998, pp. 156 - 164.

1997 Curwell, S. R., Sturges, J. L. and Toth, M. (1997) 'Barriers to recycling of polymers in construction'. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Buildings and the Environment, Paris, CSTB, pp441-449.

1997 Hodgson, N. J., Lowe, R. J. and Sturges, J. L. (1997) 'Energy analysis and optimal insulation thickness'. Proc. 2nd International Conference on Buildings and the Environment, Paris, CSTB, pp533-540.

1997 Sturges, J. L., Bates, M. and Abdullah, N. (1997) 'CAPM, an under-utilised resource within the UK construction industry'. Proc. of the First International Conference on Construction Industry Development: Building the Future together, Singapore, December, pp380-387.


REFEREED ARTICLES FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

2003 Cole, B. N. and Sturges, J. L. (2003) 'The Flying Wedge: A method for high strain-rate tensile testing. Part 2 Characteristics of the device'. Vol. 28, pp. 891 – 908.

2003 Barton, D. C., Mirza, M. S. and Sturges, J. L. (2003) 'The Flying Wedge: A method for high strain-rate tensile testing. Part 3 Testing at elevated and sum-ambient temperatures'. Vol. 28, p. 909.

2001 Sturges, J. L. and Cole, B. N., (2001) 'The Flying Wedge: A Method for high strain-rate tensile testing. Part 1, Reasons for its development and general description'. International Journal of Impact Engineering. Vol 25, pp. 251-264.

1997 Barton, D. C., Church, P., Mirza, M. S., Sturges, J. L. and Waheed, M. (1997) 'The high strain-rate fracture characteristics of ductile metals at elevated and sub-ambient temperatures'. Fatigue Fract.
Engng. Mater., Vol 20, No 4, pp. 573-581.

1981 Sturges, J. L. (1981) Dynamic seal for use where shafts of high rotational speeds are taken from a high pressure container. High Temperatures - High Pressures, No 13, pp. 467-472.