Research at Leeds Beckett
About Dominic Miles-Shenton
A qualified thermographer and experienced building pressurisation tester; Dominic has been measuring and monitoring the thermal and energetic performance of building fabrics and build processes with Leeds Beckett University since 2004.
Dominic bought to the University 12 years of experience from the building product supply industry and postgraduate study in Materials Science at Keele University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain. At Leeds Beckett University he has been involved in some of the most influential field trials performed on UK housing in the past decade, playing a significant role in both the Stamford Brook and Elm Tree Mews research projects and undertaking research designed to inform and drive improvements the UK Building Regulations.
Dominic’s main research interests are related to the modelling and physical testing of the thermal performance of UK dwellings, from existing buildings to those built to advanced energy standards. More particularly, determination and understanding of the gaps between designed and as-built performance through a number of approaches; from observational with limited empirical measurement to full scale performance testing and monitoring regimes.
Areas of expertise include building performance and evaluation, building physics, airtightness, sustainable design, coheating testing, thermal imaging, in-situ building component testing and building process evaluation.
Dominic’s current research has involved pre and post renovation performance testing of existing buildings for local government, social landlords and product manufacturers; evaluating the effectiveness of various products, processes and retrofit schemes. He has also been engaged in the testing of new-build dwellings to various degrees of designed fabric performance; from standard Building Regulations compliant homes to those in the upper levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and Passivhaus Standards.