Staff Profile:Richard Davies

Name:
Dr Richard Davies
Job Title:
Lecturer in Information Management Systems
Responsibilities:

Programme Director MSc Information Management for Design, Construction and Operation

Qualifications:

  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management (UMIST, 1992)
  • PhD (UMIST, 1997. Job design, motivation and job satisfaction of construction trade workers.
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open, 2000) MSc Occupational Psychology (Birkbeck, 2004).
Areas of Interest:

My research explores human and organisational aspects of the implementation and use of new technology and new processes at work. Currently this largely focuses on building information modelling (BIM) and BIM-related technology and systems.

Current projects:

  • User experience of immersive 3D visualisations of architectural spaces and construction operations.
  • Cultural and human factors in the implementation of Flexible Robotic Assembly Modules for the Built Environment (FRAMBE).
  • Measurement of factors affecting individual employee's technology acceptance in construction.

Recent projects:

  • Case study of mobile computing and 'Site BIM' software development on a major hospital project.
  • Use of collaborative immersive virtual environments by architects, clients and bid teams.
  • Use of BIM design tools and portable visualisation technologies to support construction and design operations and 'near-site' assembly on small-to-medium-sized construction projects.
  • Development and use of mobile apps for innovation management in a large contracting organisation.

Career Path:

Before joining Reading, I worked for infrastructure clients in construction management and IT development, working as a project manager and business analyst developing processes and systems for network rollout and operations.

Research groups / Centres:
Digital Practices, Healthcare Infrastructure
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Contact Details

Email:
richard.davies@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8585
Building:
123 Chancellor's Building

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