Dr Richard Davies

Richard's research explores human and organisational aspects of the implementation and use of new technology at work. His current work largely focuses on building information modelling (BIM) and BIM-related technology and systems. Active projects include:

  • Case study of mobile computing and 'Site BIM' software development on a major hospital project
  • Measurement of factors affecting individual employee's technology acceptance in construction
  • 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
Before joining Reading, Richard worked in construction, engineering, telecommunications and IT development in business analysis and project management roles. His PhD research (UMIST, 1997) studied job design, motivation and job satisfaction among construction trades. He also holds degrees in Construction Management (UMIST, 1992), Psychology (Open, 2000), and Occupational Psychology (MSc; Birkbeck, 2004).

E-mail Dr Richard Davies at: richard.davies@reading.ac.uk

Publications list:

Number of items: 15.


Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2013) Implementing ‘Site BIM’: a case study of ICT innovation on a large hospital project. Automation in Construction, 30. pp. 15-24. ISSN 0926-5805 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2012.11.024

Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2013) Measurement and exploration of individual beliefs about the consequences of building information modelling use. Construction Management and Economics, 31 (11). pp. 1110-1127. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2013.848994

Davies, R.J. and Gray, C. (2009) Care pathways and designing the healthcare built environment: an explanatory framework. International Journal of Care Pathways, 13 (1). pp. 7-16. ISSN 2040-4026 doi: https://doi.org/10.1258/jicp.2008.009004

Davies, R. (2008) Innovation care pathways and the healthcare built environment: An explanatory framework and research agenda. International Journal of Care Pathways, 13 (1). pp. 7-16. ISSN 2040-4026 doi: https://doi.org/10.1258/jicp.2008.009004

Gray, C. and Davies, R.J. (2007) Perspectives on experiences of innovation: the development of an assessment methodology appropriate to construction project organizations. Construction Management and Economics, 25 (12). pp. 1251-1268. ISSN 0144-6193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190701573692

Book or Report Section

Singh, A., Connaughton, J. and Davies, R. (2015) Making sense of corporate social responsibility strategies in construction organisations in the UK. In: Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Reading, pp. 187-196. ISBN 9780955239090

Conference or Workshop Item

Dowsett, R., Harty, C. and Davies, R. (2017) Epistemological differences and new technology in construction. In: 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2017, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK, pp. 714-723.

Dowsett, R., Harty, C. and Davies, R. (2017) The complete robot? The human-machine interface in temporary off-site construction work. In: 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 13-14 June, 2017, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, SWEDEN, pp. 93-103.

Davies, R., Crespin-Mazet, F., Linne, A., Pardo, C., Havenvid, M. I., Harty, C., Ivory, C. and Salle, R. (2015) BIM in Europe: innovation networks in the construction sectors of Sweden, France and the UK. In: 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK, pp. 1135-1144.

Young, B., Harty, C., Lu, S.-L. and Davies, R. (2015) Developing temporary manufacturing facilities for residential building: a case of the modern flying factory. In: the 31st ARCOM Conference, 7th – 9th September, Lincoln, England, UK, pp. 1033-1042.

Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2014) Initial use of an idea capture app in a UK construction organisation. In: 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 Sept 2014, Portsmouth, U.K., pp. 987-996.

Davies, R. and Harty, C. (2011) Building Information Modelling as innovation journey: BIM experiences on a major UK healthcare infrastructure project. In: 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation – Shaping the Construction / Society Nexus, 13th - 15th April 2011, Copenhagen, pp. 233-245. (Proceedings volume 2)

Shibeika, A., Davies, R. and Gray, C. (2009) Pathways and the built environment: conceptual framework for understanding. In: 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Albert Hall, Nottingham, UK.

Davies, R. and Wojgani, H. (2008) Care pathways placed. In: Space ≡ Interaction ≡ Discourse Conference, Aalborg University, Denmark.

Davies, R. (2006) Talking about construction innovation. In: 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference, Birmingham, UK, pp. 771-780.

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