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Professor Martin Sexton

  • School Director of Research
  • Strategy Committee of the School of Construction Management and Engineering.
  • Steering Committee of the Innovative Construction Research Centre.

Areas of interest

  • The management and diffusion of innovation
  • System innovation for sustainability
  • Sustainable technologies
  • The organisation and management of small construction firms
  • The organisation and management of professional service firms.

Research centres and groups

Innovative Construction Research Centre

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Building Technology, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
  • MSc Technology Management, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
  • PhD, University of Salford, UK.

Professional bodies/affiliations

I am Co-ordinator of the International Council for Building (CIB) International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction Working Commission 065 – Organisation and management of construction.

Selected publications

  • Senaratne, S. and Sexton, M. (2008) Managing construction project change: a knowledge management approach. Construction Management and Economics, 26: 12: 1303-11.
  • Sexton, M., Barrett, P. and Lu, S.L. (2008) "The evolution of sustainable development", in M. Murray and A. Dainty (Eds.), Corporate social responsibility in the construction industry, Taylor and Francis, London, UK. Pages: 191-213.
  • Sexton, M., Abbott, C. and Lu, S.L. (2008) "Challenging the illusion of the all powerful clients' role in driving innovation", in P. Brandon and S.L. Lu (Eds.), Clients driving innovation in the built environment, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. Pages: 43-48.