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Professor Stuart Green

Portrait of Professor Stuart Green, School of Construction Management and Engineering

  • Professor of Construction Management 
  • Chair, University of Reading Environment and Sustainability Committee 
  • Module Convenor for Principles of Project Management.

Areas of interest

  • Construction industry improvement
  • Professional practice
  • Project management
  • Building performance
  • Innovation
  • Value creation through projects
  • Client organisations
  • International contracting.

Teaching

Postgraduate teaching responsibilities include the MSc Project Management and MSc Construction Management.

Research projects

Research awards:

  • 1988–1990 A SMART Methodology for Value Management Funded by Chartered Institute of Building QE II Silver Scholarship Award – £2,200.
  • 1992–1993 An Implementation Strategy for Value Management. The development of value management procedures during concept design and detailed feasibility, BAA plc – £20,000.
  • 1995–1997 Group Decision Support for Value Management, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) – £56,000. Principal Investigator: Dr Stuart Green.
  • 1994–1996 Value Management in UK Practice (in association with Davis Langdon Consultancy), Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) – £61,100 (Reading share, £25,000). Lead contractor: Davis Langdon Consultancy.
  • 1997–1998 Modelling Client Business Processes as an Aid to Strategic Briefing: a Pilot Study, BAA plc – £3,995. (with Ms. N. Garnett).
  • 1999–2001 Construction Process Control Through Group Decision Support. Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (IMI). Collaborative project involving five industrial partners. EPSRC award value £82,683. Principal Investigator: Dr Stuart Green.
  • 2000–2002 Knowledge Transfer Between Aerospace and Construction. Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (IMI) – Learning Across Business Sectors. EPSRC award value £183,550. Principal Investigator: Dr Stuart Green.
  • 2000–2001 Managing Value, Risk, Opportunity and Uncertainty in Construction (in association with Gardiner & Theobald) Construction Industry Research and Information Association (CIRIA) - £30,000 (Reading share, £5,000). Lead contractor: Gardiner & Theobald.
  • 2001–2003 The Human Resource Management Implications of Lean Construction. EPSRC Innovative Manufacturing Initiative (IMI). Collaborative project involving sixteen industrial partners EPSRC award value £118,577. Principal Investigator: Dr Stuart Green.
  • 2002–2007 Innovative Construction Research Centre. Consolidated grant for innovative manufacturing research centre from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC award value £2.5M (including legacy projects; new money value £1,958,985.) Principal Investigator: Dr Stuart Green.
  • 2005–2008 Sustained Competitiveness in the UK Construction Sector: a Fresh Perspective. EPSRC award value £237,445. Principal Investigator: Professor Stuart Green.
  • 2005–2008 Grand Challenge – Immortal Information and Through-life Knowledge Management (IITLKM): Strategies and Tools for the Emerging Product-Service Paradigm. EPSRC award value £519,808. Principal Reading Investigator: Professor Stuart Green.
  • 2007–2011 Innovative Construction Research Centre (renewal). Consolidated grant for innovative manufacturing research centre from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC contribution to Reading – £3,731,533 (FEC). Principal Investigator: Professor Stuart Green.

Other EPSRC awards:

2000–2004 An Integrated Programme of Masters Training Packages for Construction Project Management. EPSRC training grant for the development of an internet-supported postgraduate modular programme – £283,112. Principal Investigator: Dr Stuart Green.

2005–2007 Additional Management Support for the University of Reading IMRC. To support an innovation support officer to manage strategic relationships with identified firms and industry bodies –£150,008. Principal Investigator: Professor Stuart Green.2000-2004.

 

Background

Since joining the University of Reading, my career path has followed four distinct phases. Initially, I focused on teaching and learning, progressing to the course directorship of the MSc Project Management (1992–2003). 

Thereafter, I prioritised research and was successful in securing significant amounts of external research funding. Research leadership roles included School Director of Research and the Directorship of the EPSRC-funded Innovative Construction Research Centre (ICRC) (2001–2011). 

The third phase of my academic career commenced with my appointment as Head of School (2010–2017). As Head of School, I oversaw a period of significant expansion and diversification which included the development and launch of the Reading School of Architecture. I further prioritised a strategic investment programme in energy and environmental engineering. 

In 2017, I stepped down from the role of Head of School to reconnect with my research interests and to prioritise international activities. In this fourth phase of my career I am focusing once again on the publication of research outputs. I am frequently invited to serve on international research evaluation panels, and to advise on issues relating to research assessment.

I also continue to be actively involved in consultancy with industry both in the UK and internationally.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK
  • MSc Construction Management, Heriot-Watt University, UK
  • PhD, University of Reading, UK

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)

Membership of editorial boards:

  • Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
  • Chinese Journal of Construction Management and Engineering
  • Journal of Construction Research
  • The Built and Human Environment Review
  • Construction Management and Economics

Referee for the following internationally recognised academic journals:

  • Construction Management and Economics
  • Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • International Journal of Project Management
  • International Journal of Construction Procurement
  • Journal of Construction Research
  • Building Research & Information
  • British Journal of Management
  • Automation in Construction
  • ASCE Construction Engineering and Management

Referee for research applications and final reports on behalf of:

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research (EPSRC)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • National Science Foundation (USA)
  • National Research Foundation (South Africa)
  • Hong Kong Research Grants Council
  • Research Council of Norway
  • Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus
  • Leverhulme Trust
  • Carnegie Trust

Visiting appointments:

  • Guest Professor, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, China. (2012–present)
  • Guest Professor, Chongqing University, China. (2012–present)
  • Honorary International Co-Director, Joint International Research Laboratory of Green Buildings and Built Environment, Ministry of Education, PR China (2016–2020)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (September 2017)

Publications