Research in property and construction covers a wide range of activities. While we are interested in every aspect of research in property and construction, there are particular areas we specialise in. These include property valuation, construction and project management, construction economics, and energy use in buildings.
In property and planning, our recent research has focused on business improvement districts, the use of taxation in sustainable development, and property and development finance. Property research has also focused on commercial leases and rent reviews.
Research into the technical aspects of construction concerns the role of building services and design technology for low carbon building. Other research is concerned with fibre-reinforced concrete, passive solar design, and energy issues of the built environment.
Our construction management research focuses on incentivisation schemes in project management, risk management of projects and project finance. Research in construction economics has been in infrastructure markets, international construction and economic theory applied to the construction sector.
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Areas of expertise
- Low energy
- Fibre-reinforced sprayed concrete
- Building conservation
- Project and organisation, risk
- Valuation Finance
- International construction
- Construction markets
- Construction labour
- Specialist contractors
- Economic theory of construction
Staff research interests and outputs
- Debbie Ancell – social, economic and environmental sustainability and innovation
- Martin Ball – Project management
- John Begg – energy use in housing
- Tony Burke – building conservation, adaptation and usage of buildings.
- Masi Farjadmand – fibre reinforced sprayed concrete
- Colin Gleeson – low energy building and implications.
- Monica Grinfeld – energy conservation. Built environment and curriculum design.
- Stephen Gruneberg – international construction markets, economic theory applied to construction, regeneration, infrastructure, etc
- Brian Jones – building structure
- Mike Lister – valuation and banking.
- Haris Middleton – accounting and property (financial statements of property companies and their performance. Measuring property companies.
- Jacque Pond – personal and professional development in the construction industry, strategic development of organisations, sustainability issues in construction, ethical behaviour of firms in the construction industry.
- Malcolm Smith – risk management (quantitative side, measurable risk).
- Jane Wright – improvement areas
- Junli Yang – human aspects of building use. Energy consumption in buildings.
Staff publications can be accessed on the Westminster Research webpages
Members of the Property and Construction Research Group are involved in a number of activities including:
- International Liaison for ARCOM
- Reviewing academic papers for refereed journals, including Construction Management and Economics, Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Management, Building Research and Information, and the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction