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Dr Barry Gledson

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Before commencing his academic career as senior lecturer he spent a decade in the employment of major construction organisations working in a project management capacity planning construction operations, managing on-site activities, and winning new projects across the UK and for a brief early period in Washington DC. The contract values of his live projects ranged from £6M - £45M and were a mix of new build, demolition and refurbishment schemes in the following sectors: residential, hotel and office accommodation, retail space, and medical and laboratory facilities.

Barry holds chartered membership status within the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) as a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), is a Full Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), has good standing as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) is a member of the BIM Academy and sits on the BIM academic Forum (BAF). He referees for a range of quality peer-reviewed journals, regularly presents his research work at academic conferences and sits on a number of conference scientific committees. 

Read more about Barry's role in the APM's accreditation of our Project Management programmes in this case study

Watch Barry's profile film to hear more about his experience working at Northumbria. 

Barry Gledson

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Office 303a
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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research interests and expertise revolve around digital innovations (e.g., 4D Building Information Modelling etc), their diffusion, and potential for improving construction project delivery and performance, and CPM practice. Additionally, themes of built environment sustainability and organisational learning from project experiences (e.g., the impact of digital technologies on-site processes) are also evident throughout work and higher-degree project supervisions.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The adoption of 4D BIM in the UK construction industry: An Innovation Diffusion approach, Gledson, B., Greenwood, D. 20 Nov 2017, In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • Hybrid project delivery processes observed in constructor BIM innovation adoption, Gledson, B. 4 Apr 2016, In: Construction Innovation
  • A smart sewer asset information model to enable an ‘Internet of Things’ for operational wastewater management, Edmondson, V., Cerny, M., Lim, M., Gledson, B., Lockley, S., Woodward, J. 1 Jul 2018, In: Automation in Construction
  • Exploring organisational attributes affecting the innovativeness of UK SMEs, Gledson, B., Phoenix, C. 3 Apr 2017, In: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  • Surveying the extent and use of 4D BIM in the UK, Gledson, B., Greenwood, D. 3 May 2016, In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon)
  • Rapid LEED evaluation performed with BIM based sustainability analysis on a virtual construction, Alwan, Z., Greenwood, D., Gledson, B. 2015, In: Construction Innovation Information, Process, Management
  • The efficient scheduling of resources in engineering construction projects: reflections on a case study from Iran, Greenwood, D., Gledson, B. 8 Aug 2012, In: Construction Management and Economics

Current and Recent Projects

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Examination: External Examiner for PhD "A multimethod approach to learning from text-based construction failure data" by Henrietta Baker of The University of Edinburgh. Viva 18th March 2021 2021
  • Examination: External Examiner for PhD "A Framework for Collaborative Costing in the Construction Industry" by Sa'id Namadi of Nottingham Trent University. Viva 13th February 2020 2020
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 36th CIB W78 2019 Conference 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ARCOM 2019: 35th Annual Conference – Leeds, UK 2019
  • Invited talk: Invited Thought Leadership Talk: "From 7 Habits and 12 Rules, personal’ principles for modern project management practice emerge" 2019
  • Visiting an external academic institution: QA Limited 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ARCOM Doctoral Workshop in Association with CIB Working Commission on Disasters and the Built Environment (W120) 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Productivity Insights Network (PIN) 2019 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: BIM Show Live 2019 2019
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ARCOM Doctoral Workshop: How to design and undertake quantitative research in the built environment. 2019

PGR Supervision

  • Susan Dawson A Framework for the Improvement of Degree Apprenticeship Delivery. The Built Environment Degree Apprenticeship Capability Maturity Model (BEDA–CMM) Start Date: 14/04/2021
  • Daniel Musselwhite Productivity and time predictability of the UK Construction Sector: An analysis of project-level planning efficiency and delivery time performance Start Date: 01/03/2020
  • Bwalya Chiponde Learning from Failure in UK Construction Project-Based Organisations: An examination of Actor Approaches, Intentions, and Behaviours. Start Date: 01/10/2018

Further Information

Before commencing his academic career, Barry spent a decade in the employment of major construction organisations working in a project management capacity planning construction operations, managing on-site activities, and winning new projects across the UK and for a brief early period in Washington DC. The contract values of his live projects ranged from £6M - £45M and were a mix of new build, demolition and refurbishment schemes in the following sectors: residential, hotel and office accommodation, retail space, and medical and laboratory facilities.

Barry holds chartered membership status within the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) as a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), he is a Full Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), has good standing as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), is a member of the BIM Academy and sits on the BIM Academic Forum (BAF). He referees for a range of quality peer-reviewed journals, regularly presents his research work at academic conferences and sits on a number of conference scientific committees.

 

Qualifications

  • Construction Managment PhD November 10 2017
  • Statistics Certificate April 29 2014
  • Education PGCert June 01 2011
  • Construction Managment NVQ Level 4 July 01 2005
  • Construction Managment BSc (Hons) September 01 1998
  • Full Member of the Association for Project Management MAPM 2018
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA) SFHEA 2017
  • Member (MCIOB) Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 2015
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011


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