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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

Campus Address

Office 303a
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Qualifications

  • Construction Managment PhD Innovation Diffusion Within the UK Construction Sector: A study of the adoption of 4D BIM 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Overview of construction simulation approaches to model construction processes, Bokor, O., Florez Perez, L., Osborne, A., Gledson, B. 8 Mar 2019, In: Organization, Technology and Management in Construction: an International Journal
  • Estimating Embodied Carbon Emissions of Buildings in Developing Countries, Ranathungage, A., Alwan, Z., Fernando, N., Gledson, B. 6 Sep 2018, 4th Annual Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference
  • Construction Planning Efficiency and Delivery Time Performance, Gledson, B., Williams, D., Littlemore, M. 5 Sep 2018, ARCOM 2018: 34th Annual Conference – Belfast, UK
  • Exploring the development of, and initial exposure to, a BIM-enabled collaborative project information management tool, Rogage, K., Gledson, B. 3 Sep 2018, 34th Annual ARCOM Conference
  • 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
  • A framework for modelling masonry construction using hybrid simulation approaches, Bokor, O., Florez Perez, L., Osborne, A., Gledson, B. 30 Jun 2018, Creative Construction Conference 2018
  • 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
  • Innovation Diffusion within the UK Construction Sector, Gledson, B. 16 Nov 2017
  • Examining vignettes in AEC research – how are they used, and what are they good for?, Gledson, B., Downs, M. 13 Sep 2017, 3rd International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference
  • Use of Simulation Through BIM-Enabled Virtual Projects to Enhance Learning and Soft Employability Skills in Architectural Technology Education, Gledson, B., Dawson, S. 20 Apr 2017, Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction, Switzerland, Springer

Further Information

Before commencing his academic career as a Senior Lecturer, 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), 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.

 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research interests revolve around innovations (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Building Information Modelling etc) and their diffusion into the Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries, and across wider Project Management practice. Additionally, broad overarching themes of failure, process improvement, and sustainability are evident throughout his work.

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Bwalya Chiponde Start: 01/10/2018


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