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Mark Kirk

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

On leaving school Mark knew he wanted a career in the built environment, so completed an apprenticeship as a Bricklayer. He then went on to become a Building Inspector for a Local Authority and subsequently took up a position as a Building Surveyor, controlling large scale housing regeneration projects.

Mark graduated from Northumbria University in 1999 after studying as a part time student, whilst employed as a Building Surveyor for a Local Authority in the North East.

During this time Mark delivered part time, evening lectures at Redcar and Cleveland College. After three years of dipping his foot in the academic water, he decided to take the big leap and lecture full time at the college and finally here at Northumbria University. Mark is currently Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying and Programme Leader for Foundation Degree Building Surveying in the School of the Built and Natural Environment.

His academic interests include housing renovations and the building regulations and trying to make them interesting and easy to read.

Marks interests are motorcycling to Whitby every Thursday night in the summer and working out at the sports centre here at the university.

Mark Kirk

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  • Are Energy Performance Certificates a meaningful tool for understanding fossil fuel related stranded assets in the built environment: an experimental analysis of energy performance labelling in England, Muldoon-Smith, K., Greenhalgh, P., Kirk, M., Pearson, J. 25 Jan 2024, Sustainable Communities Through Digital Transformation in Built Environment, Routledge
  • Does the final floor height of an existing domestic building influence the fatality risk with regards a fire: A study of the London Borough of Lambeth, Kirk, M., Pesce, G. 13 Sep 2022, REHABEND 2022 - Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management, Cantabria, Italy, University of Cantabria - Building Technology R&D Group
  • Tree Related Subsidence in England: Effects of Climate Change on the Built Environment, Bottomley, R., Kirk, M., Pesce, G. 2020, REHABEND 2020, Santander, Spain, REHABEND
  • New homes, old problem of weak mortars, Pesce, G., Kirk, M. 1 Nov 2019
  • Use of photovoltaic roof tiling systems in listed buildings: An overview of the current opinion of England's conservation officers, Davies, G., Kirk, M., Pesce, G. Sep 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Piscataway, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  • Real Estate Concepts: A Handbook for Students, Capper, G., Gledson, B., Humphrey, R., Johansen, E., Jowsey, E., Kirk, M., Hatcher, C., Weirs, J. 1 Jan 2015, Real Estate Concepts, London, CRC Press
  • Construction, Capper, G., Gledson, B., Humphrey, R., Johansen, E., Jowsey, E., Kirk, M., Maudsley, C., Weirs, J. 8 Jul 2014, Real Estate Concepts, London, Taylor & Francis

  • Education PGCE June 01 2007
  • Building Surveying BSc (Hons) June 24 1999


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