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Dr Alan Richardson

Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Industrial experience –

1973 – 1996: Managing director of Elliott Richardson Ltd. (General construction new build, civil engineering, remedial damp and infestation treatments and shopfitting refurbishment).

Professional activities/achievements -

September 2010 - Reviewed grant application for The Icelandic Research Fund - Evaluation of an application no. 110019021 BJW - Performance Tests for non Alkali Expansive Concrete.

2011 - Carried out book reviews for John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Reviewed the second editions of Barry’s Introduction to Construction of Buildings and Barry’s Advanced Construction of Buildings.

Alan Richardson


  • Civil Engineering PhD August 08 2005
  • Construction Managment MSc June 30 1998
  • Teacher Training PGCE June 30 1997
  • Fellow (FCIOB) Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Effects of organic additives on calcium hydroxide crystallisation during lime slaking, Pesce, C., Pesce, G., Molinari, M., Richardson, A. 1 Jan 2021, In: Cement and Concrete Research
  • Crack healing in cementitious materials including test methods, Richardson, A., Nagaratnam, B., Coventry, K., Brandy, D., Amess, L. 2020, In: Journal of Green Building
  • Effect of Lignosulfonates on the Morphology of Calcium Hydroxide Crystals, Pesce, C., Pesce, G., Richardson, A. 1 Sep 2020, 40th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Paris, RILEM
  • Enhancement of concrete surface by coating with cement‑based alkaline activator, Heniegal, A., Richardson, A., Mohamed Omar Ibrahim, O. May 2020, In: SN Applied Sciences
  • Building Additive Manufacturing – Materials Evaluation, Kelly, K., Foster, L., Hackney, P., Richardson, A., Viney, A. 13 Mar 2019
  • Determination of Initial and Final Set of Ternary Mortars and Compressive Strength with Regard to Temperature Variation, Richardson, A., Dawson, S., Pesce, G. 15 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction
  • Rheological Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete with 3-Dimensional Fibres, Ramli, J., Nagaratnam, B., Poologanathan, K., Cheung, W., Suntharalingam, T., Richardson, A. 27 Oct 2019
  • Strength and microstructural characteristics of palm oil fuel ash and fly ash as binary and ternary blends in Self-Compacting concrete, Nagaratnam, B., Mannan, M., Rahman, M., Mirasa, A., Richardson, A., Nabinejad, O. 30 Mar 2019, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • Temperature Related Pull-out Performance of Chemical Anchor Bolts in Fibre Concrete, Richardson, A., Dawson, S., Campbell, L., Moore, G., Mc Kenzie, C. 30 Jan 2019, In: Construction and Building Materials
  • Meeting the demands of industry and employers, Richardson, A. 4 Jun 2018

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