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Mr Mike Hurst

BSc/FDSc Construction Management Programme Leader

  • EB 1.77, Docklands Campus
    School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
    University of East London
    4-6 University Way
    London
    E16 2RD
  • m.hurst@uel.ac.uk +442082236312

    I am a chartered construction manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).   I studied Civil Engineering at City University, followed by a Masters degree in the Conservation of Buildings obtained from Anglia Ruskin University.  I have worked in both private practice and in the public sector for over 15 years in building surveying and consultant engineering disciplines. At UEL I am senior lecturer in civil engineering, and the programme leader for both the FdSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management and the BSc (Hons) Construction Management. I am also technical author for Pearson publications and have written a number of construction related text books and study guides.  



    Overview

    Recent research includes the  structural adaption & alterations of historic and listed buildings, their building pathology and the use of traditional construction materials and skills. With regard to modern methods of construction I am interested in the use of off-site construction methods and processes to conserve resources and improve productivity; this also includes the sustainability of modern construction materials and their appropriate re-use.


    • I have been involved in a number of research projects which include: Preliminary investigation into the failure of the south nave wall plinth at St. Leonard’s Church, Southminster, Essex.
    • Outline design proposals for the improvement of Southminster Village Centre conservation area in conjunction with Maldon Council as part of the re-generation HERS scheme initiative.
    • Report into facilities management for the Priory Park Museum, a grade I listed building , in Southend-On-Sea, Essex in conjunction with Southend Borough Council Museum Service.
    • I have also undertaken research into the use of e-communication within the design and construction process, particularly with regard to the use of mobile technologies.


    In 2006-7 I co-authored two text books for Harcourt Publishers, under their Heinemann label:
    'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering' by Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G ISBN 978-0-435499-24-2'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering - Assessment & Delivery Resource' by Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G ISBN 978-0-435499-25-9 These are for the level 3 BTEC National Suite of Construction courses which including the Diploma, Certificate & Award.


    Collaborators

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    Research

    Chudley R, Greeno R, Hurst M, Topliss S (2012) ‘Advanced Construction Technology’ 5th Edition Pearson Publishers: London

    Chudley R, Greeno R, Hurst M, Topliss S (2011) ‘Construction Technology’ 5th Edition Pearson Publishers: London

    Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G (2010)   'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering' 2nd Edition Heinemann Publishers: London

    Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G (2008) 'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering - Assessment & Delivery Resource' Heinemann Publishers: London

    Hurst (2009) ‘BTEC Study Skills Guide- Construction Planning, Organisation & Control’ published by Pearson Publishers: London

    Hurst (2006-7) Selected units for the Edexcel suite of NQF Construction Level 3 vocational qualifications. Pearson Publishers: London

    Publications

    With my interest in historic buildings and their conservation, I am interested in environmental and energy issues of upgrading our current building stock.

    Funding

    With my interest in historic buildings and their conservation, I am interested in environmental and energy issues of upgrading our current building stock.


    Interests

    Modules currently taught are:

    ·         EG4104 Surveying & Construction Methods

    ·         EG4112 Introduction to the Built Environment

    ·         EG4113 Construction Technology & Materials

    ·         EG5111 Advanced Technology, Planning & Production

    ·         EG5126/8 Work Placement / Work Based Research Project

    ·         EG6117 Built Asset Management & Development

     Programmes:

    I am Programme Leader for both the FdSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management and the BSc (Hons) Construction Management.

     Scholarly activities:

    ·         CIOB Committee Member - Essex Region;

    ·         Member of London Region Construction Training Group Ltd;

    ·         Consultant for Heritage Information Ltd;

    ·         External Examiner FdSc / BSc Construction Management Hertfordshire University (Oaklands College) 2011-15, Special Advisor 2016 - ;

    ·         Technical Author & Consultant for Pearson publications;

    ·         Link Partner for Construction related courses within the State University of Kazan Russia;

    ·         Construction site visits organiser for UEL and standing member of ACE’s Industrial Advisory Board.



    CE1212 Work Based Study / ProjectCE1211 Geomatics & ConstructionCE1213 Construction TechnologyCE2219 Construction ScienceCE3208 Building Engineering
    FDSc. in Civil Engineering, Construction Management and Civil Engineering Surveying. BSc in Civil EngineeringBEng in Civil Engineering
    Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of BuildingMember of the Institute for learningEdexcel External Verifier for NQF in ConstructionEducational Consultant for the
    Heritage Information TrustI am a trustee of the Heritage Infromation Trust.
    A charitable organisation established to promote the care & protection of historic buildings.

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