Mike Hurst

Mr Mike Hurst

Senior Lecturer

Historic buildings conservation, environmental and energy issues

Department of Engineering & Construction , School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)

Mike Hurst is a chartered construction manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).  At UEL, he is a senior lecturer in civil engineering, and the programme leader for both the FdSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management and the BSc (Hons) Construction Management. Mark is also a technical author for Pearson publications and has written a number of construction-related text books and study guides.  

Qualifications

  • MCIOB, FHEA

Areas Of Interest

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

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OVERVIEW

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 Master's 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.

External roles

  • 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
  • Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Member of the Institute for learning
  • Edexcel External Verifier for NQF in Construction
  • Educational Consultant for the Heritage Information Trust
  • Trustee of the Heritage Information Trust - a  charitable organisation established to promote the care and protection of historic buildings

CURRENT RESEARCH

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.

PUBLICATIONS

  • 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

TEACHING

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

You'll learn a broad range of skills in your first year, sharing modules with Civil Engineering and Surveying. Later you can choose to specialise in specific construction management disciplines.

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FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management

This is a practical, industry-led course, which is suitable for anyone already working in the construction industry, as well as for new students.

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MODULES

  • 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