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Prof David Greenwood


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

David graduated from Cambridge University and his postgraduate qualifications include an MSc in Construction Management (Herriot-Watt University), and a PhD from the Department of Construction Engineering & Management (Reading University).

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and was a board member of Constructing Excellence North East from 2003 to 2007. Before entering academia he worked for some 10 years as Site Engineer and Senior Estimator in the Construction Industry. He has authored over 150 publications, has held research funding from the EPSRC, AHRC, UK and international government agencies, and has carried out training and consultancy work for industrial and professional organisations in the UK, continental Europe, the Far East, and Middle East. He is on the review and/or editorial panels of 14 academic journals, a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, and a former Chairman of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). He is a director of BIM Academy (Enterprises) Ltd a university spin-out company specialising in Building Information Modelling.

David has taught on many aspects of Construction Management to all Built Environment disciplines and at levels from HNC to higher degree. He currently supervises 7 research degree students, has supervised 20 to completion and has examined over 40 PhDs in the UK, France, India and Australia. He has been external examiner on taught courses at Sheffield Hallam (2001 - 2006), Kingston (2002 - 2006), and Reading (2009 - 2012) Universities.

His leisure pursuits include literature, languages, music (baroque to blues) travel (emphasis on history, archaeology, cultures and people) and sport (formerly rugby, cricket and squash, but now restricted to cycling, sailing and a little golf). He is a member of the Literary and Philosophical Association of Newcastle upon Tyne.


Watch David's profile film to hear more about his experiences working at Northumbria. 

David Greenwood

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A BIM based tool for evaluating building renovation strategies: the case of three demonstration sites in different European countries, Doukari, O., Kassem, M., Scoditti, E., Aguejdad, R., Greenwood, D. 9 Jan 2024, In: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  • A distributed collaborative platform for multi-stakeholder multi-level management of renovation projects, Doukari, O., Kassem, M., Greenwood, D. 29 Mar 2024, In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon)
  • A “central” perspective: The Video-enhanced Meeting Management and Behaviour (VMMB) method, Ponton, H., Thompson, N., Greenwood, D. 4 Sep 2023, Proceedings of the 39th Annual ARCOM Conference, London, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Building Information Modelling, Doukari, O., Kassem, M., Greenwood, D. 30 Jul 2023, Disrupting Buildings, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Primary frequency response from hydrogen-based bidirectional vector coupling storage: modelling and demonstration using power-hardware-in-the-loop simulation, Allahham, A., Greenwood, D., Patsios, C., Walker, S., Taylor, P. 19 Jul 2023, In: Frontiers in Energy Research
  • Unpacking the context of Value for Money assessment in global markets: a procurement option framework for Public Private Partnerships, Zhao, J., Thurairajah, N., Greenwood, D., Liu, H., Yuan, J. 1 Sep 2023, In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • Value for money assessments for public-private partnerships: Characteristics, research directions, and policy implications, Zhao, J., Liu, H., Love, P., Greenwood, D., Sing, M. 1 Dec 2023, In: Developments in the Built Environment
  • Whole building life cycle assessment at the design stage: a BIM-based framework using environmental product declaration, Feng, H., Kassem, M., Greenwood, D., Doukari, O. 8 Mar 2023, In: International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation
  • Adaptive receding horizon control for battery energy storage management with age-and-operation-dependent efficiency and degradation, Allahham, A., Greenwood, D., Patsios, C., Taylor, P. 1 Aug 2022, In: Electric Power Systems Research
  • A Systematic evaluation of blockchain-enabled contract administration in construction projects, Msawil, M., Greenwood, D., Kassem, M. 1 Nov 2022, In: Automation in Construction

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ARCOM 2019: 35th Annual Conference – Leeds, UK 2019
  • Other: Failure and learning in UK project-based organisations: A cross-sector examination of actor approaches, intentions, and behaviours 2018
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Proceedings of the 30th Annual ARCOM Conference 2014

  • Jennifer Li A socio-technical framework to guide implementation and value realisation of distributed ledger technologies (DLT) in the construction sector Start Date: 08/04/2022 End Date: 26/05/2023
  • Vasil Atanasov Construction delay disputes: addressing the deficiencies in current contractual conditions and the adverse effects of positional bargaining Start Date: 19/09/2021 End Date: 26/05/2023
  • Haitham Alshareef The Design and Feasibility of an Appropriate Procurement Solution for Libya’s Road Infrastructure Start Date: 29/01/2014 End Date: 27/10/2017
  • Touria Bouazza The Design of Healthcare Facilities: Knowledge, Methods and Effectiveness Start Date: 25/05/2016 End Date: 01/06/2020
  • Saiful Abu Hasan Sazalli Innovation System: The Industrialised Building Systems in the Malaysian Housing Construction Start Date: 01/02/2011
  • Kenneth Kelly The potential of integrating BIM within the management of heritage built assets. Start Date: 31/08/2017 End Date: 24/02/2022
  • Allan Douglas The Implementation of a Management Information System for a Construction SME: An Analysis of Decisions and Their Impact Start Date: 09/10/2006 End Date: 25/01/2017
  • Oliver Jones Human Experience and Visual Behaviour in Physical and Virtual Environments Start Date: 21/07/2008 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Thai Lou An investigation of the potential lean- BIM synergies in the UK construction industry Start Date: 05/03/2014 End Date: 09/10/2018
  • Barry Gledson Innovation diffusion within the UK construction sector: a study of the adoption of 4D BIM Start Date: 23/03/2016 End Date: 10/11/2017
  • Andrew Parry The Improvement of Delay Analysis in the UK Construction Industry Start Date: 22/01/2014 End Date: 25/02/2016
  • Jelisaveta Mihajlovic The Challenge of Policy Coordination: Interpreting the Governance of Historic City Centres in Serbia Start Date: 25/01/2010 End Date: 03/10/2016
  • Nnamdi Maduka The Role of Knowledge Management in Assisting Key Stakeholders in Making Informed Decisions in Delivering Sustainable Retrofitted Building Projects Start Date: 18/04/2016 End Date: 10/04/2019
  • Mahir Msawil Rethinking construction contract administration: a permissioned blockchain-based system for extension of time claims in the FIDIC form of contract Start Date: 13/10/2022
  • Romil Salah The Influence of National Culture on the Practice of Project Management: A Study of Information and Communication Technology Projects in Saudi Arabia Start Date: 06/01/2014 End Date: 03/10/2016
  • Ramesh Vahidi Conceptual Framework for Trade-Off Decisions in Projects Start Date: 18/11/2011 End Date: 30/07/2015
  • Ian Wyre A Methodology for Spatial Archaeology: Visualising the Legacy of Medieval Newcastle Upon Tyne using Digital and Virtual Toolsets Start Date: 01/10/2010 End Date: 13/06/2016

  • Construction Managment PhD March 01 2001
  • Construction Managment MSc September 01 1980
  • Fellow (FCIOB) & Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 2015

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