Director of the Centre for Environment and Society Research
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David Boyd is Professor of Construction and Director of the Centre for Environment and Society Research, based at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. He teaches on the MSc Construction Project Management course.
David has a background in engineering, but is better known for his management insights of the industry. He has researched and designed solar heating schemes for housing estates, as well as developing a model of projects in the industry as complex adaptive sociotechnical systems. He has completed research on construction clients, which was then published as a book and adopted by the Construction Clients’ Group.
David joined the University in 1987, originally working as a Senior Lecturer at the Birmingham School of Architecture. Prior to this, he worked as a Research Fellow and assistant at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) and Kingston Polytechnic (now Kingston University), respectively.