He is an architect with a PhD in designing out construction waste. He is the Director of the Architectural Engineering and Design Management Programme at Loughborough University, UK.
He has authored over 130 publications and developed a significant portfolio of research projects, winning in excess of £4 million research funding from a range of UK, EU and international sponsors (over £25million cumulative projects’ value). He is an Expert Peer Reviewer for 8 major international funding bodies in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America (EPSRC; H2020; Dutch STW; Belgian FWO; Portuguese FCT; Canadian FRQ; Hong Kong EFC; and QNRF).
He is currently leading several international panels and expert groups, including BS 8895 series; IWWG C&D Task Group; and the EU COST Action CA15115 Working Group on Resource Potential of Construction and Demolition Waste. He is also a Member of numerous national and international C&D expert groups, including; a judge of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) yearly ‘Sustainability and Resource Awards’ for C&D projects; and Member of UNECE Expert Group on Anthropogenic Resources.
He is a Referee for 21 international journals and Scientific Committee Member for 18 international conferences. He presented work at 60+ international conferences in over 30 countries across the world.