School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Professor Ronald McCaffer BSc PhD DSc FREng FRSE FICE FCIOB

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Emeritus Professor of Construction Management

Previous posts: Deputy Vice-Chancellor 1997-2002; Dean of Engineering 1992-97; Head of Civil Engineering 1987-93; Reader, Senior lecturer, Lecturer Previous Employers: Babtie, Shaw and Morton 1965-67; The Nuclear Power Group 1967-69; Taylor Woodrow 1969-70.

Broad interests and expertise

  • All areas of Construction Management

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow Royal academy of Engineering
  • Fellow of the institution of Civil Engineers
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building


Research interests

  • Estimating, tendering and procurement
  • Strategic management
  • Organisational management
  • Knowledge management
  • Use of ICT in Large Scale Engineering projects
  • Member EPSRC's Technical Opportunities Panel.
  • Member of the Civil Engineering Panel for the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise.
  • Editor of Engineering Construction and Architectural Management.
  • Editorial Panel Member and referee for a Number of Journals.