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Dainty, Andrew

Professor Andrew Dainty

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Andrew Dainty is Professor of Construction Sociology in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, and Director of Loughborough University Graduate School.

A renowned expert on the sociologies of construction practice, for the past 25 years his research has focused on the social rules and processes that affect people working as members of project teams.  A concurrent stream of work has developed new approaches to managing people within the construction sector, and for integrating human resource management practices with business objectives. A hallmark of Andrew’s work is its interdisciplinary nature; he works with academic collaborators from across the engineering, social sciences, business and economics fields and collaborates with many of the UK’s leading construction organisations and client bodies. He has published over 400 papers in academic journals and conferences and is co-author/editor of ten books and research monographs including HRM in Construction Projects (2003), Communication in Construction (2006), People and Culture in Construction (2007), Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry (2008), Employee Resourcing in the Construction Industry (2009), HRM in Construction: Critical Perspectives (2012), Ethnographic Research in the Construction Industry (2013) and Construction Innovation (2015)

Andrew has held numerous leadership positions both within the UK and internationally. These include chairing the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) from 2008 – 2010, founding and acting as joint coordinator of CIB TG 76 on ‘Recognizing Innovation in Construction’ between 2012 – 2014 and currently as editor-in-chief of the leading peer-reviewed research journal Construction Management and Economics. He holds visiting professorships in Australia, Malaysia and Sweden.

In 2014 Andrew was appointed Director of Loughborough Graduate School. In this role he leads all of the University’s post graduate research programmes. He has led the transition of the Graduate School to become the Loughborough Doctoral College from June 2017. 

Professional Affiliations

Corporate Member, Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)

External Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief – Construction Management and Economics
  • Visiting Professor - University of New South Wales, NSW, Sydney Australia
  • Visiting Professor - Chalmers University, Gothenburg Sweden
  • Visiting Professor - Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM)
  • Conjoint Professor – University of Newcastle, NSW, Newcastle Australia
  • External Examiner for MSc in Engineering Project Management, University of Leed


Broad Interests and Expertise

Construction and Project Management.

Research Interests

Sociology of the construction industry; Resilience of the Built Environment.


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