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Dainty, Andrew

Professor Andrew Dainty

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Andrew Dainty is Professor of Construction Sociology within the School of Civil and Building Engineering, and Director of Loughborough University's Graduate School. A renowned expert on the sociologies of construction practice, for the past 22 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. He has also led work mobilising critical perspectives on projects and the resilience of the built environment to both natural and human-induced threats. He has published over 350 papers in academic journals and conferences and is co-author/editor of eight 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 is co-editor of Construction Management and Economics and a Past Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). He was also joint coordinator of CIB TG 76 on Recognizing Innovation. He is currently Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales (Sydney Australia) and Chalmers University (Gothenburg, Sweden), UTHM (Malaysia) and is Conjoint Professor at The University of Newcastle (NSW, Australia).

Professional Affiliations

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

External Activities

  • Co-Editor – Construction Management and Economics
  • Committee member – Association of Researchers in Construction Management
  • 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 Leeds
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal for Education in the Built Environment (JEBE)
  • Member of the editorial board of Australian Journal of Construction Economics and Building (AJCEB)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Australian Institution of Quantity Surveyors


Broad Interests and Expertise

Construction and Project Management.

Research Interests

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


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