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Goodier, Chris

Dr Chris Goodier

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Chris is an experienced Civil Engineer and Researcher with 18 years experience of all aspects of construction, including contracting, consultancy and research.

  • 2012 - 2012: Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
  • 2009 - 2012: Lecturer, Loughborough University
  • 2008 - 2009: Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering Design, Coventry University
  • 2004 - 2008: Senior Researcher in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering working in construction futures, offsite, and sustainable energy management
  • 2000 - 2004: Senior Consultant in the Centre for Concrete Construction, Construction Division, Building Research Establishment (BRE)
  • Jun 96 - Feb 2000: Researcher and PhD at Loughborough University in sprayed concrete and repair
  • 1994 - 1996: Civil Engineer for Laing Civil Engineering on the Second Severn Crossing
  • 1992 - 1993: Civil Engineer for Laing Civil Engineering on the MOD Head Office in Bristol, Bacton Gas Terminal in Norfolk and the M5 motorway

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • MICT (Member of Institute of Concrete Technology)
  • Member of the Concrete Society (Past Chair of Chilterns committee)

External Activities

  • Invited Lead Expert on UK Government Office of Science Foresight's 'Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment' (www.bis.gov.uk/foresight).
  • Member of The Concrete Society Materials Group
  • Member of ICE 'Construction Materials' Editorial Advisory Panel (EAP)
  • Recent past Member of ICE 'Urban Design and Planning' Editorial Advisory Panel (EAP)
  • Member of EERA European Energy Research Alliance - Smart Cities
  • Member of EPSRC Network LIMESNet: Low Impact Materials
  • Member of EPSRC Network NACNet: Cementing the Future

Broad Interests and Expertise


  • Concrete repair and maintenance, concrete technology and the corrosion of reinforcement
  • Self-compacting concrete (SCC) and low-volume sprayed concrete and mortars for repair
  • Rheology, workability, testing and analysis of fresh mortars and concretes
  • Building investigations and structural assessment
  • Hardened property testing and analysis of concretes and mortars

Construction Management

  • The future of the construction industry and futures methodology
  • Sustainable energy management in construction
  • Community renewable energy schemes

Civil Engineering, Building and Construction

  • Offsite and modular construction, prefabrication and modern methods of construction (MMC)
  • Construction on site, including pre-cast segmental construction, concrete structures, motorway and road construction, setting out and concrete repairs
  • Civil Engineering and segmental forms of construction

Research Interests

Co-Investigator on £0.9m 6-university EPSRC SUE3 'Challenging Lockin of Urban Energy Systems' (CLUES) project investigating international community renewable energy schemes (www.ucl.ac.uk/clues/) (2010-2012)

Principal Investigator on £75k British Council DelPHE 'Developing Sustainability in Developing Countries', together with th National University of Civil Engineering of Vietnam (2010-2013).

Advisor on EPSRC £1.4m 'Resilience of UK's future energy and transport infrastructure to natural and malicious threats', (2010-2013) (http://r-futures.ecs.soton.ac.uk/)

Co-Investigator on £1.6m 14-university EPSRC 'Community Resilience to Extreme Weather' (CREW) project which aims to gain a better understanding of the effects of extreme weather events on buildings, people and local communities (www.extreme-weather-impacts.net) (2009-2011).


Supervision of 3 current Engineering Doctorate Engineers:

Dave Rich (Lafarge) Measuring the performance and sustainability benefits of Self-Compacting Concrete, 2007 - 2012

Christian Christodoulou (Aecom) Assessment, Repair and Upgrading of Civil Structures, Oct 2009 - present

Vasileios Vernikos (Halcrow) Realising Offsite in the Civil Engineering & Infrastructure Sector, April 2010 - present


Supervision of 4 PhD students:

Ruting Sun, Concrete materials for musical manufacture, April 2011 - present

Phillip Leicester, Community renewable energy schemes, Oct 2010 - present

Stephen Porritt, Technologies for better adaptation to future extreme weather events, July 2008 - 2012

Thanh Nguyen, Geopolymer concrete, Dec 2011 - present

Michael McCarne, Offsite interfaces, p/t

Visiting Researchers:

  • Luis Segura Castillo (UPC, Spain), April-Sept 2012
  • Isaac Galobardes Reyes (UPC, Spain), April-Sept 2012
  • Que Anh (NUCE, Vietnam), March-April 2012


Invited Lead Expert to the DTI/BIS Gov Office of Science Foresight's Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment (www.bis.gov.uk/foresight).

Previous Research Projects

Principal Investigator on Sustainable iNet Assessment of sacrificial anode performance for concrete patch repairs (July-Aug 2011).

Co-Investigator on the £350k NERC Energyscape and Ecosystem Services project on Land-Based Renewables (2010-2011).

Principal Researcher on the EPSRC and IMRC-funded project Sustained Competitiveness in UK Construction project, or The Big Ideas for short (www.thebigideas.org.uk), investigating the future of the UK construction industry.

Principal Researcher on the DTI and industry-funded project prOSPa ("promoting Off Site Production applications"), and worked on the IMCRC-funded research project Building the Brand, Developing the Market for Branded Customised Buildings (2004 to 2005).

Chris is also still involved with the offsite and MMC (Modern Methods of Construction) research at Loughborough (www.offsite-at-lboro.com).

Chris completed his PhD at Loughborough in 2000 on wet-process sprayed concretes and mortars and still publishes widely in the area of concrete research (www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/cv/research/projects/wetprocess/).

Other Information

Goodier, C.I. and Pan, W., The Future of UK Housebuilding, RICS, London, Dec 2010, ISBN 978-1-84219-645-8, 59pp,  www.rics.org/ukhousebuilding, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/8225.

Goodier, C.I. and Pan, W., Housebuilders must rise to the challenge of climate change, Guardian newspaper, 27/07/11, www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/uk-housing-challenge-climate-change

Goodier, C.I. and Pan, W., The Challenges for UK Housebuilding, May-June 2011, RICS Residential Property journal, London, p4-7.

Goodier, C.I. and Rydin, Y., Editorial, for special issue on Sustainable Energy and Sustainable Cities, Urban Design and Planning 163, ICE journal, Thomas Telford, Dec. 2010, p147-148, doi:10.1680/udap.2010.163.4.147.

Goodier, C.I., Austin, S.A., Soetanto, R., Dainty, A.R.J., Causal mapping and scenario building with multiple organisations, Futures journal, 42:3 April 2010, doi:10.1016/j.futures.2009.11.007
Goodier, C.I., Skills and training in the UK precast concrete manufacturing sector, Construction Information Quarterly, Vol. 10 Issue 1, March 2008, p5-11, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5463
Goodier, C.I., Soetanto, R., Dainty, A.R.J., Austin, S.A., Price, A.D.F., Harty, C., A competitive future for UK construction?, Construction Information Quarterly, Vol.9, Issue 4, Dec. 2007, p169-174, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/4162
Goodier, C.I. and Gibb, A.G.F., Future opportunities for offsite in the UK, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 25, Issue 6, June 2007, p585-595, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/3100
Goodier, C.I., Austin, S.A. and Robins, P.J., Low-Volume Wet-Process Sprayed Concrete: Hardened Properties,2007, ISSN 1359-5997 (Print) 1871-6873 (Online), http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5038
Goodier, C.I., Austin, S.A. and Guthrie, W., Future Scenarios for the European construction industry (2009) IN: Dainty, A.R.J. (ed). Association of Researchers in Construction Management : 25th Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5461 978-0-9552390-2-1, September 2009.
Goodier, C.I., Wood, G.A. and Shao, L., Briefing: community resilience to extreme weather. Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning, 161 (3), pp. 97-99, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5464
Goodier, C.I., Soetanto, R., Dainty, A.R.J., Larsen, G.D. and Quigley, M., Towards sustained competitiveness in UK construction: a multi-methodological approach. IN: Walker. N. (ed.). Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 'Construction for Development' 14-17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 915-927, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5447 ISBN: 1-920-01704-6.
Goodier, C.I., Bosher, L., Fleming, A. and Soetanto, R. (2007), Synergising disaster risk management and construction research: a multi-disciplinary initiative from the UK. IN: Walker. N. (ed.). Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress 'Construction for Development' 14-17 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 2942-2953, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5448 ISBN: 1-920-01704-6.
Goodier, C.I., Soetanto, R., Fleming, A., Austin, S.A. and McDermott, P. (2006) The future of construction procurement in the UK: a shift to service provision. Proceedings of CIB W92 Symposium on Sustainability and Value through Construction Procurement, McDermott, P. and Khalfan, M.M.A. (eds.) University of Salford, 29 November - 1 December, pp. 182-193. ISBN 1-905732-11-2, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5449
Goodier, C.I. & Gibb, A.G.F. (2005) Offsite in the UK - Barriers & Opportunities, Systematic Innovation in the Management of Projects and Processes, Abdul Samad Kazi (ed), cib Helsinki international joint symposium, pp. 148-158, ISBN 952 5004 64 3, http://hdl.handle.net/2134/5451
Goodier, C.I., Austin, S.A., Robins, P.J., Construction and Repair with Wet Process Sprayed Concrete and Mortar, Technical Report No.56, The Concrete Society, 2001, 46p. ISBN 0946691886.


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