School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


Professor Andrew Dainty BSc PhD PGCE FCIOB MASCE

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Andrew Dainty is Professor of Construction Sociology and Dean of the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University. 

A renowned expert on the sociologies of construction practice, for the past 25 years Andrew’s 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 advises many large organisations as well as government committees and non-governmental organisations.

Over this research career Andrew has led a research portfolio totalling well over £9m and currently holds grants from the EPSRC, ESRC, Institute of Safety and Health and Innovate UK. He has published over 400 peer reviewed papers, is author/editor of 10 books and research monographs and has written numerous book chapters and professional reports. Andrew’s international profile has led to numerous speaking engagements and visiting professorships including previous appointments at Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and the University of Zagreb (Croatia). He currently holds visiting positions at University of New South Wales (Australia) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (Malaysia). He 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, a member of the CIB Programme Board (2010 - 2013) and as founder and joint coordinator of CIB TG 76 on ‘Recognizing Innovation in Construction’ between 2012 – 2014. Andrew has recently been appointed as the co--in-chief of the leading peer-reviewed research journal Construction Management and Economics having been Associate Editor since 2007.

Broad interests and expertise

Construction and Project Management.

Professional affiliations

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB); Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)

Research interests 

Construction project management, organisational studies, construction labour markets, the sociology of project work, socio-technical systems

I am keen on supervising PhD students in any of these areas. Please contact me directly if you are interested in doctoral studies.  

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief – Construction Management and Economics
  • Visiting Professor - University of New South Wales, NSW, Sydney Australia
  • 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