Chris Goodier

Dr Chris Goodier


  • Reader in Construction Engineering and Materials

Research and expertise

UKCRIC (UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure & Cities) committee

I am an expert in offsite, modern methods of construction (MMC), modular construction as well as concrete technology. I am an experienced Civil Engineer, Chartered Builder and Researcher with 25 years’ experience of all aspects of construction, including contracting, consultancy and research.

I am a Reader in Construction Engineering and Materials, and the Director of Loughborough’s Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE:

Authored books include Design in Modular Construction ( (2014) and the RICS Future of UK Housebuilding (2010), and I am an international expert witness for offsite/modular construction ( I was recently invited to give evidence in person to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into MMC (

I worked previously for 7 years for Laing O’Rourke Civil Engineering and BRE and was the Lead Expert for construction on the UK Government’s Foresight Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment futures project. I have authored more than 200 publications in the field of offsite construction, construction technology, concrete materials, construction management, and the future of the construction sector.





Current research activity

Recently completed research projects

Recent publications

Key books and reports


Director, Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Construction Engineering (CICE)

I contribute to learning and teaching activities across the Schools programmes including: 


  • CVA010 Engineering Materials
  • CVD014 Sustainable Development Project
  • CVA057 Tectonics 1 - An Introduction to Materials, Structure & Construction
  • CVA102 Professional practice


  • CVP038 - EngD Short Research Project


School Research Committee and Enterprise/industry Committee

Current projects

Recently completed projects

  • Invited to give evidence to Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Thatcher room, House of Commons, inquiry into Modern Methods of Construction, 4/3/19.

  • Expert witness for $300m+ trade secret case on the global construction of modular (offsite) construction
  • ECI Modularisation in engineering construction
  • IOSH Managing nanomaterials in construction


  • Lead Expert for construction on the £2m+ DIUS Foresight’s Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment futures project (


Professional affiliations

  • Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Fellow of Institute of Concrete Technology (FICT)
  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers 


  • Winner of ICE Howard Award Medal for Best Paper in Journal 2017. Optimising construction with SCC, ICE Construction Materials,
  • Short-listed for The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate award, Academic Innovator category, 2017
  • ICE (Institution of Civil Engineering) Merit Awards, ‘Short-listed’ in Research and Studies Category, May 2017, “RCA concrete”
  • Teaching Stars Award for CVD014 (2016) Loughborough University
  • ACE Engineering Excellence Awards, shortlisted in the Research, Studies and Consulting Advisory, 2014
  • ICE (Institution of Civil Engineering) Merit Awards, ‘Highly Commended’ in Research and Studies Category, 2014, “Corrosion Management and Repair of Reinforced Concrete Structures”
  • Winner of 2015 CIOB-ARCOM CRI Innovation and Sustainability paper award.

External activities

  • University of Cambridge Visiting Lecturer, Construction Engineering Masters Programme, Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, Department of Engineering.
  • UCL Visiting Lecturer, construction materials
  • Leeds University External Examiner, MSc Advanced Concrete Technology
  • Editorial PanelICE (Institution of Civil Engineering) 'Construction Materials' (2011 – 16)
  • Editorial Panel‘Case Studies in Construction Materials’ (2014 – present)
  • International selection committee for Tenure Lecturer in Project and Construction Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain (Feb 2019).
  • Judge for British Precast Innovation Awards 2019
  • BSI Technical Committee B/517/8 - Protection and repair of concrete structures
  • BSI Technical Committee B/517/10 Sprayed concrete
  • BSI Technical Committee ISO/TC 59/WG 3 modular construction
  • IoM3 Cementitious Materials Group Committee (Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining)
  • ECI Innovation and Technology Direction Group
  • Concrete Society’s Materials Group
  • Concrete Society Midlands Committee
  • Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) Events & Marketing Committee
  • Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) Editorial Committee
  • Member of CIOB Innovation & Research (I&R) Panel
  • Cement & Concrete Science Conference, 39th, Bath, UK, 2019, scientific committee
  • International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), Churchill College, Cambridge: 8 - 10 July 2019, conference chair and scientific committee, 2019
  • 6th International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures (ICDCS 2018), Scientific Committee, Leeds University, 18-20 July 2018

Key collaborators

My research and enterprise activities are conducted with a range of academic and stakeholder partners, including:

  • Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, Leeds etc
  • HS2
  • Concrete Society, 
  • Institute of Concrete Technology
  • Concrete Centre
  • Buildoffsite
  • ICE
  • BSI
  • Arup
  • Highways England
  • Aecom
  • BRE
  • CIOB
  • ECI
  • IoM3
  • British Precast
  • Thorpe Precast
  • Balenced Earth Homes