Chris Goodier

Dr Chris Goodier

PhD FICT FHEA MCIOB MCS

  • 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: www.lboro.ac.uk/research/cice/).

Authored books include Design in Modular Construction (https://www.amazon.com/Design-Modular-Construction-Mark-Lawson/dp/0415554500) (2014) and the RICS Future of UK Housebuilding (2010), and I am an international expert witness for offsite/modular construction (https://keystonestrategy.com/expert/chris-goodier/). I was recently invited to give evidence in person to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into MMC (https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/housing-communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/inquiry15/).

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.

1.    www.lboro.ac.uk/research/cice/

2.    https://www.amazon.com/Design-Modular-Construction-Mark-Lawson/dp/0415554500

3.    https://keystonestrategy.com/expert/chris-goodier/

4.    https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/housing-communities-and-local-government-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/inquiry15/

Current research activity

Recently completed research projects

Recent publications

Key books and reports

Teaching

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

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

Undergraduate

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

Postgraduate

  • CVP038 - EngD Short Research Project

Enterprise

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

Consultancies

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

Profile

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 

Awards

  • Winner of ICE Howard Award Medal for Best Paper in Journal 2017. Optimising construction with SCC, ICE Construction Materials, https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19968http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/coma.14.00025
  • 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
  • UKCRIC
  • 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