Christopher Gorse

Professor Christopher Gorse

Pronouns: He/him

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MCIOB MAPM FHEA Cert.Ed Dip (Ed.) Dip (H&S)

  • Professor of Construction Engineering and Management
  • Group Lead Construction

Research and expertise

I am a Professor of Construction Management and Engineering leading a world-class construction group with expertise in data analytics, energy, buildings, sustainability, behaviour, management, and economics.

My research centres on buildings and energy, taking on the challenge of delivering healthy and sustainable environments. I have over 30 years of research and industrial experience in the built environment, undertaking research and consultancy in construction, complex systems, sustainability, energy efficiency, quality, and performance management. 

I am the founding Chair of the International Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS), Chair of Research Innovation Sustainability and Enterprise industry & academic awards, Past Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), and a Founding Member of the Building Performance Network. I recently served on the 2021–2022 (UKRI) Research Excellence Framework 2021 exercise for Sub-Panel 13, and was Chair of the CIOB Sustainability Panel.

I have a keen interest in smart cities, their environments, and the application of digital technologies to advance asset management creating healthy, energy-efficient, and productive spaces.

I have directed major UK and international research projects, explored the potential of smart digital monitoring and management tools, and evaluated the use of smart meters and their role for the in-use measurement of building performance. I have undertaken energy-related work focused on the control, optimisation, supply, and demand of renewable and zero-carbon technologies including solar, hydrogen, and nuclear.

My work is closely aligned with industry and commerce, undertaking applied research that delivers results. I have successfully commercialised research securing patents and protecting intellectual property.

Current research activity 

  • NHS Cross-Government Programme of the Research into Reinforced Aerated Autoclaved Concrete Plank Performance. Loughborough University, Lucideon, Sweco, CP-Tec 2020–2023
  • Centre for Postdoctoral Development in Infrastructure, Cities and Energy (C-DICE) 2020–2024 
  • Working with the International Advisory board. Unit for Lean and Sustainability. Department of Built, Environment Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Central University of Technology, Free State Bloemfontein, South Africa 2020–2024
  • Sub-Task Leader for the International Energy Agency, EBC, Annex 71, Building Energy Performance Assessment Based on In-Situ Measurements 2022 
  • GlobalTalent Award –Improving the reliability of Heat Loss Coefficient estimation – In-use and static methods – Establishing Uncertainty of measurements with HCL Partnership with the University of the Basque Country, funded by the Basque Government. 2022 - 2025
  • Development of Methodology for Smeter Validation System – Building Validation System 2022–2024

Recently completed research projects 

  • EPSRC Fault tolerant control for increased safety and security of nuclear power plants – Advanced nuclear energy systems for resilience and safety EPSRC call UK-India Civil Nuclear Collaboration Phase 5. 2018–2022. https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/R022062/1
  • BEIS Demonstration of Energy Efficiency Potential project. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 2019–2022. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/demonstration-of-energy-efficiency-potential-deep
  • BIES 2018–2020. Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (SMETER) Technical Assessment Contractor (TAC) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-enabled-thermal-efficiency-ratings-smeter-technologies-project-technical-evaluation
  • BEIS TIWI 2017–2019 Leeds Beckett University, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Measuring Energy Performance Improvements in Dwellings Using Thin Internal Wall Insulation. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/thin-internal-wall-insulation-tiwi
  • National Gas Network Hydrogen – work undertaken by the LSI Research team. The research provided a suite of resources enabling Northern Gas Networks to communicate effectively with the public the nature of hydrogen conversion allowing informed choice with post-conversion energy supply.
  • BIES Party wall investigation: Measuring U-values in-use and validation through whole building analysis. This project looked at the potential energy savings from insulating cavity party walls. The research included in-situ measurements in 54 homes and the investigation of methods to identify poor-performing cavity party walls Leeds Beckett University, Cambridge Energy (Cambridge Architectural Research) P-I, Bridgewater Surveys and Leeds Beckett University. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cavity-party-walls-measuring-u-values
  • Innovate UK – Future Cities  Shanghai-UK Industrial Challenge Programme GIaURBAN Green Urban Infrastructure Assets in Urban Heat Island’. 2018-2021 Leeds Beckett University and the University of Hull. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650589/Shanghai-UK_Industrial_Challenge_Programme_-_Future_Cities_-_Competition_Results.pdf
  • Innovate UK KTP Leeds Beckett University and Citu (One) Limited, 2015–2018. Created a digital enterprise platform that collates data and visualises the building, its performance, and cost data to encourage customer interaction at the point of sale and in use, thus feeding back data to ensure continuous improvement. Was awarded the highest grade of "Outstanding " by the KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in meeting KTP's Objectives. Certificate No. KTP010266 EPSRC Smart Energy Research Lab (SERL) to provide vital access to energy data for the UK research community 2017–2022 (UCL), Cardiff University; University of Edinburgh; Leeds Beckett University; University of Southampton; Loughborough University and University of Essex. (https://serl.ac.uk/)
  • EPSRC Smart on line monitoring for Nuclear power plants (SMART) – Nuclear Safety. 2015–2018. Collaborative partners include Leeds Beckett University, Liverpool University, Reading University, EDF energy and Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) India, in which Leeds Beckett University is the leading organization. https://gow.epsrc.ukri.org/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/M018717/1
  • International Energy Agency – Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme: Annex 71 Building Energy Performance Assessment Based on In-Situ Measurement. The project focused on prediction, characterization, and quality assurance of actual building energy performance. Quantifying the actual performance of buildings by optimised in-situ measurements combined with dynamic data analysis techniques. 
  • Public Health England, Whole Systems Obesity 2016–2021. Leeds Beckett University and a range of other partners. Exploring the link between health behaviour and the environment.

Recent publications

Journals 

 

  • Gorse, C., Booth, C., Scott. L.. (2022) Special Issue: Building Performance and Measurement, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaption. 38:1 ISSN 2398-4708 
  • Christensen, A., Griffiths, C., Hobbs, M., Gorse, C. and Radley, D. (2021) Investigating where adolescents engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviour: an exploratory study – Plos One Public Library of Science
  • Gorse, C.A., Booth, C.A. and Scott, L. (2022) Building Performance and Sustainable Infrastructure: Unsustainable return to practice. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 
  • Christensen, A., Radley, D., Hobbs, M., Gorse, C. and Griffiths, C. (2022) Investigating how researcher-defined and self-drawn neighbourhood buffers capture adolescent exposure to physical activity facilities and greenspaces: an exploratory study Journal: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology, Volume 43, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sste.2022.100538
  • Christensen, A., Griffiths, C., Hobbs, M., Gorse, C. and Radley, D. (2021) Accuracy of buffers and self-drawn neighbourhoods in representing adolescents GPS measured activity spaces: an exploratory study. Health and Place,  DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102569. Epub 2021 Apr 18
  • Gorse, C., Booth, C. and Scott, L. (2021) Editorial: Smart integrated and sustainable development in changing times, Frontiers in Built Environment, Sustainable Design and Construction. Accepted 4/3/2021 https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbuil.2021.670559/full
  • Fletcher, M. J., Glew, D. W., Hardy, A. and  Gorse, C. (2020)  A modified approach to metabolic rate determination for thermal comfort prediction during high metabolic rate activities.  Building and Environment. 185, November 2020, 107302 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2020.107302 Accepted 
  • Gorse, C. (2020) Building performance and measurement: its place within a variable climate, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaption. Special Issue Building Performance and Measurement.  38.1. ISSN 2398-4708 
  • Hardy, A., Glew, D. and Gorse, C. (2019) Assessing the equity and effectiveness of the GB energy price caps using smart meter data, Energy Policy, 127, 179-185, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.11.050
  • Parker, J., Farmer, D., Johnston, D., Fletcher. M. Thomas, F., Gorse, C. and Stenlund, S. (2019) Measuring and modelling retrofit fabric performance in solid wall conjoined dwellings, Energy and Buildings. 185, 15 Feb, 46-65 
  • Hardy, A., Glew, D., Gorse, C. and Fletcher, M. (2018). Validating solid wall insulation retrofits with in-use data. Energy and Buildings, 165, 200-205. https/doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.01.053.
  • Colantuono, G., Kor, A., Pattinson, C. and Gorse, C. (2018) PV with multiple storage as function of geolocation. Solar Energy 165, 217-232, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0038092X18302317 - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2018.03.020

 

Reports 

 

  • Glew, D., Parker, J., Fletcher, M., Thomas, F., Miles Shenton, D., Brooke-Peat, M., Johnston, D. and Gorse. C. (2021) Demonstration of Energy Efficiency Potential: Literature review of benefits and risks in domestic retrofit practice and modelling. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS): BEIS Research Paper Number 2021/014, February 2021, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/972027/deep-literature-review.pdf  
  • Allinson, D., Roberts, B., Lomas, K., Loveday, D., Gorse, C., Hardy, A., Thomas, F., Miles Shenton, D.,  Johnston, D., Glew, D., Rakhshanbabanari, K., Fylan, F., Farmer, D., Elwell, C., Crawley, J., Hollick, F., Wingfield, J., Roberts, G., and Reevell, L. (2021) Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (Smeter) Innovation Programme – Technical Assessment Contractor. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-enabled-thermal-efficiency-ratings-smeter-technologies-project-technical-evaluation
  • Bauwens, G., Ritosa, K., Roels, S., Deltour, J., Masy, G., Senave, M., Zhang, X., Rasmussen, C., Rouchier, S., Skeie, K., Rovers, T., Stuck, C., Gorse, C., Hardy, H., Hollick, F., and Allinson, D. (2021) Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements: Physical parameter identification.  Annex 71.  International Energy Agency. Energy in Building Communities Programme. August 2021 ISBN 9789075741094 https://bwk.kuleuven.be/bwf/projects/annex71/
  • Fitton, R, Bouchie, R, Spiekman, M., Jack, R., Spindler, U., Gorzalka, P., Jimenez, M., Erkoreka, A., Marshall, A., Gorse, C., Chirag, D., Alan, D., Farmer, D., Masy, G., Virginaia, G., Pandraud, G., Deltour, J., Gelder, L., Roels, S., Metzger, S., Hughes, T. (2021) Building energy performance assessment based on in-situ measurements: Challenges and general framework, Annex 71. Building Energy Performance Assessment Based on Optimized in-situ measurements. International Energy Agency. Energy in Building Communities Programme. August 2021 ISBN 9789075741001 https://bwk.kuleuven.be/bwf/projects/annex71/
  • Glew, D., Fylan, F., Fletcher, M., Miles Shenton, D., Sturges. J., and Gorse. C. (2021) Thin Internal Wall Insulation, Measuring Energy Performance Improvements in Dwellings using Thin Internal Wall Insulation, Appendix A. Introduction to TIWI Literature, Household & Industry Reviews. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, March 2021 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/967898/tiwi-annex-a.pdf
  • Glew, D., Fylan, F., Farmer, D., Miles Shenton, D., Parker, J., Thomas, F., Fletcher, M., Hardy, A., Shikder, S., Brooke-Peat, M., M., Sturges. J., and Gorse. C. (2021) Thin Internal Wall Insulation, Measuring Energy Performance Improvements in Dwellings using Thin Internal Wall Insulation. Summary Report. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, March 2021 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/967876/tiwi-summary-report.pdf)
  • Glew, D., Farmer, D., Miles Shenton, D., Thomas, F., Fletcher, M., Hardy, A., and Gorse. C. (2021) Thin Internal Wall Insulation, Measuring Energy Performance Improvements in Dwellings using Thin Internal Wall Insulation. Annex B; TIWI Field Trials Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) BEIS Research Paper Number: 2021/016. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/975988/tiwi-annex-b.pdf
  • Glew, D., Parker, J., Thomas, F., Hardy, A., Brooke-Peat, M., and Gorse. C. (2021) Thin Internal Wall Insulation, Measuring Energy Performance Improvements in Dwellings using Thin Internal Wall Insulation. Annex C; Predicting TIWI Impact. Energy & Hygrothermal Simulations. BEIS Research Paper Number: 2021/016. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/975989/tiwi-annex-c.pdf

 

Book Chapters

 

  • Smith, M., and Gorse, C. (2021) Building Surveying: an introduction. In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.1-11.
  • Gorse, C. and Smith, M. (2021) Form and construction. In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.11-44
  • Gorse, C., Smith, M., West, B.N., Flood, C. and Scott, L.M (2021) Retrofitting and Refurbishment,  In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.134-169
  • Gorse, C., Smith, M., Brooke-Peat, M., Fletcher, M., Flood, C., Scott, L.M and Spillane, J. (2021) Thermal Performance In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.169-219.
  • Bruen, J. and Spillane, J., (2021) Disasters and the built environment In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.252-279
  • Flood, C., Gorses, C., Scott, L.M. and Smith, M. (2021) Environmental Considerations. In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.276-306 
  • Sturges, J. (2021) Sustainability. In: Smith, M. and Gorse, C. Building Surveyor's Pocket Book. Oxon: Routledge, pp.310 – 339 
  • Myers, D., Gorse, C. and Johnston, D. (2020) Understanding Factors Influencing Overheating: The UK’s first large scale domestic Passivhaus retrofit. In: Scott, L., Dastbaz, M. and Gorse, C. Eds Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design: Selected Proceedings from the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) 2019. Springer. Switzerland. http//doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-44382-8 
  • Gorse, C., Parker, J., Thomas, F., Fletcher, M., Ferrier, G. and Ryan, N. (2019) The Planning and Design of Buildings: Urban Heat Islands-Mitigation. In Dastbaz, M. and Cochrane, P. Eds. Industry 4.0 and Engineering for a Sustainable Future, Springer, pp. 211-226  ISBN 13: 978-3030129521. 
  • Gorse, C. (2018) Forward, In: Sully, A. The Estate House Re-Designed, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-90397-2
  • Gorse, C., Cozzens, R., Scott, L. and Dickinson, I. (2019) Higher Education in the Professions: Illustrations of Quality Practice in Teaching and Learning - Evaluating mixed modes of delivery for professional education, Volume 1 In: Trimmer K., Newman, T. and Padro, F. Ensuring Quality in Professional Education: Human Client Fields Pedagogy and Knowledge Structures.  Palgrave Macmillan.  pp. 19-52 ISBN 978-3-030-01096-6.
  • Gorse, C., Fletcher, M. Thomas, F., Fylan, F., Glew, D., and Farmer, D. (2018) Buildings that perform: thermal performance and comfort. In: Dastbaz, Naude, W and Manoochehri, J. (2018) Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation and Social Sustainability, Switzerland. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-74549-7. 
  • Gorse, C., Sturges, J., Duwebi, N. and Bates, M. (2018) Reporting Corporate Sustainability: The Challenges of Organisational and Political Rhetoric. In: Dastbaz, Naude, W and Manoochehri, J. (2018) Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation and Social Sustainability, Switzerland. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-74549-7. 

 

Books

 

  • Smith, M. and Gorse, C.A. (2021) Building Surveyor’s Pocketbook. Taylor and Francis. 9781138307919 | Building Surveyor’s Pocket Book - Smith & Gorse | Edn. 1 | Paperback 
  • Gorse, C., Scott, L., Booth, C. and Dastbaz, M. (2021) Climate Emergency – Managing, Building, and Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design: Selected Proceedings from the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDs) Switzerland. 978-3-030-79449-1  
  • Scott, L. Dastbaz, M., and Gorse, C. Eds. (2020) Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design: Selected Proceedings from the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDs) 2019. Switzerland. Springer.  ISBN 978-3-030-44381-8 
  • Gorse, C., Johnston, D. and Pritchard, M. (2020) Oxford dictionary of Building 2nd Edition, Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-883248-5 (605 pages)
  • Gorse, C., Johnston, D. and Pritchard, M. (2018) Oxford dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering: English-Chinese Edition, 1st Edition, Surveying and Civil Engineering. South China University of Technology Press. (536 pages) ISBN 978-7-5623-5820.6
  • Raiden, A., Loosemore, M., King, A. and Gorse, C. (2018) Social Value in Construction. Raiden Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-1-138-29510-0 (217 pages)

 

Conference papers

 

  • Rothera, J., Gorse, C. and Swan, A. (2022) Degree Apprenticeships: How Can they support sustainable organisational Management. 8th International SEEDS Conference 2022 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 30th Aug - 2 Sept 2022, University of West of England, UK (Poster submission) 
  • Giraldo-Soto, C., Gorse, C., Erkoreka, A., and Martin, K. (2022) Reliable Energy Certificates of Building through Optimising the Monitoring and Control System (MCS) to Estimate Reliable Heat Loss Coefficient (HCL), 8th International SEEDS Conference 2022 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 30th Aug - 2 Sept 2022, University of West of  England, UK (Poster submission) 
  • Saad, A. Dulaimi, M. and Gorse, C. (2021) An investigation of the influence of Public Clients on Contractors’ Behaviour towards the Modern Construction Methods. CIB International Conference on Smart Built Environment. 14-15 December. Hariot Watt University/ Leeds Beckett University. Virtual Conference
  • Saad, A., and Gorse, C. (2021) Extracting MMC Values that contribute towards employment opportunities amidst global pandemics.  In: Gorse, C., Scott, L., Booth, C. and Drotleff, O. (Eds): 7th International SEEDS Conference 2021 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 1-3 Sept 2021, Leeds Beckett University, IUK. 
  • Gorse, C. (2021) Developing the Smart Meter Requirements for an Effective UK System of In-Use Building Thermal Performance Metrics. BEIS 2021 In-use thermal performance metrics workshop  http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.30902.42565   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352509001_Developing_the_Smart_Meter_Requirements_for_an_Effective_UK_System_of_In-Use_Building_Thermal_Performance_Metrics_Professor_Christopher_Gorse
  • Kennington, D., Harrison, M., Ross, D., Allinson, D., Elwell, C., and Gorse, C.A. (2021) Developing the Smart Meter Requirements for an Effective UK System of In-Use Building Thermal Performance Metrics, Executive Summary for Workshop. BEIS 2021 In-use thermal performance metrics workshop  https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352508909_In-use_thermal_performance_metrics_workshop_12_th_April_2021_Executive_summary/stats
  • Lenton, M., Lister, D., Garside, J., Pleace, R., Shuckford, G., Roberts, S., Platts, T., Redmond, P., Gorse, C., Alhnaity, B. and Kor, A.L (2020) Smart Enterprise Asset Management In: Gorse, C. Scott, L. and Booth, C. (Eds) SEEDS 2020: 6th International SEEDS Conference 2020 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 2-3 Sept 2020, Leeds Beckett University, IUK. http:[SEEDS 2020 proceedings 
  • Roberts. G., Reevell. L., Pleace. R., and Kor. A.L. (2020) Christopher Gorse Strategic Management of Assets and Compliance through the Application of BIM and Digital Twins: A Platform for Innovation in Building Management. In: Gorse, C., Scott, L. and Booth, C. (Eds) SEEDS 2020: 6th International SEEDS Conference 2020 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 2-3 Sept 2020, Leeds Beckett University, IUK 
  • Ellis, C., Dulaimi, M. and Gorse, C. (2019) A review of methods of measuring construction innovation, A UK perspective. In Scott, L. and Gorse, C. (Eds) 5th International SEEDS Conference 2019 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 11-12 Sept 2019, University of Suffolk, Ipswich. 
  • Dickinson, I., Gorse, C. and Smith. M., (2018) Realising an Educational Android App.  In: Scott, L. and Gorse, C. (Eds) SEEDS 2018: 4th International SEEDS Conference 2018 Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, 06-07 Sept 2018, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. ISBN 9780995569034, pp 577-639. 

 

Teaching

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

Undergraduate

  • CVC029 Strategic Commercial Management 
  • CVC124 Maintenance, Repair and Refurbishment
  • CVC125 Integrative Project
  • External Examiner UCL

Postgraduate

  • MSc Dissertations
  • Doctoral supervision

Enterprise

Current projects 

  • Solar Energy Hubs – Collaborating with Innova 
  • Sustainable Digital Healthcare – Profess Gary Shuckford
  • Environmental Monitoring Systems – Collaborating with Prof 
  • Contribution to BEIS DEEP – Glew, D., Parker, J., Fletcher, M., Thomas, F., Miles Shenton, D., Brooke-Peat, M., Johnston, D. and Gorse. C. (2021) Demonstration of Energy Efficiency Potential: Literature review of benefits and risks in domestic retrofit practice and modelling. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS): BEIS Research Paper Number 2021/014, February 2021, https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/972027/deep-literature-review.pdf 

Recently completed projects 

  • Fletcher, M., Gorse, C. and Miles-Shenton, D., (2021) High-Rise Electric Heating & Hot Water Pilot: Project Findings: a comparison between an existing heating system (electric storage heaters) and a new ground source heat pump (GSHP). Leeds City Council, 29/7/2020
  • Allinson, D., Roberts, B., Lomas, K., Loveday, D., Gorse, C., Hardy, A., Thomas, F., Miles Shenton, D.,  Johnston, D., Glew, D., Rakhshanbabanari, K., Fylan, F., Farmer, D., Elwell, C., Crawley, J., Hollick, F., Wingfield, J., Roberts, G., and Revell, L. (2021) Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (Smeter) Innovation Programme – Technical Assessment Contractor. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-enabled-thermal-efficiency-ratings-smeter-technologies-project-technical-evaluation
  • Allinson, D., Lomas, K., Rakhshanbabanari, K., and Gorse, C. (2021) Implications of Errors in the HTC on EPC rating of field trial homes. Smart Meter Enabled Thermal Efficiency Ratings (SMETER) Innovation Programme. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS): Technical Assessment Contractor. 27th August, 2021
  • Fujiwara, D., Dass, D. (Authors). Bajri, A., Elder, B., Gorse, C., Mannix, F., Thompson, S., and Wolfe, R., (Technical Reviewers) (2020) Measuring social value in infrastructure projects: insights from the public sector. RICS insight paper. Sept 2020. www.rics.org/uk/news-insight/research /insights/  
  • Gorse, C., Colantuono, G. and Hardy, A. (2018) Feasibility Study for Solar Power at the Haigh Hall Farm Development, Leeds Beckett University 
  • Santhosh, T.V., Kumar, M., Gopika, V., Tian, D., Colantuono G., Gorse, C., Deng, J., Tian, X,m Bausch, N., Beccerr, V. M. (2018) Smart Online Monitoring for Nuclear Power Plants, BARC Report – External. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. Government of India, BARC/2018/E/010. https://inis.iaea.org/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/50/071/50071217.pdf  
  • Palmer, J; Terry, N. Johnson, D., Miles Shenton, D., Gorse C. and Pope, P. (2018) Cavity party wall: measuring U Values. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cavity-party-walls-measuring-u-values

Profile

I am a Professor of Construction Management and Engineering with a background in contracting, engineering and consultancy. I have over 30 years of research and industrial experience in the built environment.

My career started in contracting as an engineer and project manager before I moved to academia. Throughout my time in academia, I have maintained strong industry links through consultancy and research. Work undertaken during my career has been varied but remains focused on the delivery of high-performing projects.

I am the founding Chair of the International Conference for Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS), Chair of the Research Innovation Sustainability and Enterprise (RISE) Awards, Past Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), a founding Member of the Building Performance Network, and Chair of the CIOB Sustainability Panel.  

I recently served on the 2021–2022 (UKRI) Research Excellence Framework 2021 exercise for Sub-Panel 13. I am Visiting Professor of Lean Construction CUT South Africa and Visiting Professor of Construction and Project Management at the University of Suffolk.

I have been the principal investigator working on national and major international research programmes, and was the sub-task leader for International Energy Agency Annex 68 and 71 – characterising building performance and in-use measurement of buildings.

My exposure to such research has allowed me to write and co-author over 100 publications on sustainability, construction technology, refurbishment, and construction management. Much of my work now has a strong focus on renewable and zero-carbon energy. 

I have a passion for upholding professionalism and creating robust and resilient teams. To deliver high-performing world-class projects there is a need to draw expertise from the breadth of society. Equity, diversity, and inclusion are a the heart of my work and what it means to create sustainable and healthy environments.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Buildings
  • Strategic Commercial Management
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of the Association for Project Management
  • Member of the Engineering Professors’ Council

Awards

  • Winner of Research Innovation Sustainability Enterprise Award – Building Performance Award 2022. The University of West of England Bristol, Reliable Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) of Buildings through optimising the Monitoring and Control Systems (MCS) to estimate reliable Heat Loss Coefficient (HLC), Catalina Giraldo-Soto, Chris Gorse, Aitor Erkoreka, Koldo Martin.Bullet point
  • Winner of the  Research Innovation Sustainability Enterprise Robert Ellis Award – Education Award – The University of West of England Bristol Josie Rothera, Christopher Gorse and Andrew Swan
  • Winner of Research Innovation Sustainability Enterprise Award – MMC Award 2022. The University of West of England Bristol, How Can MMC contractors’ business models communicate confidence to public clients? Ali Saad, Mohammed Dulaimi, Chris Gorse, Sam Zulu and Fergus Atken
  • Highly Recommended for the Social Sustainability Category International Conference Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference 2021, Leeds Beckett University, Dublin Institute of Technology, and The University of the West of England. For the paper titled: Extracting MMC Values that contribute towards Employment Opportunities Amidst Global Pandemics, Ali Saad, Chris Gorse
  • Award Winner of the Emerald Prize for Smart and Sustainable Asset Management. International Conference Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference 2020, Leeds Beckett University, Dublin Institute of Technology and The University of the West of England. For the paper titled: Smart Enterprise Asset Management Mark Lenton, Dave Lister, Jim Garside, Richard Pleace, Gary Shuckford, Simon Roberts, Tim Platts, Paul Redmond, Chris Gorse, Bashar Alhnaity, Ah-Lian Kor
  • Winner of the CIOB 2021 Award for Best Technical Paper: Dean Myers, Christopher Gorse and David Johnston, Understanding the factors influencing overheating: The UK’s first large scale domestic Passivhaus retrofit, International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference, University of Suffolk 
  • Winner of RISE Award for Innovation VRM, The University of Hull and Leeds Beckett University GiaUrban Urban Heat Island and Lidar technology project. Neill Ryan, Graham Ferrier, James Parker, Adam Hardy, Giuseppe Collen and Chris Gorse. Research Innovation Sustainability and Enterprise – Dublin Institute of Technology 2018
  • Leeds City Council ‘Awards for Excellence’ 2018 nominated for Partner of the Year – Resources and Housing. 
  • Highly Commended for the CIOB Technical Paper Award at the International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference 2017. Felix Thomas, Fiona Fylan, David Glew and Chris Gorse
  • YCF (Yorkshire Chemical Focus). Peoples Award, winner of the Best Academic Industrial Partnership 2016. Regional Chamber of Commerce Awards, Mantis Project – tackling the challenge of broken water pumps in Sub-Saharan Africa using smart monitors and mobile networks. Partnership – Environmental Monitoring Solutions and Leeds Sustainability Institute Peter Skipworth, Andrew Swan and Chris Gorse

Patents

  • Eaves ventilation and insulator Retrofit Brooke Peat, M and Gorse C. Retrofit roof eaves insulator – granted 16 June 2020; UK Patent Application no. 1509486.5 Of Leeds Beckett University – Eaves Insulation. Patent Granted GB 2527421 published in the Patents Journal 15 July 2020. Assisted primary development work with Knauf and ARC Building Solutions for eaves ventilator New Build.

External activities

  • Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society, SEEDS International Conference. Past Chair 2015–2019; 2019–2022 Co-Chair
  • Chair of the CIOB Sustainability Advisory Panel 2022–present
  • Chair, CIOB Sustainability Policy Forum. 2022–present
  • Association of Researchers in Construction Management – Chair – ARCOM 2017- 2020, Vice Chair 2016, Immediate Past Chair 2021–2022, Committee Member 2022
  • Founder Member of the Building Performance Network
  • Contributing to the IstructE (institute of structural engineers) working group on Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Planks (RAACs group)
  • Member of the Construction Leadership Council’s working group contributing to their Equity Diversity and Inclusion programme
  • Yorkshire and Humber Climate Change Commission – Research and Evidence Panel. 2020–2022
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF) Panel Member, Main Panel C, Sub-Panel 13: Architecture, Built Environment, and Planning. UKRI 2020–2022
  • Member of CIB TG96 Accelerating Innovation in Construction, Task Group. 2020–2022
  • Member, Knowledge in Sustainable Construction Research Group, Technical University Dublin. 2019–2022

Key collaborators

  • SRO, NHS, MACE, CITU, CIOB, Energie, Innova, Rolls Royce, ARC Building Solutions, Saint Gobain, Knauf
  • University of the Basque Country – Spain, KU Leuven Belgium, University College London, University of Salford, the University of West of England, Plymouth, University of Suffolk, Birmingham City University, Northumbria University, Nottingham Trent University, University of Brighton, Queens University Belfast, University of Reading, University Santo Tomas (Philippines), University of Southern Queensland Australia, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, Aalto University School of Engineering Finland, Université Paris-Est Créteil’ (UPEC) France, Manchester University, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris Institute of Technology – France; Central University of Technology, South Africa.