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Dr Barry Gledson

Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr Gledson is an Associate Professor of Construction Project Management. Before commencing his academic career as senior lecturer he spent a decade in the employment of major construction organisations working in a project management capacity planning construction operations, managing on-site activities, and winning new projects across the UK and for a brief early period in Washington DC. The contract values of his live projects ranged from £6M - £45M and were a mix of new build, demolition and refurbishment schemes in the following sectors: residential, hotel and office accommodation, retail space, and medical and laboratory facilities.

Barry holds chartered membership status within the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) as a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), is a Full Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), has good standing as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) is a member of the BIM Academy and sits on the BIM academic Forum (BAF). He referees for a range of quality peer-reviewed journals, regularly presents his research work at academic conferences and sits on a number of conference scientific committees. 

Read more about Barry's role in the APM's accreditation of our Project Management programmes in this case study

Watch Barry's profile film to hear more about his experience working at Northumbria. 


Barry Gledson

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Research interests and expertise revolve around digital innovations (e.g., 4D Building Information Modelling etc), their diffusion, and potential for improving construction project delivery and performance, and CPM practice. Additionally, themes of built environment sustainability and organisational learning from project experiences (e.g., the impact of digital technologies on-site processes) are also evident throughout work and higher-degree project supervisions.

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  • Digital leadership framework to support firm-level digital transformations for Construction 4.0, Gledson, B., Zulu, S., Saad, A., Ponton, H. 9 Jan 2024, In: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  • Enhanced model of the innovation-decision process, for modular-technological-process innovations in construction, Gledson, B. 28 Nov 2022, In: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  • Individual Characteristics as Enablers of Construction Employees’ Digital Literacy: An Exploration of Leaders’ Opinions, Zulu, S., Saad, A., Gledson, B. 12 Jan 2023, In: Sustainability
  • The adoption of 4D BIM in the UK construction industry: An Innovation Diffusion approach, Gledson, B., Greenwood, D. 20 Nov 2017, In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • A smart sewer asset information model to enable an ‘Internet of Things’ for operational wastewater management, Edmondson, V., Cerny, M., Lim, M., Gledson, B., Lockley, S., Woodward, J. 1 Jul 2018, In: Automation in Construction
  • Exploring Leaders’ Perceptions of the Business Case for Digitalisation in the Construction Industry, Zulu, S., Saad, A., Gledson, B. 7 Mar 2023, In: Buildings
  • Hybrid project delivery processes observed in constructor BIM innovation adoption, Gledson, B. 4 Apr 2016, In: Construction Innovation
  • Exploring organisational attributes affecting the innovativeness of UK SMEs, Gledson, B., Phoenix, C. 3 Apr 2017, In: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  • Surveying the extent and use of 4D BIM in the UK, Gledson, B., Greenwood, D. 3 May 2016, In: Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon)
  • Rapid LEED evaluation performed with BIM based sustainability analysis on a virtual construction, Alwan, Z., Greenwood, D., Gledson, B. 2015, In: Construction Innovation Information, Process, Management

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: The 40th Annual ARCOM Conference 2024 2024
  • Examination: External Examination of Doctoral Thesis (Leeds Beckett University) 2024
  • Publication Peer-review: Construction Management and Economics (Journal) 2024
  • Publication Peer-review: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (Journal) 2024
  • Invited talk: Podcast for Emerald Publishing (Research Dissemination) 2024
  • Publication Peer-review: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (Journal) 2024
  • Publication Peer-review: Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (Journal) 2024
  • Examination: External Examination of Doctoral Thesis (International, South Africa) 2024
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ARCOM Doctoral Workshop: "Linking Methodology and Methods in Construction Management Research”. 2024
  • Publication Peer-review: Construction Economics and Building (Journal) 2023

  • Fereshteh Ahmadi A DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING RESILIENCE OF MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS OF BUILT ASSETS Start Date: 29/11/2023
  • Bwalya Chiponde Learning from Project-Related Failures in UK Construction Project-Based Organisations: An Examination of Actor Approaches, Intentions and Behaviours Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 28/04/2023
  • Dean Douglas A Framework for the Development of Digital Twin in Road and Rail Infrastructure Asset Management Start Date: 13/10/2022
  • Daniel Musselwhite Time predictability in the UK Construction Sector: An analysis of activity-level planning and its effect on project-delivery time performance Start Date: 01/03/2020

Dr Gledson is an Associate Professor of Construction Project Management. Before commencing his academic career, Barry spent a decade in the employment of major construction organisations working in a project management capacity planning construction operations, managing on-site activities, and winning new projects across the UK and for a brief early period in Washington DC. The contract values of his live projects ranged from £6M - £45M and were a mix of new build, demolition and refurbishment schemes in the following sectors: residential, hotel and office accommodation, retail space, and medical and laboratory facilities.

Barry holds chartered membership status within the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) as a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), he is a Full Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), has good standing as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), is a member of the BIM Academy and sits on the BIM Academic Forum (BAF). He referees for a range of quality peer-reviewed journals, regularly presents his research work at academic conferences and sits on a number of conference scientific committees.

 

  • Construction Managment PhD November 10 2017
  • Statistics Certificate April 29 2014
  • Education PGCert June 01 2011
  • Construction Managment NVQ Level 4 July 01 2005
  • Construction Managment BSc (Hons) September 01 1998
  • Full Member of the Association for Project Management MAPM 2018
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA), Higher Education Academy (HEA) SFHEA 2017
  • Member (MCIOB) Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) 2015
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011


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