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Mr Bert Young

Mr Bert Young

youngb6@lsbu.ac.uk

Construction, Property and Surveying

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I joined London South Bank University (LSBU) in January 2017, as a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the School of Built Environment and Architecture (BEA)after. I am currently the Course Director for the PgD/MSc Quantity Surveying and teaches on our PgD/MSc Quantity Surveying courses, as well as the BSc (Hons) courses in BEA. Prior to joining LSBU, I had wealth of industrial experience/s spanning over 30/years as a Director of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management and as a Senior Cost Manager both locally and internationally with clients and contracting organisations.

Currently, my research interest involves Construction Innovation and Diffusion of Innovation (DoI) in Construction, Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Offsite Technologies and Modern Flying Factories (MFFs), Fire in high rise buildings and Health and safety in Construction.

Also, I supervise post graduate and undergraduate students research and dissertation work within the school of BEA.

Courses taught

Quantity Surveying - BSc (Hons)

Chartered Surveying Degree Apprenticeship - Quantity Surveying BSc

Commercial Management (Quantity Surveying) - BSc (Hons)

Quantity Surveying - MSc / PgDip

Sheffield Hallam University, UK
External examiner

MSc Quantity Surveying

Post graduate Quantity Surveying modules, promotion and award.

October 2021
September 2025
University of Salford, UK
External examiner

BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Undergraduate Quantity Surveying modules, promotion and award.

October 2021
September 2025
British University of Egypt (BUE)
Other

LSBU External Reviewer for Quantity Surveying Programme

Undergraduate QS modules.

June 2017
July 2021
University of Coventry - NIBM Collaboration

External Examiner - BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management for NIBM

April 2021
March 2025
De Montfort University (DMU)

Member 2020 (one-off) External Programme, Accreditation & Validation for BSc (Hons) QS and Construction degree for the Skill College of Technology, Sri-Lanka.

June 2020
Pearson UK

Member 2020 (one-off), Education Expert for Quantity Surveying. Programme Validation for Higher National (HN).

May 2020
Jersey College, UK

LSBU Visiting Fellow for QS and Construction Management programme.

December 2017
December 2021

Determining the Level of Prefabricated Module Requirements in Offsite Construction
Seidu, R., Jin, R., Young, B., Ebohon, O. and Yizhe Lu (2022). Determining the Level of Prefabricated Module Requirements in Offsite Construction. Proceedings of the 5th European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Rome, Italy 26 Jul - 28 Aug 2022 Scopus.

Existing Sustainability Assessment Tools used in Measuring Urban Spaces
Momoh, J., Ige, O., Young, B. and Ibraheem, Y. (2022). Existing Sustainability Assessment Tools used in Measuring Urban Spaces. International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (I2C2E) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 03rd – 04th June, 2022 (Paper ID RW-12C2EDUBAI-260522-15552). Dubai, UAE 03 - 04 Jun 2022 Research World International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (I2C2E) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 03rd – 04th June, 2022 (Paper ID RW-12C2EDUBAI-260522-15552).

Influence of project alliance in rail construction industry.
Seidu, R.D, Young, B.E, Eddman, K.L, Ebohon, O.J and Ofori, G. (2021). Influence of project alliance in rail construction industry. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer. 174 (3), pp. 144-154. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmuen.20.00018

Following the trail: a covariance plotting of the crippling effect of COVID-19 on small and medium sized -SMEs firms in the UK’s Construction Industry
Seidu, R.D, Young, B.E, Kangwa, J., Ebohon, O.J and Ige, O. (2021). Following the trail: a covariance plotting of the crippling effect of COVID-19 on small and medium sized -SMEs firms in the UK’s Construction Industry . 4th European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Rome, Italy 02 - 05 Aug 2021

Cost Changes in UK Design and Build Projects
Young, B.E, Seidu, R., Ponsford, S, Robinson, H. and Adamu, Z. (2021). Cost Changes in UK Design and Build Projects. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences. 12 (1), pp. 49 - 57. https://doi.org/2141-702

The UK Retail Industry and its Effect on Construction Sectors
Seidu, R. D, Young, B.E, Madanayake, U.H and Clark, H (2021). The UK Retail Industry and its Effect on Construction Sectors. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences. 12 (1), pp. 27 - 33.

The impact of infrastructure investment on economic growth in the United Kingdom
Seidu, R.D., Young, B., Robinson, H. and Michael, R. (2020). The impact of infrastructure investment on economic growth in the United Kingdom. Journal of Infrastructure, Policy and Development. 4 (2), pp. 217-227. https://doi.org/10.24294/jipd.v4i2.1206

Mechanical and electrical (m&e) training for quantity surveyors to contribute to carbon reduction in buildings
Seidu, RD, Young, BE, Thayaparan, M, Rodmell, S and Robinson, H (2019). Mechanical and electrical (m&e) training for quantity surveyors to contribute to carbon reduction in buildings. 8th World Construction Symposium. University of Moratuwa. https://doi.org/10.31705/wcs.2019.45

Driving Construction Health and Safety Through Procurement Strategy.
Young, B., Seidu, RD, Nganga, D, Robinson, H and Ebohon, J O (2019). Driving Construction Health and Safety Through Procurement Strategy. Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being (ARCOSH). Cape Town, South Africa 03 - 04 Jun 2019

Sustainable Solutions to Dampness in Building: A Case Study of Selected Period Properties in England.
Seidu, RD, Young, B., Nemcic, D, Robinson, H and Ebohon, J O (2019). Sustainable Solutions to Dampness in Building: A Case Study of Selected Period Properties in England. Association of Researchers in Construction Safety, Health, and Well-being (ARCOSH). Cape Town, South Africa. 03 - 04 Jun 2019

Cost of Fire in Highrise Building
Seidu, RD, Robinson, H and Young, B. (2018). Cost of Fire in Highrise Building. International Conference on Professionalism and ethics in Construction. London 21 - 22 Nov 2018

Is the Modern Flying Factory (MFFs) the Quick fix for Disaster Management?
Young, B. (2018). Is the Modern Flying Factory (MFFs) the Quick fix for Disaster Management? Social Ecological Resilience to River Floods and Coastal Disasters Workshop. Blumenau, Brazil. 16 - 20 Jul 2018

Developing Temporary Manufacturing Facilities For Residential Building: A Case Of The Modern Flying Factory
Young, B., Harty, C., Lu, S-L. and Davies, R. (2015). Developing Temporary Manufacturing Facilities For Residential Building: A Case Of The Modern Flying Factory. ARCOM 2015. Lincoln, UK 07 - 09 Sep 2015