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Mr Carlos Gonzalo

Civil and Building Services Engineering

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I am Senior Lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Architecture within the Division of Civil and Building Services Engineering. I joined LSBU in 2017 having

previously worked at South Thames College coordinating apprenticeship programmes. I teach both Civil and Building Services subjects, getting focused on sustainable construction, renewable energies and energy use and management.

I am passionate about fire safety after the Grenfell Tower Fire. My research focuses on a novel idea working alongside other two colleagues to improve the fire resistance of ventilated cladding systems via air cavity replacement. We hold a PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) and we are under the process to be granted. We are trying to demonstrate the viability of a technique improving the fire safety of ventilated facades. This project is a good compendium of Research, Enterprise and Innovation.

Also, I am passionate about sustainability because of our commitment to reduce Carbon Dioxide emissions to meet 2030 and 2050 goals. I am working alongside another colleague in ways of improving the sustainability of vertical transportation in buildings. This project is funded by Low Carbon London via the South Bank Innovations Team and we work alongside a external consultant. The project is run on campus and at some stage it will be really interactive for the whole LSBU Community.

I am passionate about Education, and as Apprenticeship Lead of my Division with a provision of hundreds of apprentices, I open a door for education research.

Courses taught

Civil Engineering - BTEC HNC

Civil Engineer Apprenticeship Degree - Civil Engineering BEng

Building Services Design Engineering Apprenticeship - Building Services Engineering BEng

Building Services Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Building Services Engineering - MSc

MEng Industrial Engineering (PT)

University of Valladolid (Spain) and University of Leiria (Portugal)

Diploma in Education and Training


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Lecturer of Civil and Building Services Engineering

Lecturer- HNC Civil Engineering

Science and Materials for Construction & Built Environment.

Lecturer and Course Leader- BSE L3 Apprenticeship

Sustainable Construction, Building Services Science, Control Systems and HVAC

Support in Maths, Science & Materials, Electrical Principles and Fluids-Mechanics

Lecturer- BTEC L3 CE Apprenticeship

Sustainable Construction and Construction Technology and Design

Support in Structural-Mechanics and Science & Materials

Liaison with the Business Department Unit & Companies

Monthly MoT meetings for professional reports

Tracking of apprentices’ performance

FunderYear wonProjectRole
Innovate UK 2024London South Bank University and HR Wallingford Group Limited KTP 23_24 R5Co-Investigator

Filter publications

Improvement of the isolation of the air cavity for ventilated cladding systems for fire safety purposes
Gonzalo, C, Paurine, A and McCann, F (2018). Improvement of the isolation of the air cavity for ventilated cladding systems for fire safety purposes. CIBSE - Technical Symposium 2018. London 12 - 13 Apr 2018