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Dr Steve Phillips

Dr Steve Phillips

phills21@lsbu.ac.uk

Construction, Property and Surveying

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0833-9589

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I have worked in the UK construction industry since 1978.Initially I was employed as a building labourer for five years when I left school before I decided to become a construction professional and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor, a Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Construction Manager. I have held a number of senior positions within the UK construction industry including being the managing director of a specialist dispute resolution chartered building surveying practice and an executive board member of a major social housing landlord organisation.

I have extensive experience of the professional work undertaken by building surveyors including; contract administration, project management, pre-acquisition surveys for commercial and residential buildings, defect analysis, party wall surveying and preparing/negotiating schedules of dilapidations. I have acted as a chartered building surveying consultant to many organisations within both the public and private sector including; London & Quadrant Housing Association, Forest Homes, Swan Housing Association, Martin Arnold Chartered Surveyors, REIT Property Management , Watts Property Consultants, SERCO, Capita and the London Borough of Islington. I have also provided expert witness evidence on major works service charge disputes to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, various Arbitration Tribunals and sat on the Government Working Party which amended the Service Charge Consultation Regulations in 2003.

After completing an Engineering Doctorate (with no corrections) at Loughborough University and a MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University I became the Course Director for BSc(Hons) and MSc Building Surveying Degree courses at London South Bank University. My research interests include; Digital Technology & Surveying, the Sustainable Adaptive Re-use of Buildings, Fire Safety & The Golden Thread of Building Information, Best Value Procurement and Uncertainty in Passivhaus Design.

I sit on the editorial board of the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation and I'm a reviewer for a number of other academic journals. I am also a RICS APC Assessor on the Building Surveying Pathway and I am an External Examiner in Building Surveying at the University of West London and Salford University

Courses taught

Building Surveying - MSc/PgDip

Building Surveying - BSc (Hons)

Chartered Surveying Degree Apprenticeship - Building Surveying BSc

Real Estate - PgDip / MSc / Top-up to MSc

Construction Management - BSc (Hons)

EngD

Loughborough University

2004
2008
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
1996
Chartered Institute of Building
1996
Chartered Association of Building Engineers
2018

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2020
University of west London
External examiner

BSc Building Surveying

MSc Construction Management

September 2019
September 2023
University of Salford
External examiner

MSc Building Surveying

August 2021
September 2025
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Assessment of Professional Competence Assessor for the Building Surveying Pathway

Grenfell and Construction Industry Reform
Phillips, S. and Martin, J. (2021). Grenfell and Construction Industry Reform . Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group).

Buildings as complex systems: the impact of organisational culture on building safety
Phillips, S. and Cidik, M. . (2020). Buildings as complex systems: the impact of organisational culture on building safety . Construction Management and Economics. 39 (21), pp. 972-987. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2021.1966816

The Role of Local Authorities in Catalysing the Adaptive Re-use of Buildings in London
Phillips, S., B. Deloughry and P Hudson (2020). The Role of Local Authorities in Catalysing the Adaptive Re-use of Buildings in London. ARCOM 2020. UK 07 - 08 Sep 2020 Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).

How can Digital Technology improve Productivity in Retrofitting Works within the UK Social Housing Sector?
Phillips, S. and Streatfield, C. (2019). How can Digital Technology improve Productivity in Retrofitting Works within the UK Social Housing Sector? ARCOM 2019. Leeds 02 - 04 Sep 2019

The Role of BIM in retrofitting works within the UK social housing sector
Phillips, S. and Forman, T (2018). The Role of BIM in retrofitting works within the UK social housing sector. Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal and Valuation. 7 (3), pp. 1-17.

Role of BIM in Deep Retrofitting in the UK Social Housing Sector
Phillips, S. (2017). Role of BIM in Deep Retrofitting in the UK Social Housing Sector. University of Cambridge Engineering for Sustainability Conference. Cambridge 15 Jun 2017

OVID-BV: Optimising Value in Decision-Making for Best Value in the UK Social Housing Sector
Phillips, S. (2007). OVID-BV: Optimising Value in Decision-Making for Best Value in the UK Social Housing Sector. PhD Thesis