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Professor Chris Harty

Professor Chris Harty

hartyc@lsbu.ac.uk

Built Environment and Architecture

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I have recently joined LSBU as Dean of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture and Professor of Technology and Organisation. Prior to this, I was at the University of Reading for many years, latterly as Head of the School of Built Environment. I am also Chair of BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association) having been a non-executive Director since 2019.

My research interests are in understanding cultural and strategic change in organisations, implementing new technologies and working practices, future scenario development and the connections between physical space and organisation and I have worked with many leading international built environment organisations in these areas. I have been the Lead or Principal investigator on over £3.5 million in research grants and have been Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Chalmers University of Technology, and currently the University of Stuttgart. Whilst occupied with (extremely rewarding) university leadership roles I endeavour to remain research active and am always keen to discuss potential collaborative research opportunities and PhD projects.

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Speculation beyond technology: building scenarios through storytelling
Dowsett, R.M., Green, M.S. and Harty, C. (2022). Speculation beyond technology: building scenarios through storytelling. Buildings and Cities. 3 (1), pp. 534-553. https://doi.org/10.5334/bc.213

Surprise: challenging design perceptions in immersive virtual reality environments? The case of designing a hospital project using a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment)
Maftei, L. and Harty, C. (2021). Surprise: challenging design perceptions in immersive virtual reality environments? The case of designing a hospital project using a CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment). International Journal of Architectural Research. https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-03-2021-0067

Design as redesign in the case of architectural competitions: the role of design visualisations and juries
Jacobsen, P.H., Tryggestad, K. and Harty, C. (2020). Design as redesign in the case of architectural competitions: the role of design visualisations and juries. Culture and Organization. 27 (1), p. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1080/14759551.2020.1778697

Assessing the implementation of BIM – an information systems approach
Dowsett, R.M. and Harty, C. (2018). Assessing the implementation of BIM – an information systems approach. Construction Management and Economics. 37 (10), pp. 551-566. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2018.1476728

Projecting at the project-level: MMC supply chain integration roadmap for small housebuilders
Dowsett, R., Green, M., Sexton, M. and Harty, C. (2019). Projecting at the project-level: MMC supply chain integration roadmap for small housebuilders. Construction Innovation. 19 (2). https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-07-2017-0059

The futures of construction management research
Harty, C. and Leiringer, R. (2017). The futures of construction management research. Construction Management and Economics. 35 (7), pp. 392-403. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2017.1306089

BIM and the small construction firm: a critical perspective
Dainty, A., Leiringer, R., Fernie. S. and Harty, C. (2017). BIM and the small construction firm: a critical perspective. Building Research & Information. 45 (6), pp. 696-709. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2017.1293940

Designing in caves: using immersive visualisations in design practice.
Maftei, L. and Harty, C. (2015). Designing in caves: using immersive visualisations in design practice. International Journal of Architectural Research. 9 (3), pp. 53-75. https://doi.org/10.26687/archnet-ijar.v9i3.693

Diffusion of digital innovation in construction: a case study of a UK engineering firm
Shibeika, A. and Harty, C. (2015). Diffusion of digital innovation in construction: a case study of a UK engineering firm. Construction Management and Economics. 33 (5-6), pp. 453-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2015.1077982

The hospital building as project and matter of concern: the role of representations in negotiating patient room designs and bodies
Harty, C. and Tryggestad, K. (2015). The hospital building as project and matter of concern: the role of representations in negotiating patient room designs and bodies. Engineering Project Organization Journal. 5 (2-3), pp. 95-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/21573727.2015.1046047

Provision of disability adaptations to the home: analysis of household survey data
Ewart, I.J. and Harty, C. (2015). Provision of disability adaptations to the home: analysis of household survey data. Housing Studies . 30 (6), pp. 901-923. https://doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2014.991379

Emerging Hybrid Practices in Construction Design Work: Role of Mixed Media
Harty, C. and Whyte, J. (2009). Emerging Hybrid Practices in Construction Design Work: Role of Mixed Media. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 136 (4), pp. 468-476. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000146

On the discourse of construction competitiveness
Green, S.D., Harty, C., Almualim, A.A., Larson, G.D. and Kao, C.C. (2008). On the discourse of construction competitiveness. Building Research & Information. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613210802076666

The futures of construction: A critical review of construction future studies
Harty, C., Goodier, C., Soetanto, R., Austin, S., Dainty, A. and Price, A.D.F. (2007). The futures of construction: A critical review of construction future studies. Construction Management and Economics. 25 (5), pp. 477-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190600879117

A competitive future for UK construction?
Goodier, C., Soetanto, R., Dainty, A., Austin, S., Price, A. and Harty, C. (2007). A competitive future for UK construction? Construction Information Quarterly. 9 (4), pp. 169-174.