Digital Masterclass "Construction Management: Getting it right first time" Monday 5th December, 18:00-19:00 (GST)

Monday 5 December 2022 (18:00-19:00)

Join our masterclass on Construction Management: Getting it right first time and find out more about our MSc Construction Management, running for January and September 2023. 


Construction and Civil Engineering often involves complex engineering feats with many stakeholders involved throughout the process. With increasing client demand to reduce waste (e.g. financial, operational and construction) and to see improvement in our long term processes, construction and civil engineering needs to turn its focus to establishing what is actually required by a client, and what are the right technical and management tools for the job. Time and time again engineers demonstrate a flare for creating incredible solutions to clients problems, but how do we ensure that we are actually delivering what it truly needed – particularly when a client may themselves not completely understand how to express their requirements themselves without appropriate assistance from others.

This master class covers a brief insight into some of the fundamental tools that should be employed yet are not often taught – tools that have evolved from expensive lessons learned but industry still struggles to deploy. Tools that are at their heart designed to facilitate right-first-time construction.

This event will take place on Zoom and a link will be shared upon booking.

Meet the Experts

Dr Richard Davies

Richard is a professional Programme, Project and Risk manager who joined the University of Birmingham from the Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancy Atkins. His experience focuses on innovative transformation of engineering systems (encompassing Processes, Organisation, Tools and information). Richard led the Atkins Global professional services Programme Management Steering group for 5 years (2011 to 2015), and has experience in designing and delivering business management transformation for Global Civil Engineering and IT professionals in multiple sectors including Highways, Rail, Aerospace, Defence, Energy, Water, Design, Environment, Engineering, Asset Management, and Project Management. Further experience includes ISO9001 accreditation, “” start up and software architecture.

Richard is the Project (Programme) Manager for the School of Engineering’s 3 year £27.6M UKCRIC programme, encompassing a new National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF) with moving floor and augmented TRAIN Rig facility.

You can find out more about Dr Richard Davies here