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Christopher Pye

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Chris Pye
is a lecturer in construction technology in the School of Science Engineering & Environment.  Chris lectures in the topics of building surveying and civil engineering and his areas of specialism include low and high-rise construction technology and building pathology combined with maintenance management. Chris is research active in the area of built environment and sustainability and his research interests include building life cycle analysis, the application of building information modelling to listed buildings and the conservation of military structures and war memorials.

Prior to joining the University of Salford, Chris was a senior lecturer in building surveying at the University of Central Lancashire within the Construction and Civil Engineering (CCE) unit of the School of Engineering and was course leader for the BSc. (Hons.) Facilities Management degree in both the UK and in Oman and Hong Kong. Chris also led the FdSc Construction degree and was link tutor responsible for franchised construction related HNC’s and Foundation Degrees delivered by college partners.

Chris has seventeen years of industrial experience as a civil engineer and also as a building surveyor and has worked in both local government and private practice. Chris has experience of managing projects for both public and private clients in commercial and domestic construction projects and his industrial experience ranges from sea defence and highway engineering projects to building conservation of historic buildings, facilities management of offices and new build construction of schools, offices and houses.

Chris has published research papers on topics such as building information modelling, building energy efficiency and life cycle costing for sustainable buildings and has completed pedagogic research into the use of mobile devices by students as part of their learning approach. He can be contacted at

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