Alan Hurst

Alan Hurst

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Role

Alan teaches on a wide range of construction related programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. His main teaching areas are those of project planning and control, the construction industry and construction organisations, people in construction, and construction management.

As well as being the module leader for various undergraduate and postgraduate construction management modules, Alan is also the programme leader for the MSc Construction Management programme and the MSc International Construction Management, and is a module leader on the Online MSc Construction Project Management course.

Career overview

  • Construction management
  • Construction organisations and culture
  • Education, training and development for construction managers
  • The use and application of ITC in construction management
  • eLearning in the construction industry.
  • Virtual Classes Centre

Research areas

  • Education, training and development of construction industry managers
  • Continuing professional development in the construction industry
  • Evolving employment and structural composition of the construction industry
  • eLearning in the construction industry
  • International construction management

Alan has undertaken consultancy work in a number of areas and is available to undertake consultancy work and/or run external professional or commercial programmes in following areas:

  • Management of construction projects
  • Construction project programming and control
  • Construction related management education, training and development

External activity

Alan has acted as consultant to a number of organisations and co-authored the text for two computer based training packages for Future Learning Systems Ltd. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Building, the Chartered Management Institute and the Association for Project Management.

Sponsors and collaborators

2005-2007 - Minerva project one

  • Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
  • Multimedia Instructional Design, Waterford, Ireland
  • Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Hochschule Karlsruhe Technik und Wirtschaft, Karlsruhe, Germany

2006-2008 - Minerva project two

  • Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland
  • Multimedia Instructional Design, Waterford, Ireland
  • Blended Learning Design Ltd., Longford, Ireland
  • Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Centre for the Advancement of Research and development in Educational Technology (CARDET), Engomi, Cyprus
    Universite de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Nice, France

Sponsors
European Commission Socrates / Minerva Programme

Press expertise

  • Construction management
  • Development of construction industry managers
  • Evolving employment and structural composition of the construction industry
  • International construction management
  • The use and application of ITC in construction management
  • eLearning in the construction industry