Mr Mike Hurst
Historic buildings conservation, environmental and energy issues
Department of Engineering & Construction , School of Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE)
Mike Hurst is a chartered construction manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). At UEL, he is a senior lecturer in civil engineering, and the programme leader for both the FdSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management and the BSc (Hons) Construction Management. Mark is also a technical author for Pearson publications and has written a number of construction-related text books and study guides.
- MCIOB, FHEA
- Chartered construction manager
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Areas Of Interest
With my interest in historic buildings and their conservation, I am interested in environmental and energy issues of upgrading our current building stock.
I am a chartered construction manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
I studied Civil Engineering at City University, followed by a Master's degree in the Conservation of Buildings obtained from Anglia Ruskin University.
I have worked in both private practice and in the public sector for over 15 years in building surveying and consultant engineering disciplines.
At UEL I am senior lecturer in civil engineering, and the programme leader for both the FdSc Civil Engineering & Construction Management and the BSc (Hons) Construction Management. I am also technical author for Pearson publications and have written a number of construction related text books and study guides.
- CIOB Committee Member - Essex Region
- Member of London Region Construction Training Group Ltd
- Consultant for Heritage Information Ltd
- External Examiner FdSc / BSc Construction Management Hertfordshire University (Oaklands College) 2011-15, Special Advisor 2016 - present
- Technical Author & Consultant for Pearson publications
- Link Partner for Construction related courses within the State University of Kazan Russia
- Construction site visits organiser for UEL and standing member of ACE's Industrial Advisory Board
- Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building
- Member of the Institute for learning
- Edexcel External Verifier for NQF in Construction
- Educational Consultant for the Heritage Information Trust
- Trustee of the Heritage Information Trust - a charitable organisation established to promote the care and protection of historic buildings
Recent research includes the structural adaption & alterations of historic and listed buildings, their building pathology and the use of traditional construction materials and skills. With regard to modern methods of construction I am interested in the use of off-site construction methods and processes to conserve resources and improve productivity; this also includes the sustainability of modern construction materials and their appropriate re-use.
- I have been involved in a number of research projects which include: Preliminary investigation into the failure of the south nave wall plinth at St. Leonard's Church, Southminster, Essex.
- Outline design proposals for the improvement of Southminster Village Centre conservation area in conjunction with Maldon Council as part of the re-generation HERS scheme initiative.
- Report into facilities management for the Priory Park Museum, a grade I listed building, in Southend-On-Sea, Essex in conjunction with Southend Borough Council Museum Service.
- I have also undertaken research into the use of e-communication within the design and construction process, particularly with regard to the use of mobile technologies.
In 2006-7 I co-authored two text books for Harcourt Publishers, under their Heinemann label:
- 'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering' by Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G ISBN 978-0-435499-24-2
- 'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering - Assessment & Delivery Resource' by Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G ISBN 978-0-435499-25-9
These are for the level 3 BTEC National Suite of Construction courses which including the Diploma, Certificate & Award.
- Chudley R, Greeno R, Hurst M, Topliss S (2012) 'Advanced Construction Technology' 5th Edition Pearson Publishers: London
- Chudley R, Greeno R, Hurst M, Topliss S (2011) 'Construction Technology' 5th Edition Pearson Publishers: London
- Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G (2010) 'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering' 2nd Edition Heinemann Publishers: London
- Topliss S, Hurst M & Skarratt G (2008) 'Construction, Building Services Engineering and Civil Engineering - Assessment & Delivery Resource' Heinemann Publishers: London
- Hurst (2009) 'BTEC Study Skills Guide - Construction Planning, Organisation & Control' published by Pearson Publishers: London
- Hurst (2006-7) Selected units for the Edexcel suite of NQF Construction Level 3 vocational qualifications. Pearson Publishers: London
BSc (Hons) Construction Management
Learn a broad range of skills, sharing modules with Civil Engineering and Surveying, and specialise in specific construction management disciplines.Read more
FdSc Civil Engineering and Construction Management
This is a practical, industry-led course, which is suitable for anyone already working in the construction industry, as well as for new students.
- EG4104 Surveying & Construction Methods
- EG4112 Introduction to the Built Environment
- EG4113 Construction Technology & Materials
- EG5111 Advanced Technology, Planning & Production
- EG5126/8 Work Placement / Work Based Research Project
- EG6117 Built Asset Management & Development