Mr Kevin Burnside

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  • Qualifications:BSc MBA FRICS DipProjMan SFHEA
  • Position:Deputy Head of Department
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83057

About me

Kevin Burnside is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who, after a dozen years in practice working in the UK and Middle East, joined UWE (previously Bristol Polytechnic) in 1990. In addition to teaching construction economics, construction law and professional practice, he has been a programme leader, Undergraduate Programme Director, Chair of Faculty Board and Head of Department of Construction and Civil Engineering (2002-2010). During a period as Associate Head of Partnerships (2010-2017) Kevin was responsible for establishing franchise and other partnerships both in the UK and overseas and latterly for the management of all Built Environment programmes with the department.

Between 2017 until retirement in 2021 Kevin was Deputy Head of Department with responsibility for development and management of the curriculum, the management of quality assurance processes and frameworks and the recruitment, management and development of staff within the Department.

In August 2021 Kevin was invited to become a Visiting Fellow of the Centre for Architecture and Built Environment Research in which part time role he continues to support the Department in teaching and on projects.

He has held several external examinerships in the UK, continues to act as an external adviser to other universities and was a QAA Reviewer for 13 years.

During his time at UWE, Kevin was also an active member of the RICS contributing at both local and national levels (Branch Chair 1999-00, QS and Construction Group Board member 2003-10) and was elected FRICS in 2013.

Area of expertise

Construction procurement and construction and design economics, professional practice


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