Mr Kevin Burnside

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  • Qualifications:BSc MBA FRICS DipProjMan SFHEA
  • Position:Departmental Academic Director
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 83057
  • Email:Kevin.Burnside@uwe.ac.uk

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

During his time at UWE, Kevin has also been 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.

As Departmental Academic Director, Kevin's role is to develop and manage curriculum development and quality assurance processes and frameworks and has responsibility for recruitment, management and development of staff within the Department. 

Area of expertise

Construction procurement and construction and design economics, professional practice

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