Steve Phillips
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Dr Steve Phillips BSc MSc MPhil(Cantab) PGCert EngD FRICS MCIOB FCABE AFHEA has worked in the UK construction industry since 1978. He worked as a building labourer for five years when he left school before he decided to become a construction professional and has now qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor, a Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Construction Manager.  Steve has held a number of senior positions within the UK construction industry including being the managing director of a specialist dispute resolution chartered building surveying practice and an executive board member of a major social housing landlord organisation.

Steve has extensive experience of the professional work undertaken by building surveyors including; contract adminstration, project management, pre-aquisition surveys for commercial and residential buildings, defect analysis, party wall surveying and preparing/negotiating schedules of dilapidations. He has acted as a chartered building surveying consultant to many organisations within both the public and private sector including; London & Quadrant Housing Association, Forest Homes, Swan Housing Association, REIT Property Management , Watts Property Consultants, SERCO, Capita and the London Borough of Islington. He has also provided expert witness evidence on major works service charge disputes to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, various Arbitration Tribunals and sat on the Government Working Party which amended the Service Charge Consultation Regulations in 2003. 

After completing an Engineering Doctorate (with no corrections) at Loughborough University and a MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University he became the Course Director for BSc(Hons) and MSc Building Surveying Degree courses at London South Bank University. Steve joined Northumbria University in 2020 to pursue his research interests which include; Digital Technoloy & Surveying, the Sustainable Adaptive Re-use of Buildings, Fire Safety & The Golden Thread of Building Information, Best Value Procurement  and Uncertainty in Passivhaus Design. 

Steve sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation and is a reviewer for a number of other academic journals. He is also a RICS APC Assessor on the Building Surveying Pathway and is an External Examiner in Building Surveying at the University of West London.

Education/Academic qualification

EnvironmentalEngineering, MPhil, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 21 Jul 2018

EnvironmentalEngineering, PGCert, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Aug 2017

Engineering, PhD, Loughborough University

Award Date: 17 Jul 2008

Construction Managment, PGCert, Loughborough University

Award Date: 1 Aug 2006

Law, MSc, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Dec 1998

Building Surveying, BSc, University of Greenwich

Award Date: 24 Jun 1987

External positions

University of West London

2019 → …


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