Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Dr Andrew Smith CIWFM MCMI FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Andrew Smith is a Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and Programme Leader for MSc Facilities Management.

Andrew is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a Certified Member of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (CIWFM) and a Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI).

He has research interests in the built environment, particularly in facilities and workplace management, real estate and sustainability. His research papers on themes such as workplace wellbeing and productivity, sustainability, indoor environmental quality and the relationship of people to their working environment have been published in several Internationally-recognised academic and professional journals. Andrew is an experienced PhD supervisor and examiner.

Recent research projects include an industry funded project to investigate the wellbeing and productivity effects of plants in offices and supervision of PhDs researching sustainable facilities management in Nigeria; impacts of the work environment on midwives in clinical settings; emotional intelligence in the construction industry and Building Information Modelling (BIM). His PhD research was funded by the UK Government and an industrial partnership.

Andrew’s role involves teaching and scholarly activity at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His teaching interests include facilities management, building economics and construction financial management.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Member of School Quality Committee, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, 2018-2019
  • Academic Conduct Officer, School of Engineering and the Built Environment and Member of University Academic Conduct Forum, 2018-2020
  • School Lead for Research Integrity (School of Engineering and the Built Environment) and member of University Research Integrity Committee, 2017-2019

 

Conference Activity

  • Member of Scientific Committee, Transdisciplinary Workplace Conference, Weimar, Germany, September 2020
  • Member of Scientific Committee, EuroFM European Facility Management Conference 2019
  • Member of Scientific Committee, EuroFM European Facility Management Conference 2018
  • Member of Scientific Committee, First Transdisciplinary Workplace Conference, Tampere, Finland, September 2018

 

Editorial Activity

  • Topic Editor on Sustainable Facilities Management - Sustainability: with responsibility for defining the topic scope, guiding authors and promoting the topic
  • Invited Guest Editor for a special issue of Sustainability on Workplace and Facility Management Perspectives on Sustainability, 2021-2022
  • Member of Editorial Board - Sustainability
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BIM and Engineering Science (IJBES)
  • Invited member of specialist editorial advisory board for a special issue of Facilities, 2018
  • Guest Editorial - Smith, A. (2014). “The applicability of neuroscience to facilities management.” Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 12 (1).
  • Guest Editorial - Smith, A. (2011). “How important is the physical workplace to engagement and productivity?” Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 9, No. 2
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Facilities Management

 

External Examining/Validations

  • IWFM Assessor - Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management
  • External Examiner - Liverpool John Moores University
  • External Advisor - MSc Facilities Management Validation, University of Central Lancashire, 2019
  • External Examiner - University of Wales Trinity St David, 2016-2021
  • External Examiner - University of Northampton, 2012-2017

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Facilities Management, 2019
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Facilities Management, 2016

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited expert panel member in a hypothetical Facilities Management scenario at EuroFM European Facility Management Network Conference and Research Symposium, Glasgow, 2015
  • Invited speaker at a European Facilities Management research workshop, Centre for Facilities Management, Manchester, 2013

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certified Member, Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (CIWFM)
  • Member, Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University - The evolution of facility management (FM) in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process: An opportunity to use critical success factors (CSF) for optimising built assets (2020) (PhD)
  • External Examiner, Liverpool John Moores University - Optimising facility management communication in Swiss hospitals: The development of an FM communication framework (2019) (PhD)
  • Internal Examiner, University of Central Lancashire - The construction partnering paradigm: A dynamic conceptual engagement framework (2015) (PhD)
  • Internal Examiner, University of Central Lancashire - Development of a framework for sustainable social housing provision (SSHP) in England (2014) (PhD)
  • Internal Examiner, University of Central Lancashire - The uptake and implementation of sustainable construction: Transforming policy into practice (2012) (PhD)

 

Reviewing

  • Supporting ENRoute, Edinburgh Napier's professional recognition framework, by providing formative feedback on draft submissions for fellowship/senior fellowship of Advance HE
  • Peer Reviewer for REF2021 Outputs in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Journal Reviewer - Facilities Management, Workplace, Real Estate and Sustainability

 

Date


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Practical approach for paving the way to motivate BIM non-users to adopt BIM

Journal Article
Elhendawi, A., Omar, H., Elbeltagi, E., & Smith, A. (2020)
Practical approach for paving the way to motivate BIM non-users to adopt BIM. International Journal of BIM and Engineering Science, 2(2), 1-22
Typically, the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is considered one of the most effective contributor to the national developments worldwide. However, ...

Methodology for BIM implementation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Journal Article
Elhendawi, A., Smith, A., & Elbeltagi, E. (2019)
Methodology for BIM implementation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of BIM and Engineering Science, 2(1), 1-21
Purpose The Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry is considered the most effective contributor to development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Howev...

Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria: The FM Approach

Journal Article
Olayinka, O., & Andrew, S. (2018)
Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria: The FM Approach. Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 3(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jccee.20180301.11
People around the world are beginning to aspire to live and work in sustainable buildings (SBs), that is, buildings that are comfortable, healthy and have low impact on the en...

Impact Of Facilities Management In Achieving Sustainable Buildings

Journal Article
Smith, A., & Olayinka, O. (2017)
Impact Of Facilities Management In Achieving Sustainable Buildings. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 6(6), 3496-3508
This paper aims to examine FM functions that relate to sustainable building (SB) throughout the phases of the building life-cycle. Many building designers progressively work t...

Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment

Journal Article
Smith, A. J., Fsadni, A., & Holt, G. (2017)
Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment. Facilities, 35(9/10), 525-542. https://doi.org/10.1108/F-09-2016-0088
Purpose The use of indoor living plants for enhancement of indoor relative humidity and the general environment of a large, modern, open plan office building; are studied usin...

Impact of facilities management in achieving sustainable buildings

Conference Proceeding
Olaniyi, O., & Smith, A. (2015)
Impact of facilities management in achieving sustainable buildings. In Proceedings of the European Facility Management Conference EFMC 2015: 14th EuroFM Research Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 1- 3 June 2015
A sustainable environment is the primary focus of many building designers, and even building users in order to attain high level of satisfaction of occupants' safety and comfo...

Impact of living plants on the indoor air quality in a large modern building

Conference Proceeding
Smith, A. & Fsadni, A. (2015)
Impact of living plants on the indoor air quality in a large modern building. In Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016, Volume II: Environmental Opportunities and Challenges. Constructing Commitment and Acknowledging Human Experiences, 128-140. ISBN ISBN 978-952-15-3742-4
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the use of living plants in enhancing the indoor air quality (IAQ) and the general indoor environment within a large modern open-pl...

The Use Of Mobile Devices By Uclan GB-ACE Students As An Aid To Learning

Presentation / Conference
Pye, C., & Smith, A. (2014, July)
The Use Of Mobile Devices By Uclan GB-ACE Students As An Aid To Learning. Poster presented at UCLan Learning and Teaching Conference
No abstract available.

Facilities Management Approach For Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria

Conference Proceeding
Olaniyi, O. O., Smith, A., Liyanage, C., & Akintoye, A. (2014)
Facilities Management Approach For Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria. In Promoting Innovation in FM, (361-365
The purpose of this research is to determine the extent of sustainable facilities management (FM) practice in the management of commercial buildings in Nigeria and identify ba...

The applicability of neuroscience to facilities management.

Journal Article
Smith, A. (2014)
The applicability of neuroscience to facilities management. Journal of Facilities Management, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1108/jfm-08-2013-0041
Editorial.

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Indoor living plants' effects on an office environment - collaborative research project funded by the University of Central Lancashire and a local authority in South West England

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • Quality Management in Chinese Manufacturing Industries
  • Development of a Facilities Management Framework for Sustainable Building Practice in Nigeria