Dr James Mather
James Mather is the author of the RICS Guidance Note on Managing the Design Delivery, and of Construction Project Teams - making them work profitably.
Professor Colin Gray
Professor Colin Gray was Head of School, School of Construction Management and Engineering, Reading University, now retired.
Colin lectures in advanced construction management for large, fast-build projects, based on detailed analysis of the processes of design and construction, their refinement and improvement and their improved management. Particular interests include production engineering, computer simulation, knowledge-based planning and construction production organisation design. His research interests are advanced computer planning tools for site operations, construction plant and design processes utilising Intelligent Knowledge-Based Systems (IKBS); site management practice; project productivity; specialist trade contractors; and design management.
Professor Brian L Atkin
Professor Brian Atkin has a long association with Reading University, School of Construction Management and Engineering, culminating in a Visiting Professorship (1995-2010).
Currently, through his work at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, he is involved in the design and delivery of corporate education courses for Royal Dutch Shell in project management on a global basis. These courses are accredited by the APM.
Brian is also Professor, Department of Construction Sciences, Lund University, Sweden The appointment has focused on, among other things, contributing to the development of the Department’s research strategy and plan in construction management.
Member of British Standards Institution Advisory Committee, CB/70 (2010-)
Member of British Standards Institution Technical Committee, FMW/1 (2010-) Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building
Salam Al-Bizri has more than 25 years experience in the Higher Education sector and the construction industry. Salam is now a senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. Her teaching interest is in the areas of construction project management, technology clusters, design management, supply chain management and process mapping.
Salam has been exploring issues surrounding integration of design and construction processes and how, through education, a better understanding of issues can be achieved, and best practice delivered.
With input from leading organisations in the field such as Multiplex, Mace, Lend Lease and Rise, Salam has been developing several courses and lectures, sourced and developed site based case studies to enable these organisations to question their management approaches. These courses and lectures are at undergraduate, postgraduate level and CPD modules, as well as a tailored course to site teams and their trade contractors.
Shirley joined Johnston & Mather in 2002 as our Office Administrator, responsible for the day to day running of the office, managing the accounts and personnel. She also organises the training courses arranging venue hire, advertising, sending out literature and taking bookings.