Projects per year
My research interests revolve around the relationship between project complexity, project management methodologies and the management of resources pertaining to “integrated delivery” in project environments. Within this theme I am currently supervising PhD projects addressing issues of process innovation, including BIM maturity assessment tools, knowledge sharing, value benchmarking, sustainable construction management practices and end-of-life component management.
I also have a research interest in teaching and learning innovations which has naturally evolved from managing distance and flexible learning programmes and the need to develop innovative methods of delivery. I has a particular passion for exploring the concept of ‘life-long-learning’ and the ‘learner journey’ and recent research projects include: problem-based e-learning; feedback practices for e-tutors; unit evaluation techniques for distance learning delivery; the web residency habits of students; the use of animation as a teaching resource.
I have extensive experience in programme management, curriculum development at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have worked as an independent consultant on a number of international educational pedagogy projects in the built environment. I has served on academic accreditation and review committees in Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, Tanzania and the Middle East.
Willing to supervise PhD
Communication and BIM
Managing project complexity
Decision making models
Health and safety
Demolition and end-of-life management
Sustainable construction management skills
Learning and teaching innovation
1/06/17 → 15/09/17
Project: Research council
12/02/14 → 31/07/15
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue
The Application of Emerging Technologies in the Measurement of Production and Productivity Data on Construction SitesCopping, A. 12 Jun 2017 CIB W099 & TG059 Towards Better Safety, Health and People in Construction Conference.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
The fall and rise of experiential construction and engineering education: decoupling and recoupling practice and theoryForster, A. M., Pilcher, N., Tennant, S., Murray, M. D., Craig, N. & Copping, A. 2017 In : Higher Education Pedagogies. 2, 1, p. 79-100
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article