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Research interests


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.


Teaching interests

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

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Projects 2014 2020

Construction industry
Energy conservation
Energy utilization
Concrete buildings
Energy efficiency

Working with New forms of Online Practice in the Disciplines: The Challenges of Web Residency

Copping, A.

Advance HE


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 1994 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Minimising Energy in Construction: Practitioners' Views on Material Efficiency

Orr, J., Drewniok, M., Walker, I., Ibell, T., Copping, A. & Emmitt, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 140, p. 125-136 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Open Access
16 Downloads (Pure)

The language of typology

Grover, R., Emmitt, S. & Copping, A., 1 Jun 2019, In : arq: Architectural Research Quarterly. 23, 2, p. 149-156 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
27 Downloads (Pure)

A representational framework for sustainable design

Grover, R., Emmitt, S. & Copping, A., 4 Oct 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Sustainable development


A critical issue? : Educating for sustainability in the architectural design studio

Author: Grover, R., 19 Nov 2019

Supervisor: Copping, A. (Supervisor) & Emmitt, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


A Framework for Learning: Typology and the Design Studio

Author: Grover, R., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Emmitt, S. (Supervisor) & Copping, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisMPhil


Conserving Religious Heritage Through People-Involved Management: The Case of Mosques and Chinese Temples in the Urban Coastal Area of Java, Indonesia

Author: Tyas-Susanti, B., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Fodde, E. (Supervisor) & Copping, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Current perspectives and future directions of BIM assessment methods

Author: Azzouz, A., 29 Apr 2018

Supervisor: Copping, A. (Supervisor) & Shepherd, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD