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1994 …2020

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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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  • 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

    Open Access

    Exploring the value of demolition contractor involvement at the design stage of construction

    Osaily, Y., Copping, A., McCann, S. & Uddin, T., 2 Sep 2019, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2019 - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference. Gorse, C. & Neilson, C. J. (eds.). Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), p. 334-343 10 p. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2019 - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


    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