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Dr Steve Phillips

Course Director, MSc in Building Surveying, BSc (Hons) Building Surveying

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    Built Environment and Architecture / Construction, Property and Surveying

Dr Steve Phillips BSc MSc MPhil(Cantab) PGCert EngD FRICS MCIOB FCABE has worked in the UK construction industry since 1978. He is a Chartered Building Surveyor, a Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Construction Manager and has held a number of senior positions within the industry including being the managing director of a specialist dispute resolution building surveying practice and an executive board member of a major social housing landlord organisation.

After completing an Engineering Doctorate at Loughborough University and a MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge University he is now a full-time academic at London South Bank University.

Steve teaches on the following modules:

Building Surveying Project 2018 to date
Management of Organisation 2018 to date
Planning and Development Control 2018 to date
Construction Practice 2018 to date
Construction Economics 2007 -2009 Online Tutor
CIOB Party Wall Act Tutor 2002-2003


Phillips S (2008), OVID-BV: Optimising Value in Decision-Making for Best Value in the UK Social Housing Sector. CICE, Loughborough University ISBN: 978 0 947974 69 5.


Phillips, S & Forman, T (2018) The Role of BIM in Retrofitting Works within the UK Social Housing Sector. Journal of Building Survey, Appraisal & Valuation Vol 7(3) pp 1-17.

Phillips, S (2017) The Role of BIM in Retrofit 2050 Within the UK Social Housing Sector. University of Cambridge MPhil Thesis.

Phillips, S, Martin, J., Dainty, A.R.J. And Price, A.D. (2008), Analysis of the quality attributes used in establishing best value tenders in the UK social housing sector, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 15(4), pp 307-320, ISSN:09699988.

Phillips, S, Martin, J.P., Dainty, A.R.J. And Price, A.D. (2008), Renew or repair existing window units? A best value approach, Construction Information Quarterly, 10(1), March pp 12-18.

Phillips, S, Martin, J., Dainty, A.R.J. And Price, A.D. (2007), Uncertainty in best value decision making, Journal of Financial Management in Property and Construction, 122, pp 63 - 72, ISSN 1366-4387.

Phillips, S, Dainty, A and Price, A (2007). The development of a tender analysis support tool for use in social housing best value procurement. In: Boyd, D(Ed) Procs 23rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2007, Belfast, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 797-798.

Phillips, S, Price, A.D. And Dainty, A.R.J. (2004), Achieving Best Value in Social Housing Procurement, Proceedings of the 20th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1, Khosrowshahi, F. (Ed), Edinburgh, pp. 639-647, ISBN 0 9534161 9 4.

Phillips, S, Price, A.D. And Dainty, A.R.J. (2004), Achieving Best Value in Social Housing Procurement, Ellis, R and Bell, M, RICS Foundation, Proceedings of the Construction and Building Research (COBRA) Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

Phillips, S and Wheal, R. (1998) The Underlying Problems of the UK Construction Industry, Proceedings of the 11th Annual Kings College London Centre of Construction Law and Management Conference, Kings College London.

Phillips, S & Streatfield, C (2019) How can Digital Technology Improve Productivity in Retrofitting Works within the UK Social Housing Sector? ARCOM 2019


CIOB International Research & Innovation Award 2007

RICS Prizewinner 1984

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  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (C BuildE FCABE)