David Dowdle

Senior Lecturer

  • Maxwell Building Room 432e
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 2182
  • E: d.l.dowdle@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

“Please contact me via email for an appointment”

Biography

  • 1993 – present: Lecturer/senior Lecturer in Building Services Engineering  
  • 1990 – 1992: MSc in M&E Building Services Engineering (University of Glasgow)
  • 1984 – 1993: Graduate Trainee/Higher Engineer/Senior Engineer, Dept. of the Environment – Property Services Agency (PSA) specialising in Mechanical & Electrical Building Services Engineering
  • 1980 – 1984: BSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1978 – 1980: HNC in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1976 – 1978: ONC in Mechanical Engineering
  • 1976 – 1980: 4 year apprenticeship as maintenance fitter

4 year apprenticeship with PSA in the maintenance of mechanical Building Services installations followed by a 4 year full-time BSc in Mechanical Engineering led me to undertake a graduate trainee position with PSA at their Scottish HQ in Edinburgh where I rose to the position of Senior M&E Engineer. Involved in all aspects of the design, installation and maintenance of both mechanical and electrical Building Services including heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, low voltage/medium voltage/high voltage electrical power supplies, lighting, fire systems, acoustics and more. Moved to the University of Salford in 1994 to teach the design of both M&E Building Services at UG and PGT levels.

Teaching

Current teaching:

  • HNC Professional Practice
  • BSc Introduction to Building Services (level 4 Architecture programme)
  • BSc Environmental Science and Services (level 4 all programmes except Arch)
  • MDP 1 (level 4 all programmes except Arch)
  •  MDP 2 (level 5 all programmes)
  • DRP (level 6 all programmes)
  • QS in M&E (level 7)

Research Interests

Many aspects of learning and teaching, including:

  • Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
  • e-Learning
  • Built Environment Learning animations

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc., MSc., CEng, MIMechE, MASHRAE, ACIBSE and  FHEA

BSc Mechanical Engineering

MSc Building Services Engineering

MIMechE (Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers)

MASHRAE (Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating,
and Air-Conditioning Engineers)

ACIBSE (Associate, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers)

FHEA (Fellow, Higher Education Academy)

Publications

The Effects of Passive Design and Renewable Energy in Producing Low Energy Efficiency Architecture and Special Identity – (Case Study Libyan Desert Zone – Ghadames)

Aisha A. Almansuri, David Dowdle and Steve Curwell

Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment,

University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT,UK.

BuHu 8th International Postgraduate Research Conference. Prague, Czech Republic: University of Salford.2008

Future Practice of Climatic Design In Housing In Hot Climates Regions – (Case Study- Tripoli, Libya): Methodological Perspective.

Aisha A. Almansuri, Steve Curwell and David Dowdle

Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment,

University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT, UK.

The BuHu 9th international postgraduate research conference 2009. Greater Manchester: The University of Salford.2009

Do Courtyard Houses Provide the Ideal Climatic Solution in Hot Climate Regions? Case study- Tripoli, Libya

Aisha A. Almansuri , David Dowdle and Steve Curwell

Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT,UK.

BuHu 9th international postgraduate research conference 2009. Greater Manchester: The University of Salford. 2009

Climatic Design Strategies in Hot Regions: An Application of Tripoli-Libya

Aisha  Almansuri, Steve Curwell and David Dowdle

Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment,

University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT, United Kingdom

RICS COBRA Research Conference, University of Cape Town, 10-11th September 2009.

Aisha Almansuri, Steve Curwell and David Dowdle, pp 1640-1652

Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development: A State of the Art

Aisha A. Almansuri, Steve Curwell and David Dowdle

Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment,University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT,UK

Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development

Volume I

Editors

Suliman M. Fortea

Jamal Al-Qawasmi

SAUD 2009

The Sixth International Conference of the

Center for the Study of Architecture in the Arab Region

David Dowdle, (2006), Engaging Learners - The Development of Effective e-Learning Applications for Students of the Built Environment, Architectural Engineering and Design Management. London, Earthscan/James and James

A. A. Almansuri, D. Dowdle, S. Curwell (2008) The effects of passive design and renewable energy in producing low energy efficiency architecture and special identity. BuHu 8th International Postgraduate Research Conference 26TH – 27TH June 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

Dowdle D, Ricketts S and Unsworth P. (2007). Definition, application and perceived effectiveness of ‘rapid e-learning’: introducing a novel project in Higher Education.  Education in a Changing Environment Conference - University of Salford, UK.

David Dowdle, (2006), A Framework For Developing Effective E-Learning, Proceedings of the CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 10th - 12th April, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

James M, Laws E, Staniland K, Mollo B and Dowdle D (2004)  Media-Enriched Content Within Blackboard - Creating Content 'Nuggets'  Education in a Changing Environment Conference, 13th & 14th September, University of Salford, UK. (co-presented)

D. Dowdle & I. Hanbridge (2003) Using 3D Modeling and Dynamic Thermal Simulation Software Tools to Facilitate Student Understanding Of Complex Principles In 'Passive' Building Design. 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 26th - 30th July, Carlton Madeira Hotel, Madeira Island – Portugal.

Dowdle D. (2003). Using 3D modelling and dynamic thermal simulation software tools to facilitate student understanding of complex principles in 'passive' building design - an experiential learning approach, Education in a Changing Environment Conference, 17th & 18th September, University of Salford, UK.

Too E. G.S., Betts M. and Dowdle D. (2003). A framework for construction IT education. Proceedings of the CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 9th - 11th April, University of Salford, UK.

Murray P., Dowdle D. and Parker M. (2003). The rationale for student-centred learning in building education - Proceedings of the CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 9th - 11th April, University of Salford, UK.

Dowdle D., Murray P. and Parker M. (2003). Student Centred Learning – The Keystone of Construction Education? - Proceedings of the CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 9th - 11th April, University of Salford, UK.

Too E. G.S., Betts M. and Dowdle D. (2002). Approaches to Construction Information Technology Education.  In CIB publication 273 'Proceedings of the first international workshop on Construction Information Technology in Education', 12th & 13th September 2002. Slovenia, University of Maribor.

Editorships: David Dowdle, Vian Ahmed, (2006), Architectural Engineering and Design Management Volume 2, Number 1-2, 2006 - Teaching and Learning Building Design and Construction, Architectural Engineering and Design Management.