Dr Anthony Higham
After spending 10 years working in professional practice as a Quantity Surveyor working for various local authority and private consultancy practices I moved into education in 2006. Initially joining the university of Bolton, before moving to Sheffield Hallam and finally the University of Salford in 2015. I supervise and exam PhD and Masters students, based in both the UK and overseas, and have research interests in the areas of social sustainability and business ethics, valuation of social benefit, construction economics, commercial management and procurement. I have joint authored and published a textbook in the field of construction financial management and building economics published by Routledge and am currently writing a second book in the field of Maintenance and Asset Management for Wiley-Blackwell. I hold under-graduate External Examiner positions at two UK-based universities as well as acting as a Professional Review Assessor for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). Here at the University of Salford I am the Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying programme within the school. I also chair the Science and Technology Joint Ethics Panel and Committee whilst also representing the School of the Built Environment as a member of the University Research Ethics Committee. I am an academic journal referee and book reviewer. I am a member of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB).
Construction Economics – BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying;
Procurement and Administration – Undergraduate degree programmes
Social sustainability and business ethics,
Appraisal of social benefit at project and organisational levels
Construction cost overruns;
Risk and crisis management associated with construction projects.
Qualifications and Memberships
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying – University of Bolton
PGCE (Further, Higher and Adult Education) – University of Bolton
MSc Construction Economics – Glasgow Caledonian University
PhD Construction Management – Sheffield Hallam University
MRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – Chartered Quantity Surveyor)
MCIOB (Chartered Institute of Building – Chartered Construction Manager)
FHEA (Fellow Higher Education Academy
Books and Book Chapters
Higham A.P., Bridge, C. and Farrell, P. (2017) Project Finance for Construction. Oxon. Routledge.
Amadi, A and Higham, A.P. (2017) Fossil Fuel Reliant Housing in Nigeria: Physio-climatic Regionalism as an Energy/Cost Efficient Perspective to Providing Thermal Comfort. In: Dastbaz, M; Gorse, C. and Moncaster, A. (Eds.) Building Information Modelling, Building Performance, Design and Smart Construction: London: Springer. p.145.
Amadi, A.I. and Higham A.P. (2017) Latent Geotechnical Pathogens Inducing Cost Overruns in Highway Projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (In press)
Amadi, A.I. and Higham A.P. (2017) The Trickle-Down Effect Of Psycho-Social Constructs And Knowledge Deficiencies As Organisational Barriers To Cost Performance On Highway Projects. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction (In press)
Higham A.P., Barlow, C., Bichard, E. and Richards, A. (2017) Valuing Sustainable Change in the Built Environment: Using SuROI to appraise built environment projects. Journal of Facilities Management (In press)
Higham, A.P., Fortune, C. and Boothman, C. (2016) Sustainability and Investment Appraisal for Housing Regeneration Projects. Structural Survey, Vol. 34 Iss. 2 pp.150-167 Paper Awarded: Emerald Literati Award for Excellence - Highly Commended Paper 2017.
Higham, A.P., Fortune, C and James, H. (2015) Life cycle costing: Evaluating its use in UK practice. Structural Survey, Vol. 33 Iss 1 pp.73 – 87. Paper Awarded: EmeraldLiterati Award for Excellence - Highly Commended Paper 2016.
International Peer Reviewed Conference Papers
Amadi, A. and Higham, A. (2016) Investigating Market Demand And Supply Of Construction Industry Waste As A Lucrative Outlet For Integrating Informal Sector Recycling/Scavenging In Port Harcourt Metropolis. In: Gorse. C. and Dastbaz, M. (Eds) International SEEDS conference, 14-15 September 2016, Leeds Beckett University, UK, Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society. Paper awarded: LSI Award for Paper Addressing a Social Need.
Amadi, A. and Higham, A. (2016) Physio-Climatic Regionalism As An Energy / Cost Efficient Alternative To Fossil Fuel Reliant Housing In Providing Thermal Comfort In: Gorse. C. and Dastbaz, M. (Eds) International SEEDS conference, 14-15 September 2016, Leeds Beckett University, UK, Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society.
Amadi, A. and Higham, A. (2016) Geotechnical Characterization of cost overrun drivers in highway projects: Predicted on heterogeneous ground conditions in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria In: Chan P.W. and Neilson, C (Eds) Procs 32nd Annual ARCOM conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.
Higham, A and Thomson, C (2015) An Evaluation of Construction Professionals Sustainability Literacy in North West England In: Raiden A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E (Eds) Procs 31st Annual ARCOM conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 417 – 426.
Higham, A and Stephenson, P (2014) Identifying Project Success Criteria for UK Social Housing Asset Management Schemes In. Raiden, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (Eds) Procs 30th Annual ARCOM conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 33-42
Boothman, C, Higham, A and Scott, A (2014) Delivering school buildings using off-site construction: Stakeholders perceptions. In. Raiden, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (Eds) Procs 30th Annual ARCOM conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1019-1028
Boothman C and Higham A (2013) Attaining zero defects within the UK's building Schools for the Future Programme: stakeholders' perceptions. In: Smith, S D (Ed.) and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D D (Ed.), Proceedings 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management., 1027–1036
Higham, A and Fortune, C. (2012) Investment Appraisal Tools and Sustainability Evaluation in Social Housing. In: Smith, S.D. (Ed.), Procs 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1269-1278
Boothman, C; Higham, A and Horsfall, B. (2012) Attaining zero defects within Building Schools for the Future: a realistic target or a Sisyphean task?. In: Smith, S.D. (Ed.), Procs 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1269-1278
Higham, A and Fortune, C (2011) Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) Decision Making: An exploration of Current Practice. In: Egbu, C and Lou E.C.W. (Eds.), 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 1175 – 1184
Higham, A and Fortune, C (2010) The early stage benefit planning of housing regeneration projects: the gap between theory and practice. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Leeds. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 1427-36
Higham, A and Olubodun, F. (2007), Evaluating how social factors influence housing conditions in the UK, Proceedings of Knowledge and Innovation Conference, May 2007, Bolton, UK, University of Bolton
Olubodun, F; Kangwa, J. and Higham, A. (2006) An Evaluation of alternative strategies for dealing with areas of low demand under the sustainable communities' initiative – A tale of two communities. Paper presented at the International Conference on Infrastructure Development and the Environment. Aduju, Nigeria.