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School of the Built Environment

Brodie McAdam

Senior Lecturer


I joined the University in 2006 having spent the previous ten years in legal practice as a solicitor, specialising in dispute resolution, primarily in relation to construction matters. 

I developed and launched the Construction Law & Practice (“CLP”) LLM/MSc Programme, which I continue to lead.


I have taught a range of legally related modules in the School, but currently I lead Fundamentals of Construction Law, and Dispute Resolution Law & Practice, both of which are on the CLP Masters programme.

I form part of the team which delivers the PGT Research Phase, being primarily responsible for management and co-ordination of this complex learning phase.

Research Interests

 Construction law, and related issues

Qualifications and Memberships

Solicitor (non practising), FCIArb, FHEA


McAdam, B 2007, 'Policy for Reducing Carbon Emissions from Buildings in England', Proceedings of the RICS Construction and Building Research Conference (COBRA 2007), 6-7 September 2007, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

McAdam, B 2008, Landlord and Tenant Law for Surveyors: A Problematized Case Study, in: Haigh, R & Amaratunga, D (eds.), 'CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research', CIB, Salford, UK, p.1. Conference details: CIB, 'BEAR 2008', held at: Kandalama, Dambulla, Sri Lanka, from 11/02/2008 to 15/02/2008

McAdam, B 2008, Apportionment and City Inn - Save it for the Scots, in: , 'RICS Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference', RICS, London, UK, p.1. Conference details: RICS, 'COBRA 2008', held at: DIT, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, from 04/09/2008 to 05/09/2008

McAdam, B 2009, 'Apportionment and the Common Law: Has City Inn got it wrong?', Construction Law Journal, 25(2), pp.79-95

McAdam, B 2010, The UK Legal Context for Building Information Modelling, in: 'World Congress', CIB, Salford, UK. Conference details: CIB World Congress, 10 - 13 May 2010, Lowry Centre, Salford Quays

McAdam, B, 2010, BIM Implementation and the Law: An international literature review, 'RICS Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference', RICS, London, UK, Conference details: RICS, 'COBRA 2010', Paris, September 2010

McAdam, B, 2010, Building Information Modelling: the UK Legal Context, International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2(3), 246-259

Thurairajah, N, Williams, A, and McAdam, B, 2011, Using synchronous web conferencing to enhance situated distance learner experience in a built environment context.  Conference Details: 'Education in a Changing Environment', to be held in Salford, UK, July 2011

Excel-DL project report submitted to HEA in March 2011

McAdam, B, 2011, 'Could Building Information Modelling be the next new thing for JCT contracts?', JCT News, April 2011 (invited contribution)

Journal editorships and editorial board memberships

McAdam, B 2009, 'Teaching Law on Engineering and Construction Programs', Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 1(1), pp.1-0. [Guest Editor]

McAdam, B 2009, 'Law, Pedagogy and the Built Environment', Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 1(4), pp.159-159. [Guest Editor]

Associate Editor, International Journal of Law in the Buit Environment