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School of the Built Environment

Dr Greg Watts

Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Biography

Before lecturing at the University of Salford I worked in the construction industry up to the level of Senior Quantity Surveyor, for various companies, on a range of multi-million pound projects.

Having always aimed to improve behaviours and practices at every company where I have worked, in the hope of playing a part (albeit small) in improving the construction industry, I decided to move into construction education in the hope of inspiring and improving future generations. So far so good….

Teaching

Construction Law – Operation and Administration (Level 7)

Quantity Surveying Practice (Level 6)

Procurement and Administration (Level 5)

Multi-Disciplinary Project (Level 5)

Research Interests

Social Value in Construction

Measuring wider Social Value

Sustainability

Corporate Social Responsibility

Procurement

Construction Leadership

Ethics

Professional Development

Qualifications and Memberships

EngD – Engineering Doctorate – Loughborough University

MRICS – Chartered Quantity Surveyor – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

PGC – Professional Communication – Sheffield Hallam University

BSc (hons) – Quantity Surveying – Sheffield Hallam University

Publications

Conference Publications

  • WATTS, G., DAINTY, A. and FERNIE, S. (2018) Paradox and Legitimacy in Construction: how CSR reports restrict CSR practice. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 37(2).
  • WATTS, G., DAINTY, A. and FERNIE, S. (2016) The influence of public sector procurement practice in shaping construction CSR. In: Procs Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Annual COBRA conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • WATTS, G., DAINTY, A. and FERNIE, S. (2015) Making Sense of CSR in Construction: Do Contractor and Client Perceptions Align. 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.
  • WATTS, G., DAINTY, A. and FERNIE, S. (2015) Making Sense of CSR: translation between setters, enforcers and enactors. In: Procs 3rd Annual OFEL conference, Durbovnik, Croatia

 

Book Chapters

  • WATTS, G., DAINTY, A. and FERNIE, S. (2015) Making Sense of CSR: translation between setters, enforcers and enactors. Organisation Dynamics. Pearson Education.