Eamonn Patrick Farrell

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Maxwell 419

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Current positions

Lecturer in Construction Law


After completing a degree in Geography, I commenced work as a non-cognate graduate Quantity Surveyor with Tarmac Major Projects, working on major highway schemes throughout the UK. I completed my QS training via the RICS non-cognate graduate entry scheme and spent the next 11 years working as a QS on major civils works for several national contractors, undertaking a variety of projects including motorway re-construction, railway station re-modelling, environmental improvement works and harbour re-construction works. In 2001 I joined The Football Association as Regional Facilities Manager, undertaking the development of a national facilities programme relating to refurbishment and new build construction of sports related facilities including the construction of multi-sports facilities and sports villages. The work involved delivery of the end-to-end construction process, dealing with a range of clients and requiring the management of complex funding arrangements to enable successful project delivery. This multi-faceted role enabled involvement in the strategic development and planning phase, client liaison, design development, business planning and post-completion monitoring and evaluation.

As a result of my experience I have extensive knowledge of commercial management within the construction industry. This includes procurement, account management and claims. I have worked on a range of construction contracts including ICE, NEC and JCT. I also have experience of lean and agile implementation programmes, design development, production of specifications and strategic development of facility programmes. I have also been involved in the delivery of international facility development programmes.

Areas of research

Disaster Resilience


I gained a teaching qualification in 2000 since then have taught in both part-time and full-time capacities across a range of subjects within the Built Environment including Contract Administration, Law, Project Management, Construction Technology, Multi-Disciplinary Practice, Dissertation Supervision. I completed an MSc in Project Management in Construction in 2008 and an LLM in Construction Law and Practice in 2014, undertaking both courses at the University of Salford. These qualifications helped in both a professional capacity as well as adding to my teaching portfolio. I have collaborated with industry in relation to the development of bespoke training programmes and have also worked on the development of educational materials across the Built Environment for both traditional delivery and distance-learning purposes. I have worked with external Awarding Bodies in the development of teaching specifications for both the Built Environment and Law. I have developed degree programme modules for validation and have extensive experience in the  development and delivery of assessments, standardisation and moderation.

I currently teach on the following programmes;

Level 4 Module, Introduction to Law and the Regulatory Framework

Level 5 Property and Commercial Lease Law and Practice

Level 7 Building Law Principles


I am also the Level 4 Year Tutor.

Research Interests

My research interests relate to legal frameworks in relation to disaster resilience

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BA (Hons) Geography
  • MSc Project Management In Construction
  • LLM Construction Law and Practice
  • Certificate In Education
  • RICS Part 3 Final Exams (non-cognate)