Professor Jason Underwood

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Maxwell 404

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Current positions

Professor Digital Built Environments & Construction ICT; Programme Director MSc. BIM & Digital Built Environments; Director Construct IT For Business

Areas of research

Digital Construction Innovation, Digital Built Environments, Digital Transformation, Collaborative Working and Behaviours, BIM Education, Reskilling


  • BIM concepts, principles, benefits, drivers, challenges, and barriers;
  • Pillars of BIM Level 2;
  • BIM, the change management process & people;
  • BIM, Big Data & Smart cities
  • Integrated approaches to project delivery;
  • Collaborative working & behaviours.

Research Interests

  • Construction informatics;
  • Concurrent engineering;
  • Integrated and collaborative computing in construction;
  • Product and building information modelling;
  • Digital built environments;
  • Organisational e-readiness;
  • Collaborative working and behaviours;
  • BIM Education and upskilling.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 2011-2103: MSc. Psychology (Distinction), Liverpool Hope University
  • 1991-1995: PhD. In the Application of Information Technology in Construction (Thesis entitled “Integrating Design and Construction to Improve Constructability Through an Effective Usage of IT”), University of Salford
  • 1987-1991: BEng. (Hons) Civil Engineering: Second Class (Upper Division), Liverpool John Moores University


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (MCInstCES)
  • Chartered Member of The British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • UK BIM Alliance Leadership Group (UK BIM Academic Forum representative)
  • HMG BIM Task Group Education & Training Work Stream (academic representative and Learning Ooutcome Framework Lead)
  • K Building Information Modelling (BIM) Academic Forum (current chair and University of Salford representative)
  • Scottish Futures Trust BIM Academic Group
  • BIM4Community (as Chair of BIM Academic Forum)
  • Behaviours4Collaboration Group
  • Constructing Excellence Digital Construction Group
  • Nuclear Institute Digital Special Interest Group
  • BIM Task Group North West Regional BIM Hub
  • North West Construction Hub Digital Construction (BIM) Special Interest Group
  • Manchester City Council Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR) Group
  • Network Rail Supply Chain BIM Forum
  • Chartered Institute Civil Engineering Surveyors North West & North Wales Committee
  • Chartered Institute Civil Engineering Surveyors Education, Professional Development & Membership Committee
  • Constructing Excellence Manchester Committee
  • CIRIA Universities Infrastructure Group (University of Salford representative)
  • RICS Construction IT Business Group (Construct IT For Business representative).