Dr. Juan Antonio Ferriz-Papi

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

Photo of Dr. Juan Antonio Ferriz-Papi

Current positions

Lecturer in Building Surveying

My professional activity was developed in Spain (1997-2009), working as a site and construction manager, H&S coordinator and quality control for the construction of new dwellings, residential blocks and other commercial buildings. I acted as a surveyor for existing buildings, residential and commercial, public and private, aftersales office, surveys to court, etc. I also participated in the creation and management of one SME (2002-2009) which provided technical services to construction companies.

I have been working as a Lecturer since 2001: first at the University of Alicante as a part-time Lecturer (2001-2009), later as an assistant Lecturer (2009-2013) and I moved to the UK in 2015, when I started as a full-time Lecturer at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. During that period (2015-2020), I developed different activities about teaching, research and management at Higher Education. Working in the School of Built and Natural Environments, I taught varied modules in the Built programme, linked to Building Surveying, Project and Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering. I created links with the construction industry in Wales and the UK as well as other universities and research institutions, nationally and internationally. In May 2020, I started as a Lecturer in Building Surveying at the University of Salford.



My expertise has been developed following my teaching commitments. I started teaching about construction materials and quality control on site (2001-2013), which provided me a good technical background, also applied to my professional career.

My interest also started working on sustainable construction applied to the construction industry, which topic has been developed in many other modules along my teaching experience (2007-2020).

Besides, I developed a background about construction management, which brought me to teach other modules in UWTSD (2015-2020).

At present, I am more focused on the building surveying practice (2020-present).

Research Interests

Research Interests

My main research interest is about sustainable construction. I have worked in different projects about circular economy and recycled materials performance. Specifically, I have worked in projects linked to industry about recycled fresh concrete, C&D waste in concrete mixes and recycled aggregates. Additionally, I have taken independent research about other applications for recycled products such as bottom ash, fused recycled glass or recycled plastics. I am interested in the analysis of waste streams in industry and potential uses as well as up-scaling.

On the other hand, I have worked about life cycle assessment applied to the construction industry. I have developed some independent research about carbon footprint applied to construction products, buildings and even services. I am interested in LCA development and application to the construction industry in all stages and multiple aspects as a strong tool for environmental impact assessment.

Finally, there are more topics which I have worked but not so in depth until now, although I consider they are also very relevant for the construction industry nowadays. Among others, I am interested in the use of green infrastructures in urban areas and buildings, building energy efficiency performance, new and traditional construction methods and materials, building retrofitting, etc.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc Architectural Technology in Construction Works (Building Engineering) (1997)
  • MSc Building Management (2008)
  • PhD (2013)


  • Professional Association for Architectural Technology and Building Engineering Alicante (Spain) (1997-2017)
  • Circular Economy Research Group in Wales – CERIG (2018-2020)
  • ACIOB (2017-present)