Dr Teslim Balogun

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions

Lecturer in Construction Education


Before joining the University of Salford in August 2019, Teslim worked at Bridgwater and Taunton College (BTC) as a course leader and curriculum manager in the construction professions department and taught several construction courses on FE and HE programmes. These include construction management, construction project management, sustainable construction, construction technology, civil engineering technology, contractual procedures, contract law, health and safety, legal and statutory responsibilities, and science and material. During this time, Teslim led civil, construction, town planning and apprenticeship pathways and monitored the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) process within these programmes as the Lead Internal Verifier. As a result, Teslim has worked with several apprentices and key employers within the construction sector to deliver higher and advanced apprenticeship qualifications and has achieved a high success rate.

Before joining BTC, Teslim undertook his doctoral and master’s degrees at the University of the West of England (UWE), where he taught and supported MSc construction project management students on a range of modules. Teslim has over 12 years of industry experience and has worked with the government, contractors, consultants and key industry stakeholders to deliver major highway and drainage schemes in Nigeria.

Teslim has a keen interest in sustainable construction, environmental impact and Life cycle assessment, maintenance and management of infrastructures, construction and digital technologies, construction education and skills development. His research is focused on integrating life cycle assessment into infrastructure and building maintenance systems. He is also keen to see digital technology skills developed among construction students and industry professionals. Teslim leads major outreach and community engagement projects to promote the construction industry and digital technologies amongst the younger generation.

Areas of Research

Construction Education and Skills development

Construction & Digital Technologies

Sustainable Construction – highway, bridges, and buildings,

Maintenance and Management systems

Environmental Impact and Life Cycle Assessment


Construction Technology

Sustainable Construction Technology

Sustainable Construction Process Technology

Integrated Project

Introduction to Built Environment Professional Practice

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Construction Project Management

  • Sustainable Bridge Design and Maintenance