John Littlewood Cardiff Metropolitan University
John Littlewood Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dr John Richard Littlewood BSc (hons) PhD FHEA ACIAT
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Specialist Subject Areas
Architectural Science & Technology; Building Performance Evaluation; Building Diagnostics and Surveying; Building Fire Performance – the Safety Gap; Biodiversity & Organic Food Production; Building Services Engineering; Environmental Design, Construction and Operation of Buildings; Housing; Sustainable & Resilient Buildings; Sustainable Energy & Water.
ISO18436 PCN Level I (General) Accredited and Level II (Civil Engineering) Accredited Infra-Red Thermography, British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (2014).
Domestic Air Tightness Testing Accredited, British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (2014).
Domestic Air Tightness Testing Qualified, Building Science Research Information Association (2012).
ISO18436 PCN Level I Thermographer, Certified – InfraRed Training Centre, Flir (2011).
PhD: A study of the design and thermal performance of two storey earth sheltered houses (2001).
BSc (Hons) First in Building Surveying (1996)
John trained as a Building Surveyor before specialising as an Architectural Technologist with a bias in Environmental Sustainability, and also Building and Systems Performance Evaluation. He has 24 years’ experience in academia and industry. John has worked with numerous housing charities, housing associations, Universities and also one of Europe’s leading Design and Engineering consultancies: BDP, in Sustainable Consultancy. John graduated from his bachelor’s degree (1996) and PhD (2001) at the University of South Wales, where he worked as a Lecturer from 1997, Post-Doc Research Fellow from 2001 and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from 2003 to 2006. John’s research contributed to the Advanced Materials Research Unit and he provided lecturing to a number of Built Environment programmes including Architectural Technology. John was part of the team that established Wales’ first CIAT Accredited Architectural Technology degree and also the first CIBSE Accredited BEng Building Services Engineering degree and masters programmes. In late 2006, John moved to the University of the West England as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, where he taught on both the Building Surveying programmes and also the Architectural Technology and Design degree. John joined Cardiff Metropolitan in 2007, as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design & Technology.
John has published 90 peer reviewed outputs, and in 2017, John is co-editor of two special issue Journals, to be published in July: i). Building Services Engineering Research & Technology; and ii). Engineering Sustainability. John’s first book ‘Smart Energy Control Systems for Sustainable Buildings, will be published in March 2017: http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319520742, co-edited with Dr Catalina Spataru of the UCL Energy Institute (https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=CSPAT02) and Professor Robert Howlett of KES International (http://rjhowlett.complexnet.co.uk/) and Professor Lakhmi C. Jain of Bournemouth University. John is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Member of the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (http://www.bindt.org/) and also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (http://www.ciat.org.uk/).
John is CSAD’s Professional Doctorate Coordinator and created the first pathway in the school of this programme in 2009: Ecological Building Practices (D.EBP). In 2010 and 2016, John contributed to the redesign, five year review and revalidation of the Professional Doctorate programme. In 2016, John led the creation of a new pathway in Engineering (D.Eng) coordinated by CSAD, with contributions from CSM and PDR. In addition, John led the revamp of the D.EBP into the Sustainable Built Environment pathway (D.SBE), and contributed to the development of one of five pathways in Professional Practice (D.Prof). John welcomes applications from practioners interested to pursue any of these three Professional Doctorate pathways: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/research/Pages/Research-Degrees.aspx.
John founded (in 2009) and Heads the Ecological Built Environment Research & Enterprise (EBERE) group (http://cardiff-school-of-art-and-design.org/research/ebere/) as a mechanism to develop and promote research, enterprise, learning and teaching in the sustainable architecture & built environment fields, where none existed before at Cardiff Met – before he joined in 2007. EBERE is a recognised research theme in CSAD and the Welsh Institute for Research in Art & Design and John has led/is leading research and enterprise projects funded by the EPSRC, InnovateUK, KESS1 and KESS2 – ESF, ERDF, Building Contractors, Bridgend Council, University grants, Coastal Housing Group: http://www.coastalhousing.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx and other housing associations. EBERE brings together research in a wide area including: assessment of energy and resource use in the built environment; building fabric and system performance assessment; fire performance – the safety gap; evaluation of occupancy and user behaviour in buildings; optimised design and construction manufacturing and solutions for resilient and sustainable housing; and also heritage building information modelling in Wales.
John works closely with Professor George Karani (http://cardiffmet.ac.uk/health/staff/Pages/Prof-George-Karani.aspx), John Counsell, Nick Evans, Anthony Whyman, Dr Mahmood Alam and Paul Wilgeroth in EBERE. In addition, John collaborates with Professor Andrew Geens of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, Professor Chris Gorse of the Leeds Sustainability Institute, Professor Steve Goodhew of the University of Plymouth, and Assistant Professor Alfonso Capozolli of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
John has been active with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) since the early 2000s and is part of the Welsh branch. He has been a member of a number of national CIAT committees, including the Research Committee. John is active in various international conferences founding and Chairing tracks and sessions including the Biodiversity and the Built Environment track at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors COBRA conference in 2009 and 2010. Since 2011 John has chaired numerous invited and general tracks in Sustainable Buildings, and Monitoring Environmental Performance at the Sustainability and Energy in Buildings (SEB) International Conference (SEB’11, SEB’12, SEB’13, SEB’14, SEB’15, SEB16, SEB17. John has Chaired the SEB14 and is Chairing the SEB17 conferences: http://seb14.sustainedenergy.org/ and http://seb-17.sustainedenergy.org/.
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