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Barry Gledson

  • BSc (Hons), PG Cert, PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, SFHEA
  • Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Construction Engineering
  • Northumbria University
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Dr Barry Gledson is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Project Management at Northumbria University, and a member of the BIM Academy. He is Programme Leader of the MSc Project Management Framework of programmes, a Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB), a Full Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM), and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). Before commencing his academic post he spent a decade in the employment of major contractors working largely as a construction project planner engaging in both the management of on-site activities and in work winning activities mainly across the UK and for a brief early period in Washington DC. His research interests include Building Information Modelling, the planning, controlling and management of construction work, and aspects of project failure. His doctoral study involved evaluating the use of 4D BIM in the planning and time predictability of construction projects.

Recent publications

  • Use of Simulation Through BIM-Enabled Virtual Projects to Enhance Learning and Soft Employability Skills in Architectural Technology Education.

    • Gledson B
    • Dawson S
  • Benchmarking BIM Levels of Training and Education amongst Construction Management Practitioners

    • Gledson B
    • Hilton D
    • Rogage K

Professional experience

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Construction Engineering

Northumbria University

January 2010 - Present

Academic (Construction Project Management) at BIM Academy

Northumbria University

January 2010 - Present


BAM Construct UK

July 2008 - January 2010(2 years)

Planning Surveyor

Shepherd Construction Ltd

June 2002 - July 2008(6 years)


Tompkins Builders/J.A. Jones

June 2000 - July 2001(a year)

Northumbria University


Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Construction Project Management

Northumbria University

October 2012 - November 2017(5 years)

Data Analysis and Statistical Inference (Verified Certificate Issued by Coursera)

Duke University

February 2014 - April 2014(2 months)

PG Cert, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic & Professional Learning

Northumbria University

January 2010 - June 2011(a year)

Level 4 NVQ, Construction Contracting (Planning)

Shepherd Construction

September 2004 - June 2005(9 months)

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Leeds Metropolitan University

September 1998 - June 2002(4 years)

Co-authors (13)