Chris Boothman

Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB319

+44 (0) 1772 89 3341

Subject Areas: Construction and Surveying

Chris is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and leads the BSc (Hons) Building Surveying and BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management Degree programmes. Chris lectures in the areas of Building Surveying and Construction Project Management, his areas of specialism include Construction Technology, Building Pathology and Construction Management.

Chris is research active in the area of built environment and sustainability and his research interests include Quality, Customer Satisfaction, defects, rework, non-conformance and Modern Methods of Construction.

Full Profile

Chris Boothman is a Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying at UCLan as part of the Construction and Civil Engineering (CCE) unit of the School of Engineering; he is the course leader for the BSc. (Hons) Building Surveying and the BSc. (Hons) Construction Project Management programmes.

He has twenty years of industrial experience as Building Surveyor and Project Manager working in both local government and the private sector, managing projects for both public and private clients.  His industrial experience ranges from building surveying, building pathology, building conservation, facilities management, project management refurbishment, retrofit schemes and new build construction contracts.

In 2008, he moved into academia to aspire the construction professional of the future, since completing a postgraduate certificate in teaching and learning, an M.A in Teaching and Learning and is currently studying for a PhD.

His research interests include quality and customer satisfaction in the construction industry and specifically the new house-building sector, the effects of defects and rework on construction projects and Offsite/Modern Methods of Construction.


  • MA Teaching & Learning from the University of Bolton
  • PG Cert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education from the University of Bolton
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying from the University of Central Lancashire


Boothman, J C, Craig, N and Sommerville, J, (2018) UK HOUSING DEVELOPERS FIVE STAR RATING: FACT OR FICTION? Journal of Facilities Management (Special Housing Edition). – Publication September 2018.

Gerges, M. Penn, S. Moore, D. Boothman, C. and Liyanage, C. (2018) Multi-storey residential buildings and occupant’s behaviour during fire evacuation in the UK: Factors relevant to the development of evacuation strategies. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Emerald.

Higham, A, P., Fortune, C and Boothman, J C, (2016) Sustainability and Investment Appraisal for Housing Regeneration Projects; Structural Survey: Journal of Building Pathology and Refurbishment.


  • Fellow of the  Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB)
  • Chartered Construction Manager
  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (FCABE)
  • Chartered Building Engineer

External Affiliations

  • CIOB Professional Reviewer
  • CABE Professional Reviewer
  • CIOB Accreditation Panel Chair and Committee Member
  • CIOB Preston Hub Committee Academic Affiliate and Member

Research Activities

  • Quality,
  • Customer Satisfaction,
  • Modern Methods of Construction,
  • Construction & Surveying,
  • Fire,
  • Energy & Sustainability.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

BSc (Hons) Building Surveying Course Leader

BSc (Hons) Construction Project Manager Course Leader

  • BN1102 Sustainable Environment (Module Leader)
  • BN2606 Town Planning & Building Control (Module Leader)
  • BN2990 Professional Practice - Building Surveying (Module Leader)
  • BN3001 Performance Studies (Module Leader)
  • BN3981 Professional Practice - Building Surveying (Module Leader)
  • BN3990 Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision
  • BN4400 Advanced Construction Technology  (Module Leader)
  • BN4609 Masters Dissertation Supervision


Pinney, R. Boothman, C.  and Higham, A. (2017) Main Contractor Perspectives On the Drive for Increased Offsite Manufacture. International Research Conference 2017: Shaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment Conference. Salford. 11 - 13 September 2017.

Boothman, J C. and Craig, N. (2017) The House Building Sector: Are Customers Core to the House Building Process or just an Inconvenience?  13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC).  Salford 14th& 15 September 2017.

Boothman, J C and Craig, N (2016) “Five star status in the UK House Building Sector: a realistic indication of customer satisfaction or pure fantasy 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.

Boothman J C; Higham A: Scott A (2014) Delivering school buildings using off- site construction: stakeholder’s perceptions. 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1 - 3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management.     

Boothman J C; Higham A (2013) Attaining zero defects within the UK’s Building Schools for the Future programme: stakeholders’ perceptions  In: Smith, S.D and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D (Eds) Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2 - 4 September 2013, Reading, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1027-1036.

Boothman, J C, Higham, A and Horsfall, B (2012) Attaining zero defects within building schools for the future: a realistic target or a Sisyphean task? . In: Smith, S.D (Ed.), Proceedings 28th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3 - 5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 991–1001.