Chris Pye

Course Leader BSc (Hons) Facilities Management

School of Engineering

Harris Building, HB320

+44 (0) 1772 89 3220

Subject Areas: Engineering, Construction and Surveying, Architecture, Energy and Sustainability

Chris Pye is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and leads the BSc. (Hons.) Facilities Management degree. Chris lectures in the areas of building surveying and civil engineering in both the UK,Hong Kong and Oman, his areas of specialism include high-rise construction technology and building pathology combined with maintenance management.

Chris is research active in the area of built environment and sustainability and his research interests include building life cycle analysis, the application of building information modelling to listed buildings and the conservation of military structures and war memorials.

Full Profile

Chris Pye is a Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying at UCLan within the Construction and Civil Engineering (CCE) unit of the School of Engineering and is course leader for the BSc. (Hons.) Construction (foundation entry) degree.

Chris has seventeen years of industrial experience as a civil engineer and also as a building surveyor and has worked in both local government and private practice. Chris has experience of managing projects for both public and private clients in commercial and domestic construction projects. His industrial experience ranges from sea defence and highway engineering projects to building conservation, facilities management and new build construction.

His teaching relates to sustainable high-rise building construction, diagnosing building defects in both their design and materials used and the techniques involved in long-term management of building assets. Chris is responsible within the CCE unit as the UK partner college liaison officer and industrial placements tutor.

Chris has published research papers on topics such as building information modelling, building energy efficiency and life cycle costing for sustainable buildings and has completed pedagogic research into the use of mobile devices by students as part of their learning.


  • P.G.Cert. Research Student Supervision, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 2013
  • P.G.Cert. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 2012
  • Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching Toolkit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 2011
  • M.Sc. Architectural Conservation, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 2010
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Building Surveying, First Class, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, 2004


Chartered Building Engineer

Registered as an Incorporated Engineer with the UK Engineering Council

Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

External Affiliations and Roles

External Examiner for Plymouth University (2013 – Contract expires 2017)

Reviewer for Routledge Taylor & Francis Group Plc (2015 – to date)

Referee for NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi (Journal of Research – Applied Sciences), (2016)

Member of Scientific Committees

Doctoral Research Workshop CIB TG72 / ARCOM in Public Private Partnerships, University of Central Lancashire, 12th October 2011.

International Conference Public Private Partnerships Body of Knowledge (P3BooK), University of Central Lancashire, 18th – 20th March 2013


Adedotun, O., Pour Rahimian, F., Goulding, J., Pye, C., (2015) Construction Education’s Requirements for Achieving Level 2 & 3 BIM. ARCOM Doctoral Workshop on Construction Education in the New Digital Age, Birmingham City University, UK.

Pye C J, (2013) Fleetwood War Memorial – Past Present & Future – A Case Study of a Heritage Lottery Funded Restoration Scheme presented at the ‘Finding Identities – Lancashire in World War One’ Conference at the University of Central Lancashire 23rd – 24th November 2013

Hartungi, Rusdy, Pye, C J,(2010) Energy Efficiency Practice in Office Building, Proceedings of Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building: from Theory to Practice (CESB’10), Paper No.064, 30 June – 2 July 2010, Prague – Czech Republic

Hartungi R, Pye C J, (2009) Life Cycle Costing Applications in Sustainable Buildings, presented at the International Seminar on Theorizing Sustainable Building Design, SBD09, Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK

More publications


Conservation of military architecture

Researching the use of mobile devices by students as an aid to learning


BN1501 Civil Engineering Technology (Module Leader) 
BNC006 Principles of Building (Module Leader) 
AO2004 Building Technology 2 (Module Leader) 
BN1990 Professional Practice - Construction Project Management (Co-Lecturer) 
BN2001 Construction Technology 2 (Module Leader) 
BN2002 Sustainable Environment 2 (Module Leader)
BN3040 Facilities Management (Module Leader)
BN3002 Maintenance Management (Co-Lecturer)
BN3981 Professional Practice 3 - Building Surveying (Co-Lecturer)
BN3990 Undergraduate Dissertation Supervision 
BN4609 Masters Dissertation Supervision
Lecturer on the CIOB Graduate Diploma Programme
Currently responsible for teaching a Professional Practice module (BN3981) and a Maintenance Management Module (BN3002) to B.Sc. (Hons.) Building Surveying students at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education.


Pye, C., J., Smith, A., ‘The Use of Mobile Devices by UCLan GB-ACE Student’s as an Aid to Learning’ poster presented at the Sharing Pedagogic Practice Conference, University of Central Lancashire 1st July 2014

Pye C., J., ‘Fleetwood War Memorial – Past Present & Future – A Case Study of a Heritage Lottery
Funded Restoration Scheme’ poster presented at the Finding Identities: Lancashire in World War One
Conference at the University of Central Lancashire 23rd – 24th November 2013

Pye, C., J., Smith, A., Dr ‘The Use Of Mobile Devices By Students As An Aid To Learning’ poster presented at the Grenfell Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment Postgraduate Research Event 19th June 2012