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David M. Adamson

MA, FICE, C Eng, Dip HM, Hon FRIBA. 2007 to present--Consultant in Sustainable Construction. Post-graduate teaching in UK--Univ of Cambridge, UCL, UWE-- and lecturing in USA (Yale, Univ of Texas and MIT, Princeton and George Mason Univ), National Uiversity of Estonia, and at professional conferences; evidence to US Congressional advisory body on construction, National Institute of Building Science; organisation and facilitation of seminars and conferences in UK. Co-wrote `Change in the Construction Industry: an account of the UK Construction Industry Reform Movement 1993-2003', Adamson and Pollington, London; Routledge; 2006. Author of UrbanBuzz Report on Sustainable Construction in UK launched by UK Govt Minister for Construction 2008.

2005 to 2007--Director of Construction, OGC HM Treasury. Responsible for Government construction procurement policy, including development of whole-life procurement policies and mechanisms, supply/demand management and fair payment in the industry, best practice promulgation, and development of policies to overcome barriers to more effective and efficient procurement; civil service briefings and responses required regarding such issues. 1998 to 2005 ­ Director of Estates at University of Cambridge Responsible for planning, development and maintenance of estate of 660,000 m2 of built space in operational estate and a large non-operational estate, and shared responsibility for £105 M property investment portfolio. Schedule of construction projects some £700 M with about £100 M spent on building works each year, and about £40 M on FM: largest project at £55 M, a cancer research lab. Major project-work evenly distributed between new-build and refurbishment/extension, mostly procured by 2-stage, quality/price balance on capital and whole-life cost basis. 1987-1998 ­ Bursar of Bristol University Planned and delivered programme of physical expansion to accommodate 45% increase in student numbers. Responsible also for overhaul of business support organisations. Some lecturing in University and local professional Institutions. 1985-1987 ­ Assistant Scientific Advisor to the NATO Supreme HQ Brussels/Mons Responsible for influencing development and co-ordination of research and procurement programmes in the NATO countries. Membership of the main NATO

scientific and technological committees and liaison with the national research establishments. 1982-1985 ­ Commanded Engineer Regiment As lt-col, responsible for some 950 personnel working on a wide variety of military, construction and aid projects in many countries; largest Regt in UK army (2,260 personnel for training and operations). 1967-1982 ­ Engineering and military jobs around the world Including 2 years on hydro-electric project in Australia, road/bridge projects in Thailand, Canada and Kenya, asssignments as interpreter, and a year's management course (MBA equivalent for future commanders). Research topics included explosive and static fatigue welding, cavitation in high-speed water flow and history of British roads. Thesis for post-graduate Diploma in Highway Materials was `Stabilisation of low-grade Materials for Use in Highway Construction'. Published papers included `Expolosive Welding of ZAM'--zinc-aluminium-magnesium alloys--published in RE Journal; `Static Fatigue Welding ` published in Australian Welding Research Association, and I think in WRA in UK; `Use of Rock Anchors in Tunnelling' and `History of British Roads' published through RE Library, Chatham. Also papers on control of cavitation in high speed water flow in high dams circulated by Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation in 1973-4.. Qualified Civil Service Linguist in French, and in Colloquial German. To 1967 - Schools in Edinburgh and Notts, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and King's College Cambridge, Engineering Tripos. RMAS prize for Science and Maths. Median student in Cambridge Tripos. Year of birth: 1943. MA, FICE, HFRIBA, Dip HM. Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engeineering; Hon Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; Visiting Prof at University College, London, and at University of West England, Fellow of Design Futures Council (USA), Chairman of CIC-E (Construction Industry Council-East) and member of CIC Council, until recently member of ConstructionSkills Sector Skills Council Strategic Partnership Panel ( was Construction Industry Training Board/ Sector Skills Council Board member 1998-- 2007). [email protected] 01223 690268/ 07919 058106 Aug 2009.


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