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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology

Construction Engineering Masters - Teaching

Every year over 100 leading government, industry and academic experts from the UK and abroad contribute to the CEM programme.


Core academic team:

Dr Gavin Davies Construction Engineering Masters Course Director
Professor Campbell Middleton 
Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering
Director, Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology
Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge
Chairman, UK Bridge Owners’ Forum
Fellow, Transport Research Foundation
Professor Ioannis Brilakis Laing O’Rourke Professor of Construction Engineering
Director, Construction Information Technology Laboratory
The Reverend Max Bayliss Queens' College - Graduate Tutor


Construction Engineering Masters Programme Fellows (experts supporting the CEM core academic team):


Professor Alistair Gibb Professor of Construction Engineering Management 
Loughborough University
Dr Paul Goodrum Nicholas R. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering and Management
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
Professor Peter Guthrie CEM Fellow, University of Cambridge
Dr Paul Heffernan CEM Fellow, University of Cambridge
Dr Benn Lawson
University Senior Lecturer in Operations Management
Director of the Centre for Process Excellence & Innovation (CPEI)
Director of Studies in Management at Gonville & Caius College
Dr Kristen MacAskill

Former Construction Engineering Master's Course Director

Lecturer (assistant professor) at University of Cambridge
Fellow & Director of Studies in Engineering, St Edmund’s College

Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly Policy Advisor

Professor Phil Purnell

Director, “Cities” Research Theme
University of Leeds

Dr Sam Stanier University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

A selection of past contributors

  • Dame Kate Barker Commissioner of the National Infrastructure Commission between 2017-2020
  • Professor Dame Carol Black Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS England
  • Tim Chapman Director, Arup
  • Professor Keith Clarke former CEO, Atkins
  • Professor Peter Hansford Honorary Professor at UCL; former UK Chief Construction Adviser
  • Professor Lord Robert Mair University of Cambridge
  • Dr Darryl Murphy Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Aviva Investors
  • Nick Raynsford Deputy Chairman of Crossrail; former Minister for Construction and Minister for Housing
  • Dr Mark Raiss Engineering Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, AECOM
  • Brigadier Sara Sharkey Ministry of Defence
  • Hannah Vickers Chief of staff to CEO, MACE
  • Paul Westbury Executive Vice President - Development & Construction, Strategy & Operations at The Madison Square Garden Company

Find out more

Applications for 2022 entry are now closed (Applications for the 2023 intake will open during September 2022).



Jan Wojtecki
Centre Manager and Interim CEM Course Manager


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