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Chris Fortune

Professor of Project Management

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Chris Fortune

Room: B105a


+44 (0) 1978 293206


Chris, a former Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Builder joined the team on a fractional post as a Professor of Project Management in April 2012.

Prior to this he was the Associated Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Business, Law and the Built Environment at the University of Salford.

Chris has also held a professorial post at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and has researched extensively issues related to construction related project management, sustainability and procurement.

Recently he has explored the potential for collaborative consortia of small sized building organisations to procure publicly funded projects.He is currently acting as the programme leader for the MSc Project Management programme.

PhD (Heriot-Watt University) 1999

MBA (Institute of Education, University of London) 2010

MSc (Salford University) 1994

BSc (Bristol Polytechnic) 1977

FRICS 1993

ARICS 1980


Refereed Journal Papers / Research Papers / Invited Chapters in Books

2008 to present

Opoku A and Fortune C (2014) The role of intra-organisational leadership in promoting and implementing sustainable construction, invited chapter in book on Leadership and Sustainability, accepted for publication, May (in print)

Opoku A and Fortune C (2014) Current practice towards achieving sustainable construction in the UK, International Journal of Sustainable Policy Practice, accepted for publication March (in print)

Ihuah PW and Fortune C (2013) Towards a framework for the sustainable Management of social (public) housing estates in Nigeria, Journal of US-China Administration, Vol 10, Nr 9 p 901-913, Sept. ISSN 1548-6591

Scott L and Fortune C (2013) Towards the improvement of the student experience of assessment and feedback in construction management education, European Journal of Engineering Education Vol 38 1 p.1-10

Scott L and Fortune C (2012) Assessment practices for learning – Irish built
environment higher education programmes, Journal of Education in the Built Environment, Vol 4 3 pp. 27-37

Opoku A and Fortune C (2012) Implementation of sustainable practices in UK
construction organisations: Drivers and challenges, International Journal of
Environmental, Cultural and Social Sustainability 1 (3)

Opoku, A and Fortune C (2011) Organisational learning and sustainability in the
construction industry, Journal of the Built and Human Environment Review, Vol 4 (1)
Bagies A and Fortune C (2009) Factors affecting the bid/no bid decision in Saudi
Arabian construction contractors, Construction Management and Economics, Vol 27,
Nr 1, p.53-71

Carter C and Fortune C (2008) A consensual sustainability model: A decision support
tool in sustainable project procurement, RICS Research Paper Series, 7 (19) p.1-71

Fortune C Kaka A and Wong A (2009) Culture change through the use of
appropriate pricing systems, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
15, 1 pp. 66-77

Essa R and Fortune C (2008) Pre-construction evaluation practices of sustainable
housing projects in the UK, Engineering Construction and Architectural Management,
Vol 15 Nr 6 p. 514-527

In addition there are a further 19 refereed journal papers and a total of 91 refereed conference papers published since 1992.

Sustainability and its construction project evaluation, organisational cultures, supply chain networks, lean construction processes, procurement and knowledge transfer issues in business organisations of differing levels of maturity.

Social enterprise, cooperative and community interest business models.

Building project price forecasting, procurement, and the provision of strategic advice.

Professional judgement issues and the project management processes in the development of built environment property assets located in developed and developing markets.

Educational theory and practices for capability in built environment higher education programmes.