Aidan Garbutt

Senior Lecturer

Course Leader – FdSc Civil Engineering

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Aidan is a senior lecturer with over thirty years experience in education. He is a course leader and specialises in developing our students’ practical surveying and CAD skills.

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aidan.garbutt@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Aidan is a Civil Engineer who has been involved in education for many years in Industry, Secondary and Higher Education.  He has been delivering modules successfully at Anglia Ruskin for twenty-five years and during that time he has also been an Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University in the Faculty of Economics and Politics.  In latter years he has specialised in delivering both surveying and CAD to Built Environment students.  As a now grizzled CAD-jockey he has taught users as CAD has evolved from an electronic drawing board into a powerful tool that can be used to enter a virtual world that allows one to design, analyse, visualise and control construction across a building lifecycle.  Advances in CAD have been paralleled by those in surveying where his students now use instruments that utilise Bluetooth, mobile phone, laser scanning and GPS technologies to enhance their purely optical functions in order to provide high quality data essential to the construction industry.

Research interests

  • Utilising the interface between field survey data collection and 3D modelling in CAD.
  • Phased online formative and summative assessment as an integral part of the learning experience.

Areas of research supervision

  • Utilising the interface between field survey data collection and 3D modelling in CAD.
  • Phased online formative and summative assessment as an integral part of the learning experience.

Teaching

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FdSc Civil Engineering

FdSc Construction

BSc Architectural Technology

BSc Building Surveying

BSc Civil Engineering

BSc Construction Management

BSc Quantity Surveying

BEng Civil Engineering

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (University of Newcastle upon Tyne)

DES Qualified Teacher (London Borough of Barking and Dagenham)