Prof Keith Jones

Head of Department, Engineering and the Built Environment

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

Keith is Head of our Department of Engineering and the Built Environment. His research specialises in the application of sustainability principles to the built environment.

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keith.jones@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Keith obtained a PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering at Heriot-Watt University for study of the bonding mechanism between reinforcing steel and concrete in a tensile lapped splice joint. After leaving Heriot-Watt Keith entered the teaching profession as a junior lecturer at Stow college in Glasgow. In 1984 he joined Thames Polytechnic, later the University of Greenwich.

Keith became the Reader in Sustainable Buildings in 2002; a Professor in Facilities Management in 2007; Head of Department of Property, Housing and Urban Regeneration; and Director of Resources of the School Architecture, Design and Construction at University of Greenwich in 2010.

Research interests

  • Sustainability analyses of existing social, economic and technical systems within the built environment, including drivers and barriers to adaptation/mitigation of existing built assets
  • Design and development of new sustainable systems/practices for built asset management
  • Impacts of climate change on the vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of local communities (people, business and planners)
  • Occupant behaviour and carbon reduction
  • Public engagement in sustainable living
  • Building performance and post occupancy evaluations
  • Building maintenance and facilities management
  • Built asset management
  • Innovation change management in the built environment

Areas of research supervision

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  • Sustainable facilities management
  • Sustainable built environment
  • Future smart cities
  • Adaptation and mitigation to climate change
  • Resilient communities
  • Innovation in facilities management
  • Building information modelling
  • Built asset management
  • Building maintenance and refurbishment
  • Low-energy technology
  • Human behaviour in buildings

Find out more about our Built Environment PhD including our exciting PhD project opportunities.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Civil Engineering

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce
  • Member, the British Institute of Facilities Managers
  • Member, UK REF 2014 Assessment Panel C16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Consultant to the facilities management profession, providing expert advice on the application of sustainability to areas of built asset management; disaster management and end user behaviour in the workplace
  • Providing expert advice on the application of sustainability to the public housing sector
  • Joint coordinator of CIB W70 and author of numerous papers and articles on building performance and sustainable built environment issues

Selected recent publications

Publications

Kaluarachchia, Y. and Jones, K., 2014. Promoting low-carbon home adaptations and behavioural change in the older community. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 10(1-2). pp.131-145. ISSN 1745-2007 (print), 1752-7589 (online) (doi: 10.1080/17452007.2013.837242).

Mulville, M., Jones, K. and Huebner, G., 2014. The potential for energy reduction in UK commercial offices through effective management and behaviour change. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 10(1-2). pp.79-90. ISSN 1745-2007 (Print), 1752-7589 (Online) (doi: 10.1080/17452007.2013.837250).

Huebner, G.M., Cooper, J. and Jones, K., 2013. Domestic energy consumption – what role do comfort, habit, and knowledge about the heating system play? Energy and Buildings, 66. pp.626-636. ISSN 0378-7788 (doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.07.043).

Ali, F.M.M. and Jones, K., 2013. Negotiating community resilience in the city in a time of political change and deficit reduction. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(1). pp.9-22. ISSN 1759-5908 (doi: 10.1108/17595901311298973)

Jones, K., Brydson, H., Ali, F. and Cooper, J., 2013. Assessing vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of a UK social landlord. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(3). pp.287-296. ISSN 1759-5908 (doi: 10.1108/IJDRBE-03-2013-0004).

Butt, T.E., Giddings, R.D. and Jones, K.G., 2012. Environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation – CCS technology, better having it than not having it at all! Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. ISSN 1944-7450 (online) (in press) (doi: 10.1002/ep.10590).

Sharp, M. and Jones, K., 2012. Perceived inefficiency in social housing maintenance. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 12(4). pp.414-428. ISSN 1471-4175 (doi: 10.1108/14714171211272199)

Wedawatta, G., Ingirige, B., Jones, K. and Proverbs, D., 2011. Extreme weather events and construction SMEs: vulnerability, impacts, and responses. Structural Survey, 29(2). pp.106-119. ISSN 0263-080X (doi: 10.1108/02630801111132795).

Jones, K. and Kaluarachchi, Y., 2008 Performance measurement and benchmarking of a major innovation programme. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 15(2). pp.124-136. ISSN 1463-5771 (doi: 10.1108/14635770810864848).

Jones, K. and Kaluarachchi, Y.D., 2007. Monitoring of a strategic partnering process: the Amphion experience. Construction Management and Economics, 25(10). pp.1053-1061. ISSN 0144-6193 (print), 1466-433X (online) (doi: 10.1080/01446190701504226).

Jones, K. and Kaluarachchi, Y., 2007. Operational factors affecting strategic partnering in UK social housing. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 14(4), pp.334-345. ISSN 0969-9988 (doi: 10.1108/09699980710760658).

Jones, K. and Sharp, M., 2007. A new performance-based process model for built asset maintenance. Facilities, 25(13/14). pp.525-535. ISSN 0263-2772 (doi: 10.1108/02632770710822616).

Book sections

Jones, K., 2012. Preparing for extreme weather events: a risk assessment approach. In: Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment. Innovation in the Built Environment. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. pp.269-281. ISBN 9781405195072 (doi: 10.1002/9781444354539.ch21).

Butt, T.E., Giddings, B.D., Cooper, J.C., Umeadi, B.B.N. and Jones, K.G., 2011. Advent of climate change and resultant energy related obsolescence in the built environment. In: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Results of the Second International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB'10). Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 3(7). Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany, pp.211-224. ISBN 978364217386-8 (print) 978-3-642-17387-5 (eISBN) (doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-17387-5_22).

Butt, T., Umeadi, B.B.N. and Jones, K., 2010. Sustainable development and climate change induced obsolescence in the built environment. In: The Sixteenth Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference [conference proceedings]. The Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. ISBN 978-988-18934-1-3.

Cooper, J. and Jones, K., 2009. Measuring performance in-use in UK social housing. In: COBRA 2009: The Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, pp.916-928. ISBN 9781842195192.

Jones, K. and Cooper, J., 2008. Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing. In: COBRA 2008: The Construction and Building Research Conference of the RICS, 4-5 September 2008, Dublin Institute of Technology. London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, pp.361-368. ISBN 9781842194348.

Kaluarachchi, Y. and Jones, K., 2008. Accelerating innovation in the social housing sector in UK. In: COBRA 2008: The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. ISBN 9781842194348.

Ingirige, B., Jones, K. and Proverbs, D., 2008. Investigating SME resilience and the adaptive capacity to extreme weather events: literature review and synthesis. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research - Building Reslience. School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK, pp.582-593. ISBN 9781905732364.

Kaluarachchi, Yamuna and Jones, Keith (2008) Accelerating innovation in the built environment by research and education. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research Building Resilience (BEAR 2008). School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK, pp.258-271. ISBN 9781905732364.

Cooper, J. and Jones, K., 2008. Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing. In: Proceedings of the CIB W070 International Conference in Facilities Management - Healthy and Creative Facilities. Rotterdam, Netherlands: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, pp.361-368. (doi:CIB Number 315).

Jones, K. and Ingirige, B., 2008. Extreme weather events and business continuity planning. In: Proceedings of the CIB W70 Conference in Facilities Management - Healthy and Creative Facilities, 16-18 June, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, CIB No. 315. Rotterdam, Netherlands: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, pp.435-442.

Jones, K. and Cooper, J., 2007. The role of routine maintenance in improving the sustainability of existing social housing. In: Proceedings of The European Network for Housing Research Conference Sustainable Urban Areas Rotterdam 2007. The European Network for Housing Research, Uppsala University.

Jones, K. and Kaluarachchi, Y., 2007. Promoting innovative technologies in the housing sector in the UK. In: Proceedings of CME 25 Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future, July 16-18 2007. Reading: Taylor & Francis.

Recent presentations and conferences

Jones, K., Desai, A. and Kaluarachchi, Y., 2012. Achieving Low Carbon Social Housing Through Innovation. In: Proceedings of the joint CIB W070, W092 and TG72 International Conference: Delivering Value to The Community. Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, pp.424-430. ISBN 9780620507592.

Desai, A. and Jones, K., 2012. Facilities managers' attitudes towards adaptation and mitigation. In: Proceedings of CIB W070,W092 and TG 72 International Conference: Delivering Value to The Community. Department of Construction Economics and Management, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, pp.410-415. ISBN 9780620507592.

Huebner, G., Cooper, J. and Jones, K., 2011. 'My home is my castle – and it better be warm' – Difficulties in reducing energy consumption in the household. In: Sustainable Consumption – Towards Action and Impact: Abstract Volume. German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)/University of Bern, Interdisciplinary Centre for General Ecology (IKAÖ), Germany/Switzerland, p.31. ISBN 9783906456676.

Huebner, G.M., Cooper, J. and Jones, K., 2011. Cultures within a culture: the role of nationality and religion for environmentally significant behaviour in students living in university accommodation. In: Proceedings of Environment 2.0: The 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology. Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Huebner, G.M., Cooper, J. and Jones, K., 2011. Energy saving practices, barriers against and reasons for change among social housing tenants. In: Proceedings of the research students conference on 'Buildings don't use energy, people do?' – domestic energy use and CO2 emissions in existing dwellings, 28 June 2011 Bath. Bath: EDEn, University of Bath. Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, UK.

Desai, A. and Jones, K., 2010. Examination of existing facilities management approaches to climate change and future directions. In: Proceedings of the São Paulo 2010 CIB W070 International Conference. CIB Proceedings, 336 (336). Department of Construction Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo, São Paul, Brazil, pp.585-596.

Umeadi, B.B.N. and Jones, K.G., 2008. The development of an intelligent sensor for the monitoring of pipeline system integrity. In: SPE Russian oil and gas technical conference and exhibition 2008: 28-30 October 2008, Moscow, Russia. Society of Petroleum Engineers, New York, USA. ISBN 9781605607795 (doi: 10.2118/115503-MS).