Dr Rodger Edwards BSc, MSc, PhD, Ceng, MCIBSE


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Rodger Edwards gained a BSc in Metals and Materials Technology, an MSc by research and a PhD from the joint Department of Metallurgy, University of Manchester /UMIST. He became a Research Assistant in the Department of Building, UMIST in 1983, and was appointed to a Lectureship within the Department in 1988. He became a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in 1996, a Chartered Engineer in 1997 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer the same year, with promotion to reader in 2015.

Rodger has authored and co-authored over 150 papers and technical / consultancy reports and is currently supervising / co supervising 6 research students. His main areas of research interest are currently:

Energy conservation

Building performance

climate change effects upon building performance

Ventilation, air movement and air quality




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Recent Publications

Optimisation of Flooding Recovery for Malaysian Universities

N Mohammed, R Edwards, A Gale

Procedia engineering 212, 356-362                           2018

Integration of point cloud data and hyperspectral imaging as a data gathering methodology for refurbishment projects using Building Information Modelling (BIM)

K Amano, ECW Lou, R Edwards

Journal of Facilities Management                              2018

Effect of admixtures on the behaviour of lightweight concretes

A Al-Sibahy, R Edwards

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings …                              2017

Characterization of the clay masonry units and construction technique at Nippur

RE Adnan Al-Sibahy

Engineering Structures 147, 517–529                       2017

Assessment schemes for sustainability design through BIM: Lessons learnt

SN Kamaruzzaman, H Salleh, ECW Lou, R Edwards, PF Wong

MATEC Web of Conferences 66, 00080    2             2016

Achieving energy and cost savings through simple daylighting control in tropical historic buildings

SN Kamaruzzaman, R Edwards, EMA Zawawi, AI Che-Ani

Energy and Buildings 90, 85-93    9             2015

Developing figures for ‘gain’in relation to refrigerated cabinets in a supermarket building

F Hill, R Watkins, R Edwards

Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 35 (5), 465-474      2             2014

Behaviour of masonry wallettes made from a new concrete formulation under compression loads at ambient temperatures: Testing and modelling

A Al-Sibahy, R Edwards

Construction and Building Materials 63, 271-280  2             2014

Influence of display cabinet cooling on performance of supermarket buildings

F Hill, R Edwards, G Levermore

Building Services Engineering Research and Technology 35 (2), 170-181      7             2014

Sustainable energy generation processes in the deserts of solar-rich countries

SA Shah, R Edwards

International Journal of Sustainable Energy 32 (3), 196-203             4             2013

Behaviour of masonry wallettes made from a new concrete formulation under combination of axial compression load and heat exposure: Experimental approach

A Al-Sibahy, R Edwards

Engineering Structures 48, 193-204   2013


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