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Dr Andrew Agapiou is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde. He leads the delivery of the Professional Studies curriculum for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and has also delivered modules on the LLM Construction Law programme within Strathclyde's Law School. He qualified as a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) in Australia, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), Association for Project Management (MAPM), Institute of Engineering & Technology (MIET) and an Associate Member of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. He completed his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering with Architecture (ARB Part 1) at the University of Hertfordshire. Andrew then joined Cundall Consulting. After graduating with an MSc in Construction Project Management, he completed a PhD in Construction Economics at Loughborough University. Andrew has since completed postgraduate studies in Construction Law and Mediation at Robert Gordon and Strathclyde Universities. Andrew has also practised as a Certified Mediator and combines 25 + years of professional experience with academic positions in the UK & Australia. Andrew is a well-respected researcher known for his expertise in the legal aspects of construction. He leads the Construction Procurement and Law Research Cluster at the University of Strathclyde. He is the Coordinator of the W113 Law and Dispute Resolution Working Commission CIB International Council for Research in Building and Construction. He has published monographs on Court-Connected Construction Mediation Practice and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the UK Construction Industry. Andrew holds External Examiner appointments at Solent University and UCLAN. He also has a growing reputation within academic and professional circles. He has been appointed to several prominent positions, reflecting his expertise in construction law, including the IBA International Construction Projects Committee and the RIBA Professional Conduct Panel. And CIArb Scottish Branch Committee. Andrew is an Innovation Champion at Built Environment - Smarter Transformation and Trustee of the Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Laws, Mediation & Conflict Resolution (Distinction), University of Strathclyde

… → 2016

Master of Laws, Construction Law & Arbitration (Distinction), Robert Gordon University

… → 2010

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Loughborough

… → 1996

Master of Science, Construction Management, University of Loughborough

… → 1991

Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering with Architecture, University of Hertfordshire

… → 1986


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