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


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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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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




Research interests

  • Energy conservation
  • Ventilation and Air Movement
  • Condensation
  • Building performance
  • Zero emissions buildings

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • Q Science (General)
  • Building Physics
  • Metallurgy
  • TH Building construction
  • Building construction and performance
  • energy
  • Condensation

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy


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