Thomas Dowd

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Thomas is a Senior Lecturer and Degree Apprenticeship Programme Leader in Quantity Surveying at the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment in the Faculty of Technology and Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. Since holding this post he has completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is currently working towards a PhD in his field of expertise.

Thomas is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS) and joined LJMU as a Senior Lecturer in 2012 following a career in industry working at two large global construction consultants. Thomas`s main teaching activities are measurement and costing and procurement. Thomas has worked within the following industry sectors; residential (medium to high spec apartment blocks), office blocks (spec and pre-let, CAT A&B), retail (shell and core), infrastructure (high spec public realm and public roads and footpaths) and education (new build and refurbishment of schools and colleges).

Thomas's research interests include the digitalisation of the built environment, Building Information Modelling and the capacity building of the various stakeholders associated with the Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship programme. Thomas recently co aouthored an RICS Insight paper:
Dowd T, Marsh D 2020. The future of BIM: Digital transformation in the UK construction and infrastructure sector RICS Insight paper future-of-bim_1st-edition.pdf (


University of Salford, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying


2004, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, MRICS

Academic appointments

BSc(hons) Quantity Surveying Degree Apprenticeship Programme Leader 2020-present, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
MSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - 2021
BSc(hons) Quantity Surveying Part Time Programme Leader, Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - 2021
Senior Lecturer, Built Envirnment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present

Conference publication

Dowd T, Siriwardena M. 2018. Collaboration in the construction industry: a view from the rail sector Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, The 7th World Construction Symposium

Journal article

Finnegan S, Dowd T. 2014. Stepping up on savings RICS Construction Journal, Publisher Url Public Url

Membership of professional bodies:

MRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.