Name Dr Paul Hampton
Job Title Head of Department - Built Environment
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Subject(s) Built Environment
Tel 01902 322256

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Paul is a chartered building surveyor and a fellow member of various professional bodies. During 2012-2015 Paul was the first academic to be elected as RICS West Midlands Chairman and prior to this was previously the youngest West Midland Chairman of the ICWCI.


Paul holds a wealth of managerial and practical experience within the built environment spanning over 30 years and has worked with a host of high profiled practitioners. Originally working within the City of Birmingham Architects department, Paul has held various titles from Architectural technician, Senior Clerk of Works, Building surveyor, line manager and later Chartered Building Surveyor running a team of ten litigation surveyors.


Educated at the University of Wolverhampton to degree level and later at Sheffield Hallam (MSc) Paul was invited back in 2007 in the capacity of visiting lecturer to contribute to the delivery of building surveying and construction management. Paul is currently completing his professional Doctorate award at Middlesex University. Paul is extremely research active and Paul has published over ten academic papers and attended over ten conferences.


In 2008 Paul moved away from industry to take up a role as senior academic within the built environment and now contributes to a host of UK and transnational courses accredited by the RICS, CIOB, ICWCI and Qsi. This extends to delivery of courses in Qatar, Hong Kong and includes delivering external in-company courses and supporting the University with pioneering initiatives.


Paul was also one of the early pioneers of on-line distance learning courses at the University and contributed to the development of curriculum and delivery of the courses.


Paul is a highly motivated individual who is student focused practitioner, and consistently works with international students towards achieving their own academic success. This work has been recently commended and recognised by external practitioners, and external examiners.

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Hampton, P. 2013) Seventh International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century [ CITC- V11] – Bangkok, Thailand, Reducing Co2 emissions through the Code for sustainable Homes –The Challenge for Housing Associations  in the UK.


Hampton, P. 2013) Creative Construction Conference [CC2013] - Budapest 2013the importance of designing accessible environments within hotels in the UK – Investigation to see whether new innovative hotel designs compromise accessibility,



Hampton, P., Hampton, G., Purnell, E. (2012) Case study. From Small acorns do big trees grow. Developing distance learning from 5 units to 20 credit modules and beyond! Pebble Bash 2012, Shifnal, UK.


Hampton, P., Newman, R. (2012) Cradle to grave – Investigating the argument to adopt RFID Eco labelling across the built environment, Third International Conference on Construction in Developing Countries (ICCIDC–III) Advancing Civil, Architectural and Construction Engineering & Management “July 4-6, 2012, Bangkok, Thailand


Hayes,J., Hampton,P. Manu,P., (2012) Exploring the compliance of the fire safety order 2005 amongst micro/small organisations in England and Wale, COBRA, September 12, 2012, Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom.


Melrose,A., Hampton,P., Manu,P.,(2011)  Safety at Sports Stadia Re: EASEC-12, Hong Kong, 26 – 28 January 2011, N100 Series, New Wing, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong.




Contributions at Conferences / professional practitioner conferences/events


Bangkok (2013)The value of membership to professional bodies - Key note speaker :


RICS CPD Conference –Birmingham April 2013 – Chair of Expert panel – Bank of England, regional economists, directors of regional Property, Land and Surveying firms.


QSI Conference – University of Wolverhampton 2012- Expert panel – Professional practice


RICS World Board Assemble – Edinburgh 2012 – Forum panel – Educational links to Business


ASA/CHOBE Conference – Birmingham City University 2011 – Expert panel – Employability

Professionally Paul is the current RICS West Midlands Regional Board and sits on the RICS National flood forum.