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Prof Carl Abbott
Prof Carl Abbott
postal addressRoom 401a Maxwell Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressc.abbott@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 295 3172
Key Memberships
From September 2015 to present.
From January 2007 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

construction innovation & enterprsie; low energy housing; university-industry collaboration

Key Projects
2014
Oct
Pilot study to investigate the effective deployment of Lean within SME's and the wider supply chain
Highways Agency, 20,000.00.
Principal Investigator: C Abbott (25%). Co-Investigator: Z Aziz (75%).
2014
Oct
Earthworks Control Automation
Highways Agency, 8,000.00.
Principal Investigator: C Abbott (100%).
2012
Sep
Visiting Professor in Innovation
Royal Academy of Engineering, 80,000.00.
Principal Investigator: C Abbott (100%).
2010
Oct
Innovative renovation housing companies and tenants buildings (ApRemodel)
Tekes, 53,350.00.
Principal Investigator: L Koskela (34%). Co-Investigators: W Swan (33%), C Abbott (33%).
2010
Mar
Maximising the diffusion and impact of microgeneration technologies in new housing
EPSRC, 81,165.00.
Principal Investigator: C Abbott (85%). Co-Investigator: W Swan (15%).
2006
Apr
RFID In Construction
ERABuild, 5,650.00.
Investigators: S Wu (20%), C Abbott (80%).
2006
Mar
Salford IMRC Renewal
EPSRC, 4,866,537.39.
Principal Investigator: G Aouad (10%). Co-Investigators: P Barrett (10%), C Abbott (10%), P McDermott (7%), Y Rezgui (7%), G Cooper (7%), J Powell (7%), L Ruddock (7%), M Kagioglou (10%), L Koskela (7%), P Sterry (7%), V Ahmed (7%), M Sexton (7%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2006
Sep
Organiser & Speaker - CMI-Salford 21st Century Construction Industry Workshop held on 17th October 2006
2006
Jul
Organiser, CMI-Salford 21st Century Construction Industry Workshop held on 11th July 2006
2006
Mar
Organiser and Speaker - CMI-Salford 21st Century Construction Industry Workshop held on 26th April 2006
2006
Feb
Organiser - CMI-Salford 21st Century Construction Industry Workshop held on 1st Feb 2006
2005
Sep
Innovation, practical steps to improve your business with NWDA 14th September 2005
2004
Nov
Construction Futures and Innovation Workshop joint nCRISP / Constructing Excellence/NWDA event (October 2004)
2001
Feb
Arranged over 20 twilight seminars on behalf of Constructing Excellence (Jan 2001-Mar 2004).
Consultancy Roles
2017
Developed many consultancy arrangements with regional construction firms including Birse Civils, GVA Grimley, Persimmon Homes
2006
Standardisation of GVA Grimley Documentation via intanet system (Value, 11.5k)
2006
Persimmon Homes MMC Project. Advice and cataloguing of a range of innovations in contruction technology, waste minimisation, energy efficiency and building intelligence (Value 10k)
2003
Successful bid for NWDA Construction Training Plan (Value, 350k). Plan includes delivery of 13 training modules, assistance on specific nwda sites, and assistance with selection of NWDA Supply Chain Partners
2002
Review of Construction activity in Manchester for Manchester City Council (Value 10k)
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2006
Member of Northwest MMC Group
2006
Member of Persimmon Homes MMC Research Group
Media Appearances
2006
RFID in Construction (Construction News Article19th October 2006)
Memberships of External Bodies
2017
Member of Cambridge-MIT Construction Sector Interest Group
2004
Apr
Member of IT Construction Forum Panel of Experts
2004
Apr
Constructing Excellence NW Innovation Director
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2017
Regional Innovation Manager for Constructing Excellence in the NW of England.
Other University Research Roles
2017
Manager - Salford Centre for Research and Innovation