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Billy Hare

Professor

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20062019
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Research interests

Billy is a Professor of Construction Management within the School of Engineering & Built Environment at GCU. He is Research Theme Lead for Built Environments, Deputy Director of the School’s Research Centre for ‘Built Environment Asset Management’ (BEAM) and chair of the School Ethics Committee. Billy has a PhD in Construction Management (H&S Thesis); BSc (Hons) in Construction Management & Engineering and a BA in Occupational Health and Safety. He joined GCU in 2002, after a career in construction contracting. Since then, he has delivered research on several HSE, IOSH, EPSRC, CITB and industry funded projects totalling £900k, 50+ peer-reviewed publications and a REF Impact Case Study for REF2014. His research portfolio is exclusively focused on improving occupational health and safety within the construction industry, including studies that have improved worker engagement, migrant worker H&S, and safety in design. These contribute directly to UN Sustainable Development Goals for ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’, and ‘Decent Work’. Billy’s industry engagement is a key factor in his research success, with several studies leading to industry guidance for HSE and CITB. He has developed several CPD courses on the subject of construction health and safety, and is currently Chair of the CIOB National H&S Group, International Coordinator of the ‘International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction’ Health and Safety Working Group, and chair of several other industry working groups.

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 18 Article
  • 15 Conference contribution
  • 2 Commissioned report

Evaluating the impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training for UK construction workers

Janusonyte, G., Lawani, K., Hare, B. & Lawrence, M., 21 Jun 2019, The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Health
Construction industry
Industry
Managers
Statistics
9 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Cranes
Knowledge management
Wind turbines
Wind power
Education
67 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Health
Industry
Supervisory personnel
Managers
Work place

Impact of a mixed-media digital CDM tool on new graduates’ ability to spot construction hazards

Hare, B., Cameron, I. & Lawani, K., 21 Jun 2019, The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) World Building Congress 2019 – Constructing Smart Cities.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Digital storage
Hazards
Health
Construction industry
Industry

Improving productivity and worker safety: an action research using OSM with crane erect

Lawani, K., Tong, M., Hare, B. & Emina, F., 16 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) Productivity, Performance and Quality Conundrum. ARCOM

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
Cranes
Productivity
Roofs
Timber
Personnel