Dr Hasan Haroglu


I am the Head of Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management, and an Associate Professor within the School of Engineering and the Environment at Kingston University, UK. Prior to joining Kingston in 2012, I was a Research Fellow at the Innovative Construction Research Centre (ICRC), University of Reading. Prior to working in academia, I was in The Concrete Centre (TCC) UK, where I worked in multi-disciplinary teams being involved in modern concrete techniques and technologies as well as modern procurement approaches. Also, my practitioner background gained in Turkey was in civil engineering and construction management. I have been actively engaged in the field of built environment since 1995, either as a student, practitioner or an academic. 

I am a senior academic with leadership and management experience in professional bodies and academic institutions. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). I am a chartered construction manager and a chartered engineer. I am also a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (HEA).

My research interests span construction project management and sustainable construction including application of digital technologies for managing and improving construction quality. I have a number of publications in reputed international journals and conferences. I am an on-going reviewer for a number of reputable international journals.

Academic responsibilities

School Head of Department


  • FICE (Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers)
  • CEng (Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Civil Engineers)
  • FCIOB (Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building & Chartered Construction Manager)
  • SFHEA (Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy)
  • PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University, UK.
  • EngD (Engineering Doctorate) in Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
  • PGCert (Dist) in Engineering Innovation and Management, Loughborough University, UK.
  • MSc in Construction Management, Loughborough University, UK.

Teaching and learning

My focus is on practice-based pedagogy in the context of construction industry, teaching the real-world application of theory and the fostering of professional knowledge, including effective promotion of placements and work-like experience. My objective is to maintain a practice-based learning environment, and where possible (and beneficial to the students) introducing practitioners and employers from the industry.

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My research interests span a number of areas, including improving interdisciplinary collaboration in the construction process; the changing nature of the building environmental assessment tools; quality management and application of digital technology across construction industry. And in the area of digital technology, I am currently focusing in particular on developing an improved understanding of the application of digital technologies for managing and improving construction quality.

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


Number of items: 22.


Umeokafor, Nnedinma, Windapo, Abimbola Olukemi, Manu, Patrick, Diugwu, Ikechukwu and Haroglu, Hasan (2022) Critical barriers to prevention through design in construction in developing countries : a qualitative inquiry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ISSN (print) 0969-9988 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Omer, Joshua and Haroglu, Hasan (2021) Tests on model piled rafts in sand : measured settlements compared with finite element predictions. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 39, pp. 3271-3283. ISSN (print) 0960-3182

Meibodi, Amir B., Kew, Hsein and Haroglu, Hasan (2015) Application of Pre-fabricated Concrete Elements (PCE) in construction projects in Iran. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, 2(11), pp. 1037-1045. ISSN (print) 2333-911X

Schweber, Libby and Haroglu, Hasan (2014) Comparing the fit between BREEAM assessment and design processes. Building Research And Information, 42(3), pp. 300-317. ISSN (print) 1466-4321

Haroglu, Hasan (2012) The impact of Breeam on the design of buildings. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 166(1), pp. 11-19. ISSN (print) 1478-4629

Haroglu, Hasan, Glass, Jacqueline and Thorpe, Tony (2009) A study of professional perspectives on structural frame selection. Construction Management and Economics, 27(12), pp. 1209-1217. ISSN (print) 0144-6193

Book Section

Haroglu, H., Glass, J., Thorpe, T. and Goodchild, C. (2009) Contractors' influence within the design process of design-build projects. In: Ghafoori, Nader, (ed.) Challenges, opportunities and solutions in structural engineering and construction. London, U.K. : CRC Press. pp. 693-698. ISBN 9780415568098

Conference or Workshop Item

Mikutaite, Vita, Donchev, Ted, Petkova, Diana and Haroglu, Hasan (2023) Benefits of chemical prestressing over mechanical prestressing of FRP rods. In: 14th International Conference Modern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques (MBMST 2023); 05-06 Oct 2023, Vilnius, Lithuania.

Almazan, Zoe, Haroglu, Hasan and Garside, Peter (2023) Mexico City : the development of a climate-resilient city using Smart City technology. In: 39th Annual ARCOM Conference 2023: Constructing for the Future; 04-06 Sep 2023, Leeds, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Omer, J. and Haroglu, H. (2022) The behaviour of laterally loaded piles installed in the sand with enlarged bases. In: ICGGGE 2022 : International Conference on Geo-environmental, Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, New York, United States, December 09-10, 2022; 09 - 10 Dec 2022, New York, U.S..

Mikutaite, Vita, Donchev, Ted, Petkova, Diana and Haroglu, Hasan (2022) Upgrading structure existing components using multiple UHPC-class materials. In: Concrete Solutions 2022 : 8th International Conference on Concrete Repair, Durability and Technology; 11-13 Jul 2022, Leeds, U.K..

Young, Bert Ediale, Seidu, Rafiu, Fong, Daniel, Haroglu, Hasan and Kangwa, Joseph (2021) Covid uncertainties and modern methods of construction (MMC) : what effect on the UK housing industry? In: Uncertainties in the built environment : how can we build a resilient future in the new normal? IDoBE International Conference 2021; 22 - 23 Nov 2021, London, U.K..

Koutsonas, Spiridon and Haroglu, Hasan (2021) Computational optimization of voids on 3D woven composites truss structures during infusion. In: Computing Conference 2021; 15 - 16 Jul 2021, Held online.

Umeokafor, Nnedinma, Haroglu, Hasan, Dixon, Lily, Dyer, Imogen and Turner, Kieran (2021) An appraisal of apprentices' satisfaction and engagement. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; 29-30 Jun 2021, The Open University, U.K. (Held online).

Haroglu, Hasan and Umeokafor, Ned (2020) What is happening in Quality Management in the UK construction industry? In: 36th Annual ARCOM Conference; 07 - 08 Sep 2020, Glasgow, U.K. (Held online). (Unpublished)

Dixon, Lily R., Umeokafor, Nnedinma, Haroglu, Hasan, Turner, Kieran and Dyer, Imogen (2020) What features of higher education apprenticeship effect apprentice satisfaction and engagement and how? In: Kingston University Festival of Learning 2020 : Supporting Students and Staff in Challenging Times; 23 Jun 2020, Kingston upon Thames, U.K. (Held online).

Haroglu, Hasan and Leiringer, Roine (2010) Achieving whole-life value : the challenges of service-led construction. In: 26th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference; 06 - 08 Sep 2010, Leeds, U.K..

Haroglu, H., Glass, J., Goodchild, C., Minson, A. and Thorpe, T. (2009) Evaluating the main contractors' influence within the concrete frame construction decision making process. In: 11th Annual International fib Symposium: Concrete : 21st Century Superhero; 22 - 24 Jun 2009, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Haroglu, Hasan, Glass, Jacqueline, Thorpe, Tony and Goodchild, Charles (2008) Critical factors influencing the choice of frame type at early design. In: Congrès annuel 2008 de la SCGC = CSCE 2008 Annual Conference; 10 - 13 Jun 2008, Québec, QC, Canada.

Haroglu, H., Glass, J., Thorpe, T. and Goodchild, C. (2008) Who is the key decision maker in the structural frame selection process? In: Excellence in Concrete Construction through Innovation; 09 - 10 Sep 2008, Kingston upon Thames, U.K..


Umeokafor, Nnedinma, Haroglu, Hasan, Turner, Kieran, Dyer, Imogen and Dixon, Lily (2021) Investigating the delivery features of apprenticeship courses for apprentices' satisfaction and engagement in Kingston University. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University.


Haroglu, Hasan (2009) Investigating the structural frame decision making process. (EngD thesis), Loughborough University, .

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am a Chartered Construction Manager (FCIOB) and a member of the CIOB Accreditation Panel. As part of CIOB Accreditation Panel, I have been carrying out accreditation visits to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in both the UK and internationally. I am also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE).

I am an Associate Member for the Council for Concrete Bridge Development Group. I serve on Council together with the other industry experts, for inputting to the challenges and maximise the opportunities in developing the wider and better use of concrete, and with others to promote an integrated approach and the use of best practice in design and construction.

I am an External Examiner from 2019-2023 for Courses: MSc Structural Engineering with Materials; MSc Structural Engineering with Management; MSc Civil Engineering at the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University. I am also an External Examiner from 2021-2025 for the Course: BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management in the Department of Natural & Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University. 

I have delivered CPD and guest lectures across the UK as well as in Finland and Turkey; and I have also been initiating and developing partnerships across the world. I am an International Evaluator for Turkish Higher Education Quality Council (THEQC), Turkey. As part of THEQC, I have been performing external evaluation of higher education institutions in Turkey, in relation to accreditations and quality.

Qualifications and expertise

  • FICE (Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers)
  • CEng (Chartered Engineer)
  • FCIOB (Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building)

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • 2019: Member of CIOB's Accreditation Panel
  • 2019-2023: External Examiner at Nottingham Trent University
  • 2020-2022: Associate Member for the Council for Concrete Bridge Development Group
  • 2020: International Evaluator for Turkish Higher Education Quality Council (THEQC)
  • 2021-2025: External Examiner at Sheffield Hallam University

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