Zoé Almazán

About

I am a Lecturer in Building Surveying and a module leader for CE6110 and CE7202 at Kingston University. Prior to joining Kingston in 2020, I have over 14 years of experience in Construction, Architecture and Building Surveying.

I am a qualified architect. Professional Certificate Number: 5486953. Graduated Magna Cum Laude from the School of Architecture at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla. I earned my Masters in Conservation of Historical Buildings (MA) degree at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico, and worked in collaboration with the local authorities for the surveying of historical buildings after a natural disaster. I also hold a research degree in Earthquake Simulations and Building Pathology.

I am an Active Member of ICOMOS-UNESCO International Council on Monuments and Sites. I am Vice President of a Construction Company for Sustainable Technologies in Mexico. I am currently the KTP Champion for the Department of Civil Engineering, Surveying and Construction Management.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer in Building Surveying

Qualifications

  • 2020: KTP Champion
  • 2020: FHEA
  • 2020: Member of ICOMOS-UK (still active)
  • 2012: Member of ICOMOS-Mexico (still active)
  • 2011: MA (Hons) in Conservation of Historical Buildings
  • 2007-2020: Research/Project Manager
  • 2007-2020: Building Surveyor

Research

2021 Speaker for the International Council of Monuments and Sites - UK.

2018-2019 Independant research with Civil Protection of the peninsula of Baja California Sur in Mexico for Emergency Strcutures in case of Hurricanes.

2017 Construction of 3d models of the 270 churches of San Andres and San Pedro Cholula, Puebla.

2015 Construction of 3d models for earthquake simulations. Research team at the UniversitéBordeaux Segalen. Project leader: Ph.D. Professor Alejandro López Rincon.

2013 Speaker at the III International Symposium for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage of the Mexican Committee for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage, Civil Association. Name of Report: "Restoration and Adaptation of the Light and Power Cooperative of Chignahuapan, Puebla."

2012 Speaker at the III National Symposium about Heritage: Water Heritage seen from different Regions at the Mexican ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) in Puebla.

2011 Book: Restoring and Adaptation of the Light and Power Cooperative of Chignahuapan, Puebla.

2010 Catalogue of the churches of San Andrés Cholula and San Pedro Cholula, Puebla.

2009 Iconographic study of the Temple of Santo Domingo, Puebla.

2008 Project of Diagnosis of the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Remedies of San Pedro Cholula, Puebla.

2007 Book: Emerging Structures Applied in case of Eviction of the Inhabitants of the Communities near the Volcano Popocatepetl due to an Eruption.

Business, knowledge transfer and international

2019 Vice President of Unique Luminescence, Construction Technology Company.

2016 Associate Partner of Lab4D S.A. de C.V.