Engineering and technology management
Construction management systems and tools
Work in this aspect of engineering management is focused on developing advanced simulation and virtual reality software tools for effective project planning and management within the construction sector.
The software tools give planners and builders the chance to rehearse different phases of a major construction project from putting in the foundations to installing pipework and electrical equipment.
Our work in this area is carried out in collaboration with a range of leading companies, including AMEC, Balfour Beatty, F+G, WS Atkins and Aggregate Industries as well as other leading universities including the University of Nottingham, University of Manchester and Cardiff University.
- Intube (FP7)
- F+G (Knowledge Transfer Partnership)
- Claudia Benghi
- Tracey Crosbie
- Dr John Dean
Manufacturing and management systems
Our focus here is on developing and implementing advanced management systems for the manufacturing and process industries. A key research thrust in this area relates to managing technological and organisational change.
Enterprise activity in this area is delivered through Teesside Manufacturing Centre - a business centre within the Institute. TMC have developed the Totally Integrated Enterprise (TIE) concept which focuses on integrating processes, systems and people.
A unique CHI (Consensus, Homing-In and Implementation) methodology has achieved great success in the implementation of management theory in the real-world industrial environment of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Areas of specific expertise include business process improvement, enterprise resource planning (ERP), lean manufacturing, performance measurement and computer aided engineering.
- Dr Stuart McLachlan
- Amier Abbas
- Suhail Aslam
- Zeynel Badak
- Joanne Baxter
- Bruce Bolderson
- Michael Boyce
- Dr Nasreddin Dhafr
- Robert Lee
- Darryl Okey
- Dr Ruben Pinedo-Cuenca
- Sara Zarei