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Andy Dodson

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

Andy Dodson


Andy has been involved in construction from his teenage years, initially as an apprentice thatcher, prior to joining the Royal Engineers in 1997. After several years as a plant operator mechanic, Andy moved to the technical roster. For the remainder of his career in the Army, Andy worked in a variety of roles including building and infrastructure design, project management, commercial management, facilities management and building surveying.

After leaving the Army in 2017 and a brief spell working for Interserve, Andy entered academia, initially as a unit leader at the University College of Estate Management, before becoming programme delivery manager for the Chartered Surveyor degree apprenticeship programme. A highlight of his time there was teaching Prince Charles technical drawing as part of his centenary anniversary visit.

Andy joined Solent University in March 2020. In addition to teaching at Solent University, Andy runs his own company, providing external verification services for the Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB) Professional Review process. Andy is a member of the CIOB Southampton Hub and a primary school Governor. Andy also holds a first class honours degree in construction management from the University of Reading and is a Chartered Member of the CIOB.

Further information

British Army

Design, delivery and management of multi-trade packages covering subjects such as carpentry, masonry, plumbing and internal decoration. Delivery of CPD to colleagues on a wide variety of construction technology topics. Lead instructor in organisation for battlefield first aid.

University College of Estate Management

Unit leader for construction technology and building pathology units on the Surveying Technician Diploma. Tutor for economics, cost and cost planning and tender, procurement and contracts. Deputy module leader for Level 6 work based project module.

Solent University

Teaching and/or assessment on the following modules: technology of building, construction innovation, construction innovation project, civil engineering construction technology and undergraduate research project.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

Build your architectural career with a professionally accredited degree that delivers industry specific skills and experience, and the opportunity to qualify as a BREAAM Accredited Graduate.

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Would you like a rewarding and challenging career in the construction industry? This professionally-accredited construction management degree takes an in-depth look at...

HNC Construction Management

Currently working in construction? Hoping to progress your career in the industry? This practical Construction Management HNC supports you to develop the knowledge and skills of...

BSc (Hons) International Construction, Design and Sustainability (Top-up)

Working in construction? Ready to take the next step in your career? This top-up course - designed for international students who want to earn a university qualification here in...

HNC Quantity Surveying

Currently working in a construction or surveying based role? Hoping to progress in your career? This practical quantity surveying HNC supports you to better understand the...