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Andy Dodson

Course Leader

Department of Science 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 as a senior lecturer. He was appointed acting course leader in December 2020 and permanent course leader in December 2021, taking on leadership of the HNC in Civil Engineering and BSc (Hons) in International Construction, Design and Sustainability in addition to the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, HNC in Construction Management and HNC in Quantity Surveying.

As well as teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Solent University, Andy runs his own company, providing external verification services for the Chartered Institute Of Building (CIOB) Professional Review process. Andy is an External Examiner for Birmingham City University and is a member of the impartiality committee for Control Union UK. Andy is a member of the CIOB Wessex Hub. Andy also holds a first class honours degree in construction management from the University of Reading and is a Chartered Member of the CIOB.

Andy is a PhD student at Solent University, researching how can differing perspectives and potential sources of stakeholder conflict impact on the management and use of reedbeds within the UK.

Further information

British Army

Delivery of CPD sessions (subjects include quality, concrete, project management techniques and health and safety). Planning and delivery of multi-trade operative packages (skills covered included concreting, masonry, carpentry, dry-lining, tiling, plumbing and roofing).

Lead battlefield first aid instructor for a 120 person organisation.

University College of Estate Management

2017-2020. Unit Leader on Level 3 Surveying Technician Diploma. Unit Leader for Construction Technology and Building Pathology. Taught Economics, Data and Measurement, Tendering, Procurement and Contracts and Cost and Cost Planning of Construction Works.

2018-2019. Deputy Module Leader – Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship Work Based Learning Project (Level 6).

2019-2020. Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship Programme Delivery Manager. Developed and delivered a comprehensive workplace development programme for a team of 15.

2020. Taught on RICS Professional Practice Workshops covering APC Level 1 mandatory competency subject areas.

Solent University

  1. Senior Lecturer – construction management.

Student support for Technology of Buildings, Construction Innovation and Construction Science and Materials.

2020/2021 academic year: module leader on Technology of Building (Level 4), Construction Practice (Level 4), Management of Civil Engineering Projects (Level 4), Maintenance and Services (Level 5) and Contract Administration and Specification (Level 6). Teaching on Building Production and Value Engineering. Dissertation supervision. Appointed acting course leader in January 2021. Academic misconduct committee member.

2021/2022 academic year: module leader on Technology of Buildings, Construction Practice, Construction Management, Maintenance of Buildings and Services, Contract Administration and Specification and Strategic Construction Management. Teaching on Building Production and Value Engineering. Dissertation supervision. Appointed permanent course leader in January 2022. Academic misconduct committee member. Member – Grading Criteria Descriptors committee.

2022/2023 academic year: module leader on Technology of Buildings, Construction Practice, Construction Management, Maintenance of Buildings and Services, Civil Engineering Construction Technology and Strategic Construction Management.  Teaching on Building Production and Value Engineering.  Dissertation supervision.  Academic misconduct committee member.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

Build your architectural career with a professionally accredited degree that delivers industry specific skills and experience.

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Build your future in construction and develop valuable skills in management, building technology and sustainability, on this CIOB accredited degree.

HNC Construction Management

At Solent, get the essential management skills needed from the ground up, on this CIOB accredited course. You will have a foundation in construction and a desire to advance your career opportunities.

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

Build on the foundations of your international construction career with this 1-year top-up degree. Taught by an experienced team - be part of a leading, sustainable, construction industry.

HNC Quantity Surveying

If you’re looking to progress your career in quantity surveying, at Solent you can work professional studios and advance your knowledge of the construction industry on this CIOB accredited course.