Oxford Brookes professor in contention for award recognising outstanding contribution to construction

Friday, 23 September 2016

Professor Ray Ogden

Professor Ray Ogden, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange and Tata Steel Chair of the Building Envelope, has been shortlisted for the Offsite Professional of the Year award as part of the industry sponsored Offsite Construction Awards.

The nomination recognises Professor Ogden’s contribution across a range of areas including innovative building envelope design, light steel framing, modular construction and low carbon building systems.

To be the only University-based nominee for this award shows the strong reputation of Oxford Brookes and the excellent relationships we have developed over the years.

Professor Ray Ogden, Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange

Professor Ogden founded the Architectural Engineering Group at Oxford Brookes after beginning his career with the world-leading engineering company Arup. His group has become one of the largest and most highly performing groups within the University with a reputation for working successfully with industry.

The group leads a broad portfolio of national, European and international research projects.  Amongst other areas, Professor Ogden’s research group has been responsible for a major research programme focusing on the development of light steel construction technology.

Details can be found online on the significance of the group’s work in the impact case study submitted to REF (Research Excellence Framework) 2014.

Within the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment, Professor Ogden is responsible for research in the Schools of Architecture, Arts, and Built Environment, and the Departments of Computing and Communication Technologies and Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

Since the creation of the Faculty in 2011, Professor Ogden has overseen the doubling of its research power, as independently measured by REF 2014.

Professor Ogden commented: “It is good to be recognised with this award shortlisting. It demonstrates the value and expertise of the work which we are bringing to what is an incredibly important sector.

“To be the only University-based nominee for this award shows the strong reputation of Oxford Brookes and the excellent relationships we have developed over the years.”

The Offsite Awards will be presented at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday 18 October 2016.

More information about the Offsite Awards can be found here. Read more about Ray Ogden on his University profile page and further details on the Architectural Engineering Group can also be found here.