Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:Engineering and the Built Environment
Areas of Expertise: Built environment
Keith's research specialises in community resilience and the application of sustainability principles to the built environment.
Keith obtained a PhD from the Department of Civil Engineering at Heriot-Watt University for study of the bonding mechanism between reinforcing steel and concrete in a tensile lapped splice joint. After leaving Heriot-Watt Keith entered the teaching profession as a junior lecturer at Stow college in Glasgow. In 1984 he joined Thames Polytechnic, later the University of Greenwich.
Keith became the Reader in Sustainable Buildings in 2002; a Professor in Facilities Management in 2007; Head of Department of Property, Housing and Urban Regeneration; and Director of Resources of the School Architecture, Design and Construction at University of Greenwich in 2010.
Keith is the founder of our Future Cities Research Network which brings together PhD researchers and academic, teaching and research staff from across our School of Engineering and the Built Environment and beyond.
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Research methods in the built environment
Jones, K., Desai, A., Brosnan, N., Cooper, J., Ali, F., 2017. Built asset management climate change adaptation model. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 8(3). doi: 10.1108/IJDRBE-07-2016-0032
Jones, K., Bartolucci, A., Hiscock, K., 2017. The role of FM in disaster resilience: Integrating the Sendai Framework into disaster risk management. Research papers for EUROFM 16th research symposium EFMC 2017, 25-28 April 2017, Madrid, Spain, pp. 203-213.
Butt, T. E., Jones, K. G., Savic, D., Gorse, C. A., Hudson, J. P., Paul, P., 2016. Built Environments and ‘Direct’ Energy Consumption – a conceptual methodology framework to facilitate delivery of the climate change act. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, 15(5), pp. 1155-1171.
Mulville, M., Jones, K. G., Huebner, G., Powell-Greig, J., 2016. Energy-saving occupant behaviours in offices: change strategies. Building Research and Information. doi: 10.1080/09613218.2016.1212299
Jones, K., Desai, A., Brosnan, N., Cooper, J., Ali, F., 2016. Built Asset Management Climate Change Adaptation Model. CIB World Building Congress, Intelligent Built Environment for life, Tampere, 2016.
Jones, K. G., Mulville, M., Desai, A., Jones, A., 2015. Asset management using a hybrid backcasting / forecasting approach’. Facilities, 33(11/12), pp. 701-715.
Butt, T. E., Francis, T. J., Greenwood, D., Jones, K. G., Nasir, A. M., 2015. The role of BIM in tackling obsolescence, climate change, and sustainability. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment, 149. doi: 10.2495/BIM150451
Bhuiyan, S., I., Jones, K. Wanigarathn, N., 2015. An approach to Sustainable Refurbishment of Existing Buildings. ARCOM, Lincoln, 2015.
Butt, T., Camilleri, M., Paul, P., Jones, K. G., 2015. Obsolescence types and the built environment – definitions and implications. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 14(1). pp. 20-39. ISSN 1474-6778 (print), 1478-7466 (online). doi: 10.1504/IJESD.2015.066896
Jones, K. G., Desai, A., Mulville, M., Jones, A., 2014. Employing back casting principles for the formation of long term built asset management strategies - A theoretical approach. CIB Facilities Management Conference 21-23 May 2014, Technical University of Denmark.
Carbonari, G., Jones, K., G., 2014. Sustainable FM through Building Information Modelling. 13th EuroFM Research Symposium, Berlin, 2014.
Huebner, G., Cooper, J., Moon, A., Maras, P., Jones, K., 2014. Barriers towards reducing domestic energy consumption – findings of a study among social housing tenants. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 13(4).
Umeokafor, N., Isaac, D., Jones, K., Umeadi, B., 2014. Enforcement of occupational safety and health regulations in Nigeria: An exploration. European Scientific Journal, 3. pp. 93-104. ISSN 1857-7881 (print), 1857-7431
Nikolaou, I., Evangelinos, K., Jones, K. G., Allan, S., 2014. Environmental Management Practices and Engineering Science: A Review and Typology for Future Research. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management Journal, 10(2). doi: 10.1002/ieam.1504
Butt, T., Jones, K. G., Heyward, C., 2014. Sustainability of and Obsolescence in the Built Environment - Two Contrary Notions. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 7(2), pp. 116-122.
Skouloudis, A., Jones, K., Sfakianaki, E., Lazoudi, E., Evangelinos, K., 2013. EMAS statement: Benign accountability or wishful thinking? Insights from the Greek EMAS registry. Journal of Environmental Management, 128, pp. 1043-1049.
Kaluarachchia, Y., Jones, K., 2014. Promoting low-carbon home adaptations and behavioural change in the older community. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 10(1-2). pp. 131-145. ISSN 1745-2007 (print), 1752-7589 (online). doi: 10.1080/17452007.2013.837242
Mulville, M., Jones, K., Huebner, G., 2014. The potential for energy reduction in UK commercial offices through effective management and behaviour change. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 10(1-2). pp. 79-90. ISSN 1745-2007 (print), 1752-7589 (online). doi: 10.1080/17452007.2013.837250
Huebner, G. M., Cooper, J., Jones, K., 2013. Domestic energy consumption – what role do comfort, habit, and knowledge about the heating system play? Energy and Buildings, 66, pp. 626-636. ISSN 0378-7788. doi: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2013.07.043
Ali, F. M. M., Jones, K., 2013. Negotiating community resilience in the city in a time of political change and deficit reduction. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(1), pp. 9-22. ISSN 1759-5908. doi: 10.1108/17595901311298973
Jones, K., Brydson, H., Ali, F., Cooper, J., 2013. Assessing vulnerability, resilience and adaptive capacity of a UK social landlord. International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 4(3), pp. 287-296. ISSN 1759-5908. doi: 10.1108/IJDRBE-03-2013-0004
Butt, T. E., Giddings, R. D., Jones, K. G., 2012. Environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation – CCS technology, better having it than not having it at all! Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy. ISSN 1944-7450 (online). doi: 10.1002/ep.10590
Sharp, M., Jones, K., 2012. Perceived inefficiency in social housing maintenance. Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 12(4), pp. 414-428. ISSN 1471-4175. doi: 10.1108/14714171211272199
Wedawatta, G., Ingirige, B., Jones, K., Proverbs, D., 2011. Extreme weather events and construction SMEs: vulnerability, impacts, and responses. Structural Survey, 29(2), pp. 106-119. ISSN 0263-080X. doi: 10.1108/02630801111132795
Jones, K., Kaluarachchi, Y., 2008 Performance measurement and benchmarking of a major innovation programme. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 15(2), pp. 124-136. ISSN 1463-5771. doi: 10.1108/14635770810864848
Jones, K., Kaluarachchi, Y. D., 2007. Monitoring of a strategic partnering process: the Amphion experience. Construction Management and Economics, 25(10), pp. 1053-1061. ISSN 0144-6193 (print), 1466-433X (online). doi: 10.1080/01446190701504226
Jones, K., Kaluarachchi, Y., 2007. Operational factors affecting strategic partnering in UK social housing. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 14(4), pp. 334-345. ISSN 0969-9988. doi: 10.1108/09699980710760658
Jones, K., Sharp, M., 2007. A new performance-based process model for built asset maintenance. Facilities, 25(13/14), pp.525-535. ISSN 0263-2772. doi: 10.1108/02632770710822616
Mafimisebi, B., I., Jones, K., Nwaubani, S., 2015. Barriers and drivers of building energy performance: a case study for Nigeria office buildings. Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environmental Systems, SDEWES2015.
Mafimisebi, B., I., Jones, K., Nwaubani, S., 2015. Managing building energy use: performance metrics and key indicators as strategic management and operational tools. Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environmental Systems, SDEWES2015.
Jones, K., Ali, F., 2013. Chapter 3: Community Resilience to Extreme Weather Events through Improved Local Decision Making. In Hallet, S. (Ed.), 2013. Community Resilience to Extreme Weather the CREW project Final Report.
Jones, K., 2012. Preparing for extreme weather events: a risk assessment approach. In Booth, C. A., Hammond, F. N., Lamond, J., Proverbs, D. G. (Eds.), 2012. Solutions for Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment. Innovation in the Built Environment (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd), pp. 269-281. ISBN 9781405195072. doi: 10.1002/9781444354539.ch21
Butt, T. E., Giddings, B. D., Cooper, J. C., Umeadi, B. B. N., Jones, K. G., 2011. Advent of climate change and resultant energy related obsolescence in the built environment. In: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Results of the Second International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB'10). Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, 3(7) (Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany), pp. 211-224. ISBN 978364217386-8 (print) 978-3-642-17387-5 (eISBN). doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-17387-5_22
Butt, T., Umeadi, B. B. N., Jones, K., 2010. Sustainable development and climate change induced obsolescence in the built environment. In: The Sixteenth Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference [conference proceedings]. The Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. ISBN 978-988-18934-1-3.
Cooper, J., Jones, K., 2009. Measuring performance in-use in UK social housing. In: COBRA 2009: The Construction and Building Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), pp. 916-928. ISBN 9781842195192.
Jones, K., Cooper, J., 2008. Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing. In: COBRA 2008: The Construction and Building Research Conference of the RICS, 4-5 September 2008, Dublin Institute of Technology (London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), pp. 361-368. ISBN 9781842194348.
Kaluarachchi, Y., Jones, K., 2008. Accelerating innovation in the social housing sector in UK. In: COBRA 2008: The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). ISBN 9781842194348.
Ingirige, B., Jones, K., Proverbs, D., 2008. Investigating SME resilience and the adaptive capacity to extreme weather events: literature review and synthesis. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research - Building Reslience (School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK), pp. 582-593. ISBN 9781905732364.
Kaluarachchi, Y., Jones, K., 2008. Accelerating innovation in the built environment by research and education. In: CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research Building Resilience (BEAR 2008) (School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Salford, UK), pp. 258-271. ISBN 9781905732364.
Cooper, J., Jones, K., 2008. Routine maintenance and sustainability of existing social housing. In: Proceedings of the CIB W070 International Conference in Facilities Management - Healthy and Creative Facilities (Rotterdam, Netherlands: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction), pp. 361-368.
Jones, K., Ingirige, B., 2008. Extreme weather events and business continuity planning. In: Proceedings of the CIB W70 Conference in Facilities Management - Healthy and Creative Facilities, 16-18 June, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, CIB No. 315 (Rotterdam, Netherlands: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction), pp. 435-442.
Jones, K., Cooper, J., 2007. The role of routine maintenance in improving the sustainability of existing social housing. In: Proceedings of The European Network for Housing Research Conference Sustainable Urban Areas Rotterdam 2007 (The European Network for Housing Research, Uppsala University).
Jones, K., Kaluarachchi, Y., 2007. Promoting innovative technologies in the housing sector in the UK. In: Proceedings of CME 25 Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future, July 16-18 2007 (Reading: Taylor & Francis).