School of Civil Engineering and Surveying


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Mr Andrew Packer

  • Qualifications: BSc, MBA(Open), MRICS, Cert Ed
  • Role Title: Interim Head of School
  • Address: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 2933
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  • Department: School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


Before taking up an academic role at the University of Portsmouth I spent several years in industry as a consultant chartered quantity surveyor taking financial responsibility for the delivery of multi-million pound development projects in both private and public sectors.

More recently I have written texts covering procurement, costing and measurement and have designed and delivered bespoke courses for the construction industry. I have served as an executive member of the RICS Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group and was instrumental in establishing the first RICS accredited courses in the Russian Federation.

I have research interests and published papers on neural networks and embodied carbon. I am also an External Examiner for RICS accredited courses and was elected as an executive member of The Council for Heads of the Built Environment (CHOBE) in 2010.

Teaching Responsibilities

Taught courses
  • MSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Property Development
  • MSc Property Development
  • Tender Documentation & Measurement, U22329
  • Tender Documentation & Quantity Surveying Practice, U22509
  • Construction Technology and Measurement and Tendering, U22415
  • Introduction to Building Measurement, U22297
  • Integrating Inter-professional Project, U22400
Additional academic roles
  • Undergraduate Admissions Tutor
  • External Examiner


  • Carbon and Buildings (specifically embodied carbon)
  • Making Best Use of Existing Buildings

Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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