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James Hartwell

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

James is a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at the School of the Built Environment in the Faculty of Technology and Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. Since holding this post he has completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and is currently working towards a PhD in his field of expertise.

James is considered by his peers as an experienced Construction Cost Consultant with a dynamic and pragmatic approach to construction cost management.

Having worked with Developers, Lenders, Government Ministries/Bodies/Agencies, Investors and Legal Counsel on projects throughout North America and the United kingdom, James has a broad and comprehensive understanding of the development process which he brings to each assignment.

Mr Hartwell holds the following professional designations:

MRICS - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
PQS - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
PLE - Association of Ontario Land Economists

Specialties:Construction Cost Estimating and Planning, Project Budget Analysis, Life Cycle Costing, Construction Loan Monitoring, Site Valuations, Project Financial Control and Reporting, Change Order/Architects Instruction Review, Construction Claims and Expert Witness Reports


2002, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BSc Quantity Surveying with Honours


2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present

Journal article

Hartwell JC, Upadhyay Y, Sourani A. 2019. Influential factors of life cycle management in education PFI projects Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 9 :302-314 DOI Publisher Url

Conference publication

Hartwell J, Tucker MP, Siriwardena M. 2018. Green buildings and well-being of employees in commercial spaces Proceedings of The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, 7th World Construction Symposium: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations :257-265 Publisher Url Public Url

Hartwell JC. Market Advantage Through Sustainability As Stimulus to the Speculative Office Development Market Built Environment & Natural Environment Conference

Hartwell JC. Construction Organisation Structure and Innovation Adoption ARCOM 2018: 34th Annual Conference – A Productive Relationship: Balancing Fragmentation and Integration


Hartwell JC. 2012. Total Sustainability in the Built Environment Riley M, Cotgrave A. Sustainable Procurement 1 Palgrave Macmillan. United Kingdom 9780230390584 Publisher Url

Editorial boards:

RICS, in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, AUBEA and University of Western Sydney, COBRA 2015 Conference., Paper Reviewer, 2015

External committees:

Assessment of Professional Competence, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Regional Assessor, 2015


Professional Recognition, Higher Education Academy, 2014

Teaching qualification:

Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 2014

Conference organisation:

The Council Of Heads Of The Built Environment, Event Organiser and Presenter, 2011

Membership of professional bodies:

Professional Member, Association of Ontario Land Economists, 2010

Professional Member, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 2007

Professional Member, Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 2007

Professional Member, Rotal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 2004