Michael Dignan
Title: Dr
First Name: Michael
Surname: Dignan
Position: Course Leader
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263715
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Michael is Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Surveying

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching Interests

  • Building Pathology I II and III
  • Building Control and Administration
  • Building Technology
  • Detailing & Specification
  • Integrative Studies
  • Surveying Methods
  • Advanced Construction Technology
  • Property Management
  • Internal Materials & Finishes
  • Contract Administration

Academic Background

  • Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh: BSc (Hons) in Building Surveying
  • University of Dundee: MSc in Concrete Technology, Construction and Management
  • University of Dundee: PhD in Self Compacting Concrete Technology

Research Interests

  • Suitability of Built Environment Graduates in the Workplace
  • Decay/ Deterioration of Non-Traditional Construction
  • Building Conservation in the modern world
  • Building Pathology
  • Refurbishment of Traditional & Non-Traditional Buildings

Current Research

Hygro-thermal Analysis of Pilot Insulation Project to 'Hard to Treat Properties' – Thermal Upgrading of Non-Traditional Housing in Dundee


Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Scott Sutherland School and Abertay Housing Association

Professional Memberships

Chartered member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


  • MacBeath, F and Dignan, M, (2016), IMPROVING COLLABORATION BETWEEN ACADEMIA AND INDUSTRY THROUGH USE OF THE KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP, The 5th World Construction Symposium. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29 - 31 June 2016; 249 – 258
  • Dignan, M, (2016), Thermal Upgrading, RICS Building Surveying Journal, October-November 2016, 10 – 11; RICS