Dr David Manase

Dr David Manase (PhD, MSc, BSc, ICIOB, FHEA)

Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Construction


Dr David Manase is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Coordinator of the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying at Oryx Universal College, in partnership with Liverpool John Moore University. Dr David holds a BSc (Hons) in Building Science (Quantity Surveying and Construction Management) from Copperbelt University, an MSc in Real Estate Investment and Finance from Heriot-Watt University, and a PhD in Construction Management from the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Previously, Dr Manase was a construction economics and infrastructure finance lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, for more than 14 years. At Glasgow Caledonian University, he also led the MSc Quantity Surveying. He taught, amongst others: Construction Economics and Procurement; Construction Financial Management; Risk and Value Management; Value and Risk Appraisal, Project Finance; Development and Project Economic and Cost Planning on the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying; BSc (Hons) Construction Management; MSc Construction Project Management and MSc Quantity Surveying programmes. He has vast international experience, having worked as a quantity surveyor for various contractors and as a consultant professional quantity surveyor on various projects in the UK, South Africa and Zambia. Among the recent projects worked on are the Thames Water Alliance, one of the biggest contracts in the UK water industry history, featuring partnerships with some of the UK’s biggest companies. He worked on this project as a consultant quantity surveyor for a Joint Venture – KCD, made up of Clancy Docwra and Kier Group, partnered with Thames Water at Kidlington, UK.

Another notable recent project where Dr Manase provided commercial consulting services was at Hinkley Point C – Nuclear Power Station in Somerset, UK. The project involved the construction of two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. Marking a significant milestone in revitalising the nuclear power industry, Hinkley Point C significantly contributes to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year over its 60-year lifespan. Dr Manase was also the research lead for Infrastructure Investment Finance and Asset Management Research Group at The Research Centre for Built Environment Asset Management (BEAM Centre), Glasgow Caledonian University. Dr Manase’s research interest is major infrastructure finance, project delivery and asset management. Furthermore, Dr Manase has also been an external examiner at various universities and has supervised and examined various BSc, MSc and PhD research. He is also a scholarly reviewer for, amongst others, the following:

  • Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Journal
  • Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA)
  • The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession Annual Conference
  • Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – COBRA Conference
  • Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction
  • Built Environment Property Asset Management Journal (BEPAM)