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Specialist Subject Areas

Architectural Technology Building Regulations Sustainable Building


BSc (Open) First Class Honours


Nick is a chartered building control surveyor with over 25 years experience in industry and academia. His main teaching and research specialist areas are building regulations and environmental design.

A former Local Authority Building Control Surveyor, Nick joined Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC) in 1990. He is now a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architectural Studies where he was responsible for setting up the undergraduate programme in Architectural Technology.

Nick has remained closely involved with professional practice, particularly focussing on building control and is frequently called upon to speak at events organised by RICS, CIAT, CIOB and RSAW. He has also provided specific training for Building Control Surveyors, Estates Officers, Home Inspectors and Domestic Energy Assessors.

He is a member of the Ecological Design for the Built Environment Research Strand in the Welsh Institute for Research in Art and Design.

Current research

In-construction testing of the thermal performance of buildings using thermography. Hygrothermal modelling of historic building fabric.

Principal Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

2013 NOORAEI, M. LITTLEWOOD, J. R. EVANS, N. I. Feedback from occupants in ‘as designed’ low-carbon apartments, a case study in Swansea, UK.

2013 Nooraei, M. Littlewood, J. R. Evans, N. I. 2013. Passive cooling strategies for apartment buildings in Tehran, Iran and Swansea, UK.

2011 LITTLEWOOD, J. R. TAYLOR. T. GOODHEW. S. EVANS. N. I. COUNSELL. J. A. M. WHYMAN. A. WILGEROTH. P. Development of a thermography protocol for the in-construction testing of the thermal performance of low carbon dwellings. Paper presented as a poster and published in the proceedings of the Chartered Institute of Building Services

2010 Presentation to Chartered Institute of Building “The future of building control legislation”

2009 Presentation of paper to WIRAD Symposium “Web-mediated Peer group Assessment of Building Performance”

2009 Presentation of Paper Association of Building Engineers “The future of building control in the UK”

2008 Presentation to Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Energy briefing “Moving to a low carbon future”


2009 UWIC Teaching Fellowship

Enterprise Projects and/or Industrial links

Short KTP (supervisor) with Littlewood with Morganstone Building Contractors (in collaboration with CHG) InnovateUK/Welsh Government £50K, 2015;

Classic SIP, in collaboration with CADW, £3K, 2014.

Short KTP (supervisor) with Littlewood and Whyman, Greenhill Building Contractors (in collaboration Melin Homes) Welsh Government £50K, 2013;

ERDF / Coastal Housing Group with Littlewood (lead), Counsell, Low Carbon Built Environment, led by Cardiff University, £279K of £34Million, 2010.

Double Associate KTP with Littlewood & Prof. Brooksbank (co-PIs), National Botanic Garden of Wales, TSB/WG, £257K, 2009.