Luke Deamer


Doctoral Practitioner, conducting research on identifying and driving sustainability best practice in geotechnical contractors, in partnership with Keller Group plc
MESci (Hons) Geology

Academic and research departments

Centre for Environment and Sustainability.

My research project

My publications

Publications

Deamer, L.R. (2019). Proper use of pre-qualification questionnaires can inject value into projects
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Increasingly construction projects are being awarded based on project value, rather than cost alone. As we move towards this more value-driven approach, we need to capture subcontractor's quality, health & safety and environmental performance. This article therefore outlines how pre-qualification questionnaires can be used to capture this value and inject it into projects, driving up standards and producing a better final product.
Deamer, L., Russell, E. and Lee, J. (2020). Lost in Translation: sustainability down the construction supply chain
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This article considers pre-qualification question (PQQ) sustainability data captured down the supply chain, from clients down to raw material suppliers. We consider the types of sustainability information requested at each stage of the supply chain and ask whether they help meet the objective of building sustainable assets. Public Spend Forum review: "An article on LocalGov, from the University of Surrey, explores whether the PQQ can be considered a valuable tool for managing sustainability in the supply chain. It considers sustainability data captured down the supply chain, from public and private sector clients down to raw material suppliers. It looks at the types of sustainability information requested at each stage of the supply chain and asks whether they help meet the objective of building sustainable assets. It proposes three questions that should be asked at each stage, which cover: client to main contractor, main contractor to subcontractors and subcontractor to wholesalers and manufacturers. Beyond the basic sustainability requirements, most PQQ sustainability questions appear to be stuck in a feedback cycle, it says, and this it attempts to debug."
EFFC (2020). European Federation of Foundation Contractors Sustainability Overview
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An introduction to sustainability concepts, accreditations and legislation for foundation contractors