School of the Built Environment

School of the Built Environment

The School of Built Environment at the University of Reading has long been respected at the forefront of teaching and research in construction, environment, energy, sustainability and architecture.


Established in 1972, the School of Built Environment at the University of Reading was one of the first to be established in the field and remains of the most recognised within the profession and industry. In fact, the first quantity surveying firm for which records are available came from the town of Reading, UK, in 1785.


The School is consistently ranked as one of the UK’s leading institutions. We were ranked 6th in the UK for 'Building' in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. Based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework REF 2021, we are 6th in the UK for Research Power and Top 10 for Research Impact in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning.


The School has an established track-record of graduate success. Many of our alumni have gone on to become captains of industry including Malaysian Dr Ong See Lian who was the first non-British member to be elected Global President of RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, in 2011-2012.


We focus on ensuring that our graduates have the right blend of technical, digital and managerial skills that will enable them to rise quickly in their career. We prepare our graduates so they are well-equipped to handle the responsibilities that come with management positions relatively early in their careers. Recognising the impact of digitisation in the industry, students also develop appropriate digital skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM).


The School is blessed to have a team of world-class faculty that includes professors who are recognised as the leading authorities such as:

  • Professor John Connaughton
  • Professor Roger Flanagan
  • Professor Will Hughes
  • Professor Martin Sexton
  • Professor Runming Yao

Visit our UK website to learn more about faculty.


The Malaysia campus offers two of the School’s programmes catering to the industry and talent needs of Malaysia and the Asian region.


The programmes follow the same curriculum and quality standards as on our UK campus, so students in Malaysia benefit from the same learning experience. Students receive exactly the same University of Reading degree.


Our academic team in Malaysia is comprised of qualified academic and seasoned industry practitioners..

Dr. Bruno Lot Tanko
Dr Bruno Lot Tanko, MRICS, RQS | Head of Built Environment
Dr. Bruno Lot Tanko has a wide range of teaching experience in quantity surveying and construction management. Read More...

Sr (Dr) Ong See Lian, KMN | Visiting Fellow, Executive Chairman of Benchrisda Associates Sdn Bhd | Former Global President of RICS
Dr. Ong has an illustrious career spanning over 45 years in both the public and private sectors. He was the Senior Partner of Davis Langdon & Seah, an international practice of quantity surveyors and project managers and its Malaysian associates JUBM Sdn Bhd until his retirement at the end of 2010. Read More...

dr mustafa klufallah
Dr. Mustafa Klufallah | Lecturer in Built Environment
Dr. Mustafa Klufallah is a Senior Lecturer in the school of Built Environment, University of Reading-Malaysian campus. He has vast experience in construction management, completing several research projects and research funds.Read More...

Dr. Maizon Hashim
Sr Dr. Maizon Hashim, CQS - Associate Professor | Lecturer in Built Environment
Maizon Hashim graduated with a Professional Diploma in Building Economics from Polytechnic of Central London, United Kingdom in 1975. She has been working in the construction industry since 1971, playing an important role as a quantity surveyor in pre and post contract stages at Quantity Surveying consultancy firms.Read More...

Dr siva
Dr Sivaraman Kuppusamy | Lecturer in Built Environment
Dr Siva has teaching experience as a Senior Lecturer with many foreign universities from Australia, New Zealand, China and UK who have Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) twinning programmes.Read More...

noor azeyah khiyon
SR Dr. Noor Azeyah Dato' Khiyon | Lecturer of Built Environment
Dr. Aze is a Professional Quantity Surveyor and she holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Quantity Surveying from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She graduated Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) from the same institution with first class honours in 2010 and was awarded with the Best Graduating Student award by the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia.Read More...

Ms Nurul Syahidah Mazlan
Ms Nurul Syahidah Mazlan | Programme Lead of BSc Quantity Surveying
Nurul Syahidah Mazlan graduated with BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying from the University of Reading Malaysia and furthered her studies in MSc Information Management for Design, Construction and Operation at University of Reading, United Kingdom,Read More...



Our faculty members are active researchers across the various disciplines of built environment, often working with international research scholars and across Malaysia. Undergraduate students experience real research through participation, placement opportunities, and as researchers themselves in the final year.

Areas of expertise:

    • Digitalisation in construction
    • Construction project management
    • Value engineering
    • Contract and cost management
    • Sustainability in construction
    • Environmental Engineering


Enegbuma, W. I., Bamgbade, J. A., Ming, C. P. H., Ohueri, C. C., Tanko, B. L., Ojoko, E. O., & Dodo, Y. A. (2020). Real-Time Construction Waste Reduction Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. In Handbook of Research on Resource Management for Pollution and Waste Treatment (pp. 610-625). IGI Global.

Lee, C. Y., Chong, H. Y., Li, Q., & Wang, X. (2020). Joint Contract–Function Effects on BIM-Enabled EPC Project Performance. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146(3), 04020008.

Tanko, B. L., Khiyon, N.A. and Flanagan, R. (2019). Evaluation of Barriers to Value Management Application in Construction Projects In: Laryea, S. and Essah, E. (Eds) Procs West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Conference, 5-7 August 2019, Accra, Ghana, 551-569.

Klufallah, M. M., Othmanb, I., & Nuruddinc, M. F. (2018). Barriers to Sustainable Practices towards Low Carbon Emission Projects in Malaysia. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7(3.7), 47-50.


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