John Gelder

John Gelder

Lecturer in construction, University of South Australia

John Gelder was at NBS from 2000 to 2014, latterly as head of content development and sustainability. He is currently a lecturer in Construction at the University of South Australia and a member of buildingSMART.

During John's time at NBS he was involved in the development of NBS Create and Uniclass2 (both launched in 2012), and of the NBS Sustainability Survey 2012. He participated in iCIM, a TSB-funded research project with Northumbria University and others, which prototyped the automation of the calculation of embodied carbon and other attributes (first shown in 2012).

John was a member of the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group and BSI committee B/558 Sustainability of construction works, and was on the BRE Green Guide to Specification and TSB IMPACT Project Steer Groups. He has written many articles on aspects of sustainability for and others.

Before joining NBS, he was involved in the development of the AIA Environment Design Guide (EDG), first published in 1995, and the AIA Environment Policy. He edited International Construction Information Society (ICIS) Report 3 Environmentally responsible specifying – an international survey (1999). He retains his interest in sustainability, and is renewing involvement with the EDG.
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