Andrew Thompson

Senior Lecturer in Building Surveying

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

Research Supervision:Yes

Andrew is a Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) working in the fields of building and environmental consultancy. Additionally he holds a PgCert in Teaching and Learning and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

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Andrew joined ARU after a successful career in professional consultancy as Director of Building & Project Consultancy within Savills (UK) Limited.

Andrew's enterprise consultancy technical areas cover all aspects of traditional building surveying which includes defect investigations, neighbour disputes, environmental impact of development, daylight & sunlight assessments, rights of light, party wall and solar overshadowing. His current industry projects include independent project reviews and expert witness consultancy.

He is currently undertaking his doctoral research.


BSc (Hons) Building Surveying


  • Bachelor of Science in Building Surveying with Industrial Placement – University of Greenwich BSc(Hons)
  • Professional Diploma in Management – Open University Business School DipMgmt(Open)
  • Master of Science in Environmental Decision Making – Open University MScEDM(Open)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning with Merit – University of West London – PgCert

Memberships, editorial boards

Professional Memberships

Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS):

  • Chartered Building Surveyor
  • Chartered Environmental Surveyor
  • Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
  • RICS Registered Valuer
  • RICS Registered ECO Assessor

Fellow of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (FCInstCES)

Chartered Member Institution of Safety & Health (CMIOSH):

  • Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Professional Technical Groups

Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Boundary & Party Wall Panel and a Working Group Author of the following Professional Guidance Notes:

  • Party Wall Practice and Procedure, England & Wales, 7th Edition
  • Rights of Light, 2nd Edition
  • Daylighting and Sunlighting, 1st Edition
  • Boundaries: Procedures for Boundary Identification, Demarcation and Dispute Resolution, 3rd edition

Media experience

Andrew is a media spokesperson for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) dealing with press enquiries on neighbourly matters, party wall disputes and similar environmental issues linked to development.

He's represented the profession in debates on consumer protection on BBC Radio 4 and various local radio stations, and in print media his quotes and opinions have appeared in both mainstream broadsheets and the professional property sector press.