Karl Kovac BSc Hons, PGCE
Lecturer in Built Environment
I have a long and wide range of experience within the construction industry. I started out as a Bricklayer working for a relative's building firm where I learned all round construction skills including qualifying (City & Guilds) in individual trades as a Bricklayer, Plasterer and Plumber.
I then worked as a self-employed builder and have personally built several large detached houses and numerous extensions, garages, loft conversions etc. and so I have a great deal of 'hands on' experience of construction including site management.
I decided to move my career into the technical field and took part time qualifications to degree level whilst working a Building Surveyor for several Local Authorities; working on a wide range of housing/school/public building projects.
I have worked in Facilities Management, Architectural Design and Main Contracting and so have a full range of experience from the client's side right through the design and procurement process to on-site production and post-completion of construction activity.
In addition to construction, I have site and surveying experience in mechanical building services engineering including: plumbing services, heating, air conditioning and drainage.
I changed my career into teaching as a new challenge in 2009 and became a Lecturer in Construction and Building Services at Doncaster College where I worked for 4 years before moving to Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in the Built Environment in January 2013.
Specialist areas of interest
Architectural Technology Architectural drawing including AutoCAD and BIM
Measurement and surveying Project Management
Architectural drawing including AutoCAD and BIM
Measurement and surveying