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Mark Denton

Mr Mark Denton BSc, MRICS

Senior Lecturer


Joined SHU in September 2021 as a Senior Lecturer (Quantity Surveying).
Member of the QS team within the NBE department, helping to complement the existing delivery team by bringing a fresh industry perspective to learning, teaching and assessments, aided by extensive industry experience working in a variety of roles, including QS, Project Manager and Company Director.


35 years as a surveying professional in the construction industry, working across a range of disciplines, including Quantity Surveying, Cost Adviser, Programme / Project Manager, Technical Adviser, Strategic Estates Planning, Business Case / Option Appraisals and BREEAM Assessor.
Wide breadth of experience gained in a variety of roles, encompassing private practice consultancy, construction / contracting, private sector client side, public sector client side, NHS and also as a Company Director of a SME (for the last 14 years).
Successful project delivery utilising many alternative building procurement routes and building contracts.
Motivated by a strong desire for personal growth and learning, largely driven by dealing with new situations on a regular basis.


Department of the Natural and Built Environment

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject area

Quantity Surveying

Courses taught

Quantity Surveying Full Time Undergraduate
Quantity Surveying Part Time Undergraduate Degree Apprentice

Modules taught

Introduction to Measurement
Introduction to QS Practice
Cost Management
Project Collaboration in Professional Practice
Work Based Learning
QS Practice & Contract Management
QS Professional Studies

Postgraduate supervision

Research Proposals & Dissertations 


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