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Chris Keast

FCIOB C.Build E FCABE MInstLM MICOMOS FHEA
Chris is Chair of the CIOB Diversity Special Interest Group and is a Chartered Building Engineer, Fellow of The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, member of ICOMOS and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Chris is Chair of the CIOB Diversity Special Interest Group and is a Chartered Building Engineer, Fellow of The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, member of ICOMOS and Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. 

Following a successful career in the public sector as a Building Surveyor, Chris moved into education heading up the Postgraduate Building Surveying course at Nottingham Trent University.  As a trade union official, Chris has for twenty years ceaselessly campaigned on equality, diversity and inclusion issues, seeking to give a voice to members and empowering them to achieve fair outcomes, often against seemingly overwhelming odds.

Following an accident in 2006, where he suffered life-changing injuries, Chris became acutely aware that much of the built environment remains inaccessible for people with disabilities, which has driven much of his current research. 

Chris was also a founder member of the Disabled Employees Network at NTU and is an LGBTQ+ ally of the LGBTQ+ Network.

 
Chris Keast