Christopher Kendrick

Senior Lecturer
Research Associate - OISD:T

Teaching interests

Dynamic thermal simulation of building performance, low energy and passive building design

Research interests and consultancy expertise

Thermal performance of steel intensive buildings, numerical modelling of building details, Building Regulations (Part L), building monitoring, air-tightness of building envelopes, novel building cladding development, passive cooling of buildings

Examples of recent projects

  • Use of water-cooled slabs in steel-framed buildings: comparison with conventional methods of cooling (Partners in Innovation, DTI)
  • Feasibility study: use of phase change materials in buildings (Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme)
  • Measuring air-tightness of steel cladding components (Corus)
  • Use of vacuum insulation in steel cladding (Corus)
  • Step-change in Building Cladding (DTI)

Examples of recent conference papers

Ogden, R. & Kendrick, C. C. (2002). Use of embedded water pipes to provide thermal comfort in steel framed buildings. In: International Iron and Steel Institute World Conference: steel in sustainable construction. Luxemburg, 2002.

Kendrick C and Ogden R VIP Cladding Panels for Buildings: Applications and Conceptual Solutions, 7th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium, Zurich September 2005

Refereed Journal Articles

Kendrick C, Ogden R and Walliman N, Modelling of enhanced passive and conventional cooling systems, Building Research and Information, 32(1) February 2004

X Wang, C Kendrick, R Ogden, B Baiche and N Walliman, Thermal modelling of an industrial building with solar reflective coatings on external surfaces: case studies in China and Australia, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 5(3) 2012.

X Wang, C Kendrick, R Ogden and J Maxted, Dynamic thermal simulation of a retail shed with solar reflective coatings, Applied Thermal Engineering, 28(8-9) 2008

C Kendrick, X Wang, N Walliman and R Ogden, Evaluation of ventilation strategies to reduce overheating in typical UK metal clad buildings with in-plane roof lights, International Journal on Architectural Science, 8(2) 2011.

R Ogden, X Wang, N Walliman and C Kendrick, Use of multi-foil insulation in buildings: a review, Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials, 165 (5) 2012

R Ogden, C Kendrick, G Peacock and N Walliman,Metal roofing on residential buildings in Europe: A dynamic thermal simulation study, IUP Journal of Science and Technology, 8(1) 2012.

C Kendrick, R Ogden, X Wang and N Walliman, Northlights or in-plane rooflights: Thermal energy comparison, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Energy, 165(3) 2012.

C Kendrick, R Ogden, X Wang, B Baiche, Thermal mass in new build UK housing: a comparison of structural systems in a future weather scenario, Energy and Buildings, 48 2012

R Ogden, X Wang, C Kendrick, S Resalati, R Gupta and N Walliman, Thermal Retrofitting Buildings: The Limits of Conventional Technology and Case for Hihg Performance Vacuum Technology, Retrofit 2050, 165(3) 2012

X Wang, C Kendrick, R Ogden, N Walliman, B Baiche, A case study on energy consumption and overheating for a UK industrial building with rooflights, Applied Energy, 104 2013

Christopher Kendrick


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP