Matthew Wragg

Project Title: The Epistemology of Construction Product Certification

HEI: The University of Edinburgh

School: School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences (PPLS)

Dr Nick Treanor and Dr Atoosa Kasirzadeh, PPLS, The University of Edinburgh.
Bill Hewlett, The British Board of Agrément.

About Matthew’s Research

Matthew Wragg
Matthew Wragg

A collaborative project between The University of Edinburgh and The British Board of Agrément (the UK’s major authority for the certification of construction products and systems) that shall be tackling two main research questions:

1) How does product certification function as an epistemic practice, one that creates, curates and transmits safety-critical knowledge within the construction industry?

2) How can product certification, as an epistemic practice, be improved to enhance the safety and quality of the built environment?

I shall be splitting my time between Edinburgh and Watford (the location of the head offices of the BBA) to fully engage with an industry that is traditionally thought of as being independent from philosophy.