Dr Paul Baguley
Location: Building 50, Cranfield campus
T: +44 (0)1234 750111 x5658
Manufacturing and Materials
Dr Paul Baguley is a Research Fellow in Cost Engineering. He currently works with BAE Systems on Cost, Risk and Uncertainty modelling at the bidding stages of product development. Paul is interested in how uncertainty affects cost estimates and how this can be modelled during the cost model development process. Paul has recently began developing research into the design and cost for supply and cost reduction through value engineering. Paul is responsible for Cost Engineering training courses at Cranfield University which run twice a year. These are the Awareness Development in Cost Engineering, Best Practices in Cost Engineering (Defence and Aerospace), Introduction to Cost Engineering in the Nuclear Decommissioning Industry and Introduction to Cost Engineering in the Oil and Gas industry. In addition in the Cost Engineering training portfolio, Paul is tutor on an e-learning course run for BAE Systems. Paul has run training courses off site in industry if required.
Paul has worked in Cost Engineering research for 9 years. Example areas of interest have been: the cost model development process, cost modelling methods, modelling cost with fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence, cost management methods for lean and agile manufacture, cost engineering using software, and cost control methods.
He also teaches and supports Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) software and is interested in the role of Digital Technology in product development including design and cost engineering.
- BAE Systems
- Lockheed Martin
- SLP Engineering
Dr Paul Baguley has nine years experience in Cost Engineering research. Paul has worked with major OEMs and SMEs in the UK and Europe. He has a PhD in Cost Model Development using Fuzzy Logic from DeMontfort University. The problem tackled was lack of data in developing cost models. Paul also has an honours degree in Mathematics from UMIST, and a Masters degree in Computer Integrated Manufacture and its Management from Huddersfield University.
Paul has spent four years as a Research Assistant on a project entitled: “Improving the Cost Model Development Process” at De Montfort University. Subsequently Paul spent three years at Durham University developing Cost Engineering research in the context of Digital Enterprise Technology. Paul began his Cranfield career in March 2006.