Bee Amin

Bee Amin is the Director for Gates MacBain Associates Ltd which owns the Construction eLearning Gateway and has overall administration control. She is responsible for managing and running the daily aspects of the company. Her job involves registration and certification of students, co-ordination of internal and external verification and liaising with awarding bodies. Bee has a considerable experience in the administration and organisation of businesses, having run a number of them for a period of over 30 years; cumulating in the role of Managing Director of a franchise of a large international distribution company.

Associates - Tutors


Ron Gatepain

Ron Gatepain TD, BSc, MPhil, MEd, FCIOB, MRICS, FASI, MCMI, FIfL, PGCE, LCG is qualified as a Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Builder, Corporate Building Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Construction Manager. He has lectured for the British Army on management courses and for Nottingham Trent and Loughborough Universities in Construction Technology, Management, Economics and Project Evaluation and Development. In addition, he was for over 25 years the Managing Director of a Property Development Company. Prior to becoming a Director of Gates MacBain Associates Ltd, a position he held for 9 years, Ron lectured at Lincoln College in Building and Civil Engineering Studies and was responsible for the development of new programmes and courses for their School of Construction. He has also developed Distance Learning and elearning courses and acted as a personal tutor for them and on-line training programmes. The author of several books and numerous magazine articles he was the Technical Expert Author Advisor and Editor to the constructionsite the national e-learning and resource website for Higher and Further Education Institutions. Ron is experienced in the assessment of training requirements and the design of training courses in educational institutions, industry and the armed forces; having been a Lieutenant Colonel with the Royal Logistic Corps. He has over 25 years’ experience in construction education and training and is experienced in NVQ assessing and in internal verifying for construction and civil engineering courses and was involved with the development of the criteria for Incorporated Engineer status through the Institute of Highway Engineers. A former member of the CIOB East Midland Regional Committee, he has also sat on their Strategy and External Relations Committee and now acts as a Regional Ambassador. He is an Architectural Historian and was a visiting lecturer at Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln, where he lectured on Heritage courses; he also carries out engagements as a subject expert guest speaker on Architectural History for cruise ships throughout the world. He is the founder and contributes to and manages the Famous Historic Buildings website and is a Publishing Partner with the Encyclopaedia Britannica  contributing on Historic Sites & Buildings. In 2010 Ron was recognised in the Individual Award Category of the National Training Awards for his outstanding achievements in training and development and the benefits that had provided to others. 


Christopher Bean

Chris Bean BA, MEd, MCIOB, MBEng, FIfL, Cert Ed is a Chartered Builder, Corporate Building Surveyor, Chartered Building Engineer and a Chartered Construction Manager who was responsible for the Technician, Professional and Craft courses within the School of Construction at Lincoln College before forming Gates MacBain Associates Ltd. He held many posts  within the construction industry having progressed from craftsman to the construction manager of a large multi-disciplinary building contracting firm before moving full time into education. Having served on the committees of several of the professional institutes he has also acted in the capacity of examiner for institute’s professional entry examinations and as an external examiner. Chris is a former member of the CIOB East Midland Regional Committee and has also sat on their Events and Best Practice Committee. Experienced in NVQ assessing and internal and external verifying for construction and civil engineering courses.  He has over 35 years experience in construction education and training and 20 years of leading and managing CIOB courses.


Peter Dawber

Peter Dawber BSc PGCert MBA FCIOB FRICS is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a qualified executive coach. Peter recently left Nottingham Trent University as Dean of the School of Architecture, Design & the Built Environment having joined the institute in 1988 as a Senior Lecturer. During this period Peter has taught on a range of undergraduate and post graduate courses in construction, surveying, real estate and architecture focusing on the commercial aspects of construction organisations. He has also successfully supervised two PhD students and was a visiting Professor at Northeastern University in China from 2013 to 2016. He has presented research papers and given keynote speeches to conferences in the UK, USA, Malaysia and China. Peter has externally examined at six UK universities and led validation and accreditation approval events at universities and colleges across the globe including the UK, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, India, Oman, Taiwan and China.Having spent many years as a panel member of the Education Committee of the CIOB he served several years as its Chair before moving to his current role as Chair of the Institute’s Education, Qualification, Standards and Practice Committee, he also sits on the Institute’s Policy Committee. Peter has strong links with the construction industry and has occupied the Regional Chair of Constructing Excellence, the CIOB, RICS Nottingham and board member of the Construction Industry Council - East Midlands. Peter currently runs his own business as a Higher Education Consultant.