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Mohamad Kassem

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My research interest is in Digital Construction; Building Information Modelling (BIM) policy, process and technologies; big data applications in built environment; virtual reality applications in construction processes; and construction and engineering project management. I authored more than 60 papers covering these themes in international journals and conferences. I welcome applications from PhD students with interesting ideas and proposals.

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Biography

Professor of Digital Construction and Engineering

Head of Subject for Construction Project Management

Lead of Built Environment Digital Futures research group

Research interests

My research interest is in digitalisation of construction and engineering projects and the digital transformation of the built environment. I have substantial expertise in researching these themes across four intertwined perspectives namely; technology, process, people and policy. Owing to my educational background and experience in both engineering and project management, I am fortunate to be able to treat these themes at technical, managerial and strategic levels. I research new digital construction technologies and processes for addressing key challenges facing construction and engineering projects; new conceptual models and tools to help in understanding the impact of digital innovation (Building Information Modelling, Virtual/Augmented/Immersive Reality, Internet of Things, and Distributed Ledgers Technologies) and accelerating its adoption in projects, organisations and markets; and new approaches to the development of policies for digital transformation of built environment including studies of maturity assessment and benchmark.

 My key areas include:

  • Digitalisation of Construction and Engineering projects
  • BIM and IoT in Construction and Facilities Management
  • BIM for Facilities Management
  • Digital innovation (BIM, IoT, DLT & blockchain, VR, and AR) within construction projects and the built environment
  • BIM-enabled digital transformation policies
  • Performance management
  • Engineering and Construction Project management

Further Information

I welcome prospective PhD and Doctoral students with proposals in one of the topics above and/or related areas. To discuss your proposal, please contact me by email on: mohamad.kassem@northumbria.ac.uk  

Biography

I am Professor of Digital Construction and Engineering Project Management, the Head of Subject for Construction Project Management, and the Lead of the Built Environment Digital Futures research group. 

My research interest is in digitalisation of construction and engineering projects and the digital transformation of the built environment. I have substantial expertise in researching these themes across four intertwined perspectives namely; technology, process, people and policy. Owing to my educational background and experience in both engineering and project management, I am fortunate to be able to treat these themes at technical, managerial and strategic levels. I research new digital construction technologies and processes for addressing key challenges facing construction and engineering projects; new conceptual models and tools to help in understanding the impact of digital innovation (Building Information Modelling, Virtual/Augmented/Immersive Reality, Internet of Things, and Distributed Ledgers Technologies) and accelerating its adoption in projects, organisations and markets; and new approaches to the development of policies for digital transformation of built environment including studies of maturity assessment and benchmark.

I have published more than 100 articles covering these topics in international journals and conferences. I have successfully secured more than GBP5,000,000 in research and innovation grants in Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator capacity. Such funding was obtained from European Commission H2020, UKRI’s Innovate UK, Qatar Foundation and other British and International agencies, and the private sector.

I have had several consultancy appointments to governments and public sector bodies (European Commission, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, International Development Bank, Brazilian Government, Mexican Government) with responsibility for evaluating and developing digital transformation roadmaps for their construction sectors. I was also appointed by Centre of Digital Built Britain (University of Cambridge) as a consultant to evaluate BIM Maturity and Benefits tools in the UK and internationally, and by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as an Independent to evaluate Immersive Learning R&D projects across the UK, funded under their Structural Fund. I am regularly involved in R&D projects with leading organisations in the UK and abroad.

I am the lead of the Macro BIM Adoption project, a project under the BIMe Initiative striving to become the world’s primary source for policy makers in BIM maturity assessment and policy improvement. I am the Chair the Human Data Interaction technical committee of the European Council for Computing in Construction (EC3). I also collaborate with an extensive network of researchers, HE institutions, practitioners in the UK and overseas. I delivered more than 20 keynote addresses in Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Ireland, India, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Spain and the United Kingdom. I provide expert evaluation to several funding bodies in the UK, the EU (Horizon2020) and North America.

Education/Academic qualification

Diploma, Chartered Management Institute

Award Date: 15 Nov 2010

MSc, Teesside University

Award Date: 15 Sep 2009

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Marche Polytechnic University

1 Sep 200415 Feb 2008

Award Date: 15 Feb 2008

MEng, Marche Polytechnic University

Award Date: 10 Dec 2003

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