Mohamad Kassem


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

Research Student Supervision Interests

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.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • Diploma, Chartered Management Institute

    Level 5 Diploma in Management

  • MSc, Teesside University

    A structured methodology for enterprise modeling: a case study for modeling the operation of a british organization

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University

    Development and Application of Design for Disassembly and Disassembly Systems for Wastes from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) at End of Life.

    1 Sep 2004 - 15 Feb 2008
  • MEng, Marche Polytechnic University

    To analyse and design a mechanical equipment using Design for Assembly principles and tools: a real world application.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    1 Oct 2016 -
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, FHEA

    31 Dec 2015 -