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 InterestsMy 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.
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.
Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)1 Oct 2016 -
Fellow of Higher Education Academy, FHEA31 Dec 2015 -