Mohamad Kassem

Associate Professor

Research interests

My research interest is in Digital Transformation of built environment and Digitalisation of Construction and Engineering projects. I have more than 10 years’ experience researching multidisciplinary areas related to digital transformation and digitalisation from multiple perspectives including technology, process, people and policy perspectives. Across these areas, I research: (1) technical topics such the development of digitally-enabled tools and workflows for improving individual, team, project, and organisational performance; (2) management topics including the development of conceptual constructs, tools and metrics to help understand and improve both the impact of digital innovation (i.e. Building Information Modelling; Virtual, Augmented and Immersive Reality; Internet of Things; and Distributed Ledgers Technologies) and the dynamics of its adoption and diffusion in construction projects, organisations, and markets; and (3) policy topics and in particular assessment, benchmark of BIM maturity of organisations and markets, and development of digital transformation policies and BIM roadmaps. This breadth of interest is motivated by my background in both Engineering and Project Management which helps address these research topics at the intersection of engineering, management and social science.       

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, VR, and AR) within construction projects and the built environment
  • BIM-enabled digital transformation policies
  • BIM 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 -