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Prof.Abbas Elmualim Head of the Architectural Engineering Department Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • PhD, University of Reading, UK

Research Interests:

  • • Environmental architectural engineering; • Intelligent and stainable facilities management; • Digital technologies and virtualization in architecture, engineering and construction; • Construction project management and corporate governance; • Global construction and universal HE; • Resilient communities and social enterprises.

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• Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PG CAP), University of Reading, UK, 2008. • PhD University of Reading, UK, 2003. • MSc Software Techniques for CAD/CAM/CAE, Cranfield University, UK, 2000. • MSc Business Information Technology, Middlesex University, London, UK, 1997. • MSc in Architecture: Environmental Design of Buildings, Welsh School of Architecture, UWCC, Wales, UK, 1994. • BSc (Hons) Architecture, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1989. • Foundations of Directorship Program, Australian Institute of Company Directors, AICD, Australia, 2019. • Level 3 Introductory Certificate in First Line Management, Institute of Leadership and Management and University of Reading, UK, 2006.
2018 – Present Professor and Chair of the Department of Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2018 – Present Constructing Universal Futures, Adelaide – Sharjah and Global. 2015 – 2017: Professor and Head of Discipline: Construction and Project Management, School of Natural Built Environment, University of South Australia, Australia. 2000 - 2014: Associate Professor: Sustainable Built Environments, The School of the Built Environment, University of Reading, UK. 2004 – 2006 Research Fellow and Research Manager, Innovative Construction Research Centre (ICRC), The School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, UK. 000 – 2004 Sessional Lecturer, The School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, UK. 1997 – 2000 Lighting and Ventilation Designer/Research Assistant, Monodraught Flues / Nottingham University, UK. 1992 – 1993 Assistant Architect, Welsh Health Common Services, Wales, UK. 1989 - 1991 Assistant Architect, South Glamorgan County Council, Wales, UK. 1990 - 1991 Self-Employed Architect, Khartoum, Sudan. 1989 - 1990 Assistant Architect, Promang Consultants, Sudan.
• Member of Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Awards Judging Panels and member of its SA Chapter Committee (2015-2019). • Member of the Master Builders SA Awards Judging Panel (2016-2019). • Member of the International Facilities Management Association • Member of Constructing Excellence Whole Life Value Working Group – 2012. • Member of BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group - to 2015 • Member of UK-Green Building Council committee on Sustainability Training and Education Programme (STEP), in 2010. • Joint Coordinator of the CIB W98 Intelligent and Responsive Building – to 2015 • Active member of the CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group – up to 2015 • Member of the CIB W70 Facilities Management
• Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (FAIB) - 2019 • Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB)- to 2015 • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) • Member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (MBIFM) • Membership of the Sudanese Institute of Architects – up to 2000. • Registration of Sudan Engineering Council.
Principal Investigator: Foreign Markets: Developing International & Intercultural Construction Competencies (Malaysia) ($270k, Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, UniSA, Lendlease and University of Malaya, 2017-2020) Co-l Investigator: Application of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Architecture and Design ($37k, UniSA with Prof London, Prof Gu and Dr McGinley) Academic Leader: CRC LCL Adelaide Living Lab –Stage 2: ($1.5m, CRC Low Carbon Living CRC and Renewal South Australia), January 2016 – December 2019 Co-Investigator: Interdisciplinary Digital Technologies Equipment for Immersive Virtualisation in Natural and Built Environment ($100k, UniSA) https://youtu.be/TqGSLHJ1OXI Principal Investigator: Application of Augmented and Virtual Reality in Construction and the Built Environment ($35k, UniSA and VTT, Finland) https://youtu.be/TqGSLHJ1OXI Academic Leader: South Australia Construction and Built Environment Forum (SACBE) ($24k, UniSA and various industrial partners) June 2015 – continuing annually Principal Investigator: Innovative Prefabricated Construction Materials Development ($15k, APC), Jan 2016 – December 2018. Principal Investigator: Advanced Industrialised and Prefabricated Construction: An Approach to Building Future Economies ($47k, UniSA and APC), July 2015 – December 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K7N8uagbGo&feature=youtu.be , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLDovhJV3uE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2FN5OhoSmnxE9FhCzo9vSw Academic Consultant: Building Performance Evaluation in association with AECOM (TSB, £2k) June 2012 - June 2014 Academic Consultant: Power Poster Project in association with CH2 Hill- Halcrow (TSB, £2k) February 2011 - May 2013 Principal Investigator: Coordinated and led the work on the publication of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) publication: Sustainability in Facilities Management Report 2013 Principal Investigator: Coordinator and leader for developing educational and professional courses in Sudan (Department of International Development and the British Council, UK, £60k) July 2010 - June 2013 Principal Investigator: Enhancing Urban Adaptation to Climate Change through Effective Ecosystem Governance: A Case Study of Kampala City by Godfrey Oluka (African Climate Change Fellowship and the Walker Institute, University of Reading, US$12k) November 2011 - June 2012 Principal Investigator: Sustainability in FM with British Institute of Facilities Management (EPSRC £50 and BIFM £60k) June 2010 – December 2011 Co-Researcher: The Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (EPSRC £5m, 2009-2014) Researcher co-investigator: Innovative Construction Research Centre (EPSRC £3.5m grant EP/E001645/1) January 2007 - December 2011 Principal Investigator: Leading Sustainable Development in Higher Education - Carbon Brainprint (HEFCE and Cranfield University, £5k) October 2010 - September 2011 Principal Investigator: Developing a CPD in Management for Building Services Engineering with Moving Ambition (Progress South-Central, £5k) November 2009 - June 2011 Principal Investigator: Internationalization Activities in the Sudan (PVC-Research, School and Faculty £5k) November - December 2009 Principal Investigator: Spearhead project with FSI, The Asset Factor (Helicar Bar) & MBR IT Solutions Ltd (TSB £280k fec) Sep 2008 – Aug 2010 Principal Investigator: Benchmarking/Key Performance Indicators Project with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM £3k) Oct -Dec 2008 Principal Investigator: Summer Enterprise Experience and Discovery (SEED) Projects with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM £5k) June –Sep 2008 Principal Investigator: Sustainable FM with BIFM and Jacobs (Kinnarps/BIFM/TSB/EPSRC £130k) Sep 2006 – June 2009 Principal Investigator: Application of RFID in office environment with Nationwide (NW/TSB £100k) Oct 2006 –Nov 2008 Principal Investigator: Sustainable knowledge management with Max Fordham (MF/TSB £90k) Dec 2006- Nov 2008
Invited Keynote Presentations • Elmualim, A (2018) Keynote Speech: Smart and Livable Cities: the case of Adelaide, Australia. The 2018 International Conference on Smart City and Intelligent Building (ICSCSB 2018), Hefei, China, September 15-16, 2018. • Elmualim, A A (2007a) The sustainability debate within the UK and beyond. In, International Networking for Young Scientists: Policy Issues of Sustainable Built Environment Research, 24-26 January 2007, Hong Kong. The British Council Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. • Elmualim, A A (2007) Building performance measurements and the new paradigm of FM integration. In, International Networking for Young Scientists: Policy Issues of Sustainable Built Environment Research, 24-26 January 2007, Hong Kong. The British Council Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. • Elmualim, A A (2006) CIBSE and universities interactive research agenda. In, CIBSE and EPSRC Research Seminar, 21 September 2006, London. CIBSE • Elmualim, A A (2006) Challenges for young career researchers and academics: outbreeding perspective. In, National Conference of University Professors (NCUP), 22 November 2006, RIBA, Portland Place, London. Book Chapters: • Elmualim, A., Mostafa, S., Chilshe, N., Rameezdeen, R. (2017) Construction and the Circular Economy: Smart and Industrialised Prefabrication. In Crocker, R. Saint, C., Chen, G. and Tong, Y. (Editors) Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption: Towards the Circular Economy, pp 323 -336. Emerald Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-78714-620-4. • Corcoran, P. A., Bruce, D. A., Elmualim, A., Fong, D., McGinley, T. & Stephens, B. (2015). BIM-GIS Community of Practice, in Mahdjoubi, L; Brebbia, CA; Laing, R; & Gordon, Robert (editors), Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations, WIT Press, UK, pp. 1-12. • Elmualim, A. 2013. Chapter 13: Sustainable and Intelligent Facilities Management. In D. Clements-Croome (Ed.), Intelligent Buildings: design, management and operation. 2nd edn. Thomas Telford, London, pp. 197-213. ISBN 9780727757340. • Banani, R., Vahdati, M., & Elmualim, A. 2013. Demonstrating the importance of criteria and sub-criteria in building assessment methods. In C. A. Brebbia (Ed.), Sustainable Development and Planning VI, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment: 443-454. Greece: Wessex Institute of Technology Press. • Elmualim, A A (2010) Chapter 11: Culture and Leadership in Stakeholder Management. In: Chinyio, E A and Olomolaiye, P (Eds.), Construction Stakeholders Management (pp. 174-192. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 9781405180986. • Elmualim, A A, Pastou, M, Valle, C R and Aghahossein, M (2010) Chapter 14: Integrated Practice for Sustainable Design and Facilities Management: Aspiration in a fragmented industry. In: Wallis, I, Bilan, L, Smith, M and Kazi, A S (Eds.), Industrialised, Integrated Intelligent Sustainable Construction: I3CON Handbook 2 (pp. 211-232. Bracknell, UK: I3Con in collaboration with Building Services and Research Information Association (BSRIA). Guest Edited Special Issues of Facilities • Elmualim, A A (Guest Editor) (2009) Special issue: Intelligent buildings and their operation within FM context: Concepts, Opportunities and benefits. Facilities, 27(11/12), pp 421-479. • Elmualim, A A and Zhang, Y, Eds. (2006) Facilities: Special issue on Modelling, Assessment and Control of Indoor Air Quality for FM Professionals. Facilities, 24 (11/12), pp 397- 464. Journal Papers • K Mysore, A Elmualim, K Kirytopoulos (2019) The Influence of Themes of Interplay on Multistakeholders Engagement Amidst Adversities in Globally Distributed ICT Projects–A Case Study Approach. Journal of Global Information Technology Management 22 (1), 25-46. • Hassan, A., Elmualim, A., Rameezdeen, R., Baroudi, S., Marshall, A. (2018) An Exploratory Study on the Impact of Mobile ICT on Productivity in Construction Projects. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, vol. 8 issue 3, pp. 320-332. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2017-0080. • Hassan, A., Baroudi, S., Elmualim, A., Rameezdeen, R. (2018) Factors affecting construction productivity: a 30 year systemic review. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 25 (7), 961-973. DOI (10.1108/ECAM-02-2017-0035). • Nilupa Udawatta, Jian Zuo, Keri Chiveralls, Hongping Yuan, George, Zillante, and Abbas Elmualim (2018) Major Factors Impeding the Implementation of Waste Management in Australian Construction Projects. Journal of Green Building: Summer 2018, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 101-121. https://doi.org/10.3992/1943-4618.13.3.101 • Redwood, J., Thelning, S., Elmualim, A., Pullen, S. (2017) The proliferation of ICT and digital technologies systems and their influence on the dynamic capabilities of construction firms. Procedia Engineering, 180 (2017) 804–811, A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), iHBE 2016, Edited by Lang Ding, Francesco Fiorito and Paul Osmond, available on. http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1877705817317484/1-s2.0-S1877705817317484-main.pdf?_tid=6c556c90-441e-11e7-a2f3-00000aab0f6b&acdnat=1496028491_a7aa520e86b0c7dafa1777026295d30a DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.241 • Elmualim, A., (2017) CSR and Sustainability in FM: Evolving practices and an integrated index. Procedia Engineering, 180 (2017) 1577–1584 , A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), iHBE 2016, Edited by Lang Ding, Francesco Fiorito and Paul Osmond, available on http://ac.els-cdn.com/S1877705817318271/1-s2.0-S1877705817318271-main.pdf?_tid=54da0280-441c-11e7-bcd2-00000aab0f01&acdnat=1496027593_293379e0c1e5639c41681518c9db669a DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.320 / http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705817318271 . • Rameezdeen, R., Elmualim, A. (2017) The Impact of Heat Waves on Occurrence and Severity of Construction Accidents. International Journal of Enviromental Research and Public Health, 14(1), 70, doi:10.3390/ijerph14010070, pp 1-13. • A. Elmualim, and D Alep (2016). Perception and challenges for sustainable construction in Developing Countries: North Cyprus case. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10, 4, pp. 492-500. doi: 10.17265/1934-7359/2016.04.012. • Darby, H., A. Elmualim, D. Clements-Croome, T. Yearly and G. Davies (2016). "Influence of occupants' behaviour on energy and carbon emission reduction in Higher Education” Intelligent Buildings International, 8 (3), pp. 157-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2016.1139535. • Tetlow, R., van Drokelaar, C., Beaman, P., Elmualim, A. A. and Couling, K. (2015) Identifying behavioural predictors of small power electricity consumption in office buildings. Building and Environment, 92. pp. 75-85. ISSN 0360-1323 doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.04.009. • Chatterton, J, Parsons, D, Nicholls, J, Longhurst, P, Bernon, M, Palmer, A, Brennan, F, Kolios, A, Wilson, A, Ishiyama, E, Clements-Croome, D, Elmualim, A, Darby, H, Yearley, T, Davies, G (2015) Carbon Brainprint – an estimate of the intellectual contribution of research institutions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Volume 96, July 2015, 74-81. doi:10.1016/j.psep.2015.04.008. • Aghahossein, M. M., R. Tetlow, S. El-Jouzi, A. A. Elmualim, J. Ellis and M. Williams (2014). "Providing persuasive feedback through interactive posters to motivate energy-saving behaviours." Intelligent Buildings International. Intelligent Buildings International Journal. Vol. 7, No. 1, 16–35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2014.960357 ISSN 1750-8975. • Tetlow, R., P. Beaman, A. Elmualim and K. Couling (2014). "Simple methods to reduce inadvertent energy-consumption in non-domestic buildings” Building and Environment. 81 (2014) 234-242 ISSN 0360-1323 doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.003. • Elmualim, A., & Gilder, J. (2014). BIM: Innovation in Design Management, Influence and Challenges of Implementation. Architectural Engineering and Design Management. Vol. 10, Nos. 3–4, 183–199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2013.821399. • Aghahossein, M., El-Jouzi, Elmualim, A., Ellis, J., & Williams, M. (2013). Post-Occupancy Studies of an office environment: Energy performance and Occupants’ satisfaction. Building and Environment. 69: 121-130. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132313002217. ISSN 0360-1323 doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2013.08.003. • Banani, R., Vahdati, M., & Elmualim, A. (2013). Demonstrating the importance of criteria and sub-criteria in building assessment methods. Sustainable Development and Planning VI, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 173(443-454). • Darby, H., Kelly, F., & Elmualim, A. (2012), A whole life carbon- a building case study. The Structural Engineer 90(12): 38-44. • Elmualim, A., & Kwawu, W. (2012) (August). Facilities management and carbon footprints: an audit of critical elements of management and reporting. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 6(8 (Serial Number 57) ): 944-952. • Elmualim, A., Valle, C. R., & Kwawu, W. (2012), Discerning Policy and Drivers for Sustainable Facilities Management. International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment 1(1): http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212609012000027 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsbe.2012.03.00. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsbe.2012.1003.100. This paper won the first prize for winning editors for the first issue. • Lewis, A, Elmualim, Abbas Ali, and Riley, D (2011), 'Linking Energy and Maintenance Management for Sustainability through Three American Case Studies', Facilities, 29 (5/6), 243-54. ISSN 0263-2772. • Lewis, A, Riley, D, and Elmualim, Abbas Ali (2010), 'Defining High Performance Buildings for Operations and Maintenance. International Journal of Facility Management, 1 (2), 1-16. • Lindkvist, C and Elmualim, A A (2010) Innovation in facilities management: From trajectories to ownership. Facilities, 28 (9/10), 405-15. ISSN 0263-2772. • Elmualim, A A, Shockley, D, Valle, C R, Ludlow, G and Shah, S (2010) Barriers and commitment of Facilities Management profession to the sustainability agenda. Building and Environment, 45(1), pp 58-64. This article is included in the “Building and Environment virtual special issue on Sustainability collating the best articles published in the subject” http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/P07.cws_home/baevirtualsustainability. This article has also been selected for inclusion in Science for Environment Policy http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/175na5.pdf, the European Commission's environmental news service for policy makers, distributed to over 11,000 subscribers. • Elmualim, A A and Johnson, A (2009) Application of Computer-aided Facilities Management (CAFM) for Intelligent Buildings Operation. Facilities, 27(11/12). 421-428. • Lindkvist, C and Elmualim, A A (2009) Pervasive Technologies for Workplace Management. Facilities Management Journal, 7(2), 98-110. • Elmualim, A A, Czwakiel, A, Valle, C R, Ludlow, G and Shah, S (2009) The Practice of Sustainable Facilities Management: Design sentiments and the knowledge chasm: in Emitt, S. (Guest Editor), Special Issue: Design Management for Sustainability. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 5(1/2), 91-102. • Elmualim, A A (2009) Utility of Wind Catchers for Nocturnal Ventilation. International Journal of Ventilation, 8(1), 85-92. • Elmualim, A A and Govender, K (2008) Communities of Practice (CoP) in UK Large Contracting Firms: Contrasting Application and Non-utilized Merits. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(3), 149-159. • Green, S D, Harty, C, Elmualim, A A, Larsen, G and Kao, C C (2008) On the Discourse of Construction Competitiveness. Building Research and Information, 36(5), 426-435. • Booy, D, Elmualim, A A and Clements-Croome, D (2008) Determining 'true value' of space for effective space management in the workplace. Essential fm Report, 79, 5-7. • Pastou, M, Elmualim, A A and Valle, C R (2008) Take the responsibility, make the difference. FM World, The British Institute of Facilities Managers Publications (25 September), 32. • Elmualim, A A (2007) Design and performance of wind catchers in temperate climates. Construction Engineer, May/June 2007, pp. 17-19. • Elmualim, A A (2006) Effect of damper and heat source on wind catcher natural ventilation performance. Energy and Buildings, 38(8), 939-948. • Elmualim, A A (2006) Dynamic modelling of a wind catcher/tower turret for natural ventilation. Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, 27(3), 165-182. • Elmualim, A A (2006) Verification of design calculations of a wind catcher/tower natural ventilation system with performance testing in real building. International Journal of Ventilation, 4(4), 393-404. Conference Proceedings Papers • N Udawatta, N., Zillante, G., Elmualim, A., Rameezdeen, R., Zuo, J., (2018) Adaptive Reuse of Inner- City Buildings: Methods for Minimising Waster and Stimulating the Economy. In: Chau K., Chan I., Lu W., Webster C. (eds) Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate. Pp. 141-152. Springer, Singapore. doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_14 • Derakhshanfar, H. *, Elmualim, A., Paniagua, J.O., Mayer, W., Gunawan, I. (2017) Projects Risk Management Using Artificial Neural Networks Based on Lessons Learned. CRIOCM 2017 Conference: Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 20-23 November 2017. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) and Swinburne University of Technology, pp 70-77. Melbourne, Australia. • Derakhshanfar, H. *, Elmualim, A., Paniagua, J.O., Mayer, W., Gunawan, I. (2017) Causes of Delays in Iranian Gas and Combined Cycle Power Plant Projects. CRIOCM 2017 Conference: Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 20-23 November 2017. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) and Swinburne University of Technology, pp 62-69. Melbourne, Australia. • Hasan, A, Elmualim, A, Rameezdeen, R, Baroudi, S (2017) Review of Factors Affecting Productivity in Construction Projects. CRIOCM 2017 Conference: Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 20-23 November 2017. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) and Swinburne University of Technology, pp 441-448. Melbourne, Australia. • Odusanya, S., Elmualim, A., Ochoa J.J., Chileshe, N. (2017) Investigating project performance measurements based on the complexity level of IT-enabled projects. CRIOCM 2017 Conference: Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 20-23 November 2017. The Chinese Research Institute of Construction Management (CRIOCM) and Swinburne University of Technology, pp 566-574. Melbourne, Australia. • Ibidapo, O., London, K., Elmualim, A., Pablo, Z., Bayetto, P. (2017) Exploring opportunities of integrated project delivery in off-site manufacturing of the Australian housing sector. International Research Conference, 11-12 September 2017, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Salford, UK, pp 873-883. • Udawatta, N., Zillante, G., Elmualim, A., Rameezdeen, R. and Zuo, J. (2016) Adaptive reuse of inner-city buildings: methods for minimising waste andstimulating the economy. CRIOCM 2016, 21st International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Read Estate, 14-17 December 2016, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. • Mysore, K., Elmualim, A., Kirytopoulos, K. (2016) Multi-stakeholder Engagement in the Face of Stakeholder Adversities among Globally Distributed ICT Projects – A Conceptual Model and a Research Agenda. IEEE IEEM2016, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 4-7 December 2016, Bali, Indonesia, pp 1190-1194. • Redwood, J., Thelning, S., Elmualim, A., Pullen, S. (2016) The proliferation of ICT and digital technologies systems and their influence on the dynamic capabilities of construction firms. International High- Performance Built Environment Conference – A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), iHBE 2016, 17-18 November, Sydney, Australia. • Elmualim, A., (2016) CSR and Sustainability in FM: Evolving practices and an integrated index. The proliferation of ICT and digital technologies systems and their influence on the dynamic capabilities of construction firms. International High- Performance Built Environment Conference – A Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 Series (SBE16), iHBE 2016, 17-18 November, Sydney, Australia. • Elmualim, A., Mostafa, S, Chileshe, N., Kirytopoulos, K., Beecham, s., Mills, J., Mulcahy, D., McGinley, T., London, K., Ma, X., Hassanli, R., ElSayed, A., Body, K., Body, P., Martino, F. (2016) The role of industrialised prefabrication construction in urban transition. Elsevier Conference, Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016: Towards a better urban future in an interconnected age. 5-9 September 2016, Shanghai, China. • Kiesewetter, T. Elmualim, A., Ochoa, J., McGinley, T., Aranda-Mena, G., Stabile, A. (2016). The impact of sustainable Higher Education building spaces design on staff and students’ experience. The 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference (AUBEA), Cairns, 6-8 July 2016, Central Queensland University. Pp. 398 – 407. • Elmualim, A. and Birdsell, T. (2016) Sustainable refurbishment of offices in the UK. Proceedings of SBE16 Dubai, 17-19 January 2016, Dubai-UAE. • Tetlow, R., P. Beaman, A. Elmualim and K. Couling (2014). Assessing the impact of behavioural predictors on small power electricity consumption in office buildings. 13th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies. 25th – 28th August 2014, HES-SO - Geneva – Switzerland (www.hes-so.ch/set2014), World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies. • Almutawa, M., A. Elmualim and E. Essah (2014) Field Measurements of Indoor Air Quality in Office Buildings in Saudi Arabia. Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong, 7-12 July 2014. • Bannan, A. and A. Elmualim (2014) An investigation of the performance of Saudi Arabian higher education construction projects. The 2014 CIB W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/81/83 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, 4-7 May 2014, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka., International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). • Junghans, A., A. Elmualim and I. Skalnes (2014) International trends for sustainability in FM: Evaluation of policy and FM competence in Norway and UK. CIB Facilities Management Conference, 21-23 May 2014, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, Technical University of Denmark. • Elmualim, A., Darby, H., Clements-Croome, D., Yearly, T., & Davies, G. (2012) Intelligent and sustainable buildings: influence of occupants' behaviour on energy and carbon emission reduction. Paper presented at the Healthy Buildings, 10th International Conference, 8-12 July 2012, Brisbane, Australia. • Tetlow, R., Beaman, P., Elmualim, A., & Couling, K. (2012) Influencing energy efficient occupant behaviour through improved building and control design. Paper presented at the Healthy Buildings, 10th International Conference, 8-12 July 2012, Brisbane, Australia. • Aghahossein, M., Elmualim, A., Rowell, A., & Williams, M. (2012) Energy interventions in non-domestic buildings: energy saving, occupants' satisfaction, well-being and productivity. Paper presented at the SET2012, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Vancouver, Canada. 2-5 September 2012. • Almutawa, M., Elmualim, A., & Essah, E. (2012) Passive and active hybrid approach to buildings design in Saudi Arabia. Paper presented at the Eco-Architecture 2012, Kos, Greece. 5-7 September 2012. • Elmualim, A., & Yearly, T. (2012) Occupant Behaviour and Building Controls – Finding the Balance, BCIA Annual National Conference and Exhibition: Efficient, sustainable and profitable buildings. Using controls and BEMS to measure, monitor and manage performance. 12 May 2012. . Solihull, Birmingham, UK. • Elmualim, A. (2012) The ‘Gift’ of HE: learning styles and teaching and learning approach for civic engagement Paper presented at the CHOBE Special Session on “Innovation in Learning and Teaching Practice”, Council of Heads of Built Environment (CHOBE) and Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Conference, 11-14 April, 2012. , Birmingham City University, UK. • Aghahossein, M., Elmualim, A., Williams, M., & Rowell, A. (2012) Making a difference using innovative interventions to make energy usage tangible in non-domestic buildings. Paper presented at the Sustainability live! Leading the way for sustainable future, NEC, Birmingham, UK. 22-24 May 2012. • Bannan, Ahmed, Elmualim, A, and Tang, Llewellyn (2012) Benchmarking and Key Performance Indicators for the Construction Industry in Saudi Arabia, in K Michell, P Bowen, and K Cattell (eds.), Joint CIB W070, W090 and TG72 International Conference on Facilities Management, Procurement Systems and Public Private Partnership (23-25 January, Cape Town, South Africa: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)), 150-56. • Lewis, A, Elmualim, Abbas Ali (2011) Improving Building Operating Decisions: A tool to help make smart decisions. IFMA's World Workplace 2011: The Facilities Conference and Expo (Phoenix Convention Centre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA). • Lewis, A and Elmualim, Abbas Ali (2011) Development of Decision Support System for Proactive Energy and Maintenance Management Decisions. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Annual Conference (Bristol, UK). • Lewis, A and Elmualim, A (2011) Use of mix methodology research approach to improve building operating decisions, Architectural Engineering Conference (Oakland, California: Architectural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers). • Kwawu, Wisdom and Elmualim, Abbas Ali (2011) 'Managing and reporting footprints: an audit of critical elements', World Sustainable Building Conference (Helsinki, Finland, 18 -21 October 2011). (50%). • Kwawu, Wisdom and Elmualim, Abbas Ali (2011) Sustainability in Facilities Management: a review of drivers and policy issues, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Annual Conference (Bristol, UK). • Kwawu, Wisdom and Elmualim, A (2011) From sustainability to profitability: maximising efficiency and productivity, BIFM Annual Conference ThinkFM: Delivering Value in Facilities Management. Innovation and adaptation for today's economics. (5-6th April 2011 East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK, British Institute of Facilities Management). • Darby, Howard, Elmualim, A, and Kelly, Fergal (2011) A review of currently available standards and software tools for assessing life cycle greenhouse emissions from buildings, World Sustainable Building Conference, 2011, 18-123 October (Helsinki, Finland). • Darby, Howard, Elmualim, A, and Kelly, Fergal (2011) Case study on the whole life carbon cycle in buildings, in Bahram Moshfegh and Ali A M Sayigh (eds.), World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, 8-13 May (Linkoping, Sweden). • Aghahossein, M, et al. (2011) Viability of Renewable Technologies in Refurbished Non-Domestic Buildings, SET 2011: 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (Istanbul, Turkey). • Aghahossein, M, et al. (2011) Considering users' factors in sustainable building refurbishment projects, in Bahram Moshfegh and Ali A M Sayigh (eds.), World Renewable Energy Congress 2011, 8-13 May (Linkoping, Sweden). • Lewis, A and Elmualim, A (2011) Use of mix methodology research approach to improve building operating decisions, Architectural Engineering Conference (Oakland, California: Architectural Engineering Institute). • AGHAHOSSEIN, M., ELMUALIM, A., WILLIAMS, M. & KLUTH, A. (2010) Aspects of technologies and occupants’ behaviour for sustainable non-domestic building refurbishment. In: SAYIGH, A. A. M., ed. World Renewable Energy Congress XI, 25-30 September, 2010 Abu-Dhabi, UAE. • LINDKVIST, C. & ELMUALIM, A. A. (2010) An Examination of Actors that Impact Technology Introduction to FM. In: EGBU, C., ed. Proc 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September, 2010 Leeds, UK. 1169-1178. • MOORE, S. & ELMUALIM, A. A. (2010) Culture and its Impact on British Construction Professional Practicing in the United Arab Emirates. In: EGBU, C., ed. Proc 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September, 2010 Leeds, UK. 341-350. • Elmualim, A A, Valle, C R, Ludlow, G and Shah, S (2010) A knowledge portal for sustainable facilities management practice. In: Barret, P, Amaratunga, D, Haigh, R, Keraminiyage, K and Pathirage, C (Eds.), Cib World Congress: Building a better future, 10-13 May, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK, Vol. 45, 58-64. • Lewis, A, Elmualim, A A and Riley, D (2010) Linking energy and maintenance management to improve knowledge transfer with building operation and management. In: Barret, P, Amaratunga, D, Haigh, R, Keraminiyage, K and Pathirage, C (Eds.), Cib World Congress: Building a better future, 10-13 May, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK, Vol. 45, 58-64. • Elmualim, A A, Ludlow, G, Shah, S and Valle, C R (2009) BIFM Sustainability Survey. The British Institute of Facilities Managers Publications. • Elmualim, A A (2009) Computer-aided Facilities Management (CAFM) for Assisted Homes. In, Intelligence in Assisted Homes, 24-25 September 2009, Bruges, Belgium. InHam and Belgian Building Research Institute. • Valle, C R, Ludlow, G and Elmualim, A A (2009) Sustainable FM KTP Project Update and Launch of Sustainable FM Website. In, BIFM Annual Conference: Sustainability in Action: Embedding sustainable facilities management in your organization, 27 - 28 March 2007, Keble College, Oxford. BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management).
Supervised 23 PhD students at the University of Reading and the University of South Australia. Some sample these include the following: • Improving the utilisation of building information modelling in a university facilities management setting; • Influence of culture and stakeholder management of current CSR practice and its implications on socio-economic developments: Papua New Guinea oil & gas industry; • Influence of people, organisation and environment on multi-stakeholder engagement in globally distributed ICT projects: a vendor perspective; • The development of a quality framework that will improve the project governance board decision making process; • The implications of the use of mobile information and communication technologies for construction productivity; • The integration of concurrent engineering and IPD concepts in off-site manufacturing of the Australian housing industry; • Enhancing the performance of waste management practices through a cultural shift in Australian construction project teams (completed at UniSA). • EngD - Innovative sustainable technologies for building refurbishment with Halcrow Group Ltd (£100k Halcrow/EPSRC) October 2009 – March 2014. • EngD - Energy Systems and Carbon Appraisal with Peter Brett Architects Associate (£100k PBA/EPSRC) October 2009 – March 2013. • EngD - Occupants behaviour and design with AECOM (£100k AECOM/EPSRC) October 2010- September 2014. • The investigation of Technological Adoption in a Facilities Management Department at a Financial Institution. • Modelling Socio-demographic Influences on Domestic Energy Consumption. • Benchmarking and key performance indicators for the construction industry in Saudi Arabia. • A design analysis approach towards bio-inspired smart material applications for architecture. • The use of and approach to CSR to deliver sustainable development by UK Construction Companies. • A Hybrid Design Approach for Saudi Arabia Commercial Buildings: Making the Most of Climate. • Understanding the complexity of materials procurement for small and medium sized enterprises in the construction sector. • Understanding decision making in the design team for international high-rise construction projects. • A sustainable assessment method for non-residential buildings in Saudi Arabia- Development of Criteria. In addition to the supervision of numerous undergraduate and postgraduate theses, up to 50 over the past 19 years.
IP between the University of Reading and the British Institute for Facilities Management (BIMF) for the Sustainability in FM knowledge portal www.sustainabilityinfm.org
• Certificate of Appreciation Master Builders Association South Australia (MBA SA). • Certificate of Appreciation from the Australian Institute of Buildings (AIB) • Received Recognition Award 2011 for Research Excellence and Leadership from the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). • Received Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence- Outstanding Reviewer Awards -2007.
• Academic member of the Environment and Sustainability Committee, University of Reading; • Academic consultant for University of Reading Whiteknights Utilities Infrastructure Project (£12m); • External Examiner for PhD theses in the UK, Sudan and Australia and for numerous PhD these as Internal Examiner and viva's chair at the University of Reading. • Reviewer for other journals, spanning a wide range of disciplines, such construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Ventilation and Renewable Energy. • Book reviewer for Intelligent Buildings International Journal. • Member of the Scientific Committee for the International Research Conference, 11-12 September 2017, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) Salford, UK. • Member of the Scientific Organising Committee for Sustainable Built Environments, SBE16, Dubai, and the International High-Performance Built Environments Conference (iHPE), SBE 16 Series, Sydney Australia. • External Expert for the Evaluation of European Cooperation in Science and Technology -Evaluation of EU -COST Action Proposals, 2016 and 2017, supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. • Member of the International assessors for the CIOB Research Paper Award, 2015-2016. • External Assessor for final reports of research project for the National Research Fund in Luxembourg, April 2015. • External Examiner, MSc Project Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. • External Assessor the newly developed MSc in Construction Management programme at the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. • Member of the Panel of Reviewers of the Scientific Programme and keynote invited Reviewer for a project proposal submitted to the European Union funded Climate-KIC (www.climate-kic.org), a European network of academia and business partners who seek to accelerate market-oriented solutions that address the climate challenges of today and the future, August 2013. • Co-chair of and took a leading role in the organisation of the CIB sponsored First DelPHE international conference on construction in developing countries: education, research and practice, 10-14 March 2013, Khartoum, Sudan. • Member of the Scientific Committee for the SUSTAINABLE BUILDING CONFERENCE 2013, SB13 Graz, International Conference on Sustainable Buildings - Construction Products and Technologies, 25-28 September, 2013. • Member of the Scientific Committee for the SB13 Dubai conference: advancing the green agenda; technology, policy and practice, 8-10 December 2013, Dubai, UAE. • Acting as the External Examiner for the MSc Taught Programme (Carbon Management in the Built Environment) at the School of the Built Environment at the University of Herriot Watt (2011-2015). • speaker of 3rd International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA 2014) Ota, Nigeria,17-19 March 2014. • Member of the Panel of Reviewers of the Scientific Programme of UIA 2014 Durban, 3-10 August 2014, South Africa.
Education is a life-long process. I firmly believe education in general, and Higher Education in particular, is the catalyst for an individual’s own transformation for their own benefit and the advancement of human civilization throughout their lives. With such belief comes personal values in understanding the uniqueness of every individual human being. This personal belief and understanding is further cemented by the new SPIRIT Strategy of the University of Sharjah (2019). I cherish being a student and endeavor engaging in the process of learning and continually developing as a lecturer. I always aspire to be an educator/teacher. I aspire to bring together my research and enterprise activities and feed it into my teaching in an inextricably and exciting tripartite breadth for the benefit of our students and their future career. I believe in always to be innovative in all aspect of teaching and learning; design, lecture, facilitate, supervise, assess and evaluate. Design of innovate teaching and learning, such as flipped and immersive classrooms, best be tested through real and virtual learning environments. I believe I have a moral duty to my students, my colleagues, my profession, society and myself. With such believe, understanding and vision comes a commitment for a concern for students’ development, to scholarship, to work with and learn from others, a commitment to equality of opportunity and continual reflection on professional practice. My close collaboration with the industry, especially in knowledge transfer partnerships, is vital in informing my teaching and my students’ learning experience. Such close academic-industry relationship is fundamentally important to both research advancement and the establishment of the educational needs and requirements of the industry, and society at large.
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