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- School of Science & Engineering
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- Technology Futures Institute
About Nashwan Dawood
Professor Nashwan Dawood is a specialist in project construction management and the application of IT in the construction process. This has ranged across a number of research topics including BIM technologies and processes, sustainability, Information Technologies and Systems (5D,VR,Integrated databases), the planning and management of off-site production, risk management, intelligent decision support systems, cost forecasting and control and business processes.
Professor Dawood is currently Director of the Centre for Construction Research & Innovation (CCIR) and Professor of Construction Management and IT at the University of Teesside, UK. He is also Director of the Technology Futures Institute, through which the engineering and technology research is structured and supported. This role includes responsibility for developing and promoting research polices throughout the institution.
He has extensive experience of leading internationally recognised research work in BIM technology and processes and in the application of 5D modeling in construction processes, and has successfully generated peer reviewed funded projects from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Technology Strategy Board, and EU / Framework Programme.
Professor Dawood also has significant and long-standing experience of working with major industrial partners in the UK and internationally to develop and apply research results as part of further collaborative projects. In particular he is currently running international research and development projects in South Korea, Japan, Qatar, Europe and USA in the areas of 5D modeling, serious game engine technology application to training and ICT (Information and Communication technologies) for energy efficient buildings . He is also regularly invited to be a key note presenter in a international events.
Professor Dawood has published over 180 research papers, and sits on the editorial board of a number of journals and conferences. His work has been recognized outside of the academic sphere, for example with its short-listing for the Constructing Excellence Innovation Award.
Professor Dawood is a visiting fellow/Professor at a number of international universities and institutes. This includes; Central University of Taiwan, AIT- Thailand, University of Florida-USA, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gyeongsang National University, Korea and Miyagi university , Japan and Osaka University, Japan.
Professor Dawood originated the CONVR conference series (Construction Applications of Virtual Reality: Current Initiatives and Future Challenges). The mission of this is to bring together national and international researchers and practitioners from all areas of the construction industry and promote efficient exchange of ideas and develop mutual understanding of needs and potential applications of VR modeling. The conference series has been running for 10 years and the latest CONVR10 series will be held in Japan www.convr2010.com.
- project and risk management in the heavy civil engineering industry
- ICT4EE (Information and communication technologies for the built environment
- cost forecasting and analysis
- virtual reality and visualisation application in the construction processes
- 4D/5D construction planning and scheduling
- simulation and optimisation technologies in the precast concrete industry
- applying game engines to construction training.
Examples of funded projects include:
- IntUBE Project: EU FP7 project (3 million euro), Intelligent Use of Buildings’ Energy Information (EU FP7), www.intube.eu
- Visual integration of construction supply chain, (£120K)with Deepdale solution., KTP project
- Develop environmental, cost and construction design technologies using Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems (£120K), KTP
- Interactive training platform to precipitate construction safety, using a virtual environment
- modelling (£80K) , EPSRC Industrial Case
- Visualisation and Optimisation of Construction Schedules, British Council, PMI2 in conjunction with a host of South Korean universities and companies (£35K)
- Development of 5D methodology and tools for managing the construction of capital projects, KTP
- NETWORK: EPSRC Network of Experts in VR applied to construction processes and products
- DTI grant - £400,000 for Succeeding through Innovation Programme with the University of Nottingham, Buchen, Tarmac, Aggregate Industries and the British Precast Federation (2006-08)
- Architectural 3D and CCIR grant - value £60,000 to identify the value of 4D planning in the UK construction industry (2005-08)
- ERDF and One N East - value £400,000 to establish a regional centre for construction-based SMEs to provide research, advisory and training facilities in the North East (2003-06)
- NSF (USA) - developing methodologies to integrate LEWIS (Lean Enterprise Web Information System) that is currently developed at Teesside with SEEK (Scalable Extraction of Enterprise Knowledge) currently developed by University of Florida (2003-06)
- Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering - £15,000 to further develop VIRCON tools to suite Balfour Beatty business processes (2002-04)
- MOTA group (Portugal) - £16,000 to develop a simulation model for road construction projects (2002-03.)
- Teesside University - £5,000 to develop an integrated simulation /virtual reality system (2002-03)
- EPSRC and industry-funded grant - £110,000 for a network of experts in virtual reality applied to construction processes and products (2001-07)
- ROPA grant - £110,000 to develop an innovative dynamic managerial control system: an application to the building product industry (2001-03)
- EPSRC, IMI in conjunction with UCL, UMIST and Wolverhampton University - £50,0000 for a virtual construction site, to provide a desktop strategic decision support system allowing planners to trade off the temporal sequencing of tasks with their special distribution using virtual reality technologies (2000-04)
- Japanese Science Agency, STA fellowship in the Ministry of Construction, Public Works Research Institute grant - £20,000 to develop a methodology for managing risk of infrastructure projects (2000)
Construction management, sustainability and ICT for energy efficient buildings, Information Technologies and Systems (4D,VR,Integrated databases), 4/5D planning and management of off-site production, risk management, intelligent decision support systems, cost forecasting and control and business processes.
In the news
- A master of innovation in building design
Evening Gazette (Teesside), 13/05/2013, p.14
Professor Nash Dawood, director of Teesside University's Technology Futures research institute, is a world leading authority on construction research and innovation. He is always looking for new ways to improve how things work on building sites.
- Teesside University Head of Civil Engineering comments
BBC Radio Tees, Lisa McCormick, 11/05/2013, 06:15:00; BBC Radio Tees, Lisa McCormick, 11/05/2013, 08:39:10
Nashwan Dawood comments.
- Great place for me
Evening Gazette, 12/04/2013, p.9
It was work that brought Professor Nashwan Dawood to Teesside more than 20 years ago. Originally from Iraq, he studied civil engineering at Nottingham University before settling in Middlesbrough with his wife, Huda, a mathematician. Before he came to the UK, Nashwan worked in the Middle East in construction planning. He moved to Middlesbrough in 1991 to take up a position as a senior lecturer at Teesside University.
- Asite announce BIM Academy, BIM Unlimited, Aidea and Niven Architects as winners of Build Qatar Live 2012
Digital Media Net (Web), 07/12/2012
The interactive openBIM competition provided AEC and building information modelling (BIM) professionals with another opportunity to showcase their BIM skills by creating a design for The Museum of Architecture to be based on the hypothetical man-made BQL Island in Doha, Qatar. The interactive openBIM competition provided AEC and building information modelling (BIM) professionals with another opportunity to showcase their BIM skills by creating a design for The Museum of Architecture to be based on the hypothetical man-made BQL Island in Doha, Qatar.
- Asite announce BIM Academy, BIM Unlimited, Aidea and Niven Architects as winners of Build Qatar Live 2012
PRWeb UK (Web), 06/12/2012; Equities.com (Web), 06/12/2012
Build Qatar Live 2012 saw by far the most innovative and high-quality collaborative BIM efforts of any Build Live event yet. The winning teams had members which represented a variety of organisations including Cundall, Mott MacDonald, Ryder Architecture, Kingspan, Cadtec, Teesside University, Northumbria University and many more.
- Niven Architects team's building design a success
Gazette Live (Web), 05/12/2012
The joint team, made up of staff from Niven Architects, academics from Teesside University and four undergraduate students, triumphed in Build Qatar Live winning the Multidisciplinary Team Award.
- Build CSR into your strategy
Evening Gazette, 04/12/2012, p.2,; Evening Gazette, 04/12/2012, p.9
Teesside design team which took part in a gruelling 48-hour challenge has won an international competition.The joint team, made up of staff from Niven Architects, academics from Teesside University and four undergraduate students, triumphed in Build Qatar Live - winning the Multidisciplinary Team Award.
- Teesside expertise to help construction in Middle East
Teesside University professor helps Qatar's World Cup preparations
- Uni joins Middle East in construction plans
The Journal, 29/06/2012, p.32; Insider Media Limited (Web), 28/06/2012
Teesside University, a world-leading authority on construction research, has teamed up with a Middle East university and multinational construction technology company to cut costs and raise efficiency in the construction industry in the Gulf.
- Academic helps Qatar's World Cup
BBC (Web), 05/07/2012
A Teesside academic is playing his part in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The 2022 World Cup will be the first to be held in an Arab state. Prof Dawood, director of Teesside University's technology futures research institute, is a specialist in building information modelling (BIM) technology used commonly in the UK and Europe.
- Datum360 links up with Teesside University
NEBusiness.co.uk (Web), 16/05/2012
Professor Dawood, the Teesside University supervisor, coach and researcher for the KTP, said: 'Information is becoming a vital asset to the running of any major facility or engineering project. Based on our experience in information standards in the Construction Innovation and Research (CCIR) group, we are supporting Datum360 in the building of an information model for the oil & gas sector, using generic standards to produce a world-leading class library management system that may be tailored to any industry.' The KTP associate is Michael Hodds, a Teesside University Computing graduate based full-time with the Datum360 team.
- Software firm links up with university
The Journal, 16/05/2012, p.26
Software and services firm Datum360 is setting up a two-year partnership with Teesside University to develop a versatile management system for the oil and gas industry.
- University KTP boost for process sector
Evening Gazette (Teesside), 15/05/2012, p.12; NEBusiness.co.uk (Web), 15/05/2012
A new information management system being developed in partnership between Teesside-based Datum360 and Teesside University could be a major boost to the process industries. The software and services provider, which specialises in information management services and solutions for the oil and gas sector, has established a two-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to access University expertise to help develop new software.
- Teesside skills going global
Evening Gazette, 03/07/2012, p.7
A WORLD leading authority on construction research and innovation from Teesside University has teamed up with a Middle East university and a multi-national construction technology company to cut costs and raise efficiency in the construction industry in the Gulf.
- Uni expert to help Qatar World Cup
Northern Echo, 03/07/2012, p.31
A world authority on construction from Teesside University has teamed up with Qatar University to help the Gulf state get ready for the 2022 World Cup. Professor Nashwan Dawood, director of Teesside University's Technology Futures research institute, is helping to improve the Middle East's construction industry by cutting costs and increasing efficiency.