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Nashwan Dawood

T:
01642 342405
Job title:
Professor
E:
n.n.dawood@tees.ac.uk
School/department:
School of Science & Engineering
 
 
Research institute:
Technology Futures Institute
 
 
ORCID:
0000-0002-4873-7576

About Nashwan Dawood

Nashwan Dawood

Nashwan Dawood
Professor, School of Science & Engineering
T: 01642 342405
E: n.n.dawood@tees.ac.uk
Research institute: Technology Futures Institute

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.

Research interests

  • 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 project.

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).


Enterprise interests

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

  • Tees BIM research helps building firm to double turnover
    Tees Business, 12/04/2017
    Building and roofing specialist Hodgson Sayers is expected to turn over an extra £10m in revenue over the next three years as a direct result of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)


  • Can intervention boost energy efficiency?
    RIBA Journal, Supplement, 1/2/2017
    The EU research project for intelligent electricity systems in buildings in mentioned in article.


  • Can intervention boost energy efficiency?
    RIBA Journal Magazine, online, 18/01/2017
    Professor Nash Dawood comments on the role of architects in helping to create more sustainable energy networks.


  • Digital construction - the way forward
    Gulf Construction, 05/12/2016; North East Connected, 5/12/106
    Nashwan Dawood is spearheading a three year study to improve construction processes and develop standards for digital construction in Qatar.


  • Tees firm constructing potential game changer
    Tees Business, 29/11/2016; Love Middlesbrough, 29/11/2016; Evening Gazette, 30/11/2016
    A thriving Stokesley firm has joined forces with Teesside University in a collaboration they believe could revolutionise the construction industry.


  • University research could herald new energy management solutions
    Energy now, 02/11/2016
    DR-BOB (Demand Response in Block of Buildings) is being headed up by the Teesside University's Technology Future Institute.


  • Project to research intelligent electricity use in buildings
    Efficient Energy (web), 03/10/2016
    Teesside University is to lead a pioneering multi-million pound EU research project into how blocks of buildings can use intelligent electricity systems to maximise energy efficiency.


  • University research could herald new energy management solutions
    Love Middlesbrough, 30/09/2016
    Teesside University is to lead a pioneering multi-million pound EU research project into how blocks of buildings can use intelligent electricity systems to maximise energy efficiency.


  • Research partnership helping business explore new technologies
    North East Connected, 08/04/2016; Insider Yorkshire, 01/04/2016
    DKS Architects have presented findings developed in a research partnership with Teesside University Knowledge Transfer Partnership at a major industry conference.


  • BiM research project wins major accolade
    Newcastle Journal, 18/12/2015; Northern Echo, 18/12/2015; Building Engineer, 1/1/2016; B Daily, 18/01/2016
    Teesside University's Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Newcastle-based Ryder Architecture has been rated Outstanding by Innovate Uk.


  • Global impact of Teesside Research
    Evening Gazette (Teesside) (2000 Vision), 07/12/2015
    Global impact of Teesside research work carried out at Teesside University is being showcased in a new campaign to highlight of academic research in UK and around the world.


  • QU-CENG organises Qatar BIM User Day
    Gulf Times - Online, 08/11/2015; Doha Insight, 08/11/2015; Construction Week, 14/11/2015
    Professor Nash Dawood attends Fifth BIM User Day.


  • H.E. Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada inaugurates the 12th IFIF PLM15
    Qatar University, 25/10/2015
    Professor Nash Dawood is a keynote speaker at the 12th IFIF PLM15.


  • Experts come together at PLM meet
    The Peninsula - Online, 20/10/2015
    Professor Nash Dawood was a keynote speaker at the 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (IFIP PLM15).


  • Minister opens three-day event at Qatar University
    Gulf Times, 19/10/2015
    Professor Nash Dawood was a keynote speaker at The 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (IFIP PLM15).


  • IFIP WG5.1 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management Opens at Qatar University
    OANA: Organization of Asica-Pacific News Agencies - Online, 19/10/2015
    Professor Nash Dawood keynote speaker at the 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (IFIP PLM15).


  • IFIP WG5.1 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management Opens at Qatar University
    Qatar News Agency - Online, 19/10/2015
    Professor Nash Dawood keynote speaker at the 12th International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management (IFIP PLM15).


  • Modelling the future
    Northern Echo, 26/05/2015, pg 39
    A firm of North-Ease architects is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research project with Teesside University.


  • Research project helps North-East business attract global clients
    NECC, 14/05/2015; Journal online, 15/05/2015; Journal, 15/05/2015; Business Quarter, 15/05/2015
    Ryder Architecture in Newcastle is attracting international clients thanks to a joint research project with Teesside University.


  • University collaboration helps business expand
    Evening Gazette, 23/03/2015, pg 8-9
    Niven Architects entered into a KTP with Teesside University.


  • Qatar aims to be centre of BIM excellence in Gulf, says UK academic
    Global Construction Review - online, 19/03/14
    Professor Nashwan Dawood, who last year received a $900,000 grant from Qatar to study how Building Information Modelling (BIM) could save it billions as it pushes ahead with its massive development pl


  • Qatar's Next Top Model
    4-Traders, web, 11/02/2014
    Professor Nashwan Dawood and Dr Mohamad Kassem of Teesside University received a grant to study how BIM could save Qatar billions of dollars on its massive development plans.


  • Olympic theme for Teesside conference
    B Daily (Web), 12/09/2013
    A conference organised by Teesside University will showcases the latest developments in digital technology in the construction industry. More than 120 delegates from across the world are expected at t


  • Professor takes lead for Qatar research
    Northern Echo (North Edition), 16/07/2013, Northern Echo (Web), 15/07/2013
    A Teesside University professor has been awarded a £604,300 grant to lead pioneering research which could save the economy of a middle east country billions of dollars.


  • Qatar spends almost $1m to study BIM
    Construction Manager (Web), 04/07/2013
    Two Teesside University academics have been awarded a grant to lead pioneering research which could save the Qatari economy billions of dollars in unnecessary building costs.


  • £587,000 grant could help to save billions
    The Journal (Newcastle Upon Tyne), 28/06/2013, p.36
    Professor Dawood's Centre for Construction Research and Innovation at Teesside University is leading the field in BIM which uses a whole life cycle approach to information flow integrated to 3D visual


  • Teesside professor lands $900,000 Qatari research grant
    B Daily (Web), 28/06/2013
    A Teesside University professor has been awarded a grant of nearly $900,000 to lead pioneering research which could save the Qatari economy billions of dollars in unnecessary building costs.


  • Grant awarded to professor
    NEBusiness.co.uk (Web), 28/06/2013; The Peninsula (Qatar), 30/06/2013, p.8
    The research will be a partnership between Teesside and Qatar universities with 60% of the funding being spent in the gulf state and the remaining 40pc - GBP234,000 - being spent in Middlesbrough, and


  • Teesside professor lands $900,000 Qatari research grand
    B Daily (Web), 27/06/2013
    Teesside University Professor Nashwan Dawood has been awarded a grant of nearly $900,000 to lead pioneering research which could save the Qatari economy billions of dollars in unnecessary building co


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 Arc


  • 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


  • 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 an


  • Teesside expertise to help construction in Middle East
    Dohapress.com (Web)
    Teesside University professor helps Qatar'


  • 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


  • 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'


  • 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


  • 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 p


  • 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


  • 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 U