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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.
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).
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.
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