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Professor Nashwan Dawood - University Alliance. Middlesbrough, England, GB

Professor Nashwan Dawood

Professor of Digital Construction | Teesside University

Middlesbrough, England, UNITED KINGDOM

His expertise is sustainable infrastructure & in modelling ways to ensure carbon reduction in construction, housing & engineering projects.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Energy Efficient Buildings

Infrastructure Design

Carbon Reduction

Sustainable Construction



Digital Construction


Professor Nashwan (Nash) Dawood is Professor of Digital Construction in the Centre for Sustainable Engineering at Teesside University. His expertise is in sustainable infrastructure and in modelling ways to ensure cardon reduction in construction, housing and engineering projects. He has long-standing experience of undertaking research projects with major industrial partners in the areas of 5D modelling, serious game engine technology, Building Information Modelling, and the application of digital technologies for energy efficient buildings. He has worked with the Qatar Foundation to examine whole lifecycle approaches to construction (through digital underpinning) and in South Korea to bring about a new way to visualise and plan the construction of bridges.

Nash has published more than 220 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. His research was recognised in the UK’s best breakthrough list. The list of breakthroughs, compiled by Universities UK, demonstrates how UK universities are at the forefront of some of the world’s most important discoveries.

Multimedia Appearances





interview with Professor Nashwan Dawood



Education (3)

Loughborough University of Technology: Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Construction Management 1991

Nottingham University: M.Phil., Civil Engineering, Construction Management 1987

University of Baghdad: B.Sc., Civil Engineering 1982

Affiliations (4)

  • Member of PMI, Risk Management SIG Group
  • Member of CIB W78 and W34
  • Member, School Research Policy
  • Member of School Enterprise Board

Event Appearances (5)

The role of BIM in improving construction in south Asian countries

CONVR 2019  Thailand

Digital Citizen, the role of Smart Systems and Augmented Reality in Energy Reductions in Built Environment

CONVR 2018  New Zealand

Standardised BIM processes for construction industry in Qatar

FUTURE Projects Qatar 2018  Qatar

Whole life cycle approach for information flow applied to infrastructure projects

Japanese Society of Civil Engineering International Conference 2018  Japan

IDEAS, tools for optimising energy management, energy trading and urban planning within Energy Positive Neighbourhoods

Sustainable Places Conference 2016  France

Articles (5)

BIM for facilities management: A framework and a common data environment using open standards

Automation in Construction

2020 BIM for Facilities Management (BIM for FM) is a relatively new and growing topic of inquiry aiming to fulfil the informational needs of the operational phase of assets within increasingly digitalised project workflows.

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Enabling the Development and Implementation of Digital Twins: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

Tesside University Press

2020 Welcome to the 20th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2020). This year we are meeting on-line due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. The overarching theme for CONVR2020 is "Enabling the development and implementation of Digital Twins".

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Cost-benefit analysis of BIM-enabled design clash detection and resolution

Construction Management and Economics

2020 Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly deployed as part of the processes in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry projects. While the benefits of BIM have been extensively proclaimed, explicit justification in terms of direct cost savings for BIM implementation on real-life projects, particularly for clash detection BIM workstream, are not well documented.

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On-demand monitoring of construction projects through a game-like hybrid application of BIM and machine learning

Automation in Construction

2020 While unavoidable, inspections, progress monitoring, and comparing as-planned with as-built conditions in construction projects do not readily add tangible intrinsic value to the end-users.

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Cost-Effective as-Built BIM Modelling Using 3D Point-Clouds and Photogrammetry

Current Trends in Civil & Structural Engineering

2020 The classification and translation of 3D point-clouds into virtual environments is a time consuming and often tedious process. While there are large crowd sourcing projects for segmenting general environments, there are no such projects with a focus on AEC industries.

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