SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge
Prof Ghassan Aouad
Prof Ghassan Aouad
postal addressRoom 731 Maxwell Building, University of Salford, The Crescent, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT.
email addressg.aouad@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44(0)161 295 5176
Key Memberships
From April 1994 to August 2015.
Profile Summary
Information Technology developments Process integration Process modelling and mapping Construction management and planning
Key Projects
2011
Mar
PMI2-China UK Collaborative Partnerships in Employability and Entrepreneurship (Extension to BERL06))
British Council, 17,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Aouad (60%). Co-Investigators: X Li (20%), P Iles (20%).
2010
Jun
Centre of Excellence for the Built Environment (CEBE)
British Council, 100,000.00.
Principal Investigator: M Alshawi (80%). Co-Investigators: A Al-Yasiri (5%), G Aouad (15%).
2010
Apr
PMI2 Connect Research Visit to Alhosn University
British Council, 2,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Aouad (100%).
2009
Nov
PMI2 - China UK Collaborative Partnerships in Employability and Entreprenuership
British Council, 24,660.00.
Principal Investigator: G Aouad (13%). Co-Investigators: J Wilson (13%), N Smith (13%), C Andrew (13%), X Li (13%), C Egbu (13%), C Kalantaridis (13%), R Li-Hua (13%).
2009
Oct
Leading Culturally Diverse Communities
Leadership Foundation for HE, 25,000.00.
Principal Investigator: G Aouad (40%). Co-Investigators: M Hall (15%), C Pine (15%), A Graves (15%), K Kobbacy (15%).
2008
Dec
Doctoral Training Account Grant for HaCIRIC
EPSRC, 95,151.50.
Investigators: K Yates (10%), P Tzortzopoulos-Fazenda (20%), R Codinhoto (10%), M Kagioglou (25%), S Sapountzis (10%), G Aouad (25%).
2006
Mar
Salford IMRC Renewal
EPSRC, 4,866,537.39.
Principal Investigator: G Aouad (10%). Co-Investigators: P Barrett (10%), C Abbott (10%), P McDermott (7%), Y Rezgui (7%), G Cooper (7%), J Powell (7%), L Ruddock (7%), M Kagioglou (10%), L Koskela (7%), P Sterry (7%), V Ahmed (7%), M Sexton (7%).
2006
Feb
2005
Mar
Immortal information and through-life knowledge management
EPSRC, 167,683.00.
Investigators: M Kagioglou (15%), G Aouad (15%), M Sexton (15%), L Koskela (40%), P McDermott (15%).
2005
Feb
Salford (UK) - China, towards global harmonisation of construction research
EPSRC, 11,687.00.
Investigators: A Lee (17%), S Wu (17%), C Fu (16%), J Tah (16%), R Cooper (17%), G Aouad (17%).
2004
Oct
Additional management support for the Salford IMRC
EPSRC, 106,268.00.
Investigators: M Kagioglou (50%), G Aouad (50%).
2004
Oct
Mobile worker support environments: designing a fit-for-purpose school
EC (Framework), 62,455.00.
Investigators: G Aouad (50%), J Tah (50%).
2004
Aug
2004
Jun
2003
Dec
INTELCITIES - Intelligent Cities
EC (Framework), 511,373.59.
Investigators: S Curwell (25%), G Aouad (25%), T Fernando (25%), A Hamilton (25%).
2003
May
Network of Experts in Construction IT (NECIT) to bid for FP6
EPSRC, 18,979.00.
Investigators: Y Rezgui (25%), G Cooper (25%), G Aouad (25%), R Cooper (25%).
2002
Jun
Towards Intelligent Sustainable Cities - INTELCITY
EC (Framework), 182,292.00.
Investigators: S Curwell (50%), G Aouad (50%).
2002
Jan
Salford Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre
EPSRC, 2,606,987.00.
Investigator: G Aouad (100%).
2001
Apr
Managing Change and Dependency in Construction Projects
EPSRC, 204,677.00.
Investigators: P Barrett (5%), G Aouad (10%), M Kagioglou (10%), M Sexton (50%), J Goulding (20%), R Cooper (5%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2004
Organising committee of CIB W78, Information Technology, Toronto, 2004.
2003
Organising committee of CIB W78, Information Technology, New Zealand, 2003.
2001
Jun
Organising committee of CIB W78, Information Technology, South Africa, May-June 2001
2001
May
Organising committee of a postgraduate research conference, Salford, (2000 - 2001)
Conference Presentations
2017
Chair of the international nD modelling workshop, Mottram Hall, Manchester, January 2003 (More than 52 international experts attended this workshop)
2017
Presentation - Workshop, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (30th Nov - 1st December 1998)
External Examiner Duties
2017
External examiner - Manchester, Loughborough, Heriot Watt and Anglia Ruskin Universities.
Honorary Posts (e.g. Visiting Appointments)
2017
Visiting Professor and chairman of the scientific board at ESAI (college of real estates, Lisbon, Portugal). Annual appointment started May 1999, renewed every year.
Honours and Awards
2017
Award for a distinguished paper - 28th Conference on Housing, Abu Dhabi, April 2000
Invited Papers and Lectures
2017
Invited keynote speaker - College of Real Estates, Lisbon, Nov 1999 'IT and Real Estates'
2017
Invited lecture - 6th international Conference on the Application of AI to civil and structural engineering, Vienna, September 2001
2017
Invited lecture - 6th International Conference on the Application of AI to Civil and Structural Engineering, Vienna, September 2001
2017
Invited keynote speaker - The Malaysian Construction and Development Board, Kuala Lumpur, September 1999 'Information Modelling'
2017
Invited Lecture - University of Zagreb: IT in Construction, 14th May 2004. 'New Frontiers'
2017
Keynote speaker - Sinduscon, Sao Paulo, October 1998 'International trends in IT and process research in construction', .
2017
Session Chair - Innovation conference, Loughborough, July 2001
2017
Session Chair - Conference on Housing, Abu Dhabi, April 2000
2017
Invited Lecture - American University of Sharjah, UAE, April 2005
2017
Invited Lecture - Silver Anniversary of Construction Management Unit, University of Dundee, Nov 2005
2017
Invited Lecture - British Computer Society, Leicester, January 2007
2017
Key note lecture - E-construction symposium, Construction Technology Centre Atlantic, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 1st of March 2002 'IT trends (UK perspective)'
2017
Invited lecture - MSc Project Management course at Heriot-Watt University, 15th March 2002 'A vision for construction IT'
2017
Invited lecture - Centre for Construction Innovation on Project Extranets, Manchester 31st January 2002.
2017
Keynote lecture - 28th conference on Housing, Abu Dhabi, April 2000 (Won an award for a distinguished paper)
2017
Lectures - College of real estates, Lisbon (17 Nov-25th Nov 2000)
2017
Invited keynote speaker - Opening ceremony of the College of Real Estates, Lisbon 1999
2017
Invited Keynote Speaker - International conference on information visualisation, London, July 1999.
2017
Session Chair - CIB W78 , Construction IT, Iceland, June 2000
2017
Invited lecture - Association of Portuguese Architects, 5th of March 2001 'Integration of construction systems'
2017
Session Chair - Conference on objects and integration, BRE, March 2000.
2017
Invited lecture - Association of Engineers in Libya, 5th May 2004.
2017
Session Chair - 6th international conference on the application of AI to civil and structural engineering,, Vienna, September 2001.
2017
Invited lecture - Middle East Technical University, Ankara, November 2004
2017
Invited speaker - Construction Productivity Network seminar, Newcastle, UK, Feb 2000 'Process integration using IT'
2017
Theme Keynote Speaker - World IT Congress, Langkawi, Malaysia February 2004 'nD modelling'
2017
Keynote speaker - Sinduscon, Sao Paulo, August 1999 'IT and Process in Construction',
2017
Invited Lecture - University of Zagreb - October 2006 'IT in Construction'
2017
Invited lecture - by the Vice President of Shanghai University, China, 23rd-28th March, 2002 'Construction IT and to establish collaboration'
2017
Invited lecture - Construction Plus conference on Project Extranets, London December 2001.
2017
Keynote address - Housing Conference,Tripoli, Libya 1st - 6th May 2004.
2017
Invited lecture - Centre for Construction Innovation on Project Extranets, Manchester 14th Feb 2002.
2017
Delivered lectures at various institutions in Singapore and Malaysia on Modelling of construction Information (15 August-23 August 2000)
2017
Key note lecture - E-construction symposium, Construction Technology Centre Atlantic, University of New Brunswick, Canada, 27th of Feb 2002 'IT trends (UK perspective)'
2017
Opening speech - Book promotion on Teleworking in Lisbon by C Gomes, 31st May 2004, Lisbon, Portugal.
Memberships of External Bodies
2017
Member of Higher Education Academy
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2017
Editorial board of the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, edited by Prof Akintoye and Prof Birnie.
2017
Editorial board of ITCON (editor Professor Bo-Christer Bjork et al)
2017
Editorial board of the International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management (Editor Prof D Bouchlaghem)
2017
Editorial board of the Journal of Computer Integrated Design and Construction (editor Prof Chimay Anumba)
2017
Editorial board of the Journal of Construction Innovation (previously the international journal of construction information technology), editors Profs M Alshawi and Skitmore.
2017
Editorial board of the Construction Management and Economics (editor Professor Will Hughes)
2017
Editorial board of RICS research papers series, editor Prof L. Ruddock
2017
Journals Referee - The international journal of construction, engineering and architectural management, edited by Prof Ron McCaffer and Prof Tony Thorpe.
2017
Editorial board of the Journal of Logistics Information Management (editor Professor Z Irani)
2017
Editorial board of the Sixth international conference on the application of AI to civil and structural engineering computing, Eisenstadt, nr Vienna, Sept 2001.
2017
Editorial board. Artificial intelligence, Civil Comp, 1998.
2017
Professor of Construction IT & Management, School of the Built Environment
Other Research Activity
2017
Conference Referee - The International conference on information visualisation
2017
Journals Referee - RICS Research Series, edited by Dr Les Ruddock
2017
Journals Referee - The journal of construction management (South Africa)
2017
Conference Referee - W78 Construction IT
2017
Director of the 3M EPSRC IMRC Research Centre (SCRI: Salford Centre for Research and Innovation in the Built and Human Environment). This centre has been extended until 2011 with further funding to the value of 5M.
2017
Lead Academic for the Construction Cluster (NWUA)
2017
Reviewer - Blackwell Science, Spons, Arnold
2017
Reviewer - EPSRC
2017
Reviewer - The Hong Kong Research Council
2017
International Scientific Committee for the CIB W78,IABSE, EG-SEA-AI Conference, 'Construction Information Technology 2000 -Taking the Construction Industry into the 21st century', Reykjavik, Iceland.
2017
Member of the scientific Committee, Innovation Conference, Loughborough (2001 - 2002)
2017
Scientific Committee of Objects and integration conference organised by the BRE, 1999.
2017
Scientific Committee of the COBRA conference, Salford 1999.
2017
Journals Referee - Computer aided civil and infrastructure engineering journal, edited by Prof Hojjat Adeli.
2017
Member of the international committee of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Conference - New frontiers and challenges, November 1999, Thailand.
2017
Director of Protocol Lab, a spin out company from our Process Protocol Project.
2017
Journals Referee - Construction Management and economics, edited by Prof Ranko Bon and Dr Will Hughes.
2017
Conference Referee - ARCOM conference.
2017
Journals Referee - The international journal of construction information technology, edited by Prof M. Alshawi and Prof M. Skitmore.
2017
Journals Referee - The Journal of integrated design and construction, edited by Prof Chimay Anumba
Other University Research Roles
2017
Member of the University's Strategic Leadership Team
2017
Submission Leader for the 2001 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) preparation and submission for the Built Environment Unit of Assessment (scored 6* in 2001)