Staff Profile:Dr Abbas Elmualim

Name:
Dr Abbas Ali Elmualim
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:

Erasmus Co-ordinator
School Director of International Partnerships
Member UBTL Working Group on University-Wide Modules Focused Around Major Global Issues
School's Officer for Quality Assurance in Research
Convenor of School's Research Ethics Committee
External Responsibilities:

  • Member of CIOB
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the BIFM
  • Member of the International Facilities Management Association
  • Member of Constructing Excellence Whole Life Value Working Group
  • Member of BIFM Sustainability Special Interest Group
  • Member of UK-Green Building Council committee on Sustainability Training and Education Programme (STEP)
  • Involvement with the International Facilities Management Association
  • Member of the CIB W70 Facilities Management
  • Membership of the Sudanese Institute of Architects.
Areas of Interest:
  • Sustainable Design and Facilities Management
  • Intelligent Buildings and Sustainable Cities
  • Sustainable Communities
  • International Construction Education

Profile:
Dr Elmualim has acted as the coordinator for the Big Ideas research project: Sustained competitiveness of the UK construction. This is £1.7m project in collaboration with IMRCs at Loughborough and Salford Universities. He worked closely with the ICRC director in preparing the successful bid for the £3.8m Grand Challenge project in coordination with Bath and Cambridge Universities. He also acted as the research manager for the EPSRC £3.5m funded Innovation Construction Research Centre in developing a research community.

Dr Elmualim led several collaborative projects with industry funded by the DTI as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme and the Spearhead Technology Transfer programme, including a project with the Property and Facilities Department at Nationwide and another joint project with the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and Jacobs Ltd. In addition to other projects funded by EPSRC, Department for International Development, and The British Council in excess of £1.3m.

Abbas's research focuses on the development of integrative approaches to design, construction and facilities management. He has a particular interest in sustainability and digital technologies viewed from a broad socio-technical systems perspective. The adopted research approach seeks to combine engineering research methodologies with those derived from the social sciences.

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Guest Edited Special Issues of Facilities
Elmualim, A A (Guest Editor) (2009) Special issue: Intelligent buildings and their operation within FM context: Concepts, Opportunities and benefits. Facilities, 27(11/12), pp 421-479.

Book Chapter
Elmualim, A A (2010) Chapter 11: Culture and Leadership in Stakeholder Management. In: Chinyio, E A and Olomolaiye, P (Eds.), Construction Stakeholders Management (pp. 174-192. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Journal Papers
Elmualim, A A and Govender, K (2008) Communities of Practice (CoP) in UK Large Contracting Firms: Contrasting Application and Non-utilized Merits. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 4(3), 149-159.

Pastou, M, Elmualim, A A and Valle, C R (2008) Take the responsibility, make the difference. FM World, The British Institute of Facilities Managers Publications (25 September), 32.

Elmualim, A A (2007) Design and performance of wind catchers in temperate climates. Construction Engineer, May/June 2007, pp. 17-19.

Elmualim, A A and Awbi, H B (2002) Wind Tunnel and CFD Investigation of the Performance of Windcatcher Ventilation Systems. International Journal of Ventilation, 1(1), 53-64.

Elmualim, A A and Awbi, H (2002) Natural Choice. Heating and Ventilation Review, 42(9), 24.

Awbi, H B, Clements-Croome, D, Shipworth, D and Elmualim, A A (2002) Sustainable Buildings' Contribution to the Environment. In: Knox, R (Ed.), Renewable Energy 2002 (pp. 158-160. London: Sovereign Publications Limited.

Elmualim, A A, Smith, S, Riffat, S B and Shao, L (1999) Evaluation of dichroic material for enhancing light pipe/natural ventilation and daylighting in an integrated system. Applied Energy, 62(4), 253-266.

Shao, L, Elmualim, A A and Yohannes, I (1998) Mirror lightpipes: Daylighting performance in real buildings. International Journal of Lighting Research and Technology, 30(1), 37-44.

Invited keynote presentation
Elmualim, A A (2006) CIBSE and universities interactive research agenda. In, CIBSE and EPSRC Research Seminar, 21 September 2006, London. CIBSE

Elmualim, A A (2006) Challenges for young career researchers and academics: outbreeding perspective. In, National Conference of University Professors (NCUP), 22 November 2006, RIBA, Portland Place, London.

Conference Proceedings, Papers and other reports

Aghahossein, M., Elmualim, A., Williams, M., & Rowell, A. (2012) Making a difference using innovative interventions to make energy usage tangible in non-domestic buildings. Paper presented at the Sustainability live! Leading the way for sustainable future, NEC, Birmingham, UK. 22-24 May 2012.

Elmualim, A. (2012) The 'Gift' of HE: learning styles and teaching and learning approach for civic engagement. Paper presented at the CHOBE Special Session on "Innovation in Learning and Teaching Practice", Council of Heads of Built Environment (CHOBE) and Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Conference, 11-14 April, 2012. , Birmingham City University.

Valle, C R, Ludlow, G and Elmualim, A A (2009) Sustainable FM KTP Project Update and Launch of Sustainable FM Website. In, BIFM Annual Conference: Sustainability in Action: Embedding sustainable facilities management in your organization, 27 - 28 March 2007, Keble College, Oxford. BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management).

Lindkvist-Clifford, C and Elmualim, A A (2009) Innovation in Facilities Management. In, Facility Management for Retail Financial Services: Maximizing the performance of your bank's assets through efficient facility management, 26 - 27 January 2009, London, UK.

Elmualim, A A (2009) Integrated Building Management Systems for Sustainable Technologies: Design aspiration and operational shortcoming. In: Howlett, B (Ed.), International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, 29 April - 1 May 2009, Brighton, UK. Centre for SMART Systems, University of Brighton & KES International.

Valle, C R, Elmualim, A A, Pastou, M, Ludlow, G and Shah, S (2008) The Good Practice Guide to Implementing A Sustainability Policy. FM World, The British Institute of Facilities Management Publications.

Pastou, M, Elmualim, A A, Valle, C R, Ludlow, G and Shah, S (2008) Results for the Analysis of the Annual BIFM Survey 2008. FM World, The British Institute of Facilities Management Publications.

Elmualim, A A and Alp, D (2008) Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries: A Study of North Cyprus. In: Sayigh, a a M (Ed.), World Renewable Energy Congress X, 20 -25 July 2008, Glasgow, Scotland. Elsevier Science.

Shockley, D, Elmualim, A A and Ludlow, G (2008) KTP Sustainable FM project update. In, BIFM Annual Conference, 17-19 March 2008, Keble College, Oxford. The British Institute of Facilities Management.

Elmualim, A A (2007) A locus for competitiveness in the UK construction. In, CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, 14-18 May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa. pp. 371-381.

Elmualim, A A (2006) Integrated dichroic light pipe and wind catcher for daylight and enhanced natural ventilation. In: Sayigh, a a M (Ed.), World Renewable Energy Congress IX, 19-25 August 2006, Florence, Italy. Elsevier, London, Vol. Low Energy Architecture.

Kao, C C, Green, S D, Larsen, G and Elmualim, A A (2006) Toward dynamic capabilities perspective of competitiveness for the UK construction firms. In, Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions W55, W65 and W86: Construction in the XXI century: Local and global challenges, 18-20 October 2006, Rome, Italy.

Elmualim, A A (2005) Significance of establishing pressure coefficients for wind catchers/towers natural ventilation systems. In, proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, September 4-9, 2005, Beijing, China.

Elmualim, A A (2004) Modelling of a windcatcher for natural ventilation. In: Sayigh, A (Ed.), World Renewable Energy Congress VIII (WREC 2004), 29 August-3 September, Denver, Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA.

Elmualim, A A (2003) Evaluating the performance of wind catchers for natural ventilation, PhD Thesis, The School of Construction Management and Engineering, The University of Reading, UK.

Elmualim, A A and Awbi, H (2002) Windcatcher Performance Evaluation Using Wind Tunnel and CFD Modelling. In: Melikov, a K and Nielsen, P V (Eds.), RoomVent 2002: 8th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, 8-11 September, Copenhagen, Denmark. Technical University of Denmark and Danvak, 589-592.

Elmualim, A A and Awbi, H (2002) Full Scale Model Windcatcher Performance Evaluation Using A Wind Tunnel. In: Sayigh, a a M (Ed.), World Renewable Energy Congress VII (WREC 2002), 29 June - 5 July, Cologne, Germany. Elsvier Science Ltd.

Elmualim, A A and Teekaram, A J (2002) Natural Ventilation Testing. Report 16270/1, Crowthorne: Building Services Research and Information Association, BSRIA.

Elmualim, A A, Awbi, H B, Fullford, D and Wetterstad, L (2002) A Thermopanel System for Naturally Ventilated Spaces. In: Sayigh, a a M (Ed.), World Renewable Energy Congress VII (WREC 2002), 29 June - 5 July, Cologne, Germany. Elsevier Science Ltd.

Elmualim, A A, Awbi, H B, Fullford, D and Wetterstad, L (2002) Performance of a Wall-Mounted Natural Ventilation Convector. In: Melikov, a K and Nielsen, P V (Eds.), RoomVent 2002: 8th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, 8-11 September, Copenhagen, Denmark. Technical University of Denmark and Danvakpp.633-636.

Elmualim, A A, Awbi, H B, Teekaram, A J and Brown, R G (2001) Evaluating the Performance of a Windcatcher System Using Wind Tunnel Testing. In, 22nd Annual AIVC Conference, 11-14 September, Bath, United Kingdom. AIVC, Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, INIVEEIG, Belgium, Vol. 1, 29.21-29.12.

Shao, L, Elmualim, A A and Yohannes, I (1998) Measurement and Modelling of Light Pipe for Energy Efficient Lighting. In, CIBSE, National Lighting Conference, April, Lancaster University, UK. CIBSE, London410-419.

Shao, L, Elmualim, A A, Yohannes, I and Riffat, S B (1997) Innovation-Lightpipes. In, MRETT Conference, University of Nottingham, UK. University of Nottingham.pp. 5.

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Arch, MSc Arch, MSc BIT, PhD, PGCAP
Dr Abbas Elmualim

Contact Details

Email:
a.a.elmualim@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 7344
Building:
URS Building 3s44

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