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Professor Tabarak Ballal

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  • Programme Director, MSc Construction Management and International Development
  • Lecturer



Building location

Chancellor's building

Areas of interest

Professor Tabarak Ballal worked as a site engineer for two years before joining the academic elite in 1995. Her research experience includes investigating methods of employing the notion of "Design for Manufacturability" in construction. This has resulted in the use of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques for promoting the concept of "Design for Constructibility".


Her current research activities include design process improvement in international multidisciplinary organisations through the use of "Process Mapping and Process Modelling".


Tabarak's teaching focuses on construction technology and the integration of construction knowledge experience and design.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Construction Management, Loughborough University, 2000
  • MBA, University of Dundee, 1992
  • BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1989

Professional bodies/affiliations

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, 2018
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building, UK, 2016
  • Member of the Sudan Engineering Council, Sudan, 1991
  • Member of the Sudan Engineering Society, Sudan, 1991.

Reviewer of the following publications:

  • European Journal of Innovation Management (2017–present)
  • Journal of Construction Business and Management (2016 –present)
  • Journal of Construction in Developing Countries (2013–present)
  • Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (2009–present)
  • Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (1998–present)
  • Journal of Construction Management and Economics (1998–present).


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