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Research

Research interests

  • Information Technologies for Building and Urban Development
  • Integrated Design and Delivery
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Green Building Design and Delivery
  • Construction and Project Management

Research Activities

Nov 2007 - Mar 2010

Development of a Multi-Agent Based Risk Modelling Tool for International Construction Projects

TUBITAK suported research project jointly carried out with the Department of Cilvil Engineering of METU.

Jan 2004 – July 2005

Post Doc in Construction Information Technology, School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford , UK

Worked in a European Union funded research project called “Intelcities”. Intelcities was led by Manchester and Siena City Councils and brought together eighteen European cities, twenty ICT companies (including Nokia and CISCO) and thirty-six research groups. The Intelcities project was part of the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme, with €6.8m of the €11.4m budget from the EU's Information Society Technologies programme.

Responsible for the management of the part of the Work Package related to ‘multi-dimensional urban modelling’.

Produced a database for ‘multi-dimensional urban modelling’.

Produced a demonstrator for the concept of ‘multi-dimensional urban modelling’.

Sept 2000 – March 2004

PhD in Construction Information Technology, School of Construction and Property Management, University of Salford , UK

Dissertation title: Implementation Barriers of Computer Integrated Construction: A Usability Perspective.

The dissertation first examined the barriers of implementing ‘Building Information Models’. Then, a ‘usability framework’, that helps evaluating software prototypes that allow integration, is developed. Next, a demonstrator of Building Information Model was developed and tested against usability. The demonstrator integrated design, scheduling and cost estimation via an object oriented database. Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), object-oriented database (Express Data Manager), Java and Java3D are the main technologies used in this project.

Worked in a European Union funded research project called “Divercity”. The project addressed Workplace Design by developing, integrating and evaluating innovative workplace technologies for creating innovative and new workplace environments in the building industry sector. It aims to improve the process of building design and construction by enabling the user groups to operate both more efficiently and with better interaction.

Sept 1997 – Sept 1999

MSc. in Building Science, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Dissertation title: Principles of Purchasing: A Guide for Contractors.

The dissertation provided purchasing principles to contractors against high inflation.