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Off-site Modular Construction: A Feasible Housing Solution for Developing Countries

Adaptive prefabricated smart buildings: Future of Construction Industry

Exploiting Smart Contracts and Blockchain Technology: Blueprint for a new AEC Industry

BIM Based Disaster Management Planning for Smart-Resilient Cities

A comprehensive support tool for the AEC industry: new directions for AEC collaboration and exploitation

BIM framework and development process for integrated AEC design automation

Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for MSc BIM at the University of Portsmouth. I am an architect and researcher with experience working in Europe and Middle East. I am an expert in Architecture, Integrated & Digital Design and constructionism, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Programming for automation and simulation of Design and Offsite-Manufactured-Construction, and Virtual Prototyping. I am a First Class Registered Architect in Iran, where I began my international career with the creation of the AA Design Studio. I have executed multiple architectural and interior design projects, and have won several architectural design projects including hotels, residential complexes, etc. I have a considerable research and practical experience in IT integrated architectural design and automation in construction over the past 9 years, since I started my Master’s degree in Environmental Design at the Welsh School of Architecture (Cardiff University). I have also supervised several PhD and postgraduate students.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PG Cert, Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 23 Apr 2018

Ph.D., Generative BIM Workspace for AEC conceptual Design Automation, University of Central Lancashire

Award Date: 23 May 2016


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