Researcher

Mr Fahim Ullah

My Expertise

  1. Construction Management
  2. Construction Project Management
  3. Technology Adoption
  4. Smart Real Estate and Property Management
  5. Smart Cities
  6. Digital Technologies
  7. Disaster Management

Fields of Research (FoR)

Construction Engineering, Building Construction Management and Project Planning, Building Construction Management, Real Estate and Valuation Services

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Biography

→ Casual Lecturer at the School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales Sydney

→ Casual Academic Tutor, Teaching and Research Assistant, and Ph.D. Scholar at the University of New South Wales Sydney.

→ Lead Lecturer, Course Convener, and Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

→ Former Lecturer at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan.

→ Former Assistant Manager Project Planning at Bin...view more

→ Casual Lecturer at the School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales Sydney

→ Casual Academic Tutor, Teaching and Research Assistant, and Ph.D. Scholar at the University of New South Wales Sydney.

→ Lead Lecturer, Course Convener, and Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

→ Former Lecturer at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan.

→ Former Assistant Manager Project Planning at Bin Nadeem Associates/FWO, Pakistan.

→ Former Planning Engineer and Malik Abdul Hanan and Sons, Pakistan.


My Qualifications

Degree                                                                              University      Outcome                                                                              Years

PhD (Built Environment)                                               UNSW                12 Publications, Outstanding Researcher                     2017 – March 2021

                        of the year, Two Best Paper Awards                 

Masters by Research (CPM)                                          NUST                 Presidential Gold Medal Award, High Distinction,   2013 – 2015

                        4 Publications, High Achievers Award                

UG Civil Engineering (CPM)                                          NUST                 Distinction, Gold Medal Nominee                                 2009 – 2013


My Awards

  • Awards                                                                                                                                                                                               Year

  • Outstanding Research Student Award by ARC Post Graduate Council UNSW Sydney                                                        2018
  • Best Student Paper Award at AUBEA 2018 conference                                                                                                             2018
  • Name Carved at NUST Wall of Honour due to exceptional research performance                                                             2018
  • Presidential GOLD MEDAL Receiver for highest GPA in Master of Construction Management                                       2017
  • Chairman’s best paper of the conference award (Joint) in ICEC 2017 Dec 1-2 Karachi Pakistan                                    2017
  • HIGH ACHIEVERS AWARD for Academic excellence in Master by Research                                                                       2015
  • Nominated for RECTOR’S GOLD MEDAL for UG final year project on INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY     2013
  • Funding, Scholarships & Research Grants                                                                                                                           Year

  • HDR Completion Scholarship UNSW Built Environment                                                                                                        2021

  • The Wightman Bequest Ph.D. Top-Up Scholarship Winner UNSW Built Environment                                                     2018
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) for Ph.D.                                                                                                                         2017
  • Higher Education Commission Pakistan UESTP Scholarship for Ph.D.                                                                                 2017

My Research Activities

Current:

  1. Technology Adoption in Construction, Real Estate & Property Management
  2. Smart City Management: Applications of Disruptive Technologies

Previous:

  1. Improving the Concession Period of Public-Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructure Construction Projects
  2. Implementing Six Sigma Technique for Improving Construction Quality

Published Articles

  1. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S., Thaheem, M. J., Wang, C. & Imran, M. (2021). It’s all about Perceptions: A DEMATEL approach to exploring user perceptions of real estate online platforms. Ain Shams Engineering Journal
  2. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S., & Thaheem, M. J. (2021). Barriers to the digitalization and innovation of Australian Smart Real Estate: A managerial perspective on the technology non-adoption. Environmental Technology & Innovation. 22, 101527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101527
  3. Ullah, F., Al-Turjman, F., Qayyum, S., Inam, H. & Imran,M. (2021). Advertising through UAVs: An optimized path system for delivering smart real estate advertisement materials. International Journal of Intelligent Systems.  10.1002/int.22422
  4. Ullah, F., Qayyum, S., Al-Turjman, F., & Thaheem, M.J. (2021). Risk management in sustainable smart cities governance: A TOE framework. Technological Forecasting & Social Change.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120743
  5. Ullah, F., & Al-Turjman, F. (2021). A conceptual framework for blockchain smart contract adoption to manage real estate deals in smart cities. Neural Computing and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-021-05800-6
  6. Qadir, Z., Ullah, F., Munawar, H.S., & Al-Turjman, F., (2021). Addressing disasters in smart cities through UAVs path planning and 5G communications: A systematic review. Computer Communications.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2021.01.003
  7. Azeem, M., Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Qayyum, S. (2020). Competitiveness in the construction industry: A contractor’s perspective on barriers to improving the construction industry performance. Journal of Construction Engineering, Management and Innovation, 3(3), 193-219. https://doi.org/10.31462/jcemi.2020.03193219 
  8. Ullah, F., Sepasgozer, S., Tahmasebinia, F., Sepasgozar, S. M. E., & Davis, S. (2020). Examining the impact of students’ attendance, sketching, visualization, and tutors experience on students’ performance: a case of building structures course in construction management. Construction Economics and Building, 20(3).https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v20i3.7056
  9. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S.M.E. (2020). Key Factors Influencing Purchase or Rent Decisions in Smart Real Estate Investments: A System Dynamics Approach Using Online Forum Thread Data. Sustainability 12(11), 4382.  https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114382
  10. Low, S., Ullah, F., Shirowzhan, S., Sepasgozar, S. M., & Lee, C. L. (2020). Smart digital marketing capabilities for sustainable property development: A case of Malaysia. Sustainability, 12(13), 5402.https://doi.org/10.3390/su12135402
  11. Munawar, H. S., Qayyum, S., Ullah, F., & Sepasgozar, S. (2020). Big Data and Its Applications in Smart Real Estate and the Disaster Management Life Cycle: A Systematic Analysis. Big Data and Cognitive Computing, 4(2), 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc4020004
  12. Ali Q., Thaheem, M.J., Ullah, F. & Sepasgozar, S. (2020). The performance gap in energy-efficient office buildings: How the occupants can help? Energies, 13(6), 1480. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13061480
  13. Ayub, B., Thaheem, M. J., & Ullah, F. (2019). Contingency Release During Project Execution: The Contractor’s Decision-Making Dilemma. Project Management Journal. 8756972819848250.https://doi.org/10.1177/8756972819848250
  14. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S., & Wang, C. (2018). A Systematic Review of Smart Real Estate Technology: Drivers of, and Barriers to, the Use of Digital Disruptive Technologies and Online Platforms. Sustainability, 10(9), 3142.https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093142
  15. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., Sepasgozar, S. M., & Forcada, N. (2018). System Dynamics Model to Determine Concession Period of PPP Infrastructure Projects: Overarching Effects of Critical Success Factors. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 10(4), 04518022.https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000280
  16. Ullah, F., & Thaheem, M. J. (2018). Concession period of public private partnership projects: industry–academia gap analysis. International Journal of Construction Management, 18(5), 418-429. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2017.1333400
  17. Hasnain, M., Thaheem, M. J., & Ullah, F. (2018). Best value contractor selection in road construction projects: ANP-based decision support system. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 16(6), 695-714.https://doi.org/10.1007/s40999-017-0199-2
  18. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., Siddiqui, S. Q., & Khurshid, M. B. (2017). Influence of Six Sigma on Project Success in Construction Industry of Pakistan. TQM Journal. 29(2), 276 – 309.https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-11-2015-0136
  19. Shabbar, H., Ullah, F., Ayub, B., Thaheem, M. J., & Gabriel, H. F. (2017). Empirical Evidence of Extension of Time in Construction Projects. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 9(3), 04517008. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000217
  20. Sheikh, N. A., Ullah, F., Ayub, B., & Thaheem, M. J. (2017). Labor Productivity Assessment Using Activity Analysis on Semi High-Rise Building Projects in Pakistan. Engineering Journal, 21(4), 273-286. https://doi.org/10.4186/ej.2017.21.4.273
  21. Ullah, F., Ayub, B., Siddiqui, S. Q., & Thaheem, M. J. (2016). A review of Public-Private Partnership: Critical Factors of Concession Period. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 21(3), 269-300. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-02-2016-0011
  22. Siddiqui, S. Q., Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Gabriel, H. F. (2016). Six Sigma in construction: a review of critical success factors. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 7(2), 171-186.https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLSS-11-2015-0045

Published Conference Papers

  1. Ullah, F., Shinetogtokh, T., Sepasgozar, S, & Ali, T.H. (2019). Investigation of the users’ interaction with online real estate platforms in Australia. In proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering, MUET, Pakistan (5th – 7th Dec 2019).
  2. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S, & Ali, T.H. (2019). Real Estate Stakeholders Technology Acceptance Model (RESTAM): User-focused Big9 Disruptive Technologies for Smart Real Estate Management. In proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering, MUET, Pakistan (5th – 7th Dec 2019).
  3. Munawar, H.S. Hammad, A., Ullah, F., & Ali, T.H. (2019). After the Flood: A Novel Application of Image Processing and Machine Learning for Post-Flood Disaster Management. In proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering, MUET, Pakistan (5th – 7th Dec 2019).
  4. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, SME. & Khan, M.R.A. (2018). Investigation of the Empirical Relation Between Student Sketching, Attendance and Performance in Construction Education, in AUBEA 2018 Conference Singapore. (Best Paper Award)
  5. Felli, F., Liu, C., Ullah, F. & Sepasgozar, SME (2018). Implementation of 360 videos and Mobile Laser Measurement technologies for immersive visualization of Real Estate & Properties, in AUBEA 2018 Conference Singapore.
  6. Hasnain, M., Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Sepasgozar, S. M. (2018). Prioritizing Best Value Contributing Factors for Contractor Selection: An AHP Approach. In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (pp. 1121-1131). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_99
  7. Maqsoom, A., Khan, M. U., Khan, M. T., Khan, S., & Ullah, F. (2018). Factors Influencing the Construction Time and Cost Overrun in Projects: Empirical Evidence from Pakistani Construction Industry. In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (pp. 769-778). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_69 
  8. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, SME & Siddiqui, SQ (2017). An Investigation of Real Estate Technology Utilisation in Technologically Advanced Market place. In ICEC 2017, Dec 21-22, Karachi, Pakistan (Best Paper Award)
  9. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J. & Sepasgozar, S.M.E (2016).  SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES: EVALUATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PRACTICE in 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 12-13 December, Hong Kong.
  10. Ayub, B., Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S.M.E. & Rasheed, F. (2016). Risks in EPC hydropower projects: A case of Pakistan. 8th International Civil Engineering Congress-(ICEC-2016), Karachi, Pakistan.

Published Book Chapters

  1. Ullah, F., & Sepasgozar, S (2019). A Study of Information Technology Adoption for Real-Estate Management: A System Dynamic Model. Innovative Production and Construction, World Scientific Singapore, May 2019, 469-486. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0027
  2. Mehmood, Y., Zahoor, H. & Ullah, F (2019). Economic efficiency analysis of Rawalpindi bypass project: a case study. Innovative Production and Construction, World Scientific Singapore, May 2019, 531-555. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0030
  3. Shirowzhan, S., Sepasgozar, S., Ullah, F. & Minhas, PS (2019). Implication of a construction labour tracking system for measuring labours productivity. Innovative Production and Construction, World Scientific Singapore, May 2019, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0001
  4. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Umar, M. (2017). Chapter 6: Public-Private Partnerships in Pakistan: A nascent evolution. Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom.

My Teaching

  I have taught the following courses at the school of project management, the University of Sydney:

  • PMGT5887- Computer Applications in Project Management as Lead Lecturer during 2020 (S1 and S2).
  • PMGT5871- Project Process Planning and Control to postgraduate students as lead lecturer during 2020 (Intensive) and as associate lecturer in 2020 (S1 and S2) and 2019 (S2).
  • PMGT3856 - Sustainability and Knowledge Management to undergraduate students as an associate lecturer during 2020 (S1).

I have taught/currently teaching the following courses at UNSW (faculty of Built Environment and Civil Engineering):

  • CONS0009 - Construction Planning & Control as Guest Lecturer and Marker to Postgraduate from 2018 to 2021.
  • BLDG2023 – Construction Planning as Guest Lecturer and Marker to Undergraduate students from 2018 to 2021.
  • BLDG1022- Building Structures as Head Tutor and Marker to Undergraduate students from 2017 to 2020.
  • BLDG3021-Property Development as a Teaching Assistant and Marker to Undergraduate students during 2018-19.
  • CVEN 3101 – Engineering Operations and Control as Tutor to Undergraduate students during 2018.
  • CVEN 3501- Water Resource Engineering as Tutor to Undergraduate students during 2018.
  • CVEN 3303- Steel Structures as Tutor to Undergraduate students during 2018.

I have taught the following courses at the department of construction engineering and management at NUST:

  • CEM 805 - Safety Management in Construction to Postgraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CEM 807- Risk Management to Postgraduate students from 2015 to 2017.                
  • CE 181 - Civil Engineering Drawing to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 121 - Engineering Geology to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 324 - Soil Mechanics-II to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 372 - Quantity Surveying and Cost Estimation to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 371 - Construction Project Management to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CE 474 - Construction Project Scheduling to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • MGT 271-Entrepreneurship to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CE 476 - Construction Contracts Management to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CE-497Project-I, CE-498 Project-II, and CE-499 Project-III to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.     

 

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Location

PhD Research Lab, Level 6, School of Built Environment, Red Centre West Wing, UNSW 2052 Kensington, Sydney Australia

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Videos

A test run for 360 camera
Plain pics showing glorified workplace.
360 Camera test
Before 360 camera- Normal Pics