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Dr Ashwini Konanahalli is currently a Reader and Programme Leader for BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering (Graduate Apprenticeship). Prior to joining UWS, Dr Konanahalli worked as Lecturer in Queen’s University Belfast where she also completed her PhD funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL). Her PhD thesis titled “Critical factors influencing British expatriates' success” adopted a multi-criteria perspective to holistically explore various factors encountered by British expatriates specific to the AEC sector. She also brings around five years of work experience gained from handling some very prestigious and unique architectural projects in India and Northern Ireland.

Dr Konanahalli has significant experience in research and teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate level.

She is  a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK).

Current research activities




Desired research direction

Built Asset Management, Building Information Modelling, Nano Second Procurement and Big Data Analytics


Area of academic expertise - outline

Dr Konanahalli's research interest is in the area of Building Information Modelling (BIM), Procurement, Strategic and Human Resource Management, Digital Technologies, Design Management etc.

Current teaching activities and interests

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Project Management
  • Group Project
  • Modern Practices in Construction Management
  • Work Based Learning
  • Supervision of Civil Engineering Honours Projects

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Project Scheme Design
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Management

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

Associate Memeber of EPSRC Peer Review College, UKRI

1 Aug 2019 → …

Member, BSI - British Standards Institution - ISO

1 Jul 2019 → …

Member, ISO - International Organization for Standardization

1 Jul 2019 → …

Innovation Champion For Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)

Sept 2018Sept 2020

Member, Scottish Future Trust: BIM 4 Academia Group

Dec 2017 → …

Lecturer in Construction Management, Queen's University Belfast

27 May 201330 Apr 2016

Senior Visiting Fellow for Big Data Enterprise and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (Big- Deal) , University of the West of England


  • TH Building construction
  • Big Data
  • Automation
  • digital Construction
  • Facilities Management
  • Future workforce
  • Building Performance
  • Digital Skills
  • BIM
  • smart cities


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