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Dr Ashwini Konanahalli is currently a Lecturer and Programme Leader for MSc Construction Management with Digital Engineering. 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




KTP Key Facilities Management (UK) (2019 -22) (£265,621) Konanahalli, A., Pervez, Z., Ramzan, N. & Gibson, D.


KTP-SME-BRS Technology Limited (2019 to 2021) (£184,332) Pervez, Z., Konanahalli, A. & Ramzan, N.


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

  • Construction& Management

  • Supervision of Civil Engineering Honours Projects

Postgraduate Teaching

  • Project Scheme Design

  • Project Management

  • Strategic Management and International Construction

  • Research Methods and Design

  • MSc CMDE Dissertations

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)

Sep 2018Sep 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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Research Output

Open Access
  • 61 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 33 Downloads (Pure)

    Big data: a new revolution in the UK facilities management sector

    Konanahalli, A., Oyedele, L., Marinelli, M. & Selim, G., 26 Jun 2018, London: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 58 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    227 Downloads (Pure)
  • Activities

    • 3 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement
    • 2 Membership of committee
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Scottish Smart Building Event

    Ashwini Konanahalli (Speaker)

    23 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    PhD Internal Examiner

    Ashwini Konanahalli (Examiner)

    14 May 2019

    Activity: Examination

    ISO - International Organization for Standardization (External organisation)

    Ashwini Konanahalli (Member)

    1 Jul 2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    BSI - British Standards Institution - ISO (External organisation)

    Ashwini Konanahalli (Member)

    1 Jul 2019

    Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

    Gateway to Engineering

    Ashwini Konanahalli (Examiner), Junseo Bae (Contributor) & Marco Gilardi (Contributor)

    7 Jan 201920 May 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Press / Media

    FM Needs to delve deeper into AI

    Ashwini Konanahalli


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Big Data analytics for facilities management

    Ashwini Konanahalli


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Implementing Big Data into FM

    Ashwini Konanahalli


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other