Hazhar Faris
20192022

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Hazhar Faris is a lecturer in project management at the School of Computing, Engineering & Physical Sciences. He is a civil engineer specialising in construction project management.

Hazhar’s background is a combination of engineering and project management in the industry and academia. His research interests include sustainable construction, building energy consumption, project planning, project collaboration, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and general civil engineering.

His research has investigated improving collaboration between different stakeholders involved in construction projects. Fragmentation between industry stakeholders is considered a significant contributor to the underperformance of construction industry products. His research has looked at identifying various factors for overcoming this issue and enhancing the performance of the project team

Hazhar is also interested in investigating the energy performance of buildings in order to meet sustainability targets. He believes solving deficiencies in the project delivery stages can minimise the gap between the designed and actual performance of buildings.

In research outputs from his PhD, he has looked at the case of the construction industry in developing countries. However, his latest article explored the impact of digital communication tools in enhancing construction practices in the UK. The article reviewed the impact of technology on sustainable construction.

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 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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