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Aladdin Alwisy

M.E. Rinker, Sr, School of Construction Management
Assistant Professor
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Research Interests

– Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

– Building information modelling (BIM).

– Modular/off-site construction.

– Virtual reality and augmented reality.

– Energy simulation and analysis.

– Green building and sustainable design.

– Visual programming and Big Data analytics.

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor August 2019 – Present

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

– Leading a team of graduate students to support the industrialization of the construction industry.

– Developing an energy-based generative design framework for modular construction.

– Establishing and Directing the “Smart Industrialized Design and Construction Lab”.

– Teaching BCN 2405C “Construction Mechanics” Course.

– Mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) Oct 2016 – August 2019

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

– Led a team of graduate students to develop a BIM-based decision support system that supports the automation of energy analysis for residential projects.

– Investigated the key factors in green building design.

– Explored different guidelines and standards to implement BIM.

– Mentored graduate and undergraduate students.

– Taught lectures in graduate-level and undergraduate-level courses.

Construction Research and Teaching Assistant Sep 2008 – Sep 2016

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

– Teaching assistant of CIV E608 Construction Engineering, CIV E409 Construction Methods, and CIV E303 Project Management.

– Wrote a grant proposal to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Engage Grant Program to automate the drafting process of precast concrete panels.

– Conducted life cycle cost analysis for a modular/offsite workforce camp project incorporating energy models and sensitivity analysis.

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Lecturer/Teaching Assistant Aug 2007 – Aug 2008

University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria

– Instructor of Construction Management course; Faculty of Technical Engineering, Department of Environmental Studies, the 5th year undergraduate level.

– Instructor of System Analysis; Technical Engineering, the 4th year undergraduate level.

– Instructor of International Computer Driving License (ICDL); Faculty of Technical Engineering, Department of Environmental Studies, the 1st year undergraduate level.

– Instructor and developer of Information Technology 1, 2; Faculty of Civil Engineering, the 2nd year undergraduate level.

Industrial Experience

Director of Research & Development (R&D) Oct 2016 – Sep 2019

Cormode & Dickson, Edmonton, Alberta

– Exploring different construction systems for modular/off-site construction projects.

– Performing energy analysis on building envelopes and mechanical systems.

– Integrating BIM practices into the company’s designing, estimating, and scheduling processes.

– Visualizing and optimizing construction activities.

– Developing financial proforma as part of the feasibility study to potential projects.

Pre-construction Project Manager Mar 2012 – Sep 2016

Cormode & Dickson, Edmonton, Alberta

– Tracked and controlled on-site project activities (manpower, equipment and material), reported project progress to the VP of Operations, and developed a productivity analysis system for two modular/off-site camps, 1,772 units (Noralta Camps, Fort McMurry).

– Managed the design process and developed 3D simulation and rendering.

– Prepared development & building permits packages (DP, BP).

– Prepared engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contacting agreements using the Canadian construction documents committee (CCDC) forms, namely stipulated price (CCDC 2), design-build stipulated price (CCDC 14) and construction management Contracts (CCDC 5B).

Project Coordinator May 2008 – Sep 2010

Landmark Homes, Edmonton, Alberta

– Performed design, drafting and estimating duties for high-rise buildings and single-family homes using AutoCAD and BIM tools.

– Prepared BIM-based estimate and schedules

– Worked with other project managers to monitor project performance, equipment, and manpower.

– Interfaced with project team, clients, architects and subcontractors.

Project Coordinator July 2006– Aug 2008

Private Engineering Office, Aleppo, Syria

– Developed estimates and construction schedules.

– Assisted in the preparation of bid proposals and contracts.

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Summer Internship July 2005– Aug 2005

University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

– Worked in labs on concrete crushing experiment, soil and rock strength tests, and data analysis.

Editorship Specialty Editor, International Journal of Industrialized Construction

April 2019 – Present

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