Areas of Focus:
Sustainability (Built Environment Resilience, Smart Buildings/Cities, Sustainable Architecture and Design, Sustainable Technology)
Research activity that focuses on sustainability and resilience. This exploration aims to generate new theoretical, technological, and practical knowledge for the sustainability and resiliency of the built environment.
Dr. Nawari has more than twenty-five years of experience in design, teaching, and research in Architectural Structures and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Currently, he teaches graduate and undergraduate Architectural Structures, Sustainability and Resilience, and Building Information Modeling courses at the University of Florida. Dr. Nawari has written and co-authored over 120 publications and six books as well as advised more than 75 Master and Ph.D. Students. He is a frequent contributor to and invited speaker at national and international conferences. He has contributed to the design profession with several innovations (e.g., the Structure and Architecture Synergy (SAS) Framework and the Generalized Adaptive Framework (GAF)) and during his career. Nawari’s works open the door to new paradigms in teaching and designing building structures using the Structure and Architecture Synergy (SAS) Framework. Also, his research in BIM standardization has led to significant advancement of BIM standardization, particularly in the built environment. Moreover, he has contributed significantly to the concept of encoding building rules and regulations and methods for automating building code conformance checking in BIM workflows, such as the innovative Generalized Adaptive Framework (GAF) and Blockchain Technologies (BCT). He is a member of the BIM committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and co-chaired the subcommittee on BIM in education. For over 20 years, Dr. Nawari is a board-certified professional engineer in the State of Florida and Ohio. Notably, Dr. Nawari was inducted as a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 2016 for sustaining records of contributions to the field.