Suha Jaradat

suha jaradat

Dr Suha Jaradat

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Suha Jaradat is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment and a Programme Leader for Architectural Technology where she has led the strategic development and delivery of a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes including BSc (Hons.) Architectural Technology; BSc (Hons) Construction and Built Environment (Architectural Technology) Graduate Apprenticeship; and MSc Architectural Technology and Building Performance. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), Chartered Architectural Technologist and Fellow of the Institute (FCIAT), which is a status based on demonstrating significant contribution to and excellence in architectural technology, a Chartered Building Engineer & Fellow of the Institute (C. Build E FCABE), and a fully qualified Member (Registered Architectural Engineer) of the Jordanian Engineers Association. She is an experienced PhD Examiner and Supervisor; and has been appointed a Panel Expert and led internal and external validation and revalidation events of a wide range of programmes at different levels including foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeships in various built environment disciplines. Dr Suha Jaradat is an Advisory Group Member for QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology.

Dr Suha Jaradat's research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on the digitisation of the built environment using various software applications designed to increase efficiency and improve environmental performance. She is involved in teaching, professional practice & research. The outcome of her research is published in international journals & conferences. She is a reviewer for funding bodies including EPSRC and Royal Academy of Engineering; and international refereed journals in the built environment. Her research interests span across a wide range of topics including:

Building Information Modelling (BIM) in interdisciplinary practices
Professionalism in Digitally-mediated Construction Projects
Digital Twins in the Built Environment
The Role of Built Environment Professionals
Digitisation and Skills in the Built Environment
Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM)
Architectural Design and Practice
Architectural Technology
Architectural Education
Architectural Heritage
Architectural Engineering
Participatory Design
Sustainable Building Design
Inclusive Design
Design for Adaptability
Circular Economy and Refurbishment Practices
Surveying Practices
Construction Management
Thermal Comfort and Spatial Behaviour
Behavioural Architecture
Modern Methods of Construction
Dr Suha Jaradat is available to supervise and examine PhD students in these areas.

Dr Suha Jaradat has been appointed a PhD Examiner for a number of thesis including:
a. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: proposed shelter design criteria (2019)
b. Enhancing storm surge resilience for coastal habitat: a framework to support sustainable development (2020)
c. Performance and environmental sustainability assessment of a rectangular integrated solar water heater designed for disassembly, under Scottish weather conditions (2020)
d. An investigation into micro-level competency barriers to an effective macro-level diffusion of Building Information Modelling in the UK (2021)

Dr Suha Jaradat has been teaching undergraduate & postgraduate modules in architecture, architectural technology, engineering, surveying & construction management. including:
Design Project and Technical Report
Building Information Modelling
Strategic Management
Architectural Practice and Management
Context of Building Surveying
Context of Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Design and Development
Building Design and Application
Sustainable Construction Technology and Practice
Research Project

Dr Suha Jaradat was a Lecturer in the Built Environment & Course Director of BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Consultancy at the School of Engineering, Kingston University London.

Dr Suha Jaradat worked as a Research Fellow & Sessional Lecturer at the University of Reading, School of Construction Management & Engineering after completing her PhD at the Design Innovation Research Centre (DIRC), University of Reading. Her PhD and Post Doctoral research were funded by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) & investigated the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in interdisciplinary practices in the UK & USA. She collected data from leading architectural practices in Houston, Dallas, San Francisco & London. She was involved in large EPSRC funded research projects including the London 2012 Olympics Games Construction Project.

Dr Suha Jaradat worked in Edinburgh previously & completed her MSc in Design and Digital Media at the Department of Architecture, The University of Edinburgh.

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Academic Advisor for the University of Northampton to provide commentary on proposed changes being made to BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology
  • Research and Innovation Professoriate
  • Advisory Group Member for QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology
  • External Panel Member for Teesside University and Hyper Island to take part in a course review of MA Digital Experience Design/MA Digital Management
  • Quality Panel to take part in Institutional Led Review meetings to approve and review programmes across Edinburgh Napier University
  • External Panel Member for the Built Environment Scheme faculty-led re-approval of our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology, BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and Graduate Apprenticeship in BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering at the University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Edinburgh Napier University Mental Health Champions Network
  • Panel Expert to attend an overseas Periodic Review event for Coventry University and look at collaborative programmes (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Construction Management) in Muscat, Oman
  • Built Environment Working Group for the Design of the New Curriculum at the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University
  • School of Engineering and Built Environment Interview Panel Member at Edinburgh Napier University and External Interview Panel Member at Kingston university London

 

Conference Activity

  • International Scientific Committee-International Congress of Architectural Technology ICAT to take part in organising conferences, reviewing submitted papers and chairing sessions

 

Editorial Activity

  • Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Building Information Modelling (BIM ) implementation in the Construction Industry of Applied Sciences Journal
  • Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Data and the Built Environment: Reconciling Resources and Information for a Sustainable Living of Sustainability Journal

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Viva Member for Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai, Architectural Design & Detailing, Bachelor of Architecture Programme End Semester Examination for ‘Design of Mixed-use Sustainable Development Park, Saint Denis, Paris, France’
  • External Advisor for the University of East London to take part in a Validation Event linked to a franchised partner, Aim Sham University in Egypt for dual-award courses in BSc (Hons) Housing Architecture & Urban Development (with Foundation Year)
  • Education Board Member for The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) (Accreditation visits)
  • External Examiner for BSc (Hons.) Architectural Technology at Liverpool John Moores University
  • External Academic for Hull College Higher Education on Validation Approval Panel for FD Interior and Spatial Design
  • External Viva Member for Architectural Design & Detailing, Bachelor of Architecture Programme End Semester Examination for ‘Design of Office Tower, Istanbul, Turkey’ (2020)
  • External Panel Member for University of Northampton for the validation of programme collaboration with Freshart College of Art, Cyprus to deliver BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Spatial Design (2020)
  • External Panel Member for De Montfort University for the validation of Art & Design programmes overseas (Architecture, Interiors Design and Fashion Communications and Styling), World Study Dubai (2020)
  • External Adviser for The University of Chichester for the approval of the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship/BSc Quantity Surveying
  • External Advisor for the University of Salford to participate in the approval of a new programme: BSc (Hons) Digital Construction
  • Lead External Examiner for BSc (Hons.) Architectural Technology and Design at the University of the West of England Bristol; and at School for Higher and Professional Education SHAPE Hong Kong where the programme is delivered as a top-up

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (FCIAT)-Chartered Architectural Technologist
  • Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (FCABE)-Chartered Building Engineer
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Reviewer for the Royal Academy of Engineering
  • EPSRC Associate Peer Review College

 

Invited Speaker

  • Keynote Speaker in Future Tech: Women in Tech (WIT) which is a dedicated platform for female members of the academia, scholars, researchers, and practitioners to discuss interdisciplinary research and practices in the fields of Digital Transformation, Computer Science and Technology
  • Invitation to be a keynote speaker at European BIM Summit, Barcelona. The European BIM Summit is an international congress about Building Information Modelling (BIM) which is a forum intended to promote a more efficient, collaborative, modern construction sector, respectful in its use of public, private and natural resources.
  • Design Council - Graduate Digital Capabilities Roundtable for Professional Institutions

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Building Engineer (C. Build E) - Member of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers
  • Chartered Architectural Technologist - Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists CIAT (MCIAT)
  • Affiliate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Full Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Mentor for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists CIAT to support the institution’s members
  • Mental Health First Aider and Champion
  • Physical First Aider

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer-Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Reviewer for Edinburgh Napier’s professional recognition framework accredited by the Advance Higher Education HE (Formerly Higher Education Academy HEA) to review HEA fellowship applications and interview applicants
  • Reviewer for the Modular and Offsite Construction Summit to evaluate submitted papers and provide feedback to authors
  • Peer review of SEBE research outputs for REF 2021
  • Judge for the CIAT Student Awards for Excellence in Architectural Technology
  • Journal Reviewer-Indoor and Built Environment
  • Journal Reviewer-International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
  • Journal Reviewer-Building Research and Information Journal
  • Journal Reviewer-Construction Management and Economics

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Researcher at Texas A&M University, Department of Architecture where I was involved in academic activities including collecting data from leading firms, presenting research findings and participating in research workshops.

 

Date


13 results

The Role of the Architectural Technologist in BIM Environments

Conference Proceeding
Jaradat, S. (2019)
The Role of the Architectural Technologist in BIM Environments. In Architectural Technology, Facing The Renovation And Refurbishment Challenge: Conference Proceedings Of The Eight International Congress Of Architectural Technology, (171-179
Built environment professionals are expected to work in Building Information Modelling (BIM)-enabled environments. (BIM)-enabled design is examined within the context of inter...

Architectural design studio environment and student satisfaction: case studies of Jordanian universities

Conference Proceeding
Ibrahim, A., Jaradat, S., & Alatoom, M. (2019)
Architectural design studio environment and student satisfaction: case studies of Jordanian universities. In Architectural Technology, Facing The Renovation And Refurbishment Challenge: Conference Proceedings Of The Eight International Congress Of Architectural Technology, (5-18
The built environment plays a significant role in shaping users’ behaviour and has an impact on their comfort and satisfaction. Of particular interest, the conditions of the b...

Thermal seasonal variation and occupants’ spatial behaviour in domestic spaces

Journal Article
Ibrahim, A., Ali, H., Abuhendi, F., & Jaradat, S. (2020)
Thermal seasonal variation and occupants’ spatial behaviour in domestic spaces. Building Research and Information, 48(4), 364-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2019.1681928
Thermal comfort is essential for optimized performance of daily activities. Continuous variation in the thermal conditions of the environment influences humans’ thermoregulatio...

Mood state and human evaluation of the thermal environment using virtual settings

Journal Article
Ibrahim, A., Ali, H., Zghoul, A., & Jaradat, S. (in press)
Mood state and human evaluation of the thermal environment using virtual settings. Indoor and Built Environment, https://doi.org/10.1177/1420326X19880325
Many complaints about indoor conditions are related to unsatisfactory thermal environments. Most research on thermal comfort (TC) considered physical parameters for settings a...

Constructing shared professional vision in design work: the role of visual objects and their material mediation

Journal Article
Comi, A., Jaradat, S., & Whyte, J. (2019)
Constructing shared professional vision in design work: the role of visual objects and their material mediation. Design Studies, 64, 90-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2019.06.003
The design process requires coordination between professions that have different ways of seeing. Using ethnographic data from a building project, this paper explores how archi...

MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group

Report
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (2017)
MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group. Flagship Group
The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-te...

Constructing shared vision: visual and material mediation in designing and organizing

Conference Proceeding
Comi, A., Jaradat, S., & Whyte, J. (2016)
Constructing shared vision: visual and material mediation in designing and organizing
Abstract not available.

BIM articulation and implementation in different-sized architectural firms

Conference Proceeding
Jaradat, S., & Sexton, M. (2016)
BIM articulation and implementation in different-sized architectural firms. In Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, (63-72
The empirical domain of research into the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has tended to be large architectural practices working on mega projects. The m...

Passing the baton? Handing over digital data from the project to operations

Journal Article
Whyte, J., Lindkvist, C., & Jaradat, S. (2016)
Passing the baton? Handing over digital data from the project to operations. Engineering Project Organization Journal, 6(1), 2-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/21573727.2015.1115396
From fieldwork conducted ahead of the London Olympic Games, we develop new understanding of how organizations hand over digital data from the project to operations. Prior rese...

Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments.

Journal Article
Jaradat, S. (2014)
Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments. Charrette: the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE), 1(1), 127-136
The design studio is central to architectural education; it evolved from a traditional apprenticeship of a designer within a master architect's studio. Much has been written a...

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