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
Sustainable Building Design
Design for Adaptability
Circular Economy and Refurbishment Practices
Thermal Comfort and Spatial Behaviour
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
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
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.