Suha Jaradat
suha jaradat

Dr Suha Jaradat

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Suha Jaradat is Associate Professor of Architectural Technology at the School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. She has held a number of strategic positions at the School including Lead for Research Integrity and Ethics, Head of Construction and Surveying, and Research Lead for Built Environment. She was appointed Advisory Group Member for QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology. As Programme Leader, she has lead the strategic development and delivery of a suite of postgraduate, undergraduate and graduate apprenticeship programmes in a wide range of design and built environment disciplines including Architectural Technology; Construction and Surveying. 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. In recognition of her outstanding contribution and expertise in architectural technology, Dr Jaradat was invited to be part of the first FCIAT group. She is also a Chartered Building Engineer & Fellow of the Institute (C. Build E FCABE) which is the highest level of CABE membership and reflects the knowledge, expertise and experience of the industry’s most experienced professionals and a commitment to furthering the profession of Building Engineering. She is a fully qualified Member (Registered Architectural Engineer) of the Jordanian Engineers Association. Dr Jaradat is actively involved in research, teaching, and professional practice.

Dr Jaradat completed her MSc in Design and Digital Media at the Department of Architecture, The University of Edinburgh and worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Reading, School of Construction Management and 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 and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and investigated the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in interdisciplinary practices in the UK and USA. She collected data from leading architectural practices in Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and London. She was involved in large EPSRC funded research projects including the London 2012 Olympics Games Construction Project. She was then appointed a Course Director of BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Consultancy at the School of Engineering, Kingston University London before joining Edinburgh Napier University.

Dr Jaradat's research is interdisciplinary in nature and focuses on architectural practice and construction management using various data-driven management processes, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and software applications, designed to increase efficiency and improve performance across the life cycle of building and infrastructure projects. She is also interested in design practices focusing on the interactions between people and the built environment. She is Co-Lead of an interdisciplinary research centre: Centre for Mind and Creativity (CEDAR) https://www.napier.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools/school-of-applied-sciences/research/cedar in collaboration with Dr Marina Wimmer, Associate Professor in Psychology at the School of Applied Sciences and Member of the Centre for Higher Education Research. Dr Jaradat leads a research theme focusing on how environments can adapt to change in a fast changing world with human cognition at the core of the design process. I The outcome of Dr Jaradat's research is published in international journals and conferences.

Dr Jaradat has developed strong links with the industry and been successful in a Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) application for a funding competition from Innovate UK, to help businesses in the UK innovate and grow by linking them with an academic or research organisation and a graduate. She was awarded a total of £173,647 to work as a Project Lead in collaboration with CSY – (Cameron, Strachan and Yuill Architects), an architectural firm operating from four offices across South East Scotland and North East England. The aim of the KTP is to develop and implement an innovative and bespoke framework and recommendations to enable a more effective integrated systems approach to underpin growth of an SME in key strategic areas. This integrated approach is commonly referred to as BIM (Building Information Modelling and/or Management) and comprises tools, processes and technologies that are facilitated by digital documentation about a building, its performance, planning, construction and operation.

Dr Jaradat has led internal and external validation and review events a Panel Expert and Curriculum Adviser in over 20 national and international events to scrutinise a wide range of programmes (in subjects related to design, architecture, engineering, construction and surveying) at different levels including foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeships. She was appointed External Examiner at national and international institutions to support the development of programmes in Architectural Engineering, Building Technology and related areas; and examine a range of academic perspective in Architectural Technology and Design.

Dr Jaradat is an experienced PhD Supervisor/Examiner and a Reviewer for funding bodies including the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Peer Review College and Royal Academy of Engineering. She is also a Member of the Editorial Review Board of a peer-reviewed research journal: Open House International (OHI), Guest Editor on Special Issues of "Applied Sciences" and "Sustainability" journals, and reviewer for over 15 international refereed journals in the built environment including Sustainability; Buildings; Applied Sciences; Building Research and Information; Construction Management and Economics; Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management; Buildings and Cities; Cities; Smart Cities; She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics and Innovation, European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and much more. Dr Jaradat's research interests span across a wide range of topics covering three main areas:

1. The Digitisation of the Built Environment including:
- Building Information Modelling (BIM) across the Life Cycle of Buildings and Infrastructure Projects
- Professionalism in Digitally-mediated Construction Projects
- Digitisation and the Role of Built Environment Professionals
- Digital Twins in the Built Environment
- Historic Building Information Modelling (HBIM)

2. Architectural Practice & Construction Management including:
- Architectural Design and Technology
- Architectural Education and Continuous Professional Development in the Built Environment
- Architectural Engineering
- Construction and Industrial Heritage Management
- Circular Economy and Refurbishment Practices

3. Design and the Interactions of People within the Built Environment including:
- Inclusive Design
- Participatory Design
- Sustainable Building Design
- Human Cognition and Design for Adaptability
- Thermal Comfort, Energy Efficiency and Occupant Behaviour

Dr Jaradat is available to supervise and examine PhD students in these areas.

In recognition of Dr Jaradat's expertise in research, she has been appointed a PhD Examiner for a number of thesis including:
1. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: proposed shelter design criteria (2019)
2. Enhancing storm surge resilience for coastal habitat: a framework to support sustainable development (2020)
3. Performance and environmental sustainability assessment of a rectangular integrated solar water heater designed for disassembly, under Scottish weather conditions (2020)
4. An investigation into micro-level competency barriers to an effective macro-level diffusion of Building Information Modelling in the UK (2021)
5. Digital Transformation in Asset Management Organisations: Towards a Data Driven Approach for Life Cycle Asset Management (2022)
6. Road Safety Management in Qatar: from Fragmented to Integrated and the Role of the National Road Safety Strategy (2023)
7. Develop a conceptual digital twin through the integration of geographic information system with building information modelling to mitigate potential risk of rainwater flood and inform planning policy mechanism in smart cities (2023)
8. A study to investigate the design of Kuwaiti Government dwellings to enhance occupants’ wellbeing (2023)

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • QS Ranking Advisor of International Universities
  • External Academic Expert for a Periodic Subject Review of the Design Area Event at the University of Northampton
  • External Academic Panel for the CIAT Accreditation Review in Middlesex University
  • University Academic Liaison Group
  • Built Environment Research Lead
  • External Advisor for a Periodic Review Event (BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering FdSc/HNC Sustainable Construction and the Built Environment) at the University of Plymouth
  • Advisory Group Member for QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology https://www.qaa.ac.uk/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements/architectural-technology
  • External Curriculum Expert to support the development of programmes in Architectural Engineering, Building Technology and related areas at the Faculty of Engineering and Informatics, University of Bradford
  • Panel Member for the Learning Teaching and Education Portfolio Review and Workload Allocation Planning and Leadership Roles Review Change Projects -SOC/SEBE Integration Programme
  • Academic Advisor for the University of Northampton to provide commentary on proposed changes being made to BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology
  • Research and Innovation Professoriate
  • Edinburgh Napier University Mental Health Champions Network
  • 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
  • Quality Panel to take part in Institutional Led Review meetings to support curriculum development and approval across Edinburgh Napier University
  • External Panel Member for Teesside University and Hyper Island to take part in a course review of MA Digital Experience Design/MA Digital Management
  • International Architectural Technology Advisor and Viva Member for Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai
  • School Lead of Research Integrity and Ethics (School of Engineering and the Built Environment) and Member of University Research Integrity and Ethics Committee
  • 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 Organising Activity

  • Manipal International Symposium on Design (MiSD): International Organising Committee and Convener in collaboration with Manipal Academy of Higher Education-Dubai and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)
  • Conference Organising Committee: Transdisciplinary Workplace Research (TWR) Conference 2024
  • International Scientific Committee-International Congress of Architectural Technology ICAT

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Review Board Member of a peer-reviewed research journal: Open House International (OHI)
  • 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 Panel Member for the validation of FdA Interior and Spatial Design at Newcastle College University Centre
  • External Panel Member for a Periodic Review of BSc Construction Management, Coventry University Approval Event for SHAPE, Hong Kong
  • External Panel Member for Re-Validation of Architectural courses including BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures, BA (Hons) Urban Landscape and Architecture and BA (Hons) Architecture at Ravensbourne University London
  • Academic Panel for the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists CIAT Accreditation Review in Middlesex University
  • Academic Panel Member for Revalidation BSc (Hons.) Architectural Technology at the University of Ulster
  • External Viva Member for Bachelor of Architecture Programme End Semester Thesis Examination, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai, UAE
  • External Panel Member for Building cluster of courses at Coventry University including: BSc Architectural Technology; MSc Architectural Design and Technology; BSc Building Surveying; BSc Construction Project Management; BSc Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management; BSc Real Estate and Property Management
  • 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)
  • 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 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 Viva Member for Manipal Academy of Higher Education Dubai, Architectural Design & Detailing, Bachelor of Architecture Programme End Semester Examination for ‘Design of Office Tower, Istanbul, Turkey’ (2020)
  • 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 Adviser for The University of Chichester for the approval of the Chartered Surveyor Degree Apprenticeship/BSc Quantity Surveying
  • External Academic for Hull College Higher Education on Validation Approval Panel for FD Interior and Spatial Design
  • External Panel Advisor for Coventry University to support the validation and review of Architectural and Built Environment programmes
  • 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
  • External Advisor for the University of Salford to participate in the approval of a new programme: BSc (Hons) Digital Construction

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Top 50 Influential Muslim – Europe 2023 www.equalityX.co.uk
  • 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 Funding Panel Member

  • Engineering Panel Member of EPSRC New Horizons Full Proposal stage process
  • EPSRC New Horizons Outline Panel Member Invitation: Civil Engineering
  • Panel Member on the Software for Research Communities Expert (Engineering and Manufacturing the Future) Sift Panel EPSRC

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Peer Review College
  • UKRI Interdisciplinary Assessment College
  • EPSRC Peer Review College
  • Reviewer for the Royal Academy of Engineering

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited Keynote Speaker by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT)at 'Women in Architectural Technology in Scotland' event
  • Keynote Speaker in Women in BIM Scotland at Keppie Design: Apprenticeships and Higher Education
  • Keynote Speaker in the National Forum Seminar Series in Ireland to explore authentic and appropriate teaching, learning and assessment practice for continuous professional development in the built environment, Teaching and Learning Panel
  • Keynote Speaker at Technological University Dublin - to present on architectural technology graduate apprenticeship at Consortium Apprenticeship for Architectural Technology, Ireland
  • 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.
  • 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, Singapore

 

Media Activity

  • Launch of Kuwait College of Science and Technology’s world-first demo of Net-Zero green energy room that combines multiple solar and nanotechnology solutions for Net-Zero buildings. This event was based on the Innovative Energy Harvesting Solutions for Cyber-Secured Green Buildings project which is a collaboration with Edinburgh Napier University and Alpha Solar Technology company and attracted great media coverage: a. https://www.aljarida.com/article/57980 b. https://www.alraimedia.com/article/1681681/محليات/أخبار-محلية/كلية-الكويت-للعلوم-والتكنولوجيا-تفتتح-أول-غرفة-للطاقة-المتجددة-المبتكرة-والمتنقلة-على-مستوى-العالم
  • Presenting the Best Application of Technology category of the Digital Construction Awards on behalf of Everwarm (2023): https://www.bimplus.co.uk/digital-construction-awards-2023-faithful-gould-wins-best-application-of-technology/
  • Architectural Technology Video: https://designengineerconstruct.com/real-futures/spotlight-on-architectural-technology/
  • Architectural Technology Online Lecture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m4euVvVOuEk/courses/bscbsc-hons-architectural-technology-undergraduate-fulltime

 

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)
  • Chartered Architectural Engineer - Full Member of the Jordanian Engineers Association

 

Public/Community Engagement

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

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Building integrated photovoltaics in Ghana; aesthetics and policy (2024), Robert Gordon University
  • University of Salford-Develop a conceptual digital twin through the integration of geographic information system with building information modelling to mitigate potential risk of rainwater flood and inform planning policy mechanism in smart cities
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University-A study to investigate the design of Kuwaiti Government dwellings to enhance occupants’ wellbeing
  • University College London-Digital Transformation in Asset Management Organisations: Towards a Data Driven Approach for Life Cycle Asset Management

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer-Facilities
  • International Reviewers for a book- a volume entitled ‘Building Engineers Embedding Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment’ to be published in the Springer book series Advances in Sustainability Science and Technology in 2023
  • Journal Reviewer-International Journal of Architectural Research
  • Journal Reviewer-Buildings
  • Journal Reviewer-Smart Cities
  • Journal Reviewer-Cities
  • Journal Reviewer-Open House International
  • Journal Reviewer-International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Journal Reviewer-She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation
  • Journal Reviewer-Buildings and Cities
  • Member of the Review Panel for the UK’s Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) 1st Research Forum - Sustainability and Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Journal Reviewer-Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Journal Reviewer-Applied Sciences Journal
  • Journal Reviewer-Sustainability
  • Journal Reviewer-Engineering, Construction and Architectural management
  • Journal Reviewer-Encyclopedia
  • 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-International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education
  • Journal Reviewer-Indoor and Built Environment
  • Journal Reviewer-Construction Management and Economics
  • Journal Reviewer-Building Research and Information Journal

 

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.

 

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Modelling the drivers of data science techniques for real estate professionals in the fourth industrial revolution era

Journal Article
Osunsanmi, T., Olawumi, T. O., Smith, A., Jaradat, S., Aigbavboa, C., Aliu, J., …Oyeyipo, O. (2024)
Modelling the drivers of data science techniques for real estate professionals in the fourth industrial revolution era. Property Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/PM-05-2022-0034
Purpose The study aims to develop a model that supports the application of data science techniques for real estate professionals in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) era....

An exploration of authentic and appropriate teaching, learning, and assessment practice in continuing professional development to identify opportunities for learning enhancement in the built environment

Conference Proceeding
Hayden, I., Littlewood, J., Fadzil, S. F. . S., Jaradat, S., Thurairajah, U., Clarke, J., …Barfoot, J. (in press)
An exploration of authentic and appropriate teaching, learning, and assessment practice in continuing professional development to identify opportunities for learning enhancement in the built environment.
While annual continuing professional development is a membership requirement for all professional bodies in the built environment, it is under increased focus in recent years,...

Hotel Refurbishment and Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Conference Proceeding
Jaradat, S., & Henderson, H. (in press)
Hotel Refurbishment and Building Information Modelling (BIM). In The World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium: WMCAUS 2022

The de-industrialisation discourse and the loss of modern industrial heritage in the Arab world: Jordan as a case study

Journal Article
Jarrar, N., & Jaradat, S. (in press)
The de-industrialisation discourse and the loss of modern industrial heritage in the Arab world: Jordan as a case study. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, https://doi.org/10.1108/JCHMSD-03-2021-0037
Purpose Industrial heritage is considered an essential part of cultural heritage in the world. This heritage suffers from continued marginalisation in the Arab world, particul...

Participatory design in refugee camps: Ethnographic case studies from Greece

Journal Article
Jaradat, S., & Beunders, N. (in press)
Participatory design in refugee camps: Ethnographic case studies from Greece. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/ecam-04-2021-0328
Purpose Architectural management and construction practices have not been widely explored in refugee camps which have been growing exponentially around the world. Previous res...

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...

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...

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. (2021)
Mood state and human evaluation of the thermal environment using virtual settings. Indoor and Built Environment, 30(1), 70-86. 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...

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