Suha Jaradat

suha jaradat

Dr Suha Jaradat

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Suha Jaradat is Associate Professor in Architectural Technology at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr Jaradat has held a number of strategic positions related to architecture and built environment disciplines including Head of Construction and Surveying and was appointed Advisory Group Member for QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology. Dr Jaradat leads the strategic development and delivery of a suite of postgraduate, undergraduate and graduate apprenticeship programmes in a wide range of built environment disciplines including Architectural Technology; Construction and Surveying. Dr Jaradat 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. Dr Jaradat is also a Chartered Building Engineer & Fellow of the Institute (C. Build E FCABE). Fellow Chartered Building Engineer 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. Dr Jaradat 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. Dr Jaradat 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 the interactions between buildings and people. Dr Jaradat is a Member of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Co-Lead of an interdisciplinary research centre: Centre for Mind and Creativity (CEDAR) in collaboration with Dr Marina Wimmer, Associate Professor in Psychology at the School of Applied Sciences. The outcome of Dr Jaradat's research is published in international journals and conferences.

Dr Jaradat has 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 £169,937.79 over 24 months to work as a Project Lead. The KTP is in collaboration with CSY – (Cameron, Strachan and Yuill Architects), a firm of Chartered Architects 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 four 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. Dr Jaradat 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; 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. The interactions between Buildings and People including:
- Inclusive Design
- Participatory Design
- Sustainable Building Design
- Design for Adaptability and Human Cognition
- 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:
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)
e. Digital Transformation in Asset Management Organisations: Towards a Data Driven Approach for Life Cycle Asset Management (2022)

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

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • 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
  • 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
  • Quality Panel to take part in Institutional Led Review meetings to support curriculum development and approval across Edinburgh Napier University
  • Edinburgh Napier University Mental Health Champions Network
  • External Panel Member for Teesside University and Hyper Island to take part in a course review of MA Digital Experience Design/MA Digital Management
  • 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
  • International viva member at 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

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

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Review Board Member of a peer-reviewed research journal: Open House International (OHI)
  • Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Data and the Built Environment: Reconciling Resources and Information for a Sustainable Living of Sustainability Journal
  • Guest Editor for a Special Issue on Building Information Modelling (BIM ) implementation in the Construction Industry of Applied Sciences Journal

 

External Examining/Validations

  • 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 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
  • 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 De Montfort University for the validation of Art & Design programmes overseas (Architecture, Interiors Design and Fashion Communications and Styling), World Study Dubai (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 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 Academic for Hull College Higher Education on Validation Approval Panel for FD Interior and Spatial Design
  • 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 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
  • External Panel Advisor for Coventry University to support the validation and review of Architectural and Built Environment programmes

 

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)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

 

Grant Funding Panel Member

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

 

Grant Reviewer

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

 

Invited Speaker

  • 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

 

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

  • University College London-Digital Transformation in Asset Management Organisations: Towards a Data Driven Approach for Life Cycle Asset Management

 

Reviewing

  • Journal Reviewer-Buildings
  • Journal Reviewer-Open House International
  • Journal Reviewer-Smart Cities
  • 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-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-Cities
  • Journal Reviewer-International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • 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
  • Peer review of SEBE research outputs for REF 2021
  • Reviewer for the Modular and Offsite Construction Summit to evaluate submitted papers and provide feedback to authors
  • 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-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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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...

Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments

Conference Proceeding
Jaradat, S. (2013)
Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments
In a study of architecture and Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK and USA, experienced practitionersand recent graduates working on BIM p...

Professionalism in digitally mediated project work

Journal Article
Jaradat, S., Whyte, J., & Luck, R. (2013)
Professionalism in digitally mediated project work. Building Research and Information, 41(1), 51-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.743398
Fieldwork in a major construction programme is used to examine what is meant by professionalism where large integrated digital systems are used to design, deliver, and maintai...

The architect’s role and interactions in BIM-enabled projects

Conference Proceeding
Jaradat, S. (2012)
The architect’s role and interactions in BIM-enabled projects. In Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference
There is a growing body of research on the impact of the increased use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the role of construction professionals. This is an interpreti...

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