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Dr Raj Shah

Dr Raj Shah

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in construction management and civil engineering. I moved to the School of Built Environment, LJMU after working as a researcher and part time lecturer at Teesside University. I have more than ten years of professional experience in construction industry and nine years of academic experience, particularly in research and teaching. I worked as a Project Control Manager in Power Line Company in Qatar and the Nopawong Construction Company in Sri Lanka as a Project Manager. I also worked as a District Engineer in Nepal in the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage. Moreover, I ran my own consultancy business, which undertook consulting engineering works.

I have supervised more than twenty-five postgraduate students’ dissertation and assisted three PhD students. I have several publication of research papers in the reputed international Journals and Conference Proceedings. I have an excellent record of accomplishment of research in aspects of construction management and civil engineering. My research areas are:

BIM (Building Information Modelling)
4D modelling and visual simulation
IT applications in Construction & VR (Virtual Reality)
Project planning, scheduling and controlling
Production planning and management in construction
Sustainability in construction & Contract administration
Supply chain management & Procurement
Construction materials and resource management
Highway construction and Asset management
Earthwork simulation and optimisation

Professional Membership:

Incorporate member of Chartered Institute of Building (ICIOB),
Certified Civil Engineer (CEng) from Nepal engineering council and
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

External Examiner:

I have successfully examined a PhD candidate from the University of Wolverhampton, with a research title "A framework for the deployment of traffic safety technologies in Abu Dhabi Highways" 2016.

PhD Supervision:

PhD student -1as Directory of Study (DoS) .
PhD student -1 as (non- DoS) .

External Engagement/Activities

• Invited for the presentation in an international workshops funded by Newton fund Researchers link workshop in Brazil, 16-20 May 2016.
• Invited for the presentation in an International workshops funded Newton fund Researchers link workshop in Morocco, 10-13 Feb 2015.
• Delivered a public lecture at Nepal Engineering Association (NEA) Kathmandu 2015, Topic was “Challenges and Opportunity for the sustainable construction after Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal 2015".
• Session chaired in the 13th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR), 30-31 Oct 2013, London.
• Active member of the scientific committee in the International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR).
• Reviewer for peer reviewed Journals such as AIC, ECAM, IJPM, JMSEM and CME, and also for the International Conferences such as CONVR, ARCOM and CIBW78

Degrees

2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert LTHE
2011, Teesside University, United Kingdom, PhD
2002, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, MEng (Construction Engineering & Management)
1995, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, BEng (Civil)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Construction Management, Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present
Researcher/Part-time Lecturer, CCIR, School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University, 2006 - 2012

Publications

Journal Articles

Shah RK, Alotaibi M. 2018. A study of unethical practices in the construction industry and potential preventive measures Journal of Advanced College of Engineering and Management, 3 :55-77 >DOI

Shah R, McMann O, Borthwick F. 2017. Challenges and prospects of applying asset management principles to highway maintenance: A case study of the UK Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 97 :231-243 >DOI

Shah RK. 2016. An exploration of causes for delay and cost overrun in construction projects: a case study of Australia, Malaysia and Ghana Journal of Advanced College of Engineering and Management, 2 :41-55

Shah RK, Edwards J. 2016. Investigation of health and safety impact from the ‘Site BIM’ tools in the live construction sites Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, 6 :1-7 >DOI

Shah RK. 2015. Earthwork planning and visualisation of time-location information in road construction projects Journal of Advanced College of Engineering and Management,, 1 :75-84 >DOI

Shah R. 2014. A new approach for automation of location-based earthwork scheduling in road construction projects Automation in Construction, 43 :156-169 >DOI

Shah RK, Shebob A, Mhalas A. 2013. A Review of Customer Satisfaction Factors in Libyan Housing Projects Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, 3 :26-34 >DOI

Shah RK, Shebob A, Dawood N. 2012. A new methodology for analysing delay factors: a case study of building construction project in Libya Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, 2 :17-29 >DOI

Shah RK, Shebob A, Dawood N, Xu Q. 2012. Shebob A, Dawood N, Shah R K and Xu Q (2012): A comparative study of delay factors in Libyan and UK Construction Industry Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19 :688-712 >DOI

Shah R, Dawood N. 2011. An innovative approach for generation of a time location plan in road construction projects Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 29 :435-448 >DOI

Shah R, Dawood N, Castro S. 2008. Automatic generation of progress profiles for eathwork operations using 4D visualisation model Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 13 :491-506

Shah RK, Kraidi L, Matipa W, Borthwick F. Analysing the Critical Risk Factors associated with Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects in Iraq International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection,

Ugona CU, Ochieng E, Matipa W, Shah R. Strategies for Enhancing Strategic Project Management (SPM) application in the execution of Research and development projects in public Research Organisations: Case Nigeria World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development,

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Ugonna CU, Ochieng EG, Matipa WM, Shah R. 2017. Strategies for enhancing strategic project management in public research projects: Case Nigeria World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 13 :352-366 >DOI

Shah RK, Edwards J. 2016. A study of ‘Site BIM’ impact on health and safety in construction sites 16th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR)

Ugonna CU, Ochieng G, Mapita W, Shah RK. 2015. Strategic Project management (SPM): An empirical perspective on the practice in pubic organisation The 6th International conference on management, finance and Enterprise (ICMFE-2015)

Ugonna CU, Ochieng G, Mapita W, Shah RK. 2015. Strategic for enhancing the Application of strategic project Management (SPM) in Research Organisation: case of Nigeria International Conference on organisation and management (ICOM-2015).

Shah R, Walsh S, Ross A. 2014. Challenges and solutions for management of FRP usage in the UK rail sector Proceedings 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013, :123-134

Shah R, Walsh S, Ross A. 2013. Challenges and solutions for management of FRP usage in the UK rail sector Proceedings 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013, :123-134

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2013. Automatic generation and visualisation of location-based scheduling Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality

Shah RK, Walsh S, Ross A. 2013. Challenges, potential flaws and resolutions in implementing FRP in UK Rail infrastructure Procs 29th Annual ARCOM Conference, Annual ARCOM Conference :123-134

Shah RK. 2012. Automation of location-based earthwork scheduling: a case study of road construction project 14th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE),, International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), :1-8

Shah RK, Dawood N, Dean J, Castro S. 2011. Earthwork Scheduling and Optimisation in Road Construction Projects Annual research symposium and conference, Teesside university

Shah RK. 2010. Engineering Report on Science and Engineering students Experience on writing and math skills in DISSC

Shah RK. 2009. An Innovative Approach for Generation of Virtual Construction Model and Time Location Plan for Road Construction projects Dawood N, Dean J. CIB 26th W78, CIB 26th W78 International Conference on managing IT in Construction :577-585

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2009. Automatic Generation of Time Location Plan in Road Construction Projects 9th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR), CONVR 2009 :197-206

Shah RK, Dawood N, Castro S. 2009. A 4D planning tool: Automatic Generation of Progress and Cost Profiles using Variable Productivity Data in Earthwork Construction Proceeding of the CSCE 2009 Annual General Conference, CSCE 2009 Annual General Conference 3

Shah RK, Dawood N, Dean J, Castro S. 2009. A Virtual Construction Model of 4D planning in Road Project Procs 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, Annual ARCOM Conference

Shah RK. 2008. A Conceptual Framework of Simulation and Visualisation of Earthwork Construction Process in Road construction Projects ARCOM Workshop on ICT in Construction & Built Environment

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2008. A Framework of a Virtual Earthworks Activities Model (4D-ERCON) for Road Construction Projects Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR), CONVR 2008

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2008. Improving Communication of Scheduling Information of Earthworks using 4D Visualisation Model in Road Projects Proceedings of CIB 25th W78, CIB W78: International Conference on Improving the management of construction projects through IT adoption

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2007. Development of Visual Schedule Model (VSM) Framework for Road Construction International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2007. Development of Innovative Visualisation Model in Road Construction Proceedings of CIB 24th W78 International Conference on Bringing ITC Knowledge to Work,, CIB 24th W78 International Conference on Bringing ITC Knowledge to Work

Shah RK, Dawood N. 2007. An Innovative Approach for Improvement of Communications through Visual Schedule Model in Road Construction 7th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality, CONVR 2007 :216-223

Reports

Shah RK, Linda B. 2010. Engineering Report on Science and Engineering students Experience on writing and math skills in DISSC

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Programme/Support Team Awards- 2015, Awarding body: Learning and Teaching Academy, LJMU (£3K) for Building Modelling (BIM) Team for an innovative, creative and sector leading approach to the learning development of students studying in the school of the BUE, LJMU.

Conference organisation:

Conference name: 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality 30-31 October 2013, London, Position: Scientific Committee member, URL: http://www.convr2013.com/committees.html

Conference name: CONVR 2016 - The 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 12-13 December 2016, Hong Kong, Position: Scientific Committee Member, URL: http://www.convr2016.com/committees.html

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Public consultation and visual simulation of road and traffic planning in the housing development- a case of Middlehaven Regeneration project, Conference title: Managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improved project management and value generation, Place/location of conference: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: A Virtual Construction Model of 4D planning in Road Project, Conference title: ARCOM 25th International Conference- 2009, Nottingham, UK, Place/location of conference: Nottingham, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Automatic generation and visualisation of location-based scheduling, Conference title: 13th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR -2013),, Place/location of conference: London, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Challenges, potential flaws and resolutions in implementing FRP in UK Rail infrastructure, Conference title: ARCOM 29th InternationalCconference, Reading 2013, Place/location of conference: Reading, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Sustainable earthwork planning and optimisation tool: a case study in road construction project, Conference title: Implementation of intelligent building technologies for energy efficiency, Place/location of conference: Rabat, Moroco, Presentation type: Oral presentation

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Wolverhampton, UK, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: A framework for the deployment of traffic safety technologies in Abu Dhabi Highways

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: FHEA, Organisation: The Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

CEng, Nepal Engineering Council (NEC)

ICIOB, The Chartered Institute of Building

Other invited event:

Title of event: British Council Researcher Link Workshop: "Safe, Secure and Smart Infrastructures", Location: Islamabad, Description: Invited for keynote Speaker in the British Council Researcher Link Workshop "Safe, Secure and Smart Infrastructure" You can view Keynote Presentation in the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgNqILkFDQ8

Title of event: British Council Researcher Links’ Workshop: "Implementation of intelligent building technologies for energy efficiency", Location: Rabat – Morocco, Description: The Newton Fund Researcher Links workshop was held on 10-13 February 2015 in Rabat, Morocco and it was mainly focused on the topic “Implementation of intelligent building technologies for energy efficiency”. This workshop provided a unique opportunity to researchers from the UK and Morocco for sharing research expertise and networking. During the workshops, the researchers had the opportunity to present their research findings in the form of oral presentation and discussed this with established researchers from the UK and Morocco. The aim of the workshop was to focus on building up links for future collaborations and participants amongst the selected researchers on the basis of their research potential and ability to build longer term links.

Title of event: British Council Researcher Link Workshop:"Managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improved project management & value generation", Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil, Description: The Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop was held in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil from 16th to 20th May 2016.This workshop provided an opportunity to get together Brazilian and UK early career researchers to build capacity, contributing to innovative research on the issues of “managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improved project management and value generation”. The workshop assisted to stimulate long-term collaboration to tackle this critical challenge by sharing results of previous studies and devising a research roadmap. The workshop was mainly focused on the complexity of social urban redevelopment programmes and social housing provision. A research roadmap for the management of complex urban redevelopment programmes and for the evaluation of social housing projects was developed, setting out the major challenges and opportunities for improvement and better value creation for users. This included the needs of target communities, which today live in conditions below minimum standards. Also, the need for a framework to support the integration of programmes that are fragmented into different projects was discussed, including the considerations of how tools such as Building Information Modelling could be support for the visualisation of complex urban level data.

Title of event: Invited Public Lecture: Challenges and opportunity for sustainable construction after Earthquake in Nepal-2015, Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Description: Delivered as a guest lecture at the request from Nepal Engineering Council (NEC), Kathmandu, Nepal

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Keynote Presentation at British Council Researcher Link Workshop 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgNqILkFDQ8

Describe the Professional Activities: Session Chair at 13th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR), Oct.30-31, London, UK.

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: PGCert LTHE