Dr Ali Rostami

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Ali is a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. He is a full member of APM – the Chartered body for the project profession, and a chartered Civil Engineer. Before coming to LJMU, he held a Lecturer position in Built Environment in the School of Computing and Engineering at the University of West London, and a senior researcher position in Project Risk Management at the University of Wolverhampton. During his PhD studies, he was a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University in Risk Management.

Prior to his academic career, he has worked for almost 10 years as a project manager in the oil, gas and petrochemical construction industry in the Middle East. He was responsible for the project management of various large-scale international projects. During his professional career, he covered the whole life cycle of projects from the initial feasibility study to the final handover and implementation.

Ali has registered a light composite ceiling invention for steel and concrete structures for areas prone to earthquake with 20 years’ patent. He developed a risk management framework for small and medium-sized companies in the construction industry in the UK, and contributed in the RIMACON (Risk Management Software System for SMEs in the Construction Industry) project. He has published a wide range of papers in international refereed conferences and journals and is also a referee for a number of these including “Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management”, “Management, Procurement and Law”, and “International Project Management”.

His research activities mainly focus on Project Risk Management and Building Information Modelling (BIM). His most recent research study assesses the contributions of risk management on the BIM process (7D BIM).



Academic appointments

Lecturer, Built Environment, University of West London (UWL), 2016 - 2017
Senior Researcher, University of Wolverhampton, 2014 - 2016
Lecturer/Researcher, Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, 2012 - 2014

Journal article

Abbasi MH, Abdullah B, Ahmad MW, Rostami A, Cullen J. 2021. Heat transition in the European building sector: Overview of the heat decarbonisation practices through heat pump technology Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 48 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Mittal YK, Paul VK, Rostami A, Riley M, Sawhney A. 2020. Delay factors in construction of healthcare infrastructure projects: a comparison amongst developing countries Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 21 :649-661 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Keenan M, Rostami A. 2019. The impact of quality management systems on construction performance in the North West of England International Journal of Construction Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Rostami A, Oduoza CF. 2017. Key risks in construction projects in Italy: contractors' perspective ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT, 24 :451-462 DOI Author Url

Rostami A. 2016. Tools and Techniques in Risk Identification: A Research within SMEs in the UK Construction Industry Universal Journal of Management, 4 :203-210 DOI

Rostami A, Sommerville J, Wong IL, Lee C. 2015. Risk management implementation in small and medium enterprises in the UK construction industry ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL MANAGEMENT, 22 :91-107 DOI Author Url

Conference publication

Rostami A, Khodadadyan A, Sommerville J, Wong IL. 2015. Training provisions for risk management in smes in the UK construction industry Proceedings of the 31st Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2015, :175-184

Rostami A, Sommerville J, Wong IL, Lee C. 2014. Using appropriate tools and techniques for risk identification in UK construction's SMEs Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014, :1389-1398

Khodadadyan A, Rostami A. Contributions of Risk Management on SMEs’ Competitiveness in the UK Construction Industry COBRA Conference