Dr Raj Shah

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

I am a senior lecturer in Construction Project Management and Civil Engineering at the Department of Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, LJMU. I have more than ten years of professional experience as a project and planning manager in the construction industry particularly in oversees construction projects in Nepal, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. I have twelve years of academic experience particularly in research and teaching within academic environment. Prior to join LJMU, I worked as a researcher/lecturer in Teesside University. Currently I am teaching as a module leader from level 5 to level 7 in the construction and project management programme and also working as external examiner at Wolverhampton University. I have also supervised undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD student’s dissertations. I have successfully examined PhD students as an external examiner and supervised three PhD students successfully. Currently I am supervising 4 PhD students including 2 as DoS and 2 as non-Dos..

Moreover, I have delivered a couple of guest lectures and key note presentation at the national and international conferences and workshops in Morocco, Brazil, Hong Kong, Pakistan and Nepal. I have engaged as a peer reviewer in Journals such as AIC, ECAM, CME, JCEPM, IJCM, CJCE and IJPM and conferences like CONVR, ARCOM and CIB W78. I have an excellent track record of research in aspects of construction project management such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and 4DBIM for construction scheduling , Project management including production planning and scheduling information visualisation and controlling, Risk management; 4DBIM for Infrastructure and Asset management, Earthwork simulation and resource optimisation. Sustainability and Lean construction. I have published more than 51 papers in the reputed Journals and internal conference proceedings. I have also generated research income of £82K out of total successful bids of £502K from the research grant, consultancy and enterprise.


Professional Membership:

1. Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB),
2. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
3. Certified Civil Engineer(CEng) from Nepal Engineering Council (NEC),

PhD Supervision:

1. PhD student - 2 as Project Lead/Directory of Study (DoS) .
2. PhD student - 3 as (non- DoS) .

PhD External Examiner:

1. I have successfully examined a PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton, 2016, Research Title: "A framework for the deployment of traffic safety technologies in Abu Dhabi Highways" .
2. I have successfully examined a PhD candidate at the Salford University, 2018. Research Title: "Developing A BIM-Enabled Platform to design and manage Building-Integrated Agriculture Facility".
3. I have also successfully examined a PhD candidate at the University of Wolverhampton, 2019. Research Title: "Embedding Sustainable Strategies for Competitive Advantages in the UAE Sports Sector"

External Examiner at University of Wolverhampton.

Sep 2018- Present: External Examiner for Level 6 and Level 7 for Civil Engineering Programme at School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, UK.


National and International Recognition of Scholarly Activities

1. Invited for Keynote presentation for “International conference on Civil, Architecture and Marine Engineering, Osaka, Japan 22-23 April 2019. I also delivered a guest lecture on “Earthwork Scheduling and Visualisation” at Miyagi University, Japan
2. Invited for Keynote Presentation at UK-Pak International Workshop on Utilisation of VR Technology in Sustainable Urban Planning, Feb 2018. Follow link for video:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgNqILkFDQ8
3. Invited for the Keynote presentation at an international workshop funded by Newton Researchers link workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan, 14-16 Feb 2018.
4. Invited for the presentation at an international workshop funded by Newton Researchers link workshop in Porto Alegre, Brazil, 16-20 May 2016.
5. Invited for the presentation in an International workshop funded by Newton Researchers link workshop in Morocco, 10-13 Feb, 2015.
6. Delivered an invited Public lecture on “Challenges and Opportunity for Sustainable Construction after Earthquake in Nepal”, 2015 at central office of Nepal Engineering Association, Nepal.
7) Delivered an invited Guest Lecture on "Quality Management in Construction Projects in Nepal” at Hillside College of Engineering, Kathmandu, 2018


Paper Presentation at International and National Conferences and workshops

1. International conference on Civil, Architecture and Marine Engineering, Osaka, Japan, 2020
2. ASC-2019 conferences in Denver, Colorado, USA 2019
3. CONVR conference in London 2013 and Hong Kong 2016.
4. ARCOM conferences in Nottingham 2009 & Reading 2013.
5. Researchers link International workshops in Rabat Morocco, 2015; Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2016 and Islamabad, 2018.


Contribution on Society, Culture, Policy and External Engagement

1) International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR) in London 2013 and Hong Kong 2016.
2) 55th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference (ASC 2019) in Denver, Colorado, USA

External appointment for Professional Activities

1) I have been appointed as an Editorial Board Member in the Journal of Construction Research since 2018, which is main Journal in the construction research areas.
2) I am actively involved as a peer reviewer in the International Journals. For example, Automation in Construction (AIC), Engineering Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM), Construction Management and Economics (CME), International Journal of Management Science and Engineering (IJMSE), International Journal of Construction Management (IJCM), Journal of Infrastructure System (IJIS), and Journal of Energy (JE).
3) I am working as a reviewer in the National and International Conferences; Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR), Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Annual Associated School of Construction International Conference (ASC), and International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI).
4) I have been appointed as a member in the Scientific Committee of the International Conferences in CONVR and ICCBEI.



Degrees

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

Academic appointments

External Examiner, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, 2018 - present
Senior Lecturer in Construction and Project Management, Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present
Researcher/Lecturer, CCIR, School of Science and Engineering, Teesside University, 2006 - 2012

Journal article

Kraidi L, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2020. Using stakeholders’ judgement and fuzzy logic theory to analyze the risk influencing factors in oil and gas pipeline projects: Case study in Iraq, Stage II International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 28 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kraidi L, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2019. Analyzing Stakeholders' Perceptions of the Critical Risk Factors in Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects Periodica Polytechnica Architecture, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shah RK, Kraidi L, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2019. Analysing the Critical Risk Factors associated with Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects in Iraq International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 24 :14-22 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Shah R, Alqarni M. 2018. An Investigation of Health and Safety issues at Highway Construction sites in developing countries Journal of Advanced College of Engineering and Management, 4 :83-93 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shah RK, Barkas L. 2018. Analysing the impact of e-learning technology on students’ engagement, attendance and performance Research in Learning Technology, 26 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ugona CU, Ochieng E, Matipa W, Shah R. 2018. Strategies for enhancing strategic project management in public research projects: case Nigeria World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (WRSTSD), 13 :352-366 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

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

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 Public Url

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 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 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 Publisher Url

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

Shah R, Kraidi L, Matipa W, Borthwick F. Using stakeholders’ Judgement and Fuzzy Logic Theory to Analyze the Risk Influencing Factors in Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects: Case Study in Iraq International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection – Elsevier, DOI Author Url Public Url

Conference publication

Shah R, Tomii T, Makanae K. 2019. Application and Analysis of System Architecture Model for Construction Project Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI), 4th International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics (ICCBEI, 2019) :411-417 Publisher Url

Shah R, Kraidi L, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2019. Application of Fuzzy Logic Theory on Risk Assessment in Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects. 55th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, 55th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference :363-370 Publisher Url Public Url

Kraidi L, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F, Hashim K. 2019. Development of Risk Optimisation Model for Oil and Gas Transportation Pipeline Routes IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, The International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET) 584 :1-8 DOI Public Url

Kraidi L, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2018. An analysis of the critical risk factors in oil and gas pipeline projects using a comprehensive risk management framework Association of Researchers in Construction Management 34th (ARCOM 4th) Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Kraidi LAK, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2018. Analyzing the Critical Risk Factors in Oil and Gas Pipelines Projects Regarding the Perceptions of the Stakeholders Skibniewski MJ, Hajdu M. CCC 2018 - Proceedings, Creative Construction Conference 2018 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kraidi L, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2018. The Development of a Questionnaire Survey to Investigate the Critical Risk Factors in Oil and Gas Pipelines Projects Skibniewski MJ, Hajdu M. CCC 2018 - Proceedings, Creative Construction Conference 2018 CCC 2018 :663-670 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kraidi L, Shah R, Matipa W, Borthwick F. 2017. Analysing the Critical Risk Factors of Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects in Iraq Pinnington A, Taleb H. The 3rd BUiD Doctoral Research Conference 2017 Proceedings, The3rd BUiD Doctoral Research Conference :133-148 Publisher Url Public Url

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) :306-317 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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). Public Url

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) Public Url

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 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 Public Url

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 Public Url

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

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. 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 Public Url

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. 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 Public Url

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 R, Kraidi L, Matipa W, Borthwick F. Application of Fuzzy Based Model to Manage the Critical Risk Factors in Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects ICIDM 2018 – 5th International Conference on Interactive Digital Media Public Url

Shah R, Mapita W, Temitope S-O, Marsh D. Modelling Construction Management Processes in a Digital Built Environment

Shah R, Kraidi L, Matipa W, Borthwick F. Analyzing the Critical Risk Factors in Oil and Gas Pipelines Projects Regarding the Perceptions of the Stakeholders Skibniewski MJ, Hajdu M. Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference (2018), Creative Construction Conference 2018, CCC 2018 :304-311 DOI Author Url

Report

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

Highlighted activities

Other invited event:

British Council Researcher Link Workshop: "Safe, Secure and Smart Infrastructures", Islamabad, 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. 2018

Professional activities

Editorial boards:

The Journal of Construction Research, Editorial Board Member, https://ojs.bilpublishing.com/index.php/jcr-b/about/editorialTeam. 2019

Membership of professional bodies:

MCIOB, The Chartered Institute of Building. 2019

CEng, Nepal Engineering Council (NEC). 2000

Other invited event:

British Council Researcher Link Workshop: "Safe, Secure and Smart Infrastructures", Islamabad, 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. 2018

British Council Researcher Link Workshop:"Managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improved project management & value generation", Porto Alegre, Brazil, 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.. 2016

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

British Council Researcher Links’ Workshop: "Implementation of intelligent building technologies for energy efficiency", Rabat – Morocco, 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.. 2015

Conference organisation:

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

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

Conference presentation:

Public consultation and visual simulation of road and traffic planning in the housing development- a case of Middlehaven Regeneration project, Managing complex social housing urban redevelopment through improved project management and value generation, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Oral presentation. 2016

Sustainable earthwork planning and optimisation tool: a case study in road construction project, Implementation of intelligent building technologies for energy efficiency, Rabat, Moroco, Oral presentation. 2015

Automatic generation and visualisation of location-based scheduling, 13th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR -2013),, London, UK, Oral presentation. 2013

Challenges, potential flaws and resolutions in implementing FRP in UK Rail infrastructure, ARCOM 29th InternationalCconference, Reading 2013, Reading, UK, Oral presentation. 2013

A Virtual Construction Model of 4D planning in Road Project, ARCOM 25th International Conference- 2009, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham, UK, Oral presentation. 2009

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Wolverhampton, UK, PhD, A framework for the deployment of traffic safety technologies in Abu Dhabi Highways. 2016

Award:

Programme/Support Team Awards (£3K), 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.. 2015

Science and Technology Award (£2K), Blue Print Business competition in Newcastle. 2008

Teaching qualification:

PGCert LTHE. 2014

Fellowships:

FHEA, The Higher Education Academy. 2014

Other Professional Activity:

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

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

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