Mr Fahim Ullah
Casual Academic

Mr Fahim Ullah

Degree                                                                              University      Outcome                                                                              Years

PhD (Built Environment)                                               UNSW                12 Publications, Outstanding Researcher                     2017 – March 2021

                        of the year, Two Best Paper Awards                 

Masters by Research (CPM)                                          NUST                 Presidential Gold Medal Award, High Distinction,   2013 – 2015

                        4 Publications, High Achievers Award                

UG Civil Engineering (CPM)                                          NUST                 Distinction, Gold Medal Nominee                                 2009 – 2013

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

→ Casual Lecturer at the School of Built Environment, University of New South Wales Sydney

→ Casual Academic Tutor, Teaching and Research Assistant, and Ph.D. Scholar at the University of New South Wales Sydney.

→ Lead Lecturer, Course Convener, and Associate Lecturer at the University of Sydney.

→ Former Lecturer at National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad Pakistan.

→ Former Assistant Manager Project Planning at Bin Nadeem Associates/FWO, Pakistan.

→ Former Planning Engineer and Malik Abdul Hanan and Sons, Pakistan.

Location
PhD Research Lab, Level 6, School of Built Environment, Red Centre West Wing, UNSW 2052 Kensington, Sydney Australia

  • Awards                                                                                                                                                                                               Year

  • Outstanding Research Student Award by ARC Post Graduate Council UNSW Sydney                                                        2018
  • Best Student Paper Award at AUBEA 2018 conference                                                                                                             2018
  • Name Carved at NUST Wall of Honour due to exceptional research performance                                                             2018
  • Presidential GOLD MEDAL Receiver for highest GPA in Master of Construction Management                                       2017
  • Chairman’s best paper of the conference award (Joint) in ICEC 2017 Dec 1-2 Karachi Pakistan                                    2017
  • HIGH ACHIEVERS AWARD for Academic excellence in Master by Research                                                                       2015
  • Nominated for RECTOR’S GOLD MEDAL for UG final year project on INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS TECHNOLOGY     2013
  • Funding, Scholarships & Research Grants                                                                                                                           Year

  • HDR Completion Scholarship UNSW Built Environment                                                                                                        2021

  • The Wightman Bequest Ph.D. Top-Up Scholarship Winner UNSW Built Environment                                                     2018
  • UNSW Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) for Ph.D.                                                                                                                         2017
  • Higher Education Commission Pakistan UESTP Scholarship for Ph.D.                                                                                 2017

Current:

  1. Technology Adoption in Construction, Real Estate & Property Management
  2. Smart City Management: Applications of Disruptive Technologies

Previous:

  1. Improving the Concession Period of Public-Private Partnership Projects in Infrastructure Construction Projects
  2. Implementing Six Sigma Technique for Improving Construction Quality

Published Articles

  1. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S., Thaheem, M. J., Wang, C. & Imran, M. (2021). It’s all about Perceptions: A DEMATEL approach to exploring user perceptions of real estate online platforms. Ain Shams Engineering Journal
  2. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S., & Thaheem, M. J. (2021). Barriers to the digitalization and innovation of Australian Smart Real Estate: A managerial perspective on the technology non-adoption. Environmental Technology & Innovation. 22, 101527. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2021.101527
  3. Ullah, F., Al-Turjman, F., Qayyum, S., Inam, H. & Imran,M. (2021). Advertising through UAVs: An optimized path system for delivering smart real estate advertisement materials. International Journal of Intelligent Systems.  10.1002/int.22422
  4. Ullah, F., Qayyum, S., Al-Turjman, F., & Thaheem, M.J. (2021). Risk management in sustainable smart cities governance: A TOE framework. Technological Forecasting & Social Change.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.120743
  5. Ullah, F., & Al-Turjman, F. (2021). A conceptual framework for blockchain smart contract adoption to manage real estate deals in smart cities. Neural Computing and Applications. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-021-05800-6
  6. Qadir, Z., Ullah, F., Munawar, H.S., & Al-Turjman, F., (2021). Addressing disasters in smart cities through UAVs path planning and 5G communications: A systematic review. Computer Communications.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2021.01.003
  7. Azeem, M., Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Qayyum, S. (2020). Competitiveness in the construction industry: A contractor’s perspective on barriers to improving the construction industry performance. Journal of Construction Engineering, Management and Innovation, 3(3), 193-219. https://doi.org/10.31462/jcemi.2020.03193219 
  8. Ullah, F., Sepasgozer, S., Tahmasebinia, F., Sepasgozar, S. M. E., & Davis, S. (2020). Examining the impact of students’ attendance, sketching, visualization, and tutors experience on students’ performance: a case of building structures course in construction management. Construction Economics and Building, 20(3).https://doi.org/10.5130/AJCEB.v20i3.7056
  9. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S.M.E. (2020). Key Factors Influencing Purchase or Rent Decisions in Smart Real Estate Investments: A System Dynamics Approach Using Online Forum Thread Data. Sustainability 12(11), 4382.  https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114382
  10. Low, S., Ullah, F., Shirowzhan, S., Sepasgozar, S. M., & Lee, C. L. (2020). Smart digital marketing capabilities for sustainable property development: A case of Malaysia. Sustainability, 12(13), 5402.https://doi.org/10.3390/su12135402
  11. Munawar, H. S., Qayyum, S., Ullah, F., & Sepasgozar, S. (2020). Big Data and Its Applications in Smart Real Estate and the Disaster Management Life Cycle: A Systematic Analysis. Big Data and Cognitive Computing, 4(2), 4. https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc4020004
  12. Ali Q., Thaheem, M.J., Ullah, F. & Sepasgozar, S. (2020). The performance gap in energy-efficient office buildings: How the occupants can help? Energies, 13(6), 1480. https://doi.org/10.3390/en13061480
  13. Ayub, B., Thaheem, M. J., & Ullah, F. (2019). Contingency Release During Project Execution: The Contractor’s Decision-Making Dilemma. Project Management Journal. 8756972819848250.https://doi.org/10.1177/8756972819848250
  14. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S., & Wang, C. (2018). A Systematic Review of Smart Real Estate Technology: Drivers of, and Barriers to, the Use of Digital Disruptive Technologies and Online Platforms. Sustainability, 10(9), 3142.https://doi.org/10.3390/su10093142
  15. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., Sepasgozar, S. M., & Forcada, N. (2018). System Dynamics Model to Determine Concession Period of PPP Infrastructure Projects: Overarching Effects of Critical Success Factors. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 10(4), 04518022.https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000280
  16. Ullah, F., & Thaheem, M. J. (2018). Concession period of public private partnership projects: industry–academia gap analysis. International Journal of Construction Management, 18(5), 418-429. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2017.1333400
  17. Hasnain, M., Thaheem, M. J., & Ullah, F. (2018). Best value contractor selection in road construction projects: ANP-based decision support system. International Journal of Civil Engineering, 16(6), 695-714.https://doi.org/10.1007/s40999-017-0199-2
  18. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., Siddiqui, S. Q., & Khurshid, M. B. (2017). Influence of Six Sigma on Project Success in Construction Industry of Pakistan. TQM Journal. 29(2), 276 – 309.https://doi.org/10.1108/TQM-11-2015-0136
  19. Shabbar, H., Ullah, F., Ayub, B., Thaheem, M. J., & Gabriel, H. F. (2017). Empirical Evidence of Extension of Time in Construction Projects. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 9(3), 04517008. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000217
  20. Sheikh, N. A., Ullah, F., Ayub, B., & Thaheem, M. J. (2017). Labor Productivity Assessment Using Activity Analysis on Semi High-Rise Building Projects in Pakistan. Engineering Journal, 21(4), 273-286. https://doi.org/10.4186/ej.2017.21.4.273
  21. Ullah, F., Ayub, B., Siddiqui, S. Q., & Thaheem, M. J. (2016). A review of Public-Private Partnership: Critical Factors of Concession Period. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 21(3), 269-300. https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-02-2016-0011
  22. Siddiqui, S. Q., Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Gabriel, H. F. (2016). Six Sigma in construction: a review of critical success factors. International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 7(2), 171-186.https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLSS-11-2015-0045

Published Conference Papers

  1. Ullah, F., Shinetogtokh, T., Sepasgozar, S, & Ali, T.H. (2019). Investigation of the users’ interaction with online real estate platforms in Australia. In proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering, MUET, Pakistan (5th – 7th Dec 2019).
  2. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S, & Ali, T.H. (2019). Real Estate Stakeholders Technology Acceptance Model (RESTAM): User-focused Big9 Disruptive Technologies for Smart Real Estate Management. In proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering, MUET, Pakistan (5th – 7th Dec 2019).
  3. Munawar, H.S. Hammad, A., Ullah, F., & Ali, T.H. (2019). After the Flood: A Novel Application of Image Processing and Machine Learning for Post-Flood Disaster Management. In proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Civil Engineering, MUET, Pakistan (5th – 7th Dec 2019).
  4. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, SME. & Khan, M.R.A. (2018). Investigation of the Empirical Relation Between Student Sketching, Attendance and Performance in Construction Education, in AUBEA 2018 Conference Singapore. (Best Paper Award)
  5. Felli, F., Liu, C., Ullah, F. & Sepasgozar, SME (2018). Implementation of 360 videos and Mobile Laser Measurement technologies for immersive visualization of Real Estate & Properties, in AUBEA 2018 Conference Singapore.
  6. Hasnain, M., Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Sepasgozar, S. M. (2018). Prioritizing Best Value Contributing Factors for Contractor Selection: An AHP Approach. In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (pp. 1121-1131). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_99
  7. Maqsoom, A., Khan, M. U., Khan, M. T., Khan, S., & Ullah, F. (2018). Factors Influencing the Construction Time and Cost Overrun in Projects: Empirical Evidence from Pakistani Construction Industry. In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate (pp. 769-778). Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_69 
  8. Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, SME & Siddiqui, SQ (2017). An Investigation of Real Estate Technology Utilisation in Technologically Advanced Market place. In ICEC 2017, Dec 21-22, Karachi, Pakistan (Best Paper Award)
  9. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J. & Sepasgozar, S.M.E (2016).  SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIES: EVALUATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN PRACTICE in 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 12-13 December, Hong Kong.
  10. Ayub, B., Ullah, F., Sepasgozar, S.M.E. & Rasheed, F. (2016). Risks in EPC hydropower projects: A case of Pakistan. 8th International Civil Engineering Congress-(ICEC-2016), Karachi, Pakistan.

Published Book Chapters

  1. Ullah, F., & Sepasgozar, S (2019). A Study of Information Technology Adoption for Real-Estate Management: A System Dynamic Model. Innovative Production and Construction, World Scientific Singapore, May 2019, 469-486. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0027
  2. Mehmood, Y., Zahoor, H. & Ullah, F (2019). Economic efficiency analysis of Rawalpindi bypass project: a case study. Innovative Production and Construction, World Scientific Singapore, May 2019, 531-555. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0030
  3. Shirowzhan, S., Sepasgozar, S., Ullah, F. & Minhas, PS (2019). Implication of a construction labour tracking system for measuring labours productivity. Innovative Production and Construction, World Scientific Singapore, May 2019, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0001
  4. Ullah, F., Thaheem, M. J., & Umar, M. (2017). Chapter 6: Public-Private Partnerships in Pakistan: A nascent evolution. Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom.

  I have taught the following courses at the school of project management, the University of Sydney:

  • PMGT5887- Computer Applications in Project Management as Lead Lecturer during 2020 (S1 and S2).
  • PMGT5871- Project Process Planning and Control to postgraduate students as lead lecturer during 2020 (Intensive) and as associate lecturer in 2020 (S1 and S2) and 2019 (S2).
  • PMGT3856 - Sustainability and Knowledge Management to undergraduate students as an associate lecturer during 2020 (S1).

I have taught/currently teaching the following courses at UNSW (faculty of Built Environment and Civil Engineering):

  • CONS0009 - Construction Planning & Control as Guest Lecturer and Marker to Postgraduate from 2018 to 2021.
  • BLDG2023 – Construction Planning as Guest Lecturer and Marker to Undergraduate students from 2018 to 2021.
  • BLDG1022- Building Structures as Head Tutor and Marker to Undergraduate students from 2017 to 2020.
  • BLDG3021-Property Development as a Teaching Assistant and Marker to Undergraduate students during 2018-19.
  • CVEN 3101 – Engineering Operations and Control as Tutor to Undergraduate students during 2018.
  • CVEN 3501- Water Resource Engineering as Tutor to Undergraduate students during 2018.
  • CVEN 3303- Steel Structures as Tutor to Undergraduate students during 2018.

I have taught the following courses at the department of construction engineering and management at NUST:

  • CEM 805 - Safety Management in Construction to Postgraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CEM 807- Risk Management to Postgraduate students from 2015 to 2017.                
  • CE 181 - Civil Engineering Drawing to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 121 - Engineering Geology to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 324 - Soil Mechanics-II to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 372 - Quantity Surveying and Cost Estimation to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017
  • CE 371 - Construction Project Management to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CE 474 - Construction Project Scheduling to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • MGT 271-Entrepreneurship to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CE 476 - Construction Contracts Management to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.
  • CE-497Project-I, CE-498 Project-II, and CE-499 Project-III to Undergraduate students from 2015 to 2017.