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Tarek Hassan

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Dr Tarek Hassan is Professor of Construction Informatics in Loughborough University (UK) and Director of the European Union Research Group (EURG). Tarek’s first degree is in Civil Engineering, also an MSc in Civil Engineering and another MSc in Construction Management from Loughborough University with distinction. He was awarded his PhD from Loughborough in 1996. His academic experience is complemented by 10 years of industrial experience with several international construction companies as a site engineer, site manager and project manager. His areas of expertise include advanced construction information technology, ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) for energy efficiency, smart buildings, industrialised construction, collaborative engineering, Information Modelling, simulation, virtual enterprise business relationships, e-Business and legal aspects of ICT. Tarek has been involved in over 17 EU funded projects as Coordinator or partner under the ICT and NMP (Nano technologies, materials and production) programmes of FP4, FP5, FP6 and FP7. He’s got a wide network of European and International partners including Universities, ICT companies, construction organisations, research institutes, consultants, municipalities, etc. He raised research funding of 7 Million Euros and participated in projects of total value of 40 Million Euros. Tarek is engaged in several activities with the EC (European Commission) as an expert evaluator of proposals, expert reviewer of running projects and advising the EC on projects’ performance and strategic research agendas for future calls. He is a member of the ECTP (European Construction Technology Platform), with focus area on processes and ICT. He serves on various international panels for evaluation of proposals including the Academy of Finland and the National Research Foundation of Singapore, funding agents of Poland and Russia. He has been an invited key note speaker to several international conferences and sits on the editorial board of international journals. Tarek’s research breadth focused mainly advanced ICT to improve energy efficiency in buildings, and with considerable influence on the EC research agenda in identifying research priorities; in addition to researching into dynamic scheduling in construction, engineering higher education and gender aspects within engineering. Tarek’s research output has been reported in high quality journals, conferences and books chapters with a total of over 150 publications. Website:, e-mail:

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