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School of the Built Environment

Professor Hisham Elkadi

Dean of School

Biography

Professor Elkadi is currently hold the position of the Dean of School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom, a very successful and highly ranked school within the discipline. In the time he has been at Salford, Professor Elkadi demonstrated a capacity for strong and strategic leadership, relationship building and creating and implementing a model for Smart Urban Futures.  He has contributed to regeneration of a number of cities including Geelong, Australia, Rome, Belfast, Salford and Manchester.

Professor Elkadi has also driven change across the breadth of Higher Education, promoting innovative learning models.  Prior to his appointment at Salford, Professor Elkadi was the Head of School of Architecture & Building at Deakin University in Australia and the Chair of the University Academic Board, The Head of School of Architecture and Design in Belfast, and the Director of Architecture at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in UK.

Professor Elkadi acted as an invited external examiner at many Universities including Harvard GSD, the University of Toronto, Edinburgh, Newcastle (Australia), and many others. Hisham has been involved in outreach programmes with the local and international communities and initiated and led community based projects such as  ‘up the wall’ in interface locations in London Derry, as a founder member of World Association Towards the Protection of Cultural Heritage (WATCH) in Rome, VISION2 in Australia.

Hisham has a large number of publications (140+), 5 books, and graduated 25 Ph.D. students and attracted more than £1 million of external research grants. His recent projects include Geelong Urban Food Hub (2014), Victoria State Government ($108,000), Development of an Ecological Spine and WMC, Living Victoria Fund ($50,000), VISION II (2013), New Vision for the City of Geelong CBD, DPCD ($175,000), and Mapping Noise in Residential Areas of Melbourne (2012), Victoria ($50,000), Environmental Analysis of Public Buildings, (2010) City of White Horse (AUD$30K), Perception of Religious Architecture among Children (2009) AHRC, UK (50K), Realising Integrated Sustainable Communities in Deconstructed Interface Environments (2008), Peace Programme, EU and Community Relation Council, UK (£ 130,000), Understanding the Built Heritage in NI(2005), Art Council NI & CRC (£29,000), and Sustainable Development in a Diverse World (SUS.DIV), PF6 Network of Excellence, (Euro 4,900,000-share €250K). In 2014, he also collaborated with Sinan University on a research project on daylight performance in heritage sites in Istanbul and Bursa.

Teaching

Architecture Design, Urban Ecology

Research Interests

Urban Ecologies, Glass and daylighting studies in Architecture

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD (Liverpool)

Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Fellow of Australia Institute of Building

Member of Royal Institute of British Architects

Publications

2014-2018

Projects

Elkadi, H. (2018) Monitoring Object and Visitor Environments (MOVE), AHRC (£330,000) – under review
Elkadi, H. (2018) Camouflaged Metropoles: Developing smart communities across the Manchester Ship Canal, HEIFE (£14,000)
Elkadi, H. and Aziz, Z. (2018) Connecting to the smart cities - Developing a roadmap to explore big data analytical solutions to address Mekong Delta’s current challenges, Newton Fund, Collaboration with Can Tho University, Vietnam, British Council (£32,400)
Elkadi, H. (2014) The Geelong Food Hub feasibility study, Regional Development Victoria, Victorian State Government, ($108,000) TBC
Elkadi, H. (2014) Development of an Ecological Spine and WMC, Living Victoria Fund, Victorian State Government, ($50,000)

Articles

Abdulkareem, M and Elkadi, H (2018) From engineering to evolutionary, an overarching approach in identifying the resilience of urban design to flood, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, February 2018.
González A, Zotano M, Swan W, Bouillard P, Elkadi H. (2017) Maturity Matrix Assessment: evaluation of energy efficiency strategies in Brussels historic residential stock, Energy Procedia 111 (2017) 407 – 416, ScienceDirect, www.sciencedirect.com
Izadpanahi P, Elkadi H., and Tucker R (2017) Greenhouse effect: The relationship between sustainable design of schools and children’s environmental attitudes, Environmental Education Research, Vol 23, Issue 7, 901-918, Taylor & Francis
Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2015) Turkish D-light: Accentuating heritage values with daylight, Journal of Engineering History and Heritage, 168(4), pp. 137–138, Institution of Civil Engineering, UK.
Rajagopalan, P. and Elkadi, H. (2014) Energy Performance of Medium-sized Healthcare Buildings in Victoria, Australia: A Case Study, Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Volume 5 No 2, multi-science
Doheim, R., Nadjai, A., Yohanis, Y and Elkadi, H. (2014) The impact of atrium shape on natural smoke ventilation, Fire Safety Journal, 63 (2014) 9–16, Elsevier http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037971121300221X#

Refereed Conferences

Beatriz Perez Doncel, Aranzazu Galan Gonzalez and Hisham Elkadi (2018) Design and Inclusiveness in Restoring Cultural Built Heritage: 15th century Hospital in Velez-Malaga, the 3rd International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings, 16-18 May 2018, Granada, Spain
Gabr M., Elkadi H., and Biscaya S. (2017) Utilizing Innovative potentials On Campus outdoors: The case of the University of Salford, SIRW, 10-17 September 2017, Salford, UK
Bigolin Morgane, Elkadi Hisham (2017) Basis of a new Building Resilience Integrated Model, 7th International Conference on Building Resilience; Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction, ICBR2017, 27 – 29 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand
Elhassi A. and Elkadi H. (2017) Towards Socio-Cultural Sustainability in Desert Dwelling Design, SIRW, 10-17 September 2017, Salford, UK
Elkadi, H. (2017) Smart Cities in Context, invited Keynote speech, International Smart City Summit Forum, Shanghai, China, June 2017
Elkadi, H. (2017) Building Specifications for Smart Cities Future, Keynote speech, Building Specifiers Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2017
Elkadi, H. (2017) sponge cities, smart architecture and the need for energy saving in construction and building use to reduce climate, Wuhan China, March 2017
Doncel B., Galán González A., and Elkadi H (2017) Design and Inclusiveness in Restoring Cultural Built Heritage: 15th Hospital in Velez-Malaga, REHAB 17, REHAB 2017 - 3rd International Conference on¿Preservation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Historical Buildings and Structures, June 14-16, Guimarães, PORTUGAL
Elkadi, H. and Gray F. (2017) Neo Ekistics: Regional Cities Futures: Case Studies from UK and Australia, EcoCity World Summit, July 2017, Melbourne
Elkadi, H. and Todd, V. (2017) , Regenerating a city centre using a crowd-sourcing planning approach: a case study of the Vision 2 project in Geelong, Australia, EcoCity World Summit, July 2017, Melbourne
Roberts B, Hughes T, González A, Fitton R, Swana W, Elkadi H (2017) Comparison of Belgian and UK Building Performance Evaluation Tools when applied to the Salford Energy House, PLEA 2017, Edinburgh
Bigolin Morgane, Elkadi Hisham, and Silva Filho3Luiz Carlos P. (2017) Basis of a new Building Resilience Integrated Model for facility and conservation management under a holistic perspective, PICMET '17 Conference "Technology Management for Interconnected World", July 9 - 13, 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA
Galán González A., Bigolin, M. and Elkadi H (2017) Comparing the maturity of Risk Assessment in the UK and Brazil housing sector, World SBE, Hong Kong, 5-7 June 2017
Galán González A., Roberts B.I., Fitton R., Swan W., Elkadi H, Bouillard P. (2016), Understanding Our Heritage: Monitoring of energy and environmental performance of traditional terraced houses of Northern England, EECHB 2016, Energy Efficiency and Comfort of Historic Buildings, Brussels Jaberansari M. and Elkadi H. (2016) Influence of different atria types on energy efficiency and thermal comfort of square plan high-rise buildings in semi-arid climate, International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Economics, 16-18 August 2016, Edinburgh
González A., Roberts B.I., Fitton R., Swan W., Elkadi H., Bouillard P. (2016) Understanding Our Heritage: Monitoring of energy and environmental performance of traditional terraced houses of Northern England, EECHB 16, 19-21 October 2016, Brussels, Belgium
Elkadi, H., and Jaberansari M. (2016) Influence of different atria types on energy efficiency and thermal comfort of square plan high-rise buildings in semi-arid climate, International Conference on Energy, Environment, and Economics, 16-18 August 2016, Edinburgh, UK
Elkadi, H. (2016) Realising Urban Ecological Vision - Geelong VISION2, Australia, SBE16, 17-19 October 2016, Thessaloniki, Greece
Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2016) The Maturation of a Low-Impact Building: Post Occupancy Evaluation, has been accepted for presentation, PLEA 2016, 11–13 July, 2016, Los Angeles
Elkadi H. (2016) Transformative Ecological Approach to Mega Projects, Keynote speech, International Conference of Mega Projects, 2-4 May 2016, BUE, Cairo Egypt
Elkadi, H. (2015) EcoCities in Context, Keynote speech, Ecocity World Summit, Abu Dhabi, September 2015
Elkadi, H. (2015) Rethinking Ekistics: Transformative Approach to Ecological Challenges in Cities, Passive and Low Energy Association, Bologne, September 2015
Izadpanahi, P. and Elkadi, H. (2014) The Catalyst role of School Architecture in enhancing Children’s Environmental Behavior, Passive and Low Energy Association, Ahmed Abad, December 2014 (Best conference paper award)
Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2014) Turkish D-Light: Accentuating Heritage Values with Daylight, 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, Florence, November 2014
Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2014) Assessing the Use of Advanced Daylight Simulation Modelling Tools in Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience, The Arab Society of Computer Aided Architectural Design Conference (ASCAAD 2014), February, Jeddah
Izadpanahi, P. and Elkadi, H. (2014) The Catalyst role of School Architecture in enhancing Children’s Environmental Behavior, Passive and Low Energy Association, Ahmed Abad, December 2014 (Best conference paper award)
Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2014) Turkish D-Light: Accentuating Heritage Values with Daylight, 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, Florence, November 2014
Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2014) Assessing the Use of Advanced Daylight Simulation Modelling Tools in Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience, The Arab Society of Computer Aided Architectural Design Conference (ASCAAD 2014), February, Jeddah
Kenawy, I and Elkadi H. (2013) The impact of cultural and climatic background on thermal sensation votes, PLEA2013 - 29th Conference, Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future, Munich, Germany 10-12 September 2013

Ph.D. Supervision

Alston, Mark (2015- 2018) Biologically Inspired Translucent Material as an Energy System, The University of Salford, UK
Al-Hassi, Anwar (2015-2018 ) Development of Sustainable Contemporary Housing in Libya South-West, The University of Salford, UK
Jaberansari, Marveh (2014-2018 ) Atriums for Low Energy Tall Buildings in Tehran, The University of Salford, UK
Abdulkareem, Mohanad (2014-2018) The Resilience of Urban Form to Flood Hazard: Morphological approach in coping the natural threats, The University of Salford, UK
Moezzodin, Attieh (2014- ) Cultural Intervention for Regeneration of Cities: A Case Study of Media City, The University of Salford, UK
Jackson, Suzette (2013 - …) Development of Urban Agriculture in Australia’s Regional Cities, PT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia
Izadpanahi, Parisa (2011- 2015) The Impact of School Design on Environmental Awareness among Children , FT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia
Mudiyanselage, Wickramasena (2011- 2016) Importance of systems-based approach to assess urban development and management policies in order to ensure sustainable urban settlements. A case of Warnambool city, FT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia
Kenawy, Injy (2010 - 2013) Sustainable Design of Public Places, FT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia
Sun Siva, Jessica (2009 - 2013) Client Management During Initial Project Phase, FT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia
Madi, H. (2009 - 2014) Sustainable Housing design from the past into the future in Libya, FT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia
Salmi, Huda (2009 - 2014) Decision Support System for Conflict Resolution of Sustainable Urban Development, PT Ph.D. Deakin University, Australia