Dr Sura Al-Maiyah
Lecturer in Urban Technology
Dr Sura Al-Maiyah has joined the University of Salford as a lecturer in urban technology at the School of the Built Environment in March 2016. Prior to her current position at Salford, Sura led the Masters Course in Sustainable Architecture at the School of Architecture, University of Portsmouth, worked in the research-based practice Short and Associates Architects in London and held a Research Associate position at the School of Built Environment, Ulster University.
Studio 3 (Arch L6)
Discipline Project 2 (ADT L5)
Multi-Disciplinary Project 2 (L5)
Performance Modelling & Integrated Design (Arch L5)
Recreating the City (Arch L6)
Sustainable Design & Construction (L6)
UG DRP Supervision
PG MSc Dissertations
Sura’s research interest is in daylighting design, visual and thermal performance of buildings, sustainable development of heritage sites and post occupancy evaluation. She has extensive experience in daylighting simulation modelling and assessing the visual performance of historic buildings and settlements and sense of comfort dating back to my doctoral research at Ulster University. She is the author of a number of journal papers and has presented several papers at seminars, workshops and international refereed conferences. Sura is a member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), the International Council on Monuments & Sites UK (ICOMOS), and a reviewer for the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA), the UK programme, the CIBSE Technical Symposium and fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Qualifications and Memberships
- PhD, University of Ulster, Thesis title: Daylighting and Sustainability of Place in Cultural Built Heritage Contexts,
- Lighting Diploma, The Society of Light & Lighting (SLL), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), London,
- Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Portsmouth,
- Postgraduate Certificate, Kent Institute of Art and Design (KIAD), University of Kent at Canterbury,
- MSc in Technology of Architecture, University of Technology, Baghdad
- BSc in Arch
- Establishing Member of the ICOMOS-UK Digital Technology Committee (2014- Present)
- Follow of the Higher Education Academy (2011-Precent).
- Grant Application Referee for the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA), Iraq Fellowship Programme, London South Bank University (2010 -Present).
- Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) (2005-Present).
- Member of the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) (2005-Present).
- Almaiyah Sura and Elkadi H (2011) Assessing daylighting performance of a traditional residential neighbourhood in historical Cairo In: , eds. Le patrimoine, moteur de développement: actes du syposium de la XVIIÈME Assemblee Generale de l’ICOMOS organisée par ICOMOS France, du 27 novembre au 2 décembre 2011 Maison de l’UNESCO, Paris = Heritage, a driver of development: proceedings of the 17TH IC ICOSMOS, pp. 1115-1122 ISBN
International conferences and journal papers
- Al-Maiyah S, Martinson D B and Elkadi H (2016) The Maturation of a Low-Impact Building: Post Occupancy Evaluation of Daylighting and the Thermal Environment Over 2 Year, PLEA Conference Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
- Sani A, Martinson D B and Al-Maiyah S (2016) Pilot Assessment of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) of Learning Environments in Bayero University, Kano, PLEA Conference Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, Los Angeles, USA, July 11-13, 2016.
- Al-Maiyah S and Elkadi, H (2015) Accentuating Heritage Values with Daylight, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) journal Engineering History and Heritage.
- Al-Maiyah S, Martinson B and Elkadi H (2015) Post Occupancy Evaluation of Daylighting and the Thermal Environment in Education Building, 31th International PLEA Conference Architecture in (R)evolution, Bologna, Italy, 09-11 September 2015.
- Abdulkareem, M, Almaiyah, S. and Cook, M (2015) Occupant comfort in mid-rise residential buildings in Abuja, Nigeria: the trade-off between thermal and visual performance, the fifth CIBSE Technical Symposium, London April 16th-17th 2015.
- Almaiyah, S, Elkadi, H and Aygen Z (2014), Turkish D-Light: Accentuating Heritage Values with Daylight, the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Symposium, Florence, Italy, 9th -13th November 2014.
- Almaiyah, S. and Elkadi, H. (2013) Assessing the use of advanced daylight modelling tools in enhancing the student learning experience, the 7th International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2013), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 16-18 December 2013.
- Almaiyah, S, Elkadi, H. and Aygen, Z. (2013) Modelling Daylight for Preserving Identity: Simulation of daylight levels for successful intervention in historic buildings. The 29th International Conference PLEA 2013 on Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future, Munich, Germany, 10 -12 September 2013.
- Almaiyah, S., and Elkadi, H. (2012) Study on the Visual Performance of a Traditional Residential Neighbourhood in Old Cairo, Journal of Urban Technology, 19 (4). pp. 59-86.
- Almaiyah ,S and Elkadi, H.(2011) Assessing Daylighting Performance of a Traditional Residential Neighbourhood in Historical Cairo, The 17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium: Heritage: a driver of development, Paris, France, 27th November – 2nd December 2011 (Online publications).
- Almaiyah, S., Elkadi, H. and Cook, M. (2011) Study on the visual performance of a vernacular dwelling in Egypt, Built and Natural Environment Research Papers (BNERP): a special issue includes a selection of papers from The First International Conference on Sustainability and the Future, 4, pp 1-148.
- Al-Maiyah, S., Elkadi, H. and Malcolm, C. (2010), Study on the Visual Performance of a Vernacular dwelling in Egypt, in the First International Conference on Sustainability and the Future (FICS2010), The British University in Egypt, Egypt, Cairo, 23rd - 25th November.
- Short, A., Cook, M., Cropper, P., and Al-Maiyah, S. (2010), Low energy refurbishment strategy for health buildings of the recent past, Journal of Building Performance Simulation, pp.1–20.
- Al-Maiyah, S. and Short, A. (2009) Sustainability and low-energy hospital design in Great Britain, in Proceedings of the “Nordic conference about future hospital buildings – milliards of investment and as much care for the money as possible”, Stockholm, Sweden, 2nd -3rd December (Key speaker).
- Elkadi, H. and Al-Maiyah, S. (2009) Daylight for sustainable development of historic sites in Proceedings of the 43rd ANZAScA Conference, Performative Ecologies in the Built Environment: Sustainability Research Across Disciplines, University of Tasmania, Australia, 25th – 27th November.
- Short, A. and Al-Maiyah, S. (2009) Design strategy for low energy ventilation and cooling of health buildings, Building Research and Information, 37(3), pp.264-292.
- Al-Maiyah, S. and Short, A. (2008) Design Strategy for Low Energy Ventilation and Cooling of Health Buildings, in Proceedings of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) Regional Conference, “Making A Difference”, Northern Ireland (Key speaker).
- Al-Maiyah, S. and H. Elkadi (2007) The role of Daylight in Preserving Identities in Heritage Context, Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 11(7), pp.1544-1557.
- H. Elkadi and Al-Maiyah, S. (2007) Daylight for Strategic Intervention in Historic Towns: The Case of Edinburgh and Cairo, Journal of Urban Technology, 14 (3), pp.83-102.