Dr. S. Shujaa Safdar (PhD Uni. Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)


With a diverse experience of more than sixteen (16) years, Dr. Shujaa is currently working as “Assistant Professor” in Department of Civil Engineering, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Pakistan since June 2017. The main area of teaching, at graduate and undergraduate level, include Estimation and Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, Construction Contracts, Sustainability in Construction Projects, Project Planning and Control, Advanced Construction Management, Advanced Project Management, Construction Safety Management etc. He is involved in different administrative roles at departmental level. Besides teaching and administration roles, he is also an active researcher with works published in well reputed journals and conferences including achievement of certain competition awards. He is founding member / current Director for BIM Centre of Excellence at CUST and certified Building Information Modeling (BIM) professional. During his PhD, he was part of research program sponsored by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia to develop a “SMART INTEGRATED LOW CARBON INFRASTRUCTURE MODEL” for sustainable development using BIM under “Sustainable Resources Mission Oriented Research (SUREMOR)”. Before joining UTP in Feb. 2013, he worked in National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) at the position of “Resident / Senior Engineer”. Key responsibilities included Contract Operation/Management (FIDIC), Construction Management, Project Management, Risk Management , Project Monitoring, Evaluation and Control, Contractual coordination, Claim Management, Dispute Resolution, Evaluation of Notices regarding Termination and Suspension of works, , Developing and Auditing Quality Control Plans, Chair Progress Review Meetings, Approval of IPCs, Verification and recommendation of Deviated Items, Variation orders, IPCs, Escalation claims etc.

PhD Civil Engineering Construction and Project Management Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia 2017
MSc Engineering Management Center of Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad ( Affiliated with University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Pakistan) 2012
B.Sc Civil Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan 2004
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2017
Resident Engineer / Senior Engineer National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK) Pvt. Ltd 2005 – 2017
Junior Engineer Civil Works Organization (CWO) 2004 – 2005
Director BIM Centre of Excellence (BIM CoE), CUST Since – 2018
Convener Industrial Outreach Committee, Department of Civil Engineering Since – 2019
Member Virtual Learning Environment ( VLE ) Monitoring Committee (COVID 19), CUST Since – 2020
Member Board of Faculty (BOF) Since – 2019
Member Board of Studies (BOS) Since – 2017
Member Environmental Committee, Directorate of Sustainability and Environment Since – 2020
Member Corporate Linkages Committee Since – 2019
Member Curriculum Review Committee ( Invited member, Subject specialist) Since – 2017
Member CE, Graduate Committee Since – 2018
Member Discipline Committee, Department of Civil Engineering Since – 2017
Co-Chair 1st Conference on Sustainability in Civil Engineering, August 01, 2019, CUST Pakistan 2019
Co-Chair 1st Conference on Sustainability in Civil Engineering, August 01, 2019, CUST Pakistan 2020
Convener Virtual Learning Environment ( VLE ) Committee, Department of Civil Engineering Since – 2020
Principal Coordinator Internships, Laboratories, Volunteers in Society (VIS) Since – 2020
Departmental Coordinator Industrial Liaison Since – 2018
Departmental Coordinator Internships 2017 – 2020
Departmental Coordinator Laboratories 2017 – 2020
Departmental Coordinator Survey Camp 2017 – 2019
Departmental Coordinator Counseling 2017 – 2019
Departmental Coordinator Volunteers in Society (VIS) 2018 – 2020
Professional Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
1. Performance Award – NESPAK for work performance during the year 2006-2007.
2. Performance Award – NESPAK for work performance during the year 2009-2010.
3. Performance Award – NESPAK for work performance during the year 2011-2012.
4. Performance Award – NESPAK for work performance during the year 2012-2013.
5. Graduate Assistance ship Award (GA), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Malaysia, 2013.
6. Best Presenter PG Research Award, Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 33) UTP Malaysia, 2014.
7. Bronze Medal Award, Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 34) UTP Malaysia, 2014.
8. Bronze Medal Award, International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX) Malaysia, 2015.
9. Prominent Publication Award, 2017 Faculty of Engineering , UTP Malaysia.


  • Prospects of a Sustainable EOL-Carbon Footprint Assessment of a Tropical Housing Habitat. Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil, Offshore and Environmental Engineering. Springer, Singapore, 2021
  • Carbon footprint reduction in building construction by less usage of ore-based materials. Paper presented at the Advances in Civil, Architectural, Structural and Constructional Engineering: Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil, Architectural, Structural and Constructional Engineering, Dong-A University, Busan, South Korea, August 21-23, 2015.
  • Embodied Carbon Potential of Conventional Construction Materials Used in Typical Malaysian Single Storey Low Cost House Using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Advanced Materials Research, 2014, pp. 242-246.
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
1. MS Assessment of Potential Effects of CPEC on Development of Pakistan’s Construction Industry
2. MS Development of Economic Risk Factor Matrix for project Construction
3. MS Impact Assessment of a Housing Scheme Considering Environmental Aspect of Sustainability
4. MS Energy Optimization of a Residential High Rise Building using BIM for Sustainability
5. MS Comparative Analysis of Green Building Rating Systems for Sustainability Assessment of a Residential Building
6. MS Health and Safety Framework Using Analytic Hierarchy Process for Building Construction Projects in Pakistan
7. MS Development of Causal Relationship of Cost and Transformation of a Conventional Commercial Building to Net Zero Energy Building
1. Relational pre-impact assessment of conventional housing features and carbon footprint for achieving sustainable built environment – Environment, Development and Sustainability (Impact Factor = 3.219)
2. Strategies to adopt Building information modeling (BIM) in sustainable building projects- A Case of Malaysia – Buildings ( Impact Factor = 2.648)
3. BIM-Based Research Framework for Sustainable Building Projects: A Strategy for Mitigating BIM Implementation Barriers – Applied Sciences ( Impact Factor = 2.679)
4. Operational carbon footprint prediction model for conventional tropical housing: A Malaysian prospective – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (Impact factor = 2.860).
5. Recurrent carbon footprint assessment and forecasting for conventional housing in tropical regions: A Malaysian case study. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, (Impact factor = 2.431).
6. A multivariable regression tool for embodied carbon footprint prediction in housing habitat. Habitat International, 53, 292-300, (Impact factor = 5.369).
7. Carbon footprint assessment of a typical low rise office building in Malaysia using building information modeling (BIM). International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development (X- Category).
8. Soil Improvement using Waste Marble Dust for Sustainable Development. Civil Engineering Journal (Y- Category)
9. 4D BIM Application in AEC Industry: Impact on Integrated Project Delivery. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology ( Y – Category).
10. Minimization of embodied carbon footprint from housing sector of Malaysia. Vol. 45. Chemical Engineering Transactions ( Y-Category)
11. Reduction of Embodied CO2 Emissions from Conventional Single Storey House in Malaysia by Recycled Materials using Building Information Modeling (BIM). Advances in Environmental Biology ( Y- Category)
12. BIM Based Energy Optimization – Case Study of High-Rise Building in Pakistan , Journal of Sustainability Perspective
13. Low-Carbon Buildings: Renewable Energy Systems, Materials and Assessment Methods, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
14. Time Extension Factors in Construction Industry of Pakistan – Proceedia Engineering.
15. Embodied Carbon of Buildings: Tools, Methods and Strategies – Applied Mechanics and Materials.
16. Challenges for Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Malaysian Construction Industry – Applied Mechanics and Materials.
17. Prospects of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Malaysian Construction Industry as Conflict Management Tool – Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy.
1. Energy Performance Analysis of a Multi-Story Building Using Building Information Modeling (BIM), The 7th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings, 24-26 August 2021, Malaysia.
2. Green Rating Assessment of a Residential Building in Pakistan Using LEED’s, 4th ASIA International Multidisciplinary Conference (AIMC2020)
3. Appraisal of Stone Processing Industry Wastage as an Admixture for Soil Improvement, 3rd Pak-Turk International Conference on Emerging Technologies in the field of Sciences and Engineering 14-16, April 2020
4. BIM-Enabled Energy Analysis for Sustainability: A Case Study of High-Rise Building – 2nd International Conference on Green Energy, May 07-08, 2020 Zagreb, Croatia.
5. Sustainability Assessment of a House by using LEED and BREEAM- 11th International Civil Engineering Conference (ICEC-2020) “Integrating Innovation & Sustainability in Civil Engineering” March 13-14, 2020, Karachi, Pakistan.
6. Embodied Carbon Footprint Assessment of a conventional Commercial Building using BIM, 11th International Conference (CITC-11) September 9-11, 2019, London, UK.
7. Assessment of Embodied Carbon Footprint of an Educational Building in Pakistan using Building Information Modelling (BIM), 11th International Conference (CITC-11) September 9-11, 2019, London, UK.
8. Transformation of 3Ds jobs using Building Information Modeling (BIM) – A prospective of Malaysian construction industry. 3rd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Management and Sciences, (ICETEMS-2018) Peshawar, Pakistan.
9. Construction delays assessment- A case study of interchange project in Pakistan, 13th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, September 2018, Izmir/TURKEY.

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