Dr. S. Shujaa Safdar

Associate Professor

With a diverse experience of almost 20 years, Dr. Syed Shujaa Safdar Gardezi is currently working as “Associate Professor” in Department of Civil Engineering, Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad. He is involved in teaching and research supervisions at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He is team lead for “Construction Engineering and Management” stream, head of “Construction Management Research Group” and teaches subjects like, Construction Contracts for Civil Engineers, Advanced Project Management, Advanced Construction Management and Project Planning & Control. He is certified Building Information Modeling (BIM) professional and also the founding and current Director of BIM Centre of Excellence (BIM CoE) at CUST. Dr. Shujaa is actively involved in research activities with major area of research including green buildings, net zero energy buildings, energy optimization, building information modelling, building carbon footprints, life cycle assessment, construction safety etc. Findings of these works have been published in well reputed journals and conferences including achievement of certain competition awards.Dr. Shujaa completed his PhD in Civil Engineering (2013-2017) from UTP Malaysia with specialization in Construction and Project Management. Before joining UTP in Feb. 2013, he worked in National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) at the position of “Resident Engineer”.

PhD Civil Engineering University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), MALAYSIA 2017
MSc Engineering Management Centre of Advanced Studies in Engineering (CASE), Islamabad, PAKISTAN (UET Taxila) 2012
Associate Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2023
Professor Department of Civil Engineering, IBADAT International University Islamabad 2022 – 2023
Assistant Professor Department of Civil Engineering, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad 2017 – 2022
Senior Engineer National Engineering Services Pakistan Pvt. Limited (NESPAK) 2017 – 2017
Graduate Assistant Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) , Malaysia 2013 – 2017
Junior Engineer  Civil Works Organization (CWO) 2004 – 2005
Management Trainee DESCON Engineering Pvt. Ltd 2004 – 2004
PEC Pakistan Engineering Council (Reg. No. CIVIL/24083)
1. Construction and Project Management
2. Sustainable Development in Construction Sector
3. Building Information Modelling
4. Machine Learning Applications in Construction Industry
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
8. MS Prospects of Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Construction Industry of Pakistan
9. MS Innovating Role of Lean Culture in Health and Safety Management at Construction Sites of Pakistan
Sr.Journal PublicationsYear
1Construction project delays, conflicts and their mutual relationship: A Review – Ain Shams Engineering Journal
2Sustainable Consumption Patterns adopting BIM-enabled Energy Optimization – A Case Study of Developing Urban Centre – Polish Journal of Environmental Studies
3Life Cycle Carbon Footprint Assessments, Case Study of Malaysian Housing Sector – Environmental and Climate Technologies
4Prospects of Transforming Conventional Commercial Buildings to Net Zero Energy Building – Balancing the Economic Aspects with Energy Patterns – Environmental and Climate Technologies
5Relational Pre-Impact Assessment of Conventional Housing Features and Carbon Footprint for Achieving Sustainable Built Environment – Environment, Development and Sustainability
6Soil Improvement using Waste Marble Dust for Sustainable Development – Civil Engineering Journal-Tehran
7BIM-Based Research Framework for Sustainable Building Projects: A Strategy for Mitigating BIM Implementation Barriers – Applied Sciences
8Strategies to adopt Building information modeling (BIM) in sustainable building projects- A Case of Malaysia – Buildings
9Knowledge-Based Prediction of Load-Carrying Capacity of RC Flat Slab through Neural Network and FEM – Mathematical Problems in Engineering
10Transforming Conventional Commercial Buildings to Net Zero Energy Building – Balancing the Economic Aspects with Energy Patterns – Environmental and Climate Technologies (Paper Accepted)
11Green Rating Assessment of a Residential Building in Pakistan Using LEED’s. Open Journal of Science and Technology
12Operational carbon footprint prediction model for conventional tropical housing: a Malaysian prospective – International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
13Recurrent carbon footprint assessment and forecasting model for sustainable conventional housing – Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy
14A multivariable regression tool for embodied carbon footprint prediction in housing habitat – Habitat International
15Minimization of embodied carbon footprint from housing sector of Malaysia – Chemical Engineering Transactions
16Carbon 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
174D BIM Application in AEC Industry: Impact on Integrated Project Delivery – Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
18Reduction of Embodied CO2 Emissions from Conventional Single Storey House in Malaysia by Recycled Materials using Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Advances in Environmental Biology
19Low-Carbon Buildings: Renewable Energy Systems, Materials and Assessment Methods – Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences
20Time Extension Factors in Construction Industry of Pakistan – Proceedia Engineering
21Embodied Carbon of Buildings: Tools, Methods and Strategies – Applied Mechanics and Materials
22Challenges for Implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Malaysian Construction Industry- Applied Mechanics and Materials
23Prospects of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Malaysian Construction Industry as Conflict Management Tool –International Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy
Investigative Assessment of Geological location on Energy Consumption Patterns of a Modern Building. 3rd International Conference on Applied Engineering and Natural Sciences on 20-23 July, 2022 at Konya/Turkey.
Seasonal Variation of Sun Path and its Impacts on Energy Consumption Using BIM, A Case Study of Multi-Story Educational Building, 1st International Conference on Advances in Civil & Environmental Engineering, (1st ICACEE-2022), February 22-23, 2022 UET Taxila Pakistan
Energy Conservation using Conventional Fascia Brickwork of an Educational Building, 4th International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering Management and Sciences (ICETEMS-2021), October 13-14, 2021 CITY University, Peshawar Pakistan
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.
Sustainability Rating Assessment of a Building using CASBEE Tool, The 2nd International Conference of Sustainability and Resilience, November 11 -12, 2020 University of Bahrain
BIM-Based Energy Optimization – Case study of High-Rise Building in Pakistan, The 6th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI Green Metric World University Rankings, 13-15 October 2020.
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.
Embodied Carbon Footprint Assessment of a conventional Commercial Building using BIM- 11th International Conference (CITC-11) September 9-11,2019, London, United Kingdom.
Assessment of Embodied Carbon Footprint of an Educational Building in Pakistan using Building Information Modeling (BIM) – 11th International Conference (CITC-11) September 9-11,2019, London, United Kingdom.
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, 2018 (ICETEMS-2018) Peshawar, Pakistan
Construction delays assessment- A case study of interchange project in Pakistan – 13th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE -2018) Izmir Turkey


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