Saeed Banihashemi

Assistant Professor of Building & Construction Management, Postgraduate Program Director of Building & Construction Information Management

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Industry 4.0 applications in digital design and construction, BIM-integrated construction projects management and practices, BIM and Industry 4.0-integrated sustainable design and construction, Digital Engineering for SMEs


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Dr Saeed Banihashemi is the Assistant Professor and Postgraduate Program Director of Building and Construction Information Management discipline in the School of Design and Built Environment, Faculty of Arts and Design; University of Canberra (UC). Saeed has got his bachelor degree in architecture and master of science in construction project management. He has obtained his PhD from the Built Environment school of University of Technology Sydney (UTS). As the PhD project, Saeed developed a novel approach in integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimise the informatics application in construction industry. Saeed is the editorial board member of the journal of Smart & Sustainable Built Environment, member of Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), Australian BIM Academic Forum (ABAF), Australian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB), the executive member of the ACT chapter of Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


Prior to joining UC, Saeed achieved extensive experience in both academy and industry through teaching in the universities and working in the construction companies across Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. Saeed’s teaching is in the areas of digital design and construction and construction project management. Saeed has patented a new method in monitoring of construction project sites through data analytics application, published 2 books regarding BIM and data-driven built environment and authored and co-authored more than 60 research articles and book chapters on the areas of BIM, built environment and data analytics in construction industry. Saeed’s work has been cited more than 1300 times in frontline journals, dissertations and conferences, mostly in knowledge areas relating to construction project development, digital design & construction and sustainable built environment. He has achieved UC's 2019 early career researcher award in Science and Technology area, Faculty of Arts and Design's 2019 Research Impact and Industry Engagement Award, Faculty of Arts and Design's 2020 Academic Excellence Award, and UC's 2021 early career research excellence awards. Saeed has received +$1,000,000 of research funding from government and industry so far. 


Saeed has served in scientific committees of major international conferences and review boards of frontline journals. He has also examined PhD dissertations and chaired theses committees. Now, Saeed supervises 5 PhD students towards completions in areas relating to BIM and digital and sustainable design and construction. Furthermore, Saeed is the Chief investigator and director of the Digital Building and Built Environment Hub, cheif investigator of the Black Summer Bushfire Project, and co-investigator of the Digital Modelling for Climate Resilience projects. He is also the education advisor of the ACT BIM Implementation Taskforce of ACT Government.

Research interests

  • BIM
  • Digital and Sustainable Built Environment
  • Sustainable Project Management
  • Data Analytics in Construction
  • Parametric Design
  • Digital Engineering and Industry 4.0 in SMEs

Research interests

Member of Climate Change Adaptation Resilience and Recovery Network

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

University of Canberra


Award Date: 8 Oct 2020

PhD, University of Technology Sydney


Award Date: 5 Mar 2018

Master, University of Technology Malaysia


Award Date: 7 Mar 2012

Bachelor, University of Tabriz


Award Date: 20 Sep 2008

External positions

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

11 Sep 2020 → …

Journal of Smart & Sustainable Built Environment

1 Jan 2020 → …

Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

1 Jul 2018 → …

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)

15 Feb 2018 → …

Adjunct Professor, Iran University of Science and Technology

1 Jan 2018 → …

Memebr, Australian BIM Advisory Board (ABAB)

2018 → …


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