Saeed Banihashemi

Assistant Professor of Building & Construction Management

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

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


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Personal profile


Dr Saeed Banihashemi is the Assistant Professor of Building and Construction 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 a book regarding the integration of Industrialised Building System with BIM and authored and co-authored more than 50 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 750 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 2019 early career researcher award in Science and Technology area and 2020 FAD's Academic Excellence Award.


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 4 PhD and 1 bachelor with honours students towards completions in areas relating to BIM, building quality and digital and sustainable design and construction. Furthermore, Saeed is the chief investigator of the projects; "The Role of Parametric Design in Building Quality Enhancement" funded by ECARD and “Quality Failures and Defects in Delivery of Building Projects: A Framework for the Australian Construction Industry”, funded by Master Builders Association of ACT (MBA-ACT) and 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

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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