Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad

Ahmad Mohammad Ahmad
Qatar University · Department of Architecture and Urban Planning

BSc, MArch, MSc, PhD

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Publications (25)
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Sports facilities (SFs) consume massive energy given their unique demand profiles and operation requirements. Intelligent and effective solutions are necessary to tackle the matter of facilities’ sustainability and efficiency. Promoting efficient and environmentally sustainable SFs is pivotal towards environmentally friendly and socially resilient...
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Sports facilities are considered complex buildings due to their high energy demand and occupancy profiles. Therefore, their management and optimization are crucial for reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint while maintaining an appropriate indoor environmental quality. This work is part of the SportE3.Q project, which aims to manage...
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Design/methodology/approach The paper presents a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) extracted from the developed Energy Analysis (EA) process maps and interviews with expert stakeholders. These KPIs stem from the literature review and link to the benefits of EA through industry expert review. The study includes; i) Development and validation...
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Sports tourism in the Gulf region started to flourish where several international sports events were secured for the next decade. This reflects on the number of sports facilities, their energy consumption, and CO2 emissions mainly due to the indoor and outdoor air conditioning requirements. This paper aims to emphasize the significance of energy ma...
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Solar thermal energy-driven double effect absorption refrigeration system (DE-ARS) for district cooling in smart cities is an efficient, and sustainable alternative for centralized air conditioning and concurrently harnesses low-grade solar energy. This work investigates ionic liquid based H2O-[mmim][DMP] mixture as an alternative working fluid to...
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The GSM4Q conference addresses new Philosophies, new Strategy and New Directions towards 3D Creative Thinking Skills for the Digital Construction Industry, for the public framed as “Connecting People Spaces and Machines”. GSM4Q offered an important vehicle to disseminate the current most innovative developments in the field of architectural enginee...
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The Gulf region experiences a hot and arid climate that makes walkability almost impossible, leading to reliance on private vehicular transport that contributes towards high carbon footprint in various dense urban settlements within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. Public transport plays a vital role in the reduction of carbon emissions f...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly deployed as part of the processes in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry projects. While the benefits of BIM have been extensively proclaimed, explicit justification in terms of direct cost savings for BIM implementation on real-life projects, particularly for clash detectio...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is increasingly deployed as part of the processes in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry projects. While the benefits of BIM have been extensively proclaimed, explicit justification in terms of direct cost savings for BIM implementation on real-life projects, particularly for clash detectio...
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BIM is widely accepted in the construction industry. There are various sources indicating that BIM culture change is imminent towards achieving a successful implementation of BIM. It is vital to understand that to adopt BIM within an organization the four pillars of BIM: people, process, policy and technology are considered. The paper focuses on th...
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Advances in computer science and information management increasingly allow built environment professionals to envision the day when there will be 'cradle-to-grave' modelling of buildings. This will involve measurement and storage of multiple and diverse variables in large datasets composed of meta, hard, and soft data (collectively known as 'Big Da...
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Information flows in construction projects are generally focused on the needs of the design and construction phases. This creates disruption of workflows across the project stages and in particular with the information handover to the operation stage. The adherence to the clients’ requirements for the operation phase of buildings becomes very chall...
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Most organizations will have to change in order to be competitive and reap the benefits of BIM. The adoption of BIM requires a shift/ change in the working process. However, change can result to disrupting organizational settings. Managing BIM disruption towards digitized practices will enable consultancies to adapt to BIM working processes. This p...
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Design Authoring in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry is a process where clients’ requirements are converted into digital models using 3D parametric and analytical modelling tools. BIM Models are the outputs created by different stakeholders using different BIM Work Streams at project stages. BIM Work Streams require differen...
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Employer's information requirements (EIR) is one of the key early documents in projects using building information modelling (BIM). EIR, introduced by the UK BIM Task Group, sets out information deliverables and the standards and processes to be adopted by the supply chain. It includes a set of requirements and guidelines in three areas namely tech...
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Whilst the application of BIM continues to be acknowledged and prevailing, design practitioners and academics find themselves in a paradox with an on-going discussion on the impact of BIM tools on design creativity and innovation. Literature suggests that BIM tools can hinder design creativity due to: parametric limitations; interoperability; and t...
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To realise the benefits of BIM in construction management using (4D and 5D applications), it has to be implemented first. There are various BIM implementation plans to select from; with BIM features and guides, companies better understand BIM concepts and can easily choose a plan to apply in their operations. A literature review was conducted and 1...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Industry, with the new UK Government strategy to mandate BIM by 2016, there is a need to identify the importance of BIM in architectural landscape design to encourage BIM adoption. The use of BIM best practices can lead to efficient and effective...
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One of the most common features and aims of a flexible solution is to help all stakeholders throughout the lifecycle of a healthcare facility, own or take (full or part) responsibility of reducing, mitigating or abating the redundancy impacts throughout a building’s lifecycle with the integration of flexibility and standardisation into healthcare r...

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