UK-based building performance specialist LCMB has appointed Dr Ahmed Alnaggar as its associate director for building performance improvement.
Dr Alnaggar has over 15 years of industry and academic experience in the construction, facility, and asset management industries in a variety of roles, including digital engineering, project/programme management, digital twin, and building automation.
His recent industry roles include working as a Senior Consultant of Digital Twin and Smart Buildings at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and as the Digital Construction Work Stream Lead at the Construction Innovation Hub/BRE, where he led a team that worked towards the UKRI’s Transforming Construction Programme.
Before joining BRE, he held several industry consulting and academic positions in digital transformation for the construction and facility management industries, including Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL.
Commenting on the new role, he said: “I’m delighted to join a team with an inspiring vision, innovative approach and collaborative culture.”
He added: “My role will be managing the development of “Thrive” services in the technology as well as the consulting side.
“I will work with the team to enhance the use of smart and connected technology to tackle several industry challenges faced by LCMB clients – particularly, improving building performance, sustainability, achieving zero carbon targets while cutting cost of operation and improving occupants health and well-being using a data driven approach.”
Dr Ahmed’s industry-based PhD research investigated the digital transformation of lifecycle asset management using BIM and the Internet of things (IoT) as a part of a Digital Twin from a Socio-Technical lens. He also has an MSc in Management of Information Systems from the University of Liverpool.
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