Research at Leeds Beckett
About Hadi Kazemi
Hadi is a senior lecturer in the School of Built Environment and Engineering. He has got a degree in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Construction Project Management with years of experience in the industry and academia.
Prior to joining Leeds Beckett, Hadi worked for a few years in the construction industry as project and supply chain manager mainly within SME sector, before moving into academia. Since then, he has taught on a wide variety of course and modules from engineering to business and management in the UK and the Middle East. He also has been involved in various multidisciplinary and collaborative research projects over the years mainly focused on the sustainability issues within the built environment.
Building on his industrial experience, Hadi’s has managed to lead and deliver a series of successful collaborative consultancy projects to industry practitioners within public and private sectors. He has also developed a practical interest in ‘continuous improvement’ and generally quality management related initiatives and their implication in managing sustainable construction projects.
Hadi has published in academic and professional journals. His current research focuses on the broad areas of sustainable and smart built environment. In particular, he is looking at the implications and application of IoT (Internet of Things) and Industry 4.0 in construction industry and how construction can learn from other industries.
Hadi believes in student-focused teaching and thrives to provide the students with an interactive, collaborative and dynamic learning environment. He teaches on various courses across the faculty and contributes to various modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Hadi’s current research mainly focuses on different aspects of construction and management of smart infrastructure and smart cities. He is also looking at the implications and application of IoT and Industry 4.0 in construction industry, with particular focus on building ‘smart construction alliances’ with non-construction companies. His research interest includes, but not limited to:
- Smart infrastructure and smart cities
- (BIM level 3 (and 4) and Digital Built Britain operational framework)
- Technology and automation in construction
- Managing smart construction projects
- Project management methodologies in smart mega infrastructure projects
- Construction value/supply chain sustainability