Shariful Shikder

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Shariful Shikder is involved in teaching and research activities related to BIM and construction management in the School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University. Prior to joining Leeds Beckett University, he worked in the UK construction industry and developed expertise in BIM and project management. Previously, Shariful also worked in the EPSRC funded research projects at Loughborough University, where his research area included innovative use of building simulation tools in delivering optimized facility design, environmental and energy performance of healthcare buildings, and sustainable design strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change. Shariful obtained his PhD from Loughborough University, which looked at the thermal performance of residential buildings accommodating older people.

Currently, Shariful is involved in teaching a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules including Inter-professional Studies, Construction Safety Management, Major design project (building services), Surveying and CAD, etc. His research interest includes building performance (energy and environment), BIM and sustainability, 3D laser scanning and the use of game engines/virtual reality in construction, etc.

Current Teaching

  • Inter-professional Studies
  • Domestic Construction
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Major design project (building services)
  • Surveying and CAD
  • Software tutorials

Research Interests

Shariful is currently involved in building performance and BIM related research. His research interest include: building performance (energy and environment), optimization using building simulation tools, BIM and sustainability, 3D laser scanning, and use of game engines/virtual reality in construction.

Selected Publications