I am a designer, communicator and avid researcher based in Melbourne. I have studied interior design, fine arts and architectural management. I have recently completed my PhD in performance improvement with a focus on Building Information Modelling (BIM). I have worked on many projects and in various roles within the construction industry, including: industry consultant, independent researcher, information technology manager, design-team leader and performance assessor.
My full academic profile including PhD thesis, peer-reviewed papers and sample industry presentations are provided on http://bit.ly/Bilal_Succar .
- PhD (Building Information Modelling), University of Newcastle, 30/06/2013
- Bachelor of Interior Design, Lebanese American university - USA, 30/06/1994
- BIM Education
- Building Information Modelling
- Performance Assessment
- Performance Improvement
My research focuses on the technologies, processes and policies enabling construction industry stakeholders to collaboratively design, build and operate a facility. I intently investigate Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the current expression of technical and procedural innovation within the construction industry. To understand BIM, I rely less on charting its technological innovations and more on analysing its change-dynamics, knowledge infrastructure and competency requirements.
BIM adoption by industry and academia faces numerous challenges, each warranting a focused investigation by domain researchers. My research does not isolate a single gap to address but espouses a holistic view of the knowledge problem at hand. It contributes an evolving set of conceptual constructs and a number of practicable knowledge tools to facilitate BIM learning, assessment and performance improvement.
I have 20 years’ experience within the construction industry including 10 years as an independent BIM consultant/researcher. I have published a number of peer-reviewed articles, participated in industry-wide initiatives, and developed several BIM assessment and workflow improvement tools.
Fields of Research
|120104||Architectural Science And Technology (Incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure And Ecologically Sustainable Design)||40|
|120201||Building Construction Management And Project Planning||30|
|100605||Performance Evaluation; Testing And Simulation Of Reliability||30|
- Building Information Modelling
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Journal article (3 outputs)
Conference (2 outputs)
|2013||Succar B, Sher WD, 'A competency knowledge-base for BIM learning', Proceedings 38th AUBEA International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand (2013) [E1]|
|2013||Kassem M, Succar B, Nashwan D, 'A proposed approach to comparing the BIM maturity of countries', Proceedings of the CIB W78 2013: 30th International Conference ¿Beijing, China, 9-12 October, Beijing, China (2013) [E1]|
Grants and Funding
|Number of current supervisions||0|
Dr Bilal Succar
|Cell / Mobile Phone||0412556671|
|Position||Conjoint Senior Lecturer|
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia