Dewey Hall

Dr Farzad Rahimian

Reader in Digital Engineering and Manufacturing , Teesside University

Keynote Title: Open BIM-VR Paradigm: How BIM-VR Integration will influence AEC Industries?

Dr Rahimian is a Reader in Digital Engineering and Manufacturing, at School of Science, Engineering and Design, Teesside University.

Farzad is an expert in the mainstream areas of BIM, VR/AR integration, and AI/ML-based optimisation. His research has been published in more than 100 high-impact research outputs and been cited for more than 750 times. He has successfully led several research projects funded by InnovateUK, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Data Lab, and Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC).

His research has received several prestigious awards and recognitions from national and international committees, including buildingSMART International Awards 2018: SPECIAL DISTINCTION and Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018: THE INNOVATION OF THE YEAR AWARD. He is also key member of various high-impact committees at national and international levels, including Full Member of Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), Member of Regulatory Room of buildingSmart International, Innovation Champion at Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), Member of BIM Advisory Board of Iran, First Class Registered Architect in Iran, and member of CIB W78 and W119. He also holds an internationally prestigious position as the Scientific Officer of CIB W121, the Working Commission on New Production and Business Models in Sustainable Construction.