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Prof. Mustafa Alshawi is a Director of the Research Institute for the Built & Human Environment and an Associate Head of Research of the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford, UK.
Prof. Alshawi holds many international advisory posts in various countries and is a consultant on UN Habitat and World Bank projects. He is also the Editor in Chief of the international journal of "Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management", published by "Emerald", and the author of over a hundred publications in variety of fields including databases, object oriented databases, IT strategies, CAD, planning automation, IS success factors and e-readiness. He has recently published a book to provide a holistic view on the readiness of organizations to successfully embrace IT into their work practices. The title of the book is "Rethinking IT in Construction and Engineering: Organizational readiness. Prof. Alshawi is the founder of five innovative postgraduate courses, in IT and Construction Management, ranging from PG Diploma, MSc, Master of Research and PhD (without residence). He has managed a number of large research projects over his research career funded by (EPSRC, DTI, EU, NWUA and industry). His leading work in management of information in collaborative environments, integrated databases in construction and computer integration are internationally known.