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Dr Suha Jaradat

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Lecturer in Built Environment


Dr Suha Jaradat is a Lecturer in the Built Environment and Course Director of BSc Quantity Surveying Consultancy at the School of Natural and Built Environments at Kingston University London. She is also the Health and Safety Representative of the Department of Construction and Surveying. Prior to joining Kingston University she worked as a Research Fellow and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Reading, School of Construction Management and Engineering.

Dr Suha Jaradat was a member of the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Reading where she completed her PhD. Her PhD project was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and investigated the use of Building Information Modelling in interdisciplinary practices in the UK and USA. She was also involved in larger studies including the London 2012 Olympics Games Construction Project and collaborated with other researchers at the Design Innovation Research Centre while doing her PhD.

Prior to her PhD; she worked in Edinburgh and successfully completed her MSc in Design and Digital Media at the School of Arts, Culture and Environment, Department of Architecture at The University of Edinburgh. Dr Suha Jaradat is also a qualified architectural engineer. She specialises in the field of professionalism in digitally-mediated design and construction projects. She is actively involved in both teaching, professional practice and research and the outcome of her research is published in international journals and conferences.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2016 - present AFHEA - Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • 2015 - 2016 PGCert - Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • 2012 - present Affiliate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • 2010 - 2014 PhD in Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, UK.
  • 2008 - 2009 MSc in Design and Digital Media, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2001 - present Qualified Member (Registered Architectural Engineer) of Jordan Engineers Association (JEA)
  • 1996 - 2001 BSc in Architectural Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan.

Research Interests

» Building Information Modelling (BIM) in interdisciplinary practices
» Professionalism in digitally-mediated projects
» Architectural practices
» Construction and project management
» Sustainable design and construction

Teaching Area

Digital technologies in the built environment including BIM, Context of built environment professions, Sustainable design and construction, Architectural design and development, construction and project management. Lecturing & Module Leadership of: » MSc CE7206 Sustainable Construction Technology and Practice. » BSc CE4101-3 Context of Building Surveying / Quantity Surveying. » BSc CE6101 Building Design and Application. Lecturing across: » MSc CE7208 Specification, Design & Analysis » BSc CE4109 Sustainable Design and Development » BSc CE5103 CAD & Building Science » BSc CE4213 Professional Practice & Management

Other Professional Activity


Refereed journal articles
» Whyte, J., Lindkvist, C., and Jaradat, S. (2016) Passing the baton? Handing over digital data from the project to operations. Engineering Project Organization Journal, DOI: 10.1080/21573727.2015.1115396.
» Jaradat, S. (2014) Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments. Charrette: the journal of the Association of Architectural Educators (AAE), 1 (1), 127-136.
» Jaradat, S., Whyte, J., and Luck, R. (2013). Professionalism in digitally-mediated project work. Building Research and Information, 41(1), 51-59.

Book chapters
» Comi, A., Jaradat, S. and Whyte, J. (2014). Constructing professional vision in design practice: material mediation in professional work between architects and engineers. AMMON, S. and HINTERWALDNER, I. (eds.) Book chapter in: An anthology on imagery in the age of modelling. Springer Verlag.

Technical reports
» Whyte, J., Lindkvist, C., Jaradat S. and Hassan Ibrahim, N. (2011). Data Handover from Project Delivery into Operations, Learning Legacy Report: Lessons from the London 2012 Games Construction Project.

PhD Thesis
» Jaradat, S. (2014) Building Information Modelling (BIM) and architecture: a new professionalism? PhD Thesis, School of Construction Management and Engineering, University of Reading, UK.

Selected conference papers and presentations
1. Jaradat, S. and Sexton, M. (2016) 'BIM articulation and implementation in different-sized architectural firms', in the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) 32nd Annual Conference – Manchester, UK September 5-7th.
2. Jaradat, S. and Whyte, J. (2013) Professional experiences of integrated digital technologies in design work. "Structuring work in and around organizations" paper development workshop, Montreal, Canada, 6th -7th July.
3. Whyte, J., Shibeika, A., Jaradat, S. Maradza, E. and Guo, G. (2013) Educating built environment professionals about information modelling, Big data meets BIM conference, June 25, University College London, London, UK.
4. Jaradat, S. (2013) Can the architect be the virtual master mason?, in Athens institute for education and research, 3rd annual international conference on architecture, Athens, Greece, June 10-13th
5. Jaradat, S. and Shibeika, A. (2013) Learning to teach BIM as a process rather than technologies, in HEA STEM: annual learning and teaching conference: Where Practice and pedagogy meet, Birmingham, UK, April 17-18th.
6. Jaradat, S. (2013) Educating the next generation of architects for interdisciplinary BIM environments, in the AAE conference: Nottingham, UK, April 3-5th
7. Jaradat, S. (2012) The architect's role and interactions in BIM-enabled projects, in Engineering Project Organizations Conference (EPOC)- Global collaboration, Rheden, The Netherlands, July 10-12th
8. Jaradat, S. and Whyte, J. (2011). Professional interactions in digitally-mediated work, in the Organization and Management Theory (OMT) paper development workshop, The Imperial College, London, September20th
9. Jaradat, S., (2011). Digital technologies in the practices of architecture: how are the boundaries with construction professions changing?, in the European Group for Organizations Studies (EGOS) Pre-colloquium PhD workshop, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 4-5th
10. Jaradat, S. (2011) Digital technologies and professions in project-based work, in Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) and Lean Construction Institute (LCI) UK doctoral workshop, the School of the Built and Natural Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, March 2nd .



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