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Dr Jamal Alabid

Assistant Professor

Faculty/Dept/School Faculty of Eng & Digital Technologies


Dr Alabid is an Assistant Professor in Architectural Technology and Chartered Architectural Technologist MCIAT, Faculty of Engineering & Digital Technologies, School of Built Environment, Architecture & Creative Industries with several years of teaching and research experience in the UK higher education. He is a Fellow in the UK Higher Education FHEA, Member of AECB and Certified Passivhaus Designer & Consultant, PAS2035:Retrofit Coordinator and PHPP Expert. Dr Alabid background is architecture and technology with BSc, MA, PGDip in architecture, PhD in Architectural Technology and PGCE in HE. He holds Level 5 Diploma in Retrofit Coordination, Level 5 Diploma in Business Management and Leadership. He has published a number of peer reviewed articles, two book chapters and several conference papers included in the output profile. His main research focus is low energy buildings and indoor climate. Dr Alabid area of teaching is thermal comfort, environmental design, sustainable architecture, building performance, BIM and intelligent buildings, Passivhaus design and EnerPHit/AECB standard. Indoor climate, ventilation and daylight design has been always incorporated into his teaching and research mainstreams. He welcomes PhD students to supervise in those topics and happy to discuss proposals in any related subjects.


My research interest is on:

Net Zero Buildings

Building Retrofit 

Indoor Air Quality

Thermal & Visual Comfort

Lighting & Daylight in Buildings

Ventilation & Heat Recovery System Design

Sustainable Architecture & Construction 

Passive House Design

Carbon Cost effectiveness & Life-Cycle Analysis

Digital Architecture & BIM Management 

Energy, Thermal & Visual Simulation 

Moisture Risk Assessment in Retrofit 


Teaching interests

Building Performance

Low energy buildings

Indoor Climate and human comfort

Environmental Sustainability 

Ventilation in Buildings 

Energy efficient systems

Intelligent buildings

BIM and digital architecture

Lighting in buildings

Retrofit in buildings and zero carbon emissions

Architectural design studio

Passive House design  

Teaching highlights

Low Energy Buildings

Building Performance & Technology

Environmental Analysis

Ventilation & Heat Recovery System

Passive House Design Methods & Strategies

Building Retrofit & Net Zero Carbon

Indoor Environmental Quality 

Architectural Design Studio 

Architectural Digital Communication 

Construction Drawings & Detailing

Sustainable Architecture 

Economic Appraisals & Carbon Cost Effectiveness

Energy & Thermal Simulation Methods 

Autodesk & Architectural Drawing tools

Research Methodology & Techniques