Dr. Mohamad Kassem.
FM Magazine Editorial Board Appointment
FM Magazine announces Mohamad Kassem, an Associate Professor of Construction and Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment at Northumbria University, has become a member of its independent editorial advisory board (the "Editorial Board").
Dr. Kassem is a leading building information modelling (BIM) researcher who has published more than 50 outputs on BIM implementation at various stages of the building project lifecycle, currently supports committees in several countries with BIM policy development and scoping, and recently won a European Union-wide selection competition for the post of Consultant to the government of Brazil for the development of a BIM implementation "roadmap".
Members of FM Magazine's Editorial Board are distinguished researchers, consultants and practitioners with expertise in one or more "facilities management" disciplines.
The Board's principal role is to guide the periodical's Editor-in-Chief and individual Managing Editors in the areas of editorial policy formulation and editorial content.
Editorial Board members also participate in peer reviews of original research submitted for publication, and actively use FM Magazine for the dissemination of new ideas and research.
Other Members of FM Magazine's Editorial Board
Brian Atkin is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Building, a director of The Facilities Society, and a member of BSI’s Facilities Management Advisory Group and FM Technical Committee who has been appointed to professorships in the United Kingdom (University of Reading where he also acquired his PhD), Sweden (Lund University and The Royal Institute of Technology) and Australia (Queensland of Technology), and is co-author of the best-selling book, "Total Facility Management" (published by Wiley and now in its 4th edition).
Robert Wing is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Director of The Facilities Society, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Innovation Studies Centre at Imperial College Business School. A keen promoter of automation for the construction industry, he holds a Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London. Dr. Wing has undertaken research for the Ford Motor Company, Shell, Imperial College (EPSRC - robotics and automation), the government of the United Kingdom, and also coordinated a major research and development project involving partners from the European Union and Japan which focused on smart buildings.
Michel Theriault is the author of "Managing Facilities and Real Estate" (published by WoodStone Press in 2010) for which he received the "Distinguished Author Award" from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), a past vice-president of IFMA’s Ottawa branch, a recipient of seven Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) awards for excellence in the delivery of in-house as well as outsourced real estate and facility management services, and the Principal of FM Insight Consulting which was named "Supplier of the Year" in 2014 by IFMA’s Toronto Chapter.
Bilal Succar is Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle, Australia where he acquired his PhD in Building Information Modelling (BIM). He has participated in industry-wide initiatives including the CRC for Construction Innovation [Australian] National Guidelines for Digital Modelling + Case Studies project (2007-09), and has chaired the AIA/Consult Australia BIM Education Working Group. Dr. Succar is also the founder of the Change Agents consultancy which provides a set of online tools and onsite methods for measuring and improving the performance of individuals, organisations, projects and teams engaged in BIM.