Dr Tariq Umar PhD, CEng IntPE(UK), MICE

About

I have completed Ph.D degree in construction management from London South Bank University, UK, and registered as a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng)/International Professional Engineer (IntPE) with Engineering Council UK. I am also a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE), one of the oldest Civil Engineering Institutions in the world. I have started my career in 2004 as a Junior Engineer after completing a Diploma in Civil Engineering. Overall, I have more than nine years of academic teaching and research experience at University level and have published several research articles in the area of construction management, renewable energy, engineering sustainability, construction materials and waste and resource management. Additionally, I have served in the civil engineering industry for six years in Pakistan starting my career as Junior Engineer and raising to Senior Engineer level. Prior to joining Kingston University, I was working in Oman where I have served a Higher Education Institution for more than eight years. I am an approved mentor of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK) and helping graduate engineers to become professionally qualified engineers. I am also serving as member of the editorial board/advisor and a reviewer for a number of journals and renowned conference series. My research interests include, but are not limited to, construction management, safety and health, engineering sustainability, construction materials, construction 4.0, renewable energy, and waste and resources management. 

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer

Qualifications

  • PhD Construction Management
  • MSc Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology (Hons) - Civil Engineering
  • Diploma of Associate Engineer - Civil Engineering
  • Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng)
  • International Professional Engineer (IntPE-UK)
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)

Teaching and learning

Before joining Kingston University, I was working as a Lecturer in Oman where I have developed a variety of programs and have delivered different modules in the area of civil engineering and construction management. While delivering different modules, I always aims to achieve good pass rate with excellent feedback. Academic roles in the universities are usually complex and challenging in nature. Students being human are gifted with different level of abilities, so some students may pick things easily and some of them will struggle. When it comes to teaching and learning, each student becomes important to me as I need to ensure that they get the best learning experience and complete their studies in the required period of time.

Teaching and learning become more challenging when there are struggling students is a class. This means the two things that are priorities for me are that I deliver all the learning outcomes of the module and that all students achieve these outcomes at required level. I need to find and use innovative teaching methods that can help to meet the requirements of struggling students. While using different teaching strategies, this also help me to find the areas for my professional development. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

My main and current research interests is around construction management, safety and health in construction, construction materials, construction 4.0, engineering sustainability, renewable and sustainable energy, waste and resource management, and construction 4.0. Our industry has to address a number of challenges that it is facing now and that it will be facing in future as the world population is increasing, we need more houses, infrastructure and resources. These challenges will be only accomplished when our industry will be able to cope with these challenges. The technological innovation and implementation in construction is therefore mandatory and thus, construction has wider areas of research ranging from management to 3D printing implementation, incorporation of UN SDGs, waste reduction and recycling and using modern construction materials to improve sustainability and to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the industry. One of the other challenges which has attracted my attention is the urbanization. Our cities around the world are overwhelmed due to increase of population. The population of the earth is increasing, however, the resources, such as land where we can build the houses and other infrastructure is constant. I have a keen interest in the future floating cities which will be made in the sea. I am exploring this option that how cities can be made in the sea and how these cities can be self-sufficient to meet all its requirement in a sustainable way. 

Qualifications and expertise

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Materials
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy
  • Engineering Sustainability
  • Safety and Health in Construction
  • Waste and Resource Management
  • Construction 4.0

Scholarly affiliations

  • Reviewer, The Research Council of Oman
  • Reviewer, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: (i) Municipal Engineer, (ii) Energy, ICE Publishing
  • Reviewer, (i) Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, and (ii) Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Emerald
  • Reviewer, Environment, Development and Sustainability. Springer
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Construction Management, Taylor and Francis
  • Reviewer, (CIB W099) - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
  • Reviewer, Construction Industry Development Board, South Africa
  • Reviewer, International Group of Lean Construction
  • Member, Civil Engineering Advisory Board, Cambridge Scholar Publishing
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Architectural Research and Development

Publications

Number of items: 60.

Article

Umar, Tariq (2022) The impact of COVID 19 on GCC construction industry. International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, 13(2), ISSN (print) 1947-959X

Umar, Tariq (2021) Sustainable energy production from municipal solid waste in Oman. Engineering Sustainability, ISSN (print) 1478-4629 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil, Al-Kasasbeh, Maha, Awolusi, Ibukun, Abudayyeh, Osama and Umar, Tariq (2021) Trends of occupational fatal and nonfatal injuries in electrical and mechanical specialty contracting sectors : necessity for a learning investigation system. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 147(7), ISSN (print) 0733-9364

Umeokafor, Nnedinma, Okoro, Chioma, Diugwu, Ikechukwu and Umar, Tariq (2021) Design for safety in construction in Nigeria : a qualitative inquiry of the critical opportunities. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, ISSN (online) 2398-4708

Umar, Tariq (2021) Challenges of BIM implementation in GCC construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ISSN (print) 0969-9988 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Opoku, Alex, Tallon, Alexander, Lok, Ka Leung, Chen, Charles X L and Umar, Tariq (2021) Realising project benefits in the public sector : project sponsor’s perspective. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, 174(1), pp. 7-13. ISSN (print) 1751-4304

Umar, Tariq (2020) Making future floating cities sustainable : a way forward. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning, 173(6), pp. 214-237. ISSN (print) 1755-0793

Umar, Tariq (2020) Applications of drones for safety inspection in the Gulf Cooperation Council construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ISSN (print) 0969-9988 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Ofori, George, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud, Shibani, Abdussalam, Opoku, Alex, Gupta, Naren and Goh, Keng (2020) UAE’s commitment towards UN Sustainable Development Goals. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 173(7), pp. 325-343. ISSN (print) 1478-4629

Umar, Tariq (2020) An integrated sustainability-management approach for universities. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 173(7), pp. 344-355. ISSN (print) 1478-4629

Umar, Tariq (2020) Estimating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) in Oman using different frameworks. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, ISSN (print) 1088-1697 (In Press)

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud and Al-Mutairi, Matira (2020) An assessment of health profile and body pain among construction workers. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 173(3), pp. 125-135. ISSN (print) 0965-0903

Honnur Vali, Mohamed Shaik, Gupta, Naren, Goh, Keng and Umar, Tariq (2020) Potential regions in the Persian Gulf to deploy offshore floating photovoltaic systems. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 173(3), pp. 94-100. ISSN (print) 1751-4223

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Ofori, George, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud and Opoku, Alex (2020) Challenges towards renewable energy : an exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 173(2), pp. 68-80. ISSN (print) 1751-4223

Umar, Tariq (2020) Key factors influencing the implementation of three-dimensional printing in construction. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, ISSN (print) 1751-4304 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Umar, Tariq and Egbu, Charles (2020) Heat stress, a hidden cause of accidents in construction. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 173(1), pp. 49-60. ISSN (print) 0965-0903

Umar, Tariq (2020) The costs of accidents in Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia construction industry. International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics (IJSRECE), ISSN (print) 2059-7789 (In Press)

Umar, Tariq (2020) Frameworks for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipal solid waste in Oman. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 31(4), pp. 945-960. ISSN (print) 1477-7835

Umar, Tariq (2020) Safety climate factors in construction – a literature review. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 18(2), pp. 80-99. ISSN (print) 1477-3996

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles and Saidani, Messaoud (2020) A modified method for Los Angeles Abrasion test. Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transactions of Civil Engineering, 44(3), pp. 941-947. ISSN (print) 2228-6160

Umar, Tariq and Egbu, Charles (2019) Global commitment towards sustainable energy. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 172(6), pp. 315-323. ISSN (print) 1478-4629

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud and Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil (2019) Briefing : status of occupational safety and health in GCC construction. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, 172(4), pp. 137-141. ISSN (print) 1751-4304

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Ofori, George, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud and Opoku, Alex (2019) Exploring safety climate factors in construction. International Journal of Applied Management Science, ISSN (print) 1755-8913 (In Press)

Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Gupta, Naren, Goh, Keng, Umar, Tariq, Kabbani, Adnan and Nazeema, Needa (2019) Case study of PV output power degradation rates in Oman. IET Renewable Power Generation, 13(2), pp. 352-360. ISSN (online) 1752-1424

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Ofori, George, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud and Opoku, Alex (2019) High fatalities risk found in gulf construction. International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics, 1(4), pp. 351-376. ISSN (print) 2059-7770

Umar, Tariq and Egbu, Charles (2018) Perceptions on safety climate : a case study in the Omani construction industry. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, 171(6), pp. 251-263. ISSN (print) 1751-4304

Umar, Tariq (2018) Briefing : Towards a sustainable energy : the potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability, 171(7), pp. 329-333. ISSN (print) 1478-4629

Umar, Tariq, Egbu, Charles, Wamuziri, Sam and Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik (2018) Briefing : Occupational safety and health regulations in Oman. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law, 171(3), pp. 93-99. ISSN (print) 1751-4304

Umar, Tariq (2018) Geothermal energy resources in Oman. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 171(1), pp. 37-43. ISSN (print) 1751-4223

Umar, Tariq and Egbu, Charles (2018) Causes of construction accidents in Oman. Middle East Journal of Management, 5(1), pp. 21-33. ISSN (print) 2050-3636

Umar, Tariq (2018) Causes of delay in construction projects in Oman. Middle East Journal of Management, 5(2), pp. 121-136. ISSN (print) 2050-3636

Umar, Tariq (2017) Briefing: Cost of accidents in the construction industry of Oman. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 170(2), pp. 68-73. ISSN (print) 0965-0903

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2017) Briefing: Using 'safety climate factors' to improve construction safety. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 170(2), pp. 65-67. ISSN (print) 0965-0903

Umar, Tariq (2017) Rooftop solar photovoltaic energy : a case study of India. Nanomaterials and Energy, 6(1), pp. 17-22. ISSN (print) 2045-9831

Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Gupta, Naren, Goh, Keng, Umar, Tariq and Nazeema, Needa (2017) Study of photovoltaics (PV) performance degradation analysis in Oman. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Development, 6(2), pp. 334-343. ISSN (print) 20463707

Umar, Tariq (2017) Briefing: Defining safety leadership in construction. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 170(1), pp. 3-5. ISSN (print) 0965-0903

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2016) Briefing: Conventional, wind and solar energy resources in Oman. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy, 169(4), pp. 143-147. ISSN (print) 1751-4223

Book Section

Umar, Tariq (2020) A comparative study of MSW to emery in Oman. In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Biomass [Working Title]. IntechOpen. (Epub Ahead of Print)

Conference or Workshop Item

Umar, Tariq and Umeokafor, Nnedinma (2021) A new safety climate assessment tool for Gulf construction. In: 9th World Construction Symposium; 09 - 10 Jul 2021, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (also held online).

Opoku, Alex, Zhao, Shangnan, Lok, Ka Leung, Chen, Charles and Umar, Tariq (2020) Promoting employee safety performance in the Chinese construction industry. In: 36th Annual ARCOM Conference; 07 - 08 Sep 2020, Glasgow, U.K. (Held online).

Umar, Tariq (2020) A balanced diet for construction workers to improve safety and productivity. In: CIB W099 & TG59 Annual Conference; 10 Sep 2020, Glasgow, U.K. (Held online).

Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil, Tafazzoli, Mohammadsoroush, York, David D. and Umar, Tariq (2020) Cyclical construction workforce shortage : an evaluation of the current shortage in Western North Carolina. In: Construction Research Congress 2020 : Safety, Workforce, and Education; 08 - 10 Mar 2020, Tempe, Arizona.

Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Gupta, Naren, Goh, Keng and Umar, Tariq (2020) Measurement, modeling and simulation of photovoltaic degradation rates. In: MoSICOM 2020 : International Conference on Modelling, Simulation and Intelligent Computing; 29 - 31 Jan 2020, Dubai, UAE.

Umar, Tariq, Tahir, Abdullah, Egbu, Charles, Honnurvali, Mohamed Shaik, Saidani, Messaoud and Al-Bayati, Ahmed Jalil (2019) Developing a sustainable concrete using ceramic waste powder. In: 11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-11); 09 - 11 Sep 2019, London, U.K..

Shaik Honnurvali, Mohamed, Gupta, Naren, Goh, Keng, Umar, Tariq, Kabbani, Adnan and Nazecma, Needa (2019) Can future smart cities powered by 100% renewables and made cyber secured-a analytical approach. In: 2019 IEEE 12th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability (ICGS3); 16-18 Jan 2019, London, U.K..

Umar, Tariq (2018) A review of Occupational Safety and Health regulations in Oman. In: The 1st National Conference on Civil and Architectural Engineering; 26 - 28 Mar 2018, Muscat, Oman.

Umar, Tariq and Egbu, Charles (2017) The potential of biomass for electricity generation in Oman. In: International Conference on Sustainable Futures : ICSF 2017; 26-27 Nov 2017, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Umar, Tariq and Egbu, Charles (2017) A review of geothermal energy resources for electricity generation in Oman. In: International Conference on Sustainable Futures : ICSF 2017; 26-27 Nov 2017, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Umar, Tariq (2017) Academic advising, a case study of A’Sharqiyah University-Oman. In: Academic Advising Practice; 21 - 22 Nov 2017, Rustaq College of Education, Oman. (Unpublished)

Umar, Tariq, Wamuzir, Sam and Egbu, Charles (2017) Factors that influence safety climate in construction in Oman. In: Joint CIB W099 and TG59 International Safety, Health, and People in Construction Conference : Towards Better Safety, Health, Wellbeing, and Life in Construction; 11 - 13 Jun 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

Umar, Tariq (2017) Cost of accidents in construction in Oman. In: The Ninth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-9) : Revolutionizing the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry through Leadership, Collaboration and Technology; 05 - 07 Mar 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Umar, Tariq, Wamuziri, Sam and Egbu, Charles (2017) Causes of accidents in highway construction projects in Oman. In: The 6th World Construction Symposium : What's New and What's Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda?; 30 Jun - 02 Jul 2017, Colombo Sri Lanka.

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2016) Using safety climate as a tool for improvement of safety performance in construction organisations. In: The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 : Greening Environment, Eco-Innovations & Entrepreneurship; 29 - 31 Jul 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2016) A review of construction safety, challenges and opportunities – Oman perspective. In: The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 : Greening Environment, Eco-Innovations & Entrepreneurship; 29 - 31 Jul 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Umar, Tariq (2016) Improving safety performance in construction using safety climate factors. In: CHOBE/ARCOM Doctoral Workshop : Going North for Sustainability; 30 Jun 2016, London, U.K..

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2016) Strength analysis of concrete (300/20) with superplasticizer. In: International Conclave on Innovations in Engineering & Management (Oman Vision 2020 : Opportunities & Challenges); 24 - 25 Feb 2016, Muscat, Oman.

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam (2015) A review of conventional and renewable energy resources in Oman. In: Conference on Energy Challenges in Oman : ECO'2015; 09-10 Dec 2015, Salalah, Oman. (Unpublished)

Umar, Tariq and Wamuziri, Sam Chris (2015) Analysis of variety of flexible pavement with image analyzer. In: The Eighth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8); 27 - 30 May 2015, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Unpublished)

Wamuziri, Sam and Umar, Tariq (2015) Comparative analysis of seaports performance using data envelopment analysis. In: Ports in Oman : business potentials, opportunities and challenges; 05 - 06 May, 2015, Oman.

Thesis

Umar, Tariq (2019) Developing toolkits and guidelines to improve safety performance in the construction industry in Oman. (PhD thesis), London South Bank University, https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.89yz9.

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

I have a diverse experience of both working in academic and industry and have served at different positions in UK, Oman and Pakistan. In Oman, I had a chance to develop new programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels not only to attract more students in the College but also to meet the industry requirements. For this purpose I use to develop links with the industry stakeholders using the ICE Oman local branch. The formal and informal feedback from the employers and other stakeholders helped me to revamp the existing programs and make it best align with the industry need. During my appointment in Oman, I had a chance to develop state of the art engineering laboratories, including Transportation, Geology and Materials laboratories. These laboratories were not only used in the delivery of teaching, but were also used to provide consultancy services to the industry. Likewise, I am a reviewer of the Research Council of Oman, wherein I am helping the Council to take decisions on the applications submitted for research funding. Apart from restructuring the existing programs, I have played a vital role in the development of following new programs.

1. BSc (Construction Project Management Programme)

2. MSc (Engineering Management Programme)

3. BSc (Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management    

I am also working as program advisory member (volunteer) with Middle East College in Oman which offer undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Civil Engineering and Construction Management.         

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

I am registered as a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng)/ International Professional Engineer (IntPE-UK) with Engineering Council (UK). I am an approved mentor of the the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and helping graduate engineers to become professionally qualified engineers. I used to provide CPD activities at different ICE local branches in the GCC region. I have been a member of the Oman ICE local committee, where I had a chance to work with the Oman Society of Engineers and the Ministry of Higher Education. I have developed research collaboration with different researchers around the world and aiming to pursue different research plans around my research interests. Prior to a full time academic position, I had a chance to work in the local municipality in Pakistan where I had worked in different levels, including positions at junior and senior levels. During this period, apart from developing my technical expertise required for a civil engineering role in the municipality, I was also able improve my skills in public dealing. My role required me to work closer with military officials, government officials, and with the members of provincial and central parliaments. I have a wide range of experience of handling development funds and development projects in the context of municipalities. I played a key role in the development of digital maps which helped my organization to easily trace it boundaries, installation, services and to maintain a digital record of all infrastructure development take placed in its areas of responsibility. Currently, I am providing consultancy services to High Aim LLC in Oman which is involved in some of the key building, construction, and infrastructure projects in Oman and other GCC countries.  

Qualifications and expertise

  • Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng)
  • International Professional Engineer (IntPE-UK)
  • Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)

Leadership and management

During my 16 years of experience involving different academic and industrial roles, I have leaded different teams to accomplish different goals. At my industrial tenure at Cantonment in Pakistan, I was incharge of the building and road (B&R) section responsible for the implementation of the building regulations and developing annual budget for construction and infrastructure projects. This include both the new projects and the repair and maintenance of the existing infrastructure fall under the jurisdiction of Cantonment. I was responsible for managing a team of several engineers, technicians and supervisors. I used to arrange training, induction and conduct annual appraisal for all the new staff in my team. During my academic experience, I was the chair of the College library committee and have served as a member of the University library committee. In Oman, I had a chance to developed the Civil Engineering laboratories which include identifying the required machines and equipment for each laboratory, receiving, inspecting and commissioning machines and equipment provided by different suppliers. I used to provide training to all new academic and technical staff on the use of the received machines and equipment. I have developed the process and procedure to use the Civil Engineering laboratories to offer consultancy to the industrial sector in Oman. Apart from working in the University Health and Safety committee, I was leading the College health and Safety committee and have developed the Safety and Health guidelines for the Civil Engineering laboratories. I have been working in the program development committee of the college where I have played a key role in the revamping of the existing programs and in the development of two master and one undergraduate programs. I was part of the team which have paved the road for the ABET accreditation for the Engineering programs offered at the College. I am an approved mentor of the Institution Civil Engineers (ICE) and helping graduate engineers to become professionally qualified engineers. Likewise, volunteer member of the ICE Oman committee and serving as an academic advisor of the committee. I am helping the committee to establish and operate ICE student chapters in all top leading university offering Civil Engineering Programs. Apart from this I have played the key role in organization the ICE students and graduates competition which run annually. I am currently providing consultancy to High Aim LLC in Oman which is executing some of the important projects in the GCC region.               

Qualifications and expertise

  • Team Management
  • Program Development
  • Professional Development
  • Accreditation
  • Mentoring
  • Training
  • Consultancy

Public and CIVIC roles

  • Mentor of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • STEM Ambassador

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