Dr. Abdulkadir Ganah

Senior Lecturer, Course Leader for BSc. (Hons) in Architectural Technology

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Harris Building, HB233

+44 (0) 1772 89 5788


Subject Areas: Architecture

Abdulkadir has worked at UCLan since 2007. He is a Senior Lecturer and currently the course leader for the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Programme. Abdulkadir currently conducts research on BIM and ICT application in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry and supervising a number of PhD students. He has completed a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) which was awarded the highest grade of “Outstanding” by KTP Grading Panel for its achievement in meeting KTP’s objectives. His research interests include BIM, IoT, Sustainable Built Environment, Computer Visualisation, Buildability, ICT in Construction.

Research Activities

Abdulkadir Ganah is Senior Lecturer at the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture, University of Central Lancashire. After graduating from Urban Planning Department, University of Benghazi, Abdulkadir worked in Planning Section, Eljoufra Local Government and Houn Engineering Consultant Bureau before undertaking postgraduate studies in the area of Architecture at Newcastle University and Dundee University. Following this, Abdulkadir was a lecturer at Faculty of Technology and Engineering, Sebha University for two years before studying his research degree at Civil and Building Engineering Department, Loughborough University.

After finishing his PhD, Abdulkadir moved to Newcastle University to work as a Research Associate for two years then moved to Lancaster University to work as researcher on an ESF project. Abdulkadir joined the University of Central Lancashire as research fellow at Knowledge Transfer Unit to become later a lecturer in Architectural Technology. Later, he has been promoted to a senior lecturer and Course Leader for BSc. (Hons) Architectural Studies (Foundation Entry) then Course Leader for BSc. (Hons) in Architectural Technology. He has maintained research interests in ICT, BIM, IoT, Sustainability, and Design and Construction Management, and is the author of more than 40 publications. Abdulkadir is supervising a KTP in BIM and PhD students.


  • PhD., Loughborough University, 2003
  • MSc. in Computer Aided Design, University of Dundee
  • MA. in Architecture, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1994
  • BSc. in Urban Planning, Garyounis University, 1985


Williamson, M., Ganah, A. and John, G. A. (2019) Barriers to adopting modern methods of construction in the UK. Journal of Construction Engineering, Management & Innovation, 2 (1). pp. 30-39. ISSN 2630-5771

Ganah, A. and John, G. A. (2017) BIM and project planning integration for on-site safety induction. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 15 (3). ISSN 1726-0531

Ganah, A. and John, G. A. (2015). Integrating Building Information Modeling and Health and Safety for Onsite Construction.Safety and Health at Work . 6(1), pp 39–45. ISSN 20937911

Ganah, A. and John, G. A. (2015) An Overview of the Feasibility of Achieving Level 2 Building Information Modeling by 2016 in the UK. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 9 (8). pp. 885-894. ISSN 1934-7359

More publications


  • FHEA and ICIOB


  • ICT, CAD, Design Studio, BIM and Professional Practice

Research Activities

  • KTP (UCLan and FWP) £120K for two years

External Activities

  • A member of Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Emerald Publishing
  • A member of the organising and scientific committees for PPP International Conference 2013 Body of Knowledge at University of Central Lancashire.
  • Reviewer for the COBRA (RICS) 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2020 Conference
  • A reviewer for a number of prestigious academic journals (Construction Management and Economics, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Civil Engineering and Architecture Journal and occasional reviewer for Journal of Financial Management of Property, Construction and Journal of Construction Innovation: Information, Process, ALAM CIPTA, Informatics in Construction, Journal of Environmental Informatics and Automation in Construction)
  • A reviewer for the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) 51st, 52nd, 53rd, 54th, 55th and 56th (2015-2020) Annual International Conference in the USA
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Technical University of Madrid), Madrid, Spain
  • External Examiner for PhD thesis at Salford University, Manchester, UK
  • Internal Examiner for PhD thesis at University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK