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Yusuf Arayici

Dean for the Faculty of Engineering
Hasan Kalyoncu University

Prof Yusuf Arayici is an experienced researcher with an engineering background and his research spans from Building Information Modelling and process modelling to energy efficiency and sustainability through research and enterprise projects. He led research groups of substance over a prolonged period of time through continuous cycle of research with a running portfolio of publications over 70, 11 PhD completions, funded research projects and 3 books about Building Information Modelling.

Subjects: Built Environment


Dr Yusuf Arayici is a professor in Civil Engineering in Hasan Kalyoncu University in Turkey, previously was a Reader in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Salford in the UK, involved in a number of research and enterprise projects, including the EU funded (£2M) DIVERCITY (Distributed Virtual Workspace for enhancing Communication and Collaboration) Project, the EU funded (£1.5M) INTELCITIES (Intelligent Sustainable Cities) Project, which was exhibited in EPSRC’s engineering showcase in 2005, the ERDF funded (£800K) VEPS (Virtual Environmental Planning System) Project, the EPSRC funded (£2.5M) SUREGEN (Integrated Decision Support System for Sustainable Urban Regeneration) project, and as a knowledge based supervisor in the KTP project (£110K) of BIM (Building Information Modelling) adoption to John McCall Architects (JMA) located in Liverpool. Dr Arayici engaged with enterprise activities with ITV for waterloo battlefield modelling (£10K), St Fagan’s Museum and CADW (Welsh equivalence of English Heritage) (£5K) for heritage building modelling. He graduated 11 PhDs in Built Environment, published more than 70 papers that are cited over 1000 times, and before he became a professor in August 2016, he played a leading role in Design4Energy (5.5MEuro), Heritage BIM (£230K) and Social Innovation with Big Data (240KEuro) projects.

Developed and ran the MSc in Regeneration and Urban Renewal programme during its lifetime (2007-2012).

He published two books; one with Prof. Ghassan Aouad titled “Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Environment” in 2010 and another one as a sole author titled "Building Information Modelling" in 2015. Currently editting another book titled Heritage Building Information Modelling.


    BEng in Geomatics, Istanbul Technical Uni, 1999
    MSc in Construction IT and Management, Salford Uni, 2001
    PhD in Building Information Modelling, Salford Uni, 2004

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
    BIM (Building Information Modelling)
    Requirements Engineering for Computer Integrated Construction
    3D Laser Scanner Technology
    Sustainable Urban Regeneration and Conservation

Personal Interests

    Reading about History and Environment,
    Cultural and Heritage site visits
    Developing Green space and environment for sustainable living




Journal of Property Management

Housing cycles in the UK: A historical and empirical investigation

Published: Feb 15, 2017 by Journal of Property Management
Authors: Pitros Charalambos, Yusuf Arayici
Subjects: Built Environment

The study looks at the characteristics of upswings and downswings for UK housing cycles. Specifically, the purpose of the study is to empirically analyse cycles in house prices and housing affordability on the characteristics of persistence, magnitude and severity.

International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis

How to Identify housing bubbles: A decision support model

Published: Mar 20, 2016 by International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis
Authors: Pitros Charalambos, Yusuf Arayici
Subjects: Built Environment

The purpose of this paper is to provide a decision support model for the early diagnosis of housing bubbles in the UK during the maturity process of the phenomenon. The development process of the model is divided into four stages. These stages are driven by the normal distribution theorem coupled with the case study approach. The application of normal distribution theory is allowed through the usage of several parametric tools.

Structural Survey

Can soap be a sustainable alternative to petroleum based Thermal Insulation?

Published: May 12, 2015 by Structural Survey
Authors: Read, L and Arayici, Y

The majority of insulation in buildings is man-made petroleum based products with limited or no-end life usage. This paper introduces soap based insulation from recycled materials as a sustainable alternative to petroleum counterparts. The methodology is lab based experimentation and iterative tests. The phased based research process for the incremental development of the soap based thermal insulation is explained.

Global Built Environment Review

Knowledge intensive regeneration for knowledge societies and economies'

Published: Sep 15, 2014 by Global Built Environment Review
Authors: Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

paper aims to review the knowledge intensive regeneration context with examples around the world, elaborates on the Mediacity case study project in Salford Quays and critically compare the Mediacity project with the Egan wheel to explore its contribution to sustainable communities vision.

International Journal of 3D Information Modelling

Knowledge intensive regeneration versus sustainable communities

Published: Jun 15, 2014 by International Journal of 3D Information Modelling
Authors: Arayici, Y and ozturk, Z
Subjects: Built Environment

This paper aims to discuss the knowledge intensive regeneration model in relation to the sustainable communities in order to highlight the level of match and conformance between them in order to justify the suitability of knowledge intensive regeneration for the sustainable communities' vision.

Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

Operational knowledge for BIM adoption and implementation for lean efficiency ga

Published: Apr 21, 2013 by Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Authors: Yusuf Arayıcı, Paul Coates
Subjects: Built Environment

In this paper, the learning experience derived from a KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) project of BIM adoption and Implementation between the University of Salford and John McCall Architects (JMA) in Liverpool, UK is reviewed and discussed.

 Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

Roadmap for implementation of BIM in the UK construction industry

Published: Sep 18, 2012 by Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Authors: Khosrowshahi, F and Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

This paper aims to diagnose UK’s construction industry to develop a clear understanding about BIM adoption and to form an imperative step of consolidating collective movements towards wider BIM implementation and to provide strategies and recommendations for the UK construction industry for BIM implementation.

in: Virtual Reality - Human Computer Interaction , InTech

A system engineering perspective to knowledge transfer: A case study approach of

Published: Sep 05, 2012 by in: Virtual Reality - Human Computer Interaction , InTech
Authors: Arayici, Y and Coates, P
Subjects: Built Environment

The building industry is under great pressure to provide value for money, sustainable infrastructure, etc. and this has propelled the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. Owners can anticipate greater efficiency and cost savings in the design, construction and operation of facilities with the adoption of BIM

Journal of Information Technology in Construction

BIM implementation&remote construction projects: issues, challenges, and critics

Published: May 18, 2012 by Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Authors: Arayici, Y, Egbu, CO and Coates, P
Subjects: Built Environment

This paper aims to show how BIM adoption for an architectural company helps to mitigate the management and communication problems in remote construction project. The paper adopts a case study methodology, which is a UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project of BIM adoption between the University of Salford, UK and John McCall Architects (JMA), in which the BIM use between the architectural company and the main contractor for a remote construction project is elaborated and justified

International Journal of 3D Information Modelling

Optimization of the BIM authoring tool in architectural practice: A case study a

Published: Apr 01, 2012 by International Journal of 3D Information Modelling
Authors: Coates, P and Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

The BIM implementation approach in the KTP used a socio-technical view that considered both the implementation of technology and its socio-cultural environment. The adoption and optimisation used the action research oriented qualitative and quantitative research for discovery, comparison, and experimentation it provided for “learning by doing.”


SOAP is the perfect insulation for our homes, say scientists

By: Yusuf Arayici
Subjects: Built Environment

Homes should be insulated with soap, according to scientists.

Experts at Salford University say that bars of soap are the ideal material for keeping indoors toasty - and are kinder on the environment, too.

uilding researchers at the university have been trying to find cheap, green alternatives to polystyrene and polythene-based insulation.

They say that giant bars of soap made out of animal waste or vegetable fat could be just as efficient at keeping heat locked inside.

Yusuf Arayici and Lee Read say that current materials derived from crude oil are costly to produce.

In researching their soap solution, they experimented with different materials and found introducing straw and bubbles - using the same method for making Aero and Wispa chocolate bars - to reduce the bulk of the finished product.

The pair have now patented their idea and hope that it will now be taken up by the building industry.

Dr Arayici said: “Insulation does reduce carbon emissions, but by making it out of oil we take a huge chunk out of the overall savings.”