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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

Biography

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.

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

Websites

Books

Articles

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.”

International Journal of 3D Information Modelling

Building information modelling (BIM) for facilities management (FM): The MediaCi


Published: Jan 01, 2012 by International Journal of 3D Information Modelling
Authors: Arayici, Y, Onyenobi, TC and Egbu, CO
Subjects: Built Environment

FM professionals face challenges resulting in cost and time related productivity, efficiency and effectiveness losses. Building Information Modelling (BIM), that seeks to integrate the building lifecycle, can provide improvements and help to overcome those challenges. Thus, the paper explores how BIM can contribute to and improve the FM profession.

Journal of Higher Education

Knowledge and technology transfer from universities to industries: a case study


Published: Dec 30, 2011 by Journal of Higher Education
Authors: Arayici, Y, Coates, P, Koskela, LJ and Kagioglou, M
Subjects: Built Environment

Enabling knowledge societies and knowledge based economies is a key policy in the UK. Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme is a pathway for collaboration and partnerships between higher education institutions and companies to transfer innovative knowledge based solutions to equip them with the leading edge knowledge and technology infrastructure for sustainable long term competitive advantages in both national and international market

Automation in Construction

Technology adoption in the BIM implementation for lean architectural practice


Published: Nov 02, 2011 by Automation in Construction
Authors: Arayici, Y, Coates, P, Koskela, LJ, Kagioglou, M, Usher, C and O’Reilly, K
Subjects: Built Environment

The construction companies are facing barriers and challenges in BIM adoption as there is no clear guidance or best practice studies from which they can learn and build up their capacity for BIM use in order to increase productivity, efficiency, quality, and to attain competitive advantages in the global market and to achieve the targets in environmental sustainability

Structural Survey

BIM adoption and implementation for architectural practices


Published: Oct 11, 2011 by Structural Survey
Authors: Arayici, Y, Coates, P, Koskela, LJ, Kagioglou, M, Usher, C and OReilly, K
Subjects: Built Environment

Severe issues about data acquisition and management arise during the design creation and development due to complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity. BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a tool for a team based lean design approach towards improved architectural practice across the supply chain. This paper aims to present a systematic approach for BIM implementation for Architectural SMEs at the organizational level.

 in: Built Environment: Design, Management, and Applications , Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology , Nova

Use of the 3D laser scanner technology in the Built Environment


Published: Nov 24, 2010 by in: Built Environment: Design, Management, and Applications , Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology , Nova
Authors: Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

a multi disciplinary knowledge base, created from the studies and research about the regeneration aspects is fundamental: historical, architectural, archeologically, environmental, social, economic, etc. In order to have an adequate diagnosis of regeneration, it is necessary to describe buildings and surroundings by means of documentation and plans

in: Construction and Building: Design, Materials, and Techniques , Nova Science Publishers

Building information modelling (BIM) for construction lifecycle management'


Published: Jul 20, 2010 by in: Construction and Building: Design, Materials, and Techniques , Nova Science Publishers
Authors: Arayici, Y and Aouad, G
Subjects: Built Environment

The construction industry has been facing a paradigm shift to (i) increase; productivity, efficiency, infrastructure value, quality and sustainability, (ii) reduce; lifecycle costs, lead times and duplications, via effective collaboration and communication of stakeholders in construction projects. Construction Lifecycle Management with BIM seeks to integrate processes throughout the entire lifecycle.

in: 3D Geo-Information Sciences , SpringerLink

Producing 3D applications for urban planning by integrating 3D scanned building


Published: Dec 10, 2009 by in: 3D Geo-Information Sciences , SpringerLink
Authors: Song, YH, Wang, H, Hamilton, A and Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

isual Information Systems for urban planning can be produced in a variety of ways. In this paper we give an account of research into integrating scanned data with urban data sets to produce 3D applications that span built environment spatial scales from building elements to the whole city. In our research, 3D laser scanner is used to capture 3D building models as a way of developing visual 3D presentations

 Structural Survey

Towards building information modelling for existing structures


Published: Oct 11, 2008 by Structural Survey
Authors: Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

The transformation of cities from the industrial age (unsustainable) to the knowledge age (sustainable) is essentially a ‘whole life cycle’ process consisting of; planning, development, operation, reuse and renewal. During this transformation, a multi-disciplinary knowledge base, created from studies and research about the built environment aspects is fundamental: historical, architectural, archaeologically, environmental, social, economic, etc is critical.

in: Visualization: in built and rural environments , IEEE computer society,

Digital construction through BIM systems will drive the re-engineering of constr


Published: Jul 18, 2008 by in: Visualization: in built and rural environments , IEEE computer society,
Authors: Mihindu, S and Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

The construction industry has been facing a paradigm shift to (i) increase; productivity, efficiency, infrastructure value, quality and sustainability, (ii) reduce; lifecycle costs, lead times and duplications, via effective collaboration and communication of stakeholders in construction projects. Digital construction is a political initiative to address low productivity in the sector.

Automation in Construction

An approach for real world data modelling with the 3D terrestrial laser scanner


Published: Aug 08, 2007 by Automation in Construction
Authors: Arayici, Y
Subjects: Built Environment

Capturing and modelling 3D information of the built environment is a big challenge. A number of techniques and technologies are now in use. These include EDM, GPS, and photogrammetric application, remote sensing and traditional building surveying applications. However, use of these technologies cannot be practical and efficient in regard to time, cost and accuracy.

Surveying and Built Environment

Modelling 3D scanned data to visualise and analyse the Built Environment for reg


Published: Dec 11, 2006 by Surveying and Built Environment
Authors: Arayici, Y, Hamilton, A and Gamito, P
Subjects: Built Environment

The renovation and refurbishment market is rapidly expanding in the construction industry. The regeneration and transformation of cities from the industrial age (unsustainable) to the knowledge age (sustainable) is essentially a "whole life cycle" process consisting of: planning, development, operation, reuse and renewal.

Journal of Information Technology in Construction

A requirements engineering framework for integrated systems development for the


Published: Mar 15, 2006 by Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Authors: Arayici, Y, Ahmed, V and Aouad, G
Subjects: Built Environment

omputer Integrated Construction (CIC) systems are computer environments through which collaborative working can be undertaken. Although many CIC systems have been developed to demonstrate the communication and collaboration within the construction projects, the uptake of CICs by the industry is still inadequate. This is mainly due to the fact that research methodologies of the CIC development projects are incomplete to bridge the technology transfer gap

Construction Innovation

Requirements Engineering for Innovative Integrated ICT Systems for the Construct


Published: Jul 10, 2005 by Construction Innovation
Authors: Arayici, Y, Aouad, G and Ahmed, V
Subjects: Built Environment

Collaborative working using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) systems in construction has become a reality as many activities are performed globally with actors located in various geographical locations. Computer Integrated Construction (CIC) is the type of ICT system that binds a fragmented and geographically distributed set of construction stakeholders collaborating together.

Journal of Information Technology in Construction

Urban information models for city planning


Published: Apr 20, 2005 by Journal of Information Technology in Construction
Authors: Hamilton, A, Wang, H, Tanyer, AM, Arayici, Y, Zhang, X and Song, YH
Subjects: Built Environment

City planning is a complex task and therefore needs to consider the interplay between multi-aspects of a city, for example, transport, pollution, and crime. A city model is important to representing urban issues in a clear manner to the relative stakeholders. The paper describes the concept and challenges of nD urban information model. The research work on how to develop an nD urban information model to accommodate data sets relevant to different aspects of city planning is presented.

Engineering Construction and Architectural Management

Computer Integrated Construction: An Approach to Requirements Engineering


Published: Apr 20, 2005 by Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Authors: Arayici, Y and Aouad, G
Subjects: Built Environment

This paper aims at proposing a process of requirements engineering for the human centered, adaptive computer integrated construction systems development through industry wide information sharing. Design/methodology/approach - The research strategy is based on case study research methodology.

News

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.”