Mohamed Abdel-Wahab

Mohamed Abdel-Wahab - Senior Lecturer

University of the West of Scotland


The construction industry is evolving through embracing digital technologies that will have implications on industry workflows, training and working practices.

The presentation will showcase exemplars of applied research projects which are aimed at enhancing industry performance. Projects include VR/AR applications and eye-tracking - particularly for health and safety training. In addition to wearable technologies for occupational health management and supporting remote working.

The presentation will also discuss how digital technologies can be adopted to support business operations post-COVID.

Speaker biography

Mohamed is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Engineering Management at the University of the West of Scotland and fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

He is passionate about applied research for supporting the digital transformation of the construction industry to enhance business performance & productivity. His portfolio of applied research is in excess of £500,000 which was funded by various organisations, such as CITB, Morrison Construction, Thomson Bethune, Scottish Government, European Regional Development Fund, and Skills Development Scotland.

His research won a number of industry awards (such as CIOB’s Premier award in the Digital Innovation category) and is featured in industry press - see

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