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Hussaen Ali Hasan Ali Kahachi

Architectural Engineering

Lecturer

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Hussaen A. H. Kahachi is a faculty member (Lecturer) at the Department of Architectural Engineering at University of Technology, Iraq. He is also the Journal Manager of the Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Engineering. He is also the Academic Development and Learning Division Director at the University of Technology, Iraq. His research focuses broadly on the following topics: Architectural Design, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Housing Affordability and Informality, Project Management, Future Cities, Sustainable Design and Development, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Geographic Information System (GIS) and CityEngine, Advanced Building Technology and Nanotechnology.

Hussaen has more than 7 years of university level teaching at University of Technology in Iraq, Cardiff University in the UK, and University of Delaware in the USA. He has more than 75 course certificates from top universities and organizations such as MIT, Harvard, ETH Zurich, Yale University, University of California – Davis, Cardiff University, University College London (UCL), University of Toronto, University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Autodesk, Elsevier, LinkedIn, and Udemy.

Hussaen has been awarded more than 25 times by various entities and organizations nationally and internationally such as Fulbright Visiting Scholar Award in 2018 where he worked as an exchange scholar at University of Delaware in the USA, Appreciation letter from the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Delaware. Moreover, he has been granted the Elite Overseas Students' Award by the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Valedictorian shield by the Vice President of Iraq and the Iraqi Parliament, and Festival of Sovereignty III Award by the Iraqi Prime Minister and the Minister of Youth and Sport.

Hussaen has participated in various voluntary activities and given many lectures and seminars in collaboration with/or at various professional, governmental and non-governmental organizations including; Iraqi Ministry of Housing and Construction, Iraqi Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, The Iraqi National Center for Engineering Consultancy, Iraq Society of Engineers, Baghdad Municipality Council, Baghdad University, and Al-Khillani Socio Cultural Foundation. He was one of the key speakers in TEDx Baghdad in 2013. He is also a member of Junior Faculty Development Program - BECA - International Exchange Alumni, Iraqi Engineers Union, Federation of Arab Engineers, Iraqi Society of Engineers, Association for Project Management, Royal Town Planning Institute, Autodesk Education Network, Autodesk Ambassador Hub, and other groups and networks.

Finally, Hussaen is a Certified Autodesk Revit Architecture Professional, Autodesk Revit Structure Professional, Autodesk Revit Mechanical and Plumping Professional, Autodesk Revit Electrical Professional, Autodesk AutoCAD Professional, and Autodesk 3ds Max Professional. He is also an Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator, and Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop.

* Minor in 1) International Planning and Development, 2) Project Management

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- Master of Science in International Planning and Development, March 2013, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom – Specialization in Low-Cost Semi-formal Housing

- Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management, March 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Specialized in Mega Redevelopment Projects Management.

- Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, August 2009, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq – Specialized in Airport Design.

- Future Cities xSeries Program, August 2020, ETH Zurich through edX.org.

- More than 75 MOOCs (mostly verified track) in a variety of subjects including Architecture, Sustainability, Research and Publishing, Teaching Skills, Planning and Urban Design, GIS, BIM, Project Management, Statistics, Building Analysis, English and Academic writing.

Various Universities and Organisations including Harvard University, MIT, ETH Zurich, Yale University, University of Virginia, The Ohio State University, Lund University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, University of California – Davis, University of London, Universite Paris-Saclay, Elsevier, and Autodesk.

 

Hussaen’s main research interests include Sustainable Design Strategies, Housing Affordability & Informality, New Building Technologies/Systems, Urban Planning, Architectural Design, Urban Design, Project Management, Future Cities, Sustainable Design and Development, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Geographic Information System (GIS) and CityEngine, Advanced Building Technology and Nanotechnology.

Hussaen is always keen on exploring interdisciplinary research areas with special focus on building technology and housing.

 

  • Analyzing public transportation plans to addressing traffic congestion in developing countries: The Case study of the city of Cairo, IRAQI Journal of Architecture & Planning
  • Low-income housing provision – between governmental interventions and informal settlements, Reconstruction in Liberated Regions Conference, Al-Nahrain University
  • The Implementation of Nano-Biomimicry for Sustainability in Architecture, Journal of Engineering and Development
  • Housing Contribution to Urban Regeneration - A case study of the Welsh Housing Quality Standards (WHQS) and the Can Do Toolkits in Wales, The Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning
  • The impact of the 2008 World Financial Crisis on Homelessness in Developed Countries- the case study of New York City, DIRASAT: Human and Social Sciences
  • The Impact of Nano-Concrete in Contemporary Architecture, Waist Journal of Engineering
  • Sustainability and Project Management – The drivers and benefits, Waist Journal of Engineering
  • The Impact of using BIM-based Building Performance Analysis for Housing Projects in Iraq, the 2nd International Conference on Buildings, Construction & Environmental Engineering (BCEE-2), The American University of Beirut
  • Affordable Housing Policies in Iraq and Jordan: Comparative Study, Journal of Planner and Development
  • Urban sprawl on agricultural land in Iraq – The factors and impacts: A study of Karkh area in the city of Baghdad, The International Journal of the Environment and Water, E.W.D.R Jordan
  • The Dynamic Reticular Annular housing system: a new system for involving the public in housing planning and construction, 2013 Conference "The Beginning Begins", TEDx Baghdad

 

Hussaen Teaches/taught many modules including

  • Building/Urban Sustainability for fifth stage.
  • Urban Design/Planning studio for fourth stage.
  • Building Services for fourth stage.
  • Computers (Advanced Building Information Modelling & Building Performance Analysis) for third stage.
  • Building Construction for third stage.
  • Architectural Design Studio for 2nd stage.
  • Computers (Building Information Modelling and Computer Aided Design) for 2nd stage.
  • Building Construction for 2nd stage.
  • Basic Statistics.
  • GIS Essential

Hussaen was responsible for introducing/implementing Building Information Modelling in 2013 and Building Performance Analysis (BPA) in 2015 into the curriculum of the B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering program. This implementation as well as the various seminars given by him at various governmental and non-governmental organizations were key drivers for the spreading and implementation of these systems nationally.

 

Hussaen has given multiple lectures and seminars:

- Advanced Project Management using Microsoft Project 2016

Continuous Development Division – University of Technology - Iraq

 - Autodesk Revit MEP and Structure - Intermediate

Continuous Development Division – University of Technology - Iraq

- Future Cities

University of Delaware - USA

- Sustainability in Architects & Planners View 

University of Delaware - USA

- Engineering Cohort Experience and Research – (Joint-presentation) 

Fulbright – Washington DC Workshop - USA

- Higher Education in Iraq – (Joint-presentation)

University of Delaware – USA

- Future Cities

Baghdad Municipality Council - Iraq

- Building Information Modeling and Management 

Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs - Iraq

- Smart Cities and Smart Buildings

Baghdad Governorate Council - Iraq

- CAD & BIM Compatibility

University of Technology - Iraq

- Building Performance Analysis in Architecture (Workshop)

University of Technology - Iraq

- Building Information Modeling (Workshop)

University of Technology - Iraq

- Advanced Building Materials and Nanotechnology in Architecture

University of Technology - Iraq

- Building Information Modeling in Practice

The National Center for Engineering Consultancy - Ministry of Construction and Housing - Iraq

- New Building Design Technologies

Baghdad University & Al-Khillani Socio Cultural Foundation - Iraq

- Building Information Modeling (BIM) Implementation Plan

Building Directorate - Ministry of Construction and Housing - Iraq

- Introducing BIM: Applications & Implementation

Iraq Society of Engineers - Iraq

- Introducing BIM: Cases from Around the World

Iraq Society of Engineers - Iraq

- Introducing BIM: Benefits for Building Design/Planning

Iraq Society of Engineers - Iraq

- ArcGIS and CityEngine for Housing/Urban Administration

Baghdad Municipality Council - Iraq

 

Lecturer & Researcher at University of Technology – June 2013 – Present

  • Appreciation letter for my role in the Stevens initiative – Ball-State University collaborative teaching with University of Technology - University of Technology Presidency – May 2018.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for my outstanding performance and role in teaching, curriculum development & new technology implementation - UoT's Department of Architectural Engineering - March 2017.
  • Appreciation Letter for my role in the quality assurance division and ABET accreditation at the Department of Architecture - University of Technology Presidency – July 2016.
  • Appreciation Letter from the UoT Department of Architectural Engineering for organizing the students' designs marketing fair. UoT Department of Architectural Engineering - April 2016.
  • Appreciation Letter from the UoT Department of Architectural Engineering for giving free courses on the use of CAD and BIM to undergraduate students technologies during summer break. UoT Department of Architectural Engineering - October 2015.
  • Letter of Appreciation from the Department of Architectural Engineering for the distinctive work in teaching second stage students and achieving the highest mark in the continuous feedback point system for the Architectural Design II Module. University of Technology - Department of Architectural Engineering - May 2014. 
  • Appreciation Letter for Excellent Performance in teaching at the University of Technology. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq - March 2014. 
  • Appreciation Letter from University of Technology Presidency for achieving high marks in my scholarship to the UK. University of Technology – October 2013. 
  • Certificate of Attendance to the World First Architectural and Planning Conference about the development of the city of Baghdad - University of Technology – June 2013.

 

Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning (IQJAP) Managing Editor – December 2017 – Present

  •  Appreciation letter from the Editor-in-Chef for my role in directing the preparation of entering SCOPUS database and implementing OJS journal website.
  • Successful acquisition of new ISSN, PKP indexing registration, OJS website and management.
  • Successfully upgraded archiving, submission, preparation systems.
  • Writing the Authors, Reviewers, Editors and Publishers guides.
  • Changing journal title, aims and goals to better align with international and national standards.

 

Fulbright Visiting Scholar – University of Delaware – June 2018 – September 2018

  • Congratulation letter from the President of the United States for successfully finishing the FVS program.
  • Appreciation letter from Department of Civil Engineering Chair and Professor for delivering an outstanding seminar on “Future Cities” to the graduate students at the department.
  • Appreciation letter from the professor/former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for giving a 75-minutes lecture on Sustainability from Architects & Planners view to a class of 48 undergraduate students.
  • Pursuing an on-going research in the area of Net-Zero Building Design for UD STAR Campus.
  • Attended/participated in 34 seminars, workshops, and lectures about various subjects at UD.
  • Appreciation letter for attending the First Roundtable “Building Community, even in Your Large Classroom” at the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning at UD.
  • Appreciation Letter by the US Embassy in Baghdad / Cultural Attaché for serving as a panelist during Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2019 program interviews in Baghdad – Engineering and Technology cohort.

 

Other

  • Certificate of Appreciation for giving a lecture about Future Cities - Baghdad Municipality Council – May 2018.
  • Appreciation letter for giving a lecture about Building Information Modeling and Management - Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs – January 2018.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for giving a lecture about Smart Cities and Smart Buildings - Baghdad Governorate Council – May 2017.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for giving a lecture about Building Information Modeling - The National Center for Engineering Consultancy - Ministry of Construction and Housing – March 2017.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for giving a seminar about Building Information Modeling implementation - Building Directorate - Ministry of Construction and Housing – November 2016.
  • Appreciation letter for giving six lectures in a sequence of three seminars about BIM benefits & implementation - Iraq Society of Engineers – September 2016.
  • Non-credit Continuing Professional Development - The Masters Graduate School - Cardiff University. 
  • Elite Overseas Students' Award. Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research - October 2013. 
  • Award for achieving distinction in my masters. Iraqi Cultural Attaché in London - January 2013.
  • Project Managing Mega Structures - Northumbria University & London Olympics 2012
  • Certificate of Student Switch-Off Ambassador Training – National Union of Students.
  • Appreciation Letter for giving valuable books to the department's library. Department of Architectural Engineering - October 2009.
  • Valedictorian shield by the Vice President of Iraq for top graduates. Presidency of the Republic of Iraq, Iraqi Parliament, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, September 2009.
  • First place award by the Iraqi Prime Minister for the graduation project. Festival of Sovereignty III for Iraqi Engineering Schools' Graduates. Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Youth and Sport - May 2009.
  • Certification of Participation in the 2nd ICTC Competition after being selected represent my school "UoT-Department of Architectural Engineering" in the 2nd ICTC Competition by "Waedon Project". University of Technology - May 2009.

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