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Dr. Hafiz Zahoor Ahmad Khan
Head of Department
Construction Engineering & Management Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Military College of Engineering (MCE)  National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)  Risalpur Campus, KPK, Pakistan-24080
Tel : +92-344-5544000

Specialization
Construction Management

Education
PhD (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong) MS CE&M (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan) BE Civil (Military College of Engineering, Risalpur, Pakistan)

Dr. Hafiz Zahoor Ahmad Khan is currently the Assistance Professor at Department of Construction Engineering & Management, NUST College of Civil Engineering, Risalpur Campus, Pakistan. He completed his BE (Civil) degree from Military College of Engineerin (MCE) Risalpur, in 1998 with honours (4th position). He holds MS Construction Engineering & Management from NUST and a PhD Degree (with Construction Management as a specialization) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Dr. Zahoor has more than 14 years of work experience in the field of Civil Engineering. He has over 15 international/national level research publications to his credit.

 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION​ 


  • PhD Construction Management (Sep 2013 – Dec 2016) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

  • MS Construction Engineering & Management (Sep 2010 – Apr 2012) NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • BE Civil (with Honours) (Apr 1995 – Oct 1998) NUST, Risalpur Campus, Pakistan. 

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

 

 

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 
 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Professional Engineer (PE), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).

Member, Institute of Engineers Pakistan MIE (Pak).

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RESEARCH AREAS  


  • Investigating the relationship between project delays and time-cost performance using structural equation modeling
  • Developing a neural network model to predict the time and cost overruns / claims in construction projects
  • Development and comparative analysis of labor productivity matrices
  • Enhancing the designer-client communication and project productivity using Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Effectiveness of project partnering and relational contracting in improving the communication flows and reducing the construction disputes
  • Barriers in safety implementation in construction industry of Pakistan
  • Implementation of value engineering in construction projects: challenges and recommendations
  • Development of a value management framework for systematic identification and precise representation of client requirements in construction projects
  • Risk assessment in public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects: Empirical comparison between Pakistan and other developing countries
  • Identification and performance of risk factors in PPP projects in Pakistan
  • Factors affecting contractors bidding success in construction projects
  • Identifying the best project delivery methods for construction industry of Pakistan

MS THESIS SUPERVISED


HEC APPROVED Ph.D. SUPERVISOR

JOURNAL/RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Utama, W.P., Gao, R., and Zafar, I. (2017). Modeling the relationship between safety climate and safety performance in a developing construction industry: A cross-cultural validation study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(4), 351. https://goo.gl/dyPyNP

  2. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Utama, W.P., Gao, R. and Memon, S.A. (2017). Determinants of safety climate for building projects: SEM-based cross-validation study. ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(6), 05017005. https://goo.gl/2PRRTi

  3. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Gao, R., and Utama, W.P. (2017). The Factors contributing to construction accidents in Pakistan: their prioritization using the Delphi technique. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24 (3), 463-485. https://goo.gl/D6PdSb

  4. Utama, W.P., Chan, A.P.C., Gao, R., and Zahoor, H. (2017). Making international expansion decision for construction enterprises with multiple criteria: a literature review approach.  International Journal of Construction Management. https://goo.gl/WxpFjg

  5. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Masood, R., Choudhry, R.M., Javed, A.A., and Utama, W.P. (2016). Occupational safety and health performance in the Pakistani construction industry: stakeholders' perspective. International Journal of Construction Management, 16 (3), 209-219. https://goo.gl/3DU19z

  6. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Arain, F., Gao, R., and Utama, W.P. (2016). An analytical review of occupational safety research in Pakistan construction industry. International Journal of Construction Project Management, 8(2), 125. https://goo.gl/TsTGJm

  7. Choudhry, R.M., and Zahoor, H. (2016). Strengths and weaknesses of safety practices to improve safety performance in construction projects in Pakistan. ASCE’s Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 142(4), 04016011. https://goo.gl/1Nd8th

  8. Gao, R., Chan, A.P.C., Utama, W.P., and Zahoor, H. (2016). Workers’ perceptions of safety climate in international construction projects: Effects of nationality, religious belief, and employment mode. ASCE’s Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(4), 04016117. https://goo.gl/RVI34O

  9. Gao, R., Chan, A.P.C., Utama, W.P., and Zahoor, H. (2016). Multilevel safety climate and safety performance in the construction industry: Development andvalidation of a top-down mechanism. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(11), 1100. https://goo.gl/hr7hCp

  10. Utama, W.P., Chan, A.P.C., Zahoor, H., and Gao, R. (2016). Review of research trend in international construction projects: a bibliometric analysis. Construction Economics and Building, 16(2), 71-82. https://goo.gl/FF7gUc

  11. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Utama, W.P., and Gao, R. (2015). A research framework for investigating the relationship between safety climate and safety performance in the construction of multi-storey buildings in Pakistan. Procedia Engineering, 118, 581-589. http://goo.gl/DKjnmm

  12. Masood, R., Farooqi, W., and Zahoor, H. (2014). System thinking approach for investigation of construction safety climate. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Research, 1(5), 346-351. http://goo.gl/4kb6eB

  13. Masood, R., Mujtaba, B., Khan, M.A., Mubin, S., Shafique, F., and Zahoor, H. (2014). Investigation for safety performance indicators on construction projects. Science International (Lahore), 1403-1408. http://goo.gl/EHBGp0

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Zahoor, H., Chan, A.P.C., Choudhry, R.M., Utama, W.P., and Gao, R. (2015). Construction safety research in Pakistan: A review and future research direction. In 7th International Civil Engineering Congress (ICEC-2015) 'Sustainable Development through Advancements in Civil Engineering', June 12-13 (pp. 1–8): The Institution of Engineers, Karachi, Pakistan. http://goo.gl/yCDsXr

  2. Gao, R., Chan, A.P.C., Utama, W.P. and Zahoor, H. (2015). Review and adopt a tool for measuring safety climate in international construction projects. 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-08), November 23-28, Sydney. https://goo.gl/MrmZQZ

  3. Utama, W.P., Chan, A.P.C., Zahoor, H., and Gao, R. (2015). International expansion of Indonesian contractors, motivations and entry strategies. In The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2015), July 8-10, Sydney. https://goo.gl/NJDLTO

  4. Utama, W.P., Chan, A.P.C., Zahoor, H., and Gao, R. (2014). Indonesian contractors in overseas construction projects: Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. In International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM-2014), September 27-28 (pp. 535–546), Kunming, China. https://goo.gl/0ZB4zb

  5. Chan, A.P.C., Javed, A.A., Wong, F.K.W., Hon, C.K.H., Zahoor, H., and LYU, S. (2014). The application of social network analysis in the construction industry of Hong Kong. In 1st International Conference on Emerging Trends in Engineering, Management and Sciences (ICETEMS-2014), City University of Science and Information Technology (CUSIT), December 28-30, Islamabad. http://goo.gl/1LR2xC

  6. Zahoor, H., and Choudhry, R.M. (2012). The most neglected construction safety practices in Rawalpindi/Islamabad. In CIB W099 International Conference on Modeling and Building Health and Safety, September 10-11 (pp. 312–322), Singapore. http://goo.gl/bpwghH



PhD DISSERTATION

Zahoor, H. (2017). Investigating the relationship between safety climate and safety performance in the construction of multi-storey buildings in Pakistan. PhD dissertation. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. https://goo.gl/4sqrQl

 

MS DISSERTATION

Zahoor, H. (2012). Benchmarking the current state of construction safety practices in Pakistan. MS dissertation. National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad. https://goo.gl/l0noHt

 

 

COURSES OFFERED TO POST- GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

  • CE 882 Economic Decision Analysis in Construction

COURSES OFFERED TO UNDER-GRADUATE PROGRAM:

  • ECO 130 Engineering Economics

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Dr. Zahoor has on his credit over 14 years of field experience of managing multifarious construction projects including tunnels, roads, buildings and post-earthquake rehabilitation works.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Effectively contributed to the establishment of ‘Construction Management and Safety Research Centre (CMSRC)’ at NUST. http://cmsrc.nit.nust.edu.pk/Research.aspx

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