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Dr Ahmed is a building services engineer with over 12 years professional and academic experience. Dr Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Building Science, a Master’s degree in Engineering Asset Management and a PhD in thermal modelling and simulation of low-energy ventilation systems. Dr Ahmed is currently the Course Director of MSc. Sustainable Building Performance and Design. He is also a principal investigator on a number of research projects including EU FP7 RESEEPEE, TSB Building Performance Evaluation and ERDF Knowledge Exchange Network projects.

Area of Expertise:

  • Post-occupancy evaluation of buildings
  • Climate responsive buildings design
  • Building thermal modelling and simulation
  • Building information Modelling
  • Transient modelling and simulation of renewable energy systems
  • Whole life cost Evaluation
  • Energy policy and management

Research Interests

Energy Policy; Renewable Energy; Transient System Simulation; Indoor Environmental Quality; Building Performance Evaluation; Water efficiency and management; Low carbon retrofit/refurbishment; Building Information Modelling and Management

Education/Academic qualification

8 Sep 201030 Jul 2011

Doctorate, University of Brighton

10 Sep 200529 Aug 2009

MSc, Robert Gordon University

30 Sep 200212 Dec 2003

Degree, Ahmadu Bello University

20 Sep 199330 Sep 1999


  • TH Building construction
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Low Carbon Retrofit
  • Building Performance Evaluation
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • Building Performance Modelling
  • Renewable Energy Modelling
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Building Information Moodelling
  • Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems
  • Built Environment Resilience

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Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 2007 2019

Developing Energy Control and Optimisation Methodology for Built Environment of the Future

Ikhide, M., Egaji, A. & Ahmed, A., 31 Aug 2019, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Buildings. Sayigh, A. (ed.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 567-577 11 p. (Innovative Renewable Energy ).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Power control
Energy efficiency
Thermal insulation

Developing Energy Control and Optimisation methodology for Built Environment of the future

Ikhide, M., Ahmed, A. & Egaji, A., 2 Aug 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Power control
Energy efficiency
Thermal insulation
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Evaluating Design Strategies for Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in the Middle East and North Africa Regions

Al-Saeed, Y. W. M. & Ahmed, A., 29 Sep 2018, In : Designs: Journal of Engineering Design. 2 (4), 35, p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy utilization
Gas emissions
Fossil fuels
Developing countries
Greenhouse gases

Evaluating learning management mechanisms and requirements for achieving BIM competencies: an in-depth study of ACE practitioners

Milivojevic, N. & Ahmed, A., 12 Apr 2018, CIBSE Technical Symposium. London South Bank University: CIBSE, p. 1-13 13 p. 207

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Project teams
Management learning
Training methods

Activities 2012 2018

CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018

Abdullahi Ahmed (Organising Committee)
12 Apr 201813 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Danube Heat- Research Networking Event

Abdullahi Ahmed (Speaker)
23 Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

External examination - PhD

Abdullahi Ahmed (Examiner)
8 Dec 2017

Activity: Examination

Sustainable Places Conference 2017

Abdullahi Ahmed (Speaker)
28 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

2nd Solar Africa International Renewable Energy Conference

Abdullahi Ahmed (Keynote speaker)
6 Feb 20179 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Overheating investigation in UK social housing flats built to the Passivhaus standard

Author: Tabatabaei Sameni, S., 5 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Montazami, A. (Supervisor), Morel, J. (Supervisor), Ahmed, A. (Supervisor) & Agyekum-Mensah, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy