Profile

Amar Bennadji
Title: Dr
First Name: Amar
Surname: Bennadji
Position: Course Leader
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263609
Email:

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Course Leader for MSc Property Development distance learning course.
  • Architecture Stage 1 Manager
  • International Coordinator
  • Architecture lecturer
  • Sustainable Development module coordinator
  • IDEAS founding member.

Academic Background

  • (Post Graduate Certificate), Higher Education in Learning and Teaching, The Robert Gordon University, 2005 
  • PhD, Humane Geography and Bio-climatic Architecture, University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I) and Marseille School of Architecture, 1999
  • MSc, Bio-climatic Architecture, Marseille School of Architecture, 1994.
  • MSc, Arabic studies and Muslim’s world civilisations, University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I), 1994.
  • BSc honours Architect, Biskra University, 1992.
  • Baccalaureate in Technical Mathematics, 1987

Research Interests / Professional Background

Architecture and Built Environment related: Energy conservation, retrofitting, CAD, Virtual Reality.

Research Projects with Grants:

1997

Pedestrian thermal comfort in historic and contemporary Mediterranean urban fabric. laboratoire ABC, Marseille. FF400k, Research Assistant.

2000

Friendly Interface and data transfer for engineering assessment of building design option at sketch design stage, DTI, £195, Research Associate.

2005

WREC (World Renewable Energy Congress), £175k, Topic Leader.

2009

Care-North project, total cost between all EU partner institutions = €450, role: RGU team. 

2010

Principal Investigator on innovative insulation process research project, £35k, Principal investigator. CIC Start, Scottish Government funded.

ASCAAD 2010 Conference Chair: CAAD | CITIES | SUSTAINABILITY ASCAAD 5th International Conference, 19-21 October 2010, held in Morocco at the “Ecole National D’Architecture de Fès” [National School of Architecture], £10K

2011

Hydrothermal performance £10k, Grampian housing Association – co-investigator. 

Energetica, £17k, collaborator.

2012

KTP, Moisture Migration in solid granite wall, £132k, Grampian housing Association, co-investigator.

Consultancy, hydrothermal performance of buildings, Aberdeenshire council, £5k co-investigator. 

Publications

JOURNALS, THESIS AND BOOKS

  1. Laing R., Bennadji A. 2013. Traffic Control and CO2 Reduction: Utilisation of Virtual Modelling within University Estates Master Planning. International Journal of E-Planning Research.
  2. Buda, G,  Bennadji, A, Taylor, B. 2013. The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. Journal of Building Appraisal Surveying and Valuation.
  3. Abdel-Wahab, M., Bennadji, A. 2013. Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies
  4. Sidawi, B., Reffat Rabee, M., Elmarsafawy, H., El-Wageeh, S., Bennadji A. (ed.). 2012. 6th ASCAAD Conference 2012: CAAD | INNOVATION | PRACTICE proceedings. 21-23 February 2012, College of Architectural Engineering and Design, the Kingdom University. Manama, Bahrain.
  5. Bennadji. A., Sidawi, B., Reffat, R. 2010. CAAD-Cities-Sustainability, ASCAAD 2010, conference proceedings, ISBN: 978-1-907349-02-7, Fes, Morocco, 361 pages. 
  6. Bennadji, A. 2010. Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development. In: Lehmann, S., Al Waer. H., Al-Qawasmi, J., eds., CSAAR proceedings, Aman July 2010, ISBN: 978-9957-540-00-5 (Volume I), ISBN: 978-9957-540-01-2 (Volume II), ISBN: 978-9957-540-02-9 (Volume III), ISBN: 978-9957-540-03-6 (Volume IV).
  7. Bennadji, A., Abdelhameed. W., Hamza N. 2009. Digitizing Architecture: formalization & content. In: ASCAAD 's Fourth International Conference on Computing in Architectural Design, conference proceedings, Manama, Bahrain 11-12/05/09, ISBN: 978-99901-06-77-0
  8. Bennadji, A. 2006. Adaptation climatique ou culturelles en zones arides, cas du Sud-Est Algerien. AUF-ISBN : 978-2-7295-3972-6. Re-edited book (based on PhD thesis)
  9. Bouchlaghem, N. B., Holmes, M., Loveday, D., Bennadji, A. 2005. The engineering dimension of nD modelling. ITcon [online] 10 (Special Issue: From 3D to nD modelling) , pg. 17-25, Available from: http://www.itcon.org/2005/3
  10. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A., 2004. Sunlighting and daylighting strategies in the traditional urban spaces and buildings of the hot arid regions. Renewable Energy International Journal. 29(5), pp.687-702.
  11. Bennadji, A., 2003. Adaptation climatique ou culturelles en zones arides, cas du Sud-Est Algerien. Les Presses Universitaires de Septentrion - ISBN : 2-284-03225-7. Book (based on PhD thesis).
  12. Bennadji, A., Bouchlaghem, N. M., Loveday, D., Holmes, M., Shaffery, J., van Zyl, R., Hallam, A. 2002. Energysave Friendly interface and data transfer for engineering assessment of building design option at sketch design stage, Advances in Building Technology. II(2002), pp. 1209-1215
  13. Bennadji, A., 1999. Adaptation climatique ou culturelles en zones arides, cas du Sud-Est Algerien. University of Aix-en-Provence & Ecole supérieur d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme.
  14. Bennadji, A. 1994. Abaques graphique des Ecrans solaire, Ecolle Superieure d’Architecture de Marseille. MSc thesis.
  15. Bennadji, A. 1994. Les bimaristan, Universite d’Aix-Marseille I, MSc thesis.

CONFERENCE COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Herrera Gutiérrez-Avellanosa D,. Bennadji A., 2013, Integrated risk assessment of energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings,  XXIV International CIPA Symposium, Strasbourg, France.
  2. Herrera Gutiérrez-Avellanosa D,. Bennadji A., 2013,  Energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings. Developing an assessment methodology for the Scottish built heritage. International Conference on Conservation, Restoration and Reuse of Architectural Heritage, Madrid, Spain.
  3. Bennadji, A,. Herrera, D. 2013, Renewable Energies Ambiguities and selections criteria in the Built Environment, In Energetica conference, Aberdeen 2013. Presenter (poster)
  4. Herrera, D,. Bennadji, A,. 2013, Combining retrofit and Renewable Energies to meet current Building standard. In: In Energetica conference, June 2013. (poster).
  5. Bennadji, A,. Herrera, D. 2013, Decision Making criteria in adopting renewable energies in the built environment. In: All Energy conference Aberdeen, June 2013, Aberdeen 22-23 June 2013. Presenter Invitation.
  6. Herrera, D,. Bennadji, A,. 2013, Energy Efficient homes: Implementation of Renewable energies in retrofitted buildings, in: All Energy conference, Aberdeen 22-23 June 2013. Presenter Invitation.
  7. Bennadji, A. 2012. Insulation of Masonry and Lath walls in Existing Domestic Scottish Construction, [online].
  8. Bennadji, A. 2012. Testing a method for insulation of masonary and lath wall in a traditional Scottish domestic building, [online].
  9. Bennadji, A. 2011. Master planning process that includes daylight and colours as a determinant. The case of New Master plan of The Robert Gordon University, in: Turkish National Committee on Illumination conference, Istanbul, April 2011. Accepted paper.
  10. Belakehal A., Tabet Aoul K., Bennadji A. 2011. Colours in Office Buildings under a Clear Sunny Sky, The Occupants’ Point of View, in Turkish National Committee on Illumination conference, Istanbul, April 2011. Accepted paper.
  11. Bennadji, A. 2010. Energy conservation improvement in British existing buildings. Case of granite traditional constructions. In: International Engineering Conference on Hot Arid Regions (IECHAR 2010), Al-Ahsa, KSA, March 1-2, 2010.
  12. Belakehal, A., Bennadji, A., Tabet Aoul, K. 2010. Office Buildings Daylighting Design in Hot Arid Regions: Forms, Codes and Occupants’ Point of View. In: Proceedings of the International Engineering Conference on Hot Arid Regions (IECHAR 2010), 1-2/05/2010, Al-Ahsa, R.A.S., pp.343-347.
  13. Bennadji, A., Scott, J., Taylor, B. 2009. Existing housing stock in the UK and the thermal insulation challenge. In: Aberdeen Research Consortium on climate change research, Hutton Institute, May 2009. Poster.
  14. Belakehal, A., Bennadji, A., Tabet Aoul, K. 2009. From words to ambience: towards an architectural daylighting design based on users’ perceptions and behaviours. In: Proceedings of the Luxeuropa 2009 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey 09-11/09/2009 (10 pages).
  15. Bennadji, A., Scott, J., Taylor, B. 2009. Energy Rating Improvement of the existing building park, Constraints and challenges, Case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom, In: Proceedings of the PLEA 2009 Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24/06/2009.
  16. Belakehal, A., Bennadji, A., Tabet Aoul, K. 2009. Towards an occupant based conceptual model. Case of the natural luminous ambience. In: Proceedings of the PLEA 2009 Conference, Quebec City, Canada, 22-24/06/2009.
  17. Bennadji, A., Scott, J., Taylor, B. 2009. Existing housing stock in the UK and the Thermal insulation challenge, Case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom, In: Environmental Change Aberdeen Research Consortium. Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen, UK. Poster
  18. Belakehal, A.,  Bennadji, A., Tabet Aoul, K. 2008. La lumière naturelle et le confort à travers les représentations de l’architecture tertiaire. Cas du bâtiment de la Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Sociale à Biskra.  In : Conference Proceedings BASC 2008,  8-10/04/2008, Biskra (10 pages).
  19. Bennadji, A., Belakehal, A. 2006. People Environmental Adaptation to new buildings in hot climatic zones. In: International Association for People-Environment Studies conference, Alexandria, Egypt. Poster.
  20. Bennadji, A., Belakehal, A. 2006. Evaluation of a higher education self-learning interface. In: Actes du Second International Conference of tha Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2006), 25-27/04/2006, Sharjah, Emirats Arabes Unis, pp. 407-420.
  21. Bennadji, A., Ahriz, H. 2005. An Online collaborative tool for sustainable design. In: Proceedings of the World Renewable Energy Congress, Ed. M.S.Imbabi and  C.P.Mitchell, 22-27/05/2005, Aberdeen, (ISBN: 0-080-44671-X), pp.623-628.
  22. Bennadji, A., Ahriz, H. 2005. Online Computer Aided Sustainable Design. In: Proceeding of World Renewable Energy Congress, Elsevier ISBN 0-080-44671-X, 22-27 May 2005.
  23. Bennadji,  A., Belakehal,  A., Tabet Aoul, K. 2005. Office occupants’ appreciation of window size under a clear sunny sky, Towards an efficient building regulation. In: Proceeding of World Renewable Energy Congress, Elsevier ISBN 0-080-44671-X, 22-27 May 2005.
  24. Bennadji, A., Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K. 2005. Office occupants’ appreciation of window size under a clear sunny sky. Towards an efficient building regulation. In: Actes du World Renewable Energy Congress, Ed. M.S.Imbabi and  C.P.Mitchell, 22-27/05/2005, Aberdeen, Ecosse, Royaume-Uni, (ISBN: 0-080-44671-X), pp.1135-1140.
  25. Bennadji, A., Ahriz, H., Alastair, P. 2004. Computer Aided Sustainable Design, Proceeding of E-Design. In: Architecture Conference, 22-24/02/05, Dhahran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  26. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji A. 2004. Occupants and daylight in office buildings under sunny skies. In: Actes (Recueil des résumés et CD) de COBRA 2004 Conference,  7-8/09/2004, Leeds, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni, (ISBN 1-842-19193-3), 9 pages. Available from: http://www.rics.org/.
  27. Belakehal, A.,  Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2004. Femme, lumière et espace. Cas de l’habitat collectif à Biskra, Algérie. In: Séminaire International ‘Usages et Appropriations de l’espace: Entre pratiques et régulations’ 20-21/04/2004, Annaba.
  28. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji A. 2003. A daylighting evaluation in offices under clear sunny skies. In: Actes de PLEA 2003,  9-12/11/2003, Santiago, pp.521-526. 
  29. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2003. The impact of sunlight and daylight on the dwelling’s occupancy. Case of the hot dry regions of Algeria. In: Actes du Third Conference of the EPUK (Environmental Psychology in the UK) Network, 23-25/06/2003, Aberdeen, Ecosse, Royaume-Uni, pp.56-63.
  30. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2003. The impact of sunlight and daylight on the dwelling’s occupancy. Case of the hot dry regions of Algeria. In: Proceedings of the Third Conference of the EPUK (Environmental Psychology in the UK) Network, 23-25/06/2003, Aberdeen, pp.56-63.
  31. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2003. An evaluation method for daylighting quality in buildings under clear sunny skies. In: Proceedings of the Third Conference of the EPUK (Environmental Psychology in the UK) Network, 23-25/06/2003, Aberdeen, pp.70-79.
  32. Bennadji, A., Bouchlaghem, N. M., Loveday, D. L., Holmes, M., Holmes, M., Shaffery, J., van Zyl, R. 2002. Friendly Interface and data transfer for engineering assessment of building design option at sketch design stage “Energysave”. In: Advanced in Building Technology conference, Elsevier ISBN: 0-08-044100-9, Hong Kong, China, 2002.
  33. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2002. Sunlight and dweller’s emotions towards home. A phenomenological approach. In: Proceedings of the Light and Lightning 2002 International Conference “Comfort and Efficiency within Interior and Exterior Lighting”, 28-30/11/2002, Bucarest, Romania, pp.35-42.
  34. Bennadji, A., Bouchlaghem, N. M., Loveday, D. L., Holmes, M. 2002. Engineering Assessment of Design Options at Sketch Design Stage. In: Abt Conference, Hong Kong, pp.149-162
  35. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2001. Sunlight in the traditional dwellings of Algeria. In: Proceedings of the International Lighting Congress, 12-14/09/2001, Istanbul, pp.118-125.
  36. Bennadji, A, Bouchlaghem, N. M., Loveday, D. L., Holmes, M., Mitchell, K. T., van Zyl, R. 2001. Engineering Assessment of Building Design Option At Sketch Design Stage, in Passive and LowEnergy Architecture. In: 18th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA, Brazil, 7-9 November 2001, pp. 931-937
  37. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji, A. 2001. Sunlight in the traditional dwellings of Algeria. In: Actes de l’ International Lighting Congress, 12-14/09/2001, Istanbul, Turquie, pp.118-125.
  38. Belakehal, A., Tabet Aoul, K., Bennadji A. 2000. Sunlight and daylight in the traditional built environment. Case of the hot arid regions. In: Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC VI), 1-7/07/2000, Brighton, Ed. Sayigh A.A.M., Pergamon Press, New York, pp.624-627.
  39. Bennadji, A., Izard, J. L, Côte, M. 1999. An experience of adaptation to climate throughout time. In: PLEA "Passive and Low Energy in Architecture", Brisbane, Australia, September 1999.
  40. Bennadji, A., Izard, J. L., Côte, M. 1999. Strategies of climatic adaptation through time. In: ICB/ICUC Congress, Sydney, Australia. 
  41. Bennadji, A., Izard, J. L., Côte, M. 1999. L’adaptation microclimatique dans l’Architecture Traditionnelle et sa reprise par l’Architecture Contemporaine, des expériences à encourager. In: IV Colloque Internuniversitaire Franco-Québécois, thermique des systèmes à température modérée, Montréal, Canada, pp. 237-242, 1999.
  42. Bennadji, A., Izard, J. L., Côte, M. 1998. Building  performance in arid zones. In: PLEA "Passive and Low Energy in Architecture" Lisbon, Portugal, 1998.
  43. Bennadji, A., Izard, J. L., Côte, M. 1998. Microclimate urban adaptation in hot countries. In: EPIC'98, 3rd International Conference on “Energy Performance Indoor Climate”, and 2nd European Conference on “Energy Performance and Environment Quality in the Building”, Lyon, France, 1998.
  44. Bennadji, A., Izard, J. L., Côte, M. 1998. Architecture in Mediterranean space. In: EPIC’98 “Energy Performance Indoor Climate”.
  45. Bennadji, A., Izard. J. L. 1997. Solar Protection by architectural masque: the flank case for Algeria. In: National Seminar of Architecture, Biskra, Algeria, pp. 90-105, 1997.
  46. Bennadji, A., Côte, M., Izard, J. L. 1997. Urban Microclimate in arid zones. In: National Seminar of Architecture, Biskra, Algeria, pp.121-132, 1997.
  47. Bennadji A., Izard, J. L., 1995. Solar screen tools. In: "European Workshop, Lessons of the environment mastery in Architecture”, Toulouse, France, 1995.