Dr Tom Beach

Dr Tom Beach

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
beachth@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5796
Location:
S0.12, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am a senior lecturer in Construction Informatics, I hold a PhD in Computer Science and have been working in the built environment research field for over 8 years.

I am passionate about applying state of the art computing technologies to deliver a safer, more efficient, more resilient built environment.

My research focuses on innovation in the built environment field underpinned by state of the art computing technologies. This combination of a background in Computer Science, a solid grounding in the built environment field, and expertise in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and built environment semantics, makes me ideally placed to conduct research towards creating a more intelligent, efficient and adaptable built environment.

More specifically, my research interests include: (a) specification and implementation of building/district/city data storage, (b) the Internet of Things(IoT) and its application to the monitoring and control of the built environment, (c) data analytics including machine learning and artificial intelligence, (d) application of cloud/distributed computing to data storage and processing for built environment applications and (e) the semantics of data within the built environment.

Professional memberships

Member of the British Computer Society

Fellow of the Higher Education Society

2018

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2015

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2009

Cardiff School of Engineering Mobility Coordinator

ACE Mobility Tutor

Currently Teaching:

  • EN1092 - Computing I
  • EN2208 - Computing II
  • EN2026 - Engineering Analysis II

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Digitisation of Requirements, Regulations and Compliance Checking Processes in the Built EnvironmentBeach T, Rezgui YCentre for Digital Built Britian£55k01/7/18 -> 22/12/18
WISDOM Water analytics and intelligent sensing for demand optimised managementRezgui Y, Kwan A, Li H, Mourshed M, Beach TEuropean Commission (FP7)£352,68701/02/2014 - 31/01/2017
BRE StudentshipRezgui Y, Li H, Beach TBRE Trust£19,84601/04/2012 - 31/03/2015
Clouds4Coordination: Cloud Based project co-ordination in the AEC SectorProf O Rana (COMSC), Prof Y Rezgui, Beach TTSB via BRE£76,60907/01/2013 - 31/12/2016

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
MODELLING EMBODIED ENERGY OF HOUSING STOCK.ELALWANI Eman Mohamed AliGraduatedMPhil
Water Behaviour Modelling For Efficient ICT-Based Water Management In Urban EnvironmentsTERLET Julia Jeanne LouiseGraduatedPhD
BIM BASED COST OPTIMISATION OF GREEN BUILDINGS.MOHSIN MarwahCurrentPhD
BIM-Based Smart Compliance Checking to Enhance Environmental SustainabilityKASIM TalaGraduatedPhD

I am interesting in supervising PhDs involving the following areas:

  • Application of optimisation, machine learning, and AI in the built environment.
  • Use cases for structured asset data (BIM)
  • Automation of regulatory/sustainability assessments in the built environment
  • Application of distributed leger (blockchain) for contracting/integrity applications in the built environment

Even if your idea is not precidely aligned to these areas - please get in touch - it may still be some I can supervise (or co-supervise with a colleague).

Current supervision

Julia Jeanne Louise Terlet

Research student

Marwah Mohsin

Research student