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 Usman Awan

Usman Awan

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture

Usman completed his Bachelors degree in Architecture in 2005, from the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan. He did his Masters at Cardiff University in 2007 in 'Environmental Design of Buildings' then was employed by Buro -Happold Ltd in Bath, UK as graduate engineer and energy consultant, gaining experience in energy softwares like eco-tect, IES, HTB2 and winair.

He subsequently returned to Pakistan in 2009 and joined the University of Engineering and Technology as an assistant professor, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level mainly in the subject of Architecture design, environmentally controlled systems and energy efficient architecture. He has supervised 5 MSc theses to completion and is currently enrolled in Cardiff University as a PhD student on a University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Faculty Development scholarship. He has done many residential, commercial and interior projects in Pakistan as a freelancer and designed and implemented many projects in the University of Engineering and Technology as a consultant architect.

Selected publications

Sustainable Institution of Post-event Reconstruction in Developing Countries: Defining the Non-engineered Construction Paradigm

S.A. Akbar, M. Siddiq, M.U.M. Awan, S. Shah, M. IQbal

Department of Architecture, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Thesis

What role should buildings play in controlling carbon emissions in the climatic constraints of southern Punjab, Pakistan?

Generally, out of the four provinces of Pakistan, the research will explore the overall current and future energy demand of Punjab province, and, particularly, in the building sector (which seems to be one of the larger consumers of energy), what the present and future scenarios would be, especially regarding electricity usage.

The focus of research will be to consider the energy being consumed by all sectors in Punjab, how the demand is being met, and the future demand. Would the existing frameworks in research area be sufficient to meet the future needs?

What are the potentials in building sector, and how deeply they are explored and implemented? The research will look at the possibilities to develop and implement the Frameworks for a Sustainable Punjab, and to what extend the building sector can help to achieve it.