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Dr Tom Beach

Dr Tom Beach

Reader in Construction Informatics

School of Engineering

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

Overview

I am a reader 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.

Biography

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

Publications

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2009

Teaching

Civil Engineering MSc Tutor

Currently Teaching:

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

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Digitising Construction RegulationsBeach T, Rezgui YConstruction Innovation Hub£480k1/7/20->31/6/2022
Attenuating the Environmental Impact of our Buildings through Semantic-based Dynamic Life cycle Assessment (SemanticLCA)Rezgui Y, Beach T, Petri IEPSRC£640k1/6/20->30/5/2022
Evidence-based market and policy instruments implementation across the EU to increase the demand for energy skills across construction sector value chainRezgui Y, Beach T, Petri IEuropean commission - H2020£105k01/06/20 ->30/05/22
Utilising Innovative Methods of Data Capture for Regulatory Compliance CheckingBeach T, Rezgui YESRC(via UCL)£90k1/2/20->31/7/20
Towards a European Digital Platform for ConstructionRezgui Y, Beach T, Petri IEuropean commission - H2020£15k01/09/19 -> 28/02/21
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
EVALUATING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF EXISTING BUILDINGS ENVELOPE USING REMOTE SENSINGAmin AminCurrentPhD
Generative Design Driven by Construction RegulationsJonathan YeungCurrentPhD
Smart Readiness IndicatorsMajid Yahya Al MughairiCurrentPhD
Spatially Disaggregated Building Stock Model of The UK Residential SectorAdnan HossainCurrentPhD
MULTI-SOURCE FUSION OF BIG DATA FOR REAL-TIME SUSTAINABILITYSalem Khodair AlgarniCurrentPhD
Managing BIM based Sustainable Construction Adoption in Saudi AraabiaMushref Saad A AlghamdiCurrentPhD
Cyber Security in Digital Twins and Cyber Physical SystemsKaznah AlshammariCurrentPhD
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 MarwahSubmittedPhD
BIM-Based Smart Compliance Checking to Enhance Environmental SustainabilityKASIM TalaGraduatedPhD

Supervision

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 something I can supervise (or co-supervise with a colleague).

Current supervision

Marwah Mohsin

Research student

Adnan Hossain

Research student