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In the field of Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Informatics, Extended Reality Technologies; AR/VR/MR/Serious Game in AEC Education, Digital Twin, Building Information Modeling, Industrialised Construction and Construction Safety


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Dr Ali Rashidi is a researcher at the Future Building Initiative jointly run by the Faculty of Engineering and Monash Art Design and Architecture at Monash University. He's an active coordinator of Digital Project Management at the Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) program in Australia. Ali's teaching practice is focused on Project Management unit delivery in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash-Clayton. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Construction Engineering and Management at the School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia. His doctoral dissertation was on “Developing Capability of Low-skilled Laborers through Serious Game in Industrialised Timber Construction Projects”. Ali’s doctoral dissertation merged engagement factors with effective educational design criteria to produce a Serious Game training prototype for an engaging low-skilled workforce in learning complex industrialised construction technologies. Ali is the inventor of 6 Intellectual Properties (Utility Innovation, Copyrights, and Trademark) in developing the design and development workflow process for gamifying instructional training manual. He is very comfortable working on multi-disciplinary projects, particularly with a focus on computer-integrated design and construction management such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Extended Reality (MR/AR/VR + Serious Game) applications for project coordination and progress monitoring throughout the project lifecycle.

In addition, he has been granted an Autodesk® Certified Professional in Revit Architecture since 2016. Ali is a Fellow and Chartered Professional Engineer (FIEAust CPEng) at Engineers Australia. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Integrated Design Studies, PhD, Developing Capability of Low-skilled laborers through Serious Game at Industrialized Timber Construction Projects

… → 2015

Civil Engineering, MEng

… → 2010

Civil Engineering, BEng

Research area keywords

  • Construction Informatics
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Extended Reality in AEC Education
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Industrialised Construction
  • Serious Game
  • Digital Twin

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