Doctor Ali Al-Ashwal

Doctor Ali Al-Ashwal

Academic Program Advisor, Project Management,
Project Management

Senior Lecturer in Project Management,
Project Management

Biography

Dr. Ali Alashwal has over 12 years of experience in academia and practice. He has a Ph.D. in Building and Construction Economics, MSc. in Construction Management, and BSc. in Architecture and Engineering. Besides, he holds two credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, the USA, and Certified Practising Project Practitioner (CPPP) from AIPM, Australia. He is the recipient of the Excellent Service Award from the University of Malaya in 2018 and the New South Wales Professional Excellence in Building Award from the Australian Institute of Building (part of a team) in 2019. Since 2013, Dr. Alashwal has been teaching subjects of project and construction management at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students. His involvement in over 10 research projects enriched his experience in research management and research methodologies. He is well-versed in structural equation modeling, particularly partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM). He has published two books and over 50 journal and conference papers. His research focuses on enhancing construction project performance and success. Currently, he is conducting research on construction waste prediction and suicide among construction workers. 

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Qualifications

  • PhD University of Malaya
  • MSc

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), Australia (2019 - 2019)
  • Member, International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM), Australia (2019 - 2020)
  • Associate Member, Association of Construction Project Managers, Malaysia (2016)
  • Member, prefabAUS, Australia (2019 - 2019)

Awards

  • Excellent Service Certificate 2018-06-01
  • New South Wales Professional Excellence in Building Award (Research, Development and Technology), Australian Institute of Building (part of a team) 2019-07-26

Interests

  • International Construction
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Smart Construction
  • Sustainable Construction

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Project Management
  • Project Management

Contact

Email: A.Al-Ashwal@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 933
Mobile:
Location: Y.3.08
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200469 Quality and Value Management, 2019
  • 301055 Research Project A, 2019
  • 301190 Safe and Sustainable Construction, 2019
  • 301193 Strategic Project Management, 2018
  • 301193 Strategic Project Management, 2019
  • 301195 Time and Quality Management, 2019

Publications

Books

  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Chen, W., Rahim, F., Zainon, N. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2013), 'Project Learning in Construction', : University of Malaya Press 9789831006955.

Chapters in Books

  • Al-Ashwal, A., Bin Ismail, M., Al-Obaidi, K. and Al-Sabahi, M. (2017), 'Zero carbon building assessment for UM Chancellery Building and other UM office buildings', UM Living Lab. Volume 1: Transforming Research into Action, University of Malaya Press 9789674880033.

Journal Articles

  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Ann, T. (2021), 'Application of home-country joint venture (HJV) for international construction contractors', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 21, no 12 , pp 1278 - 1286.
  • Al Refaie, A., Al-Ashwal, A., Abdul-Samad, Z. and Salleh, H. (2021), 'Weather and labor productivity in construction : a literature review and taxonomy of studies', International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, vol 70, no 4 , pp 941 - 957.
  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Al-Ashwal, A. and Perera, S. (2021), 'Investigation of waste diversion rates in the construction and demolition sector in Australia', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, vol 11, no 3 , pp 427 - 439.
  • Li, X., Wang, C. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2021), 'Case study on BIM and value engineering integration for construction cost control', Advances in Civil Engineering, vol 2021 .
  • Alfaiz, S., Karim, S. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2021), 'Critical success factors of green building retrofitting ventures in Iraq', International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, vol 12, no 1 .
  • Hijazi, A., Perera, S., Neves Calheiros, R. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2021), 'Rationale for the integration of BIM and blockchain for the construction supply chain data delivery : a systematic literature review and validation through focus group', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol 147, no 10 .
  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Al-Ashwal, A. and Perera, S. (2021), 'Exploring the barriers for implementing waste trading practices in the construction industry in Australia', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, vol 11, no 4 , pp 559 - 576.
  • Li, X., Wang, C., Al-Ashwal, A. and Bora, S. (2020), 'Game analysis on prefabricated building evolution based on dynamic revenue risks in China', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol 267 .
  • Basaif, A., Al-Ashwal, A., Rahim, F., Karim, S. and Loo, S. (2020), 'Technology awareness of artificial intelligence (AI) application for risk analysis in construction projects', Malaysian Construction Research Journal, vol Special 9, no 1 , pp 182 - 195.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Alduais, H. (2019), 'Performance strategies of Malaysian international contractors during boom and recession periods', International Journal of Construction Management, vol 19, no 5 , pp 453 - 461.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Al-Sabahi, M. (2018), 'Risk factors in construction projects during unrest period in Yemen', Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, vol 23, no 2 , pp 43 - 62.
  • Wang, C., Al-Ashwal, A., Asef, A., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Wood, L. (2018), 'Moderating role of organisational learning and firm size on risk management maturity in construction firms', South African Journal of Business Management, vol 49, no 1 .
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Chew, M. (2017), 'Simulation techniques for cost management and performance in construction projects in Malaysia', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, vol 7, no 5 , pp 534 - 545.
  • Al-Ashwal, A., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Asef, A. (2017), 'Influence of organizational learning and firm size on risk management maturity', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol 33, no 6 .
  • Al-Ashwal, A., Fareed, N. and Al-Obaidi, K. (2017), 'Determining success criteria and success factors for international construction projects for Malaysian contractors', Construction Economics and Building, vol 17, no 2 , pp 62 - 80.
  • Yamin, M., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2017), 'Developing a framework for the success of international development projects in the Maldives', International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability, vol 2, no 1 , pp 32 - 46.
  • Al-Ashwal, A., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Radzi, J. (2016), 'Knowledge utilization process in highway construction projects', Journal of Management in Engineering, vol 32, no 4 .
  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Al-Ashwal, A. and Abdullah, A. (2016), 'Abandoned housing projects in Malaysia : risk management capabilities during rehabilitation', ArchNet - IJAR, vol 10, no 2 , pp 153 - 165.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Fong, S. (2015), 'Empirical study to determine fragmentation of construction projects', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol 141, no 7 .
  • Al-Sibai, E. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2014), 'A perspective on conflict and performance of international construction projects', Journal of Surveying, Construction and Property, vol 5, no 2 , pp 1 - 12.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Abdul-Rahman, H. (2014), 'Aspects of project learning in construction : a socio-technical model', Construction Innovation, vol 14, no 2 , pp 229 - 244.
  • Al-Sibaie, E., Al-Ashwal, A., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Zolkafli, U. (2014), 'Determining the relationship between conflict factors and performance of international construction projects', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol 21, no 4 , pp 369 - 382.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Abdul-Rahman, H. (2014), 'Using PLS-PM to model the process of inter-project learning in construction projects', Automation in Construction, vol 44 , pp 176 - 182.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Pirzada, K. (2014), 'Venturing into international construction project : Malaysian perspective', Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review, vol 2, no 1 , pp 142 - 156.
  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Asef, A., Al-Ashwal, A. and Loo, S. (2013), 'A conceptual model of the relationship between risk management maturity and organizational learning', International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning, vol 3, no 1 , pp 43 - 46.
  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Al-Ashwal, A., Ayub, M. and Abdullah, A. (2013), 'Abandoned housing projects in Malaysia : pressing issues during the rehabilitation process', Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol 7, no 1 , pp 65 - 73.
  • Qahtan, A., Keumala, N., Rao, S. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2012), 'A case study to assess the near-glazed workplace thermal performance', Advanced Materials Research, vol 374-377 , pp 1724 - 1732.
  • Al-Ashwal, A., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Beksin, A. (2011), 'Knowledge sharing in a fragmented construction industry : on the hindsight', Scientific Research and Essays, vol 6, no 7 , pp 1530 - 1536.
  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Al-Ashwal, A. and Jamaludin, Z. (2011), 'Implementation and methods of project learning in quantity surveying firms : barriers, enablers and success factors', American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, vol 3, no 3 , pp 430 - 438.

Conference Papers

  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Perera, S. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2021), 'Drivers for implementing effective waste trading practices in the construction industry', Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference, online.
  • Smolders, J., Al-Ashwal, A., Senaratne, S. and Hardie, M. (2021), 'Industry-enabled work integrated learning through Certificate of Practice program', Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference, online.
  • Saif, A., Al-Ashwal, A., Abdullah, Q., Alsamhi, S., Ameen, A. and Salh, A. (2021), 'Infrastructure sharing and quality of service for telecommunication companies in Yemen', International Congress of Advanced Technology and Engineering, online.
  • Ching, W., Al-Ashwal, A. and Rahim, F. (2019), 'Risk disclosure and performance of Malaysian construction public listed companies', International Conference on Built Environment and Engineering, Johor, Malaysia.
  • Al-Ashwal, A., Low, W. and Kamis, N. (2019), 'Effect of inter-organizational learning on construction SMEs performance', Curtin University Technology, Science and Engineering International Conference, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Paino, J., Perera, S., Al-Ashwal, A. and Rodrigo, N. (2019), 'Impact of fly-ash on carbon emissions in different concrete grades', World Construction Symposium , Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Hijazi, A., Perera, S., Al-Ashwal, A. and Neves Calheiros, R. (2019), 'Enabling a single source of truth through BIM and blockchain integration', International Conference on Innovation, Technology, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Amwaj Islands, Bahrain.
  • Hijazi, A., Perera, S., Al-Ashwal, A. and Neves Calheiros, R. (2019), 'Blockchain adoption in construction supply chain : a review of studies across multiple sectors', CIB Congress, Hong Kong, China.
  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Perera, S., Al-Ashwal, A. and Lord, O. (2019), 'Assessment of waste generation and diversion rates in residential construction projects in Australia', CIB Congress, Hong Kong, China.
  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Perera, S. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2019), 'A review of construction waste data and reporting systems used in Australia', Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference, Noosa, Qld..
  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Perera, S. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2019), 'A review of smart technology usage in construction and demolition waste management', World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. (2019), 'A literature review of waste prediction models in construction projects', Australasian Universities Building Education Association. Conference, Noosa, Qld..
  • Basaif, A., Loo, S. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2018), 'Review on the application of artificial intelligence for risk analysis in construction projects', ASEAN Post Graduate Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. and Si, N. (2016), 'Knowledge utilization and decision making in construction projects in Malaysia', Knowledge Management International Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
  • Yamin, M., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Al-Ashwal, A. (2016), 'Exploring critical success factors for international development projects in Maldives : proposition for a qualitative approach', Borneo Research Education Conference, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Al-Ashwal, A. (2015), 'Project learning enablers within fragmented construction projects', International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management, Busan, Korea.
  • Al-Ashwal, A., Abdul-Rahman, H. and Radzi, J. (2014), 'Knowledge utilization in construction projects : a conceptual framework', Knowledge Management International Conference, Langkawi, Malaysia.
  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Asef, A., Al-Ashwal, A. and Loo, A. (2013), 'Enhancement of OPM3 risk management by using learning practices', International Conference on Economics, Business and Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Abdul-Rahman, H., Al-Ashwal, A. and Ayoub, M. (2012), 'Abandoned housing projects in Malaysia : potential risks during the rehabilitation process', Management in Construction Research Association. Postgraduate Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ongoing Research:

  • Construction Waste Prediction for Land Development Projects
  • Developing Smart Benchmarking Waste Management Model for Construction Projects
  • Modeling Drivers and Barriers to Adopting Risk Management Practices in Malaysian Small Construction Projects / Co-researcher / University of Malaya (BKP Grant) / RM 31,430 / January 2017 - January 2019.

Completed Research:

  • Zero Carbon Building Assessment of UM Chancellery and Other Buildings in UM / Principal Investigator / University of Malaya Living Lab / RM62,492 / May 2016 - December 2017.
  • Venturing of Malaysian Construction Firms into International Market / Principal Investigator / University of Malaya Research Grant / RM15,000 / June 2014 - February 2016.
  • Estimating Dissimilarities of Environmental Risk Acuity in the Ampang Landslide belt and the Peripheral Areas / Co-researcher / Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) / Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia / RM249,500 / May 2013 - April 2015.
  • Developing Project Learning Model Considering Fragmentation in Construction / Principal Investigator / University of Malaya Postgraduate Research Scheme / RM3,500 / January 2010 - January 2011.
  • Incorporation of positive risks and soft system in delivering risk efficiency by benchmarking organization maturity level / Research Assistant / Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) / Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia / Appointment period: October 2011 - January 2013.  
  • Risk management in the abandoned development project in Malaysia- An empirical study / Research Assistant / University of Malaya Research Grant / Appointment period: March 2012 - October 2012.
  • Application of global project learning system for value-added construction projects / Research Assistant / Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Malaysia / Appointment period: March 2008 - December 2009.
  • Mosque Architecture, Design Approach and Design Elements with Significant Function / Research Assistant / Appointment period: September 2007- January 2008.

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Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Building Information Modeling Enabled Facility Management
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Using Ground Heat Sinks and Fan Coil Units to Economically Cool Homes in Northern Australia
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Developing Smart Benchmarking Waste Management Model for Construction Projects
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Develop a framework for interrelationship between Project Management and Asset Managment
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Developing a Blockchain-Based Post-Contract Work and Payment Certification Framework for Construction Projects
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: An Efficient Building Digitisation Technique for Sustainable Design and Retrofit
Field of Research:

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