Dr Jamal Alabid

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6683

E: jamal.alabid2@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/lsa

 

Personal profile

Dr Alabid is currently teaching at De Montfort University, Leicester School of Architecture.

His area of teaching is design studio for BA2, building performance & technology 3, technical specification for BSc and MSc. His experience is in environmental architecture, building performance and energy modelling systems.

The research area and interest is in energy and indoor climate in the context of hot and arid climates.

Dr Alabid has published a book chapter on research methodology in the built environment and recently another book chapter in Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation and Social Sustainability, Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing.

In addition, a number of articles in conferences and journal papers have been published as an outcome of his research project.

He had an abroad teaching experience at Almergheb University in Libya from 2005-2012 and worked for an architectural consultancy office from 2006-2008. 

Research group affiliations

Architectural Research Group

Research interests/expertise

Architectural design studios, Environmental architecture, architectural technology & Energy modelling systems, Indoor built environment.

Areas of teaching

Architectural design Studio, building performance, energy modelling and systems, architectural engineering and environmental architecture.

Qualifications

PhD in sustainable Architecture, MA in architectural design, PGDip. in environmental architecture and BSc (Hons) in architecture & Urban Planning

Courses taught

BA2 architecture (Part I), BSc Architectural technology, MSc Architecture & Sustainability

Honours and awards

Almergheb University/ student scholarship, July 2007 for Master degree studies

Almergheb University/ student scholarship, May 2011 for PhD studies. 

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member of CIBSE Daylighting Group 2014/2015

Chairman of Libyan Society at De Montfort University 2014/2015

Associated BREEAM Member October 2017

LIA Member 2018

Professional licences and certificates

Certified Passive House Consultant/Designer (CPHC&D) October 2018 PassivHaus

Conference attendance

Alabid J. (2016) Environmental performance of traditional and contemporary dwellings in Ghadames, Libya. PhD workshop towards an improved alignment between buildings and their context: multi-disciplinary and multi-national research, Queens Building De Montfort University, Leicester, UK 27th April 2016 oral presentation.  

Alabid, J. (2016) A conceptual framework for designing sustainable homes in hot arid climates, 1st LSA PhD symposium –De Montfort University Leicester, UK 21st April 2016 oral presentation.

Alabid J. (2015) Bioclimatic architecture; Responsive design & Possibilities (Ghadames, Libya). As a guest lecturer, Queens Building - De Montfort University, UK 13th November 2015, lecture for MSc students.

Ventilation: the one and future king. CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group University of Nottingham, UK 6th May 2015, Seminar and workshop.

Sustainability and Buildings - walking the tightrope to 2050. LoLo Conference Steering Group - Loughborough University Design School – Loughborough UK 22nd April 2015 attendance.

Biomimetic Architecture’ CIBSE IBG, London, UK Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, 19 November 2014– Seminar and workshop. 

Urban Design for All, Towards a Life less Ordinary. The national conference on Urban Design Nottingham, UK 18-20 September 2014, attendance.

Alabid, J. (2014) Lessons from the past and eco-sustainable architecture of desert housing in Ghadames, Libya. Poster competition 5-6 June 2014 at Hilton London Metropole Hotel, 225 Edgware Road, London, UK – participation 2nd winner.

Low Carbon Buildings for Local Authorities, Continuing professional development, CIBSE – Manchester, UK 26th May 2014 – workshop.

Research degree student poster competition and research open day. De Montfort University, UK 9th April 2014, participation.

Key research outputs

Control of Daylight and Natural Ventilation in Traditional Architecture of Ghadames, Libya

Alabid, J., Taki, A. & Painter, B., 2016. Control of Daylight and Natural Ventialtion in Traditional Architecture of Ghadames, Libya. In 21st Century Human Habitat : Issues , Sustainability and Development . Akure, Nigeria: Federal University of Technology Akure.

https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/2086/11880

Learning from bioclimatic desert Architecture: A case study of Ghadames, Libya

Taki, A and Alabid, J (2016) Learning from bioclimatic desert Architecture: A case study of Ghadames, Libya. In: V. Ahmed, A. Opoku and Z. Aziz, Eds. 2016. Research Methodology in the Built Environment: A Selection of Case Studies. Routledge: London.

https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/2086/12413

Desert Architecture Review of Ghadames Housing in Libya

Alabid, J.M., Taki, AH and Cowd, B (2014) Desert Architectural Review of Ghadames Housing in Libya. The First International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates held in Doha, Qatar, February 24 - 26, 2014. pp. 240-247

https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/11871

Bioclimatic housing design to desert architecture: A case study of Ghadames, Libya

Alabid, J. & Taki, A., 2014. Bioclimatic housing design to desert architecture: A case study of Ghadames, Libya. HVAC&R Research, 20(7), pp.760–769. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10789669.2014.953872 [Accessed June 5, 2015].

https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/11836

Optimising Residential Courtyard in Terms of Social and Environmental Performance for Ghadames Housing, Libya

Alabid, J. and Taki, A.H. (2017). Optimising Residential Courtyard in Terms of Social and Environmental Performance for Ghadames Housing, Libya, PLEA2017 conference, Edinburgh, UK 3-5 July 2017

 https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14228

Simulation of Traditional and Contemporary Dwellings in Ghadames, Libya

Alabid, J., Taki, A.H. and Painter, B. (2017) Simulation of Traditional and Contemporary Dwellings in Ghadames, Libya. Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of Design and Building Practices, Locally and Globally AMPS, Architecture_MPS; London South Bank University 2017 https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/14142

A social-environmental interface of sustainable development: A case study of Ghadames, Libya

Taki, AH. and Alabid, J. (2018) A social-environmental interface of sustainable development: A case study of Ghadames, Libya’. In: Dastbaz, M., Naude, W. and Manoochehri, J. (Eds) Smart Futures, Challenges of Urbanisation and Social Sustainability. Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing, pp.117-130

 https://www.dora.dmu.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/2086/16101

Night ventilation as a passive cooling design strategy in Ghadames’s traditional dwellings

Alabid, J (2017), night ventilation as a passive cooling design strategy in Ghadames’s traditional dwellings, LoLo Conference, Loughborough, Loughborough University UK (13th June 2017). 

Consultancy/external income generation information:

Area of expertise, previous consultancies undertaken, currently available Y/N, companies worked with.

Consultancy work

Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC&D)

Professional esteem indicators

ASHREA Peer Reviewer 2017

ORCID number

0000-0002-1176-0967

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