CIOB names new vice president

The Chartered Institute of Building has announced that Professor Ghassan Aouad has been appointed as vice president.Professor Ghassan Aouad is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at Salford University.

He will take over as president of the group in June 2013, following in the footsteps of James Wates (2010), Peter Jacobs (2011) and Alan Crane (2012).

Speaking about his appointment Ghassan said: “During my time leading research at the University of Salford I have travelled the world and I am fully aware of the international reputation of the CIOB, so I hope my appointment will make it even stronger globally. I am very optimistic about the future and I have every confidence that CIOB will go from strength to strength both with its core UK membership and around the world.

“I’m honoured to be appointed to the presidency and I’m looking forward to working with the Chief Exec, Board of Trustees and the entire membership in order to take CIOB to new grounds which will result in benefits to our industry, academic communities and society at large.”

Ghassan has spent the last 20 years teaching and researching subjects related to the areas of Information Modelling and Visualisation, nD simulation and process mapping within construction.

As a principal investigator, Ghassan has generated over £10m to support research related to built and human environment processes and products, collaborating widely with many UK and international institutions, he has presented his work in more than 35 countries.

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