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Staff Profile: Prof Y Rezgui


Prof Yacine Rezgui
Dip. Arch, MSc (DEA - Paris 6), PhD (ENPC), MBCS



Director BRE Center of Excellence in Sustainable Engineering


Teaching Discipline:

Architectural, Civil & Environmental Engineering


Research Theme:

Energy and Environment


Research Group:

BRE Centre for Sustainable Engineering



Room S/0.08 Newport Road



+44 (0)29 2087 5719 (direct line)





Professor Yacine Rezgui is a BRE (Building Research Establishment) Chair in 'Building Systems and Informatics'. He is a qualified architect with an MSc (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in “Building Sciences” (obtained from Université Jussieu - Paris 6) and a PhD in Computer Science applied to the construction industry, obtained from ENPC (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées).

After 4 years of industrial experience in architectural engineering, he joined Derbi Informatique, the IT subsidiary of OTH (Omnium Technique Holding), a French engineering company specialised in all aspects of design and construction engineering. He took part to several of their developments, including their web-based project management system SGTi ( He has then worked as a researcher for CSTB (Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment) and was involved in a number of national and EU research projects in the field of document engineering (DOCCIME), product modelling and Computer Integrated Construction (ATLAS).

In 1995, he joined Salford University in the UK as a Research Fellow, then Academic: Lecturer (1996), Senior Lecturer (1998), Professor (2001). He was the founding Director (2003 – 2007) of the 5* (RAE 2001) rated Informatics Research Institute at Salford University (

He has over the last 10 years completed in the capacity of principal investigator and co-investigator:
(a) Several national research projects, including CoBrITe (GR/M34249), C-Sand (GR/R21332/01), ADS (GR/M42381/01), EPSRC-IMRC-SCRI Phase 1 (GR/R64575/01) and EPSRC-SCRI-IMRC Phase 2 (EP/E001882/1), IMRP (EP/G026262/1), CloudBIM (EP/I034270/1); and,

(b) Several European research projects, including Condor, OSMOS (IST-1999-10491), e-Cognos (IST-2000-28671), SciX (IST-2001-3312), ICCI (IST-2001-32031), ROADCON (IST-2001-37278), VOSTER (IST-2001-32031), VE-Forum (IST-1-507469-SSA), and FUNSIEC (eContent 42059Y3C3FPAL2), SPORTE2 (FP7/2007-2013), KnoholEM (FP7/2007-2013).

He conducts research in the following areas:
(a) Software engineering (including service-oriented architectures).
(b) Knowledge and Document Engineering (centred on the use of Ontology).
(c) Knowledge Management (using socio-technical and process oriented approaches).
(d) Collaborative working, and
(e) Virtual enterprises and value networks.

He has over 150-refereed publications in the above areas, which appeared in international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, Information Sciences, and Data and Knowledge Engineering.


Professional Activities and Recognition:

External Examiner at Loughborough University on their two courses:
- BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management
- BSc Construction Engineering Management

External Examiner at the British University in Egypt on their two courses:
- BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management
- BSc Construction Engineering Management

Visiting Professor at Salford University

Member of the EPSRC College

Member of the British Computer Society

Member of the Society of Collaborative Networks

Examined PhDs during the 2008 / 2009 academic year in the UK (including Nottingham University and Loughborough university), France (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers; Ecole Polytechnique de Lorraine), and Finland.

Member of the organizing committee of several international conferences, including NLDB, Pro-VE, ICCBE, ICEIS, WEBIST, CE2008.

Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology in Construction.

Member of the editorial board of several international journals, including Advanced Engineering Informatics, Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research.