Daniel Hall – EC3 Conference Chair

Daniel Hall is Assistant Professor of Innovative and Industrial Construction at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of ETH Zürich. The overarching theme of his research is to enhance governance, productivity, and innovation in construction projects through a transformation from fragmented project delivery methods to new organizational models that integrate the supply chain of the vertically and horizontally fragmented construction industry. His work finds that in order to foster more innovation in products and processes, the AEC industry must embrace new technologies, governance strategies and organizational models. 

His current research interests include: Industrialized Construction, Governance of Integrated Project Delivery, Blockchain in Construction, Adoption of Systemic Innovations, Industry 4.0, and Entrepreneurship in AEC.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (2017) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) from Stanford University. He also holds a Master of Science (2014) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with an emphasis in Sustainable Design and Construction from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science (2008) in Architectural Engineering from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.

Daniel is a member of the EC3 Human Data Interaction Committee.


Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue – Academic Programme and Paper Submission System

Lavinia Chiara Tagliabue is Associate Professor of Construction Management, Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy. Her research interest focuses on sustainability at building and district level, environmental and energy protocols, energy saving, renewable energies, energy retrofit, NZEB, LC-ZEB, BIM to BEM interoperability (building information modelling to building energy modelling), Cognitive Buildings, Digital Twins, behavioral design, probabilistic models, IoT for building management, Asset Information Management.

She is lecturer at University of Turin for the course “Digitization and Management of Real Estate Assets”, Department of Management, and in three Master Programmes: “Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructures”, on the topics of NZEB and Renewable Energy Sources, and “BIM A+ European Master Course” led by CISE – Construction Innovation and Sustainable Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Universidad de Minho, University of Lubjana, and Master in “Entrepreneurial Design for Innovation in Construction”, led by University of Cagliari, Italy.

Lavinia is currently Representative for the University of Turin in The partnership with the New European Bahaus and she is coordinatig the project “Digitization of the University Campus for Asset Management optimization and data management”, University of Turin led by the Department of Management. She is International expert in the project “Integration of Blockchain and Digital Twin for Smart Asset Lifecycle Management”, Innovation project Smart Built Environment: Research, development and innovation projects, led by University of Jonkoping, Sweden.

Lavinia is Program Chair of EC3 conference 2022 

She is International expert in the Project “Integration of Blockchain and Digital Twin for Smart Asset Lifecycle Management” led by Jonkoping University Sweden and she coordinated the national funded project.

Dimosthenis Kifokeris – Summer School Co-Chair

Dimosthenis Kifokeris is Assistant Professor in Construction Production and Management of Construction Projects at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. His research and publications focus mainly on construction management and production, digitalization (machine learning, blockchain, IoT, and BIM), lean and industrialized construction, process sustainability and circularity, and constructability. His interdisciplinary perspectives include labor process theory, organizational theory, strategic management, and data science.

Dr. Kifokeris works in domestic and international research projects, and teaches in the MSc Program Design and Construction Project Management, where he leads the course “Construction, processes and management”. He is currently co-supervising a PhD thesis. He has been a researcher for TUD COST Action TU1406, a doctoral researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), and has professional construction management experience.

He completed his own PhD on risk source-based constructability appraisal using machine learning at AUTh (2018), wherefrom he had previously received his MSc in Engineering Project Management (2013), and his MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering (2012). Among others, he is a member of IALCCE, IABSE, SBU, Lean Forum Bygg, CMB, and TEE-TCG.

Dr. Kifokeris is a member of the EC3 Human-Data Interaction Committee.


Mahendrini Ariyachandra – Summer School Co-Chair

Mahendrini Ariyachandra is a Lecturer in Construction Management and Engineering at School of Engineering and the Environment at Kingston University, London. She completed her PhD from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge in 2021. She received the best paper award at 2020 International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), the best paper award at 2019 Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) conference and was among the top 4 finalists at Transport Research Area – TRAVision Young Researcher Competition in 2020. Her primary research interests include digital twins in the built environment, building information modelling, construction automation and informatics, smart cities and construction economics.  

Her current research projects include several novel applications developed in collaboration with domestic and international research partners, with a primary focus on construction management, automation, and informatics. She has been in academia for six years teaching Construction Management, Digital Construction and Quantity Surveying core course modules for various postgradute and undergraduate programmes at the University of Cambridge (UK), British Centre of Applied Studies (Qatar) and University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka). At Kingston, she currently serves as the module leader for three Construction Management and Engineering modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is a RisingWISE fellow from the Oxbridge network, representing women early career STEM researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford. 

Dragana Nikolić – Dissemination Chair

Dr. Dragana Nikolić is a Lecturer in Digital Architecture in the School of the Built Environment at University of Reading; the Program Director for the MSc Digital Design and Construction and the member of the Human Data Interaction (HDI) Committee of the European Centre of Computing in Construction. She graduated with an architecture degree from University of Belgrade and subsequently received a Ph.D. degree in Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests center on digital technologies in design and construction in terms of how evolving digital practices transform the project delivery in the built environment from the managerial, procedural and human perspectives. In educational context, interactive technologies raise questions about their role in supporting problem based learning and decision-making skills. Her past and current industry collaborations, including with Skanska, Crossrail, Mott MacDonald and Bentley inform the exploration of issues such as visualization in virtual reality for training and design reviews, project collaboration, simulation, building information modeling, and digital fabrication, straddling the use of digital technologies in practice and engineering education.