Dimosthenis Kifokeris – Co-Chair for EC3 Summer School
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 – Co-Chair for EC3 Summer School
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.
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.