Faculty Profile

Ar Sarmad Salah ud Din

Assistant Professor

School of Architecture and Planning

Department of Architecture

 : sarmad.salahuddin@umt.edu.pk   

Education:           

  •  Masters in Facilities Management  (Pratt Institute, USA)
  • B. Arch (National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan)

 

Designation:        

Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning (SAP)

 Description/Introduction

  • M.Sc in Facilities Management, Pratt Institute, New York, USA.
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) NCA, Lahore.

Architect Sarmad Salahuddin has over 10 years of experience related to academics, practical field and research. Started his career as an Architect, after graduating for National College of Art, Lahore. Worked at the office of legendry Architect, Nayyer Ali Dada for 4 years and then moved to America to pursue a Masters degree in Facilities Management from the renowned Pratt Institute in New York, USA. After graduating he worked in New York for two years, with renowned Construction companies in the area of Project Management. The projects were related to New York Parks department and Fire Department, mostly related to renovations and up gradation. He then immigrated to Canada, and resided there for almost 8 years. During that period he worked with renowned Facilities Management and property management companies. Facilities management has become a very important tool in managing Real estate portfolios of Multinational Corporations, Banks, Oil companies and financial institutions. After moving back to home, he established his own practice and worked for University of South Asia, as a Facilities Manager and Assistant professor, for a brief period. He formulated the plan for entire campus management, space management, renovations, Campus safety, upgrades and overall maintenance management.  Prepared outlines for courses “Project and Site Management” and “Material and Construction”, also coordinated with PCATP to follow guidelines for affiliations and was appointed as a thesis advisor for final year students, conducted juries and advised students at different level of the research projects. He is a recent addition to the faculty of School of Architecture and planning as an Assistant professor.

   

INTEREST AREAS:    

      • Architectural Design.
      • Conservation of Architectural and Built Heritage.
      • Real Estate Development.
      • Project management.
      • Thesis Design and Research.
      • Interested to collaborate with Non-governmental organizations for humanitarian work.

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Over 10 years of experience in research, Construction management and Architectural design. Expert in implementing Facilities Management solutions, real estate development strategies, legal issues in Professional Liabilities and Environmental concerns.

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

Undergraduate Courses

        • Construction Management and Project Scheduling.
        • Architectural Design
        • Thesis Design and research.

Postgraduate Courses

        • None.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

AT UMT LAHORE

        • Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture.
        • AT University of South Asia
        • Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture.

  OTHER POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

        • Member of the Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP).
        • Registered with PCATP, Pakistan.
        • Certified from NYC building department, as a Site Safety Manager.
        • Member Construction Management Association of America.
        • Member IFMA (International Facilities Management Association), USA.

PUBLICATIONS IN PROCESS

 1.       “Architecture of Incarceration, the conditions of built environment in reformative spaces in Pakistan for correctional purposes”. Already researched on this as a part of undergrad thesis. The purpose is to re-write and discover the psychological and sociological impact of spaces to reform the inmates. Research methodologies will be applied based on calculative observations.

 2.       “Strategic Management and development of Gwader Port in Pakistan”. Gwader Port is a deep sea, located in Baluchistan province of Pakistan. Ports play a key role in a country’s vitality and overall growth of the GDP. The scales of Port Projects require a comprehensive knowledge of Urban Design, Engineering (all levels), Architectural design, Project management and international politics. The paper will highlight the key factors holding back the overall growth of the project.

 3.       “The rural housing reconstruction strategy of Earth quake hit areas in Pakistan”. This people will cover the impact of disasters like October 8, 2005, earth quake in Pakistan. Third world countries lack procedures like emergency management, disaster management and reconstruction strategies and proper utilization  donated funds. Overall transparency is the main issue to curb corruption and inspect the delivery of the project from start to completion.

 4.     “Professional liabilities in the construction industry in Pakistan”. Pakistan’s construction industry is thriving because of immense housing needs in the country, because of the overall growth rate. There is a dramatic shift of rural population to the urban centers. Fraudulent real estate practices, un-availability of building code, lack of certification and training facilities of site workers create dangerous working conditions, hence renowned international construction companies deny to work, and the corrupt land-mafia continues to make the most benefit out of it.

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