Benachir Medjdoub, Nottingham Trent University, a specialist Consultant from Nottingham | Expertbase

Benachir M.'s Profile

Consultant in Digital Design
Benachir is a qualified architect with several years experience in practice in the UK, France and Algeria. Benachir holds a master degree in building sciences and a PhD in Digital Architectural design. His PhD thesis explored the potential for using optimisation techniques and constraint programming, as an aid to automate and optimise space planning in architectural design project. Benachir has previously held research and academic positions at Ecole Centrale de Paris, the University of Cambridge, the University of Nottingham and The University of Salford. Benachir has secured several research grants funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK and by industry.

Benachir has more than fifteen years teaching experience in design and digital architectural design. During this experience he has developed undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in architecture. At Nottingham University, he developed a new master course in digital design and he introduced the first digital design studio using mixed reality; his student’ work has been showcased in different art cinemas. At Salford University Benachir has developed a new master course in architectural studies and conducted research and development in digital design.

Benachir’s expertise includes the development and the use of advanced digital media technologies in architectural and urban design from understanding the human intelligence involved in the design process in order to enhance the quality of our built environment. Over the years, Benachir has published more than 40 papers in the field of digital design. His work has been published in international leading journals such as: Computer Aided Design Journal (Elsevier) and Artificial Intelligence in Engineering (Elsevier). Benachir has collaborated with key research institutions and organisations (including KPF, AEcom, Bentley Systems, University of Cambridge, University of Cardiff, University of Nottingham and Ecole Centrale de Paris).

Specialist areas:

• Digital representation and communication: the use of novel digital design tools to enhance the representation, communication and visualization in architectural and urban design. Benachir is an expert in virtual reality and mixed reality as a medium to enhance the user experience and improve the design evaluation and communication. Benachir has developed several films using mixed reality for architectural project communication.
• Design optimisation: This area explores new computational models using artificial intelligence techniques such as constraint programming, evolution approach and case-based reasoning to model and implement design processes as reasoning systems. Benachir has an extensive research and development experience in this area where he developed several applications in space layout planning, facility management, space optimisation and automation of building services design. 2D parametric sketcher in architecture and an automatic plant room designer
• Training in digital design: Benachir hold a postgraduate certificate in higher education from Nottingham University. He has a long experience in providing training in computer aided design, scripting and programming, digital animation, virtual and mixed reality. He also has experience in organising seminars, symposiums, workshops in the field of digital design such as the Generative Component international workshop he organised in 2009 at Salford in collaboration with Bentley Systems.


Benachir: Overview

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Fluent Languages

English
French
Arabic

Publications

Books
Journals

Career Highlights

• Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
University of Nottingham
UK • Doctorat (PhD) in Digital Architectural Design
. Ecole Centrale de Paris
France. Thesis title: "
A Constraint Programming CAAD Approach: ARCHiPLAN"
• Diplôme D’Etudes Approfondies (MSc) in Building Sciences and technologies
University Pierre et Marie Curie
Paris 6
France • Diplôme d'Architecte d'Etat (Diploma in Achitecture)
University des Sciences et des Technologies d’Oran (Algeria)

Benachir's Work Experience

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Benachir's International Experience Visualised
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Benachir: Insights

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Delivery Styles

Virtual
In Person

Expert Category

Consultants

Travels from

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Citizen of

United Kingdom

Dual Citizen

Algeria

Gender

Male

Age-Group

51 to 55

Benachir's Fees

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Strengths

Very Good ListenerVery Good CommunicatorVery Good ManagerVery Good Leader

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Benachir's Expertise

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Research, Development, Design

27 Years of Experience
Benachir has an extensive research and development experience in automation, space layout planning, design optimisation and data exchange.
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Architecture

31 Years of Experience
Digital representation and communication: the use of novel digital design tools to enhance the representation, communication and visualization in architectural and urban design. Benachir is an expert in virtual reality and mixed reality as a medium to enhance the user experience and improve the design evaluation and communication. Benachir has developed several films using mixed reality for architectural project communication.

Education and Training

26 Years of Experience
Training in digital design: Benachir has a long experience in providing training in computer aided design, scripting and programming, digital animation, virtual and mixed reality. He also has experience in organising seminars, symposiums, workshops in the field of digital design
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