Dr Alnaggar has extensive industry and academic experience in several roles in the areas of digital construction, project/programme management, digital twin, and building automation. He is an advocate for Industry 4.0 and the use of smart technology to revolutionise the way we design, build, and operate our buildings and cities. He is also the Founder of the Global Digital Twin Forum (GDTF). An initiative that aims to connect international efforts in developing the Digital Twin agenda for the industry.

His current role is Senior Consultant, Digital Twin and Smart Buildings at Building Research Establishment (BRE) where he initiated and developed the BRE digital twin and smart building programme. Before that, he worked as “Digital Construction Workstream Lead” of the Construction Innovation Hub/BRE where he led a team that worked towards the UKRI transforming construction mission.

Before joining BRE, he held several industry consultation and academic positions in digital transformation for the construction industry including the position of “Teaching Fellow” and “Research Fellow” at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL.

Dr Ahmed’s industry-based PhD research investigated the digital transformation of lifecycle asset management using BIM and the Internet of Things (IoT) as a part of a Digital Twin from a Socio-Technical lens. He also has an MSc degree in “Management of Information Systems” from the University of Liverpool. Based on his research and industry work, he produced several academic publications and conducted presentations at leading national and international industry conferences about digital transformation and innovation in the built environment.