Dr Mohammed Adel Abdelmegid

Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

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Professional Teaching Fellow


I am a Professional Teaching Fellow at the Graduate School of Engineering, mainly involved in engineering management-related courses. In addition to teaching and supervision of masters students, part of my role is to manage industry collaboration with the Graduate School of Engineering with a focus on maximising engagement through masters research projects. 

I finished my PhD in Construction Management in July 2020 at the University of Auckland. Before PhD, and while doing a master's degree part-time, I worked for seven years as a structural and construction engineer in a number of major projects such as the Hilton King's Ranch Hotel in Egypt and the Holy Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. I am an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP). 

Research | Current

  • PhD research in construction management.
  • Other areas of interest include operations research, productivity improvement, IT in engineering management, and knowledge management in engineering projects. 

Teaching | Current

  • CIVIL 716: Engineering Risk Management (2021)
  • CIVIL 791: Construction Management (2019-2021)
  • CIVIL 707: Construction Supply Chain Management (2019-2021) 
  • CIVIL 790: Civil Engineering Administration (2019-2020)
  • CIVIL 704: Advanced Topics in Project Management (2019-2020)
  • ENGGEN 769: Research Methods for Engineers (2020)

Postgraduate supervision

Taught Masters Projects:

  1. Lakish Narayan - Exploring Knowledge Management in New Zealand (2021)
  2. Haiyao Huang - Strategic Decision-making in Software System Engineering (2021)
  3. Haris Murtaza - Decarbonisation Roadmap for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs): An Energy and Carbon Efficiency Perspective (2021)
  4. Luke Luijten - A Framework for the Management of Whole-of-life Cycle in Construction Projects (2021)
  5. Lucy Molina Palma - An Assessment of the State of Women in Construction in NZ: Challenges and Future Direction (2021)
  6. Jasmine Walters - Project Management in Governance: Was KiwiBuild an Example of ‘over-optimism’? (2021)
  7. Siddharth Tiwari - Project Control System Maturity Model for Engineering and Construction Projects (2021)
  8. Yogeshwaran Sivakumar - Impacts of Inventory on Production (2021)
  9. Huahua Xu - Proposed Changes to the Construction Contracts Act Payment and Retention Regimes (2021)
  10. Ling Meng - An Improved BIM Coordination Process for Building Services Engineering in New Zealand (2020)
  11. Natalie Porter - Corporate Social Responsibility in the Aviation Industry: A Comparative Study of Leading Aviation Manufacturers (2020)
  12. Omar Hasan Kandoth - Inventory Management Optimisation Aided by a Feasibility Study of Enterprise Resource Planning System (2020)
  13. Anil Pillai -  Process Mapping of Sampling Operation and Optimisation Using Lean Principles (2020)
  14. Paulo Roberto de Araújo Façanha - Process Optimisation in Engineering Projects: Lessons From Two Case Studies (2020)
  15. Jie Qin - The Identification and Management of Intellectual Property: Delivering Value to Small and Medium-Size New Zealand Technology Business (2020) 
  16. Yongfeng Lin - Using Resilience Concepts to Improve Construction Health and Safety Management Planning (2020)
  17. Swathy Sudharman - A Construction management model by integrating BIM with the PMBOK (2020)
  18. Tuputa Uliate - A study of five Contract types in Civil and Structural Construction Projects, and their effectiveness for Developing Countries – Pacific Islands (2020)
  19. Khan Muhammad - An exploratory study on the reasons of failure of ICT projects (2020)
  20. Kishore Kumar Ganesan -  Challenges of Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning Systems to Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises (2020)
  21. Liam Steve Nelson - Valued Workforce and People Development Practices: An assessment of the state of industry in NZ (2020)
  22. Sarang Pathak - Critical Success Factors of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for a Medium Enterprise in New Zealand (2020) 
  23. Navdeep Singh Saini - A Comparative Lifecycle Analysis of the Future of Automotive Fuel: Battery Electric or Hydrogen Fuel Cell? (2020)
  24. Mudassar Mulla - Effective Utilisation of 5S Techniques in the Manufacturing Industry (2020)


Programme Director of the Master of Engineering Project Management

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Abdelmegid, M. A., González VA, O'Sullivan M, Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Ying, F. (2020). The roles of conceptual modelling in improving construction simulation studies: A comprehensive review. Advanced Engineering Informatics, 46.10.1016/j.aei.2020.101175
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Michael O'Sullivan, Cameron Walker, Vicente Gonzalez
  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Gonzalez, V. A., Poshdar, M., O'Sullivan M, Walker, C. G., & Ying, F. (2020). Barriers to adopting simulation modelling in construction industry. AUTOMATION IN CONSTRUCTION, 11110.1016/j.autcon.2019.103046
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vicente Gonzalez, Michael O'Sullivan, Cameron Walker
  • Abdelmegid, M. A., González VA, O'Sullivan M, Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Alarcón LF (2020). Establishing a link between the last planner system and simulation: A conceptual framework. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 2019. 10.24928/2019/0200
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cameron Walker, Michael O'Sullivan, Vicente Gonzalez
  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Naraghi, A. M., Gonzalez, V., O sullivan, M., Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Ying, F. (2018). A simulation decision-making support tool to manage construction site operations: A piling case study. Proceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vicente Gonzalez, Cameron Walker, Michael O'Sullivan
  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Gonzalez, V. A., Naraghi, A. M., O'Sullivan M, Walker, C. G., & Poshdar, M. (2017). TOWARDS A CONCEPTUAL MODELING FRAMEWORK FOR CONSTRUCTION SIMULATION. Paper presented at Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), Las Vegas, NV. 3 December - 6 December 2017. 2017 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE (WSC). (pp. 12).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vicente Gonzalez, Michael O'Sullivan, Cameron Walker
  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Shawki, K. M., & Abdel-Khalek, H. (2015). GA optimization model for solving tower crane location problem in construction sites. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 54 (3), 519-526. 10.1016/j.aej.2015.05.011


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Level 2, Room 273
New Zealand

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