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Construction Manager

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Atlanta, Georgia, 30312, United States
Posted:
March 08, 2011

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Dr Rubina N *********

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Profile

Extensive professional experience in the application of the sustainability

agenda in the built and natural environment sector. Responsible for

developing and delivering business plans, leading research, recruiting

staff and growth of businesses and organisations. Provided evidence based

research and consultancy on a broad range of products including sustainable

construction and procurement, climate change adaptation and mitigation,

sustainable communities, strategic environmental assessment, air quality,

noise monitoring and modelling.

Key Achievements

. Developed and delivered TRL's Resource Management group's and

Northwest Regional Office's business plans.

. Successfully met the groups' financial targets by growing business and

exploiting existing skills and products in new markets, e.g.

technology transfer between the construction and aviation sectors.

. Developed successful funding proposals for UK research councils, EU,

local authorities and UK Government

. Successfully bid for more than 2M of research and consultancy project

on sustainable construction.

. Led and successfully delivered national and international

collaborative research programmes and frameworks on sustainable

construction.

. Led international knowledge transfer projects funded by Global

Foundation (Japan) and the European Commission's Framework Programme

7.

. Managed and mentored more than 15 Research Consultants, Scientists and

Associated Consultants at TRL, Cardiff and Glasgow Caledonian

University's research centres.

Experience and Projects

World Sindhi Congress, Liberation and Interfaith International (NGOs) Dec

2009 - Feb 2011

Advocacy on humanitarian issues in South Asia at the United Nations (UNHRC)

and The Hague. Corodinated Pakistan flood fund raisinging and Women's

Rights Programme.

Transport Research Laboratories (TRL) May 2006 to Dec 2009

Group Manager/North West Regional Manager

Led the Natural Resource Management Group at the Berkshire head office of

TRL. Provided technical leadership to key research and consultancy

projects. Undertook business development and key customer management.

Responsible for the day to day management of staff and personnel

development. From May 2008, was responsible for setting up TRL's new

office in Manchester. Developed and delivered business plans, led

research, recruited staff and grew the business.

Key Projects:

Sustainable Construction, Maintenance and Operation (2008 -2010)

Client - Highways Agency

Environmental Sustainability of Asphalt and Asphalt Related Products (2008

-2011)

Client - Quarry Products Association, Refined Bitumen Association and

Highways Agency

A Review of the LCA Methodologies and Data for Construction Products (2008)

Client - Highways Agency and British Board Agreement

Development of operational, demolition and construction waste plans for

Leybourne Grange Housing Development (2008)

Client - Taylor Wimpey

Benchmark Review of the ALSF Sustainable Provision of Aggregates:

Assessment and Planning (2007)

Client - Mineral Industry Research Organisation (MIRO)

Protocol for Aggregates Delivery Optimisation (2007)

Client - Department of Transport (DfT)

Construction Waste Minimisation and Evaluation Model (2007)

Client - Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP)

Advanced Training Workshops and in-house Tutorials on Site Waste Management

Plans 2007

Client - Waste Resource Action Programme (WRAP)

Scoping Study to Implementation of Site Waste Management Plans (2007)

Client - Highways Agency

Centre for Sustainability, Glasgow Caledonian University Dec 2003 to May

2006

Centre Manager (Senior Research Fellow)

Developed research direction for the newly established Centre in Glasgow

and undertook knowledge transfer activities. Managed on-going research and

consultancy projects on 'Sustainable Urban Environment' and raised funds to

undertake evidence based research. Established links with regulators, local

authorities, community groups and national government. Developed IP for

Centre's ongoing research, products, managing research and Admin staff.

Key Projects:

Competitiveness in Construction SMEs (2007)

Client - European Regional Development Fund & Scottish Executive

Knowledge Processes in Sustainable Urban Enviornment - (2006)

Client - Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)

Japan and UK Best Parctice in the Built Enviornment (2006)

Client - British Embassy in Tokyo and Global Foundation

Environmental and Social Justice (2004)

Client - DEFRA

Cardiff University Oct 1999 to October 2003

Research Manager (Senior Research Associate)

Led the cluster of research projects within the centre on sustainability

and environmental management systems in construction and property sectors.

Module leader for MSc Programme 'Renewable and Sustainable Resources'.

Provided training to architects and contractors as part of CPD courses at

Welsh School of Architecture. Supervised postgraduate students in

sustainable construction.

Key Projects:

Sustainability in Construction (2003)

Client - European Social Fund (ESF) and Welsh Assembly Government

Green Business Platforms: Construction, Commercial and Manufacturing

Industries' (2003)

Client - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Welsh Assembly

Government

Re-lease Your Energy Efficiency (2003)

Client - Carbon Trust

Construction Waste Minimisation through counselling building project teams

(2001)

Client - European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Welsh Assembly

Government

Zaheeruddin Engineering Consultants, Pakistan Feb 1995- August 1995

Architect

Developed concept designs for residential and commercial buildings in

Sindh, Pakistan.

Training

Leadership and Performance Management, Chartered Management Institute

Diploma (CMI) - 12 months course 2008-09.

A Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment and Award Scheme

(CEEQUAL) Accredited Assessor - 2008

Leadership in the Built Environment, BERN Initiative, Selected by Cardiff

University to train as a future leader in the Built Environment Research,

2002

Implementing Environmental Management Systems, Groundwork Blackburn, 2001

Problem Solving and Creative Thinking, Cardiff University, 2000.

Education and Qualifications

Ph.D. Arch. Mackintosh School of Architecture, University of Glasgow (1996

- 1999)

Effective use of Indegenous Technology with Partciular Reference to Earth

Stabilised Material for Rural Housing in Sindh, Pakistan.

B. Arch. Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan (1989 -

1995)

Royal Institute of British Architect's Accredited five Year Programme

Selected Recent Commercial Reports

********* R and Rapson D, (2008) Consultation on Climate Change Adaptation

Strategy, Department for Transport and Department for Environment and Rural

Affairs, UK.

********* R et al, (2008) Material flow Analysis in Highways, UK

********* R et al, (2008) Sustainable Procurement in Motorway Construction.

********* R et al, (2007) Sustainable Construction, Maintenance and

Operations 2008.

********* R et al, (2007) Scoping study to implement site Waste Management

Plans in highway operations, 2007.

*********, R (2003) Special Publication - Building Construction Waste

Minimisation.Commissioned by National Assembly of Wales, UK

Selected Publications:

*********, R (2011) The Forgotton Flood of Sindh, Journal of Liberation,

Volume 53, Number 3, ISSN 0024 1873.

Egbu, C., *********, R. and Hari, S (2005) Mapping knowledge for a

sustainable urban environment - Types and benefits. Proceedings of the

Second Scottish Conference (PRoBE), 16-17 November, Glasgow Caledonian

University, Scotland, UK, pp 503 - 511. ISBN1-903661-82-X.

*********, R. Liang, C. & Silbergh D. (2004) Sustainable Development in The

Essential Guide to Human Rights. Hodder van den Arker, C and Smith, R (eds)

And Arnold. ISBN 0-340-81574-4

*********, R (2001) Best practice in construction waste minimisation.

Conference Proceedings, Recycled Materials in transportations, 13-15 Nov

2001, Washington DC, USA

*********, R (2000) Construction waste minimisation. Conference

Proceedings, 3rd Asia-Pacific Conference, Sustainable Environment

Technologies, 3-6 December 2000, Hong Kong

*********, R (1998) Soil Stabilised Blocks for Low-income Houses.

Conference Proceedings, 5th International Masonry Conference, 12-14 October

1998, London.

*********, R (1998) Calcium Chloride Stabilised Earth Block. The World

Renewable Energy Congress-V, 19-25 September 1998, Florence, Italy.

*********, R (1998) Mixing of Well-graded Concrete Sand to stabilise Soil.

C", Conference Proceedings, The Third World Conference on Integrated Design

and Process Technology, 6-9 July 1998, Berlin, Germany.

*********, R (1998) The Need for a Gender Approach to Urban Development.

Conference Proceedings, 8th International Planning History Conference on

Twentieth Century Urban Planning Experiences, 15-18 July 1998, Sydney,

Australia

*********, R (1997) Effective Adaptation of Blend Technology with Reference

to Soil Stabilisation for Rural Housing. Conference Proceedings, Leadership

and Total Quality Management in Construction and Building, 6-8 October

1997, Singapore.

General Information and Activities

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Environment and Development, University

of Manchester, (2008-09)

TRL's Academy Fellow involved in knowledge transfer activities with

internal and external stakeholders of TRL (2006-2009).

Chair for Conference Session II of 3rd Asia Pacific Conference 'Sustainable

Environment Technologies' in Hongkong (Dec 2000).

Visiting Scholar, California State University, Sacramento (July - September

1997).

Central Committee Member, Liberation (A Non Governmental Organisation),

Liberation has consultative status of Economic and Social Committee

(ECOSOC) on Human Rights of United Nations.

International Conference Chair for 16th, 18th, 20th, and 22nd International

Conference on Sindh organized by World Sindhi Congress, London, 2002-2010.

Founding Member, Sindhi Baloch Forum in London, UK, The forum is a

charitable organization dedicated to high light the socio-cultural,

political and human right issues of Sindh and Balochistan.

Vice Chairperson, World Sindhi Congress (Non Profit Advocacy Organsiation

based in UK, US and Canada) 1995 -



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