Dr Georgios Kapogiannis

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

As an expert in Digital Engineering Project Management, George investigates how to improve collaboration in construction project management by using state of the art digital technologies such as Gamification (Series Games), Unified Modelling Language (UML), Virtual Reality, Mobile Technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), Simulation, Virtual Reality, Dv Modelling (BIM) and Augmented Reality.

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George Kapogiannis started his career as a Financial Project Manager for an EU project in the Hellenic Ministry of Education between 2004 and 2007. Following this, he held various academic positions in the University of Manchester, The University of Warwick, The University of York and The University of Salford. He completed his PhD in Construction and Project Management at the University of Salford in the School of the Built Environment (THINKlab). He has served as the Chairman for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) for Coventry and Warwickshire He was also a committee member of the West Midlands branch between 2013 and 2015 and Hampshire branch committee between 2015 and 2016. George is a committee member of the Progress Network of the Association of Consultancy in Engineering and a member of the peer review college of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Research interests

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  • Digital Construction – ICT in Construction
  • Digital Collaboration
  • Integrated Collaborative Environments
  • Collaboration in Construction
  • Project and Operational Management in Construction
  • Building Information and Knowledge Modelling and Management (BIM)
  • Organisational Behaviour in Construction
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Government, Business and Services (G2G, G2B,B2B, B2C)

Research Involvement

  • Digital Construction: Mapping Uncertainties and Gamification in Construction [Research Fellow – University of Portsmouth – Director: Professor Dr Mark Gaterell]
  • Retrofit Solutions and Services for the enhancement of energy efficiency in public edification - RESSEEPE [EU – FP7 – Project Manager WP8 – 13,686,932.64 € - Director: Professor Dr Mark Gaterell]
  • Research Data Analysis [Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis Research Group – Director: Professor Dr Apostolos Antonacopooulos]
  • Innovative Collaborative Work Environments for Design and Engineering - CoSpaces [EU – FP6 - IST-5-034245 – Research Associate in Construction Project Management and Integrated Collaborative Environments – Director: Professor Dr Terrence Fernando]
  • Digital Construction: SMEs – Digital Procurement [Match funded – Research Associate in Construction Project Management and Integrated Collaborative Environments Director: Professor Dr Farzad Khosrowshahi and Professor Jason Underwood]

Areas of research supervision

  • Digital Construction – ICT in Construction Management / Business
  • Digital Collaboration – Integrated Collaborative Environments
  • Building Information and Knowledge Modelling and Management (BIM)
  • Organisational Behaviour in Construction
  • Entrepreneurship in Engineering

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Member of the peer review college of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) after invitation since 2015
  • Reviewer of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College after invitation since 2013
  • Fellow, the Higher Education Academy
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Information Technologies
  • Member, Project Management Institute
  • Incorporate Member, Chartered Institute of Building

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Visiting Fellow in the University of Manchester – Manchester Business School (MBS) – Executive MBA since 2011
  • Visiting Academic in the University of Warwick – Warwick Manufacturing Group ( WMG) since 2014
  • Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management published by Taylor & Francis
  • 26th IPMA World Congress Scientific Committee
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management published by Interscience
  • Immediate Past President Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Coventry and Warwickshire Centre
  • Reviewer European Journal of e Practices –ISSN 1988-625X (Sponsored by the European Commission – after invitation) between the period 2008 – 2010
  • Board of Directors in the Finish – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (FHCC) between 2005 and 2007.
  • Evaluator of Proposals submitted to the Hellenic General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Hellenic Ministry of Education, Greece for the period 2007 – 2008

Selected recent publications

Kapogiannis,G., Fernando,T., Strauss,K. and Gaterell,M. 2015.’ Effects of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on the proactivity of project managers”. International Journal of Project Management (in progress)

Kapogiannis,G., Benfell,A. and Gaterell,M. 2015. ‘Mapping Uncertainties in Construction: A case study’. CIB Word Congress (in progress)

Kapogiannis,G., Wu,W. and Gaterell,M. 2015. ‘Competitive advantage of BIM’. CIB Word Congress (in progress)

Kapogiannis, G.; Gaterell,M., and Oulasoglou, E. 2015, Identifying uncertainties toward construction projects, International Conference of Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction,10-13 May 2015, ICSDE 2015, Elsevier, Norway

Dike,J. and Kapogiannis,G., 2014, Collaborative working and improved supply chain performance in United Kingdom construction projects: A Building Information Modelling Driven Conceptual model, 30th Conference Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)

Kapogiannis. G., 2013. A conceptual framework for project managers to enhance their projects performance. PhD. Research Thesis, University of Salford

Kapogiannis, G., Fernando,T. and Kagioglou, M. 2013. The organisational and project added value of the Building Information Modelling in AEC sector, International Conference of Sustainable Buildings, Coventry, United Kingdom.

Kapogiannis G, Lou E, Ricketts S, Ozen E. 2011 Impact of advanced learning technologies in assessment and feedback practices for PhD candidates: the case of University of Salford CIB Student Chapter. 6th International Conference in Education in a Changing Environment, University of Salford, UK.

Kapogiannis, G., Khosrowshahi, F., Underwood, J., 2011. Digital Services for Construction Small and Medium Enterprises: A Conceptual Business Model, Conference Proceedings of CIB W078 – W102, Antipoliis, France.

Kapogiannis, G. and Piddington, C. 2010. Challenges on Managing Projects. In: Panetto,H. and Boudjida, N. ed. Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Application. Wiley Publications, pp 61-67

Kapogiannis. G. Kagioglou, M. Fernando T, Gautier, G. 2010. Enabling ProActive Behaviour to future project managers. In: Poppwell. K., Harding. H., Poler. R., and Chalmeta, R.,ed. Enterprise for Interoperability IV. Springer, pp 367 – 377

Gautier, G., Kapogiannis, G., Piddington, C., Fernando, T., Polychronakis, Y.E., 2009. Proactive Project Management, International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software & Application, IEEE, April, Beijing, China.

Kapogiannis, G., Bistolas, A., Polychronakis, Y., and Fernando, T., 2009. Project Management opitmasiation with Collaborative Environments: The case of virtual meetings’. OnLine Magazine, published by the Hellenic Association of Computer and Electrical Engineers, pp 24-26.

Kapogiannis, G. and Touzos, M., 2008. ICT investments and Public Private Partnerships within the Public Sector: The case of Finland. OnLine Magazine, published by the Hellenic Association of Computer and Electrical Engineers, pp 33-35.

Kapogiannis, G. & Polychronakis, Y. 2008. 'Virtual Public Administration: improving public administration procedures through project management', eJournal PMForum, X(XII), pp.12-23

Kapogiannis, G., Kreps, D.G., Polychronakis, Y.E., 2008. Virtual Public Administration: Improving Public Administration Procedures through Project Management, 4th International SCPM & 1st IPMA Conference, May, Chios, Greece.

Polychronakis, Y.E., Polychronakis, N.E., Kapogiannis, G., 2008. A Project Management Methodology for Public Sector Procurement, 4th International SCPM & 1st IPMA Conference, May, Chios Island, Greece.

Kapogiannis. G., Touzos, M., 2007. Mobile Government: Applications and Investments in Greece. MSc. Thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Kapogiannis, G., Touzos, M., Kreps, D., 2006. M-Business & M-Government: Co-operation, in: Kushchu I. (ed.), 'Opportunities for eGovernment: adapting to mobile and ubiquitous business'. Mobile Government Consortium International, Brighton, UK, pp.154-159. Conference details: Proceedings of the Euro mGOV 2006.

Kapogiannis, G., Stefani. A., Michanetzis, K., Xenos, M., 2004. A Survey on the Business Goals, the Investment on Technology and the Return of Investment on Greek E-commerce Systems, 20th European Conference on Operational Research, Association of European Operational Research Societies, Rhodes, Greece

Kapogiannis, G.,2004. Electronic Banking Systems Analysis within the Greek Economy. BSc (Hons) Thesis. Messolongi Institute of Technology in Greece.