The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management

Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki

Lecturer in Building Information Modelling and Management

The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
28th Sep 2016

Research summary

My research interests lie at the intersection of management, social science, and engineering. I have been approaching Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital engineering as innovations and Information Technology (IT) for generating, sharing, and managing information, communication and knowledge among actors. As BIM and digital technologies affect collaboration in projects, I've been researching BIM and digital transformation from an intra- and inter-organisational standpoint, and in particular through the lens of supply chains and networks. I'm interested in digital and relational aspects of governance of project networks for and due to the advancement of construction IT.

Ongoing project(s):

_"AEC Delta Mobility" funded by InnovateUK (2018-2020) in collaboration with Dimitrie Stefanescu and industrial partners: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/research/management-projects/aec-delta-mobility

Past projects:

_"Digital transformation in the built environment" funded by UCL Innovation & Enterprise (2018-2019) in collaboration with Dr Beth Morgan: https://tinyurl.com/ucl-digital

_"Recommendations for automated checking of regulations and requirements management in healthcare design" funded by the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) (2018-2019) in collaboration with the University of Huddersfield: https://tinyurl.com/healthcare-automation

Teaching summary

I teach at postgraduate and executive levels. I'm Programme Director for the MSc in Digital Engineering Management launching September 2020.

Currently, I'm supervising three PhD students and accepting PhD students in the following areas (in no particular order):

_Digital and digitalisation

_Supply chain management

_Construction networks

_Project management

_Blockchain technology

_Building Information Modelling. 


University College London
FHEA, Academic studies in Higher Education | 2017
Technische Universiteit Delft
PhD, Construction Management | 2016
Technische Universiteit Delft
MSc, 3D Design | 2012
National Technical University of Athens
Dipl. Ing., Architecture and Engineering | 2008


I am a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Building Information Modelling and Management and management consultant and executive coach in digital transformation. Currently, I'm also involved in the UCL's Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC) social enterprise as a Steering Board member, researcher and responsible for operations.

Prior to joining academia, I worked as architect and design manager on a number of complex, international, and varying-scale projects in Greece, the Netherlands, and the Middle-East. I have a PhD degree in Design and Construction Management on the ‘Alignment of Partnering with Construction IT’ from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands, and a MSc degree (cum laude) in Architecture – with an emphasis on digital – also from TU Delft. Before moving to the Netherlands, I graduated (cum laude) from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Greece, with Diploma in Architectural Engineering.