Dr Md Aslam Hossain

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering

+603 5514 5673
Room 5-4-70

Dr. Hossain joined Monash University in 2021 as a Senior Lecturer. He received a PhD in civil engineering from the National University of Singapore and did his postdoctoral fellowship there for one and half years. Prior joining to Monash University, he served as Assistant professor at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan. He also worked as Assistant Professor at Islamic University of Technology and Preseidency University (Bangladesh) and Senior Lecturer at University Malaysia Pahang. His research interests include managing construction projects incorporating Building Information Model (BIM), digitization of the construction industry, worksite safety & health, and productivity improvement and schedule optimization of construction projects. Dr. Hossain has thus far granted funding for 3 research projects totaling about RM1.01 million. In his research works, he has collaborated with industry and researchers from other international universities.

Dr. Hossain is accepting postgraduate (research) students to join the construction management group at MUM.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering (Construction Management), National Univesity of Singapore, Singapore, 2011
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, 2005

Professional affiliations

Member of International Professional Bodies

  • Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh, Committee Member, 2011

Member of National Professional Bodies



Hossain, M.A.; Zhumabekova, A.; Paul, S.C.; Kim, J.R. (2020) “A Review of 3D Printing in Construction and its Impact on the Labor Market”. Sustainability, 12(20), 8492

Aitbayeva, D.; Hossain, M.A. (2020) “Building Information Model (BIM) Implementation in Perspective of Kazakhstan: Opportunities and Barriers” Journal of Engineering Research and Reports, 14(1), 13-24.

Hossain, M.A.; Raiymbekov, D.; Nadeem, A.; Kim, J.R. (2019) “Delay Causes in Kazakhstan’s Construction Projects and Remedial Measures” International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1647635.

Nugmanova, A.; Arndt, W-H.; Hossain, M.A.; Kim, J.R. (2019) “Effectiveness of Ring Roads in Reducing Traffic Congestion in Cities for long run: Big Almaty Ring Road Case Study” Sustainability, 11(18), 4973.

Hossain, M.A.; Bissenova, A.; Kim, J.R. (2019) “Investigation of Wasteful Activities Using Lean Methodology: In Perspective of Kazakhstan’s Construction Industry” Buildings, 9(5), 113.

Hossain, M.A.; Shams, S.; Amin, M.; Reza, M.S.; Chowdhury, T.U. (2019) “Perception and Barriers to Implementation of Intensive and Extensive Green Roofs in Dhaka, Bangladesh.” Buildings, 9(4), 79.

Hossain, M. A., Abbott, E. L. S., Chua, D. K. H., Nguyen, T.Q., and Goh, Y.M. (2018) “Design-for-Safety Knowledge Library for BIM-Integrated Safety Risk Reviews.” Automation in Construction, 94, 290-302.

Ahmed T., Hossain S. M., and Hossain M. A. (2018) “Reducing Completion Time and Optimizing Resource Use of Resource-Constrained Construction Operation by means of Simulation Modeling”. International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2018.1543109

Hossain, M. A., and Chua, D. K. H. (2014) “Overlapping Design and Construction Activities and an Optimization Approach to Minimize Rework.” International Journal of Project Management, 32 (6), 983-994.

Hossain, M. A., Chua, D. K. H. and Liu Zhuo (2012) “Optimizing Concurrent Execution of Design Activities with Minimum Redesign.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 26(3), 409-420.

Chua, D.K.H., and Hossain, M.A. (2011) “Predicting Change Propagation and Impact on Design Due to External Changes.” IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, 59 (3), 483-493.

Hossain, M. A. and Chua, D. K. H. (2010) “Autogeneration of simulation network of the design process.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 24(5), 452-461.

Chua, D.K.H., and Hossain, M.A. (2010) “A simulation model to study the impact of early information on design duration and redesign.” International Journal of Project Management, 29(3), 246-257.


Nadeem, A., Rakhman, K., and Hossain, M. A. (2020) “Phase Change Materials Ranking by using the Analytic Hierarchy Process”, EURO MED SEC 3, Limassol, Cyprus, August 3-8, 2020.

Nadeem, A., Khamatova, A., Hossain, M. A., and Leung, H.Y. (2019) “Construction and Demolition Waste Management on Construction Sites in Kazakhstan”, CITC-11, September 9-11, 2019, London, UK.

Hossain, M. A., and Nadeem, A. (2019) “Towards Digitizing the Construction Industry: State of the Art of Construction 4.0”, ISEC 10, May 20-25, 2019, Chicago, IL, USA.

Hossain, M. A., and Raiymbekov, D. (2018) “Delay Causes of Construction Projects in Kazakhstan” 4th International Conference on New Advances in Civil Engineering, September 1-2, 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Bissenovaa, A. and Hossain, M. A. (2018) “Investigation of Wasteful Activities to Improve Construction Productivity: In Perspective of Construction in Astana”, 7th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET 2018), November 12-14, 2018.

Hossain, M. A., and Haron, A. T. (2018) “Intelligent BIM Record Model for Effective Asset Management of Constructed Facility,” 4th International Conference on Rehabilitation and Maintenance in Civil Engineering, Solo Baru, Indonesia, MATEC Web Conf., 195, 06004, doi: https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/201819506004.d

Hossain, M. A., and Yeoh, J. K. W. (2018) "BIM for Existing Buildings: Potential Opportunities and Barriers," 3rd International Conference on Building Materials and Construction, Nha Trang, Vietnam, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 371 (1), 012051, doi: https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/371/1/012051.

Hossain, M. A., Abbott, E. L. S., and Chua, D. K. H. (2017). "Design for Safety (DfS) Knowledge-Based BIM-Integrated Risk Register System." ISEC 09, Valencia, Spain, ISEC PRESSdh. doi: 10.14455/isec.res.2017.46.

Hossain S. M., Ahmed T., and Hossain M. A. (2013). “Improving Productivity of Construction Operation Using Simulation Model.” GEOCON 2013, Johor, Malaysia.

Hossain, M. A., and Chua, D. K. H. (2009). "Generating Simulation Network for Design Process Based on DSM." Proceeding of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Austin, Texas, 2751-2758.

Hossain, M. A., and Chua, D. K. H. (2009). "Simulation-Based Model for Handling Iteration and Feedback Loop in Design." 17th Annual Conference of the International Group of Lean Construction, Taipei, Taiwan, 511-522.

Chua, D. K. H., and Hossain, M. A. (2008). "Reduced Duration of the Design Projects With the Concept of Early Estimation of Design Tasks." 16th Annual Conference of the International Group of Lean Construction, Manchester, UK, 485-494.

Book  Chapter

Hossain, M.A.; Yeoh, J.K.W.; Abbott, E. L. S., and Chua, D. K. H. (2020) “Domain-Knowledge Enriched BIM in Construction 4.0: Design-for-Safety and Crane Safety Cases” In Construction 4.0: An innovation platform for the Built Environment, edited by Anil Sawhney, Mike Riley and Javier Irizarry, Routledge, London, DOI: 10.1201/9780429398100-17.

Research Interests

  • Building Information Model
  • Construction 4.0
  • Worksite Safety and Health
  • Construction Project Management
  • Optimization for Project Scheduling and Concurrent Engineering

Research Projects

Title:  Development of BIM-Integrated Safety Knowledge Model for Safe Building Facility Management

Title:  State of the art of the technologies in construction in line with Construction 4.0

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International Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • Excellence in Highway Safety Data Research Award - United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)