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Ramesh Marasini

Dr Ramesh Marasini MCIOB, MIED, FHEA

Associate Professor

School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 3651 ext. 3651 Room no. HC112


Ramesh is an associate professor at Solent University. He is a Chartered Construction Manager and member of the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB), and the Institution of Engineering Designers (MIED), and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

He obtained his civil engineering degree in 1992 from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal; his Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering and Management in 1996 from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; and his PhD from the University of Teesside, UK in 2002.

Ramesh received further awards for his achievement during his degree; a DAAD (German) scholarship to study for his master's degree and the Overseas Research Student Award by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom for his PhD. As a postdoctoral researcher, he was awarded the CRUCIBLE fellowship in 2004 by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).

Ramesh is a winner of the Excellent Academic Support Award 2016 at Solent University's STAR (Student Teaching and Recognition) Awards, which are nominated and voted for by the University's students and staff.

He has worked in the industry in design engineer, hydropower engineer, and civil engineer consultant roles, carrying out feasibility studies of roads and hydropower projects, design of hill roads and building projects in Nepal. He worked as planning engineer in Thailand on bridge and expressway projects.

Ramesh began his academic career at the University of Teesside working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Construction Innovation and Research (CCIR), completing the EPSRC-ROPA project ‘Development of innovative managerial control system (IMCS): An application in the Precast Concrete Products Industry’, and supporting the DTI funded project ‘Enterprise simulation for precast concrete operations’.

He also worked on the B2B Manufacturing Centre-1.8M ERDF funded collaborative project with Warwick Manufacturing Centre, Warwick University and University of Teesside as a construction specialist providing specialist-support on IT and business process improvement projects for SME companies.

Recent professional outreach

Scientific Committee Member: First International UK BIM Academic Forum Conference hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University, 13-15 September 2016.

Scientific Review Committee Member: Going North for Sustainability: Leveraging Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainable Construction and Development (23-25 November 2015),  jointly organised by the International Council for Research and Construction in Building and Construction (CIB) and London South Bank University (LSBU).

Associate Editor: Special issue on Manufacturing Research, Production and Manufacturing Research: An Open Access Journal, Taylor & Francis Engineering.

Scientific Committee Member: 
CONVR 2014: 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality in Construction and conference on Islamic Architecture.16-18 November 2014, Sharjah, UAE.

Member: Building Information Modelling (BIM) Academic Forum, UK.

Scientific Committee Member: First UK BIM conference, Northumbria University.

Reviewer: Business Process Management Journal, International Journal of Construction Management and Economics, International Journal of Simulation Modelling.

Taught courses

Further information

  1. Research interests

    Ramesh has written papers in international journals and conferences and serves as a reviewer of various international journals. Follow the link below to find out more.

    Ramesh's research interests include construction information technology and simulation modelling, project planning, off-site construction, lean construction and energy management in buildings.

    Funded research

    • Research into redesign and manufacturing of electric outboard propulsive leg using additive manufacturing techniques (2015/16), funded by Altertek Ltd (Co-I).
    • Reliability centred maintenance in the public sector within facilities management contracts (2012) funded by Debut Services (South West) Limited, part of Babcock International.
  2. Recent publications

    Ramesh has written and co-written a number of academic journals and books as well as conference papers. Follow the link to see some of his published work.


    Rehman, F, Woodfine, N and Marasini, R. (2014) Editors. Manufacturing Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), Southampton Solent University, 2014, Hampshire Printing Ltd.

    Rehman,F and Marasini, R. (2015) Editorial of special issue of Production and Manufacturing Research journalProduction & Manufacturing Research 3:1, pp 273-273. 


    White, H. and  Marasini, R. (2014). Management of Interface between Main Contractor and Subcontractors for Successful Project Outcomes. Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management, 2014, 4(1), pp. 36-50.

    Marasini, R., Ions, K. and Ahmad, M. (2008). Assessment of e-business adoption in SMEs: A study of manufacturing industry in the UK North East Region. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 19(5), p 627-644.

    Marasini, R. and Dawood, N (2006). Innovative Managerial Control System (IMCS): An Application to the Precast Concrete Building Products Industry, Construction Innovation, 6, pp.97-120.

    Dawood, N. and Marasini, R. (2003),Visualisation of a stockyard layout simulator "SimStock": A case study in Precast Concrete Industry, Automation in Construction, 12(2), pp. 113-122.

    Marasini, R., Dawood, N. and Hobbs, B.(2001). Stockyard layout planning in Precast Concrete Products industry: A case study and proposed framework. Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 19(4), pp. 365-377.

    Dawood, N and Marasini, R. (2001). Stockyard layout planning and management for the Precast Concrete Products industry. Logistics Information Management, 14 (5/6), pp. 328-336.

    Dawood, N and Marasini, R. (2000). A simulation model for stockyard layout planning. Journal of Concrete plant + precast Technology (BFT), 66, pp. 42-48.

    Conference papers (selected  only)

    Marasini, R. and Patlakas, P. (2014). The Potential of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Precast Concrete. Manufacturing Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), pp.47-52.

    Marasini, R. and Bralee, S. (2014). Integrated Reliability Centred Maintenance Approach in Public Sector Facilities Management. Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR), pp. 53-58.

    Paine, K. and Marasini, R. (2013). Adoption of building information Modelling (BIM): An evaluation through a case study of a regional contractor. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2013).

    Marasini, R. and Patlakas, P. (2012). Is there a business case for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to use building information modelling (BIM)? Proceedings of First UK Academic Conference on BIM, Northumbria University, UK.

    White, H and Marasini, R. (2012). Evaluation of interface between Main Contractor and Subcontractors during procurement and construction stages for successful project implementation, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Engineering Project and Production Management (EPPM) 2012 International Conference ISBN 978-1-905593-86-6, pp51-62, University of Brighton.

    Rawlins, J and Marasini, R (2011) Are the construction graduates on CIOB accredited degree courses meeting the skills required by the industry?. In: Egbu, C and Lou, E C W (Eds.), Proceedings 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 167–74.

    Marasini, R and Quinnell, P (2010) Investigation of quality management practices in building construction sites in the UK. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), Proceedings 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, 1307–16.

    Marasini, R., Dean, J. T. and Dawood, N. N. (2007). Application of visualisation tools in project management in construction industry: Innovation and challenges', Proceedings of the 2007 ASCE international workshop on computing in civil engineering, in Soibelman, L. and Akinci, B. (eds) Computing in Civil Engineering. ASCE, pp.91-102.

    Thowfeek, A., Dawood, N.  and Marasini, R. (2007). Application of Multivariate Statistical Process Control Technique to Monitor and Control Construction Processes. Computing in Civil Engineering 2007, Proceedings of Proceeding of the 2007 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering.

    Sikka, S, Dawood, N., Marasini, R. and Dean, J. (2006). Identification and development of key performance indicators to establish the value of 4D planning. ARCOM Doctoral Workshop on Emerging Technologies in Construction, University of Salford.

    Dawood, N, Marasini, R and Dean, J (2006). VR- roadmap: A vision for 2030 in built environment, 6th International Conference on Construction 6th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, 3-4 August 2006, Sheraton World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA

    Sikka, S., Dawood, N. and Marasini, R. (2006). An integration of construction site logistics & associated vehicle movements towards a sustainable construction, Proceedings of Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, June 14-16, 2006  Montréal, Canada,  pp.1062-69.

    Abdullah, S., Marasini, R. and Ahmad, M. (2006). An analysis of the applications of Rapid Prototyping in Architecture, Proceedings of ASCAAD 2006 conference, Computing In Architecture: Re-thinking The Discourse, pp. 107-123.

    Cuenca, R.P., Marasini, R., Abbas, A. and Ahmad, M. (2005).  Interrelationships of Critical Factors for ERP project implementation in SMEs. Proceedings of fifteenth international Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM) conference, July 18-20, The Bilbao campus of the University of Deusto (Vizcaya), Spain.

    Benjaoran, V., Dawood, N., and Marasini, R. (2004) Innovative production planning system for bespoke precast concrete products. Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Product and Process Modelling in the Building and Related Industries, Istanbul, Turkey, 8-10 September 2004.

    Marasini, R. and Dawood, N. (2003). Interactive 3D-VR data visualization for managerial decision making, Proceedings of CONVR 2003, Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality,Virginia Tech., USA, pp. 134-144.

    Marasini, R. and Dawood, N. (2002). Simulation Modelling and Optimisation of Stockyard Layouts for Precast Concrete Products. Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, California, USA (8-11 December).

    Marasini, R. and Dawood, N. (2002). Integration of genetic algorithms and simulation for stockyard layout planning. ECPPM 2002, eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, In eds. Ziga Turk & Raimar Scherer, A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp. 183-186.

    Marasini, R. and Dawood, N. (2001). Application of business process simulation in planning and evaluation of stockyard layout for Precast Concrete Products. Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Proceedings from the Speciality Conference on Fully Integrated and Automated Project Processes, pp. 132-146.

    Book chapters and reports

    Rehman, F. and Marasini, R. (2016). Research into re design and manufacturing of electronic outboard propulsive leg using additive manufacturing techniques. Not Published Yet. (Confidential, Internal report).

    Marasini, R., Bralee, S. and Rijal, R. (2012). Reliability Centred Maintenance in the public sector within Facilities Management Contracts. Technical (Research Report) and Software, in collaboration with Debut Services (Part of Babcock International) and Southampton Solent University (Confidential Report).

    Marasini, R., Bralee, S., Brown, P and Price, D (2012). An investigation into the logistics and management of uncontaminated soil exchange in the Southern region of the UK. Internal Report, Southampton Solent University.

    Marasini, R. and Barfoot, J. (2012).Building with Employers: An evaluation of Built Environment Courses. Internal Report, Southampton Solent University.

    Dawood, N. Marasini, R.  and Dean, J. (2008). VR – Roadmap: A vision for 2030 in the built environment. Book Chapter. In Virtual futures for design, construction and procurement, In eds. Peter Brandon, Tuba Kocaturk,  Blackwell Publishing.