School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Dr Kirti Ruikar EngD, MSc, BArch, FHEA

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Senior Lecturer

Dr Kirti Ruikar graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Pune, India. She worked as a graduate architect and was involved in a range of commercial and residential projects. She completed the Doctor of Engineering (EngD) programme at Loughborough University. En- route to her doctoral research, she completed an MSc in Construction Innovation and Management for which she secured a distinction. She was awarded an EngD in 2004. The focus of her research was to examine the business process implications of e-Commerce in Construction Organisations. Following this she was awarded a research fellowship at the 6* Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) in the University of Salford. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering in School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Her research interests are broadly in the fields of computer-aided design and engineering, BIM, fire resilient building design, knowledge and information management,  collaborative working environments, BPR, e-readiness and electronic-business. Her research is widely publicised and she has over 100 publications in these fields. Recently, she has co-edited a book on e-Business in Construction (Wiley-Blackwell) and has also authored 5 chapters in this book. She is also a co-author of a book on ‘Collaborative Design Management’ Routledge 2013. She has been involved in several research projects. She has been the Guest Editor for the Journal of IT in Construction’s special issues on, E-commerce in Construction’ and ‘Technology Strategies for Collaborative Working’. Dr Ruikar is also an Associate Editor of the internationally reputed Journal of IT in Construction (ITcon).

Professional affiliations

  • FHEA: Fellow of Higher Education Academy



Research interests

  • BIM
  • Fire Resilient Building Design
  • Knowledge and Information Management
  • Collaborative Working Environments
  • BPR
  • eBusiness
  • eReadiness


  • Editorships:-
    • Associate Editor, Journal of ITcon
    • Guest Editor, for ITcon Journal's special issue on 'Technology Strategies for Collaborative Working' (
    • Guest Editor for ITcon/IT-AEC Journal's special issue on 'E-commerce in Construction' (
    • Guest Editor, for ITcon Journal's special issue on 'Innovation in Construction eBusiness' (
  • Member of Scientific Committees of International Conferences:-
    • AEI, 2013
    • 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2010,
    • 7th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction,2012 
    • IADIS 1st International Conference on Collaborative Technologies, 2010, 2011, 2012 
    • Joint International Conference on Culture, Innovation and Management (CCIM), 2006
    • CIB W92 Procurement Systems, 2006
  • Reviewer for National and International Journals
  • Editorial Member:-
    • Built Environment Project and Asset Management
    • International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organisations
  • Speaker at RISCAuthority London Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker at RISCAuthority Manchester Seminar, 2014
  • Speaker at Firex International 2015: CFOA Conference -A view from the top floor
  • Joint Winner of the Royal Society: Brian Mercer Feasibility Award
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Information Technology in Construction (
  • Coordination Team Member: CIB TG83 - E-business in Construction
  • Registered architect with the Council of Architecture India