Afaq Hyder Chohan

Dr. Afaq Hyder is a skilled professional, awarded a bachelor of Architecture degree (B. Arch) in 1997, Masters’ degree (MSc. Building) in 2007 and Doctoral degree (PhD. Architecture) in Feb 2011. He is a versatile academician with a background of 22 years of professional university teaching experience (Undergraduate & Post Graduate) at national and international universities. Dr. Afaq also possess a 20 years of field experience as a professional licensed architect and able to manage his professional role as designer, specifier, project manager and architect-of-record. His architectural practice expertise includes designing and construction of boutique hotels, recreation clubs, low & mid-rise residential buildings and remodeling, renovation & adaptation projects. In addition, he is capable to conduct research on contemporary issues of housing and urban design and smart cities. Dr. Afaq has published 22 papers in quality research journals of international repute. His published research work is oriented towards urban issues, housing design & its quality, sustainable housing, use of mobile technology in housing quality, design/housing satisfaction survey, housing quality profile, quality framework development and design defects.

Education
  • PhD (Architecture) University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) (Feb 2011)
  • Master of Science (Building) University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Oct 2007)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Mehran University, Jamshoro, Pakistan (July 1997).
Experience
  • Associate Professor in Ajman University ( Aug 2016- to date)
  • Assistant Professor Ajman University ( Oct 2012-Aug 2016)
  • Associate Professor, Mehran University Pakistan (Feb 2012- Sep2012)
  • Assistant Professor, Mehran University Pakistan (Jan 2011-Jan 2012)
  • Senior Lecturer, University College Linton, Legenda Education Group Malaysia (Sep 2007- June 2009)
  • Senior Lecturer, (Coventry University UK) Legenda Education Group Malaysia (Sep 2007- June 2009)
  • Senior Lecturer, Mehran University Pakistan (May 2010- Oct 2011)
  • Lecturer, Mehran University, Pakistan (Sep 1998- Feb 2005)
Teaching Area
  • Architectural Designs (I, III, IV & VI)
  • Housing Theory & Design,
  • Sustainable Architecture,
  • Building Services,
  • Architectural Practice,
  • Construction Technology,
  • Building Adaptation,
  • Project Management,
  • Building Condition Surveying
  • Building integrated systems.
  • Building Construction Codes
Research
  • Social housing design,
  • Housing design satisfaction
  • Housing design quality
  • IT/mobile application in built environment
  • Smart housing and cities
  • Urban issues
  • Renewable energy and sustainable housing
  • Housing without foundation (Hydro Polis)
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Reviewing the Aspects of Urban Issues and Inferences of Overpasses in Urban Centers, a Prospectus of Revitalizing the Spaces under Over Passes in Developing Metropolitan-2nd International Conference of Architecture and Civil Engineering 2014, Singapore.
  • Sustainability in Building Maintenance: The Design Responsibility The CIBW107 International Symposium on Construction In Developing Economies: Commonalities Diversities. City Bayview Hotel, Malaysia. 5-7 Oct 2009. pp. 40-48.
  • Influencing Factors of Deficient Design in Private Housing in Harbor City of Pakistan, International Conference on Coastal Planning, Architecture and Tourism, Manado, Indonesia 2008.
  • The Appraisal of Energy Policies and Potential of Renewable Energy as Alternative Source of Energy in Malaysia, 6th WSEAS Int. Conf. on ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS and DEVELOPMENT (EED'08, Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 2008.
  • Automation to Judge Design Quality of Low and Medium Cost Private Housing, ASEAN Postgraduate Seminar 2007, University Malaya 2007, Malaysia.
  • POTENTIAL FOR ADOPTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES IN DEVELOPING REGION, 6th WSEAS Int. Conf. on ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS and DEVELOPMENT (EED'08, Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 2008 (http://www.ukm.my/jkas//marin&wind/publications.html)
  • The Potential to Develop Design Quality Automation of Residential Housing, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Japan Conference, vol 53, May 2009, ISSN: 2070-3724.
  • Sustainable Design Formulation in Achieving Best Practice of Building Maintenance, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Japan Conference , vol 53-2009.
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Royal Architect Institute of Canada (RAIC)
  • Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP).
  • Institute Architects Pakistan (IAP).
  • Licensed Architect in Pakistan (SBC).
  • Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist UK (CIAT)