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Dr Abdul-Manan Sadick



Lecturer in Construction Management


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Archit. & Built Env.


Geelong Waterfront Campus

+61 3 522 73192

Biography summary

Sadick holds a PhD in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering Management specialisation) from the University of Manitoba in Canada, MSc Project Management (with Distinction) from Northumbria University in the UK, and BSc (Hons, First Class) Building Technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.

Prior to his MSc Project Management in the UK, Sadick worked as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in the Ghanaian construction industry.  

Sadick is a member of ASHRAE and serves on the "Physiology and Human Environment" and "Buildings and Environmental Impacts and Sustainability" Technical Committees. He is also a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute.

Research interests

The primary purpose of buildings is to provide safe and conducive spaces to accommodate human activities in different life domains including work, school and home. Sadick’s research therefore focuses on human interactions with the built environment. He is interested in assessing the intricate relationships between building performance and occupants’ behaviour with the aim of optimising building performance without compromising occupants’ satisfaction, well-being and productivity. Sadick views the human interaction with indoor environments as a dynamic system with multiple factors and therefore believes in employing an integral research approach that uses methods from the qualitative and quantitative research traditions. Sadick is interested in using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques to enhance occupants’ interaction with indoor environments and to automate analysis of occupants’ feedback to improve building performance. This AI and ML focused research also includes leveraging social media data to investigate human behaviour and its impact on building performance. He is also interested in exploring the social and economic impact of human interactions with the built environment. Sadick collaborates locally and globally with other researchers, working on different building types including offices, schools, hospitals, and homes. His broad research interests cover:

• Building performance assessment

• Occupants comfort, well-being and satisfaction

• Green/sustainable building rating schemes

• Net-zero energy buildings

• Demand-driven control of buildings

• Building operation and maintenance

• Integral approaches to research

Units taught

SRQ780: Strategic Construction Procurement

SRT257: Building Environmental Studies

SRQ460: Quantity Surveying Practice

SRQ764: Building Project Evaluation

SRR401: Introduction to Construction Research

Media appearances

"How a clever little cube can help you pick the best spot in the office", The Sydney Morning Herald


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Impact of indoor environmental quality on job satisfaction and self-reported productivity of university employees in a tropical African climate

Abdul-Manan Sadick, Zoya Kpamma, Stephen Agyefi-Mensah

(2020), Vol. 181, pp. 1-12, Building and environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Enhancing employees' performance and well-being with nature exposure embedded office workplace design

A Sadick, I Kamardeen

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 1-11, Journal of building engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Reliability of human environmental "sensors": Evidence from first- and third-person methods

A Sadick, A Roetzel, M DeKay, A Kidd, V Whittem

(2020), Vol. 186, pp. 1-14, Building and environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Computer Vision Techniques in Construction: A Critical Review

S Xu, J Wang, W Shou, T Ngo, A Sadick, X Wang

(2020), pp. 1-15, Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering, Berlin, Springer, C1

journal article

Architectural, indoor environmental, personal and cultural influences on students' selection of a preferred place to study

Astrid Roetzel, M DeKay, A Nakai Kidd, A Klas, A-M Sadick, V Whittem, L Zinkiewicz

(2019), pp. 1-17, Architectural science review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Design for Enhanced Learning in Modular Classrooms through Biophilic Design

Phillip Roos, Rui Wang, David Jones, Arlene Walker, Abdul-Manan Sadick, Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

(2019), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

Achieving integrated sustainability through work stress reduction with biophilic office design

A Sadick, Imriyas Kamardeen

(2019), pp. 724-732, AUBEA 2019: Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Universities Building Education Association Confrerence : Built to Thrive: creating buildings and cities that support individual well-being and community prosperity, Noosa, Qld., E1


The indoor environmental quality performance of green low-income single-family housing

J Akom, A Sadick, M Issa, S Rashwan, M Duhoux

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 98-120, Journal of green building, Glen Allen, Va., C1-1

journal article

Differences in teachers' satisfaction with indoor environmental quality and their well-being in new, renovated and non-renovated schools

A Sadick, M Issa

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 1272-1286, Indoor and built environment, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Assessing physical conditions of indoor space enclosing elements in schools in relation to their indoor environmental quality

A Sadick, M Issa

(2018), Vol. 20, pp. 520-530, Journal of building engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Occupants' indoor environmental quality satisfaction factors as measures of school teachers' well-being

A Sadick, M Issa

(2017), Vol. 119, pp. 99-109, Building and environment, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Effectiveness of using WiFi technologies to detect and predict building occupancy

Mohamed Ouf, Mohamed Issa, Afaf Azzouz, Abdul-Manan Sadick

(2017), Vol. 2, pp. 1-10, Sustainable buildings, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A methodology to assess school buildings' indoor environmental quality and physical condition in relation to teachers' well-being

A Sadick, M Issa

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 824-833, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2016, London, Ont., E1-1


Development of a protocol for measuring indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in office and school buildings

A Sadick, A Radwan, S Mallory-Hill, M Issa

(2014), pp. 388-395, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2014, Hong Kong, China, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

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