Dr. Allahaim is a faculty member, and he is a vice dean for the academic affairs at the College of Architecture & Planning, King Saud University. In 2004, Dr. Allahaim obtained his bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Building Science from King Saud University (KSU). In 2011, he received a double master’s degree with honors in Design Science; Building Services/Technology, and Facility Management from the University of Sydney. In 2016, he awarded Ph.D. in architectural and engineering economy from the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Sydney.
Dr. Allahaim is interested in understanding the relations between Architecture, Engineering, and Construction, focusing on costing. He works in the AEC industry in different disciplines. He developed an analytical model for adaptability in the AEC industry by using Real Options Analysis. The model focuses on the projects needed to embed flexibility in the design to accommodate change through the life cycle with an emphasis on cost.
Dr. Allahaim collaborated with many governments and the private sector, such as the Centre for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and MIT, The National Committee for the Saudi Building Code (SBC) and Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture. Dr. Allahaim organized, managed, and judged many design competitions at the students’ level and professionals level. He is a member of many professional and scientific associations.