Asim Siddiqui

Dr Asim Siddiqui BSc (Hons), MRes, PhD

Research Fellow

Dr Asim Siddiqui is a Research Fellow and a member of the Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) which is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Greenwich.

Asim completed his studies at the University of Greenwich gaining a BSc(Hons) in Computer Science in 1999, followed by a Masters in Research in 2000. In 2020, he was awarded a PhD for "An investigation into data sharing between building information modelling and fire safety engineering, with potential applications to smart buildings".

He has a long association with FSEG which goes back to the days of his MRes studies. During this period of over two decades, he has worked on various projects and has contributed to several research publications. For instance, he has worked on the following projects:

  • Model View Definition (MVD) development for Occupant Movement Analysis (OMA) international collaboration project under the administration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Standards organisation buildingSMART International (bSI). This project is currently in progress and expected to finish in 2023.
  • LIFEBID (Lessons In Fire & Evacuation Behaviour In Dwellings) - May 2013 to Apr 2016. The project was funded by Innovate UK (Technology Strategy Board, TSB) and the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  • BeSeCu (Behaviour, Security, Culture) - Jan 2008 to Jan 2011. The project was funded under the EU Framework 7 Security Programme.
  • High-rise Evacuation Evaluation Database (HEED) - WTC Evacuation Study. Sept 2004 to Apr 2008. The project was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  • Aircraft Accident Statistics and Knowledge (AASK) Database. 2001 to 2003. The project was funded by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Responsibilities within the university

In addition to his research work, Asim’s contribution to teaching activities is mentioned below:

  • Module leader
    • COSK1003 - Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students (2022-23).
  • Tutor
    • Software Tools for Academic Practice (2021-Present).
    • Enterprise Software Engineering Development (2022-Present).
  • Project Supervisor for postgraduate students (2006-2013) and (2021-Present).
  • Project Supervisor for undergraduate students (2006-2013) and (2020-2022).
  • Tutor for multiple Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules (1999-2007)


Member of British Computer Society (MBCS)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Member of International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)

Research / Scholarly interests

Asim’s research interest is in Building Information Modelling (BIM), particularly within the context of Fire Safety Engineering (FSE). He has experience in working on projects involving databases and programming. His teaching work is also mostly related to databases and programming.

Recent publications


Yakhou, Nazim , Thompson, Peter, Siddiqui, Asim Ahmed, Abualdenian, Jimmy , Ronchi, Enrico (2023), The integration of building information modelling and fire evacuation models. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Building Engineering, 63: 105557 (Part B) . pp. 1-19 2352-7102 (Online) (doi:

Siddiqui, Asim A. , Ewer, John A., Lawrence, Peter J., Galea, Edwin R. , Frost, Ian R. (2021), Building information modelling for performance-based fire safety engineering analysis – a strategy for data sharing. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Building Engineering, 42: 102794 2352-7102 (Online) (doi:

Conference proceedings

Hulse, Lynn M. , Galea, Edwin R., Wales, David, Thompson, Owain F. , Siddiqui, Asim (2015), Recollection of flame height and smoke volume in domestic fires. Interscience Communications Ltd. In: , , , Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Human Behaviour in Fire, 2015. Interscience Communications Ltd, London , 6 . pp. 453-464 . ISBN: 9780993393303 (doi: ).


Siddiqui, Asim Ahmed , Lawrence, Peter, Kneidl, Angelika, Abualdenien, Jimmy , Thompson, Peter , Könnecke, Rainer (2023), OpenBIM for Occupant Movement Analysis industry report: a perspective from the Building Room. buildingSMART International Ltd.. In: , , , . buildingSMART International Ltd., Hertfordshire (1st) (doi: