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Research interests

Dr Erdogan’s research interests lie mainly in the Construction IT (Information technologies in construction) area. She has been working on a number of different research areas including strategic IT management and IT adoption; visualization and mobile technologies in construction; collaboration and collaboration environments; quality management; organizational change management, scenario planning and vision development.


Dr Bilge Erdogan was appointed as a Lecturer in Construction Management at the School of Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University in 2009. Before joining Heriot- Watt, she had worked as a Research Fellow at the Salford Center for Research and Innovation (SCRI) in the School of Built Environment at the University of Salford for 1.5 years. Prior to that, she has been a Research Student and a University Teacher in Loughborough University from 2004 to 2007 and a Teaching and Research Assistant in Middle East Technical University (METU) from 2000 to 2004. Dr Erdogan completed her PhD in January 2008 at the Civil and Building Engineering Department at Loughborough University. Her PhD focused on developing an organizational change management framework for the implementation of collaboration technologies in construction companies. Dr Erdogan graduated with a BSc degree in Civil Engineering in 2000 from METU in Ankara, Turkey and completed a minor program in Quality Planning and Control Minor Program in Industrial Engineering Department. She holds an MSc in Construction Management and Engineering from the same university.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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