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Mahar Waqas Ahmed

ORCID
0000-0003-1478-6246
Main Referenced Co-authors
Attia, Shady  (13)
Matallah, Mohamed Elhadi (5)
Bughio, Mushk (4)
Marri, Sohrab Ahmed (4)
Ahriz, Atef (3)
Main Referenced Keywords
Thermal comfort (6); Energy (5); Pakistan (5); thermal comfort (4); Quetta (3);
Main Referenced Unit & Research Centers
Department of Architecture, BUITEMS Quetta, Pakistan (4)
Sustainable Building Design (SBD) Lab, University of Liège (3)
Sustainable Buildings Design (SBD) Lab, University of Liège (3)
Department of Architecture, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences (BUITEMS) Quetta, Pakistan (2)
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning (FATP), Aror University of Art, Architecture, Design and Heritage, Sukkur 65200, Pakistan (2)
Main Referenced Disciplines
Architecture (35)
Engineering, computing & technology: Multidisciplinary, general & others (3)
Civil engineering (2)
Energy (1)

Publications (total 41)

The most downloaded
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Anwar, N. U. R., Mahar, W. A., & Khan, J. F. (2018). Renewable energy technologies in Balochistan: Practice, prospects and challenges. In R. B. Mahar (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) 2018. Jamshoro, Pakistan: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET). https://hdl.handle.net/2268/229334

The most cited

37 citations (Scopus®)

Mahar, W. A., Verbeeck, G., Reiter, S., & Attia, S. (04 February 2020). Sensitivity Analysis of Passive Design Strategies for Residential Buildings in Cold Semi-Arid Climates. Sustainability, 12 (3), 1091. doi:10.3390/su12031091 https://hdl.handle.net/2268/244419

Shah, S. J., Naeem, A., Hejazi, F., Mahar, W. A., & Haseeb, A. (17 February 2024). Experimental Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Concrete Mix with Lightweight Expanded Polystyrene and Steel Fibers. CivilEng, 5 (1), 209-223. doi:10.3390/civileng5010011
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Necira, H., Matallah, M. E., Bouzaher, S., & Mahar, W. A. (02 February 2024). Effect of Street Asymmetry, Albedo, and Shading on Pedestrian Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Hot Desert Climates. Sustainability, 16 (3), 1291. doi:10.3390/su16031291
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Ratmia, F. Z. B., Ahriz, A., Santi, G., Bouzaher, S., Mahar, W. A., Ratmia, M. A. E. B., & Matallah, M. E. (26 December 2023). Street Design Strategies Based on Spatial Configurations and Building External Envelopes in Relation to Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Arid Climates. Sustainability, 16 (1), 221. doi:10.3390/su16010221
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Khan, M. A., Anwar, N. U. R., Memon, A. W., Malghani, G. K., Memon, R. M., & Mahar, W. A. (31 October 2023). Assessment of Transit Congestion for Sustainable Urban Transport Management in Quetta, Pakistan. The Sciencetech, 4 (3), 35-54.
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Fezzai, S., Mahar, W. A., Ahriz, A., Matallah, M. E., & Mesloub, A. (22 May 2023). Editorial: Assessment of users’ satisfaction in public spaces. Frontiers in Built Environment, 9, 1213944. doi:10.3389/fbuil.2023.1213944
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Mahar, W. A. (18 March 2023). Powering the future in a finite world: Housing, energy, fuel poverty and thermal comfort [Paper presentation]. IAPEX Peshawar Conference on Urban Regeneration/ Revival, Peshawar, Pakistan.

Anwar, N. U. R., Mahar, W. A., Qureshi, S., Marri, S. A., Malghani, G. K., & Khan, M. A. (31 December 2022). Urban Sprawl, Its Impact and Challenges: A Case Study of Quetta, Pakistan. Journal of Applied and Emerging Sciences, 12 (2), 99-108. doi:10.36785/jaes.122450
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Bughio, M., Bahale, S., Mahar, W. A., & Schuetze, T. (26 September 2022). Parametric Performance Analysis of the Cooling Potential of Earth-to-Air Heat Exchangers in Hot and Humid Climates. Energies, 15 (19), 7054. doi:10.3390/en15197054
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Memon, R. M., Talpur, B. D., Nazir, H., Kaka, Z. G., & Mahar, W. A. (04 September 2022). Easy Movement Facilities for Users' Comfort in Shopping Malls in Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan. Xi'an Shiyou Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban), 18 (9), 37-51.
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Marri, S. A., Mahar, W. A., Anwar, N. U. R., Labdaoui, K., & Shah, S. (18 August 2022). LA MAISON DE VERRE (Myth of Transparency/Translucency and Light). Xi'an Jianzhu Keji Daxue Xuebao, XIV (8), 416-423.
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Soomro, R., Memon, I. A., Pathan, A. F. H., Mahar, W. A., Sahito, N., & Lashari, Z. A. (16 August 2022). Factors That Influence Travelers’ Willingness to Adopt Bus Rapid Transit (Green Line) Service in Karachi. Sustainability, 14 (16), 10184. doi:10.3390/su141610184
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Mahar, W. A. (18 June 2022). Climate change, thermal comfort, and energy efficiency: Meeting the challenges of cities in the 21st century [Paper presentation]. Saving Our Cities: Looming Challenges and Data-driven Policy making, Lahore, Pakistan.

Labdaoui, K., Mahar, W. A., Qureshi, S., & Marri, S. A. (20 May 2022). How Tmrt Affects PET Assessment in Outdoor Environments: A Comparative Study. Journal of Art, Architecture and Built Environment, 5 (1), 121-138. doi:10.32350/jaabe.51.06
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Marri, S. A., Mahar, W. A., Qureshi, S., & Memon, R. M. (15 April 2022). Architecture For "Other"? Building A Critical Account On Architecture "Othering" From Colonial To Post-Colonial Time (19 th Century -Present Time). Webology, 19 (2), 7923-7935.
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Mahar, W. A. (31 March 2022). Building energy efficiency policies in Pakistan: Current Issues and Future Prospects [Paper presentation]. International Symposium on Architecture and Planning (ISAAP 2022), Lahore, Pakistan.

Matallah, M. E., Arrar, F. H., Faci, M., Mahar, W. A., Ben Ratmia, F. Z., & Attia, S. (24 February 2022). Assessment of Human Outdoor Thermal Comfort in a Palm Grove during the Date Palm Phenological Cycle. Atmosphere, 13 (3), 379. doi:10.3390/atmos13030379
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Aleha, A., Mahar, W. A., & Zahra, S. M. (2022). Study of Indoor Environmental Quality of Public-School Classrooms in Multan. In A Study of Indoor Enviromental Quality in Public School Classrooms in Multan, Pakistan. Islamabad, Pakistan: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
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Matallah, M. E., Djamel, A., Mahar, W. A., & Attia, S. (2021). The Assessment of Outdoor Thermal Comfort inside Oasis Settlements in North Africa -Algeria. In J.-L. Scartezzini & B. Smith, Journal of Physics: Conference Series (pp. 012061). Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP Publishing Ltd. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/2042/1/012061
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Matallah, M. E., Mahar, W. A., Bughio, M., Alkama, D., Ahriz, A., & Bouzaher, S. (04 August 2021). Prediction of Climate Change Effect on Outdoor Thermal Comfort in Arid Region. Energies, 14 (16), 4730. doi:10.3390/en14164730
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Bughio, M., Khan, M. S., Mahar, W. A., & Schuetze, T. (29 June 2021). Impact of Passive Energy Efficiency Measures on Cooling Energy Demand in an Architectural Campus Building in Karachi, Pakistan. Sustainability, 13 (13), 7251. doi:10.3390/su13137251
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Ibrahim, H., Khan, A., Mahar, W. A., Attia, S., & Yehya, S. (07 June 2021). Assessment of Passive Retrofitting Scenarios in Heritage Residential Buildings in Hot, Dry Climates. Energies, 14 (11), 3359. doi:10.3390/en14113359
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Mahar, W. A. (2021). Methodology for the design of climate-responsive houses for improved thermal comfort in cold semi-arid climates [Doctoral thesis, ULiège - Université de Liège]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/256478doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.23933.49120/1

Anum, A., Mahar, W. A., & Labdaoui, K. (2021). Urban green spaces and their role in making cities sustainable: revisiting Multan city from 1988 to 2020. In W. Aleem & S. D. Mansoor (Eds.), 1st International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology (ICSET-2021) (pp. 82). Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan: Mir Chakar Khan Rind University of Technology (MCKRUT).
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Semahi, S., Benbouras, Mahar, W. A., Zemmouri, N., & Attia, S. (28 July 2020). Development of Spatial Distribution Maps for Energy Demand and Thermal Comfort Estimation in Algeria. Sustainability, 12 (15), 6066. doi:10.3390/su12156066
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Bughio, M., Schuetze, T., & Mahar, W. A. (08 April 2020). Comparative Analysis of Indoor Environmental Quality of Architectural Campus Buildings’ Lecture Halls and its’ Perception by Building Users, in Karachi, Pakistan. Sustainability, 12 (7), 2995. doi:10.3390/su12072995
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Mahar, W. A., Verbeeck, G., Reiter, S., & Attia, S. (04 February 2020). Sensitivity Analysis of Passive Design Strategies for Residential Buildings in Cold Semi-Arid Climates. Sustainability, 12 (3), 1091. doi:10.3390/su12031091
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Mahar, W. A., Verbeeck, G., Kumar Singh, M., & Attia, S. (23 September 2019). An Investigation of Thermal Comfort of Houses in Dry and Semi-Arid Climates of Quetta, Pakistan. Sustainability, 11 (19), 5203. doi:10.3390/su11195203
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Khalid, W., Waqas, A., Mahar, W. A., & Khalid, F. (2019). Thermal comfort, energy management scenario of Pakistan. Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan Observer.

Amer, M., Mahar, W. A., Ruellan, G., & Attia, S. (2019). Sensitivity Analysis of Glazing Parameters and Operational Schedules on Energy Consumption and Life Cycle Cost. In Corrado & Corrado (Ed.), Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA. Rome, Italy: Building Simulation 2019.
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Mahar, W. A., & Attia, S. (2018). Indoor thermal comfort in residential building stock: A study of RCC houses in Quetta, Pakistan. (1st). Liège, Belgium: Sustainable Building Design (SBD) Lab, University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/230476

Mahar, W. A., & Attia, S. (07 December 2018). Methodology for the design of climate responsive houses for optimized thermal comfort in Quetta, Pakistan [Poster presentation]. 3rd Young Researchers Overseas Day, Brussels, Belgium.

Mahar, W. A., Anwar, N. U. R., & Attia, S. (2018). Building energy efficiency policies and practices in Pakistan: A literature review. In M. A. Uqaili, R. B. Mahar, K. Harijan, S. Aziz, S. S. A. Soomro, S. A. Memon, ... N. H. Mirjat (Eds.), AIP Conference Proceedings 2119, 020005 (2019). Jamshoro, Pakistan: Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET). doi:10.1063/1.5115364
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Anwar, N. U. R., Mahar, W. A., & Khan, J. F. (2018). Renewable energy technologies in Balochistan: Practice, prospects and challenges. In R. B. Mahar (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (EESD) 2018. Jamshoro, Pakistan: Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET).
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Mahar, W. A., Amer, M., & Attia, S. (2018). Indoor Thermal Comfort Assessment of Residential Building Stock in Quetta, Pakistan. In T. Hartig, European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) Annual Conference 2018 (pp. 97). Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.
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Mahar, W. A., & Attia, S. (30 May 2018). Thermal comfort in residential building stock of Quetta, Pakistan [Poster presentation]. Doctoral Seminar on Sustainability Research in the Built Environment (DS2BE) 2018, Brussels, Belgium.

Mengal, M. U. R., & Mahar, W. A. (2018). Disaster Mitigation Strategies for Adobe Houses: A Case Study of District Awaran, Balochistan, Pakistan. In M. N. K. Malghani, 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering & Technology (ICAET 2018) (pp. 129). Quetta, Pakistan: BUITEMS.
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Mahar, W. A., & Attia, S. (2018). An overview of housing conditions, characteristics and existing infrastructure of energy, water & waste systems in Quetta, Pakistan. (1st). Liège, Belgium: Sustainable Building Design (SBD) Lab, University of Liège, Belgium. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/222793

Kasi, Z. K., Mahar, W. A., & Khan, J. F. (2018). Structural Defects in Residential Buildings: A Study of Quetta, Pakistan. In M. N. K. Malghani, 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering & Technology (ICAET 2018). Quetta, Pakistan: BUITEMS.
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Mahar, W. A., Knapen, E., & Verbeeck, G. (2017). Methodology to determine housing characteristics in less developed areas in developing countries: A case study of Quetta, Pakistan. In European Network for Housing Research (ENHR) Annual Conference 2017 (pp. 70). Tirana, Albania: Media Print.
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Mahar, W. A., Verbeeck, G., & Knapen, E. (26 April 2017). Methodology for the design and development of sustainable house concept for Quetta, Pakistan [Poster presentation]. Doctoral Seminar on Sustainability Research in the Built Environment (DS2BE), Liège, Belgium.

Mahar, W. A. (2012). Defects on Building Facades in Desa Bakti Employee Housing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia [Master’s dissertation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/222550

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