André Ullal

Building Expert

     Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable building design and construction management
  • Construction technology analysis and dissemination
  • Building and construction governance development
  • Construction industry development analysis and planning
  • Project planning and management
  • Project monitoring and evaluation

André Ullal has been engaged for more than 20 years in improving building practices and construction industry development in conflict-affected and developing economies, through roles spanning international organizations, academic institutions, and the private sector. Building on practical experience, his academic research has addressed economic and institutional conditions affecting construction in conflict-affected settings. He has expertise in building sustainability as well as construction industry development and governance, complemented by extensive experience in project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation.

Key data

Qualification (Institute) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne, 2019

Master of Architecture, University of Melbourne, 2002

Bachelor of Planning and Design, University of Melbourne, 1999

Working languages English
Nationality Australia, United Kingdom
Years of Experience 20+
Country experience and regional expertise East Asia: Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam
Oceania: Australia
South Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan
Sub-Saharan Africa: South Sudan
Selected projects, roles, achievements and publications Human Settlements Officer and County Program Manager, UN Habitat, South Sudan
Construction Consultant, UNDP, Pakistan & Timor-Leste
Project Manager, UNDP, Afghanistan

Ullal, A. (2023) Construction conditions and practices during war in Afghanistan. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 149 (5)

Ullal, A. & Tombesi, P. (2021). Dimensions and correlates of development in construction. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 26(2).

Ullal, A. (2018). Clear, Hold and Build – Conditions and practices characterizing construction in conflict and post-conflict settings (unpublished PhD dissertation), University of Melbourne.

Affiliations and networks
  • International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE)
  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)
  • Indian Council of Architects
  • Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SDC-SHA) Construction Expert Group
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  • Haute Ecole d’Ingenierie et d’Architecture (HEIA), Fribourg, Switzerland