Profiles of Doctorate Dissertations
Research Relevance and Potential Impact
This research was designed to be among the first to consider the newly proposed climate-
based daylight modeling (CBDM) to assess and analyze daylight levels in courtyard buildings
under Clear Sky Conditions. Previously available assessment methods are not applicable in
the UAE climate. The research concludes with tools to aid designers in achieving optimum
courtyard design and proper sizing of its space and adjacent zones to improve natural lighting
and visual performance.
• Dalmouk, M. M. B., & Al-Sallal, K. A. (2015). Courtyards: Optimum Use as Means of Providing
Daylight into Adjacent Zones. In
Renewable Energy in the Service of Mankind Vol I
Springer International Publishing.
• Dalmouk, M. M. B., & Al-Sallal, K. A. (2014). Courtyards: optimum use as means of providing
daylight into adjacent zones.» World Renewable Energy Congress 2014.
• Al-Sallal, K. A., & Dalmouk, M. M. B. (2011). Indigenous buildings’ use as museums:
Evaluation of day-lit spaces with the Dreesheh double panel window.
Sustainable Cities and
My long term goal is to increase awareness on the importance of proper daylight practices
and its huge effect on human, economy and environment. This can be done through proper
channels with government and decision makers to implement meaningful measures for the
proper daylighting practices.