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- 29Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 22AbouRizk, Simaan (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 21Deutsch, Clayton (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 20Chalaturnyk, Rick (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 18Liu, Yang (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 16Bayat, Alireza (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Construction companies constantly seek to improve risk analysis techniques to determine projects' risk contingency. The construction risk assessment practice relies on heterogeneous experts' opinions in a group decision making (GDM) process to determine the risk probabilities and impacts on a...
In the current practice, cabinets (in kitchen, bathroom, and closet) are designed and manufactured using different software and tools. Sales use simple visualization tools (i.e. Sketchup) to communicate with their clients while the same cabinets are re-drafted for estimation, permits, and...
A Framework for Design of Panelized Wood Framing Prefabrication Utilizing Multi-panels and Crew BalancingDownload
The construction industry is highly competitive and continually striving towards improving its performance in terms of time, cost, quality, and safety. Improved performance is essential to survival in today’s construction market. In this regard, measuring productivity can facilitate improved...
The management of project documentation involves processing a large amount of important information embedded in different contract and project specification documents. Although contract-related documentation is critical for effective information flow and—in turn—successful project management, it...
A Framework for Evaluating the Impact of Construction Research and Development on University, Construction Industry, and GovernmentDownload
Research and development (R&D) partnerships among universities, industries, and government agencies involve investigative activities that may result in new discoveries and innovations. While R&D partnerships are critical for the technological advancement of the construction industry, they require...
This research focuses on the accounts payable function in construction firms. The cash conversion cycle includes accounts payable and accounts receivable support functions. Research objectives focus on mapping the existing accounts payable processes in construction, building a model to represent...
A Framework for Forecasting Project Estimate at Completion Using Historical and Current Performance DataDownload
Earned value management (EVM) is an integrated project control method that incorporates project scope, budget, and schedule. EVM uses various metrics to report project cost or schedule performance, such as the cost performance index (CPI) and schedule performance index (SPI). In addition to...
A Framework for Improving the Productivity of Operational Preventive Maintenance Activities for Wastewater Collection SystemDownload
Operational maintenance of the wastewater collection system is an important part of urban infrastructure management. It involves various activities, such as visual inspection, low-pressure flushing (LPF), high-pressure flushing (HPF), catch basin cleaning, and hydro-mechanized cleaning. Large...
Construction project costs are exchanged in the form of large numbers of purchase orders, which translates into many thousands of invoices. In typical contractual relationships, these invoices are exchanged between all parties involved in a construction project, including owners, engineers,...
The concept of quality of life has been an ongoing subject of discussion—both theoretical and empirical—in the field of urban development. There is strong subjective (opinion-based) evidence suggesting the existence of a link between an individual’s perception of their living environment and...