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A selection of peer-reviewed publications from CICIEM members.

Baradaran-Noveiri, P., Liu, H., Han, S.H., Zaheeruddin, M. (2022). “Parametric-based design optimization of air distribution system in panelized constructionJournal of Building Engineering 51, 104254.

Xuelin Tian, Chunjiang An, Mazdak Nik-Bakht, Zhikun Chen, (2022). “Assessment of reductions in NO2 emissions from thermal power plants in Canada based on the analysis of policy, inventory, and satellite data”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 341.

Hosny, M. Nik-Bakht, O. Moselhi, (2022). “Physical Distancing Analytics for Construction Planning using 4D BIM”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (Accepted for publication–January 2022)

Dziedzic, R., Amador, L., An, C., Chen, Z., Eicker, U., Hammad, A., Nasiri, F., Nik-Bakht, M., Ouf, M. and Moselhi, O. (2021) “A framework for asset management planning in sustainable and resilient cities", IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), 2021, pp. 1-10.

Nik-Bakht, M., An, C., Ouf, M., Hafeez, G., Dziedzic, R., Han, S., Nasiri, F., Eicker, U., Hammad, A. and Moselhi, O.(2021) “Value Stream Mapping of Project Lifecycle Data for Circular Construction”, 2021 Proceedings of the 38th ISARC, Dubai, UAE. 

Chan,  E., M. Nik-Bakht, S. H. Han (2021). “Sources of Ambiguity in Construction Contract Documents, Reflected by Litigation in Supreme Court Cases”, ASCE J. of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 13(14).

Chen, C., Zhu, Z., Hammad, A., Akbarzadeh, M.  (2021). "Automatic Identification of Idling Reasons in Excavation Operations Based on Excavator–Truck Relationships", Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering,  35(5):04021015.

Osorto Carrasco, M.D. and Chen, P.H. (2021). “Application of Mixed Reality for Improving Architectural Design Comprehension Effectiveness.” Automation in Construction, Vol. 126.

Delpasand, M., Erkmen, R.E., Ganesan, R. (2021) “A damage-detection procedure using spectral element method”, Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference, May 2021.

Chen, C., Zhu, Z. and Hammad, A. (2020). "Automated excavators activity recognition and productivity analysis from construction site surveillance videos", J. of Automation in Construction, Volume 110, 103045.

Dabirian, S., Han, S.H., Lee, J., (2020). “Stochastic-based noise exposure assessment in modular and off-site construction”, J. of Cleaner Production, Vol. 244(20). 

Golnaraghi, S., Moselhi, O., Alkass, S. and Zangenehmadar, Z. (2020). “Predicting construction labor productivity using lower upper decomposition radial base function neural network”, Engineering Reports.

Kouhestani, S. and Nik-Bakht, M. (2020). “IFC-based process mining for design authoring”, J. of Automation in Construction, Volume 112, 103069.

Moselhi, O. and Arabpour M. (2020). “Risk quantification using fuzzy-based Monte Carlo simulation”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), Vol 25, pp. 87-98.

MinayHashemi, S., Han, S.H., Olearczyk, J., Boufereguene, A., Al-Hussein, M. and Kosa, J. (2020). “Automated rigging design for heavy industrial module lifts”, J. of Automation in Construction, Volume 112, 103083.

Nik-Bakht M., Panizza R., Hudon P., Chassain P. and Bashari M. (2020). “Economy-Energy Trade off Automation – A Decision Support System for Building Design Development”, J. of Building Engineering.

Assad, A., Moselhi, O., and Zayed, T. (2019). “A New Metric for Assessing Resilience of Water Distribution Networks”, Water 2019, 11(8): 1701.

El-Ammari, K. and Hammad, A. (2019). “Remote Interactive Collaboration in facilities management using BIM-based mixed reality”, J. of Automation in Construction, Vol. 107, November, 102940.

Golkhoo, F. and Moselhi, O. (2019). “Optimized Material Management in Construction using Multi-Layer Perceptron”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 46(10): 909-923.

Husein, B. and Moselhi, O. (2019). An Evolutionary Stochastic Discrete Time-cost Trade-off Method”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 46: 581-600.

Li, X., Han, S.H., Gul, M., Al-Hussein (2019) “Automated post-3D visualization ergonomic analysis system for rapid workplace design in modular construction.” J. of Automation in Construction, Vol. 98, 160-174.

Salama, T. and Moselhi, O. (2019). “Multi-Objective Optimization for Repetitive Scheduling under Uncertainty”, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26 (7): 1204-1320.

Sharif, S.A. and Hammad (2019). “Developing Surrogate ANN for Selecting Near-Optimal Building Energy Renovation Methods Considering Energy Consumption, LCC and LCA”, Elsevier Journal of Building Engineering, Volume 25, 100790.

Valinejadshoubi, M., Bagchi, A. and Moselhi, O. (2019). “Development of a BIM-Based Data Management System for Structural Health Monitoring with application to Modular Buildings: A Case Study”, ASCE, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 33 (3): 05010900.

Guevremont, M. and Hammad, A. (2018). “Visualization of Delay Claim Analysis Using 4D Simulation”, J. of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Eng. and Construction, 10 (3), 8 pages.

Han, S.H., Hasan, S., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein M., Kosa, J. (2018) “An Integrated Decision Support Model for selecting the most feasible crane at heavy construction sites”, J. of Automation in Construction Vol. 87, 188-200

Li X., Han S.H., Gul M., Al-Hussein M., El-Rich M. (2018) “3D Visualization-based Ergonomic Risk Assessment and Work Modification Framework and Its Validation for a Lifting Task.”, ASCE J. of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol.144(1).

Nik-Bakht M., Hosseini M. and El-diraby T. E. (2018). “Game-Based Crowdsourcing to Support Collaborative Customization of the Definition of Sustainability”, J. of Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 38, 501-513.


Han, S.H., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein M., Hermann, U. (2017) “A 3D-based Crane Evaluation System for Mobile Crane Operation Selection on Modular-based Heavy Construction Sites.”, ASCE J. of Construction Engineering and Management, 143 (9). 

Nik-Bakht, M. and El-diraby T. E. (2017). “Project Collective Mind: Unlocking Project Discussion Networks”, J. of Automation in Construction, Volume 84, 50-69.

Kinawy S., Nik-Bakht M. and El-diraby T. E. (2017). “Mismatches in Stakeholder Communication: The Case of the Leslie and Ferrand Transit Stations, Toronto, Canada”, J. of Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 34, 239-249.

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