CITC-5: Istanbul, Turkey

May 20-22, 2009 

Conference Papers

  1. The Risk of Contractor Default

  2. Exploring the Issues for Innovation Platforms for the Future of Construction Industry: Scenario Planning Approach

  3. The Modeling Building Life Cycle Costs with Software Support

  4. An Artificial Neural Network for the Pre-Estimation of Construction Costs for Electrical and Mechanical Installations on Road Tunnels

  5. Analyzing Critical Factors of Infrastructure Funds: An Introduction

  6. An Overview of the Implementation of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in Malaysian Construction Industry

  7. Construction-Friendly Bank: A Pre-Feasibility Study

  8. Building Theory on Monetary Retention Regimes

  9. Sustainable Construction: Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Road Cases in the UK – The Theory

  10. Sustainable Construction: Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Road Projects in the UK – The Reality

  11. Factors Affecting Project Cost and Time in Construction

  12. Estimation of Building Costs Using Geographic Information Systems

  13. Cost Estimation of Trackworks of Lightrail and Metro Projects

  14. Structural Equation Model of Estimating Final Construction Cost of Road Tunnel

  15. Implementing the Balanced Scorecard in the Greek Construction Companies Projects

  16. A Criteria Model for Budgeting and Assessing Industrial Sites Location in Developing Economy

  17. A Dynamic Model for Sequential Expansion in Building, Machinery and Manpower Based on Gradual Funding

  18. Investment Appraisal of a Small Hydro Power Plant:
    A Case Study for a Small Hydro Power Plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  19. Exploring Estimator Behaviour in Pricing Road Projects

  20. Investigating the Range of Estimating Accuracy in Road Projects

  21. Detailed Estimating Practices of Construction Firms in Pakistan

  22. Vulnerability Assessment of Waterfront Residential Properties to Climate Change

  23. Investment into New Technology under Uncertainty Conditions

  24. A Fuzzy Logic Approach for Contractor Selection

  25. A Spatial Decision Support System for Highway Infrastructure

  26. Equipment Supplier Selection under Multiple Criteria

  27. Management of Reservoir Operation by Fuzzy Logic Decision Making

  28. Evaluation Support in Strategic Decision Making Processes Comparing Tools and Methodologies

  29. Tower Crane Placement Analysis

  30. Strategic Group Analysis by Using Fuzzy Clustering

  31. Solution of Unbalanced Transportation Problems Using Simplified Generalized Network Algorithm (SGNA)

  32. A Proposal for Architects’ Design Performance Assessment Using Objectives Matrix

  33. A Conceptual Framework to Assess Architectural Design Quality by Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Its Integration to Building Contracts

  34. Home-Buyers’ Product Selecting Criteria vs. Satisfaction Rate in Northern Cyprus Construction Market

  35. Regeneration Decision-Making: Some Early ‘Opportunities’ and Decisions for SURegen

  36. Risk Management: A New Project Management Perspective

  37. Risk Analysis in Transport Infrastructure Concession Project Funding: The Case of Thessaloniki Submerged Highway Project

  38. Evaluation of Risk Perceptions in Construction

  39. Case Studies of the Applicability of Risk Management Practice in Klang Valley, Malaysia

  40. Risk Management of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Infrastructure Policy and Implementation: A Philippine Contractors Point of View

  41. Managing the Risk of Contractor Failure

  42. Cost and Time Focused Risk Analysis in the Turkish Construction Industry

  43. Risk Management Maturity Models: A Review and Future Directions for Improvement

  44. Role of Insurance in Mitigating Natural Catastrophic Risks

  45. Construction Sequence Planning – An Interaction Diagram to Determine the Output of Reinforced Concrete Works

  46. Application of Chronometric Measurement and Simulation Systems for Better Planning and More Productive Execution of Construction Projects in Croatia

  47. Advanced Line of Balance Method (ALoB) in Partly-Repetitive Model-Based Scheduling

  48. An Assessment of Nominal and Actual Productivity of the Construction Equipment based on Several Earth-fill Dam Projects in Iran

  49. Historical Data-Based and Simulation-Aided Probabilistic Approach for Cost-Time Control

  50. Project Performance Measurement: Implications of Current Trends on the Project Manager’s Responsibility

  51. Planning of Linear Construction Projects Using Geographic Information Systems

  52. A Solution for Developing the Algorithm of Transferring Cost Estimation Data to a CPM Program via Construction Management ERP Software

  53. How Should Expertise Classification be Evaluated Within Construction Planning?

  54. Cost and Time of Construction Projects in Malaysia

  55. Application of a Heuristic Algorithm for Efficient Resource Scheduling: A Case Study

  56. Estimating Pavement Maintenance Costs under Performance-Based Contracts

  57. Unique Dashboard Needs of Construction Project Team Members

  58. Botswana Construction Procurement Process: A New Approach

  59. Selection Criteria used for the Choice of Procurement System for Major Highway Construction Projects

  60. Procurement Selection Practices in Post Disaster Project Management: A Case Study in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

  61. Cultural Diversity and Its Effect on Construction Project Team Effectiveness

  62. Evaluation of How Construction is to be Procured in Next Ten Years in The 2010s

  63. Procurement Strategies for the Oil and Gas Industry: Capturing Changing Values and Dealing with Multi Cultural Complexity

  64. Utility Model for Evaluation of Alternative Procurement Methods

  65. Is it the Culture or an Unstable Procurement Model that Causes Nonperformance in Botswana’s Project Management?

  66. Minimizing the Impact of Culture in Botswana on the Implementation of New PM Paradigms

  67. Can Developing Countries Leapfrog the Project Management Technology of More Developed Countries?

  68. Senior Housing in Finland – Case Tampere

  69. Profiling the Modern Project Manager

  70. The Attributes of Malaysian Construction Clients during Briefing Process and Factors Influencing Them: A Comparison between Public and Private Clients

  71. Better Understanding of Project Management for Small Contractors in Malaysia

  72. The Variables that Influence the Attributes of Malaysian Construction Clients during Briefing Process

  73. Critical Success Factors (CSF’s) of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Infrastructure Policy and Implementation: A Case Study in Philippine Road Sub-Sector

  74. A Framework for Strategic Management in Construction Contracting firms – The Case of Pakistan

  75. Relationship between Partnering Process in Construction and Customer Satisfaction

  76. Factors Affecting Marketing Success for Construction Companies in the Housing Sector

  77. A Striking Case Study in Respect to the Construction Project Management Aspects of an Ongoing Large Scale Industrial Construction Project

  78. Evaluating Innovation Performance of Countries in the Construction Industry by Using Patent Data

  79. Visual Management – A General Overview 

  80. Managerial Competencies of Construction Managers

  81. Measuring Construction Innovation

  82. The Leader, The Led & The Mission: Their Impact on Project Leadership Performance

  83. Lean Construction Principles, Prerequisites, and Strategies for Implementation

  84. Quantifying the Criteria for Performance Appraisal of Project Managers in Pakistani Construction Industry

  85. Ranking Construction Superintendent Competencies and Attributes Required for Success in Pakistani Construction Industry

  86. Communication of Constructibility: A Comparative Analysis Between Design-Bid-Build and Design-Build Delivery Methods

  87. Adopting a New Housing Delivery System: The Case of Private Housing Developers in Malaysia

  88. Public Private Partnership Model for Airport Investments in Turkey: The Case of Ankara Esenboğa International Airport Build Operate Transfer (BOT) Project

  89. Influence of Project Delivery Methods on Achieving High Performance, Sustainable Buildings: Preliminary Results Based on a Pilot Study

  90. Policy, Practice, Education and Research Issues in Designing for Safety

  91. Modeling Three-Dimensional Space Requirements for Safe Operation of Heavy Construction Equipment

  92. Demolition Within Congested Urban Environment – Nature of Risk and System to Ensure Safety During Work, the Hong Kong Cases

  93. Social Costs of Construction Accidents and Safety Investments in Hong Kong

  94. An Assessment for Safety Management of Construction Plant and Machinery in Malaysia

  95. Investigate the Cyclical Style of Safety Management Utilizing the Construction Safety Culture Dynamic Model

  96. Noise Exposure of Construction Workers

  97. Resource Allocation for Strategic Quality Manangment: An Analytic Network Process (ANP) Model

  98. Quality Management in Architectural Projects: Imperatives on Architecture/Construction Community

  99. Quality Culture Auditing for Construction Contractors in Pakistan

  100. Quality Function Deployment Methodology for Evaluating Customer Satisfaction in Mass Housing Sector

  101. Built Quality Evaluation Case for Hotel Buildings in Turkey

  102. Socio-Economic Influences on the Adoption of Total Quality Management in the Libyan Construction Industry

  103. Investigating the Cost of Quality in Construction SMEs

  104. A Study on Malaysian Legal Framework and Risk Management: Design Works

  105. Delay Analysis Techniques Comparison

  106. Comparison of Saudi Public Works Contract versus the UK Counterpart

  107. Investigating the Causes of Delays in Occupancy Permit Issuance

  108. Contract Management; Integration for Best Effect

  109. Contract Management Behavior and Practices of Turkish Contractors at International Contracts

  110. Causes of Delay in Iran Construction Projects

  111. Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI): A Comparative Analysis with Surety Bonds – the Contractor’s Perspective

  112. Claim Reduction Strategies in Condominium Construction

  113. Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in Construction Projects: On Paper or in the Minds of People?

  114. Is M&A Strategy Really Helpful for Global Contractors?

  115. Comparison of International Technology Transfer in Construction Projects between Thailand and India

  116. Determinants of Global Success in International Construction

  117. A Review of Growth for Construction Service Companies in Global Markets

  118. Construction Skills Shortages – Any Global Lessons Gleaned from UK Scarcity?

  119. Weathering the Storm: The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the Construction Sector

  120. A Critical Review of Ethics Issues and Corrupt Practices in the Global Construction Industry

  121. Impacts of Cultural Differences on Knowledge Management Practices in Construction

  122. Exploring the Use of Semantic Web Techniques for Representing Knowledge about Sustainable Building Technologies

  123. A New Generation of Demo-Projects for Sustainable Sector-Integrated Innovations

  124. Fuzzy Logic Model for Benchmarking Knowledge Management Performance of AEC Firms

  125. Spiral of Knowledge, Network Theory and Communities of Practice in a Consulting Engineering Firm

  126. Examination of the Relationships among Leadership Styles, Organziational Culture and Knowledge Management Practices

  127. Correlation Analysis of Building Performance and Occupant’s Satisfaction via Post Occupancy Evaluation for Malaysia’s Public Buildings

  128. Maintenance Approaches of Historical Buildings in Malaysia

  129. Outsourcing of Hospital Support Service in Malaysia: A Survey Results

  130. A Review of the Data Collection and Management Technologies for the Operational Stage of Facilities

  131. Variability in the Application of Space Management Tools for Facilities Managers

  132. e-learning Materials for Quantity Surveying Measurement 

  133. How to Jumpstart a University of Botswana Project Management Group

  134. Graduate Risk Management Research and Education Program in Botswana

  135. Training Needs in the Local Infrastructure Construction Industry Market in North Cyprus

  136. Teaching Globalization Issues to Civil Engineering Students – The International Collaborative Construction Management Course

  137. Delivering Integrated Engineering and Architectural Design Education

  138. Qualitative Research Methods in Project Management Research in the Built Environment

  139. A/E/C Integration: An Education and Training Program

  140. Captured Construction: A Digital Media Library of Building a Construction School

  141. Recent Issues in Civil Engineering Education

  142. An Automated Entities Extraction Model for Elements Recognition from the Structural 2D Drawing

  143. Automated Planning of Collision-Free Paths for Material Handling Equipment

  144. Managing Information Technology in Construction: Case of the Turkish Construction Industry

  145. Digital Technologies in Built Environment – An Overview

  146. A Study of Turkish Construction Consultancies for the Applicability of Project Extranets

  147. Elevating Construction Equipment Fleet Management To a New Level: An Evaluation of Use of Telematics Technology

  148. A Comparison of Tabu Search, Simulated Annealing and Genetic Algorithms for Discrete Time-Cost-Quality Trade-Off Analysis

  149. Management Information System: An Innovative Tool to Monitor and Control of All Corporate Processes Related With the Construction of the New Railway in Greece

  150. Landslide Definition by an Integrated Monitoring System

  151. A Computer Model for Selecting Equipment in Earth-Fill Dam Projects

  152. Information-Oriented Integrated Design Management System

  153. Development of the 3D Computer System to Automatically Quantify Construction and Demolition Waste

  154. On the Genetic Algorithm Optimization of Non-Geometric Brace Systems

  155. Ontology Models of Window Performance Characteristics for Harmonized Conformity Assessment Process

  156. Pavement Performance Models For the Ethiopian Pavement Management System

  157. Comparison of Fuzzy Logic, Artificial Neural Network and Multiple Regression Analysis Methods in the Determination of Selling Prices of Residences

  158. An Information System for Design Decisions in Hybrid Projects

  159. A Decision Support System for Selecting Sustainable Material for Building Projects

  160. BIM Distributed Lifecycle Data Storage on RFID Tags

  161. Integration of 4D and Model-Based Scheduling

  162. Evaluation of 4D CAD Approach as a Construction Communication Tool

  163. An Assessment of Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) in Representing Contextual Information Required for Production Rate Estimations

  164. Two BIM Based Web-Service Patterns: BIM SOAP Façade and RESTful BIM

  165. Towards Implementation of Building Information Modelling in the Construction Industry

  166. A Model for Increased Collaboration in Construction

  167. Lessons Learned from Generation of BIM for Construction Management: Case Study

  168. Whole Building Design Approach for University Facility Managers: A Template Using Building Information Modeling

  169. Building Information Modeling (BIM): Case Studies and Return-on-Investment Analysis

  170. Current Status of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Adoptability in the U.S. Electrical Construction Industry

  171. Performance Based Lab Tests to Predict Pavement Fatigue

  172. Properties of Recycled Aggregate Concrete with Various Aggregate to Cement Ratios

  173. Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Steel Tension Members with Holes

  174. Application of Ultrasonic Measurements for Determination of Setting and Hardening in Cement Paste

  175. Numerical Study of the Base Fixity

  176. Strength and Permeability of Concrete in Constructing Oil Storage Tanks

  177. Draught Year Management at 2008 in the Karun and Bahmanshir Rivers to Control the Fresh Water Reserving and Sea Water Biologic Impacts

  178. Steel Buoyancy of Cast-in-Place Piles, Study and Behavior through Mistake Design of Longitudinal Steel Bars Area and Basket Spiral Mesh Pitch

  179. An Investigation on the Behavior of One-layer and Two-layer 3D Panels in Shear and Flexural Test

  180. A Revolutionary Concept in PSC Bridge Girder Design Having Holes in the Web

  181. Connector Stiffness of ‘Peva-Cemboard’ Screwed Connection in Profiled Steel Sheet Dry Board (PSSDB) Panel

  182. Self-Compacting Paste Systems Containing Secondary Raw Materials

  183. Mechanical Characterization for Mortar for Masonry

  184. Role of Wind Pressure Data Probabilistic Interpretation in Wind Tunnel Tests on Tall Buildings

  185. Technical and Economic Analysis for Optimum Condition of Aggregate Recycled from Unused Ready-Mixed Concrete

  186. The Effects of Limestone Powder and Pulverized Fuel Ash on Compressive Strength of Casting Concrete in Hollow Core Slab Manufacturing Process

  187. Utilization of High Volume Fly Ash Cement Paste in Civil Engineering Construction Sites

  188. Development of Vacuum / Pressure Bagging System for FRP Repair

  189. Effect of Kinematic Viscosity of Hydrocarbon Contaminants on Shear Strength and Compressibility of a Well Graded Sandy Soil

  190. Economic Evaluation of Paste Thickener Construction in Optimal Management of Industrial-Complex Water Cycle

  191. Development of a 􏰁ew Composite Flooring System Based on Improved Profiled Steel Sheet Dry Board (PSSDB) System

  192. Excavation of Ankara Metro Shaft by Using Inclined Piles

  193. Alternative Waste Aggregates in Road Base Materials

  194. Contour Crafting: A 􏰁ew Automated Construction Technology and its Benefits to the Environment

  195. Waste Rubber Aggregates for Use in Asphalts: A Laboratory Study

  196. Saw Blade Lifetime Extension for Cost Saving and Productivity Improvement

  197. Proposal for Evaluation Management of Concrete Block Pavement (Interlock Pavement) with new Pavement Condition Index

  198. Road Pavement Density Measurement by Using Non-Destructive Ground Penetrating Radar System

  199. Australia’s First 6-Star Green Education Building: Construction and Services Technologies

  200. Formulation of a Measurement System to Determine Sustainability of Building Projects

  201. Construction and Demolition Waste Usage Possibilities

  202. Green Bridges for Minimizing Fragmentation of Landscape

  203. Insulating Block for Elimination of Thermal Bridge

  204. Polymer Window Subframe for Passive Houses

  205. The Application of Recycling Material for the Sustainability of Slopes: A Case Study of Two Sites in Hong Kong

  206. An Evaluation of the Priority Order in Applying the Sustainable Office Building Design

  207. Causes and Minimization Techniques of Materials Waste in Nigerian Construction Process

  208. Sustainable Technology of Conservation of Wall Copings of Architectural Heritage Torso

  209. A Review of International Green Building Certification Methods: A Roadmap for a Certification System in Turkey

  210. Why Sustainable Building Design and Construction? : Why Now?

  211. Clean, Green and Sustainable Building Elements: Masonry and Brick

  212. Building Green with Concrete

  213. Indoor Air Quality Optimization to Increase Worker Productivity in Commercial Buildings

  214. Improving Management of Solid Waste in Buildings

  215. A Review of Green Building Movement Timelines in Developed and Developing Countries to Build an International Adoption Framework