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CITC-6: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

July 5-7, 2011

Conference Papers

Application of the Monte-Carlo Method to Determine the Costs for Building Projects – Influence of Ranges on Probability Distribution

Assoc.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christian Hofstadler

Efficiency Assessment of Bosnia-Herzegovina Water Companies

Ivana Domljan & Vjekoslav Domljan

Road Construction Cost Prediction Models Based on Regression Analysis

Evaggelia A. Antoniou, Georgios N. Aretoulis, Panagiotis Papaioannou, & Elsa Adamantidou

Prediction Models for Financial Ratios of Greek Construction Companies


Network – Based Bill of Quantities (NetBOQ) vs Conventional Bill of Quantities: A Comparative Evaluation

Chibueze Achimba Ogbonna, Amobi Uwaleke, Ihuoma Uzoma Ogbonna, & Ifeanyi Cosmos Nwakanma

Financial Health of the Construction Industry of Pakistan - A Perspective of Major Stakeholders

Raza Ali Khan, Farhan Saleem, & Muhammad Umer

Cost and Time Overruns in Highway Projects of Pakistan

Abdur Rehman Nasir, Hamza Farooq Gabriel, & Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry

Recycling of Demolition Debris as Sub-base and Base Course in Road Pavements in Palestine

Shafik Jendia & Haytham Besaiso

A Cost Estimation Model in Pre-Design Phase

Esra Bostancioglu

Project Governance in Malaysia Hillside Developments

Eric Too, Najwa Adnan, & Bambang Trigunarsyah

Major Quantitative Techniques for Risk Analysis in the Construction Industry – A Comparative Analysis

Xiao-Hua Jin, Jian Zuo, & Karolina Mijatovic

Personalized Multidimensional Process Framework For Dynamic Risk Analysis In The Real Estate Industry


Bidding AHP Model for Iranian Construction Contractors to Select the Best Bidding Project

Babak Karam Barangi, Seyed Hamed Moosavi, Seyed Mojtaba Hosseinalipour, & Amir Mohammad Amir Ebrahimi

Identifying and examining affecting factors on the decision to bid/no bid at Iranian well-established contracting firms

Seyed Hamed Moosavi, Babak Karam Barangi, & Hussein Rajaei

Risk Assessment for Water Supply Projects using Public Private Partnership (PPP) / Private Finance Initiative (PFI)

Samaneh Zolfagharian, Aziruddin Ressang, Javier Irizarry, Mehdi Nourbakhsh, & Rosli Mohamad Zin

Risk Assessment of Common Construction Hazards among Different Countries

Samaneh Zolfagharian, Aziruddin Ressang, Javier Irizarry, Mehdi Nourbakhsh, & Rosli Mohamad Zin

Derivatives Trading Strategy for Managing Material Price Risks

Rebecca Macdonald & W. Edward Back

Cost and Time Overruns in Commercial Construction Projects – An Australian Study
Improvements in Network Modeling

Abdur Rehman Nasir, Hamza Farooq Gabriel, & Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry

Schedule Incentive / Penalty Provisions in Indian Construction Projects

Abid Hasan & K N Jha

Approaches in management of Construction delays and cost overrun of Multiple D&B Projects in Sabah

CT. Ramanathan, S.P. Narayanan, & Arazi B. Idrus

Evaluation of Disaster Preparedness Plans, Information Management and Rescue Strategies of High Rise Buildings in Lagos Metropolis

I H Mshelgaru, B. Kabir, & A D Abdulazeez

Preliminary Critical Success Factors of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the UAE Public Healthcare Projects

Alaa Abdou & Sameera Al Zarooni

Infrastructure Procurement in Pakistan

Muhammad Ali Noor, Tayyab Maqsood, & Malik Khalfan

Procurement Practices in Developing Countries: The Need for Research

Muhammad Ali Noor, Tayyab Maqsood, & Malik Khalfan

Greening Procurement: A Research Agenda for Optimizing Mass-haul During Linear Infrastructure Construction

Russell Kenley & Toby Harfield

Public Sector’s Organizational Structure for Successful Public-Private- Partnerships in Construction

Yiannis Xenidis & Nektarios Oikonomou

Industrialised Building System (IBS) Construction Supply-Chain Strategies of Malaysian Contractors

Kamarul Anuar Mohamad Kamar, Zuhairi Abd. Hamid, Mustafa Alshawi, Maria Zura Mohd Zain, Mohd Khairolden Ghani, & Ahmad Hazim Abdul Rahim 

Assessing the Performance of Clients During the Briefing Process in Malaysia: Case Study Universiti Teknologi MARA

Norizan Ahmad, Irwan Ismadi Masout, & Faridah Ismail

Maintenance Management for Public Infrastructure for Malaysian Local Authorities

Hamimah Adnan, Zafrul Fazry Mohd Fauzi, Azizan Supardi, & Ismail Rahmat

Construction Logistics Management in Building Projects in Iran: the Warehousing Process

Ehsan Asnaashar, Babak Karam Barangi, & Siamak Karam Barangi

The Current Bidding Environment of Commercial Construction Projects in Atlanta Georgia

Zuhair El-Itr & Khalid Siddiqi

Best Value PIPS Research Reaches Malaysia

Dean Kashiwagi & Jacob Kashiwagi

State of the Art Research Model: Brunsfield Research Center

Dean Kashiwagi & Jacob Kashiwagi

Solving the Malaysian Construction Industry Research Environment

Dean Kashiwagi & Jacob Kashiwagi

The "Seamless" Bureaucracy

Jacob Kashiwagi & Dean Kashiwagi

Innovation in the Context of a Developing Country: A Case of a Cable Car Project

Arun Bajracharya

Labor Productivity Improvement in the Industrial Construction Projects based on Effective Factors Utilization

Seyed Pouria Kheirieh & Gholamreza Heravi

Critical Success Factors for the Construction Organization in the Malaysian Construction Industry: A case study in Penang

Siti Hamidah Abdull Rahman, Ilias Said, & Intan Rohani Endut

Project Management Performance in ICT and Construction Project: The Influence of Project Management Staff

Noor Azzah Binti Said & Norshima Binti Humaidi

Preliminary Research into Responsible Business Practices in Engineering Firms through an Analysis of Project Stakeholders

Preece, C N, Papargyropoulou E, Padfield R, & Alih S C

Transparency Initiatives (TI) Strategies for Public Construction Projects

Rumaizah Mohd Nordin, Roshana Takim, & Abdul Hadi Nawawi

Approach of Japanese Project Management: A Comparison Between PMBOK and P2M/KPM in the Construction Industry

Low Foon Siang & Chong Heap Yih

Prediction of Construction Labor Production Rates for Malaysian Construction Industry Using ANN

Sana Muqeem, Arazi Idrus, Mohd Faris Khamidi, & Muhammad Saqib

Factors Influencing Construction Projects Delays: A Literature Review

Norazian Mohamad Yusuwan & Hamimah Adnan

Conceptual Framework of Resource Allocation Procedures and Practices in Construction Projects

Muhammad Jawad Ansari & Muhammad Babar Khan

The Dilemma of Communications and Management of Remote Construction Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nader Jastanyah & Bhzad Sidawi

Using Performance Metrics to Guide Management and Predict Client Satisfaction

Wendy Li, Martin Fischer, & John Kunz

Current Trends and Future Prospects of Online Bidding in Construction: A Survey of Owners and Contractors Organizations in USA

Salman Azhar, James Teel, & Abid Nadeem

Selection of Procurement Systems in the South African Construction Industry

Thwala, W.D. & Mathonsi, M.D.

Public Sector Perceptions of Early Contractor Involvement for Delivering Social Infrastructure

Damien O’Donoghue, Peter E.D. Love, & Jim Smith

GBI-NREB towards the sustainable value of money and sense for Existing Purpose-Built Building in Malaysia

Mariati Bagdad, Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad, Edie Ezwan Mohd Safian, & Khairizam Ismail

Exploring the Opportunities of Design and Build Contracts for the Construction Projects in Pakistan

Attaullah Shah, Ehsan-U-Qazi, & Salimullah Khan

Comparison of Project Delivery Methods Used in Building Construction Projects

Amna Shaukat, Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry, & Hamza Farooq Gabriel

A Case Study of a Strategic Facilities Management Planning and Implementation in a PFI Hospital Project

Chee Hong Wong

Public Private Partnership in U.S. Infrastructure Projects: Port of Miami Tunnel Case Study

Muhammad Saqib & Irtishad Ahmad

An Empirical Study of Applying ISO 9001 Elements in Large Size Indonesian Contractors

Bambang Trigunarsyah, Vaughan Coffey, & Debby Willar

Developing an Assessment Model for Factors Affecting the Quality in Egyptian Roads Construction

Usama Hamed Issa

A Comprehensive Approach towards Managing Quality in the Construction Industry

Om Prakash Bawane, K.G. Krishnamurthy, & P. Perumal

PAF Model for Quality Cost Estimation in Mass-Housing Projects

Amirhosein Jafari & Gholamreza Heravi

Quality Performance Evaluation of Embankment Dam Construction Projects

Shiva Faeghi Nezhad & Gholamreza Heravi

Exploring Fire Safety Awareness Among the Malaysian Public

Azim Sulaiman

Developing and Implementing an Occupational Health and Safety Program in a Construction Company: A Case Study in Pakistan

Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry, Mohammad Ali Aslam, & Ahsan Ashraf

Effectiveness of Worker Motivational Techniques on Construction Project Safety, Productivity and Quality Performance

Raza Ali Khan, Farhan Saleem, & Muhammad Umer

Investigation of the Multi-level Safety Climate of Working Groups for Perceptional Differences

Rehan Masood & Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry 

Conceptual Model of Noise Hazard Assessment System for Construction Workers

Varin Chan & Vachara Peansupap

Effects of Wind in the Construction Activities at High-rise Buildings

S. Umit Dikmen, Sadık Yigit, & Murat Aksel

Construction Quality Management - Case Study of the Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal II Expansion Construction Project

George Wang, Russell Thompson, & Kewei Tang

Safe Design Best Practices: A Summary of Singapore’s Rooftop Greenery Guidelines

Michael Behm, Tan Puay Yok, Poh Choon Hock, & Angelia Sia

Use of Human Factor Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) Framework for Assessing Tower Crane Safety in Construction Sites

Kamalesh Panthi, Syed M. Ahmed, & Gazan Bozai

Comparative Analysis of Construction Safety in Asian Developing Countries

Adeeba A. Raheem, Jimmie W. Hinze, Salman Azhar, Rafiq M. Choudhry, & Zainab Riaz

Impact Significance of Construction Clients’ Culture on Contractors’ Health and Safety (H&S) Culture- An Exploratory Delphi Study

Innocent Musonda, Wellington Thwala Didibhuku, & Theodore Conrad Haupt

Indicators for Measuring Health and Safety Performance Improvement of Small and Medium Construction Enterprises in South Africa

Justus N. Agumba & Theo Haupt

Construction Claim Factors in the Nigerian Built Environment

Abdul Lateef A. Olanrewaju & Paul J. Anavhe

Challenges to the Arbitration Award: Legal Perspectives from the UK Construction Dispute Cases

Sharifah Nur Aina Syed Alwee, Hamimah Adnan, Zaiton Hamin, & Issaka Ndekugri

Multi-Tier Dispute Resolution in International Construction Contracts: Conflict Escalation or Resolution?

Ai Li Chu

The Adequacy of Malaysian Security of Payment Legislation for Sub- contractors in Construction Industry

Azizan Supardi, Hamimah Adnan, & Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad

Malaysian Legal Framework and Risk Management: Design Professionals

Zul Zakiyuddin Ahmad Rashid, & Hamimah Adnan

Use of Incentive Contracts in Turkish Construction Sector

S. Umit Dikmen, & Zeynep Sutemen

Work Zone User Costs and Incentive Values of Highway Construction Projects

Jiang, Yi, Chen, Huaxin, & Li, Shuo

Seventeen Years of Learning in the Upgrading of Informal Settlements in South Africa

Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa & Wellington D. Thwala

Market Positions of Four Major International Construction Sectors

Sung-Min Kim, Wooyong Jung, Seung H. Han, & Hwa-Uk Hong

Analyzing the Performance of International Contractors According to the Organizational Capability

Jaechul Choi, Wooyong Jung, & Seung H. Han

Assessment of Malaysian Construction Companies’ Capabilities to Venture into International Market using SWOT Analysis

Nur Kamaliah Mustaffa, Che Maznah Mat Isa, Che Khairil Izam Ibrahim, Aminuddin Mohd Baki, & Mohd Khairolden Bin Ghani

Effectiveness of IBS in Reducing Foreign Workers in the Malaysian Construction Workforce: A Review

Indra Akmal Putera Bin Abdullah, Zulkiflee Bin Yusof, & Sulaiman Bin Abdul Malik

International Projects Management, Framework for controlling Conflict and Cultural Diversity in Developing Countries

Iraj Nikookar, Christopher Nigel Preece, & Fatemeh Harsej

Successful Construction Project Manager: Different Perceptions from Different Stakeholders

Yiannis Xenidis & Eleni Tsechelidou

Gender Development of Women Construction Entrepreneurs: The Role of Family as an Agent of Socially Construct

Raihanah Othman & Mastura Jaafar

The Conception of Balanced Scorecard Method in Measuring the Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Performance for Malaysian Universities

Ahmad Shazrin Mohamed Azmi, Siti Rahayu Zakaria, & Abdul Hadi Nawawi

Importance and Benefits of Engineering Economy in Construction Management Curriculum

M. Affan Badar & M. Affan BadarI

State of the Art Integration of CII Research Products within Higher Education Curricula: A Case Study

David Grau, Salman Azhar, G. Edward Gibson, & Richard Burt

Evaluating the Required Quantity Surveying Competencies: A Perception of University of Johannesburg Quantity Surveying Students

Justus N. Agumba & Ferdi C. Fester

Automated Risk Assessment in Construction: Combining Novel Concepts with Cutting Edge Technologies

Yiannis Xenidis & Pavlos Tamvakis

Applications of PRC (PDA, RFID, CAMERA) in Construction Monitoring

Saeed Banihashemi, Mahmoud Shakouri Hassanabad, & Mohammad Mahdi Tahmasebi

The Need For IT Alignment Studies in Construction Companies in Malaysia : A Theoretical Framework

Handzalah Abdullah Sudin & Faridah Yusuf

Critical Path Method (CPM) Software in Malaysian Constructions

Suhaidi Elias, Madinah Hussin Torrance, & Noriah Ismail

Mobile Application Information Requirement in Construction Industry

Mehdi Nourbakhsh, Rosli Mohamad Zin, Javier Irizarry, Samaneh Zolfagharian, & Masoud Gheisari

Survey of Information Technology Utilization in The Construction Industry in Malaysia

Farag H. Gaith, Khalim A. R., & Amiruddin Ismail

Readiness of a Developing Nation in Implementing Automation and Robotics Technologies in Construction: A Case Study of Malaysia

Rohana Mahbub

RFID for Concrete Maturity: Impact of RFID Frequency

Julian Kang & Raj Sridharan

Electronic Documentation Management in Construction Projects – A Qualitative Study

Neil Morrison, Jian Zuo, & George Zillante

Content and Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Cost Management in Civil Engineering Projects

Evaggelia A. Antoniou, Georgios N. Aretoulis, & Glykeria P. Kalfakakou

E-Readiness in IBS Components Management for Construction Projects

Peniel Ang Soon Ern & Narimah Binti Kasim

Implementation of Bridge Management Systems in State Highway Departments in the United States of America

Amin Kamal Akhnoukh, Pavan Meadati, & James Carr

Internet-Based ICT usage in Construction Project Management: A Global Appraisal

Nida Azhar & Irtishad Ahmad

Building Information Modeling in Architectural Education: The Case of the Middle East

Magdy Ibrahim & Ahmad Okeil

Lessons Learned from Implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology in Thailand’s Architectural Industry

Julian Kang

BIM and Conditional Query Estimation

Pavan Meadati, SoubhayaPurnima Nelabhotla, & Amin K. Akhnoukh

Role of BIM for Facility Management in Academic Institutions

Samuel Phillips & Salman Azhar

Energy Dissipation Capacity of Columns and the Time of Collapse of Steel Structures

K.S.Sivakumaran & R.M. Korol

Behaviour of the Stiffened Panels of Rectangular Industrial Ducts

K.S.Sivakumaran, T. Thanga, & B. Halabiah

The Robustness Of SteFib In Composite Structural Member

Nurharniza Abdul Rahman, Siti Hawa Hamzah, Haryati Saleh, & Nooremilia Jamaludin

RC Wall-slab Connection Enhanced with Steel Fibre under Lateral Cyclic Load

Nazira Mohamed Masri, Nurharniza Abdul Rahman, Izzadin Ali Ahmed Al-Shaez, Siti Hawa Hamzah, & NorHayati Abdul Hamid

Iterative Visualization Processes in Architectural Design

Danfulani Babangida Idi, Khairul Anwar Mohamed Khaidzir, & Fahimeh Zaeri

The Applicability of the Design Structure Matrix (DSM) Method in Representing and Prescribing the Architectural Design Process

Fahimeh Zaeri, Khairul Anwar Mohamed Khaidzir, & Danfulani Babangida Idi

Conceptual Framework for the Development of a Web-Based System for Managing Suppliers' Performance

Zi Qian Li, Hai Chen Tan, Chimay Anumba, & Fah Choy Chia

Isolating Fundamentals Design Element: Composite Drawing Representation the Case Study of Serenity House

Rostam Yaman, Norishahaini Mohd Ishak, Mohd Reza bin Esa, Mohd Arif bin Marhani, & Ahmad Arzlee bin Hassan

Investigation of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity on S+WPSA Brick

Mohd Syahrul Hisyam bin Mohd Sani & Fadhluhartini bt Muftah

Role of Tarbela Dam in Water Regulation of Indus River and its Effects

Irfan Abid, Aftab Sadiq, Hamza F.Gabriel, & Adnan Ahsan

Integration of Remote Sensing (RS), and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to evaluate the waste water quantity at downstream area of Al Roma Wadi

Khaled Kheder, Abdulrahman Al-Sinaidi, & P. Abderrazak Khan

A Study of the Importance of Vernacular Architecture in the Formation of Contemporary Construction (Case Study: Rural Residential Types of Guilan)

Seyedeh Hoda Rastgouy Haghi & Nastaran Mazhar Sarmadi 

Natural Disasters Mitigation Measures in Vernacular Residential Types of Guilan

Nastaran Mazhar Sarmadi & Seyedeh Hoda Rastgouy Haghi

Effect of Lateritic Soils as an Aggregate Substitute on the Strength of Compressed Concrete Bricks

Nasly M.A., Rokiah Othman, Norhaiza Ghazali, Mohd Arif Sulaiman, & Abu Azam Md Yassin

Reinforced Concrete Wall Panel Using Crushed Concrete Waste Aggregate (CCwA)

Mohd Suhelmiey Sobri, Siti Hawa Hamzah, & Ahmad Ruslan Mohd Ridzuan

Performance of Concrete Containing Steel Slag Exposed To Sulphate Environment: A Comparison of Steel Slag and Natural Aggregate Use

Kamran Shavarebi Ali, Norishahaini Mohamed Ishak, & Ahmad Ruslan Mohd Ridzuan

A Study of Heated Sand With Thermoluminescence: An Estimation of Thermal History in Building Materials

Norishahaini Mohamed Ishak, Chew Yit Lin, Michael, Mohd Reza Esa, Farrah Zuhaira Ismail, & Kamran Shavarebi Ali

Effect of Supplementary Cementitious Materials on Properties of Concrete

Nasly M.A., Rokiah Othman, Norhaiza Ghazali, Mohd Arif Sulaiman, & Abu Azam Md Yassin

Can Water Efficiency Measures Influence Construction Technology and Ensure Potable Water Sustainability?

Pauline Corbett & Sean Churchill

Household Toolkit for Water Efficiency in Existing Domestic Buildings

Kemi Adeyeye 

Indoor Air Quality Impact on HVAC Costs

Ezenwa Uzoho & Khalid Siddiqi

Green Buildings: A Framework for Social Sustainability

Linda Too & Eric Too

Key Sustainability Indicators for Infrastructure Systems: An Australian Perspective

Badr Alsulami & Sherif Mohamed

Perspective of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Korea and Malaysia Construction Industry

Ken-Loong, Mok & Seung-Heun, Han

A Comparative Study of Green Building Rating Systems

Morteza Ghaempanah Tajabadi, Mohamad Ibrahim Mohamad, Behzad Hamidi, & Amirhossein Basravi

Evaluating the Awareness Level of Green Office Users: A Case Study

Morteza Ghaempanah Tajabadi, Mohamad Ibrahim Mohamad, & Behzad Hamidi

Cost Impact of GBI Criteria on Non-Residential Green Buildings in Malaysia

Behzad Hamidi, Morteza Ghaempanah Tajabadi, Hamed Golzarpoor, & Mohamadreza Kasrai 

Air-Conditioning Energy Consumption Analysis in Malaysian Residential Building

Mohammadreza Kasraei, Abdul Kadir Marsono, Behzad Hamidi, Masoud navazandeh Sajoudi, & Mehdi Nourbakhsh

Preliminary Study on Construction Waste Management in Malaysia: A Qualitative Approach

Raja Nor Husna Raja Mohd Noor, Ahmad Ruslan Mohd Ridzuan, Intan Rohani Endut, & Asmawati Che Hassan

Materials Management in Construction Industry: Energy Requirements for Selected Materials

Muntari Mudi Yar’ Adua, Narimah Kasim, & Muhammad Mustapha Gambo

Recycling of Waste (Rice Husk and Quarry Dust) for Building Materials

Kartini, K & Norhana, A.R.

Green Campus Initiative: Introducing RWH System In Kolej Jati UiTM Malaysia

Turahim Abd Hamid & Basir Nordin

Evaluating the Guidelines on Open Space: Making Neighborhoods Green

Marlyana Azyyati Marzukhi & Hafazah Abdul Karim

3RS Initiative in Malaysian Public University: A Case Study of Green Team, International Islamic University Malaysia

Khairusy Syakirin Has-Yun Hashim, Abdul Hakim Bin Mohammed, Haneesa Zahidah Mohamed Shah Redza, & Kim Manta-Khaira 

Community Participation in Earthquake Reconstruction Program of Azad Kashmir

Saqib Naveed Cheema & Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry

Sustainable Infrastructure Re-Construction Approaches for Flood Disaster Areas

Rehan Masood, Javeriya Hasan, & Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry

Encouraging Green Building in Pakistan

Javeriya Hasan

The Concept of ‘Sustainable Communities’ and its Application in the United Kingdom’s Social Housing Stock – is it Successful?

Anthony W. Hatfield & Seranne E. Evans

Knowledge Transfer in Construction Project Teams Delivering Sustainable Office Buildings in the UK and Germany

Veronika Schröpfer, Esra Kurul, & Joseph H. Tah

Green Building Policy, School Performance, and Educational Leaders’ Perspectives in USA
Risk Management in Real Estate Projects (Application on MENA Countries)

Mohamed El Agroudy

Robust Value Management: An Approach Towards Satisfying Current and Future End-Users of a Building

Ahmad O. Alkizim & Stuart D. Green

Movement is the Cause and Being of All Life

Alfred Meyers & Erich Connell

The Characteristics of Purpose Built Offices in Malaysia: A Review of Issues

Edie Ezwan Mohd Safian & Abdul Hadi Nawawi

Summary Judgment in Malaysian Construction Contract

Zulkifli Sapeciay, Hamimah Adnan, Azizan Supardi, & Jamaludin Yaakob

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