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CITC-8: Thessaloniki, Greece

May 27-30, 2015

Conference Papers

Comparative evaluation of alternative design concepts of the “Underwater Road Artery of Thessaloniki” by using the AHP Multi-criteria method

Nikolaos I. Tegos & Demos C. Angelides

Project Control Body of Strategic Knowledge for Complex Construction Projects

Nikolaos Kalyviotis

Progress Monitoring of the Construction of Prefabricated Bridge with the Methods of Earned Value Analysis (EVA) and Earned Schedule Analysis (ES)

Ioannis Papaefthymiou & Ioannis Tegos

Implementing IPMA Standards In Managing Small-size/Non-complex Technical Projects: A Case Study Of A Photovoltaic Power Plant For A Residence

Petridis Paschalis, Hatzigeorgiou Alexandros, & Manoliadis Odysseas

Project and Construction Management of Large Warehouses Logistics

Eleni Ioannidou & Ioannis Tegos

On the Use of Learning Curves for the Estimation of Construction Productivity

Antonios Panas & John-Paris Pantouvakis

Involved Parties and Plan Formats in Equipment Planning for Mega Building  Projects

Aviad Shapira, Albert Ben-David, & Steffen Philipp

A Legal Approach to the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs  Conseils (FIDIC) – The Yellow Book Case

Antonios Maniatis, Vasiliki Tsouvala, & Evi Batra

Big Data in the Construction Project Management

Ogbonna A.Chibueze & Komolafe Oyindolapo

BIM for Plan Reading Class- Lessons Learned

Julian Kang

Factors Causing Construction Delays in Developing Countries- A Focus on  Malawi

Robert Seyara & Michael Tong

Intuitive Self-Inspection Techniques based on BIM for Energy-efficient  Buildings- EU Horizon 2020 Research Project INSITER

Rizal Sebastian, Ton Damen, André van Delft, Gian Marco Revel, Antonio D'Antuono, & Milena Martarelli 

Study of a Construction Project in Greece Using Earned Value Analysis and  Agile Project Management

Odysseas Manoliadis, Lazaros Minasidis, & Demetrios Oustadakis

The Development of the Trans-European Transport Network in Greece-  A Review and Critique

Marina Marinelli, Nikolaos Fragkakis, & Sergios Lambropoulos

Defining the Key Considerations for Initiating and Implementing 4D BIM Workflows
Factors Impacting of Time and Cost Performance in the Zambian Construction Industry

Aneesa Mulla & Andrew King

Systematic Approach to Crane-Related Near-Miss Analysis

Gabriel Raviv, Aviad Shapira, & Barak Fishbain

Decisions Impacting on the Quality of Low Income Houses in South Africa

Fidelis Emuze & Zandile Majola

Behavior-Based Safety Management on Construction Sites- A Field Study

Rizwan U. Farooqui & Raja Shahmir Nizam

Technical and Economical Management of the Reconstruction of the Bearing

Dafni Argyropoulou, Georgios Penelis, & Ioannis Tegos

Structure of an Existing Arcade in the City Centre of Thessaloniki

Dafni Argyropoulou, Georgios Penelis, & Ioannis Tegos

Stochastic Preliminary Budget Estimating Template for Construction Firms

Eleftherios Stavrakas & Yiannis Xenidis

Planning, Designing and Scheduling New Transport Infrastructure in Recession Times: The Greek Case

Marina Marinelli, Kleopatra Petroutsatou, & Sergios Lambropoulos

Towards the Reduction of the Construction Time and Cost of Reinforced Concrete Earthquake-Resistant Multistory Buildings

Papadopoulos Michail, Psarras Konstantinos, & Tegos Ioannis

Determining the Most Economical Formwork System, A Contractor’s Perspective

Chris Souder

Security in Building Constructions: European Policies for Built Infrastructure Protection

Aikaterini Poustourli, David Ward, & Angelos Zachariadis

Construction as Biological Cells: Implications of the Biological Cell Cycle for Managing Construction

Vasantha Abeysekera & Mayur G. Shelke

Developing a Personal Cooling System (PCS) for Construction Workers – An Experimental Approach

Albert P.C. Chan, W. Yi, Y. Zhao, Y. Yang, Francis K.W. Wong, Michael C.H. Yam, Daniel W.M. Chan, Edmond W.M. Lam, Y. Li, Y. Guo, & Del P. Wong

Benchmarking of IT-based Tools for Site Security, Safety and Communication on Construction Worksites in a Metropolitan city of a Developing Country

Using Building Information Modeling to Achieve Lean Principles by Improving Efficiency of Work Teams

Xun Zhang, Salman Azhar, and Abid Nadeem

Automated Data Collection Technology Usage by UK Construction

Javad Majrouhi Sardroud, AmirHooshang Fakhimi, and Mojtaba Abbasi

A Relational Database for Construction Delay

Gozde Bilgin, Gorkem Eken, Irem Dikmen, and M. Talat Birgonul

Resource Allocation in Line-of-Balance Scheduling

Athanasios P. Chassiakos and Stavroula-Panayota Deligianni

Designing a Test Battery for Ergonomics of Personal Cooling Garments

Yang, Y. and Chan, Albert. P. C. 

The Structural Behavior of Pozzolan-lime Cement as a Potential Substitute to Portland Cement in Low-strength Construction Applications

Dans N. Naturinda, Anthony G. Kerali, and Dan Tindiwensi

Composite Materials - CFRP - Applications in Construction – Suggesting New Applications

Nikoleta – Maria Christopoulou, Michael Malindretos

Analysis of Flexible Pavement Materials with Image Analyzer
Development of Bio-based Self-healing Concrete to Increase Durability of Structures
Factors Influencing Women’s Career Choices in the Construction Industry-  An Exploratory Study

Elie Keighley and Sam Zulu

Financial Analysis and Comparison of Greek Construction Enterprises and  Greek Materials Procurement Enterprises

Evangelia Manola, Fotios Katsaros, Georgios N. Aretoulis, and Glykeria P. Kalfakakou

Lean Construction in South Africa-  Myth or Reality

Fidelis Emuze & Christiaan van der Linde

Legal and Contractual Challenges of Building Information Modeling (BIM) –  Contractor’s Perspective

Arjun R. Pandey, Farzad Shahbodaghlou, & John Burger 

Post Occupancy Evaluation of Healthcare Facilities- a Case Study of a  Medical Department in the UAE

Alaa Abdou & Haya Jamil Bin Rafea

Social Risks Influencing Export of Construction Services into African  Markets

Sunday Odediran & Abimbola Windapo

A New Way to Teach Structural Steel to  Construction Management Students

Ajay Shanker

An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Carbonation on Properties of  Plain Concrete

Shaik Hussain, Dipendu Bhunia, & S.B. Singh

External Factors Affecting the Success of International Companies in the  UAE Construction Industry

Sameh M. El-Sayegh & Atefah Saleh

Importance Of Organizational Behaviour Courses In Project And Construction Management Education

Esin Kasapoğlu 

Integrated Conceptual Model on Risk Mitigation and Construction  Company’s Entry Decision into African Markets

Sunday Odediran & Abimbola Windapo

Legal and Regulatory Issues Challenging the Pakistani  Construction Industry

Khalid M. Malik, Nayyar Khalid, & Malik Ibtihaj Khalid 

Post Completion Assessment of Construction Projects Procured under Design and Build Method in Education Sector of Pakistan

Attaullah Shah & Ehsan U.Qazi

Progress at NTUA- Training Engineers in Project Scheduling

Konstantinos Chatzoglou, Elena Rokou, & Konstantinos Kirytopoulos

Public – Private Partnership (PPP) and Cultural Sponsorship Law and Deontology   

Antonios Maniatis & Ioannis Meleas

Sowing the Seeds of Success- The Provision of a Personalised Study Time Management Plan

Vasantha Abeysekera & Ashoka Abeysekera

The Use of Project Scheduling Techniques in the UAE Construction Industry

Rami El Haj, Sameh M. El-Sayegh, & Rana El Haj

Women in Saudi Arabia Construction Industry- Motivations, Barriers and Perceptions

Alaa Naqadi & Henry Abanda

The Impacts of Variation Orders on South Africa Public Sector Construction  Projects

Ngwepe Lusca, Clinton Aigbavboa, & Wellington Thwala

A Conceptual Process Framework for the Development of Briefs in Public Private Partnership Projects

Rauda Al Saadi & Alaa Abdou

Managing the Design Process in Design-Build Projects-The South Florida Experience

Rizwan U.Farooqui & Muhammad Umer

Public Private Partnerships in the Transportation Sector-  An Overview and Case Studies in the United States

S.M.L. Hubbard & B.J. Hubbard

Wither Monetary Retentions for Subcontract Work? A Theoretical Framework for Rationalizing the Use of Retentions

Vasantha Abeysekera

Derivation of Utility Values of Project Procurement Systems Against Selection Criteria for Major Highway Construction Projects

Fani Antoniou, Dimitrios Konstantinidis, & Georgios Aretoulis

Public – Private Partnership (PPP) and Cultural Sponsorship Law and Deontology 

Antonios Maniatis & Ioannis Meleas

Affordable Housing in Developing Countries   

Rizwan U. Farooqui & Mustafa Shabbir

The Role of Inclusion on the Career Experiences of  Professional Women in Construction

Valerie Francis

Survival of Construction Companies in Crises through Process-Based Management

Serdar Ulubeyli, Selim Sahin, Aynur Kazaz, & M. Talat Birgonul

Managing Risks in Public-Private Partnership Projects- The Case of Izmit  Bay Suspension Bridge 

Beliz Ozorhona & Sevilay Demirkesen

Effect of Stakeholders' Risk Attitude on the Application of Project Risk Management 

Mohamed El Agroudy

Optimal Construction Design using the Harmony Search Algorithm as an Optimization Tool

Nicolaos Theodossiou, Diamantis Karakatsanis, & Ioannis Kougias

Combined use of Simulation and Optimization Models for the Optimal Design of Harbor Breakwaters: Application at the Port of Thessaloniki

Vasiliki Kralli, Nicolaos Theodossiou, & Theophanis Karambas

Application of DSM (Design Structure Matrix) Principles to Project Risk  Management of Thessaloniki Metro Construction Project

Zoi K. Kazantzidou & Stefanos D. Katsavounis

Human Resource Challenges in the United States Commercial Construction Industry

Justin Weidman

Quantitative Risk Assessment: A Pragmatic Approach

Albert Owusu

How the Early Contractor Involvement Principles are Traced in Different Procurement Routes

Farshid Rahmani, Malik M.A.Khalfan, & Tayyab Maqsood

Towards the Development of a Life-Cycle Assessment Framework for Bridge Management: A Literature Survey

Teslim B. Balogun, Adrienn K. Tomor, & Colin Booth

The Validation of a Sexual Discrimination Measure for Construction

Valerie Francis

Emotional Intelligence in Construction Contract Administration

Gordon H. Vincent

Enhancing Cognitive Readiness of Construction Project Teams

Chinwi Mgbere, John-Paris Pantouvakis, & Saied Sadri

Analysis of Personal Characteristics and Cognitive Abilities of Project Managers

Dimitrios Ntaliaris, Georgios N. Aretoulis, Panagiotis Papaioannou, & Glykeria P. Kalfakakou

Line Balancing for Work Scheduling on a Construction Project

Naoto Mine, Shinji Matsumoto, & Yoshitsugu Uchiyama 

The Development of a Scale to Measure Gender Equity in Construction

Valerie Francis

The Relationship Between Building Shape and Energy Cost

Esra Bostancioglu

Current Trends And The Future For Intelligent Facades: A Review

Maria Tsemani

Turning Brownfields into Goldfish

Tsocha Effimia

A Decision-Making Model Synthesis for Sustainable Building Development

Tayyab Ahmad, Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem, & Salman Azhar

The Adoption Building Information Modeling in Construction Industry in Libya: A Developing Country Context

Ahmad Amer & Zulkifili Hanafi

Bond Strength between Steel Slag Aggregate and Cement Paste – A Micro-level Examination

George Wang & Kamalesh Panthi 

An Investigation of Leadership Characteristics of Project and Construction Managers in the South African Construction Industry

Murendeni Liphadzi, Clinton Aigbavboa, & Wellington Thwala

A Preliminary Study of Reclaimed Water Infrastructure Systems

Junshan Liu, James Cuilla, & Scott Kramer

Turning BIM into a Holistic Sustainability Assessment Tool

Tayyab Ahmad, Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem, & Salman Azhar

Benchmarking Energy Efficient Design Practices in Pakistani Construction Industry

Rizwan U. Farooqui & Tahir Khan

Methodologies for Measuring Sustainability in the Construction of Transportation Infrastructure

S.M.L. Hubbard

Environmental Impact Assessment of Various Projects using the Environmental Performance Value

Dimitra Vagiona

Leveraging Sustainable Construction with Lean and Integrated Project Delivery – A Socially Responsible and Smart Business Practice

Lincoln Forbes

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