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CITC-9: Dubai, UAE

March 5-7, 2017

Conference Papers

Impact of Weather Conditions on Construction Labor Productivity in Qatar

Ahmed Senouci, Mohammed Al-Abbasi, and Neil Eldin

Improving Productivity of Road Surfacing Operations with the Help of Lean and Discrete Event Simulation Techniques; A UK Case Study.

Rana Muhammad Qasim & Zeeshan Aziz

Research Advances in Optimized Temporary Housing Following Disasters

Omar El-Anwar, Khaled El-Rayes, & Amr Elnashai

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Technology Adoption and Implementation in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry - The Diagnosis

David Dylan John & Marcel Maghiar 

Factors Affecting Quality of Construction Projects in Swazilland

Ayodeji Oke, Clinton Aigbavboa, & Ernest Dlamini 

Challenges Facing Mentees and Mentors in the South African Construction Industry: A Case of Gauteng Region

Ayodeji Oke, Clinton Aigbavboa, & Madidimalo Mutshaeni

The Viability of the FLIR OneTM Camera for the Corps Of Engineers and Construction Companies

Keith A. Rahn & Joseph M. Davis

Sustainable Technology and Product Innovation in the Built Environment: Biomimicry Potentials

Olusegun A. Oguntona & Clinton O. Aigbavboa

An Analytical Approach of the Greek Economic Recession on Construction Industry; Its Consequences and Future Perspectives of the Sector

Kyros Ioannis & Kleopatra Petroutsatou

Contractors' Access to Funding for Infrastructure Projects in Nigeria: Overcoming the Present Challenge

Olusegun A. Oguntona, Clinton O. Aigbavboa, & Didibhuku W. Thwala 

Cost of Accidents in Construction in Oman

Tariq Umar

A Review of Construction Industry Expectations of the 21st Century Graduates

John Aliu & Clinton Aigbavboa 

Integrated BIM-analysis Framework for Plan-irregular Structures

Do-Soo Moon & Amr S. Elnashai

A Qualitative Approach To Success Factors of Healthcare Construction Projects in Iran

Reza Zandi Doulabi & Ehsan Asnaashari 

Opportunities and Challenges of Women’s Roles in Management positions in the Iranian Construction Industry

Azam Karimi Mohammad Abadi & Ehsan Asnaashari 

The Application of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Construction Industry Using Wearable Devices

Poorang Piroozfar, Amer Essa, & Eric R. P. Farr

Review of Sustainable Design Principles for LEEED Certified Buildings: The Case of Turkey

Esra Bostancioglu & Kubra Celik 

Applications for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Electric Utility Construction

Lonny Simonian

Infrastructure Development in Africa: Eradicating Stumbling Blocks to Maximizing Investment Potentials

Innocent Musonda, Chioma Sylvia Okoro, & Erastus Mishengu Mwanaumo 

Financial Analysis of Greek Construction Enterprises Based on Investment Ratios

Chrysi Mpakratsa, Dimitrios Lampakis, & Georgios N. Aretoulis

Analysis of Greek Construction Design - Engineers’ Cognitive Abilities, Personality and Knowledge

Georgios Aretoulis, Christoforos Triantafyllidis, Panagiotis Papaioannou, Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, & Jason B. Papathanasiou

Modeling Knowledge Management Enablers: The Case of Hong Kong Construction Organizations

Ede M.Y. Chan & Sherif Mohamed

A Preliminary Study of the Effect of Dimensional Control on the Accuracy of 3D Photogrammetry Modeling

Junshan Liu, Richard Burt, Charles Cobb, & Wesley Collins 

A Network Approach to Investigate Coordination in Construction Projects: A Literature Review and Research Directions

Mohamed A. El-Gafy, Lingci Meng, Amine Ghanem, & Kasim A. Korkmaz

The Effect of Curb Appeal on the Property Value of a Single-Family Dwelling

Ifte Choudhury & Yatin Wadhwani

Key Issues in Procurement and Management of Consulting Engineering Services in Public Sector Organizations

Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry, Khalil Ahmed bin Mushtaq, & Mohammad Umair Saleem

Risk Management for Housing Projects Undertaken by Private Land Developers

Muneeb Ayaz Janjua, Muhammad Sohail A. Malik, Shahid Iqbal, & Rafiq Muhammad Choudhry

Using Energy Interventions to Drive Down Energy Consumption: An Occupant Behavior Case Study

Paul Hampton, Pablo A. Perez, Robert Stuart, & Neil Young 

External Contingency Factors that Affect Contractors’ Performance in Developing Countries- A Jordanian Case Study

Suhair AlKilani, Imriyas Kamardeen, & Benson Lim

3D BIM Model as a Legal Construction Document

Mauro Prada Garcia & Khalid M. Siddiqi

An Investigation of Using Photogrammetry Technology on 3D Digital Recreation of the Historical Progression of a Historic Building

Alex Getz, Junshan Liu, Richard Burt, & Wesley Collins

Adapting Best Strategic Planning Practices to a Strategic Spatial Planning Model

Athanasios Lamprou & Dimitra Vagiona

The Explanations for the Low Applications of Value Engineering by Quantity Surveyors in Nigeria

AbdulLateef Olanrewaju, Paul E. Anavhe, & Khor Soo Cheen

Toward Improving BIM Acceptance in Facilities Management: A Hybrid Conceptual Model Integrating TTF and UTAUT

Mustafa A. Hila & Tayyab Maqsood 

Utilizing Analytical Hierarchy Process for Contractor Selection in Turkish Public Construction Procurements

Pinar Irlayici Cakmak & Emre Cakmak

Factors Driving Construction Organizations to Implement Health and Safety within the Gauteng Province in South Africa: A Literature Review

Jacobus Hendrik Francois van Heerden, Innocent Musonda, & Chioma Sylvia Okoro 

Key Factors for the Selection of Project Management Consultants

Yehya Nattat & Sameh Monir El-Sayegh

State-Of-Practice of BIM Use for Clash Detection in Pakistan

Filza Nadeem, Nida Azhar, Mohsinah Pasha, Nasreen Bint-E-Rizwan, & Hiba Arif

Towards Automated Process to Manage Buildings’ Environmental Sustainability- A BREEAM Application

Tala Kasim, Mustafa Ali, HaiJiang Li, Yacine Rezgui, & Tom Beach 

Systematic Literature Review as a Methodology for Identifying Risks Project Control Using BIM

Rana Khallaf, Nader Naderpajouh, & Makarand Hastak 

Procedures and Issues Within the Contractors Classification System in Saudi Arabia

Saud Almutairi, Mohammd Alghatany, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi, & Kenneth Sullivan 

Causes of Cost Overruns in Saudi Arabia Construction Projects vs. PIPS: A University Case Study

Majed Alzara, Jacob Kashiwagi, Dean Kashiwagi, & Abdulrahman Al-Tassan

Risk Evaluation in the Arabian Gulf Region (Agr) Construction Industry From Multinational Firms’ Perceptions

Ruqaya Al-Sabah, Hala M. Nassereddine, & Awad S. Hanna

Critical Success Factors for Reduction of Cost of Poor Quality from Construction Projects

Shahid Mahmood, Nadeem Ishaq Kureshi, & Waqas Farid

Algorithm for the Determination of Abnormally Low Tenders in Public Construction Contract Bids in Greece

Antonios Panas, John-Paris Pantouvakis, Alexandros Romosios, & Efstratios Zissimopoulos

Identification of Iran’s Road Construction Project Risks in Order to Implement Sustainable Development (Pavement Technologies and Construction Activities)

Sepideh Motamed pooya, Zahra Ramezani, Mahmood Golabchi, & Ehsan Asnaashari

Determination of Polymer Content in SBS Modified Asphalt Binder Using FTIR Analysis

Md Amanul Hasan, Umme Amina Mannan, & Rafiqul A Tarefder

The Awareness and Benefits of BIM in the Construction Industry of Saudi Arabia

Saud Alhumayn, Ezekiel Chinyio, & Issaka Ndekugri

Controlling the Effects of Organizational Risk on Time and Cost in the Construction Industry in the UAE

Mohammed Hassan Murad

Spall Damage Repair Using 3D Printers: Opportunities and Challenges Safety Effects of Roadway Intersection Lighting

Jaeheum Yeon & Julian Kang 

Using Big Data Analytics for BIM Enabled Facilities Management

Muhammad Arslan, Saba Munawar, Zainab Riaz, & Salman Azhar

Performance of New Generation of Engineered Concrete Materials in Infrastructure Applications

Khandaker M. A. Hossain

The Approach of Cost Monitoring with 5D BIM on Construction Project

Lin Xiaofeng & Vachara Peansupap

Evaluating the Selection of Construction Methods used on Building Projects Using Performance Objectives

Alireza Moghayedi & Abimbola Windapo

Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Charalampos P. Sinos & Athanasios P. Chassiakos

Study the Effective Location of Shear Wall and its Cost of Multi-story Building under Seismic Loading in Iraq

Mohammed Alrubaye & Nicolae Postavaru

The Impact on Environment and Decision Making Between Similarity of Design and Materials Difference through BIM

Mohammed Sami Mahdi & Nicolae Postavaru

An Investigation into the Building Information Modeling Software Tools

Amin Hosseini, Reza Mohajeri Borje Ghaleh, & Javad Majrouhi Sardroud

Impedance to Innovation Practices in the Ghanaian Construction Industry Consultancy Services: The Perspective of Quantity Surveying Firms

Alex Torku, De-Graft Owusu-Manu, Erika Pärn, Michael Nii Addy, & David J. Edwards

Identification of Risk Factors for Wind Energy Investments in Turkey

Emre Caner Akcay

Construction Project Management in Developing Countries: The Case of International Construction Projects In Kenya

Kimani Thomas Njuguna, Ahmad Omar Alkizim, Mugwima Njuguna

Evaluation of Causes of Construction Waste in Residential Building Projects: A Case Study of Kolkata

Sutapa Das & Rimpi Baro

Examination of DEVap Air Conditioning Systems to Evaluate Energy Efficiency

John M. McLain & Scott W. Kramer

Identifying Cost Impacts to Public Storm Water Infrastructure for Campus Development

Kevin Sellers, Keith A. Rahn, & Scott W. Kramer 

Exploring Solar Water Heating Systems and Uses at Ft. Stewart, Georgia USA

Andrew J. Cox, Scott W. Kramer, & April Simons

Managing Workforce Diversity at Gulf Cooperation Council Construction Sites

Ahmed Jalil A Bayati, Osama Abudayyeh, & Syed M. Ahmed

Case Studies of Energy Efficiency Housing in South Australia

Tony Ma & Christy Chan

Achieving Project Outcomes for Construction Frameworks

Terence Y M Lam & Keith S Gale

An Innovative Methodology to Achieve Sustainability of Construction Projects in Australia – A Conceptual Study

Malindu Sandanayake, Guomin Zhang, Khaled Ali, & Sujeeva Setunge

BIM a Technology or Something More?

Khaled Ali & Guomin Zhang

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

Rana Rabnawaz Ahmed, Rizwan U. Farooqui, & Muhammad Saqib

An Assessment of Soft Factors Leading to Rework and its Impact on Project Performance- The Experience of Pakistani Construction Industry

Muhammad Umer, Rizwan U. Farooqui, & Muhammad Saqib 

Calculating the Cost of Poor Quality

Rizwan U. Farooqui, Raja Shahmir Nizam, & Muhammad Umer

Fire Emergency Response Mechanism in Commercial Buildings in Karachi

Mstafa Shabbir, Rizwan U. Farooqui, & Rana Rabnawaz Ahmed

Building Relocation Case Study in Pakistan

Muhammad Saqib, Mustafa Shabbir, & Rizwan U. Farooqui

Safety Training Approach: Evaluation of the Effectiveness Towards

Raja Shahmir Nizam, Rizwan U. Farooqui & Muhammad Umer

Understanding the Relevance of Biological Cell Control Theory and Cell Control Mechanism for Solving Quality Problems in a Tunnel Construction Project 

Mayur Shelke & Vasantha Abeyesekera

Integration Of Tablets And Smartphones In Construction Projects: Challenges And Solutions

Manuel Silverio, Suresh Renukappa, Angelines Donastorg, & Subashini Suresh

An Empirical Study On Training Provision For Knowledge Management In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia’s Construction Industry

Hanouf Alosaimi, Suresh Renukappa, & Subashini Suresh

A Systematic Review of Green Buildings as a Tool Towards a Sustainable Construction Industry

Ahmed Alneyadi, Suresh Renukappa, & Subashini Suresh

Identifying Worksite Intervention Strategies to Improve Construction Workers’ Nutrition: A Review of Literature

Chioma Sylvia Okoro, Innocent Musonda, & Justus Ngala Agumba

Building Information Model For Infrastructure: Challenges and Benefits

Haddy Jallow, Suresh Renukappa, Subashini Suresh, & Ahmed Alneyadi 

Feasibility Study Considerations for Transport Infrastructure Performance: A Desk Study

Chioma Sylvia Okoro, Innocent Musonda, & Justus Ngala Agumba

Human Factor Related Constructs to accompany Extant Construction Business Marketing Frameworks Policies and Plans For Sustaining The Economy In Construction Industry Of Pakistan

Yankah, J. E., Aigbavboa, C.O, & Thwala, W.D

Investigation of Relationship between Demographic Factors and Construction Safety Climate

Khan Shahid Kamal Khan, Zeeshan Ullah, Rameez Akram, & Muhammad Zeshan Khalil

Economic Sustainability in the Construction Industry of Pakistan

Zeeshan Ullah, Khan Shahid Kamal Khan, Jamaluddin Thaheem, & Rameez Akram

Revolutionizing the AEC Industry Through the Use of BIM and KM

Touria Bouazza & David Greenwood

Measurement Models Evaluation of Performance Measurement and Improvement Framework for Small and Medium Sized Constructors in Developing Countries- A Jordanian Case

Suhair AlKilani & Benson Lim 

Developing a Data Gathering Tool for Modeling Uncertainty in Highway Projects

Alireza Moghayedi & Abimbola Windapo

An Exponential Model for Manpower Planning in the Australian Construction Industry
Competency or Competence: Let’s talk

Oluwole Alfred Olatunji

Life Cycle Cost Analysis of a Green Home: A Case Study

Christopher W. Sommer, Salman Azhar, Irfan Ulhaq, & Malik Khalfan

Sustainable Concrete Construction using Pulverized Fly Ash as a partial replacement of Portland cement

Shahab Samad & Attaullah Shah

A Trade-based Risk Management Approach towards the Elimination of Defects in Residential Construction

Vasantha Abeysekera & Bibek Dhakal

A Proposal for Low-Cost Energy Efficient Public Housing Scheme in Pakistan

Muhammed Arif Khan, Sabahat Arif, Hamna Bhukhari, Iqra Tabassum, Sohail Akram, Salman Azhar, & Kamal Ahmed

A Comparative Analysis of Typical Pakistani Homes for Energy Consumption - With and Without Courtyards

Muhammed Arif Khan, Sabahat Arif, Hamna Bhukhari, Iqra Tabassum, Sohail Akram, Salman Azhar, & Kamal Ahmed

Personalized Study Time Plans, and Study Time Management:

Vasantha Abeysekera & Ashoka Abeysekera

Biological Cell Theory and its Relevance to this Study

Mayur Shelke & Vasantha Abeyesekera

Production of Sustainable Concrete Using Class-F Fly as Binary Cementitious Material

Shah Room, Attaullah Shah, & Muhammad Ahmad 

Uses of Augmented Reality Technology during Construction Phase

Alex Heinzel, Salman Azhar, & Abid Nadeem

The Role of Organizational Culture in the Lean Construction Transformation

Lincoln H. Forbes & Syed M. Ahmed

Use of Low-Resolution Satellite Imagery (LRSI) For Development of Building Inventory.

Habil Ahmad, Shuakat Ali Khan, Atta Ullah Shah, Shah Room, & Adil Rafiq

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