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Current Graduate Studetns in the Construction Group, Supervised by Dr. Tarek Hegazy:

Achievements:

Dina Saad, Prof. Tarek Hegazy, Roozbeh RashediDina Saad, 2nd place award at the 3rd biannual competition among Canadian construction graduate students, Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE), Montreal, June 2013.

Roozbeh Rashedi, 2nd place award at the 2nd biannual competition among Canadian construction graduate students, Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE), Ottawa, June 2011.

Saied Yousefi, 2nd place award at the 1st biannual competition among Canadian construction graduate students, Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE), London, June 2009.

 

 

Abdelbaset Idris Ali (aiali@uwaterloo.ca)  PhD, 2013

 

Research Topic: Integrated Performance Analysis and Optimum Fund Allocation for Capital Renewal of Healthcare Assets. 

 

Sample Publication:

- Hegazy T., Rashedi R., and Ali A., 2012. “Heuristic Approach for Fund Allocation in Complex Rehabilitation Programs,” 3rd International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics, and Cybernetics (IMCIC), Orlando, Florida, USA, March 25-28.

- Hegazy, T. Ali, A. and Abdel-Monem, M. (2011), “Prospects of Mind Maps for Better Visualization of Infrastructure Literature”, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 137 (4), pp. 239-247.

-  Abdel Monem, M. S., Ali, A. I. (2010), “Spreadsheet-Based System for Sustainable Asset Management”, CSCE Annual Conference in Winnipeg, June 9-12, 2010.

 


Mohamed Abdel-Monem Abdelrehim (m2abdelm@uwaterloo.ca), PhD,  2013-Presently Postdoctoral Fellow at UW

 

Research Topic: Interactive Voice/Visual Tracking of Construction Site Information

 

Sample Publication:

- Abdel-Monem, M. and Hegazy, T. (2013), Enhancing Construction As-Built Documentation Using Interactive Voice Response. J. Constr. Eng. Manage.

- Hegazy, T. and Abdel-Monem, M. (2012), "Email-Based System for Documenting Construction As-Built Details," Automation in Construction, 24, pp. 130-137.

-  Hegazy, T. Ali, A. and Abdel-Monem, M. (2010), “Prospects of Mind Maps for Better Visualization of Infrastructure Literature”, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 137 (4), pp. 239-247

 

Ibraheem Al-Bukhari (ialbukha@uwaterloo.ca), PhD Candidate, 2009 – Present

 

Research Topic: BIM-Based Decision Support for the Evaluation of Architectural Submittals During Construction.

 

 

Dina Atef Saad (dina.a.saad@uwaterloo.ca), PhD Candidate, 2011– Present

M.Sc. (Cairo University, 2010), B.Sc. (Cairo University, 2008)

 

Research Topic: A Microeconomic Perspective to Infrastructural Renewal Decisions.

 

Sample Publication:

-  Abdel-Monem, M., S., Hegazy, T., Saad, D., A. 2012. “Automated System for Documenting the Evolution of As-Built Details During Construction”. TRB 91st Annual Meeting, 2012. Paper number: 12-4228, Session 236.

-  Osman, H., Atef, D., Ibrahim, M., 2012. “Analyzing time and cost of onshore wind turbine construction methods using discrete event simulation and wind speed forecasting”. Proc. of the First Australasia & South East Asia Conference, Structural Engineering and Construction. Perth, Australia, 28 Nov – 2 Dec 2012

- Atef, D., Osman, H., Ibrahim, M., and Nassar, K. 2010. “A Simulation-based Planning System for Wind Turbine Construction”. Proc. of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conf., Johansson, Jain, Montoya-Torres, Hugan, and Yücesan, eds., 3283–3294. Piscataway, New Jersey.

 

Roozbeh Rashedi (rrashedi@uwaterloo.ca)

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo, 2011 – Present

 

Research Topic: Integrated Strategic-Tactical Asset Management Using System Dynamics

 

Sample Publications:

Rashedi, R. & Hegazy, T. (2014). Capital Renewal Optimization in Large-Scale Infrastructure Networks: GAs Versus Advanced Mathematical Tools. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, (In Press).

Rashedi, R. & Hegazy, T. (2013). Fund Allocation In Complex Rehabilitation Programs. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, 11(8), 52-57.

Hegazy, T. & Rashedi, R. (2012). Large-Scale Asset Renewal Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms Plus Segmentation. Journal of Computing in Civil Eng., ASCE, 27(4), 419-426.

 

Awards: NSERC, OGS, QEII-GSST

Others: http://www.eng.uwaterloo.ca/~rrashedi/

 

 

Omar Binhomaid (omar-s-h@hotmail.com), PhD Student, 2012 – Present

 

Research Topic: Crowd Management.

 

 

Zinab Abuwarda (zabuward@uwaterloo.ca), PhD Student, 2013-Present

MSc, Civil engineering, 2008, Suez Canal University, Port Said, Egypt.

BSC, Civil Engineering, 2002, Suez Canal University, Port Said, Egypt.

 

MSc Thesis: “Cost Contingency Determination Using Risk Analysis for Construction Projects in Egypt".

 

Research Topic: Nanotechnology in Construction.

 

Former Students

a) Post-Doctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars:

Name

Institution

Degree

Status

Research Area

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed

Helwan University, Egypt

None

Visiting Assistant Prof.(Oct. 07-June 08)

Asset Management

Dr. Lu Mei

China

None

Visiting Scholar for

One year (Nov. 04 – 05)

Project Management

Dr. Emad

Elbeltagi

University of

Waterloo

None

NSERC Post Doctor

(Aug. 2001- July 2003)

Site Management

Kehui

Zhang

Public Sector

China

None

Visiting Scholar for

One year (Nov. 01 – 02)

Claim Analysis

Jianging

Wang

Public Sector

China

None

Visiting Scholar for

One year (Nov. 98 – 99)

Chinese Construction Management

Amr

Ayed

University of

Waterloo

None

Research Assistant

Aug. 1997 to April 1999

Construction Management

 

b) Masters and Ph.D.:

Student

Institution

Degree

Status

Thesis / Research Area

Saied

Yousefi

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sept. 2006 to Fall 2009

Construction Negotiation for Brownfield Projects

Ehab Kamarah

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sept. 2007 to Fall 2010

Repetitive scheduling for High-Rise buildings

Wail Menesi

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Spring 2007 to Winter 2010

Project Management

Khaled Sherbini

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sep. 2006 to Spring 2009

BIM for management of construction submittals

Khaled Berbash

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sep. 2006 to Spring 2009

Airport Asset Management

Shipra Singh

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sep. 2004 to Fall 2008

Condition Assessment for Buildings

Hatem

El-Behairy

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Jan. 2002 & Finished in Winter 2007

Asset Management for bridges, considering multiple-elements  

Moustafa

Kassab

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Jan. 2002 & Finished in Winter 2007

Conflict Resolution and Infrastructure Privatization

Ahmed Elhakeem

University of Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started May 2002 &

Finished in Fall 2005

Asset Management for educational buildings with LCC optimization

Anania

Mbabazi

University of

Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Spring 2000 & Finished in Winter 2005

Construction Claim Analysis Using Modified But-For Method

Mohamed

Attalla

University of

Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sept. 96 &

Finished in Dec. 1999

A Model for Efficient Project Control of Reconstruction Projects

Essam

Zaneldin

University of

Waterloo

Ph.D.

Started Sept. 96 &

Finished in April 2000

An Information Model for Design Coordination & Change Management

Emad

El-Beltagy

Mansoura Univ. ,

Egypt

Ph.D.

Started July 97 &

Finished in Feb. 2000

Site-Layout Management in Construction

Ibrahim Al-Bukhari

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2006 to Winter 2008

Visualization and GIS

Wail Menesi

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2005 & Finished in Winter 2007

Construction Delay Analysis

Ehab Kamarah

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2004 & Finished in Fall 2006

Repetitive scheduling for High-Rise buildings

Renato Capuruco

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2002 & Finished in Winter 2004

Pavement Management

Saied

Yousefi

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2003 & Finished in Fall 2004

Building Asset Management

Octavian Barban

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2000  & Finished in Spring 2003

Facility Condition Assessment

Kehui Zhang

Univ. of   Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 2002 &

Finished in Spring 2003

Delay Analysis

Bassem Botros

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Eng

Started Sept. 2001 &

Finished in Fall 2002

Construction Productivity

Kevin Petzold

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Sept. 99 &

Finished in Fall 2001

Dynamic Project Control

Ahmed Elhakeem

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Jan. 2000 &

Finished Winter 2002

Distributed Scheduling Model

Ahmed Fetaih

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Spring 99 &

Finished in Fall 2001

Quality Control

Moustafa

Kassab

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Jan. 2000 &

Finished in Fall 2001

Construction Simulation & GA Optimization

Maged

Hanna

Univ. of Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Jan. 97 &

Finished in May 2000

Change Order Management

Tolga

Ershan

University of

Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Jan. 99 &

Finished in Jan. 2000

Integrated Scheduling and Cost Optimization

Naguib

Wassef

University of

Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started April 98 &

Finished in Feb. 2000

Scheduling and Cost Optimization of Repetitive Activities

Abdel-Karim

Shabib

University of

Waterloo

M.Sc.

Started Jan. 98 &

Finished in Nov. 1999

Multi-Skill Resource Scheduling in Construction

Amr

Ayed

Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland

M.Sc.

Finished  July, 1997

Parametric Cost Estimating

of Highway Projects

Hesham

El-Zamzamy

University of

Waterloo

M.Sc.

Finished  May, 1997

“Advanced Capabilities of Commercial Project Management Software”

Susan

Tully

Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland

M.Sc.

Finished  May, 1997

“ANN Approach for Predicting the Behaviour of Concrete Slabs”