Dr. Tarek Hegazy - Bio, Education  and Experience

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Brief Bio

Dr. Hegazy participated in a wide spectrum of new/rehabilitation projects and is internationally renowned for his research on Computational Construction Management and Asset Management. His recent research uses tools of computational intelligence to efficiently plan and execute municipal infrastructure programs and support contractors’ decisions on high risk and constrained projects. Dr. Hegazy is the sole author of the textbook "Computer-Based Construction Project Management" published by prentice. He graduated many Ph.D. and Master’s students, collaborates with many universities worldwide, and received several awards of excellence in research. In 2004, Dr. Hegazy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s top five contributing authors to ASCE construction research (ranked third in the period 1997-2002), as reported in the Journal of Construction Engineering and Management article, Vol. 130, No. 3, 2004, page 437. Dr. Hegazy has two patents, a best paper award in 2011 from the Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE and top cited paper award from the Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal. He has consulted and advised a number of contractors and government organizations in Canada. He is the founder of OPTEAM Project Management Consultants Inc.

 

Education

1993 Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Thesis: "Integrated Bid Preparation With Emphasis on Risk Assessment Using Neural Networks".

1986 M.S.E. in Civil Engineering - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.

1981 B.SC. in Civil Engineering - Ain-Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Civil Engineering Dept., Cairo, Egypt.

 

Experience

July 2006 – Present Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, - Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 

July 2001 – June 2006 Associate Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, - Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 

Aug. 2001 – Present President and founder of OPTEAM Inc (www.opteam1.com) , a Waterloo-based company providing construction management consultation and developing computer software programs to the construction industry. Duties included project management tasks and and coordinating the development and marketing of computer software programs, including (BAL), (EasyPlan), and (EasyAsset) software systems.

Jan. 1997 – June 2001 Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, - Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

May 1995 – Dec. 1996 Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, - Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Aug. 1993 - May 1994 Assistant Professor of Construction Engineering and Management - Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Sept. 1992 - Dec. 1992 Course Instructor - Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. 

Aug. 1993 – Dec. 1996 President and founder of PROFIT Consultants, a Montreal-based company (Founded in Aug. 1993) providing construction management consultation and developing computer software programs to the construction industry. Duties included project management tasks and and coordinating the development and marketing of computer software programs, including a Bid Analysis Software (ProBID).

Sept. 1988 - July 1993 Teaching and Research Assistant - Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Oct. 1982 - Aug. 1988 Civil Engineer - Suez Canal Research Centre, Suez Canal Authority, Ismailia, Egypt. Duties included full responsibility of the Building Construction Division, involving a wide range of consulting work on methods of construction, field and laboratory quality control tasks, rehabilitation for constructed facilities, building materials, and constructability aspects for a wide spectrum of engineering projects including buildings, highways, and offshore structures.

Duties included:

Projects participated-in included:

1978, 1979 and 1980 Trainee for 4 months in each year, Civil Engineering Department, Penta Ocean Construction Co. Ltd. (Japanese Company) during the project of widening and deepening of the Suez Canal, Egypt.