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Farook Hamzeh

Associate Professor

Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

About Me

Dr. Hamzeh is a Lean Construction expert. His theoretical and applied research in the US, Canada, and the MENA region aim at improving the design and construction of projects. Working in the construction industry, conducting research on actual design and construction projects, developing models, and establishing new performance metrics all contribute to his mission of making design and construction Lean. Dr. Hamzeh is an active member of Production and Planning control area within the International Group of Lean Construction (IGLC) and has published heavily on Lean Construction and related topics.

Dr. Farook Hamzeh is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta since 2019. He was full time faculty at Colorado State University between 2009 and 2011 and at the American University of Beirut between 2011 and 2019.

Dr. Hamzeh has worked for more than seven years in the construction industry in Lebanon, Qatar, Dubai, and the United States on several mega projects. These include the $1.7 billion Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco, the 333 m high Rose Rotana Hotel in Dubai, Losail motor-bike racetrack in Qatar, Olympic Tower in Qatar, Al-Amal Oncology Hospital in Qatar, Serail 1374 Building in downtown Beirut, and Sibline Cement factory 2nd production line in Lebanon. Throughout his career, Dr. Hamzeh has developed a passion for improving construction processes to increase productivity, raise customer value, and reduce process waste. This passion has fueled his research in the areas of lean construction, process improvement, production planning, BIM, Simulation, and supply chain management.

Education:

  • 1997: Bachelor in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering - American University of Beirut. 
  • 2000: Master’s in Engineering Management - American University of Beirut.
  • 2006: Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Engineering Project Management) - University of California, Berkeley.
  • 2009: Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Engineering Project Management )-University of California, Berkeley. 


Research

Lean Construction

  • Production Planning and Control
  • Last Planner System
  • Design Management
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Process modeling, optimization, and Simulation
  • 3D Concrete Printing
  • Construction Logistics
  • Modular Construction
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Construction Supply Chain Management

PUBLICATIONS [(S) - DENOTES STUDENT]

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Shehab L. (S), Ezzeddine, A. (S), Hamzeh, F., Lucko, G. (2019) Singularity Functions for Early Warning Guidance in the Last Planner System®. Lean Construction Journal. pp 76-90.
  • Abou Ibrahim, H. (S), Hamzeh, F.R., (2019) “A Visual Dashboard to Monitor BIM model Dynamics”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2018-0411
  • Khalife, S. (S), and Hamzeh, F. (2019) An Integrative Approach to Analyze the Attributes Shaping the Dynamic Nature of Value AEC. Lean Construction Journal, pp 91-104.
  • Hamzeh F. R., El Samad, G. (S), Emdanat, S. (2019) “Advanced Metrics for Construction Planning” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 145(11) pp. 04019063-1-16.
  • Hamzeh F. R., Al Hattab, M. (S), Rizk, L. (S), El Samad, G. (S), Emdanat, S. (2019) “Developing new metrics to evaluate the performance of capacity planning towards sustainable construction”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, 225, pp 868- 882 , https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.021
  • Abou Ibrahim, H. (S), Hamzeh, F.R., (2019) “A Visual Dashboard to Monitor BIM model Dynamics”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Published on line, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2018-0411
  • El Sakka, F., (S), Assaad, J., Hamzeh, F. R., (2019), ‘Thixotropy and interfacial bond strengths of polymer-modified printed mortars’, Materials and Structures (MAAS), 52(79), pp. 1-17.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Abou Ibrahim, H. (S), Daou, A. (S), Faloughi, M. (S), Kawwa, N. (S), (2019) “Using Holography to Communicate Information in the AEC Industry”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction, ITcon,24(13), pp. 239-255.
  • Hamzeh F. R., Rached, F. (S), Hraoui, Y. (S), Karam, A. (S), Malaeb, Z. (S), El Asmar, M., Abbas, Y. (S) (2019) “Integrated Project Delivery as an Enabler for Collaboration: A Middle East Perspective”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, (9)3, pp. 334-347, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-05-2018-0084
  • Abou Ibrahim, H. (S), Hamzeh, F.R., Zankoul, E. (S), Lindhard, S., Rizk, L. (S) (2019), “Understanding The Planner’s Role in Lookahead Production Planning “, Production Planning and Control, 30(4), pp. 271-284, DOI: 10.1080/09537287.2018.1524163
  • Lindhard S. M., Hamzeh, F.R., Gonzalez, V., Wandhahl, S., Ussing, L.F. (2019) “Impact of Activity Sequencing on Reducing Variability”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 145(3), pp. 04019001-1-9, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001618.
  • Hamzeh, F. R., Al Hussein, H. (S), Faek, F. (S) (2018) “Investigating the Practice of Improvisation in Construction”, Journal of Management in Engineering, ASCE, 34(6). pp. 04018039-1-10, https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000652.
  • Hamzeh, F. R., Faek, F. (S), Al Hussein, H. (S) (2018) “Understanding Improvisation in Construction: Causes, Behaviors, and Consequences”, Construction Management and Economics, Taylor and Francis, 37(2), pp. 61-71.
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2018) “Simulating the dynamics of social agents and information flows in BIM-based design”, Automation in Construction, Elsevier, Vol 92, (August 2018), pp. 1-22, DOI10.1016/j.autcon.2018.03.024.
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Zankoul, E. (S), Barakat, M. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2018) “Selecting Optimal Location and Schedule Allocation for Overlapping Cranes”, Construction Innovation, Emerald. Vol. 18 Issue: 1, pp.43-63, https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-11-2016-0062.
  • Daher, N., Hamzeh, F.R., Khaddaj, S. (2017) “Breaking Down the Walls – An Introductory Course in Engineering and Architecture.” The International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 33, Issue 6, 2017, pp. 1856-1867.
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2017) “A Process-Social Perspective for Understanding Design Information Flow”. Lean Construction Journal, USA, pp 1-11.
  • Hamzeh F. R., Abdul Ghani, O. (S), Basha, M.B., (S) Abbas, Y. (S) (2017) “Modular concrete construction: The differing perspectives of designers, manufacturers, and contractors in Lebanon” Journal of Engineering Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM), Emerald, Vol. 24 Issue: 6, pp.935-949.
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Zankoul, E. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2017) “Near Real-Time Optimization of Overlapping Tower Crane Operations: A Model and Case Study”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000666, pp. 1-16 
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Zankoul, E. (S), El Sakka, F. (S) (2016). “Removing Constraints to Make Tasks Ready in Weekly Work Planning” Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 164 (2016), pp. 68 – 74.
  • Abou Ibrahim, H. (S),  Hamzeh, F.R. (2016) “Enabling Lean Design Management: An LOD Based Framework”. Lean Construction Journal, USA, pp 12-24.
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2016). “Analyzing Design Workflow: An Agent-based Modeling Approach” Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 164 (2016), pp. 510 – 517.
  • Rouhana, C. (S), Hamzeh F.R., (2016) “An ABC Approach to Modeling the Emergence of ‘New Tasks’ in Weekly Construction Planning”, Lean Construction Journal. USA. pp. 35-56.
  • Alves, T., Pestana, A., Gilbert, E., Hamzeh, F.R. (2016). “Lean Principles for the Management of Construction Submittals and RFIs.” Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, pp. 
  • Hamzeh, F. R., Teokari, C. (S), Rouhana, C. (S), and Abbas, Y. (S), (2016). “Application of Hands-on Simulation Games to Improve Classroom Experience” European Journal of Engineering Education, pp 1-11, DOI:10.1080/03043797.2016.1190688.
  • Wehbe, F. (S), Al Hattab, M. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2016) “Exploring associations between resilience and construction safety performance in safety networks”, Safety Science, Elsevier, v 82, pp 338-351, DOI 10.1016.    
  • Hamzeh, F. R., Zankoul, E. (S), Rouhana, C. (S) (2015) “How can ‘tasks made ready’ during lookahead planning impact reliable workflow and project duration?” Construction Management and Economics, Taylor and Francis, pp 243-258, DOI 10.1080/01446193.2015.1047878. 
  • Hamzeh, F. R., Saab, I. (S), Tommelein, I. D., Ballard, G., (2015). “Understanding the Role of “Tasks Anticipated” in Lookahead Planning through Simulation”, Automation in Construction, Elsevier, pp 18-26, DOI 10.10.1016/j.autcon.2014.09.005 
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Hamzeh, F. R., (2015) “Using Social Network Theory and Simulation to Compare Traditional versus BIM–lean practice for design error management”, Automation in Construction, Elsevier, pp 59-69, DOI 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.02.014
  • Hamzeh, F. R., El Jazzar, M. (S) (2015) “Self-Help as a Lean Approach to Mange UN Rehabilitation Projects”, The Global Lean Network Journal, Planet Lean.   
  • Malaeb, Z. (S), Hachem, H. (S), Tourbah, A. (S), Maalouf, T. (S), El Zarwi, N. (S), Hamzeh F.R. (2015) “3D Concrete Printing: Machine and Mix Design”, International Journal of Civil Engineering & Technology, Volume: 6, Issue: 6, pp 14-22
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Ballard, G., and Tommelein, I.D. (2012). “Rethinking Lookahead Planning to Optimize Construction Workflow”, Lean Construction Journal, ISSN 1555 -1369, pp. 15-34.
  • Singleton, M. (S), Hamzeh, F.R. (2011). “Implementing Integrated Project Delivery on Department of the Navy Construction Projects”, Lean Construction Journal, USA, pp. 17-31.

Book Chapters, Reports and Thesis

  • Hamzeh F. R., Khalife, S. (S), El Samad, G. (S), Rizk, L. (S), Abou Ibrahim, H. (S), Al Hattab, M. (S), Emdanat, S. (2020) “Advanced LPS Metrics for Construction Planning and Control”, Book chapter 16 in “Lean Project Delivery and Integrated Practices in Modern Construction” authored/edited by Lincoln H. Forbes and Syed M. Ahmed, Routledge, p. 32. 
  • Malaeb, Z. (S), Al Sakka, F., (S) and Hamzeh, F.R. (2019). 3D concrete printing: Machine design, mix proportioning, and mix comparison between different machine setups. Chapter 6 in the book “3D Concrete Printing Technology” edited by Jay G. Sanjayan, Ali Nazari and Behzad Nematollahi, Elsevier. 19 pp. 
  • Hamzeh, F. R., Teokari, C. (S), and Rouhana, C. (S) (2016) Using Forums and Simulation Exercises to Enhance Active Learning in Lean Construction Education. Ch. 6, pp 139-159, M. Abdulwahed et al. (eds.), Advances in Engineering Education in the Middle East and North Africa, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-15323-0_6.
  • Hamzeh, F.R. (2009). Improving Construction Workflow – The Role of Production Planning and Control. Ph.D. Dissertation, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., 273 pp.
  • Ballard, G., Hamzeh, F.R., and Tommelein, I.D. (2007). “The Last Planner Production Workbook- Improving Reliability in Planning and Workflow”, 2nd Edition, Lean Construction Institute, San Francisco, California, USA, pp. 81.
  • Hamzeh, F.R. (2006). “Margins of Quality for Hyatt Regency Curtain Wall System in New Orleans”, CE205B Course Proceedings-Margins of Quality in Engineered Systems, [TA 169 M37 2006 ENGI], Editors: John LaViolette and Rune Storesund, University of California, Berkeley, USA, pp. 12.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Abdallah, H. (S), Ezzedine, F. (S), Haddad, A. (S), Salami, G. (S), Sanboskani, H. (S), Dabaghi, M. & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'Employing generative design for sustainable construction' In: Proc of the Creative Construction Conference, CCC 2019, 29 June - 2 July, Budapest, Hungary, pp 692-698
  • Abdelkhalek, E. S. (S), Elsibai, M. D. (S), Ghosson, G. K. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'Analysis of Visual Management Practices for Construction Safety' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 1069-1080
  • Abou Dargham, S. A. (S), Hatoum, M. B. (S), Tohme, M. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'Implementation of Integrated Project Delivery in Lebanon: Overcoming the Challenges' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 917-928
  • Daoud, Y. (S), Ghannoum, C. (S), Antar, S. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'Evaluating the Lean-Enabling Competencies of Clients' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 889-900
  • Abou Dargham, S. (S), Assaf, S. (S), Faour, K. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'Optimizing Material-Related Costs Using Dynamic Site Layout and Supply Chain Planning ' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 699-710
  • Khalife, S. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'A Framework for Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Value in Design and Construction ' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 617-628
  • Ghanem, M. (S), Albanna, R. (S), Hage, R. I. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R 2019, 'Comparing Lean Management Principles and Evolutionary Design in Nature' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 573-582
  • Ezzeddine, A. (S), Shehab, L. (S), Hamzeh, F.R & Lucko, G. 2019, 'Singularity Functions to Enhance Monitoring in the Last Planner System' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 287-298
  • Hamzeh, F.R & Albanna, R. (S) 2019, 'Developing a Tool to Assess Workers’ Understanding of Lean Concepts in Construction' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC).. Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 179-190
  • Zaheraldeen, H. (S), Khoury, H. & Hamzeh, F.R. 2019, 'An AHP Approach for Selecting and Identifying Off-Site Construction Systems' In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 73-82
  • Malaeb, Z. (S), & Hamzeh, F.R. 2018, 'A Lean Perspective of Stakeholder Integration in Public Private Partnerships' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 3-12
  • Hatoum, M.B., (S), Mustapha, R.E., (S), Nassar, C., (S), Zaheraldeen, H. (S), & Hamzeh, F. R. 2018, 'Lean Methods to Improve End User Satisfaction in Higher Education Buildings' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 187-198
  • Rizk, R., (S), Sobh, D., (S), Yassin, A.A.A. (S), & Hamzeh, F.R. 2018, 'Studying the Mindset of Corruption in the Construction Industry - A Lean Perspective' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 316-325
  • Khalife, S., (S), Mneymneh, B.E., (S), Tawbe, A., (S), Chatila, M.H. (S), & Hamzeh, F.R. 2018, 'Employing Simulation to Study the Role of Design Structure Matrix in Reducing Waste in Design' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 879-889
  • Ghanem, M., (S), Hamzeh, F. R., Seppänen, O. & Zankoul, E. (S), 2018, 'A New Perspective of Construction Logistics and Production Control: An Exploratory Study' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 992-1001
  • Ghossaini, B.M., (S), Dehaini, K.Y., (S), Alruzz, M.A., (S), Eddine, N.A.F. (S), & Hamzeh, F.R. 2018, 'SyncLean: An Application for Improved Lean Construction Practice' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 1195-1205
  • Daramsis, A., (S), Faour, K., (S), Ahad, L.R.A., (S), Salami, G. (S), & Hamzeh, F.R. 2018, 'A Lean E-Governance Approach to Mitigate Corruption Within Official Processes in the Construction Industry' In: 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 18-20 Jul 2018. pp 1251-1260
  • Malaeb, Z. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R. (2018). “Evaluating PPP Projects Using a Lean Framework”. Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC, (PRO--01)
  • Abou-Ibrahim, H. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R. (2018). “Managing Design Projects: Methods and Possible Improvements using BIM”. Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC, (AAE--05)
  • El Sakka, F., (S), Senan, M. H. (S), and Abou Yassin, A., (S), & Hamzeh, F. R., 2018, ‘Optimizing 3D printing path to minimize the formation of weak bonds’, Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference (2018) Edited by: Miroslaw J. Skibniewski & Miklos Hajdu. pp 181-188. DOI 10.3311/CCC2018-024.
  • Abou Yassin, A. (S), Hamzeh, F. R., El Sakka, F., (S), & Alhussein, H. (S), 2018, ‘Simulating the Workflow of Industrial Robotic Steel and Concrete 3D Printers to Build Organic Shaped Structures’, Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference (2018) Edited by: Miroslaw J. Skibniewski & Miklos Hajdu. pp 90-97, DOI 10.3311/CCC2018-013
  • Alhussein, H. (S), Hamzeh, F. R., & Abou Yassin, A. (S) 2018, ‘Analysis of Improvisation in Construction Through Agent-based Modelling’, Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference (2018) Edited by: Miroslaw J. Skibniewski & Miklos Hajdu. pp 296-303, DOI 10.3311/CCC2018-040
  • Samad, G.E. (S), Hamzeh, F.R., & Emdanat, S. 2017, 'Last Planner System – the Need for New Metrics' In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 637-644
  • Rizk, L. (S), Hamzeh, F.R., & Emdanat, S. 2017, 'Introducing New Capacity Planning Metrics in Production Planning' In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 679-686
  • El Sakka, F. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R., 2017, '3D Concrete Printing in the Service of Lean Construction.' In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 781-788
  • Abou-Ibrahim (S), H. & Hamzeh, F.R., 2017, 'Design Management: Metrics and Visual Tools ' In: 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 465-473
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Kallassy, J. (S), Lahoud, M., and Azar, R. (2016). “The First Extensive Implementation of Lean and LPS in Lebanon: Results and Reflections.” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.6 pp. 33–42.  
  • Sleiman, J., Zankoul, E. (S), Khoury, H., and Hamzeh, F.R. (2016) Sensor-Based Planning Tool for Tower Crane Anti-Collision Monitoring on Construction Sites. Construction Research Congress 2016, ASCE, pp. 2624-2632.  
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R. (2016). “Modeling Design Workflow: Integrating Process and Organization.” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.5 pp. 53–62.  
  • Abou-Ibrahim, H. (S), and Hamzeh, F. R. (2016). “BIM: a TFV Perspective to Manage Design Using the LOD Concept.” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.4, pp. 3–12.  
  •  Khaddaj, M.B. (S), Kachouh, H. (S), Halaby, B. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R. (2016). “Lean Management Principles and Stigmergy.” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.7, pp. 23–32. 
  • El Sakka, F. (S), Eid, K. (S), Narciss, T. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R., (2016). “Integrating Lean into Modular Construction: A Detailed Case Study of Company X” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.8 pp. 23–32.  
  • Awada, M.A(S), Lakkis, B.S. (S), Doughan, A.R. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R. (2016). “Influence of Lean Concepts on Safety in the Lebanese Construction Industry.” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.11 pp. 63–72.  
  • Damaj, O. (S), Fakhreddine, M. (S), Lahoud, M. (S), and Hamzeh, F.R. (2016) Implementing Ergonomics in Construction to Improve Work Performance.” In: Proc. 24th Ann. Conf. of the Int’l. Group for Lean Construction, Boston, MA, USA, sect.11 pp. 53-62.  
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Hajj, H., Daher, N., Aramouny, C., Shehadeh, M., and, Najjar, K., (2015). “A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Developing an Introductory Course in Engineering and Architecture”. In Proc. 10th World Congress on Engineering Education, At Beirut, Lebanon, Volume: 2015.
  • Daou, E. (S), Gharzouzi, P. (S), Sreih, E. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R. (2015) “Instantask: Designing a Visual Application for Enabling Agile Planning Response”, In: Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 23-32.
  • Abou Ibrahim, H.A.A. (S) & Hamzeh, F.R. (2015) “Expected Lean Effects of Advanced High-Rise Formwork Systems”, In: Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 83-92.
  • El Jazzar, M.S. (S) & Hamzeh, F. R. (2015) “Post Measuring the Last Planner Metrics in Shelter Rehabilitation Projects”, In: Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 783-792.
  • Abou Ibrahim, H. (S), and Hamzeh, F. R., (2015) “Role of Formwork Systems in High-Rise Construction”, In: Proceedings of ICSC15: The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 7-10., pp 349:1-10.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Abdul Ghani, O, (S)and Abou Ibrahim, H. (S) (2015) “Analyzing Obstacles and Exploring Opportunities to Improve Modular Industrialized Construction in Lebanon”, Proceedings of 2015 Modular and Off-site Construction (MOC) Summit & 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction [ICIC], May 19-21, Edmonton, Alberta, pp. 283- 290.
  • Al Hattab, M. (S), Zankoul, E. (S), Hamzeh F. (2014) “Optimizing Joint Operation of Two Tower Cranes through Look-ahead Planning and Process Simulation”, Proc. for the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, pp. 535-546.
  • Faloughi, M. (S), Bechara, W. (S), Chamoun, J. (S), Hamzeh F. (2014) “SimpLean: An Effective Tool for Optimizing Construction Workflow”, Proc. for the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, pp. 281-292.
  • Rouhana, C. (S), Aoun, M. (S), Faek, F. (S), El Jazzar, M. (S), Hamzeh F. (2014) “The Reduction of Construction Duration by Implementing Contour Crafting (3D Printing)”, Proc. for the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, pp. 1031-1042.
  • Rached, F. (S), Hraoui, Y. (S), Karam, A. (S), Hamzeh F. (2014) “Implementation of IPD in the Middle East and its Challenges”, Proc. for the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, pp. 293-304.
  • Yassine, T. (S), Basha, B. (S), Faek, F. (S), Hamzeh, F. (2014) “Implementing Takt-Time Planning in Construction to Improve Work Flow”, Proc. for the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, pp. 787-798.
  • Aslesen, S., Sandberg, E., Hamzeh, F., Wehbe, F. (S) (2014) “Improving Safety Performance: Using deviation Reporting as a Source for Continuous Improvement”, Proc. for the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Oslo, Norway, pp. 1435-1446.
  • Hattab, M. (S), Hamzeh, F. (2013) “Information Flow Comparison Between Traditional and BIM-Based Projects in the Design Phase”, Proc. for the 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, pp. 761- 760.
  • Hamzeh, F., Aridi, O. (S) (2013) “Modeling the Last Planner System Metrics: A Case Study of an AEC Company”, Proc. for the 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, pp. 599- 608.
  • Tsao, C., Azambuja, M., Hamzeh, F., Menches, C., Rybkowski, Z. (2013) “Teaching Lean Construction- Perspective on Theory and Practice”, Proc. for the 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, pp. 977- 986.
  • Wehbe, F. (S), Hamzeh, F. (2013) “Failure Mode and Effect Analysis as a Tool for Risk Management in Construction Planning”, Proc. for the 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, pp. 481- 490.
  • Eljazzar, A. (S), Beydoun, A. (S), Hamzeh, F. (2013), “Optimizing Workflow for Shelter Rehabilitation Projects in Refugee Camps”, Proc. for the 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, pp. 491- 501.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Abi Morshed, F. (S), Jalwan, H. (S), and Saab, I. (S) (2012). ”Is Improvisation Compatible with Lookahead Planning? An Exploratory Study”, Proc. of the 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 20, 18-20 July, San Diego, CA, USA, pp. 441- 450.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., and Langerud, B. (S) (2011). “Using Simulation to Study the Impact of Improving Lookahead Planning on the Reliability of Production Planning”, 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, 11-14 December, Phoenix Arizona, pp. 3436-3447.
  • Hamzeh, F.R. (2011).” The Lean Journey: Implementing the Last Planner System in Construction”, Proc. of the 19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 19, 13-15 July, Lima, Peru, pp. 379- 390. 
  • Hamzeh, F.R., and Jacobs, F. (2010). “Open Forum as an Active Learning Method for Teaching Lean Construction”, Proceedings of the Lean Advancement Initiative, 5th LAI/EdNet Lean Educator Conference, May 19-21, Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., and Bergstrom, E. (S) (2010). “The Lean Transformation: A Framework for Successful Implementation of the Last PlannerTM System in Construction”, Proc. 46th Ann. Int'l Conf. of the Associated Schools of Construction, ASC 46. 07-10 April, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Ballard, G., and Tommelein, I.D. (2009). “Is the Last Planner System Applicable to Design? A Case Study”, Proc. 17th Ann. Conf. Int’l. Group for Lean Constr., IGLC 17, 15-17 July, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 165-176.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Ballard, G., and Tommelein, I.D. (2008). “Improving Construction Workflow- The Connective Role of Lookahead Planning”, Proc. of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, IGLC 16, 16-18 July, Manchester, UK, pp. 635-646.
  • Hamzeh, F.R., Tommelein, I.D., Ballard, G., and Kaminsky, P. (2007).” Logistics Centers to Support Project-Based Production in the Construction Industry”, Proc. 15th Ann. Conf. Int’l. Group for Lean Constr IGLC 15, 18-20 July, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, pp. 181-191.