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Mohamed Al-Hussein, PhD, PEng

Professor

Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

About Me

Dr. Al Hussein is NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Construction Engineering & Management, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 1999.
  • Master of Applied Science, Construction Engineering and Management, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 1995.
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria. 1988.
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Architecture & Civil Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria. 1983.



Research

Research overview

Dr. Al-Hussein’s research has proffered a number of contributions to the industrialization of the building construction process through the development of modular and offsite construction technologies. This has included construction automation for equipment selection and on-site utilization; 3D- and 4D-modelling and automation; optimizing construction operations (from the initial planning stage to project completion, including scheduling, budgeting, and general project management); automating the design and drafting process; minimizing construction material waste through intelligent 3D-design; quantifying and reducing CO2 emissions during the construction process, improving invoice processing for construction organizations through the application of lean and post-lean principles, conducting evidence-based studies to reduce health and safety hazards in the built environment through improved design, and improving the health and well-being of construction site workers and the quality of life for the public/users of completed projects.


Recent contributions

Industrialization of construction with a focus on building information modelling (BIM)
Dr. Al-Hussein’s ongoing research has led to the establishment of an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction through which research on building manufacturing systems is pursued. Recently, a unique application has been Dr. Al-Hussein’s work on optimization of invoice processing for construction organizations. Through the holistic application of BIM to the construction process from start to finish, this research aims to reduce project time lag as well as improve communication among the various stakeholders involved. BIM technology has been utilized in a number of Dr. Al-Hussein’s recent research initiatives, including the automation of drafting and design for manufacturing, estimating and scheduling, material waste reduction and optimization, quantity takeoff, interior design and material selection, quality control, and automation of the framing process.

CO2 quantification, alternative energy sources, and building performance
Dr. Al-Hussein’s research into the industrialization of construction has laid the foundation for leading edge work on CO2 emissions quantification and reduction and the use of alternative energy sources in buildings, including research on NetZero-energy homes, nano energy storage, and the use of solar photovoltaic technologies in residential construction. Other research focuses on the use of wood and bio-based products in midrise residential construction, as well as in innovative applications to improve building energy performance from design to building operation.

Urban planning
Dr. Al-Hussein has made notable contributions in the domain of urban planning, particularly with respect to the impact of population aging on urban development. Contributions in this area have included planning of age-restricted communities; assessment of neighbourhood accessibility and level of service, including public transit accessibility; improving the financial sustainability of open space distribution in urban centres; and regional analysis of population aging. Other recent research in this domain includes automation and productivity improvement in condition assessment and preventive maintenance of municipal infrastructure.

Process improvement in industrialized construction
Dr. Al-Hussein’s research successfully applies lean theory, simulation, and visualization techniques in order to model work methods and improve productivity for homebuilding operations, with a focus on construction manufacturing. Recently, Dr. Al-Hussein’s research on the deployment of advanced technologies such as RFID, barcode technology, and Internet of Things for production control purposes has been successfully applied to panelized/modular construction. This approach tracks various building elements throughout the fabrication, logistics, and on-site assembly phases in order to improve productivity.

Ergonomics, safety, and the built environment
Another key area of research explores avenues for enhanced safety both of the construction process and of the built environment. Dr. Al-Hussein’s studies in ergonomic risk assessment evaluate the degree of ergonomic hazard posed by construction activities for the purpose of proposing risk mitigation measures. This research considers ergonomic risk in terms of worker health and safety, construction productivity, and cost, advancing the hypothesis that ergonomic design of construction tasks and work stations can secure health and safety of workers while improving productivity. Other safety-related research has targeted safety of crane operations on construction sites.


Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals (past 5 years)

  1. Zhang, W., Li, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Elezzabi, A.Y. “Electrochromic battery displays with energy retrieval functions using solution-processable colloidal vanadium oxide nanoparticles.” Accepted (Oct., 2019) for publication in Advanced Optical Materials.
  2. Ahn, S., Han, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “Improvement of transportation cost estimation for prefabricated construction using geo-fence-based large-scale GPS data feature extraction and support vector regression.” Advanced Engineering Informatics, 43, 101012.
  3. Barkokebas, B., Alwisy, A., Bu Hamdan, S., Altaf, M. S., and Al-Hussein, M. “Framework to evaluate the impact of prefabrication of wood-frame structures for low-rise buildings.” Wood Design Focus, 29(1), 18–25.
  4. Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Kurach, L. (2020). "A deep learning-based framework for an automated defect detection system for sewer pipes." Automation in Construction, 109, 102967.
  5. Tamayo, E., Khan, Y., Qureshi, A.J., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Conceptual design of an automated steel wall framing assembly using axiomatic design and integrated function model.” Construction Robotics, Springer Verlag, doi.org/10.1007/s41693-019-00022-8, 19 pages.
  6. Ahmad, R., Al-Hussein, M., and Martinez, P. (2019). “A scientometric analysis and critical review of computer vision applications for construction.” Automation in Construction, 107, 17 pages, doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2019.102947.
  7. Dias Barkokebas, R.C., Chen, Y., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Achieving housing energy-efficiency requirements: Methodologies and impacts on housing construction cost and energy performance.” Journal of Building Engineering, 26, 16 pages, doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2019.100874.
  8. Liu, H., Sydora, C., Altaf, M. S., Han, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). "Towards sustainable construction: BIM-enabled design and planning of roof sheathing installation for modular buildings." Journal of Cleaner Production, 235, 1189–1201.
  9. Bu Hamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. "A framework for value visualization in the construction industry to support value-oriented design." Accepted (Jul., 2019) for publication in Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering.
  10. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Shen, Y., Yin, X., and Al-Hussein, M. “A bi-level decision support model (BLDSM) for bus route optimization and accessibility improvement for seniors.” Accepted (Jun., 2019) for publication in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.
  11. Zhang, Y., Liu, H., Zhao, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “User-centered interior finishing material selection: An immersive virtual reality-based interactive approach.” Automation in Construction, 106, 102884.
  12. Zhang, W., Li, H., Firby, C.J., Al-Hussein, M., and Elezzabi, A.Y. (2019). “Oxygen vacancy tunable electrochemical properties of electrodeposited molybdenum oxide films.” Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11, 20378–20385.
  13. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Shirgaokar, M., and Al-Hussein, M. “A spatial analysis framework for age-restricted communities integrating spatial distribution and accessibility evaluation.” Accepted (May, 2019) for publication in the Journal of Urban Planning and Development.
  14. Malik, N., Ahmad, R., Chen, Y., Altaf, M.S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Minimizing joist cutting waste through dynamic waste allocation in panelized floor manufacturing.” International Journal of Construction Management, DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2019.1602581.
  15. BuHamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Barkokebas, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A multi-criteria lifecycle assessment framework for evaluating building systems design.” Journal of Building Engineering, 23, 388–402.
  16. Malik, N., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Generation of safe tool-paths for automatic manufacturing of light gauge steel panels in residential construction.” Automation in Construction, 98, 46–60.
  17. Yin, X., Liu, H., Chen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Building information modelling for off-site construction: Review and future directions.” Automation in Construction, 101, 72–91.
  18. Li, X., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “An improved physical demand analysis framework based on ergonomic risk assessment tools for the manufacturing industry.” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 70, 58–69.
  19. Ahn, S., Han, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A 2D drawing visualization framework for applying projection-based augmented reality in a panelized construction manufacturing facility: Proof of concept.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 33(5), 04019032.
  20. BuHamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “The application of multi-attribute utility theory for a market share-based design evaluation.” International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 12(6), 985–1003.
  21. BuHamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Novel approach to overcoming discontinuity in knowledge: Application in value-adding frameworks in construction industry.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145(8), 04019045.
  22. Li, X., Han, S.H., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Automated post-3D visualization ergonomic analysis system for rapid workplace design in modular construction.” Automation in Construction, 98, 160–174.
  23. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Shen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Assessing accessibility-based service effectiveness (ABSEV) and social equity for urban bus transit: A sustainability perspective.” Sustainable Cities and Society, 44, 499–510.
  24. Martinez, P., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A vision-based system for pre-inspection of steel frame manufacturing.” Automation in Construction, 97, 151–163.
  25. Islam, M. S., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Rethinking urban open space distribution for municipal financial sustainability.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 33(3), 04019012.
  26. Abaeian, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Moselhi, O. (2019). “An investigation of the interactions between psychosocial risk factors and their health impact: Mechanisms and consequences.” International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 14(2), 149–164.
  27. Hesaraki, B., Chen, Y., Dias Ferreira, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Energy code compliant house design for lowest lifecycle cost based on market-available technologies.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 46, 308–321.
  28. Alwisy, A., Barkokebas, B., Bu Hamdan, S., and Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M. (2018). "Energy-based target cost modelling for construction projects." Journal of Building Engineering, 20, 387–399.
  29. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Shen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Difference analysis of regional population ageing from temporal and spatial perspectives: A case study in China.” Regional Studies, 53(6), 849–860.
  30. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Li, H.X., Liu, H., Shen, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Spatial gaps in urban public transport supply and demand from the perspective of sustainability.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 195, 1237–1248.
  31. Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2020). “Framework for target cost modelling in construction projects.” International Journal of Construction Management, 20(2), 89–104.
  32. Wang, M., Altaf, M. S., Al-Hussein, M., and Ma, Y. (2020). “Framework for an IoT-based shop floor material management system for panelized homebuilding.” International Journal of Construction Management, 20(2), 130–145.
  33. Li, H., McRae, L., Firby, C.J., Al-Hussein, M., Elezzabi, A.Y. (2018). “Nanohybridization of molybdenum oxide with tungsten molybdenum oxide nanowires for solution-processed fully reversible switching of energy storing smart windows.” Nano Energy, 47, 130–139.
  34. Ling D., Wang, Y., Li, H. X., Jiang B., Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Carbon reduction measures based LCA of prefabricated temporary housing with renewable energy systems.” Sustainability, 10(3), 22 pages.
  35. Ling, D., Zhou, H.L., Li, H.X., Liu, F., Al-Hussein, M., and Zhang, H. (2018). “Climate chamber experiment-based thermal analysis and design improvement of traditional Huizhou masonry walls.” Sustainability, 10(3), 16 pages.
  36. Prybysh, R., Fleck, B., Al-Hussein, M., Sadrzadeh, M., Osolu, J. (2018). “Experimental study into palatability impacts of potable water as a hydronic medium.” Water, 10(2), 9 pages.
  37. Liu H., Singh, G., Lu, M., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “BIM-based automated design and planning for boarding of light-frame residential buildings.” Automation in Construction, 89, 235–249.
  38. Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Factor-based target cost modelling in construction projects.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 45(5), 393–406.
  39. Prybysh, R., Fleck, B., Al-Hussein, M., and Flemming, S. (2018). “Experimental study of the performance of residential buildings utilizing potable water as a hydronic medium.” Journal of Building Engineering, 16, 220–227.
  40. Li, H.X., Patel, D., Al-Hussein, M., Yu, H., and Gül, M. (2018). “Stakeholder studies and the social networks of net-zero energy homes (NZEHs).” Sustainable Cities and Society, 38, 9–17.
  41. Han, S., Hasan, S., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Kosa, J. (2018). “An integrated decision support model for selecting the most feasible crane at heavy construction sites.” Automation in Construction, 87, 188–200.
  42. Alwisy, A., Bu Hamdan, S., Barkokebas, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A BIM-based automation of design and drafting for manufacturing of wood panels for modular residential buildings.” International Journal of Construction Management, 19(3), 187–205.
  43. Li, H. X., Chen, Y., Gül, M., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). "Energy performance and the discrepancy of multiple NetZero Energy Homes (NZEHs) in cold regions." Journal of Cleaner Production, 172, 106–118.
  44. Altaf, M.S., Bouferguene, A., Liu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Yu, H. (2018). “Integrated production planning and control system for a panelized home prefabrication facility using simulation and RFID.” Automation in Construction, 85, 369–383.
  45. Li, X., Han, S.H., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and El-Rich, M. (2018). “3D visualization-based ergonomic risk assessment and work modification framework and its validation for a lifting task.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 144(1), 04017093.
  46. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Analytic hierarchy process–simulation framework for lighting maintenance decision-making based on the clustered network.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 32(1), 04017114.
  47. Sharmin, T., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “A user-centric space heating energy management framework for multi-family residential facilities based on occupant pattern prediction modeling.” Building Simulation, 10(6), 899–916.
  48. AbouRizk, S., Robinson Fayek, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “The University of Alberta’s Hole School of Construction Engineering: 25 years of impact and innovation.” Published as a Forum in the Special 60th Anniversary Issue of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(9), 02517001, 2 pages.
  49. Han, S., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2017). "A 3D-based crane evaluation system for mobile crane operation selection on modular-based heavy construction sites." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(9), 04017060, 12 pages.
  50. Ji, Y., Zhu, F., Li, H.X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Construction industrialization in China: Current profile and the prediction.” Applied Sciences, 7(2), doi:10.3390/app7020180.
  51. Li, H.X., Gül, M., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Automated energy simulation and analysis for NetZero Energy Home (NZEH) design.” Building Simulation, 10(3), 285–296.
  52. Zaman, H., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Lorentz, C. (2017). “Improving the productivity of drainage operations activities through schedule optimisation.” Urban Water Journal, 14(3), 298–306.
  53. Abdulaal, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Benchmark Alberta’s architectural, engineering and construction industries knowledge of building information modelling.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 44(1), 59–67.
  54. Dhar, R.S., Elezzabi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “Smart window technologies: Electrochromics and nanocellulose thin film membranes and devices.” SDRP Journal of Nanotechnology & Material Science, 1(1), 1–14.
  55. Li, H.X., Gül, M., Yu, H., Awad, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “An energy performance monitoring, analysis and modelling framework for NetZero Energy Homes (NZEHs).” Energy and Buildings, 126, 353–364.
  56. Liu, H., Lu, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “Ontology-based semantic approach for construction-oriented quantity take-off from BIM models in the light-frame building industry.” Advanced Engineering Informatics, 30, 190–207.
  57. Han, S., Lei, Z., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2016). “3D visualization-based motion planning of mobile crane operations in heavy industrial projects.” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30(1), 04014127.
  58. Li, X., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Post-design system control for integrated space heating systems in residential buildings in cold regions.” Building and Environment, 94(1), 313–324.
  59. Afifi, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2015). “Geriatric bathroom design to minimize risk of falling for older adults: A systematic review.” European Geriatric Medicine, 6(6), 598–603.
  60. Liu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Lu, M. (2015). “BIM-based integrated approach for detailed construction scheduling under resource constraints.” Automation in Construction, 53, 29–43.
  61. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Nasseri, R. (2015). “Automated generation of shop drawings in residential construction.” Automation in Construction, 55, 15–24.
  62. Golabchi, A., Han, S. H., Seo, J. O., Han, S., Lee, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “An automated biomechanical simulation approach to ergonomic job analysis for workplace design.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(8), 04015020.
  63. Lei, Z., Taghaddos, H., Han, S., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2015). “From AutoCAD to 3ds Max: An automated approach for animating heavy lift studies.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42(3), 190–198.
  64. Zaman, H., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Lorentz, C. (2015). “Framework for modeling on-site productivity of preventive maintenance activities for wastewater collection systems.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 21(4), 04015003.
  65. Lei, Z., Han, S., Bouferguene, A., Taghaddos, H., Hermann, U., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Algorithm for mobile crane walking path planning in congested industrial plants.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(2), 05014016.
  66. Younes, B., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Yu, H. (2015). “Overdue invoice management: Markov chain approach.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(1), 04014062.
  67. Han, S. H., Hasan, S., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Kosa, J. (2015). “Utilization of 3D visualization of mobile crane operation for modular construction on-site assembly.” Journal of Management in Engineering, 31(5), 04014080.
  68. Awad, H., Gül, M., Zaman, H., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Evaluation of the thermal and structural performance of potential energy efficient wall systems for mid-rise wood-frame buildings.” Energy and Buildings, 82, 416–427.


Papers in Conference Proceedings (past 5 years)

  1. Chen, Y., Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “An optimization model for bus route redesign considering accessibility improvement for seniors.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  2. Dias Barkokebas, R., Ritter, C., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. “Application of virtual reality to perform ergonomic risk assessment in industrialized construction: Experiment design.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  3. Liu, S., Mansoor, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “The performance evaluation of different modular construction supply chain configurations using discrete event simulation.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  4. Mansoor, A., Liu, S., Ali, G. M., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “Conceptual framework for safety improvement in mobile cranes.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  5. Ritter, C., Barkokebas, B., Zhang, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. “A comparative study of offsite construction manufacturing techniques.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  6. Tian, Y., Wang, J., Zhang, N., and Al-Hussein, M. “BIM-based automated drafting system in cabinet manufacturing.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  7. Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. “A neural network-based approach to predict the condition for sewer pipes.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  8. Zhang, N., Tian, Y., Wang, J., and Al-Hussein, M. “BIM-based automated drainage system design in prefabrication construction.” Accepted (Sep., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Tempe, AZ, USA, Mar. 8–10, 2020.
  9. Liu, S., Mansoor, A., Kugyelka, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “On-site assembly of modular building using discrete event simulation.” Accepted (Jun., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, 2019 Winter Simulation Conference, National Harbor, MD, USA, Dec. 8–11.
  10. Barkokebas, B., Brown, R., Altaf, M.S., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “Evaluation of multi-skilled labor in an offsite construction facility using computer simulation.” Accepted (Jun., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal, Sep. 18–20, 2019.
  11. Ritter, C., Dias Barkokebas, R., Li, X., Al-Hussein, M. “Integrated ergonomic and productivity analysis for process improvement of panelised floor manufacturing.” Accepted (Jun., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, International Conference on Modelling and Applied Simulation, Lisbon, Portugal, Sep. 18–20, 2019.
  12. Brown, R., Barkokebas, B., Ritter, C., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Predicting performance indicators using BIM and simulation for a wall assembly line.” Proceedings, International Group for Lean Construction, Dublin, Ireland, Jul. 1–7, pp. 853–862.
  13. Tamayo, E., Qureshi, A.J., Musilek, P., and Al-Hussein, M. “Conceptual design of controllers for automated modular construction machines.” Accepted (May, 2019) for publication in Proceedings, Creative Construction Conference, Budapest, Hungary, Jun. 29–Jul. 2.
  14. Ali, G. M., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Kosa, J. “Competitive finite element analysis (ANSYS) for the use of ice & frozen silt as a supporting structural material, an alternative to the traditional crawler crane mat material (s355, g40.21 & Coastal Douglas-Fir).” Accepted (Mar., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval, QC, Canada, Jun. 12–15, 2019.
  15. Dias Barkokebas, R., Chen, Y., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. “Energy code-compliant housing design: A cost and energy perspective.” Accepted (Mar., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval, QC, Canada, Jun. 12–15, 2019.
  16. Chen, Y., Yin, X., Zhang, Q., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. “Productivity analysis of manual condition assessment for sewer pipes based on CCTV monitoring.” Accepted (Mar., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval, QC, Canada, Jun. 12–15, 2019.
  17. Yin, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, Q., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. “A neural network-based application for automated defect detection for sewer pipes.” Accepted (Mar., 2019) for publication in Proceedings, 7th CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference (jointly with Construction Research Congress), Laval, QC, Canada, Jun. 12–15, 2019.
  18. Martinez, P., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Real-time detection and correction of automatic screw operations in dimpled light-gauge steel framing with pre-drilled pilot holes.” Procedia Manufacturing (Proceedings of the 47th SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference), 34, pp. 798–803.
  19. Ali, G.M., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2019). “Use of ANSYS for the estimate of freezing and maintenance phase of indirect & direct artificial ground freezing of proposed frozen silt mat, an alternative of timber mat.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 846–853.
  20. An, S., Martinez, P., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Ontology-based knowledge modeling for frame assemblies manufacturing.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 709–715.
  21. Dias Barkokebas, R., Ritter, C., Sirbu, V., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Application of virtual reality in task training in the construction manufacturing industry.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 796–803.
  22. Hashemi, S.M.A.M., Han, S., Olearczyk, J., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Kosa, J. (2019). “Automated mathematical-based design framework for the selection of rigging configuration.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 172–178.
  23. Itani, A., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A decision tool to simulate the concurrent inter-dependencies between multi-DFX techniques.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 1–9.
  24. Narayanaswamy, H., Liu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “BIM-based automated design checking for house builders in the light-frame building industry.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 1042–1049.
  25. Yin, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Russell, R., and Kurach, L. (2019). “Standard closed-circuit television (CCTV) collection time extraction of sewer pipes with machine learning algorithm.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 107–113.
  26. Abushwereb, M., Liu, H., and Al-Hussein, M.A. (2019). “A knowledge-based approach towards automated manufacturing-centric BIM: Wood frame design and modelling for light-frame buildings.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 100–107.
  27. Awad, H., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Toward community generation: Energy simulation and performance evaluation of multi-family solar PV settings for energy-efficient homes in Edmonton, Canada.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 365–372.
  28. Brown, R., Ritter, C., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Simulation based approach for the industrialization of a cabinet manufacturing facility.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 301–308.
  29. Chen, Y., Yin, X., Bouferguene, A., Zhang, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Accessibility-based location selection for building panelized housing for seniors.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 92–99.
  30. Itani, A., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A collaborative scheme for DFX techniques in concurrent engineering mitigated with total design activity model.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 1–8.
  31. Martinez, P., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Automatic selection tool of quality control specifications for off-site construction manufacturing products: A BIM-based ontology model approach.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 141–148.
  32. Mohsen, O., Mohamed, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “Data analytics application for non-conformance reports in a cabinet manufacturing facility.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 341–348.
  33. Wang, M., Ahn, S., Zhang, Y., Al-Hussein, M., Ma, Y., and Altaf, M.S. (2019). “Automatic material estimation by translating BIM data into ERP readable data for panelized residential construction.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 9–16.
  34. Zhang, N., Tian, Y., and Al-Hussein M. (2019). “A case study for 3D modelling process analysis based on BIM log file.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 309–313.
  35. Du, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Multi-agent based simulation of elderly egress process and fall accident in senior apartment buildings.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, Dec. 9–12, pp. 929–940.
  36. Duncheva, T., BuHamdan, S., Hairstans, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “BIM-enabled health & safety analysis of cross laminated timber onsite assembly process.” Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 17–19, pp. 136–145.
  37. Wang, J., Yin, X., Tian, Y., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Simulation of production line improvements in panelised floor manufacturing.” Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 17–19, pp. 157–164.
  38. Altaf, M.S., Al-Hussein, M., Han, S., Lei, Z., and Demirer, S. (2018). “A case study: Prefabricated wood framed panelized roof system for single family home.” Proceedings, World Conference on Timber Engineering, Aug. 20–23, Seoul, Korea.
  39. Ul-Haq, J., Qureshi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Design of a saw cutting machine for wood and aluminum.” Proceedings, International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Porto, Portugal, Jul. 29–31, pp. 456–464.
  40. Barkokebas, B., Bu Hamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “BIM guideline review for public post-secondary institutions.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Berlin, Germany, Jul. 20–25, 8 pages.
  41. Ritter, C., Abaeian, H., Sirbu, V., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Radio-frequency identification based process management for production line balancing.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Berlin, Germany, Jul. 20–25, 7 pages.
  42. Tamayo, E., Khan, Y., Qureshi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Design automation of control panels for automated modular construction machines.” Proceedings, CIRP Design Conference, Nantes, France, May 23–25, pp. 404–409.
  43. Islam, M. S., Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2018). “VR-based crane operation planning using head-mounted display.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada, Apr. 25–27, pp. 186–191.
  44. Bu Hamdan, S., Barkokebas, B., Alwisy, A., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Improved target-value design approach through the integration of environmental performance with building systems performance.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, LA, USA, Apr. 2–5.
  45. Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Neighborhood design and regional accessibility of age-restricted communities from resilient and spatial perspectives.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, LA, USA, Apr. 2–5.
  46. Zhang, Y., Liu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Recommender system for improving BIM efficiency: An interior finishing case study.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, New Orleans, LA, USA, Apr. 2–5, pp. 22–32.
  47. Barkokebas, B., Dias Ferreira, R. C., Secchi, L., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Addressing the impact of industrialized components on the reduction of temporary heating cost in cold-climate regions.” Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25, pp. 109–116.
  48. Barkokebas, B., Ritter C., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Predictive model for siding practice in panelized construction.” Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25, pp. 49–56.
  49. Malik, N., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Investigating effects of reduced technological constraints on cycle time through simulation modeling for automated steel wall framing.” Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25, pp.25–32.
  50. Ritter, C., Barkokebas, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Evaluation of existing layout improvement and creation algorithms for use in the offsite construction industry.” Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25, pp. 93–100.
  51. Salama, T., Moslehi, O., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). "Modular industry characteristics and barriers to its increased market share." Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25, pp. 8–15.
  52. Wang, M., Ma, Y., Altaf, M.S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “IoT-based inventory control system framework for panelized construction.” Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25, pp. 33–40.
  53. Ahn, S.J., Altaf, M.S., Han, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Machine learning application of the logistics cost estimation in the panelized construction.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Shanghai, China, Nov. 9–12, pp. 216–223.
  54. Ritter, C. and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). "Planning of modular construction manufacturing plant layouts using non-linear optimization." Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Shanghai, China, Nov. 9–12, pp. 84–90.
  55. Wen, Y., Ogunyemi, D., Bouferguene, A., Altaf, M.S., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Using noisy RFID data for accurately monitoring panel fabrication assembly line.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Shanghai, China, Nov. 9–12, pp. 208–215.
  56. Abaeian, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Moselhi, O. (2017). “Evidence-based evaluation of psychosocial risk factors and the interaction of their stressors using system dynamics.” Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Sep. 18–20, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 166–175.
  57. Altaf, M.S. and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Simulation model of prefabricated house from manufacturing to on-site installation.” Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Sep. 18–20, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 77–82.
  58. Barkokebas, B., Zhang, Y., Ritter, C., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Building information modelling and simulation integration for modular construction manufacturing performance improvement.” Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Sep. 18–20, Barcelona, Spain, pp. 409–415.
  59. Liu, H., Holmwood, B., Sydora, C., Singh, G., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Optimizing multi-wall panel configuration for panelized construction using BIM.” Proceedings, International Structural Engineering & Construction Conference, Valencia, Spain, Jul. 24–29.
  60. Tamayo, E., Bardwell, M., Qureshi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Automation of a steel wall framing assembly.” Proceedings, International Structural Engineering & Construction Conference, Valencia, Spain, Jul. 24–29.
  61. Ritter, C., Zhang, Y., Dupuis, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Simulation of production line improvement in modular home manufacturing.” Proceedings, International Group for Lean Construction Conference, Heraklion, Greece, Jul. 9–12, pp. 737–744.
  62. Li, X., Qureshi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Development of a BIM-based integrated model for CAD-to-CAM production automation.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 28–Jul. 1, pp. 51–58.
  63. Li, X., Han, S.H., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Automated ergonomic risk assessment based on 3D visualization.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 28–Jul. 1, pp. 380–387.
  64. Bu Hamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Barkokebas, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Visual-based value assessment application in the construction industry.” Proceedings, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering Conference, Bath, UK, Apr. 19–20.
  65. Lei, Z., Hermann, R., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene A. (2016). “Heavy lift analysis at FEED stage for industrial project.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, USA, Dec. 11–14, pp. 3281–3289.
  66. Awad, H., Gül, M., Ritter, C., Verma, P., Chen, Y., Yu, H., Kasawski, K., Salim, K. E., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “Solar photovoltaic optimization for commercial flat rooftops in cold regions.” Proceedings, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Phoenix, AZ, USA, Oct. 9–11.
  67. Abaeian, H., Inyang, N., Moselhi, O., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “System dynamics model application for ergonomic assessment of manual material handling tasks.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 240–247.
  68. Ahn, S., Han, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “Recovery time analysis of back muscle fatigue in panelized residential modular construction factory.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 224–231.
  69. Jureidini, J., Afifi, M., Zhang, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “3D/4D visualization framework for modelling off-site productivity of modular construction housing.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 83–89.
  70. Li, X., Han, S., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “3D motion-based ergonomic and body posture analysis in construction.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 215–223.
  71. Ritter, C., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “Production monitoring and process improvement for floor panel manufacturing.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 75–82.
  72. Salim, K.M.E., Awad, H., Gül, M., Knudson, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “An experimental framework for investigating the hygrothermal properties of multi-functional wood fibre and XPS panels for residential buildings.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 266–273.
  73. Cheung, K., Koo, K., Al-Hussein, M., Kok, R., Sharmin, T., Yu, H. (2016). “Prefabrication: The future of North American wood frame construction.” Proceedings, WCTE 2016 World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vienna, Austria, Aug. 22–25, 2016.
  74. Abaeian, H., Inyang, N., Moselhi, O., Al-Hussein, M., and El-Rich, M. (2016). “Ergonomic assessment of residential construction tasks using system dynamics.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Auburn, AL, USA, Jul. 18–21, pp. 258–266.
  75. Afifi, M., Al-Hussein, M., AbouRizk, S., Fotouh, A., and Bouferguene, A. “Discrete and continuous simulation approach to optimize the productivity of modular construction element.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Auburn, AL, USA, Jul. 18–21, pp. 350–356.
  76. Zhang, Y., Fan, G., Lei, Z., Han, S., Raimondi, C., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2016). “Lean-based diagnosis and improvement for offsite construction factory manufacturing facilities.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Auburn, AL, USA, Jul. 18–21, pp. 1090–1098.
  77. Altaf, S., Liu, H., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Online simulation modeling of prefabricated wall panel production using RFID system.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, USA, Dec. 6–9, pp. 3379–3390.
  78. Bu Hamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Ajweh, Z., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2015). “Simulation based multi-objective cost-time trade-off for multi-family residential off-site construction.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, USA, Dec. 6–9, pp. 3391–3401.
  79. Sharma, V. and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Asset levels of service based decision support system for municipal infrastructure investment: A framework.” Proceedings, International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Sydney, Australia, Nov. 23–28, pp. 889–894.
  80. Islam, M. S., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M., (2015). “Impact of open space distribution on the property value in neighborhood subdivision and design.” Proceedings, Spaces & Flows: Sixth International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Chicago, IL, USA, Oct. 15–16.

  81. Lei, Z., Han, S., Hermann, U., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “4D based automation of heavy lift planning in industrial construction projects.” Proceedings, International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Banff, AB, Canada, Oct. 5–7.
  82. Liu, H., Singh, G., Lu, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “BIM-enabled boarding design optimization for residential buildings.” Proceedings, International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Banff, AB, Canada, Oct. 5–7.
  83. Altaf, M., Liu, H., Zhang, Y., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2015). “Discrete-event simulation modelling of prefabricated wall production line.” Proceedings, 27th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Bergeggi, Italy, Sep. 21–23, pp. 234–239.
  84. Bu Hamdan, S., Ma, Y., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Utilization of mobile phone to track project progress using photo recognition techniques and BIM.” Proceedings, Advanced Design Concepts and Practice, Hangzhou, China, Sep. 18–20.
  85. Li, H.X., Yu, H., Turnbull, D., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Mah, D. (2015). “Energy simulation of building envelope for NetZero Energy Home (NZEH) design.” Proceedings, International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Luleå, Sweden, Aug. 11–12, pp. 351–360.
  86. Zarekani, M., Panna, M., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Measuring quality of life from the perspective of neighbourhood accessibility.” Proceedings, International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management, Luleå, Sweden, Aug. 11–12, pp. 427–434.
  87. Olearczyk, J., Kainat, M., Kosa, J., Adeeb, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Heavy lift rigging algorithm for construction operation (iRigging).” Proceedings, Creative Construction Conference, Krakow, Poland, Jun. 21–24, pp. 48–53.
  88. Barkokebas, B., Bu Hamdan, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Manrique, J.D. (2015). “Coordination of cost estimation for industrialized residential projects through the use of BIM.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, Oulu, Finland, Jun. 15–18.
  89. Bu Hamdan, S., Barkokebas, B., Manrique, J.D., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “A BIM-based simulation model for inventory management in panelized construction.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, Oulu, Finland, Jun. 15–18.
  90. Olearczyk, J., Lei, Z., Ofrim, B., Han, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Intelligent crane management algorithm for construction operation.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining, Oulu, Finland, Jun. 15–18.
  91. Sharmin, T., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “A data analysis framework for optimizing occupant energy use while sustaining indoor environmental quality.” Proceedings, International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jun. 8–10.
  92. Ofrim, B., Lei, Z., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2015). “A rapid lift study generation system for heavy industrial projects.” Proceedings, International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jun. 8–10.
  93. Li, H.X., Yu, H., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Chmiel, D. (2015). “An empirical study on the sustainability of panelized residential building construction in Canada.” Proceedings, International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jun. 8–10.
  94. Li, X., Fan, G., Abudan, A., Sukkarieh, M., Inyang, N., Gül, M., El-Rich, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Ergonomics and physical demand analysis in a construction manufacturing facility.” Proceedings, International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jun. 8–10.
  95. Liu, H., Altaf, M. S., Lei, Z., Lu, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Automated production planning in panelized construction enabled by integrating discrete-event simulation and BIM.” Proceedings, International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jun. 8–10.
  96. Panna, M., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “A framework to quantify the impact of cold weather on neighborhood road development schedule.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Regina, SK, Canada, May 27–30.
  97. Afifi, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2015). “Older adult-centred design.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 477–483.
  98. Alwisy, A., Bu Hamdan, S., Ajweh, Z., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Productivity-Based Management System (PBMS) for industrialization construction.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 439–447.
  99. Barkokebas, B., Bu Hamdan, S., Alwisy, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Evaluation of the impact of dynamic work stations versus static work stations in wood framing prefabrication using hybrid simulation.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 495–501.
  100. Dhar, R., Elezzabi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Innovative and energy efficient smart window based on nanomaterial technologies.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 514–521.
  101. Ji, Y., Li, X., Li, H.X., Sun, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Zhang, L. (2015). “Social network analysis of stakeholder relationships during the construction industrialization in China.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 112–119.
  102. Li, H.X., Yu, H., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Alrifai, A. (2015). “Energy performance monitoring and analysis of NetZero Energy Homes (NZEHs).” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 449–456.
  103. Liu, H., Singh, G., Zhang, Y., Lu, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Construction-centric building information modelling to facilitate building panel prefabrication.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 486–493.
  104. Zhang, Y., Al-Hussein, M., and Moghadam, M. (2015). “Modular home off-site construction production line improvement.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 503–512.
  105. Zhao, H., Liu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Automation of quantity takeoff for modular construction.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 458–465.
  106. Altaf, M. S., Liu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2014). “Resource planning based on discrete-event simulation for panelized construction.” Proceedings, International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 16–18, pp. 26–33.
  107. Lei, Z., Han, S., Al-Hussein, M., AbouRizk, S. M., Hermann, U., and Bouferguene, A. (2014). “Upgrading the automated crane management system for industrial construction projects.” Proceedings, International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 16–18, pp. 34–43.

Book Chapters

  1. Yu, H., Tweed, T., Al-Hussein, M, and Nasseri, R. (2019). “Development of lean model for house construction using value stream mapping.” In Practitioners Guide to Essential Lean Research, Lean Construction Institute, Arlington, VA, USA. (forthcoming)
  2. Chen, Y., Lei, Z., Han, S.H., Bouferguene, A., Li, H.X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2018). “Applications of discrete event simulation in construction engineering.” In Advances in Engineering Research, 21, Petrova, V.M. (Ed.), Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, USA, pp. 1–44.
  3. Adi, M.N., Drew, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Architectural details.” In Application of Analysis Tools from NEWBuildS Research Network in Design of a High-Rise Wood Building, Embury-Williams, L. and Karacabey, E. (Eds.), NEWBuildS, Fredericton, NB, Canada, pp. 5–12.
  4. Li, X., Sharmin, T., Gökçe, H.U., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Morrow, D. (2014). “An integrated monitoring framework for geothermal space-heating systems in residential buildings, Fort McMurray.” In Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies: Generating Renewable Energy, Dincer, I., Midilli, A., and Kucuk, H. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 535–549.