NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Conference Proceedings

  1. Duncheva, T., BuHamdan, S., Hairstans, R., and Al-Hussein, M. “BIM-enabled health & safety analysis of cross laminated timber onsite assembly process.” Accepted (Jun., 2018) for publication in Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 17–19.

  2. Wang, J., Yin, X., Tian, Y., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. “Simulation of production line improvements in panelized floor manufacturing.” Accepted (Jun., 2018) for publication in Proceedings, European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, Budapest, Hungary, Sep. 17–19.

  3. Du, X., Chen, Y., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “Simulation of elderly egress and fall accidents in apartment buildings using multi-agent based simulation technique.” Accepted (Jun., 2018) for publication in Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, Dec. 9–12.

  4. Ul-Haq, J., Qureshi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “Design of a saw cutting machine for wood and aluminum.” Accepted (Jun., 2018) for publication in Proceedings, International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Porto, Portugal, Jul. 29–31.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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 (NHICE-01), Victoria, BC, Canada, Apr. 25–27, pp. 186–191.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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 (MOC) Summit, Shanghai, China, Nov. 9–12, pp. 216–223.

  19. Ritter, C. and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). "Planning of modular construction manufacturing plant layouts using non-linear optimization." Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Shanghai, China, Nov. 9–12, pp. 84–90.

  20. 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 (MOC) Summit, Shanghai, China, Nov. 9–12, pp. 208–215.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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 (ISEC), Valencia, Spain, Jul. 24–29.

  25. Tamayo, E., Bardwell, M., Qureshi, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Automation of a steel wall framing assembly.” Proceedings, International Structural Engineering & Construction Conference (ISEC), Valencia, Spain, Jul. 24–29.

  26. 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. 412, pp. 737–744.

  27. 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 (ISARC), Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 28–Jul. 1, pp. 51–58.

  28. 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 (ISARC), Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 28–Jul. 1, pp. 380–387.

  29. 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 (IABSE) Conference, Bath, UK, Apr. 19–20.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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 (MOC) Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 240–247.

  33. 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 (MOC) Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 224–231.

  34. 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 (MOC) Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 83-89.

  35. 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 (MOC) Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 215–223.

  36. Ritter, C., Li, X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2016). “Production monitoring and process improvement for floor panel manufacturing.” Proceedings, Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 75–82.

  37. 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 (MOC) Summit, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 29–Oct. 1, pp. 266–273.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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 (ISARC), Auburn, AL, USA, Jul. 18–21, pp. 1090–1098.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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 (ISEC) Conference, Sydney, Australia, Nov. 23–28, pp. 889–894.

  45. 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 (CONVR), Banff, AB, Canada, Oct. 5–7.

  46. 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 (CONVR), Banff, AB, Canada, Oct. 5–7.

  47. 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 & Simulation Symposium, Bergeggi, Italy, Sep. 21–23, pp. 234–239.

  48. 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.

  49. 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 (ICCREM), Luleå, Sweden, Aug. 11–12, pp. 351–360.

  50. 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 (ICCREM), Luleå, Sweden, Aug. 11–12, pp. 427–434.

  51. 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.

  52. 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 (ISARC), Oulu, Finland, Jun. 15–18.

  53. 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 (ISARC), Oulu, Finland, Jun. 15–18.

  54. 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 (ISARC), Oulu, Finland, Jun. 15–18.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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 (CSCE) Annual Conference, Regina, SK, Canada, May 27–30.

  61. Afifi, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2015). “Older adult-centred design.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 477–483.

  62. 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 (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 439–447.

  63. 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 (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 495–501.

  64. 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 (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 514–521.

  65. 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 (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 112–119.

  66. 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 (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 449–456.

  67. 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 (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 486–493.

  68. Zhang, Y., Al-Hussein, M., and Moghadam, M. (2015). “Modular home off-site construction production line improvement.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 503–512.

  69. Zhao, H., Liu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2015). “Automation of quantity takeoff for modular construction.” Proceedings, 2015 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit and 1st International Conference on the Industrialization of Construction (ICIC), Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 19–21, pp. 458–465.

  70. 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 (CONVR), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 16–18, pp. 26–33.

  71. 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 (CONVR), Sharjah, UAE, Nov. 16–18, pp. 34–43.

  72. Altaf, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Yu, H. (2014). “Wood-frame wall panel sequencing based on discrete-event simulation and particle swarm optimization.” Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, Jul. 9–11, pp. 254–261.

  73. Moghadam, M., Barkokebas, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Post-simulation visualization application for production improvement of modular construction manufacturing.” Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, Jul. 9–11, pp. 270–277.

  74. Lei, Z., Han, S., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2014). “Automation for Mobile Crane Motion Planning in Industrial Projects.” Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, Jul. 9–11, pp. 410–417.

  75. Han, S., Lei, Z., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2014). “Integrated visualization and simulation for lifting operations of modules under congested environment.” Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, Jul. 9–11, pp. 262–269.

  76. Liu, H., Lu, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “BIM-based integrated framework for detailed cost estimation and schedule planning of construction projects.” Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, Jul. 9–11, pp. 286–294.

  77. Afifi, M. and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Integrated approach for elderly-friendly home bathroom design.” Proceedings, International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) World Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 18–21.

  78. Afifi, M. and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Benchmark study for technological options available for older adults to reduce family and caregiver burden.” Proceedings, International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) World Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Jun. 18–21.

  79. Li, H.X., Naseri Esfahani, M., Gül, M., Yu, H., Mah, D., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Carbon footprint of panelized construction: An empirical and comparative study.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 19–21, pp. 494–503.

  80. Liu, H., Lei, Z., Li, H.X., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “An automatic scheduling approach: Building information modeling-based on-site scheduling for panelized construction.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 19–21, pp. 1666–1675.

  81. Li, H.X., Liu, H., Zhou, X., Sun, C., Al-Hussein, M., and Ngan, K.H. (2013). “Cash flow optimization and visualization of residence housing for builders utilizing virtual reality.” Proceedings, 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR), London, UK, Oct. 30–31.

  82. Han, S. H., Hasan, S., Lei, Z., Altaf, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). “A framework for crane selection in large-scale industrial construction projects.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) / World Mining Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, Aug. 11–15, pp. 387–394.

  83. Lei, Z., Taghaddos, H., Hermann, U., and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). “Integrating mobile crane lift path checks into an industrial crane management system.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) / World Mining Congress, Montréal, QC, Canada, Aug. 11–15, pp. 1–8.

  84. Moghadam, M. and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). “Resource optimization for modular construction through value stream map improvement.” Proceedings, 21st Annual Summit of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), Fortaleza, Brazil, Jul. 29–Aug. 2.

  85. Younes, B., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., Yu, H., and Ajweh, Z. (2013). “Overdue invoice management: A lean and post-lean simulation approach.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 29–Jun. 1.

  86. Zaman, H., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., Lorentz, C., and Melmoth, D. (2013). “Estimation of flushing duration for preventive maintenance of wastewater collection system.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, May 29–Jun. 1.

  87. Afifi, M., Parke, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). “Evidence-based assessment of geometrical staircase configurations for older adults.” Proceedings, Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) Conference, State College, PA, USA, Apr. 3–5, pp. 584–593.

  88. Han, S. H., Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Gökçe, K.U., and Bouferguene, A. (2012). Simulation of mobile crane operations in 3D space. Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 9–12.

  89. Li, X., Sharmin, T., Gökçe, H.U., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Morrow, D. (2012). “An integrated monitoring framework for geothermal heating systems.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep. 2–5, pp. 2160–2166.

  90. Sharmin, T., Li, X., Gökçe, H.U., Al-Hussein, M., and Gül, M. (2012). “Monitoring building energy performance under occupancy in Fort McMurray, Alberta.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep. 2–5.

  91. Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Mutsuddy, R., Singh, G., Gül, M., and Yu, H. (2012). “Energy efficient wall systems for mid-rise wood frame buildings.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep. 2–5.

  92. Sadovska, N. and Al-Hussein, M. (2012). “The impact of lost time on the project estimate: A lean manufacturing approach.” Proceedings, AACE Annual Meeting: A Fiesta for Total Cost Management, San Antonio, TX, USA, Jul. 8–11.

  93. Moghadam, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Gökçe, K.U. (2012). “Automation of modular design and construction through an integrated BIM/lean model.” Proceedings, International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) world conference / International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Jun. 26–29.

  94. Afifi, M., Parke, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2012). “Integrated approach for older adult friendly home staircase design.” Proceedings, International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) world conference / International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Jun. 26–29. This paper received the Best Paper award at the ISARC Conference.

  95. Alwisy, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Al-Jibouri, S. H. (2012). “BIM approach for automated drafting and design for modular construction manufacturing.” Proceedings, International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, Jun. 17–20, pp. 221–228.

  96. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2012). “3D-Modelling for crane selection and logistic for modular construction on-site assembly.” Proceedings, International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, Jun. 17–20, pp. 445–452.

  97. Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., Lorentz, C., and Girard, L. (2012). “Sustainable practice in infrastructure management through route optimization for preventative maintenance of wastewater collection system.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jun. 6–9, pp. 3239–3248.

  98. Hasan, S., Zaman, H., Han, S. H., Al-Hussein, M., and Su, Y. (2012). “Integrated building information model to identify possible crane instability caused by strong winds.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, USA, May 21–23, pp. 1281–1290.

  99. Inyang, N., Han, S. H., Al-Hussein, M., and El-Rich, M. (2012). “A VR model of ergonomics and productivity assessment in panelized construction production line.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, USA, May 21–23, pp. 1084–1093.

  100. Moghadam, M., Alwisy, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2012). “Integrated BIM/Lean base production line schedule model for modular construction manufacturing.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, USA, May 21–23, pp. 1271–1280.

  101. Tabrizi, E., Inyang, N., and Al-Hussein, M. (2012). “Multi-criteria design evaluation and optimization of school buildings using Artificial Intelligent approaches.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, USA, May 21–23, pp. 1340–1349.

  102. Al-Hussein, M., Zaman, H., and Bouferguene, A. (2011). “Addressing the challenge of fast city expansions during the booming economy in Alberta.” Proceedings, 2nd International Conference on Spaces & Flows, Prato, Italy, Nov. 17–18.

  103. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., Telyas, A., and Gillis, P. (2011). “Hook time simulation and 3D visualization of tower crane operations.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Weimar, Germany, Nov. 3–4.

  104. Han, S. H., Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Al-Jibouri, S., and Bouferguene, A. (2011). “3D visualization of modular building assembly: From a factory to construction site.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Weimar, Germany, Nov. 3–4.

  105. Han, S. H., Abdulaal, B., Al-Hussein, M., El-Rich, M., and Telyas, A. (2011). “Computer 3D model-based physical demand and ergonomic assessment of buildings mechanical system construction.” Proceedings, Computer Knowledge Building Conference, Sophia Antipolis, France, Oct. 26–28, 10 pages.

  106. Alex, D. C., Behzadipour, S., Al-Hussein, M. (2011). “Automated surface profiling of drywall surface for sanding.” Proceedings, 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, South Korea, Jun. 29–Jul. 2, pp. 491–496.

  107. Lei, Z., Behzadipour, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2011). “Application of robotic obstacle avoidance in crane lift path planning.” Proceedings, 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, South Korea, Jun. 29–Jul. 2, pp. 292–297.

  108. Inyang, N. and Al-Hussein, M. (2011). “Ergonomic hazard quantification and rating of residential construction tasks.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun. 14–17.

  109. Moghadam, M., Tabrizi, E., Al-Hussein, M., Al-Jibouri, S., and Telyas, A. (2011). “Post simulation visualization for effective scheduling of modular building construction.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil EngineeringAnnual Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun. 14–17.

  110. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Gillis, P. (2010). “Advanced simulation of tower crane operation utilizing system dynamics modeling and lean principles.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, Dec. 5–8.

  111. Alwisy, A. and Al-Hussein, M. (2010). “Automation in drafting and design for modular construction manufacturing utilizing 2D CAD and parametric modelling.” Proceedings, International Workshop on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Nottingham, UK, Jun. 30–Jul. 2, Paper 167.

  112. Hermann, U., Hendi, A., Olearczyk, J., and Al-Hussein, M. (2010). “An integrated system to select, position, and simulate mobile cranes for complex industrial projects.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8–10, pp. 267–276.

  113. Olearczyk, J., Hermann, U., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A. (2010). “Spatial trajectory analysis for cranes operations on construction sites.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8–10, pp. 359–368.

  114. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Hermann, U. H., and Safouhi, H. (2009). “An automated system for mobile crane selection, swing control, and ground pressure calculation.” Proceedings, 12th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, Sep. 1–4, Paper 292.

  115. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2009). “Integrated design system for the home building industry.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on CIB Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, Jun. 10–12, pp. 141–156.

  116. Mah, D., Manrique, J.D., Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2009). “Quantification of the CO2 footprint in residential construction.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on CIB Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, Jun. 10–12.

  117. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2009). “Construction automation for modular assembly operation.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on CIB Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, Jun. 10–12, pp. 349–362.

  118. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Hermann, U. H., and Safouhi, H. (2009). “Integrated module for mobile crane dynamic instability analysis and supporting system design.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA, USA, Apr. 5–7, pp. 386–395. (Won best paper award in Computing, Education and Research)

  119. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2009). “Virtual construction automation for modular assembly operation.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA, USA, Apr. 5–7, pp. 406–415.

  120. Mohsen, O. M., Knytl, P. J., Abdulaal, B., Olearczyk, J., and Al-Hussein, M. (2008). “Simulation of modular building construction.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL, USA, Dec. 7–10, pp. 2471–2478.

  121. Al-Hussein, M. and Fofanah, J.B. (2008). “Towards equitable postwar reconstruction: An adaptable framework for infrastructure selection tested in Sierra Leone and Liberia.” Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Prato, Italy, Jul. 22–25.

  122. Mah, D. and Al-Hussein, M. (2008). “An integrated evaluation framework for sustainable residential construction.” Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Prato, Italy, Jul. 22–25.

  123. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., Safouhi, H., and Nasseri, R. (2008). “Automation of construction drawings and waste minimization for stick-frame constructions based on the (i3) concept.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Québec City, QC, Canada, Jun. 10–13, pp. 398–406.

  124. Olearczyk J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2008). “Interactive 4D modelling for modular building construction.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Québec City, QC, Canada, Jun. 10–13, pp. 315–327.

  125. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Telyas, A. (2008). “Lean implementation for building modular production.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Québec City, QC, Canada, Jun. 10–13, pp. 83–93.

  126. Mah, D. and Al-Hussein, M. (2008). “Residential construction material waste minimization analysis during the framing stage.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Québec City, QC, Canada, Jun. 10–13, pp. 417–425.

  127. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2007). “Process flowcharting and simulation of house structure components production process.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, DC, USA, Dec. 9–12, pp. 2066–2072.

  128. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., Nasseri, R., and Bouferguene, A. (2007). “Shop drawing automation and material waste minimization in the construction of wood houses utilizing 3D-CAD and optimization techniques.” Proceedings, 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Sep. 26-28, pp. 891-896.

  129. El Ganainy, A., Olearczyk, J., and Al-Hussein, M. (2007). “Space optimization for panelized prefabricated wood structure for residential construction.” Proceedings, 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Sep. 26–28, pp. 897–903.

  130. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2007). “Management information system for home building enterprises.” Proceedings, 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Sep. 26–28.

  131. Yu, H., Tweed, T., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2007). “Managing variability in house production.” Proceedings, 15th International Group for Lean Construction, East Lansing, MI, USA, Jul. 18–20.

  132. Sharma, V., Al-Hussein, M., and Mohamed, Y. (2007). “Application of simulation for optimal selection of tunnelling technique for sanitary sewer: A case study.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, Jun. 6–9, pp. 1152–1162.

  133. Sharma, V., Al-Hussein, M., and Safouhi, H. (2007). “Interactive 3D-based decision support system for municipal infrastructure investment: A framework.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, Jun. 6–9, pp. 1211–1222.

  134. Yu, H., Tweed, T., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2007). “Redesign production process in residential construction using Value Stream Mapping.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, May 6–8.

  135. Sharma, V., Al-Hussein, M., Abel, J., Lennerts, K., and Pfründer, U. (2006). “Use of simulation and Lean principles in optimization of facility management processes in hospitals.” Proceedings, World Conference on IT in Design and Construction, INCITE/ITCSED, New Delhi, India, Nov. 15–17.

  136. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Safouhi, H. (2006). “Spatial analysis and optimization of bracing systems for tilt-up constructions.” Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction, Varna, Bulgaria, Sep. 14–16.

  137. Olearczyk, J. and Al-Hussein, M. (2006). “Utilization of 3D Catia solid Modelling for oil sands tailings research facility pilot plant.” Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Civil Engineering Design and Construction, Varna, Bulgaria, Sep. 14–16.

  138. Hammad, A., Wang, H., Zhang, C., and Al-Hussein, M. (2006). “Visualizing crane selection and operation in virtual environment.” Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Orlando, FL, Aug. 3–4.

  139. Fofanah, J.B., Al-Hussein, M., Safouhi, H., and Bouferguene, A. (2006). “Using hamming distance and analytic hierarchy process concepts in scaling infrastructure gaps and assessments of the quality of life for citizens during the reconstruction of war-torn municipalities—The case of Sierra Leone.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Rhodes, Greece, Jul. 18–21.

  140. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., Telyas, A., and Funston, G. (2006). “Spatial analysis for tilt-up construction based on a case study.” Proceedings, Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montréal, QC, Canada, Jun. 14–16.

  141. Olearczyk, J. and Al-Hussein, M. (2006). “Oil sands construction automation utilizing 3D solid modelling and animation.” Proceedings, Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montréal, QC, Canada, Jun. 14–16.

  142. Alex, D.P.,Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Fernando, S. (2006). “Cost estimation for the City of Edmonton’s waste and sewer installation services using an artificial network model.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 23–26.

  143. Mah, D., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2006). “Residential construction and its impact on sustainability development.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 23–26, GC-039-1 to 9.

  144. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., Nasseri, R., and Cheng, J.J.R. (2006). “Development of Landmark precast concrete foundation system for residential construction.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 23–26, CT-074-1 to 10.

  145. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., and Telyas, A. (2005). “Constructing a unique and complex tilt-up-panels structure utilizing 3D CAD and animation.” Proceedings, 22nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Ferrara, Italy, Sep. 11–14.

  146. Fofanah, J.B. and Al-Hussein, M. (2005). “Management of the infrastructure and quality of life assessment in war torn third world countries—the case of Sierra Leone.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, Jun. 2–4, CT-158-1 to 10.

  147. Kumar, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Sharma, V. (2005). “Integrated system for the development permit approval process in the housing industry.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, Jun. 2–4, CT-266-1 to 10.

  148. Chehayeb, A. and Al-Hussein, M. (2005). “Canadian construction claim tracker: An integrated repository system for Canadian construction claims.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, San Diego, CA, USA, Apr. 5–7, pp. 1193-1202.

  149. Niaz, M.A., Al-Hussein, M., and Kim, H. (2004). “Integrated 3D object transformation and simulation for tower crane operations on construction sites.” Proceedings, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Jeju, South Korea, Sep. 21–25.

  150. Bowen, A., Roesch, J., Mohamed, Y., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2003). “Development of productivity standards for collection systems maintenance activities.” Proceedings, Water Environment Federation 76th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Oct. 11–15, pp. 803–813.

  151. Agbulos, A., Al-Hussein, M., AbouRizk, S., and Roesch, J. (2003). “An application of lean concept and simulation for drainage system maintenance operations.” Proceedings, Summer Computer Simulation Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, Jul. 20–24, pp. 438–444.

  152. El-Ghandour, W. and Al-Hussein, M. (2003). “Benchmarking: Information technology applications in construction.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and 5th Construction Specialty Conference, Moncton, NB, Canada, Jun. 4–7, COI-223-1 to COI-223-8.

  153. El-Ghandour, W., Vanderstar, A., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2003). “An automated system for cost estimating and cost/schedule control for industrial construction projects.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference and 5th Construction Specialty Conference, Moncton, NB, Canada, Jun. 4–7, COB-160-1 to COB-160-11.

  154. Alkass, S., El-Moslmani, K., and Al-Hussein, M. (2003). “A computer model for selecting equipment for earthmoving operations using queuing theory.” Proceedings, Annual CIB Conference, W78. Auckland, New Zealand, Apr. 23–25.

  155. El-Moslmani, K., Alkass, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2002). “A computer module for multi-loaders-multi-trucks fleet selection for earthmoving projects.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, Jun. 5–8, GE-107.

  156. Mohamed, Y., AbouRizk, S., Al-Hussein, M., Roesch, J., and Bowen, A. (2002). “Using simulation for improving productivity of drainage operations.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, GE-097, Montréal, QC, Canada, Jun. 5–8.

  157. Langevine, R., Allouche, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2001). “Development of a decision support system for the management of building maintenance.” Proceedings, 8th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Kananaskis, AB, Canada, Sep. 6–8.

  158. Moselhi, O., Alkass, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2001). “Selecting and locating mobile cranes: An innovative approach.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), Leicestershire, UK, Jul. 18–20.

  159. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (2000). “Construction crane selection and 3D-animation.” Proceedings, 7th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Sep. 17–18.

  160. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1999). “3-D animation for planning crane operations.” Proceedings, 16thIAARC/IFAC/IEEE International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Madrid, Spain, Sep. 22–24, pp. 151–156.

  161. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1999). “Information technology for effective use of crane in planning heavy lifts.” Proceedings, 43rd Annual Meeting of AACE International, Denver, CO, USA, Jun. 27–30, IT.04.1 – IT.04.7.

  162. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1999). “Performance of a DSS for crane selection.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Regina, SK, Canada, Jun. 3–5, pp. 85–94.

  163. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1998). “Decision support system for crane selection and location on construction sites.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on New Information Technology for Decision Making in Civil Engineering, Montréal, QC, Canada, Oct. 11–13, pp. 1253–1264.

  164. Alkass, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Moselhi, O. (1997). “Computerized crane selection for construction projects.” Proceedings, 13th Annual ARCOM Conference, Volume 2, Cambridge, UK, Sep. 15–17, pp. 433–442.

  165. Moselhi, O., MacDonald, J., Alkass, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (1997). “Crane fleet selection: The case of the PEI bridge.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, May 27–30, pp. 107–115.

  166. Al-Hussein, M., Yacout, H., and Alkass, S. (1996). “Computerized equipment cost estimation.” Proceedings, 3rd Canadian Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Montréal, QC, Canada, Aug. 26–28, pp. 240–250.

  167. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1995). “A computer integrated system for crane selection.” Proceedings, CIVIL-COMP 95, 6th International Conference, Cambridge, UK, Aug. 28–30, pp. 43–48.

  168. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1995). “Computer-aided crane selection for high-rise building construction.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun. 1–3, pp. 137–146.