NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Jacek Olearczyk

Research background and interests:

With a combined background in mechanics, construction graduate studies, and industry experience, Dr. Olearczyk’s expertise encompasses the design and development of new prototype machinery and equipment. Jacek enjoys exchanging opinions and sharing his knowledge with graduate students and his fellow post-doctoral colleagues. In the future, Jacek intends to bolster his training and knowledge in the areas of automation and implementation of new technologies in construction.

Current and recent research projects:

  • Spreader bar analysis and recommendation for NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services
  • NCSG/Shell 2015 shutdown V-22511 vessel replacement lifting operation
  • Wall cage prototype system development for Landmark Group of Builders
  • Steel wall frame construction automation process and machinery development
  • Precast concrete wall production system design
  • Ergonomic machinery for APEX production line at All Weather Windows
  • Wood wall production automated machinery development
  • iCrane application for site crane management design and development

Education:

Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, University of Alberta, 2010
Research focus: Economical procurement methods for construction: controlled, simulated, and analyzed execution approaches to timely, safe, and economical construction project management.
Dissertation: Crane Lifting Operation Planning and Lifted Object Spatial Trajectory Analysis

B.Sc. /M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Rzeszow University of Technology, 1983
Research focus: Technology of machines: studies included aspects of machine design, new product initial concept through calculation of stress and strength for all working components.
Dissertation: Tooling and production process development for a bus sheet metal control panel

Publications:

Journal Publications:

  1. Olearczyk, J., Bouferguene, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, R. (2014). “Automating motion trajectory of crane-lifted loads.” Automation in Construction, 45, 178-186.
  2. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2014). “Evolution of the crane selection on-site utilization process for modular construction multilifts.” Automation in Construction, 43, 59-72.
  3. Westover, L., Olearczyk, J., Hermann, U., Adeeb, S., and Mohamed, Y. (2014). “Analysis of rigging assembly for lifting heavy industrial modules.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 41(6), 512-522.
  4. Zhen, L., Taghaddos, H., Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2013). “Automated crane path checking for heavy lifts in industrial projects.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(10), 04013011.
  5. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2009). “Industrialization of the construction process.” Canadian Civil Engineer, 26(5), 10-12.

Conference Proceedings:

  1. 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, 2018, pp. 186–191.

  2. 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, 48-53.

  3. 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.

  4. Westover, M., Olearczyk, J., Hermann, U., Adeeb, S. M., and Mohamed, Y. (2012). “Module rigging assembly dynamic finite element analysis.” Proceedings, 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Jun. 6-9, STR-1100.
  5. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2012). “3D-modeling for crane selection and logistics for modular construction on-site assembly.” Proceedings, International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, Jun. 17-20, 445-452.
  6. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2011). “Construction 3D-modeling for crane selection and logistic for modular construction on-site assembly.” Proceedings, 28th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Seoul, Korea, Jun. 29-Jul. 2.
  7. 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 Application of Virtual Reality (CONVR), Weimar, Germany, Nov. 3-4.
  8. Olearczyk, J., Hermann, U., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguene, A. (2010). “Spatial trajectory analysis for cranes operations on construction sites.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8-10, 359-368.
  9. 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, 267-276.
  10. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2009). “Construction automation for modular assembly.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on CIB IDS: Improving Construction and Use through Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, Jun. 10-12, 349-362.
  11. 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, 406-415.
  12. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2008). “Interactive 4D modeling for modular building construction.” Proceedings, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual Conference, Québec City, QC, Canada, Jun. 10-13, 315-327.
  13. Al-Hussein, M., Olearczyk, J., Abdulaal, B., Knytl, P.J., and Mohsen, O.M. (2008). “Simulation of modular building construction.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL, USA, 2471-2478.
  14. 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 (ISEC-4), Melbourne, Australia, 897-903, Sep. 26-28.
  15. 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.

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

Technical Reports:

  1. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguene, A., and Telyas, A. (2007). “Crane layout optimization for five new student residence buildings at Muhlenberg, MacGregor Village in Allentown, Pennsylvania.” Project Final Report for Kullman Building Corporation, Lebanon, NJ, USA.

Non-refereed contributions:

  1. Rapid Construction “Building five student dormitories in 10 days at Muhlenberg College.” University of Alberta Engineering, Winter/Spring (2008).
  2. Annie S. Koo, (2007). “Muhlenberg goes modular for quick summer expansion.” Engineering News-Record (ENR), McGraw Hill, Construction 7/3/2007.

Jacek Olearczyk

Research Engineer
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-370 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
jaceko@ualberta.ca