NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Beda Barkokebas

Background

Beda began his engineering studies in Brazil, and is now completing his PhD studies in Construction Engineering and Management at the University of Alberta, having recently completed his MSc, also in Construction Engineering and Management at the University of Alberta.

Current Research

Beda is currently working with one of the IRC's industry partners, a residential builder employing a pre-panelized construction approach, to develop and implement innovative building information modelling (BIM) technologies.

Education

  • Master of Science in Construction Engineering and Management (2016), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering (2011), University of Pernambuco (UPE), Recife, Brazil

Publications

Journal papers:

  1. Alwisy, A., Barkokebas, B., Bu Hamdan, S., Gül, M., and Al-Hussein, M. “Energy-based target cost modelling for construction projects.” Accepted (Jun., 2018) for publication in Journal of Building Engineering.

  2. Alwisy, A., Bu Hamdan, S., Barkokebas, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. “A BIM-based automation of design and drafting for manufacturing of wood panels for modular residential buildings.” Accepted (Nov., 2017) for publication in International Journal of Construction Management.

Conference papers:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Bu Hamdan, S., Alwisy, A., Barkokebas, B., Bouferguene, A., and Al-Hussein, M. (2017). “Visual-based value assessment application in the construction industry.” Accepted (Feb., 2017) for publication in Proceedings, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Conference, Bath, UK, Apr. 19-20.

  8. 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.

  9. Araujo, A. G., Hineline, K., Barkokebas, B., and Melhado, S. B. A (2010). "Comparative analysis of urban expansion between Brazil and United States: A case study in the city of Toritama-PE, Brazil." Proceedings, Congresso Internacional de Sustentabilidade de Habitação de Interesse Social, Porto Alegre, RS. Editora da pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - EdiPUCRS, 2010. v. 1. p. 1-10.

  10. Rodrigues, C., Barkokebas, B., Sukar, S. F., Lafayette, K. P. V., and Gusmao, A. D. (2010). "The characterization of construction waste aggregates in the city of Recife, PE Brazil." Proceedings, XV Congresso Brasileiro de Mecânica dos Solos e Engenharia Geotécnica, Gramado.
  11. Araujo, A. G., and Barkokebas, B. (2010). "A diagnosis of solid waste in a military unit." Proceedings, Congresso Internacional de Tecnologia Aplicada para a Arquitetura & Engenharia Sustentáveis- CITAES, Recife.
  12. Araujo, A. G. and Barkokebas, B. (2010). "The origin of the city development: An analysis in the Brazilian northeast region." Proceedings, Congresso Internacional de Tecnologia Aplicada para a Arquitetura & Engenharia Sustentáveis- CITAES, Recife.
  13. Melo, A. C. A., Carvalho, J. R., Barkokebas, B., Monteiro, E. C. B. (2010). "A pathology analysis in a residential building in the city of Recife, PE Brazil." Proceedings, XIII Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído - ENTAC, Canela.
  14. Barkokebas, B., Carvalho, J. R., Araujo, A. G., and Gusmao, A. D. (2010). "The necessity of rationalization in the construction industry." In: Encontro brasileiro de ergonomia, v. 1. Rio de Janeiro- RJ.

Beda Barkokebas

PhD Student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.36 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
barkokeb@ualberta.ca