NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Chelsea Ritter

Research Interests

Chelsea’s research focuses on increasing the productivity of modular construction through the use of lean processes, production line improvements, and the use of technology. She is currently working with an IRC industry partner on production line improvements as she completes her studies in Construction Engineering and Management.


Chelsea has a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering from the University of Alberta and has experience in budgeting, productivity monitoring, and operations in strip coal mining.


  • Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering (2015), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Ritter, C., Barkokebas, B., and Al-Hussein, M. “Evaluation of existing layout improvement and creation algorithms for use in the offsite construction industry.” Accepted (Feb., 2018) for publication in Proceedings, 2018 Modular and Offsite Construction Summit, Hollywood, FL, USA, Mar. 22–25.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 4–12, pp. 737-744.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.


Chelsea Ritter

PhD Student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.38 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering