Mohamed Al-Hussein, PhD, PEng

Professor, Construction Engineering and Management
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction
Office: 7-295 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering
Phone: 780.492.0599
E-mail: malhussein@ualberta.ca
Website:  http://www.modularconstruction.ualberta.ca/


Research Interests


Since 2001, Dr. Al-Hussein’s research has proffered a number of contributions 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.



Research Currently in Progress


Dr. Al-Hussein is undertaking research that will ultimately revolutionize the current on-site stick-built construction process. He is working on creating a multidisciplinary building construction manufacturing network. The objective of the multidisciplinary network is to establish an industrialized construction process that allows builders to reduce construction costs and cycle time. At the same time, this new process generates higher quality products, creates healthier environments for workers and residents, and produces more energy-efficient buildings. The network will integrate discipline-specific research including engineering, computing, social and health sciences to coordinate cross-disciplinary knowledge that capitalizes on a manufacturing approach to establish a notably better design and construction method. Many entities stand to benefit from this network, such as the public sector, institutions (schools and hospitals), and residential builders.



Education

  • Doctorate 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.

Projects


Dr. Al-Hussein's research findings have been applied by industry professionals in a number of major construction projects. As a result of his critical research in construction engineering and management, Dr. Al-Hussein has emerged as a renowned and highly sought researcher and consultant in his field. The following are samples of some of Dr. Al-Hussein's major current and past projects.


The Village Student Residences, Muhlenberg College, Penn.

Dr. Al-Hussein and his research team made history in overseeing the assembly of a five-unit dormitory facility at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in just 10 working days in June, 2007. The residential facility was constructed from prefabricated modules constructed by a New Jersey-based company, Kullman Buildings Corporation. The three-storey dormitories now accommodate some 150

Landmark Pre-cast basements

As a promising means of reducing variability in the residential construction process, the pre-cast concrete foundation system (PCFS) is an indispensable component of lean production for residential construction. Landmark Master Builders, an Alberta-based residential home builder, has provided all the workforce and funds required in relation to the permit application and the construction of two pilot PCFS basements overseen by Dr. Al-Hussein’s research team.

Long Island mansion

One of the highlights of Dr. Al-Hussein’s career came with his recruitment to assist in the construction of a Long Island mansion in New York, U.S.A. Encompassing four pavilions and some 22,000 sq. ft., the sprawling mansion also incorporated 108 concrete panels weighing in at between 3,000 and 61,000 lbs. each. Dr. Al-Hussein’s recruitment to plan and oversee the crane lifts for these panels has contributed to his growing reputation as a world-class scholar in his field of research.

Prefabricated construction

Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein's research on prefabricated construction was covered in the New Trail (Fall 2009) magazine.

House Work

U of A civil and environmental engineering professor Mohamed Al-Hussein wants to put the “pre” back in “prefabricated” as a way of greening the housing construction industry. Although the prefabricated building industry — which prefers to refer to its products as being built “off-site” — has been operating for decades, Al-Hussein thinks it’s time that more builders did away with all that wasteful, arbitrary and inefficient on-site framing, wiring, plumbing, drywalling and painting that generates a haze of greenhouse gases.

“All that material, all those trucks and people coming and going every day,” says Al-Hussein. “Estimates are that building a home between 1,200 and 1,600 square feet generates about 55 to 100 tonnes of CO2, while also heating a home while it is being built (to keep temperatures optimum, not just for the workers, but for things like drywall compound and paint) can generate another five tonnes of CO2 a month. We think we can cut that in half.”

Al-Hussein and his team have been working for the last couple of years on computer-assisted design and other artificial intelligence software they’ve been developing to streamline the house-building process. The “parts” for the house are made in an off-site factory and then assembled on the foundation that’s been poured for the house. The goal is to cut the construction time by more than 60 percent while reducing home construction costs by 20 percent.

“We’ve got it to about 30 homes a month and capacity to go to 40 or 45, though demand for new homes has slowed a bit recently here,” says Al-Hussein.

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications


  1. Younes, B., Bouferguène, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Yu, H. “Overdue invoice management: Markov chain approach.” Accepted (Jun., 2014) to Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

  2. Olearczyk, J., Bouferguène, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2014). “Automating motion trajectory of crane-lifted loads.” Automation in Construction, 45, 178-186.

  3. Sharmin, T., Gül, M., Li, X., Ganev, V., Nikolaidis, I., Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Monitoring building energy consumption, thermal performance, and indoor air quality in a cold climate region.” Sustainable Cities and Society, 13, 57-68.

  4. Han, S. H., Hasan, S., Bouferguène, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Kosa, J. “Utilization of 3D visualization for mobile crane operation of modular construction on-site assembly: A case study implementation.” Accepted (Apr., 2014) to Journal of Management in Engineering.

  5. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguène, A. (2014). “Evolution of the crane selection and on-site utilization process for modular construction multilifts.” Automation in Construction, 43, 59-72.

  6. Li, X., Gül, M., Sharmin, T., Nikolaidis, I., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “A framework to monitor the integrated multi-source space heating systems for improving the design of their control systems.” Energy and Buildings, 72, 398-410.

  7. Altaf, M., Hashisho, Z., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “A method for integrating occupational indoor air quality with building information modeling (BIM) for scheduling construction activities.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 41(3), 245-251.

  8. Afifi, M., Parke, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Integrated approach for older adult friendly home staircase architectural design.” Automation in Construction, 39(1), 117-125.

  9. Afifi, M., Parke, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “Evidence-based evaluation of staircase architectural design to reduce the risk of falling for older adults.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 28(1), 107-132.

  10. Li, H. X., Al-Hussein, M., Lei, Z., and Ajweh, Z. (2013). “Risk identification and assessment of modular construction utilizing fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and simulation.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 40(12), 1184-1195. This paper was awarded Honourable Mention in the 2013 Stephen G. Revay Award competition.

  11. Lei, Z., Taghaddos, H., Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Hermann, U. (2013). “Automated method for checking crane paths for heavy lifts in industrial projects.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(10).

  12. Hasan, S., Bouferguène, A., Al-Hussein, M., Gillis, P., and Telyas, A. (2013). “Productivity and CO2 emission analysis for tower crane utilization on high-rise building projects.” Automation in Construction, 31, 255-264.
  13. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Al-Jibouri, S. (2013). “Lean transformation in a modular building company: A case for implementation.” Journal of Management Engineering, 29(1), 103-111.
  14. Lei, Z., Taghaddos, H., Hermann, U., and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). “A methodology for mobile crane lift path checking in heavy industrial projects.” Automation in Construction, 31, 41-53.
  15. Inyang, N., Al-Hussein, M., Al-Jibouri, S. H., and El-Rich, M. (2012). “Ergonomic analysis and the need for its integration for planning and assessing construction tasks.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(12), 1370-1376.
  16. Moghadam, M., Al-Hussein, M., Al-Jibouri, S., and Telyas, A. (2012). “Post simulation visualization for effective scheduling of modular building construction.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 39(9), 1053-1061.
  17. Afifi, M., Parke, B., and Al-Hussein, M. “Integrated approach for older adult friendly home staircase design.” Gerontechnology [Online], 11.2 (2012): 338. Web. 11 Sep. 2012. 9 pages.
  18. Zou, J., Kim, B., Kim, H. and Al-Hussein, M. (2012). “An automated system for the creation of an urban infrastructure 3D model using image processing techniques.” KSCE Journal of Management Engineering, 16(1), 9-17.
  19. Han, S. H., Al-Hussein, M., Al-Jibouri, S., and Yu, H. (2012). “Automated post-simulation visualization of modular building production assembly line.” Automation in Construction, 21, 229-236.
  20. Li, H. X., Al-Hussein, M. and Lei, Z. (2011). “Incentive GA-based time-cost trade-off analysis across BOT project concession period.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38(2), 166-174.
  21. Manrique, J. D., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A., Safouhi, H., and Nasseri, R. (2011) “Combinatorial algorithm for optimizing wood framing designs.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(3), 188-197.
  22. Mah, D., Manrique, J., Yu, H., and Al-Hussein, M. (2011). “House construction CO2 footprint quantification: A BIM approach.” Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Emerald Publishing, 11(2), 161-178.
  23. Hermann, U. H., Hasan, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2011). “Innovative system for off-the-ground rotation of long objects using mobile cranes.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(7), 478-485.
  24. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Hermann, U. H., Safouhi, H. (2010). “Interactive and dynamic integrated module for mobile cranes supporting system design.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 136(2), 179-186.
  25. Alex, D. P., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A., and Fernando, S. (2010). “Artificial Neural Network model for cost estimation: City of Edmonton’s Water and Sewer Installation Services.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136(7), 745-756.
  26. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A., and Telyas, A. (2009). “Industrialization of the construction process.” Canadian Civil Engineer, 26(5), 10-12.
  27. Yu, H., Tweed, T., Al-Hussein, M, and Nasseri, R. (2009). “Development of lean model for house construction using value stream mapping.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 135(8), 782-790.
  28. Sharma, V., Al-Hussein, M., and Safouhi, H. (2008). “Asset Levels of Service based decision support system for municipal infrastructure investment: An integrated model.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, 14(3), 193-200.
  29. Mah, D. and Al-Hussein, M. (2008). “An integrated evaluation framework for sustainable residential construction.” International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(6), 129-136.
  30. Al-Hussein, M., Mah, D., and Manrique, J. D. (2008). “Automated design to support sustainable residential construction.” Canadian Civil Engineer, 25(3), 19-22.
  31. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., Nasseri, R., and Cheng J. J. R. (2008). “Sustainable Precast Concrete Foundation System for Residential Construction.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35(2), 190-199.
  32. Kung, D., Alex, D. P., Al-Hussein, M., and Fernando, S. (2008). “Application of lean thinking to improve the productivity of water and sewer service installations.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35(4), 418-430.
  33. Sharma, V., Al-Hussein, M., Safouhi, H., and Bouferguène, A. (2008). “Municipal infrastructure asset Levels of Service assessment for investment decisions using analytic hierarchy process.” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 14(3), 193-200.
  34. Hammad, A., Wang, H., Zhang, C., Al-Hussein, M, and Cardinal, G. (2007). “Equipment workspace analysis in infrastructure projects.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(10), 1247-1256. (2 citations, Scopus)
  35. Sharma, V., Abel, J., Al-Hussein, M., Lennerts, K., and Pfründer, U. (2007). “Simulation application for resource allocation in facility management processes in hospitals.” Facilities, 25(13/14), 493-506. Emerald Publishers, Bradford, England. This paper received the 2008 Outstanding Paper Award. (2 citations, Scopus)
  36. Chehayeb, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Flynn, P. (2007). “An integrated methodology for collecting, classifying and analyzing Canadian construction court cases.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(2), 177-188.
  37. Manrique, J. D., Al-Hussein, M., Telyas, A., and Funston, G. (2007). “Constructing a complex precast tilt-up-panel structure utilizing an optimization model, 3D CAD and animation.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133(3), 199-207. (4 citations, Scopus)
  38. Manrique, J. D., Al-Hussein, M., Telyas, A., and Funston, G. (2007). “Case study-based challenges of quality concrete finishing for architecturally complex structures.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133(3), 208-216. (3 citations, Scopus)
  39. Devila, L., Al-Hussein, M., AbouRizk, S., Mohamed, Y., and Hermann, R. U. (2007). “Simulation-based scheduling of module assembly yards with logical and physical constraints.” Engineering Construction and Architecture Management, 14(3), 293-311. Emerald Publishers, Bradford, England. (5 citations, Scopus)
  40. Chehayeb, A. and Al-Hussein, M. (2006). “Using Artificial Neural Networks for predicting the outcome of Canadian construction litigation claims.” AACE International Transactions, CDR.18.1-CDR.18.6.
  41. Fofanah, J. B., Al-Hussein, M., Safouhi, H., and Bouferguène, A. (2006). “Postwar reconstruction: Sustainability approach using hamming distance and analytic hierarchy process concepts - A case study of Sierra Leone.” International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, 3(1), 27-42.
  42. Al-Hussein, M., Kumar, J., Sharma, V., and Mah, D. (2006). “A Knowledge-based automated development permit approval process in the housing industry.” International Journal of Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management, 13(3), 290-306.
  43. Sharma, V., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2006). “Residential construction lot grading approval process optimization: Case study of City of Edmonton.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(12), 1225-1233.
  44. Agbulos, A. C., Mohamed, Y., Al-Hussein, M., AbouRizk, S., and Roesch, J. (2006). “Application of lean concepts and simulation analysis to improve efficiency of drainage operations maintenance crews.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(3), 291-299. (2 citations, Scopus)
  45. Appleton, B., Niaz, M., AbouRizk, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2006). “Priority rating logic simulation model for tower crane operations management.” Journal of Construction Research, 7(1/2), 133-147. (2 citations, Scopus)
  46. Al-Hussein, M., Athar Niaz, M., Yu, H. and Kim, H. (2005). “Integrating 3D visualization and simulation for tower crane operations on construction sites.” Automation in Construction, 15(5), 554-562. (6 citations, Scopus)
  47. Al-Hussein, M., Vanderstar, A., and Kandanala, R. (2005). “D-PIPE: A man-hour rates data warehouse for estimating industrial pipe work construction.” Cost Engineering, 47(6), 24-29.
  48. Kandanala, R., Al-Hussein, M., and Vanderstar, A. (2005). “Automation of pre-bidding process for construction projects.” Cost Engineering, 47(6), 30-34. (1 citation, Scopus)
  49. Al-Hussein, M. and Yu, H. (2005). “Mitigating risk for critical crane operation through 3D Modelling and animation.” Canadian Civil Engineer, 22, 18-21.
  50. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (2005). “Optimization algorithm for selection and on site location of mobile cranes.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131(5), 579-590. (13 citations, Scopus)
  51. El-Ghandour, W. and Al-Hussein, M. (2004). “A survey of information technology applications in construction.” Construction Innovation Journal, 3, 83-98.
  52. Moselhi, O., Alkass, S., and Al-Hussein, M. (2004). “Innovative 3D Modelling for selecting and locating mobile cranes.” Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management, 11(5), 373-380. (2 citations, Scopus)
  53. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (2001). “An algorithm for mobile crane selection and location on construction sites.” Construction Innovation Journal, 1, 91-105.
  54. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (2000). “D-Crane: Database system for utilization of cranes.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 27(6), 1130-1138. (8 citations, Scopus)


Conference Proceedings


    1. Li, H. X., Yu, H., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Chmiel, D. (2014). “An empirical study on the sustainability of panelized residential building construction.” Proceedings, International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction, Hunan, China, Sep. 19-22.

    2. 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.

    3. Lei, Z., Han, S., Bouferguène, 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.

    4. Han, S., Lei, Z., Bouferguène, 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.

    5. Liu, H., Lu, M., and Al-Hussein, M. (2014). “BIM-based simulation system for optimized scheduling in panelized construction projects.” Proceedings, 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), Sydney, Australia, Jul. 9-11.

    6. 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.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 19-21, 2255-2265.

    7. 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, May 19-21, 494-503.

    8. 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, 1666-1675.

    9. 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 of Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (ConVR), London, UK, Oct. 30-31.

    10. Han, S. H., Hasan, S., Lei, Z., Altaf, M., and Al-Hussein (2013). “A framework for crane selection in large-scale industrial construction projects.” Proceedings, ISG International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, Aug. 11-15.
    11. Lei, Z., Taghaddos, H., Hermann, U., and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). “Integrating mobile crane lift path checks into an industrial crane management system.” Proceedings, ISG International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) Conference, Montréal, QC, Canada, Aug. 11-15.
    12. Younes, B., Bouferguène, 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.
    13. Zaman, H., Bouferguène, 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.
    14. 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.
    15. Han, S. H., Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Gökçe, K. U., and Bouferguène, A. (2012). Simulation of mobile crane operations in 3D space. Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 9-12.
    16. Li, X., Sharmin, T., Gökçe, H. U., Gül, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Morrow, D. (2012). “An integrated monitoring framework for geothermal space-heating systems in residential buildings, Fort McMurray.” Proceedings, 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sep. 2-5.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. 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.
    20. Moghadam, M., Al-Hussein, M., and Gökçe, K. U. (2012). “Automation of modular construction manufacturing through an integrated BIM/Lean model using the IFC schema.” Proceedings, ISG International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) Conference, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Jun. 26-29.
    21. Afifi, M., Parke, B., and Al-Hussein, M. (2012). “Integrated approach for older adult friendly home staircase design.” Proceedings, ISG 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.
    22. Alwisy, A., Al-Hussein, M., and Al-Jibouri, S. H. (2012). “BIM approach for automated drafting and design for modular construction manufacturing.” Proceedings, 2012 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, Jun. 17-20.
    23. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguène, A. (2012). “3D-Modelling for crane selection and logistic for modular construction on-site assembly.” Proceedings, 2012 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, Jun. 17-20.
    24. Zaman, H., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, 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.
    25. 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.
    26. 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.
    27. 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, 1271-1280.
    28. 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.
    29. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, 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.
    30. Han, S. H., Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Al-Jibouri, S., and Bouferguène, 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.
    31. 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.
    32. 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, 491-496.
    33. 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, 292-297.
    34. 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.
    35. 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 Engineering Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun. 14-17
    36. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Gillis, P. (2010). “Advanced simulation of tower crane operation utilizing System Dynamics Modelling and Lean principles.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, Dec. 5-8.
    37. Hasan, S., Al-Hussein, M., and Gillis, P. (2010). “Advanced simulation of tower crane operation utilizing System Dynamics Modelling and Lean principles.” Proceedings, Winter Simulation Conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, Dec. 5-8.
    38. Alwisy, A. and Al-Hussein, M. (2010). “Automation in drafting and design for modular construction manufacturing utilizing 2D CAD and parametric Modelling.” Proceedings, International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Nottingham, UK, Jun. 30-Jul. 2, Paper 167.
    39. 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.
    40. Olearczyk, J., Hermann, U., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A. (2010). “Spatial trajectory analysis for cranes operations on construction sites.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8-10, 359-368.
    41. 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.
    42. Manrique, J.D., Al-Hussein, M., and Bouferguène, A. (2009). “Integrated design system for the home building industry.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on CIB Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, Jun. 10-12, 141-156.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.
    43. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A., and Safouhi, H. (2009). “Construction automation for modular assembly operation.” Proceedings, 1st International Conference on CIB Integrated Design Solutions, Espoo, Finland, Jun. 10-12, 349-362
    44. 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, 386-395. (Won best paper award in Computing, Education and Research)
    45. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A., and Telyas, A. (2009). “Virtual construction automation for modular assembly operation.” Proceedings, Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA, USA, Apr. 5-7, 406-415.
    46. 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, Dec. 7-10, 2471-2478.
    47. 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.
    48. 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.
    49. Manrique, J. D., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, 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, 398-406.
    50. Olearczyk J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, 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, 315-327.
    51. 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, 83-93.
    52. 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, 417-425.
    53. 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, 2066-2072.
    54. Manrique, J. D., Al-Hussein, M., Nasseri, R., and Bouferguène, 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.
    55. 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.
    56. 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.
    57. 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.
    58. 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, 2, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, Jun. 6-9, 1152-1162.
    59. 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, 1211-1222.
    60. Yu, H., Tweed, T., Al-Hussein, M., and Nasseri, R. (2007). “Redesign production process in residential construction using Value Stream Mapping.” Construction Research Congress, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, May 6-8.
    61. 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.
    62. Manrique, J. D., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, 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.
    63. 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.
    64. Fofanah, J.B., Al-Hussein, M., Safouhi, H., and Bouferguène, 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.
    65. 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.
    66. 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.
    67. Alex, D. P., A., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, 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.
    68. 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.
    69. 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.
    70. 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.
    71. 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.
    72. 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.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, 1193-1202.
    73. 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.
    74. 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.
    75. 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, 438-444.
    76. 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.
    77. 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.
    78. 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.
    79. 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.
    80. 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.
    81. 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.
    82. 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.
    83. 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.
    84. Al-Hussein, M., Alkass, S., and Moselhi, O. (1999). “3-D animation for planning crane operations.” Proceedings, 16th IAARC/IFAC/IEEE International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Madrid, Spain, Sep. 22-24, 151-156.
    85. 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.
    86. 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, 85-94.
    87. 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, 2:1253-1264.
    88. 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, 433-442.
    89. 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, 107-115.
    90. 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, 240-250.
    91. 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, 43-48.
    92. 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, 3:137-146.

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    Technical Reports

    1. Gül, M., Sharmin, T., Li, X., Nikolaidis, I., and Al-Hussein, M. (2013). Integrated Construction and Energy Management System for Affordable Housing in Fort McMurray. Progress report submitted to Integrated Management & Realty Ltd. (IMR) and Cormode & Dickson. 55 pages.
    2. Al-Hussein, M., Cheng, J. J. R., Ackerman, M., Gül, M., Yu, H., Zaman, H., Singh, G., Mutsuddy, R., and Alrifai, A. (2012). Evaluation of Energy Efficient Wall Systems for Mid-rise Wood Frame Buildings. Final Report to Natural Resources Canada (Value to Wood Program). 59 pages.
    3. Sharmin, T., Li, X., Al-Hussein, M., Gül, M., and Gökçe, U. (2012). Stony Mountain Plaza: Integrated Construction and Energy Management System for Affordable Housing in Fort McMurray, Alberta. 52 pages.
    4. Al-Hussein, M., Manrique, J., and Mah, D. (2009). North Ridge CO2 Analysis Report—Comparison Between Modular and Onsite Construction. Report submitted in conjunction with Integrated Management & Realty Ltd. (IMR). 21 pages.
    5. Yu, H., Al-Hussein, M., and Tweed, T. (2009). Redesign Production Process in Housing Using Lean Principles and Value Stream Mapping. Report for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). 58 pages.
    6. Olearczyk, J., Al-Hussein, M., Bouferguène, A., and Telyas, A. (2007). Crane Layout Optimization for Five New Student Residence Buildings at Muhlenberg, MacGregor Village in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Final Report for Kullman Building Corporation, Lebanon, New Jersey.
    7. 2005. Report to the City of Edmonton Drainage Services Department on the findings and recommendations made for Drainage Services crew efficiency. 250 pages.
    8. 2005. Report to the City of Edmonton Drainage Services Department on the findings and recommendations made for the use of trenchless technology and the enhancement of as built drawings and information. 110 pages.
    9. 2005. Report to the City of Edmonton Land Development Department on the findings and recommendations made for complaint handling and lot-grading process improvement. 130 pages.
    10. Agbulos, A. C., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2002). Physical Demands Analysis of Drainage Operations Crews. Report for the City of Edmonton Asset Management and Public Works: Drainage Services Department.
    11. Agbulos, A. C., Al-Hussein, M., and AbouRizk, S. (2002). Work Analysis Study of the City of Edmonton Drainage Operations Maintenance Activities. Report for the City of Edmonton Asset Management and Public Works: Drainage Services Department. (This report includes the productivity standards which the City of Edmonton Drainage Section has implemented on their maintenance crews.)
    12. Al-Hussein, M. (1998). D-Crane. User Manual for Concordia University and GUAY Cranes.
    13. Al-Hussein, M. (1998). Crane Advisor. User Manual for Concordia University and GUAY Cranes.