Aftab Hameed Memon

Aftab Hameed Memon
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology · Department of Civil Engineering

PhD

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December 2018 - present
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
June 2018 - December 2018
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
December 2007 - July 2014
Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science and Technology
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
December 2009 - April 2013
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
July 2004 - November 2005
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Field of study
  • Construction Management
February 1997 - June 2002

Publications

Publications (100)
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To reduce the consumption of cement in construction industry has been a hot area of consideration now days due to high evolution of CO2 gases during its production. Since decades efforts are made to replace cement with cementitious materials; minerals, agricultural, industrial by products etc. A few are fly ash, ground granulated blast furnace slag...
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Energy is one of the most fundamental elements to drive economic development. Therefore, it is a significant element of the economic development of UAE. United Arab Emirates (UAE) is keen to exploit the benefits of AI to deliver clean, secure, affordable energy. Thus this paper studied the benefits and user expectations if AI is adopted in the ener...
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Construction waste is a global concern among the practitioners and has got attention of the researchers for many years. This issue is serious in construction industry of Pakistan also and various researchers have contributed in addressing it. This paper identified design and procurement related factors and assessed their risk level in causing const...
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In recent years, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is much popularized as construction design approach. It is very useful in providing the necessary information for any project before it is built. BIM implementation has demonstrated several merits; however practitioners have also reported some demerits and barriers which restrict the adoption of...
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Changes during construction is one of the critical issues faced in the construction industry. Effective management of construction changes will reduce the financial burden faced in construction projects due to cost overrun, and practitioners will be able to complete projects on time. On the other hand, construction changes exert severe effects on p...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proved a very effective technique in reducing complexity and making suitable quick decisions for achieving success. Artificial Intelligence is an emerging area and growing fast. It is used successfully in various fields. In UAE also, AI is being used in several sectors. Now the government of UAE has promoted AI in th...
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This paper focused on studying the factors affecting PMO implementation in the construction industry. A PLS-SEM model was developed for achieving this objective. The model used 171 survey data sets consisting the model was developed and evaluated using SmartPLS software. Model evaluation at the measurement level found that it has achieved the conve...
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The global enhancement in the construction of megaprojects during the last few decades has triggered competition in project management. Achieving successful completion of projects is the fundamental need that requires understanding the critical factors that govern the productive accomplishment of tasks within due time and budget, simultaneously mai...
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The construction industry is characterized as complex, fragmented, dynamic, and involves many parties. Therefore effective communication for information sharing is essential to overcome these challenges. A comprehensive review of previously published literature and questionnaire survey was done to collect this study's data. 161 responses collected...
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This research aims to stride for the most persuasive factors affecting the selection of procurement delivery methods and aid in decision preferences to the public sector clients to select the right procurement delivery method when their preferences vary over parameters such as time, cost, quality, risk, etc. Technique for order preference by simila...
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This paper adds to the existing body of knowledge on green procurement approaches and sustainability theories for procurement management. It provides practical factors that can directly help the practitioners in implementing green procurement in construction projects. Green procurement is a new era in the construction industry of Pakistan. Thus, th...
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The failure of construction projects could be attributed to several challenges that emerged during the construction process. Nine major challenges were uncovered from the literature: resource allocation, time, cost, quality, safety, project complexity, changes, uncertainties, and communication. A survey was carried out among professionals having a...
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Waste generation is a major issue faced by construction projects. Construction waste has adverse effects the time, cost, productivity and economy of the industry. There are different causes of waste generation in different countries of the world. An extensive literature was carried out to identify the common factors of construction waste generation...
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Construction time and cost are basic parameters for measuring project performance. Unfortunately, construction projects are facing poor time and cost performance globally. This poor performance is occurred due to several factors among which resource related factors play very important role. Hence, it is very essential to control the factors affecti...
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UAE construction industry frequently faces poor cost performance which commonly known as cost overrun problem. This problem is resulted from several factors and it is important to identify these cost overrun factors in order to avoid and minimize it. Hence, this paper focused on determined the relevancy of factors affecting cost performance in cons...
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Achieving completion of the projects within stipulated cost is the fundamental requirement of any client involved in construction projects. Especially when the projects are fundedby government with the revenue generated from public where it supposed to produce more development with less investment. Unfortunately, many of the construction projects f...
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This paper assessed the occurrence and severity level of various factors causing time and cost overrun in construction projects of Pakistan. Investigation was carried out through questionnaire form prepared based on 55 common factors identified from literature. Survey was done amongst the representatives of the contractors involved in handling cons...
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The contractor is the primary stakeholder in materializing a project concept. For the successful completion of any project, it is compulsory for the contractor to have relevant experience. The selection of the appropriate contractor depends on various criteria. This study aims to study these selection criteria. Based on 71 questionnaire forms recei...
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Flowability is one of the prime characteristics of good concrete and plays a key role in Self Compacting Concrete (SCC). This study assesses the flowability of SCC with reduced cement content which is replaced by fly ash. Several mixes were prepared by using 5% to 30% fly ash. From the experimental work it was realized that by adjusting a suitable...
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Time and cost performance is key criteria for measuring success of any work. Unfortunately, like other countries of the world, Pakistani construction projects are also suffering from poor time and cost performance. This poor performance is resulted by different reasons which are essential to uncover and control. This paper has addressed the issue o...
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Nowadays, the construction industry faces numerous problems, among which, managing construction and demolition waste are of key concern. As this waste is a threat to the environment and it demands significant financial resources to be tackled. Though human being can think in multi-dimension, but to consider all the contributing attributes for waste...
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Construction projects are considered crucial in every developed and developing country from the perspective of economic and social development. Thus, it is mandatory to achieve successful completion of the project. Efficient production is one of the significant criteria in ensuring the success of projects. An efficient production, labour productivi...
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The construction sector is responsible for providing fundamental physical structure required for living and survival of human life. Increased development works have led in resulting the massive amount of waste generation in developing countries. Due to poor management system on sites, it has become more crucial and exerts several negative impacts o...
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Cost escalation is a ubiquitous problem, especially in Government organizations. Though bigger projects encompass escalation cost, in smaller projects, it is generally ignored. Several internal and external factors are responsible for the undesirably increased cost of a project. Among them some are tangible, and some are intangible. The scope of th...
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There is a philosophy in the construction industry to reduce the cost of a project by reducing construction waste and improving productivity. With lower expenses, lean construction emphasizes the cost of the project at a minimum cost. Globally, the philosophy has gained a wide range of popularity in the construction sector. The Lean Construction ha...
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Construction waste is a worldwide problem and is produced at most of the construction sites. Every year, a large quantity of construction waste is being produced at construction sites due to C&D activities. They have a huge impact on cost, time, productivity and sustainability. in Pakistan’s construction industry, the construction waste is of great...
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Motivating public and private construction firms to implement various management systems in their firms is not a simple job. Especially in Pakistan, management system is a new practice, most of the construction firms are not aware about the benefits of management system and what will be achieved after the implementation of management system. The im...
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Flour milling is considered the oldest trade industry, initiated at least 6000 years ago. Like every other industry, numerous problems arise during functioning and maintenance operations. The production process involves the breakdown of grains to separate their outer covering and inner endosperm grinding to fine flour particles. Workers serving in...
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Truly representative precipitation map generation of mountain regions is a difficult task. Due to poor gauge representativity, complex topography and uneven density factors make the generation of representative precipitation maps a very difficult task. To generate representative precipitation maps, this study focused on analyzing four different map...
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Solid waste is a great threat not only to the economy of any country but for the environment too. The public through various sources generate tons of solid waste regularly. In the era of globalization, one of the rising issues of developing and under developed countries is handling such huge masses of solid waste. Hyderabad is the 2nd largest city...
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Any organization's performance depends on profitability which depends on several adopted criteria. The preference and level of adoption of these criteria varies, on different industries. This study focuses on investigating the criteria of profitability in the construction industry. This investigation involves a survey to seek the perception of the...
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Labor’s health and safety (H&S) is a matter of concern for all industries. Occurrence of accidents in industries is becoming a common issue. Both white collar and blue-collar workers are not shielded from materials that damage their health. This study identifies the critical factors affecting labor’s H&S in Hyderabad, Pakistan industries. The aware...
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A growing demand for private capital to build public infrastructures has been observed. In efforts to cater private finance and technical expertise, governments around the world are continuously deregulating infrastructure operations protocols. Nevertheless, to protect the public from any potential loss, a series of Value for Money (VFM) tests are...
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This study has attempted to unveil barriers and potential opportunities for developing transportation public private partnerships (PPPs) in Pakistan. A list of barriers and motivational factors have been identified through literature review and then expert group discussions. Statistical analysis is then performed to comprehend the significance of f...
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Waste generation issue in construction has attained an alarming situation globally, as it does not only affect the project success, but also creates an environmental problem. The interior regions of the Sindh, a province of Pakistan, are one of the least developed regions in the country. Due to its low economic development, the traditional construc...
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Students constitute a major portion of travel demand of a local transportation industry. This phenomena is very much true for certain cities of the Sindh province of Pakistan. Despite less developed and relatively remote locations, each of these cities1 hold three to four major universities, which not only accommodates 70% of the provincial higher...
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Pakistan is a developing country, where the construction industry is facing serious problems of time overrun. However, this study reveals that hardly few projects are completed within the stipulated time. This research focuses on identifying the causative factors of time overrun in construction projects of Sindh. Questionnaire survey was carried ou...
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Pakistan is a developing country, where the construction industry is facing serious problems of time overrun. However, this study reveals that hardly few projects are completed within the stipulated time. This research focuses on identifying the causative factors of time overrun in construction projects of Sindh. Questionnaire survey was carried ou...
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Construction projects are facing time and cost overrun globally. Since, this problem occurs due to various factors, hence for achieving successful construction projects, it is very important to control the responsible factors causing time and cost overrun. This study assessed the relevancy for each mitigation measures in relation with causative fac...
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Construction waste generation is a common problem in the construction industry of Malaysia. This generation of construction waste is occurred due to several factors. Each factor has a different level of risk on the construction performance which is important to determine for effective waste management. Hence, this study is conducted to determine th...
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This study has assessed the implementation level of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry of Malaysia. It also investigated several computer software packages facilitating BIM and challenges affecting its implementation. Data collection for this study was carried out using questionnaire survey among the construction pract...
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a new approach of construction design. It does not only facilitate the digital representation for designs but also provides all the necessary information for any project before it is constructed. Despite this advantage, the adoption of BIM in Malaysian construction is very low. Motivated by this, current study...
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This study has identified the significant factors causing time overrun in Malaysian construction industry. Investigation through survey was carried out in central and southern parts of Malaysian among the respondents from three categories i.e. client, consultant and contractors. The feedback was received from 75 respondents against 300 companies co...
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Controlling time and cost overrun of construction projects is very crucial in achieving successful completion of any projects. Unfortunately, construction industry today is facing a major risk in achieving completion of project within estimated time and cost. This risk is caused by various factors. Aiming to treat this problem, this study presents...
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Variation Order (VO) is a common phenomenon in construction projects. It involves an amendment of the original scope of work as in the contract. VO is caused from various factors. Variations often cause disputes and dissatisfactions among the parties involved in construction projects. Thus, it is very important to control VOs in a construction proj...
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Background: Life Cycle Management (LCM) has been employed in the management of construction projects worldwide for many years in order to reduce whole life cost, time, risk and for improving the service to owners. Despite an increasing enthusiasm to propose the LCM practice as a useful approach in an environmental context, the adoption and applicat...
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This study uncovered inhibiting factors to cost performance in large construction projects of Malaysia. Questionnaire survey was conducted among clients and consultants involved in large construction projects. In the questionnaire, a total of 35 inhibiting factors grouped in 7 categories were presented to the respondents for rating significant leve...
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Construction industry continues to be a driving force in the growth of the nation’s socio-economic development. Hence, construction industry is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, many of the construction projects fail in achieving desired performance specifically performance of time and cost as targeted. This is resulted due to various reasons. One of...
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PPP is an alternative procurement method being adopted for public infrastructure development worldwide. In PPP method, public sector invites private agencies to bring their capital and technical assets for executing public projects. PPP is being popularized worldwide for its potential benefits. However, a number of projects with PPP process are fai...
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Construction projects are often facing a severe problem of variations. The variations are caused by numerous factors. These variations have significant effect on the project performance especially the quality of the works. This paper has investigated the probability of occurrence of various factors of variations and the relative responsible party c...
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This paper presents the concept and the protocol in developing a Decision Support System (DSS) in which the system enables to trigger the construction waste generation factors. Once these factors been determined, the system will be able to provide options for controlling the generation of the waste. The system applies the rulebased reasoning in dec...
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Public Private Partnership PPP procurement method is being popularized worldwide. It is very useful for handling very large public projects through a joint venture arrangement between government and private sector. This paper is a review paper focusing on understanding of PPP mechanism and its modes of application. It also explores various contract...
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Aim of Study: Aim of this study is to identify the barriers to implanting LCA implementation in building projects of Libya. Need of Study: LCA implementation is very low in Libyan building projects as it is a new concept for practitioners of Libya. This might be because of various reasons. Hence, this study focused on identifying major barriers t...
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Housing is one of the basic needs of human. Population in Malaysia is increasing and expected to reach up to 35 million in year 2020. This phenomenon creates high demand for housing. To tackle the squatter problems, the government introduces low-cost housing. Low cost house is known as the government house, where the price is cheaper but still comf...
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Aim of Study: This study has focused on investigating procurement strategies adopted in MARA large construction projects. It also identified various factor affecting construction cost performance of MARA large construction projects. Need of Study: Very rarely MARA projects are finished within estimated project cost. For improving cost performance,...
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Construction projects in Malaysia are currently facing a severe problem of time and cost overrun. It is increasing with the rapid growth in development. The problem of time and cost overrun in resulted from various factors. These factors occur in construction projects at various phases and have different level of risk which is very essential to det...