Amin Alvanchi

Amin Alvanchi
Sharif University of Technology | SHARIF · Management and Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy
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Introduction
Amin Alvanchi currently works at the Construction Engineering and Management Group, Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology. His research interest is in the areas of Building Information Modeling, Contract Administration, Construction Operation Simulation, Project Management Systems, Sustainability in Construction.
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Safety has been one of the main concerns in the construction industry in recent years. Construction fatalities, injuries, and accidents impose unrecoverable losses and enormous costs every year. Despite all advancements in new methods, tools, equipment, and regulations, the rate of accidents, especially in fatal four, has not considerably improved....
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Establishing high-quality communication in construction projects is essential to securing successful collaboration and maintaining understanding among project stakeholders. Indeed, poor communication results in low productivity, poor efficiency, and substandard deliverables. While high-quality communication is recognized as contingent on the interp...
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Despite the seismic vulnerability of non-structural Exterior Infill Walls (EIWs), their resilient design has received minimal attention. This study addresses the issue by proposing a novel framework for predicting possible damage states of EIWs. The framework benefits from an automated combination of Building Information Modeling as a visualized 3D...
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The emergence of COVID-19 has been changing in the world since 2020 and prompted social, cultural, and economic systems to adjust their structures, routines, and processes. The economic aspects of the pandemic appeared soon, and many industries changed their workflow and procedures through a mandatory or recommended quarantine. Knowing the impact o...
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The construction industry accounts for a considerable portion of work-related accidents annually. Taking appropriate pre-construction measures can significantly lessen the probability of these accidents occurring. An essential step toward achieving this goal is identifying the unsafe attributes before construction begins. This research introduces a...
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The use of smart and complicated technologies in manufacturing industries has brought new issues to the maintenance systems in recent years. In this research, an intensive literature review is performed to identify and classify these issues. Inspired by the recent advances that Building Information Modeling (BIM) has brought to the construction ind...
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Urban area regeneration is a matter of every municipality over time. Regeneration projects are usually cost-intensive and directly affect many vulnerable members of society. Public-private-people partnership (PPPP) is one of the adopted methods by various municipalities in these projects. Multiple players with different backgrounds and uncertaintie...
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The growing number of disasters in recent years has become a significant threat to hospital buildings' resilience and preparedness. Besides, the stochastic nature of these disasters and the complexity of the hospital building systems exacerbate the difficulty of making appropriate decisions during and after disasters. To address the issue, this res...
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Purpose Motivated by the high cost of material movements in road construction projects, past studies have used analytical methods to optimize materials logistics plans. A key shortcoming of these methods is their inability to capture the uncertain, dynamic and complex characteristics of the road construction material logistics. Failure to incorpora...
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Building envelopes and regional conditions can significantly contribute to the cost and energy performance of the buildings. Structured methods that take into account the impacts of both the envelope materials and the regional conditions to find the most feasible envelope materials within a region, however, are still missing. This study responds to...
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Inefficient project planning and control have been identified as the main contributor to the reduced performance of the construction industry in Iran. Meanwhile, improper use of planning and control software packages (PPCSPs) in these projects can be a key factor in this reduced performance. This study investigates different aspects of the PPCSP ap...
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Purpose Dams require high-volume of construction materials and operations over the life cycle. This paper aims to select a proper type of dam structure that can significantly contribute to the sustainability of dam projects. Design/methodology/approach This research proposes a complementary fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission asse...
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Workers' absence considerably a ects the performance of labor-intensive construction projects. Identifying such absence patterns assists construction project managers in preparing proper project organization, reducing the absence rate, and improving the project performance. Despite its critical role, no study has investigated the absence pattern in...
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Urbanization growth and aging infrastructures necessitate new infrastructure construction projects in congested urban areas. Urban construction projects interrupt the regular on-road vehicle traffic flow that affects air pollution concentration in the adjacent areas. The project schedule, however, is a possible contributor to the air pollution whic...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the current status of old texture in the country in comparison with other countries in the world and to study the laws governing this field. The issue of old texture renewal is pervasive in the world, with the government, the private sector and the public heavily involved and paving the way for various social...
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The high vehicle congestion is the main contributing factor to air pollution originated from the engine’s combustion in many urban areas. Grade separation projects have been used to solve this problem and have resulted in overall air pollution reduction in many cases. Many grade separation projects are constructed near sensitive urban locations acc...
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Purpose Many construction projects are implemented in open-environment job sites and can be significantly affected by various weather conditions. Evaluating the overall impacts of the weather conditions on a project can assist project managers to prepare effectively. Nevertheless, methods measuring the overall adverse impacts of the job sites’ weat...
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Improving management of complex and congested facilities in hospital buildings is a potential point for both reducing money spent and enhancing quality level of the medical services provided in public hospitals of Iran. Although building information modeling (BIM) is identified as an effective tool for improving facility management (FM), use of adv...
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Purpose Safety and productivity are key concerns in the construction projects. While safety looks to the construction workers need to work in a safe environment, productivity affects the project’s profitability and is of a paramount importance from the project owner’s view. The different perspective to the safety and productivity from these two maj...
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Nowadays, air pollution is one of the most important issues in the field of transportation engineering and planning. Any changes in a transportation network, such as construction of bridges and grade separations, influence air pollution during construction and operation stages. It is necessary to determine construction scheduling of such urban infr...
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Most of the energy consumed in the country is spent on heating and cooling of buildings. The use of various materials in building construction can have a significant impact on thermal exchange and energy dissipation in buildings. To investigate this, in this research, the use of different materials in building external walls of a building based on...
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Safety hazards are one of the major challenges facing construction industry across the globe. Despite a growing literature on assessment of construction safety, the majority of the existing studies are descriptive in nature, do not capture the specific conditions of construction operations and provide one-size-fits-all strategies for enhancing the...
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Construction projects are usually labour intensive, and human resource (HR) issues contribute significantly to a project’s final costs. From this perspective, a tool that can help construction managers reduce their HR costs can potentially generate improvement in the project cost. In this paper we propose a simulation-based approach that sheds ligh...
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Off-site construction has become an inseparable part of many construction projects and can increase the productivity and quality of construction projects. Off-site construction involves the application of a significant portion of the required operations to construction elements by off-site fabrication shops in a more controlled and equipped work en...
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A special purpose simulation template (SPST) provides a specially built and easily understandable set of modeling elements targeted system managers who are not necessarily familiar with the simulation modeling concepts. Nevertheless, most construction managers fall into this category of the managers. In this research we have developed a SPST which...
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The effects of different aspects of working hours on performance, including length of work and rest periods, time of day, and amount of set overtime, have been studied separately by scholars from different disciplines, including construction. Most of these studies have accounted for specific factors and for specific types of work. Current approache...
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Canadian construction companies experience unacceptable rates of worker injury compared to other Canadian companies and construction companies in other developed countries. This highlights potential room for improvement in their occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS). In parallel to the OHSMS, most construction companies have thei...
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Construction system modeling aims to improve construction work performance by tracking the dynamic behaviors of construction systems. More accurate system modeling can be achieved by considering the mutual effects of construction operations on the context level of the system. Hybrid models of discrete event simulation (DES) and system dynamics aim...
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This paper presents an automated and integrated project monitoring and control framework that facilitates decision making by enabling project managers to take corrective actions immediately after deviations occur and to mitigate potential damage to ongoing steel fabrication projects. An automated data acquisition system integrated with computer sim...
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Construction managers struggle with both the best combination of skilled and unskilled workers and the best hiring and firing policies for maximizing company profit. Unskilled workers have reduced performance and training is time-consuming and expensive, but skilled workers are hard to find, typically demand higher wages, and can be harder to retai...
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Structural steel fabrication is influenced by both operation and context level effective factors. Usually the mechanisms through which operation level effective factors (e.g. capacity of equipment and operation sequences) affect the fabrication shop are properly documented within a variety of methods such as equipment manuals, job instructions, sta...
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Hybrid models of System Dynamics (SD) and Discrete Event Simulation (DES) in the construction industry aim to provide decision makers with more accurate analysis. However, there are certain issues that can limit the applicability of SD-DES hybrid models for real construction job situations. Meaningful Level of Change (MLC) is a concept that has bee...
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Construction systems and projects comprise complex combinations of subsystems, processes, operations, and activities. Discrete Event Simulation (DES) has been used extensively for modeling construction systems, addressing system complexity, and analyzing system behavior. However, while DES is a powerful tool for capturing operations as they occur i...
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In this research a risk analysis and management (RAM) system is divided into three main phases: recognition, evaluation and mitigation. Although the recognition and evaluation phases usually follow systematic structures so that related developed methods can be applied in different kinds of projects, the mitigation phase might be completely differen...

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