Amirali Shalwani

Amirali Shalwani
University of Kansas | KU · Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is introduced to a lot of innovations and changes in various types such as technology (software and hardware informational systems), management process (alternative project delivery, alternative procurement methods, and process improvements), and business structure (mergers, acquisition...
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In today’s rapidly changing market, effective organizational change adoption has become a core competency for many Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) organizations to maintain competitiveness. Many barriers and hindrances stand in the way of the successful adoption of an organizational change initiative, with employee’s resistance to...
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The architecture, engineering, and construction industry is introduced to a lot of innovations in various areas such as technology, management process, and business structure. The industry is rapidly adopting changes to cope with the current market. Many change initiatives fail to achieve their intended outcomes due to multiple barriers such as emp...
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Purpose The Project Management Body of Knowledge recommends the use of issue logs as a best practice to minimize the potential project cost and schedule growth. Although the broader topic of project control has been widely studied in the construction literature, the specific application of issue logs has remained relatively understudied. This study...
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Public institutions seek to maintain their built-environment assets by allocating sizable budgets to small construction projects that renovate or expand upon existing facilities. Small building projects can encounter many issues, which must be effectively managed by the project team to avoid negative performance outcomes. Yet relatively little rese...
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Small building construction projects are common in the public institutional sector, resulting in cumulative portfolios that are quite sizable for institutions to oversee. Despite their collective volume, relatively little research has focused on the performance of such projects. This study investigated a sample of 881 small building construction pr...
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Cost and schedule growth have been a heavily studied topic within the construction industry, particularly related to the horizontal sector or within the context of projects of substantial size. Yet relatively little research has focused on smaller project sizes within the facilities operation and maintenance sector, which were comprised of vertical...
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It has become widely understood throughout the construction industry that a direct linear relationship exists between project cost overruns and schedule delays. Much of this relationship is a product of identifiable risks encountered due to issues resulting from contractor's capabilities, owner's change in scope, designer's caused errors and omissi...
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The procurement processes used in the alternative contracting methods of design-build (DB) and construction manager at risk (CMAR) are heavily focused on best-value and qualifications-based selection. However, previous research has not examined the effectiveness of owners' evaluation criteria in differentiating among competing bidders. The objectiv...
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Construction projects are fraught with risks. These if occur can impact both cost and schedule of the project. Studies on risk management plan and its phases, risk-based-procurement, risk-based-delivery method selection, and risk-based-bidding, can be found in abundance in literature. However, very little to no research has been conducted to analyz...
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Group assignments are an important aspect of engineering and construction curriculum, which help students build their skillset in collaboration, teamwork, and communication. GPA, GRE, TOEFL scores, or other grading scale which reflect student academic performance, have been used in grouping student. Many previous researches have also been conducted...
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Many researchers have tried to predict the factors that can influence the performance of individuals. Similarly, performance of construction engineering and management students in colleges have also been a topic of research for many researcher, for many feel performances in college has an influence on the performance in the construction industry. P...
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Although the procurement of architectural and engineering (A/E) consultants has traditionally followed Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS), owners have begun to utilize cost evaluations with increasing regularity. A/E professional associations have widely viewed this as a threat to their profession and have established guidelines stating that owne...
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Owner organizations are increasingly using alternative project delivery methods of design-build (DB) and construction manager at risk (CMAR). Documented advantages of these delivery methods include the opportunity to improve project constructability, value engineering, innovativeness, and collaboration. The experience, qualifications, and technical...
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In 1972, the Brooks Act established qualifications-based selection at the federal level, requiring the U.S. Federal Government to procure architectural and engineering (A/E) consultants based upon their experience and capability rather than cost. Yet at the state, municipal, and local levels, as well as in the private sector, best value procurement...

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