Ihab Hijazi

Ihab Hijazi
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Architecture

PhD in Geoinformatics, Associate Prof An-Najah National University, Senior scientist at TUMunich

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Introduction
Dr. Hijazi is associate professor of Geographic Information Science at Urban Planning Engineering Department, An-Najah National University in Palestine. Also, he is a senior scientist at the chair of Geoinformatics at Technical Uni of Munich. He worked as a postdoc scholar at the chair of information architecture, ETH Zurich. Dr Hijazi was a researcher at ESRI – the world leader in GIS and the Institute for Geoinformatic and Remote Sensing (IGF) at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany.
Additional affiliations
April 2008 - January 2012
Universität Osnabrück
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2000 - present
An-Najah National University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (51)
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Information models from the domains Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Urban Information Modeling (UIM) are generally considered as information silos due to their heterogeneous character. These information silos can be bridged through linking where corresponding objects are identified and linked subsequently. However, whether two objects are c...
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Long-standing attention has been given to urban vitality and its association with the built environment (BE). However, the multiplicity and complex impacts of BE factors that shape urban vitality patterns have not been fully explored. For this purpose, multisource data from 1025 communities in Wuhan, China, were combined to explore the BE vitality...
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The use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology has facilitated storage and reuse of information throughout the lifecycle of construction projects. Despite its benefits, construction industry has witnessed several obstacles in adopting BIM technology in terms of people management. This paper investigates how ADKAR model (an acronym for fi...
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Nowadays, the three-dimensional visualization of cities is becoming feasible and popular. The applications serve key sectors of urban development including architecture and urban planning. The implementation of BIM in the geospatial environment will help in evaluation of the design proposals by answering questions such as “What windows have views o...
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Purpose: This paper aims to develop an efficient model able to reduce catastrophic consequences and the significant number of victims resulting from fires at construction sites. The paper proposes probabilistic modeling aimed to minimize the probability of failure of a construction site. Methodology: The developed model in this paper consists of mo...
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Studio is critically important for design education, but few attempts have been made to demonstrate the parallels between studio factors and design performance. This paper adopts a coherent set of analyses to investigate the major studio factors and attempts to quantify the networking interactions among them. First, it describes how architectural s...
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The last decade has witnessed increasing interest in the study of urban stocks and flows. This paper provides a literature review for different studies of urban stocks and flows. The review shows that urban stocks and flows studies can be categorized according to their output and spatial resolution: The first type of studies uses a lower scale of s...
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Information mined from building information models as well as associated geographical data and Geographic Information System (GIS) analyses can increase the success of construction processes and asset management, including buildings, roads, and public facilities. The integration of information from both domains requires high expertise in both spher...
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Public construction projects in countries with economic difficulties are funded by donor organizations. These types of projects in low-income countries have been negatively influenced by the communication gap between the among, consultant and the construction contractor, which emerges because of unclear definitions of responsibilities and problems...
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Public construction projects in countries with economic difficulties are funded by donor organizations. These types of projects in low-income countries have been negatively influenced by the communication gap between the among, consultant and the construction contractor, which emerges because of unclear definitions of responsibilities and problems...
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Current data models for representing, exchanging, and storing utility networks often meet the needs of specific domains only, i.e. they do not consider the integration of different network systems, mutual relations between networks and the embedding into 3D urban space. These important prerequisites for urban analyses and simulations are met by the...
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Construction sites are susceptible to damage due to the occurrence of natural and technological hazard events such as fire and thermal flux. Therefore, project planners must adopt innovative approaches for evacuating construction sites seamlessly. This research aims to develop a model to find the least-risk paths for evacuating sites in order to di...
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Axial and visibility graph analysis models are combined with GIS and Space Syntax to study the corresponding relationship between street network and specific city life in Hankou, China, based on three scales - city, district, and community, so as to interpret the hidden structure out of complex urban form through the spatial logic of street network...
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This paper uses a case study approach to explore the extent to which the municipalities in Palestinian cities are ready to adopt GIS in their business procedures to improve service delivery and planning activities. For this purpose the business needs and data requirements of Bidya municipality which represent Palestine case were researched by adapt...
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Information mined from building information models as well as associated geographical data and GIS analyses can increase the success of construction process and asset management including roads and public facilities. This paper gives an overview of the status of Building Information Modeling (BIM) / Urban Information Modeling (UIM) integration rese...
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The goal of making cities smart and sustainable leads to an urgent need for the development of a stable information architecture which is interoperable, functional, extensible, secure and transferable. A main part of this architecture is the data infrastructure, which covers the services supporting the dynamic data collected by various sensors and...
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Construction sites contain several supporting facilities that are required to perform construction activities. These facilities may be exposed to several hazards. This may lead to adverse consequences for the whole construction process, which in turn lead to fatal accidents that have a major impact on worker and employee productivity, project compl...
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Construction sites contain several supporting facilities that are required to perform construction activities. These facilities may be exposed to several hazards. This may lead to adverse consequences for the whole construction process, which in turn lead to fatal accidents that have a major impact on worker and employee productivity, project compl...
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With increasing demands for indoor GIS, indoor routing and analysis attracts attention from both GIS and architecture worlds. This paper aimes to provide executable methods in GIS softwares eg ArcGIS for indoor path generation and to explore the possibilities for further analysis. In this paper, two methods are proposed and impletmented: Mesh and T...
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Finding a method to evaluate people’s emotional responses to urban spaces in a valid and objective way is fundamentally important for urban design practices and related policy making. Analysis of the essential qualities of urban space could be made both more effective and more accurate using innovative information techniques that have become availa...
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The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveying is now widespread and operational for several applications – quarry monitoring, archeological site surveys, forest management and 3D modeling for buildings, for instance. UAV is increasingly used by land surveyors especially for those kinds of projects. It is still ambiguous whether UAV can b...
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Abstract. This paper evaluated the use of Three-dimensional (3D) Computer Visual Materials (CVM) to support user partici-pation in the early design stages for a private house. A qualitative approach was identified in two stages. Firstly, a semi-structured interview with a sample of architectural firms was conducted, and secondly, data was collected...
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To preserve the urban fabric or characteristics in specific quarters, there is often a need to either strengthen or lessen the homogeneity of the urban fabric when inserting new buildings. Evaluating the form of urban fabric is fundamentally important for urban design practice and relevant policy making. However, the quantitative methods and attemp...
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The construction site layout planning is a complex and important task conducted by project managers and planners. It must able to face the occurrence of potential hazards like fire and blast waves, for instance. However, minimizing risk resulting from natural or technological hazards is still a scientific challenge. In the present paper, a new meth...
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The described study aims to find correlations between urban spatial configurations and human emotions. To this end, the authors measured people’s emotions while they walk along a path in an urban area using an instrument that measures skin conductance and skin temperature. The corresponding locations of the test persons were measured recorded by us...
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This paper presents two complementary methods: an approach to compute a network data-set for indoor space of a building by using its two-dimensional (2D) floor plans and limited semantic information, combined with an optimal crowd evacuation method. The approach includes three steps: (1) generate critical points in the space, (2) connect neighbour...
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The described study aims to find correlations between urban spatial configurations and human emotions. To this end, the authors measured people’s emotions while they walk along a path in an urban area using an instrument that measures skin conductance and skin temperature. The corresponding locations of the test persons were measured recorded by us...
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Comprehensive understandings to the built environment especially the urban form is a prerequisite for building a smart city. This paper is based on computational methods to examine the urban fabric of Hankou, China, as a case study. Quantitative and comparative analysis are involved to understand the characteristics on the block scale, where massiv...
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Space syntax theory was used by many researcher to determine the correlation between people behaviour and urban configuration. However, The data collected for these studies using traditional data collection methods such as questionnaire and interviews, this is associated with inaccurate and biased in data. Wireless devices and smart phones and thei...
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This chapter introduces a novel technique for post-disaster mapping and disaster scale estimation based on an integrated framework of SAR remote sensing and a 3D city model database, optical remote sensing imagery is used for validation purpose. SAR based urban damage detection is well established and has been used for many years. We have showed th...
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This paper reports a study that has been undertaken as part of an on-going project to examine the capacity of 3D city models to support thermal design of building. The two standard used for this is CityGML and gbXML. The first is an OGC standard for the exchange of 3D city information, and the second is a CAD standard to exchange of information bet...
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With modern 3D laser scanners we can acquire a large amount of 3D data in only a few minutes. This technology results in a growing number of applications ranging from the digitalization of historical artifacts to facial authentication. The modeling process demands a lot of time and work (Tim Volodine, 2007). In comparison with the other two stages,...
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In city marketing, different applications require the evaluation of the visual impression of displays in the urban environment on people that visit the city. Therefore, this research focuses on the way how visual displays on façades for movie performances are perceived during a cultural event triggered by city marketing. We describe the different v...
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Since the advent of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Geographical Information System (GIS) tools, project participants have been increasingly leveraging these tools throughout the different phases of a civil infrastructure project. In recent years the number of GIS software that provides tools to enable the integration of Building information in geo...
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Interoperability between building information models (BIM) and geographic information models has a strong potential to bring benefit to different demands in construction analysis, urban planning, homeland security and other applications. Therefore, different research and commercial efforts have been initiated to integrate the most prominent semanti...
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Several tasks in urban and architectural design are today undertaken in a geospatial context. Building Information Models (BIM) and geospatial technologies offer 3D data models that provide information about buildings and the surrounding environment. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and CityGML are today the two most prominent semantic models...
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Several tasks in urban and architectural design are today undertaken in a geospatial context. Building Information Models (BIM) and geospatial technologies offer 3D data models that provide information about buildings and the surrounding environment. The Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and CityGML are today the two most prominent semantic models...
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This paper describes a framework for modeling interdependencies between different network systems and building structures. It provides an approach for the integrated analysis of interior building utilities by describing a framework to model and simulate infrastructure interdependencies and their complex behaviors. It is a graph-based spatial model...
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3D City models have so far neglected utility networks in built environments, both interior and exterior. Many urban applications, e.g. emergency response or maintenance operations, are looking for such an integration of interior and exterior utility. Interior utility is usually created and maintained using Building Information Model (BIM) systems,...
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Facility management departments’ responsibilities include monitoring and maintenance of building infrastructure, such as water, gas or electricity. Very often these tasks are completed using paper maps, which make integrated analysis of networks challenging. Ability to consider interior network structure and provide semantic and connectivity inform...
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To address the challenges of sustainable management and development of the built environment, engineers and facility managers need to exploit the 3D City models which grown in recent years to include interior space. A crucial issue for facilitating interaction with these 3D city models is the ability to integrate 3D BIM into the geospatial context....
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Current routing systems in GIS software mostly provide routes that allow the users to navigate between source and destination points in 2 dimensions. This paper describes the development of a web-based 3D routing system for a university campus using Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Specifications (OS). The system uses the advantages of interoper...
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The development of semantic 3D city models has allowed for new approaches to town planning and urban management (Benner et al. 2005) such as emergency and catastrophe planning, checking building developments, and utility networks. Utility networks inside buildings are composed of pipes and cables located between ceilings and walls (examples of thes...

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