Joseph J. Kim

Joseph J. Kim
California State University, Long Beach | CSULB

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Ph.D. P.E. LEED AP BD+C USGBC Faculty

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Publications (75)
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A renovation project generally requires time, money, or costly equipment to examine the existing conditions of a structure. When unforeseen existing conditions are not properly examined, unexpected costs and/or schedule impacts can adversely affect the successful completion of a renovation project. This paper examines whether the cost impact of cha...
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The objective of this research is to present a dynamic simulation model for in-situ production quantity estimate of precast concrete members. The cost estimation model was developed using the system dynamics methodology by considering the influence factors for in-situ production of precast concrete members. The model was then applied to a real ware...
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Although various mold design and techniques have been introduced for free-form building production, successes so far have been only minor owing to lack of adaptability, machine errors, and high production cost. Herein, this presents a new reusable mold technique called a Pin-bed Mold (PBM), an inexpensive rubber mold based mechanical method and val...
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Use of technology in planning and design purpose is widely known in the construction industry. In this paper, an important issue related to fire safety of schools is addressed. Fire is a potential hazard amongst all that can occur to schools and as a result, require more protective environment. This paper proposes an idea of minimizing the risk of...
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Formwork construction often poses significant threats to workers’ safety because of its temporary nature. Formwork collapses during concrete construction causes injuries, loss of life, property damage, and construction delays. Due to the varied nature of formwork construction, accidents may be a result of several different causes, yet companies nee...
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Poor construction labour productivity is a major issue within the construction industry because it directly contributes to cost and schedule overrun. Although considerable research has been done on labour productivity factors, few studies have researched construction labour productivity in developing countries. Therefore, in consideration of improv...
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Green planning is critically important during the design phases of construction projects but continually gets less attention during construction. Project owners and planners need to understand how communication influences green implementation. To address a gap in the extant research, this paper presents the evaluation results on how sustainability...
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Student recreational facilities at higher education institutions are increasingly utilizing green building strategies to decrease their impact on the campus environment and to increase economic and social impacts on the community. Through nearly two decades of LEED building development, comparative studies of LEED strategies among buildings are not...
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The wastewater construction projects are needed for meeting the environment regulatory and compliance, preserving the sewer system and treatment infrastructure and reducing the sewer spills. However, most business owners do not understand the fundamental of the sewer service charge program and the current sewer service charge adjustment guideline o...
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Salinity gradient power generation has huge potential to generate clean energy from mixing water streams of different salinities. Reverse electrodialysis (RED) is an emerging membrane-based energy conversion technique that drives such energy sources to electricity. In RED, the transport of ions in selective ion exchange membranes (IEMs) is employed...
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Purpose: Recently, many public office buildings which were built by curtain wall increased rapidly, but the results of the investigation of the government, these buildings have been found that the heating and cooling thermal load is high, and showed low energy efficiency. Method: To evaluate the effects by applying outdoor louver and indoor blind,...
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Energy saving strategies are vital for long term viability and commercial success of buildings. Buildings in the US today consume 41% of the total primary energy. Complex buildings consume significantly higher energy than typical office buildings and present challenges to energy savings due to their operational requirements. This paper presents an...
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Sustainable planning and design is a mass movement for changes in the construction industry. Among many other green building rating systems, the USGBC's LEED has been gaining momentum throughout the years since its advent. With sustainable design and construction, people could live in a more environmentally friendly world which would ensure that ou...
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Light pollution is a negative lighting condition because it prevents views of the night sky from the general population and astronomers. As a solution to light pollution, proper lighting system design is vital. The location, mounting height, and aim of exterior luminaries need to be taken into consideration for efficient use of lighting energy. In...
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The project delivery method has a great impact on project performance and construction quality. The numerous studies on the project performance of the two project delivery methods, design-bid-build (DBB) and design-build (DB), have found differing results depending on the project locations, the project types, and the project sizes. Since no previou...
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The new Green Building Code impacts the design and construction of building systems, which are vital for energy consumption estimation, especially since electricity prices are of great interest to today's consumers. Through the integration of energy consumption and utility bills, this paper presents the results of the economic impacts of installing...
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This paper presents a comprehensive cost comparative analysis for the impact of the new Green Building Code on residential project development from project management perspectives. As the demand for new residential housing is gradually increasing from the long recession, residential project management is vital for project owners making decisions co...
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No single project is identical to one another in the construction industry. Furthermore, many construction projects are suffering from tighter budget, shortened schedule and higher client satisfaction level. To overcome these, project managers and engineers are willing to apply various best management practices to their projects. However, it is non...
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The quality of a rock revetment is completely dependent upon the integrity of the rock specimen as measured by several attributes. Rock that does not meet engineered specifications is much more likely to move out of position or degrade sooner than intended, thus compromising the protected area long before the engineered service life is reached. Sin...
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Fatal accidents during nighttime construction are major concerns in urban areas. Although nighttime construction is becoming more popular in many states, more data for nighttime work zone safety studies are needed to support the decision making process of construction and maintenance operations. Several studies have been conducted to investigate fa...
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As the ever looming recession stays hovering over us, consumers are becoming smarter and more conscious of their electricity consumption. Thus, a prediction model for the electricity prices at a local level is of great interest to today’s consumers. The objective of this paper is to present mathematical prediction models to evaluate the impact of n...
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This paper presents the effectiveness of building information modeling (BIM) as an integrated learning tool in construction education. A BIM-based teaching approach was designed and used to teach a construction management course offered at California State University, Long Beach, CA. The approach first begins with an understanding of the physical m...
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The optimal solutions for the resource allocation problem are of great significant to project planners for distributing their available resources into the activities most effectively. Many studies have been undertaken to solve the resource-constrained project scheduling problems using genetic algorithms, which have been proven as an effective and e...
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In line with current trends of measuring the sustainability in built environments, there has been an increasing interest in the environmental assessments of green transportation projects. As a result, a number of environmental assessment tools are used, or are being developed to evaluate the sustainability level of a transportation project. Thus, t...
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In recent decades, there has been a growing interest in using constructed wetlands (CWs) for the treatment of contaminated waters. There has been an increase in the use of wetland technology because of its low greenhouse effects, low maintenance and operational costs, and energy efficiency. However, there exists a level of uncertainty in regards to...
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Over the past ten years the LEED rating system has been continuously focused on the various research domains in order to address the sustainability issues in built environments in the United States and other countries. LEED credit weighting provides a logical and rational approach to producing numerical scores in each category. Though it was develo...
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Genetic algorithms (GAs) have been widely applied in the civil and construction engineering management research domain to solve difficult and complex problems such as resource-constrained project scheduling problems (RCPSPs). Generally, a trial-and-error calibration approach is used to identify values for the GA parameters. Unlike with other parame...
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Building code compliance checking is a challenging task in building design, which needs to be monitored and maintained throughout the design and construction process. Existing BIM software tools are unable to explicitly rationalize how a building component or system selected by a designer affects the overall project with respect to building codes a...
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Recently, the arbitration system for defect disputes has been introduced to settle the disputes arising from defects in apartment buildings. However, the conciliation system did not reflect the current technical issues of defect disputes and the opinions of each party involved in the disputes. Moreover, it revealed more imperfections in the content...
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A major disadvantage of using a genetic algorithm for solving a complex problem is that it requires a relatively large amount of computational time to search for the solution space before the solution is finally attained. Thus, it is necessary to identify the tradeoff between the algorithm stopping criteria and the algorithm performance. As an effo...
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Construction project resource scheduling problems have been interesting and challenging subjects of extensive research for several decades in the optimization study area in order to put them in practical application. Recently, the integrated genetic algorithm rather than the stand-alone GA is being increasingly applied to solve the problems. An ada...
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An issue has arisen with regard to which of the schedule generation schemes will perform better for an arbitrary instance of the resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP), which is one of the most challenging areas in construction engineering and management. No general answer has been given to this issue due to the different mechanism...
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This paper proposes a methodology to compare the serial scheme with the parallel scheme in a decoding procedure of permu- tation-based genetic algorithm for construction resource scheduling. Elitist genetic algorithm based on the serial scheme, which was previously developed by the author, is used as a platform to integrate the parallel scheme. Sin...
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The generalized model of the resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) is valuable because it can be incorporated into the advanced computational methods of commercial project management software for practical applications. A construction schedule generated by most commercial project management programs does not guarantee its optimali...
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A construction schedule generated by most commercial project management software packages does not guarantee its optimality when the resources are limited. Project scheduling software revealed the limitation because they employ the simple priority rules for generating a precedence and resource feasible schedule, even though they provide the schedul...
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The resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) is one of the most challenging problems in construction scheduling applications, in which optimal solutions are of great value to project planners. This paper presents a new adaptive hybrid genetic algorithm search simulator (AHGASS) for finding an optimal solution to the problem, and prov...
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The resource-constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) has received the attention of many researchers because its general model can be used in a wide variety of construction planning and scheduling applications. The exact procedures and priority-rule-based heuristics fail to search for the optimum solution to the RCPSP of large-sized project n...
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The owners' commitment level to the completion of the sustainable project is imperative for implementing sustainability in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry. Besides the owners, the architects, engineers, and contractors also play a great role in the construction process. It was hypothesized in this paper that the architects,...
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This research paper presents a new permutation-based Elitist genetic algorithm using serial schedule generation scheme for solving a large-sized multiple resource- constrained project scheduling problem, which is one of the most challenging problems in construction engineering. A key aspect of the algorithm was the application of the elitist roulet...
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The value of time (VOT) estimated with the annual average wage of truck operators and the wage rate (WR) method is currently being applied in South Korea to evaluate the economic feasibility of new roadways. The WR method considers the wage of truck operators, but not the value of the goods being transported. Because there is an obvious difference...
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Pedestrians often do not wait for the "Walk" sign at signal-controlled midblock crossings. Many factors may contribute to this phenomenon, but one variable could be the waiting time. One study has shown that as the waiting time for an elevator in university buildings was systematically increased, more people took the stairs rather than the elevator...
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Motorists often fail to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks at uncontrolled locations. Several studies, including a recent NCHRP and TCRP study, have demonstrated that the use of in-roadway signs can significantly increase the percentage of motorists yielding to pedestrians at uncontrolled marked crosswalks. The 2003 edition of the Manual of...
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The objective of this paper is to present the results of a statistical analysis for the performance of the shore slope to determine the stability of metal single post shores in high-clearance elevated slab formwork. Considering the potential collapse of elevated slab formwork during concrete placement due to deficiencies in regular vertical shores,...
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Many pedestrian crashes involve pedestrians crossing during the don't walk signals for pedestrians. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of push buttons that give visual and audible feedback when they have been pressed on the proportion of pedestrians who press the call button and the proportion of pedestrians pressing the call but...
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Many pedestrian crashes involve pedestrians crossing during the don't walk signals for pedestrians. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of push buttons that give visual and audible feedback when they have been pressed on the proportion of pedestrians who press the call button and the proportion of pedestrians pressing the call but...
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The CPM has proven to be helpful only when the project deadline is not fixed and the resources are not constrained by either availability or time. Resource-constrained scheduling arises as a result of problems with the availability of resources. It is necessary to apply the availability of resources into a scheduling process for this reason. The ob...
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The objective of this paper is to present an optimal algo- rithm for a resource allocation model, which would be im- plemented into a framework for the development of an in- tegration model. Unlike present heuristic-based resource allocation models, the model does not depend solely on a set of heuristic rules, but adopts the concept of future float...
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The resource constrained project scheduling problem (RCPSP) is one of the most challenging problems and of great practical importance because its general model can be used for application in product development, production planning, and a wide variety of scheduling applications. Although various solution approaches to the RCPSP have been proposed f...

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