Mohamed M. Marzouk

Mohamed M. Marzouk
Cairo University | CU · Department of Structural Engineering

Ph.D in Construction Engineering and Management

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Introduction
Dr. Marzouk experience encompasses different fields including structural engineering, project management, contract administration, construction engineering and management, and projects’ monitoring. His experience covers different phases of projects including design, construction, monitoring, research, consulting, and project management. Dr. Marzouk is certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Dr. Marzouk has been awarded several national and regional excellence awards.
Additional affiliations
April 2008 - June 2012
Nile University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 1995 - present
Cairo University
Position
  • Professor of Construction Engineering and Management

Publications

Publications (269)
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The construction industry is a key player in total energy consumption. The design and construction of buildings shall be executed to minimize their negative environmental impacts. Many research studies have focused on reducing operational energy in the past decades. As a result, the proportion of embodied energy in the life cycle energy use of buil...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), including multimedia tools, email services, voice-based tools, and handheld computing tools, have been extensively used for automating and digitalizing different construction processes and activities. However, these technologies are subjected to single-point attacks or failures, manipulation, and la...
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Humans spend most of their lifetime indoors; thus, it is important to keep indoor air quality within acceptable levels. As a result, many initiatives have been developed by multiple research centers or through academic studies to address the harmful effects of increased indoor pollutants on public health. This research introduces a system for monit...
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The majority of water pipelines are subjected to serious deterioration and degradation challenges. This research examines the application of optimized neural network models for estimating the condition of water pipelines in Shaker Al-Bahery, Egypt. The proposed hybrid models are compared against the classical neural network, adaptive neuro-fuzzy in...
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Museums are of special nature because of their dynamic environment and different audiences. These unique characteristics make evacuation process in cases of fire incidents and similar threats difficult to assess or predict. That is due to the interaction between artifacts and museum visitors who might be from different backgrounds. The visits thems...
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The buildings contribute towards global warming; they account for the majority of global energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. In this regard, green buildings are considered as solutions to slow global warming. Many challenges exist in delivering green building solutions, determining appropriate building information modelling (BIM) execution str...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses a significant threat to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To address this challenge, a thorough examination of the pandemic’s influence on four SDGs in Egypt is presented in a system dynamic model. The addressed goals are related to no poverty (SDG 1), zero hunger (SDG 2), decent work...
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Delivering successful projects requires establishing a well-drafted contract, through setting balanced rights and obligations. Nowadays, Standard Forms of Construction Contracts (SFCCs) are being utilized, aiming to manifest the contractual relationships between the parties. This research aims to develop a model that helps in selecting the most app...
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Millions of citizens worldwide heavily rely on subways as their main public transportation approach. However, public transit infrastructures are generally facing extensive deterioration that requires extensive funds by governments to retain back the desired performance levels. The real case is that most governments are heavily facing a budget scarc...
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Bridges are one of the fundamental infrastructure assets that are vital for economic growth and public welfare. Over the past few decades, the numbers of deteriorating bridges have drastically escalated raising concerns for serviceable, safe and functional transportation networks. This state of affairs poses a paramount challenge especially when co...
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This research proposes a framework for sustainability assessment for power plant projects. The proposed framework integrates sustainability and Building Information Modeling (BIM) to achieve enhanced results concerning sustainability assessment in the power plants sector. International and regional sustainability rating systems as well as design gu...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses a significant threat to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To address this challenge, a thorough examination of the pandemic’s influence on four SDGs in Egypt is presented in a system dynamic model. The addressed goals are related to no poverty (SDG 1), zero hunger (SDG 2), good health...
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Technology has always been creating effective ways to support human decisions. Immersive virtual reality (IVR) has emerged to engage users in a simulated world, and this has gained the interest of a wide variety of users in the heritage industry. A historical case study built in the early 19 th century is considered for an adaptive reuse exhibition...
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Decentralizing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications is deemed the next wave of Blockchain Technology (BT) in the construction industry. Most of previous research studies employed the AI and the BT separately with limited efforts providing a conceptual view for possible convergence in real-life applications. Nevertheless, such efforts do no...
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Complexity of the construction projects vary by the domain and type of the project. Due to the interaction between different disciplines and parties, Energy and Petroleum Projects (EPP) are considered among the most complex. This complexity produces a dense network of interrelated documents which are produced to cover the various aspects and detail...
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Designing Services Systems is becoming more complex with the raise of the importance of maintainable designs in order to improve the building performance. This research aims at enhancing the maintainability of the systems’ components in healthcare facility at early design stages to ensure better maintenance planning. The research proposes a framewo...
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Construction stakeholders aim at limiting the impact of the construction sector on the natural environment to assure sustainability. The construction industry forms a significant portion of the Egyptian GDP and employs millions of labor force and consumes most of the country's energy and its primary resources. Egypt faces dual pressure of maintaini...
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Purpose Nowadays, building information modeling (BIM) represents an evolution in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries with its various applications. BIM is capable to store huge amounts of information related to buildings which can be leveraged in several areas such as quantity takeoff, scheduling, sustainability and faci...
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Structural design process is a major phase in construction that has an impact not only on the cost of the project but on the environmental aspects as well. Although the majority of structural engineers aims to reduce the structural cost by reducing the weight of the elements, yet a handful of engineers has the information required to consider the e...
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Purpose This research is built up upon exploring the concepts of building information modeling (BIM) adoption and strategy formulation with the aim to develop a strategy for implementing BIM in the Egyptian construction industry. Design/methodology/approach The development of the BIM implementation strategy was based on two pillars, namely the lit...
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Several aspects hinder the application sustainability in construction industry. The most prominent problems are related to the conservation of natural resources and the generation of construction and demolition wastes. Previous studies indicated that these problems are due to lack of information available to construction projects stakeholders on th...
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is rapidly restructuring the construction industry offering major enhancements in project outcomes. Although the emerging demands for BIM adoption is developing to become an industry norm, yet there are uncertainties concerning the ability of the existing legal paradigm to fully incubate and promote BIM. The exis...
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Building facilities condition assessment is considered a fundamental aspect of an effective decision-making maintenance management plan to fulfill service requirements. A noticeable dearth of studies is believed to have delivered condition assessment approaches for existing buildings; however, these approaches are still deemed premature, with some...
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Bridges are aging and deteriorating. Thus, the development of Bridge Management Systems (BMSs) became imperative nowadays. Condition assessment is one of the most critical and vital components of BMSs. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is one of the non-destructive techniques (NDTs) that are used to evaluate the condition of bridge decks which are sub...
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Existing buildings are characterized by the continuous change in the functional requirements of their end-users. As such, they are subjected to renovation or reconstruction, which is associated with total or partial demolition of the buildings, leading to an increase in construction and demolition waste. In addition, the materials abandoning the ci...
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The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic in early 2020. A comprehensive understanding of the epidemiological characteristics of this virus is crucial to limit its spreading. Therefore, this research applies artificial intelligence-based models to predict the prevalence of the COVID-19 outbreak in Egypt. These models...
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Recently, the number of deteriorating bridges has drastically increased. As such, enormous amounts of resources are invested yearly to maintain the performance of bridges within acceptable levels. This entails the development of bridge management systems to manage the imbalance between the extensive needs for maintenance, repair and rehabilitation...
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Purpose Immersive virtual environments (IVEs) aid in perceiving spaces by providing a platform for all stakeholders to make better decisions at early design stages. Nevertheless, they are not widely used in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. This paper aims to illustrate the impact of level of details (LODs) in participants’...
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Purpose Mobile augmented reality (MAR) is one of the advanced three-dimensional (3D) representation tools that has been recently utilized in the construction industry. This paper aims to assess a user’s involvement levels through MAR application that has been experimented against traditional involvement techniques through an existing facility, plan...
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Bridges are prone to severe deterioration agents which promote their degradation over the course of their lifetime. Furthermore, maintenance budgets are being trimmed. This state of circumstances entails the development of a computer vision-based method for the condition assessment of bridge elements in an attempt to circumvent the drawbacks of vis...
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Prequalification of suppliers in the Construction Supply Chain is considered a crucial step to assure to their ability to deliver socially sustainable projects. This research identifies the most important social sustainability prequalification criteria for supplier selection in Construction Supply Chain. Additionally, a Multi-Criteria Decision Maki...
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Introduction Adapted reuse in old historical buildings has been a real challenge since the state of deterioration is usually found severe, and suggested retrofitting is applied with high delicacy to preserve the building originality. Additionally, on altering the potential users’ activity, special considerations are required to fulfill the new need...
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Many interventions were introduced using holistic concepts to scale building conformity with sustainability concepts, such as rating systems. Most rating systems efficiently tackled scoring each environmental impact solely at an instance of the building life cycle. However, interaction of different sustainability parameters over complete building l...
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Water Distribution Network is one of the critical components in water supply systems. Most water systems around the world are subjected to severe aging and deterioration which could lead to disastrous failures or sudden shutdowns. Optimizing maintenance and repair works of these systems triggers the need for a rigorous budget allocation model. In v...
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Water Distribution Networks (WDNs) are one of the most valuable infrastructure assets worldwide. Reliability analysis plays an important role in the efficient planning and operation of a water network. It is classified into two main categories, namely mechanical reliability and hydraulic reliability. Mechanical reliability is defined as the ability...
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Nowadays, the demand for sustainable buildings is increasing. The main purpose of buildings is to provide a comfortable living environment for their occupants, considering different aspects including thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort as well as Indoor Air Quality. Decreasing carbon footprint and energy consumption rates while increasing comfort...
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Purpose Highways are one of the most critical infrastructure projects with strategic impact on the countries’ development. Asphalt has been historically the main pavement material used in all highway projects, especially in Egypt. However, with the booming in concrete technology in the past two decades, concrete has become a strong rival to asphalt...
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Real Estate development organizations are working in an environment that is associated with uncertainties due to many internal and external inherent risks. Further, their structure and operation systems are complex which make them more prone to catastrophes' events. Accordingly, an effective performance measurement system must be built in order to...
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Purpose Maintenance of heritage buildings in Egypt is essential for extending their life and preserving them in a good condition for current use and future generations. The purpose of this paper aims to study the significant parameters to be taken into consideration in the decision-making process for maintenance of heritage buildings. Design/metho...
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Purpose There have been numerous efforts to tackle the problem of accumulated construction and demolition wastes worldwide. In this regard, this study develops a model for identifying the optimum fleet required for waste transportation. The proposed model is validated through a case study from the construction sector in New Cairo, Egypt. Design/me...
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Most water distribution networks around the world suffer serious challenges related to structural deterioration and hydraulic performance. Moreover, these networks suffer a lack of sufficient investment to perform their functions. In helping to address these escalating challenges, this paper introduces a framework that assesses the mechanical and h...
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Water pipelines are exposed to severe aging and deterioration challenges. The weights of importance of deterioration factors shall be estimated to predict the condition of underground water pipelines. Analytic network process (ANP) is one of the most common multiple criteria decision making techniques. The fuzzy set theory has been employed to tack...
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Recently, climate change has become a catastrophic phenomenon in the whole world. It has not only devastating effects on the environment but also on the social and economic aspects of societies, especially those seeking to achieve sustainable development. Coastal areas are classified as one of the areas that are particularly exposed to current and...
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Existing bridges are aging and deteriorating, raising concerns for public safety and the preservation of these valuable assets. Furthermore, the transportation networks that manage many bridges face budgetary constraints. This state of affairs necessitates the development of a computer vision-based method to alleviate shortcomings in visual inspect...
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Existing bridges are aging and deteriorating, raising concerns for public safety and the preservation of these valuable assets. Furthermore, the transportation networks that manage many bridges face budgetary constraints. This state of affairs necessitates the development of a computer vision-based method to alleviate shortcomings in visual inspect...
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Existing bridges are aging and deteriorating rapidly, elevating concerns for public safety and preservation of these valuable assets. Large numbers of bridges exist in transportation networks, and the current budget limitations worsen the situation. This necessitates the development of an automated condition assessment and rating methods. Spalling...
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The growing number of bridges and their deteriorated conditions on one hand and the budget squeeze for their repair and rehabilitation on the other call for automated detection of defects and smart methods for condition rating of these bridges. This paper presents a newly-developed standalone computer application for automated detection and evaluat...
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The majority of water pipelines suffer severe deterioration and degradation challenges. Therefore, this research aims at developing machine learning models that forecast the structural condition of water pipelines. The models are implemented using several techniques, including multiple linear regression, feed-forward neural network, general regress...
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With the construction industry shifting towards sustainable practices, it has become critical to incorporate sustainability measures in the design and operation of buildings. Space layout problem (SLP) in buildings is a classical problem of allocating activities to spaces with the intention of satisfying functional and proximity requirements. Resea...
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Existing bridges are aging and deteriorating. Furthermore, large number of bridges exist in transportation networks meanwhile maintenance budgets are being squeezed. This state of affairs necessities the development of automatic bridge defects evaluation model using computer vision technologies to overcome the limitations of visual inspection. The...
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Buildings portray a significant aspect of urban infrastructure and function as the main share of non-residential infrastructure due to the huge network of their facilities. Building facilities are amongst the core aspects, which should be retained in order to guarantee their prosperous service delivery and to enhance their financial advantages. Ope...
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Recently, the number of deteriorating bridges has drastically increased. Furthermore, tight maintenance budgets are cut down; imposing escalating adverse implications on the safety of bridges. This state of affairs entails the development of decision support systems for the effective management of bridges within the allocated budget. As such, the p...
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Real estate development organizations are working in an environment that is associated with uncertainties due to the complexity of their structure and operation systems, which make them more prone to crises events. Therefore, a proactive approach for crisis management should be integrated with their long‐term strategies. System archetypes have the...
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Deteriorated water distribution networks require significant investments to maximize their functionality. The problem is that limited financial resources are allocated for rehabilitation strategies. This deficiency highlights the importance of developing a tool that helps decision makers develop maintenance and replacement management plans. The opt...
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Purpose The maintenance of original building materials is crucial to extending their lifetime and avoiding their repeated replacement in heritage buildings. In order to maintain the identity of built heritage and resolve possible deterioration over the years, special expertise is required to avoid possible materials decay and to preserve building e...
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Skylights are widely utilized in buildings to improve daylighting conditions for deep spaces. However, the majority of skylights in historical spaces are not efficiently designed to adapt to public reuse and they uncover challenges in satisfying daylight requirements of potential visitors. This paper investigates a case of an old historical palace...
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Purpose This paper aims to apply a methodology that is capable to classify and localize mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) elements to assist facility managers. Furthermore, it assists in decreasing the technical complexity and sophistication of different systems to the facility management (FM) team. Design/methodology/approach This researc...
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In the existing building facilities context, the BIM substantial intervention concerning semantics and as-is information based portrayal for maintenance requirements is very confined. This confinement stresses the challenges associated with the lack and absence of reusing existing building facilities, as is domain knowledge. Within this scope, this...
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Global interest in sustainable and green building design has been increasing in the last few decades. This interest is strengthened by the fact that sustainable measures help in reducing negative social and environmental impacts of buildings. For that, this paper aims to develop a mixed integer optimization model that aids architects/designers and...
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Purpose Construction delays are a common problem in the Egyptian construction industry. Frequent delays in a project can lead to disputes and litigation. This paper aims to study and analyze the causes of construction delays. Design/methodology/approach This research identifies delay causes in residential projects in Egypt and analyzes these cause...
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Over the last decade, building information modeling (BIM) has been the main player in the architectural, engineering, construction , and operation (AECO) industry. The BIM workflow is becoming more powerful by progressively integrating more applications of the AECO industry. It is worth noting that further elaborations are still to take place to ad...
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The majority of heritage buildings’ current deterioration state prevents those buildings from performing efficiently. Hence, a sustainable reuse approach for heritage buildings is considered essential. However, it is challenging, especially in old palaces that are usually reused with different functions mostly such as museums for their considered i...
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Rapid urbanization is one of the present characteristics in both developed and developing countries. It is projected that by 2050 around 68% of the world’s population shall live in urban areas. As a result, many city development initiatives are proposed by various research centers or through academia to aid in managing the process. One of the most...
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Adaptive reuse is generally viewed as a more sustainable solution than demolishing and reconstructing. However, when it comes to heritage buildings adaptive reuse, not only that the significance grows, but the constraints and precautions increase as well. This work studies the proposed case of Omar Tosson heritage palace reuse as a museum. The main...
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Digital documentation for heritage buildings is one of the methods of preserving them as it provides a current record for the buildings. Digital records of heritage buildings can be used for future building rehabilitation, or be presented to the public to raise the awareness, increase tourism and decrease vandalism. This paper focuses on scanning o...
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Sustainability is becoming essential in the construction supply chain. Because applying the social pillar of sustainability is considered a new trend to research in academia, construction organizations need help to select the suppliers based on social sustainability which has not oftentimes applicable yet. The research proposes a Multi-Criteria Dec...
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Existing bridges are aging and deteriorating. Furthermore, large number of bridges exist in transportation networks meanwhile maintenance budgets are being squeezed. This state of affairs necessities the development of automatic bridge defects evaluation model using computer vision technologies to overcome the limitations of visual inspection. The...
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Preservation of heritage buildings should be carried out to get a better understanding of the behavior of their structures and keep them in a good condition. As such, corrective diagnosis of heritage buildings health conditions would help to identify potential risks and take remedy actions. This paper presents a framework for heritage Building Info...
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Construction emissions have become a major concern that has risen extensively in the last few decades. This paper introduces a building information modeling (BIM)-based model to evaluate the environmental and economic consequences of different project alternatives. The model calculates direct, indirect emissions and primary energy for the overall p...
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This article describes how in developing countries, millions of tons of construction and demolition wastes (CDWs) are lost every year due to lack of knowledge of recycling significance and/or procedures. Despite the high value of CDWs, high percentage of this waste is either dumped illegally or disposed in the landfills. Disposal methods should con...
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This article describes how in developing countries, millions of tons of construction and demolition wastes (CDWs) are lost every year due to lack of knowledge of recycling significance and/or procedures. Despite the high value of CDWs, high percentage of this waste is either dumped illegally or disposed in the landfills. Disposal methods should con...
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Image segmentation is one of the fundamental stages in computer vision applications. Several meta-heuristics have been applied to solve the segmentation problems by extending the Otsu and entropy functions. However, no single-objective function can optimally handle the diversity of information in images besides the multimodality issues of gray-leve...
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Recently, attention is being focused on Design for Deconstruction (DfD) as one of the most effective structure end-of-life design scenarios. Although several research efforts have dealt with the DfD and reversible buildings design theories for the past few years, the lack of technological support for developing tools to improve DfD to be BIM compli...
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Water Distribution Network is one of the critical components in water supply systems. Most water systems around the world are subjected to severe aging and deterioration which could lead to disastrous failures or sudden shutdowns. Optimizing maintenance and repair works of these systems triggers the need for a rigorous budget allocation model. In v...
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Building information modeling (BIM) has been widely involved in all engineering-related fields worldwide. Software and hardware have been developed to provide integrity to utilize different building data types for accurate building documentation and conservation purposes. BIM, combined with simulation tools, facilitates building visualization, simu...
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Question: The static nature of existing building assets is not serving the continuous change in the functional requirements of their end-users. Therefore, buildings undergo renovation or reconstruction, which requires the total or partial demolition of the buildings in order to meet these new requirements. This results in more virgin materials pump...
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Existing infrastructure is aging, while the demands are growing for a better infrastructure system in response to the high standards of safety, health, population growth, and environmental protection. Bridges are subjected to severe deterioration agents such as variable traffic loading, deferred maintenance, cycles of freeze and thaw. The developme...
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Image segmentation is one of the fundamental stages in computer vision applications. Several meta-heuristics have been applied to solve the segmentation problems by extending the Otsu and entropy functions. However, no single-objective function can optimally handle the diversity of information in images besides the multimodality issues of gray-leve...
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Purpose This paper aims to propose a system for defect detection in constructed elements that is able to indicate deformity positions. It also evaluates the defects in finishing materials of constructed building elements to support the subjective visual quality investigation of the aesthetics of an architectural work. Design/methodology/approach T...
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There are huge amounts of emissions associated with construction industry during its different stages from cradle till building demolition. This study presents a methodology that integrates multi-objective optimization and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) in order to enable construction decision-makers to select the most sustainable constructi...
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There are huge amounts of emissions associated with construction industry during its different stages from cradle till building demolition. This study presents a methodology that integrates multi-objective optimization and multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) in order to enable construction decision-makers to select the most sustainable constructi...