Mostafa Babaeian Jelodar

Mostafa Babaeian Jelodar
Massey University · School of Built Environment

PhD (Civil)

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Additional affiliations
September 2010 - August 2013
University of Auckland
Position
  • Evaluating and development of relationships with in the construction industry with the focus on Long-Term relationships (LTR)
Description
  • relationship contracting, Long-Term relationships (LTR), dispute resolution
January 2007 - December 2008
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Position
  • Application of Constructability Concepts in the Industrialised Building System for the Malaysian Construction Industry
Description
  • Constructibility, Industrial Building Systems (IBS), Pre cast construction, offsite construction, cast of projects
April 2003 - February 2005
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
Position
  • Development of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) armored light weight concrete beams
Description
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), Concrete technology, light weight, concrete beams, Armored Concrete
Education
September 2010 - July 2015
University of Auckland
Field of study
  • Construction Management
January 2007 - September 2009
University of Putra Malaysia
Field of study
  • Project Management
September 2000 - September 2005
Babol Noshirvani University of Technology
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

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Publications (59)
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Because of the need for collaboration and risk sharing, the construction industry is increasingly striving towards relational methods in procurement and contracting. Therefore, it is vital to understand how contracting parties evaluate their relationships with other parties. The concept of relationship quality has been applied as a measure for rela...
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Relational contracting is often regarded as means to improve performance and profit margins in managing projects. A continuum of contracts in construction projects attempts to provide fit for purpose relationships to different working conditions; hosting levels of relationship quality. This study aims to explore contracting methodologies within con...
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Relationship quality as a measure of working relationships in construction has been associated with four general attributes of trust, commitment, teamwork, and performance satisfaction. These attributes have been previously explored and identified within New Zealand construction sector. However, much ambiguity remains as to what are the values or p...
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Modularization and industrialization has been regarded as parts of an answer to a sustainable development solution. As part of the overall industry goal of moving towards sustainability which has been emphasized in the construction industry master plan of Malaysia, prefabrication and IBS are promoted however the move towards IBS construction requir...
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There is a need to investigate the causes and sources of conflict and dispute in association with construction working relationships. How relationship quality may be affected by these causes and sources, and subsequently dispute is triggered, is still unexplored or at least unclassified. The research reported in this paper uses a three-stage approa...
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One of the main challenges of construction projects is managing delays; there is still a lot to overcome to reach near-zero delays (mitigation of delays) in all construction projects. Technology and different platforms are applied to support a high volume of data flow acquired from multiple resources during the construction project life cycle; how...
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Purpose The development of prefabrication into full-scale offsite manufacturing processes in the construction industry is paradigm-shifting. Moreover, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming the primary mode of communication and integration in construction projects to facilitate the flow of information. Although research has been performed...
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Low productivity has been a long-term issue in the construction sector. Human-made errors, lack of experience, and poor management are the common factors that cause low productivity. Low productivity can result in significant delays and economic losses to construction projects. Researchers have introduced innovative approaches to improve constructi...
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The rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in many aspects of construction management has helped this industry to further improve the management, design, and planning of construction projects. This trend happens in many construction sectors, including in New Zealand. Whilst relatively smaller compared to construction sectors in other...
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Many people in the world live in hazardous environments and are susceptible to disasters. In the time of a destructive event, a resilient community must be prepared to mitigate the event and quickly respond. An effective mitigation plan can lead to fewer fatalities and damages. One of the most critical tasks for mitigation is the evacuation process...
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Over the last few years off-site construction (OSC); which is essentially manufacturing different components in a controlled environment, has become popular in the construction industry. This method has the advantages of simplicity, speed, reducing project duration, and minimising construction waste. Therefore, a growing body of literature recognis...
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The construction sector is lagging behind other industries in terms of efficiency and value achievement. Several building sector initiatives are introduced to improve productivity and project value enhancement. Significant developments such as Lean principles and BIM tools have been applied in the construction sector to achieve efficiency and enhan...
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Over the last few years off-site construction (OSC); which is essentially manufacturing different components in a controlled environment, has become popular in the construction industry. This method has the advantages of simplicity, speed, reducing project duration, and minimising construction waste. Therefore, a growing body of literature recognis...
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The increase of population in large cities of New Zealand (NZ), propelled by the massive number of immigrants and many New Zealanders returning to the country after COVID-19, has caused a shortage in housing supply. Prefabrication has been advocated as a potential solution for this problem. Although it has many benefits, its uptake in NZ is relativ...
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The productivity and progress tracking systems are currently used in construction projects to acquire the site works data and converting to various digital reports. To date, capturing and transferring data processes are slow or inefficient because significant human errors occur in the process. Therefore, project managers can omit critical informati...
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SYNOPSIS Motivation: The construction industry is one of the largest industries in New Zealand, and changes to the industry affect the New Zealand economy. COVID-19 has posed tremendous hardship on the construction industry. As a prominent and populated city with many construction projects, Auckland's construction sector has suffered some of the mo...
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Conflicts are an inevitable aspect of human interactions that can affect project cost and schedule, and the parties’ relationships. Although the traditional mindset regards conflict as a negative event, there is a lack of empirical research in associating different causes of conflict with contractual relationship quality. This study aims to discove...
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Information and communication technology (ICT) is one of the important factors that support construction project performance. Various studies have concluded that by aligning the ICT utilization with organizational ICT infrastructure, better performance outcomes can be achieved from the project to organization level. A positive connection between ut...
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Purpose Many applications of Building Information modelling (BIM) are already integrated into project management processes. However, the construction industry is suffering from poor decision-making, especially during procurement where fundamental decisions are made. To make the best decisions at earlier project stages, such as design, large amount...
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This extended abstract is a small part of my PhD thesis. It is about improving the capacity and capability of prefabrication in the New Zealand construction sector
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Motivation: The productivity and progress tracking systems are currently used in construction projects to acquire the site works data and converting to various digital reports. Knowledge gap: To date, capturing and transferring data processes are slow or inefficient because significant human errors occur in the process. Therefore, project managers...
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Multiple projects that consume shared resources are handled in a multi-project portfolio (MPP) and can be subject to portfolio management for budget allocation, prioritisation and timing. An MPP owner may face many challenges finding the best scheduling and resource allocation programs for its in-progress and pipeline projects. In construction proj...
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The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the construction industry. The pandemic caused wide international disruption to employment, supply chain, costs, skills, and other aspects, and it caused huge uncertainty. Around the world, governments dealt with the crisis in different manners. This study investigates the ways New Zealand responded to this...
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Persuasive technology is defined as technology that is designed to change users' mindsets or behaviours through persuasion. Previous studies have looked at the applications of persuasive technology in different domains. However, the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in persuasion is an emerging and novel area. In this project, VR is used as a tool with t...
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From the economic value and contribution point of view to gross domestic product (GDP), it is highly important to find efficiency through new technology and digital tools as modern practices in the New Zealand construction industry. This requires coordinated efforts and greater alignment in using technology and information technology (IT) infrastru...
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Purpose Many applications of Building Information modelling (BIM) are already integrated into project management processes. However, the construction industry is suffering from poor decision-making, especially during procurement where fundamental decisions are made. To make the best decisions at earlier project stages, such as design, large amount...
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The low-level application of digital tools and information systems in construction implies that many projects cannot meet modern requirements and standard of work of advanced industries. This study adopts a practical and diagnostic approach to identify key attributes and implementation processes of information systems in construction and logistics....
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Purpose International Engineering, Procurement and Construction (IEPC) projects deliver complex and critical infrastructure and construction projects. However, these projects face multiple challenges, especially in foreign construction markets, to the main contractors. The purpose of this article is to develop a tool for effective implementation of...
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The building sector in New Zealand is booming and currently very active, with a range of residential and commercial buildings being built in large cities. However, where there are major investments, problems, malfunctions, and errors become extremely costly and time consuming with significant implications on the success of projects. The current stu...
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Due to the construction industry's eagerness to lifting adversarial trends and realising the benefits of good relationships, the current research intends to investigate the construct of relationship quality in construction projects; especially in the event of a conflict. An interdisciplinary construct is derived using a three step methodology and w...
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The world economy continues to grow at an ever-increasing pace and as a result, has created additional demand for new buildings. This has placed an ever-increasing demand for experienced construction managers with learned and practically applied skills to competently deliver successful projects. South Africa is no exception to this phenomenon. To r...
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Construction industry is behind most industries in terms of quality productivity. In general, the construction process is carried out in different stages, for the overall construction process to be successful, continuity between these stages processes must be achieved. Construction industry becomes more innovative, competitive and complex, more par...
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Construction industry is behind most industries in terms of quality productivity. In general, the construction process is carried out in different stages, for the overall construction process to be successful, continuity between these stages must be achieved. Construction industry becomes more innovative, competitive and complex, more participants...
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The construction industry has traditionally lagged other industries in technology adoption. However, in recent years, driven by the pressure to improve productivity, reduce costs, improve safety and increase sustainability, there is growing momentum to introduce new technologies into the construction sector. A large amount of research has been devo...
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This paper outlines the approaches taken to assess multi-hazard assessments. There is currently confusion in assessing multi-hazard impacts, and so this study aims to determine which of the available options are the most useful. The paper uses an international literature search, and analysis of current multi-hazard assessments and a case study to i...
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BIM is a digital representation of a building geometric and non-geometric data, used as a reliable, shared knowledge platform to make decision on a facility throughout its lifecycle. On the other hand the focus in Lean construction is reduction of waste, increase of value of the customer, and continuous improvement for sustainable outcomes. Hence B...
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In the aftermath of major earthquakes, rapidly capturing and quantifying the extent and severity of damage on critical bridges play an important role in post-earthquake operations such as search and rescue, emergency repairs and long-term reconstruction. Current damage assessment practices, however, are labour intensive, time consuming and subject...
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Modern construction processes are incrementally relying on information technologies at a significant rate. New Zealand is picking up on this movement and the following suit; specifically, tools and concepts such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), Cloud Computing, Group Decision Support System (GDSS) and 4D Modeling are gaining considerable att...
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Analysis of slope stability is an unavoidable task in construction associated with mountainous areas and nearby man-made earth modifications. This analysis has been in continuous development and improvement since the introduction of equation of safety factor. Several methods made it available to determine safety factor of slopes through two-dimensi...
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The construction industry is suffering from lack of innovation where there has been much effort to explain this issue. Searching available literature creates a kind of confusion and reveals an unstructured knowledge base for innovation. On the other hand many significant factors are involved in shaping project characteristics and outcomes which by...
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The New Zealand government has set a target to lift the productivity of construction sector by 20% from the year 2010 to 2020; as such, it seems that the traditional building approaches request an urgent revision. This paper is a literature review of previous respective works with the aim of emphasizing on productivity improvement using innovative...
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The construction industry needs to move towards more relational procurement procedures to reduce extensive losses of value and avoid conflicts and disputes. Despite this, the actual conceptualization and assessment of relationships during conflict and dispute incidents seem to be neglected. Via a review of literature, relationship quality is sugges...
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Selecting the best conflict and dispute resolution method is not easy and can be very problematic, especially when the decision involves multiple objectives or attributes. Conventionally, construction parties consider cost, time and the amount of control they have in selecting their dispute resolution method. However, one of the most important issu...
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Construction relationships are practically regarded as new forms of assets allowing the parties to engage in effective teamwork. Many relational approaches such as partnering and alliancing have been promoted within contemporary procurement strategies advocating a more sustainable procurement culture. However maintaining and sustaining good quality...
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Conflicts and dispute have profound effect on the relationship quality of the parties involved in construction. Due to the construction industry’s eagerness on lifting this adversarial trend which may result in enhanced relationship quality, a monitoring tool or evaluation method is required to assess the status of relationships in construction pro...
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Constructability is generally reducing the problems of construction by incorporating the construction knowledge into the design of a construction project. The Malaysian construction industry is attempting to promote and use Industrialized Building systems (IBS) for better construction practice with more effectiveness and efficiency, but in terms of...

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Data-driven Modelling and Optimization of Construction Multi-Project Portfolios
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The study intends to evaluate and identify barriers to the implementation of BIM-Lean construction and to identify potential areas in which BIM and Lean construction can be of value