Zaki Mallasi

Zaki Mallasi
Hickok Cole Architects

Doctor of Philosophy

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Architecture in the age of disruptive technologies: transformation and challenges: Over the past 16 years, the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD) has consolidated scientific research in computer-related fields, including a series of scientific conferences that addressed the following topics: eDesign in architecture. Compu...
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Purpose Advances in digital design tools enable exploration and generation of dynamic building facades. However, some processes are formally prescribed and manually driven to only visualize the design concepts. The purpose of this paper is to present a proactive framework for integrating parametric design thinking, paying particular attention to b...
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In decades past, the architect was the master-builder with hands-on craftsman experience to design and direct the various trades in the construction of the building. The role of digital design, computation methodologies and processes are poised to transform how we think and craft architecture to deliver today's built environment. Digital crafting m...
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Effat University is a private non-profit university for women founded in 1999 in Saudi Arabia. Maximum enrollment should reach 3,300 fulltime students within a few years. The Effat University Library holds 25,000 physical items, provides access to extensive digital content, and library staff members participate actively in campus-wide information l...
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Construction planners on every project are faced with a unique task of spatially organizing site activities with effective space utilization. This is a crucial planning exercise that if effectively rehearsed then can attribute to increased workers productivity, minimized construction accidents, improved delivery of project on time. One of the major...
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Computer generated 3D forms using generative procedures have matured in the last decade and now considered as a tangible approach for realizing architectural design ideas. As fascinating as the approach might be, it is still lacking actual application in the early architectural design process. There are many reasons for this, among them: it has man...
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This article describes a construction activity execution space analysis approach and a decision support tool for resolving execution space interference and conflict between work-face construction activities. Lack of execution pace planning interrupt and badly affect the progress of construction activities. Also, in real situations, spatial congesti...
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This work focuses on identifying and minimising workspace congestions between construction activities' execution space. It develops a methodology and tool to assist planners with the assignment of activities' execution space, as well as identification and visualisation of workspace congestion. A literature review of workspace planning techniques re...
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This work addresses the problem arising on all construction sites: the occurrence of workspace interference between construction activities. From a site space planning context, this problem can lead to an inevitable roadblock to the progress of the scheduled construction operations. In real situations, when the spatial congestions occur, they could...
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This work addresses the problem arising on all construction sites: the occurrence of workspace interference between construction activities. From a site space planning context, this problem can lead to an inevitable roadblock to the progress of the scheduled construction operations. In real situations, when the spatial congestions occur, they could...
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The objective of this paper is to report on the development of an integrated database to act as an information resource base for 4D/VR construction process simulation.A comprehensive database was designed, implemented and populated with the School of Health Construction Project (a £8 million, three-story development at the University of Teesside ca...
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Implementation of the emerging information technologies in the construction industry has been relatively slow in comparison with other industries. Many research and development projects conducted by academia have not been tested and implemented successfully in the real practices. Considering this issue, the VIRtual CONstruction site (VIRCON) resear...
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In this paper we describe construction generic space strategies that affect the development of realistic 4D space visualisations. The simple and dynamic approach has been implemented in the PECASO model to allow a new insight into a project's space-time schedules. Our approach considers the activities execution patterns among the variables used for...
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The 1990s has seen considerable innovation in construction project planning methods. The research reported here builds on two of these developments – 4D planning and space scheduling. The proposed VIRCON system (VCS) seeks to deliver a decision support tool for the strategic planning of construction projects during their execution phase on site. Th...
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Visual 4D planning and scheduling technique that combines 3D CAD models with construction activities (time) has proven benefits over traditional tools, such as bar charts and network diagrams. In 4D models, project participants can effectively visualise and analyse problems regarding sequential, spatial, and temporal aspects of construction schedul...
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The profession of construction project planning is facing new challenges due to the complexity in architectural and engineering design, short deadlines, enormous pressure from clients, and the need to build faster. Such challenges become problematic especially in large projects where construction operations shape complex spaces. The problem in curr...
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Current practises of construction project planning involve a number of methodologies/techniques that model dependencies and sequencing of project activities. Among these techniques are the bar charts, network diagrams, and time-chainage diagrams. None of these techniques has the capabilities to model and visualise both sequencing and execution patt...

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