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Faculty Research Projects/Publications

Construction

Publications

  • Irizarry, J., Simonsen, K., and Abraham, D.M. (2005). Effect of Safety and Environmental Variables on Task Durations in Steel Erection. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering Management.
  • Abraham, D.M., McGlothlin, J.D., Halpin, D.W. and Hinze, J. (2004). Construction Safety Alliance - Examining Causes of Construction Injuries and Defining Best Practices That Improve Safety Performance. Construction Information Quarterly, Chartered Institute of Building, Ascot, U.K.
  • Fuentes, C. and Abraham, D.M. (2004). Web-Based Bidding in Construction: Using Simulation as an Evaluation Tool. International Journal of Electronic Business.
  • Chung, T., Abraham, D.M., and Gokhale, S. (2004). Decision Support Systems for Microtunneling Applications, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Whalen, T., Gopal, S. and Abraham, D.M. (2003). A Cost-Benefit Model for the Construction of Tornado Shelters. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Arboleda, C. and Abraham, D.M. (2003). Fatalities in Trenching Operations, Analysis using Models of Accident Causation. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
  • Dunston, P.S. and Wang, X. (2005). "Mixed Reality-Based Visualization Interfaces for the AEC Industry." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, to appear in December. ASCE.
  • Wang, X. and Dunston, P.S. (accepted May 2005). "Human Factor Issues in Augmented Reality System for AEC: An Experimental Prototype Study," to Automation in Construction, Elsevier.
  • Dunston, P.S., Gambatese, J.A., McManus, J.F. (2005). "Assessing State Transportation Agency Constructability Implementation," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • Shin, D.H, Dunston, P.S., and Wang, X. (2005). "View Changes in Mixed Reality-based Collaborative Virtual Environments," ACM Journal Transactions on Applied Perception, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Vol. 2, No. 14.
  • Jonasson, S., Dunston, P.S., Ahmed, K., and Hamilton, J. (2002). "Factors in Productivity and Unit Cost for Advanced Machine Guidance," Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • Swett, G.D., Stanton, J.F., and Dunston, P.S. (2000). "Methods for Controlling Stresses and Distortions in Stage Constructed Steel Bridges," in Transportation Research Record 1712, Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council.
  • Sukumaran, P., Hong, T., Bayraktar, M.E., and Hastak, M. (2006). "Validation of a Model for Predicting Schedule Changes in Highway Work Zones-Case Studies." Paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.
  • Sukumaran, P., Bayraktar, M.E., Hong, T., and Hastak, M. (2006). "Model for Analysis of Factors Effecting Construction Schedule in Highway Work Zones." Paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.
  • Banerjee, D.,* Syal, M., and Hastak, M. (2006). "Material Flow Based Facility Layout Analysis of Manufactured Housing Production Plant." Paper accepted for publication in the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.
  • Jeong, J., Hastak, M., and Syal, M. (2006). "Supply Chain Analysis and Modeling for the Manufactured Housing Industry." Paper accepted for publication in the March 2006 issue of the ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development.
  • Bayraktar, M.E., Cui, Q., Hastak, M., and Minkarah, I. (2006). "An Evaluation of Warranty Contracting in United States." Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 33, No.1 January 2006, pp1-9
  • Mehrotra, N., Syal, M., and Hastak, M. (2005). "Manufactured Housing Production Layout Design." Paper scheduled for publication in the March 2005 issue of the ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering.

Current Research Projects

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Mixed Reality Science and Technology Integration for the Architecture, Enigneering, and Construction Industry, August 2003-July 2008.
  • Construction Industry Institute: Design Practices to Facilitate Construction Automation, January 2001-September 2002, Subcontract.
  • National Cooperative Highway Research Program: Costs/Benefits of Constructability Reviews for State Transportation Agencies, August 2000-December 01, Co-PI.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration/Washington Asphalt Paving Association: Evaluation of Highway Reconstruction Practices-Comparison of Full Weekend Closure to Nighttime Closures, March 1997-April 1998, Co-PI.
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Integrating Safety into the Civil and Construction Engineering Curriculum, August 2006-May 2006
  • Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation, Evaluating and Ensuring Safety of Nighttime Construction and Maintenance Activities, August 2005-August 2006
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Safety of Nighttime Construction Activities, February 2005-January 2010
  • Purdue Graduate School (Special Initiatives)/Integrating Sustainability and Disaster Mitigation in Hospital and Civil Infrastructure Assets, August 2003-July 2004
  • Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Department of Transportation/Analysis, Evaluation and Enhancement of INDOT's Utility Accommodation Policy, January 2003-October 2004
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Construction Safety Alliance (specific project: Development of Safer Trenching Operations, September 2001- August 2003
  • NSF/US-India Joint Workshop on Urban Housing and Supporting Infrastructure, August 2005-July 2006, Co-PI
  • CII/Cost Schedule Tradeoff, March 2004-December 2006.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Manufactured Housing Production Process Planning and Facility Design, September 2002-August 2005.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Housing Research Agenda Workshop, August 2003-July 2004, Co-PI.
  • CII/Achieving Radical Reduction in Project Cycle Time, March 2002-December 2004.
  • JTRP/Constructibility, Maintainability, and Operability of FRP Bridge Deck Panels, November 2002-October 2004, Co-PI:D.W. Halpin