Ahmed Hammad, PhD, PEng, PMP - Construction Engineering and Management

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept
Email
ahammad@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-5319
Address
6-308 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Construction Engineering


About

Dr. Ahmed Hammad joined University of Alberta in 2018 as an Associate Professor in Construction Engineering and Management after 2 years at University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prior to joining academia, Dr. Hammad spent 25 years in construction industry as Project Planning & Control Manager. His responsibilities included project scope management using WBS & work packages, planning & scheduling, cost estimating & control, management of change and risk management. He has experience working on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phases of several mega multi-billion dollar Infrastructure, Commercial, Oil Sands, Offshore Conventional Oil and Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) projects. These projects were planned and executed in Canada, USA, South Korea, UAE, Australia and Egypt. Dr. Hammad has published several journal and conference papers, provided training in project management, and developed integrated project planning and control systems for three global EPC firms.

Education:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, Construction Engineering & Management, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 2009.
  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering & Management, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 1999.
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Construction Engineering and Management, Cairo University, Egypt, 1996.
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt. 1989.

Research

Main research interest is applying multidimensional pillars of sustainability (Economic, Environmental and Social) in construction project management. This will be achieved throughout maximizing efficiency and minimizing waste in all phases of EPC projects. Specific research areas include:

  • Application of: Machine Learning (ML), Multiple-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) techniques and Decision Support Systems (DSS) to achieve Sustainable Construction
  • Integration of: Advanced Work Packaging (AWP), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Automated Progress Measurement (APM) in Construction Projects
  • Selection of optimum: Project Delivery Method (PDM), Contractor Selection Methodology and Contracting Strategy for Sustainable Construction
  • Application of: Machine Learning (ML) and System Dynamics (SD) in management of Project Labour Resources

Research Currently in Progress:

  • Impact of Qualifications-Based Selection (QBS) of Architectural and Engineering (A/E) Services on Project Outcomes, in collaboration with Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA)
  • Development of Knowledge-based Model for Allocation of Project Resources, in collaboration with the City of Edmonton, Alberta Ministry of Infrastructure and University of Alberta – Project Management Office (U of A - PMO)

Journals:

  1. Eltahan, A., Al Hattab, M., & Hammad, A. (2022), "Impact of Architect/Engineer (A/E) Consultant Qualifications on Project Outcomes", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (CJCE).
  2. Elkholosy, H., Ead, R., Hammad, A. and AbouRizk S. (2022), "Data mining for forecasting labor resource requirements: A case study of project management staffing requirements", International Journal of Construction Management (IJCM).
  3. Mohamed, E., Jafari, P. and Hammad, A. (2021), “Mixed qualitative-quantitative approach for bidding Decisions in Construction”, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM), Volume 29, Issue 6
  4. Ghazal, M. and Hammad, A. (2020), “Application of Knowledge Discovery in Database (KDD) Techniques in Cost Overrun of Construction Projects”, International Journal of Construction Management (IJCM), Volume 20, Issue 3
  5. Hammad, A., AbouRizk, S., and Mohamed, Y. (2014), “Application of Knowledge Discovery in Data (KDD) Techniques to Extract Useful Knowledge from Labor Resources Data in Industrial Construction Projects.” American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Journal of Management in Engineering (JME), Volume 30, Issue 6
  6. Hammad, A. and AbouRizk, S. (2014), “Knowledge Discovery in Data: A Case Study.” Journal of Computer and Communications, Volume 2, Issue 5
  7. ElAtia, S., Ipperciel, D. and Hammad, A. (2012), “Implications and Challenges to Using Data Mining in Educational Research in the Canadian Context”. Canadian Journal of Education, Volume 35, Issue 2

Conferences:

  1. Ghazal, M. and Hammad, A. (2022), "Integrating Smart and Sustainable Construction: A review of present status, and possible opportunities", Proceedings of the International Society for the Intelligent Construction (ISIC) Conference in Guimaraes, Portugal.
  2. Mansouri Asl, N., Najafizadeh, N. , Fakhrzarei, M., Hamzeh, F. and Hammad, A. (2022), "A Framework to Overcome the Challenges of Using LPS in Design on IPD Projects", Proceedings of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Conference in Edmonton, Canada.
  3. Parvaneh, F. and Hammad, A. (2022), "The Impacts of Pandemic to the Challenges of Sustainable Construction", Proceedings of the Creative Construction Conference (CCC) in Rijeka, Croatia.
  4. Elnady, A., Broda, Y., Hammad, A., Golabchi, H. and Mohamed, Y. (2022) "Utilizing Simulation to Predict Optimum number of Projects", Proceedings of the European Conference on Computing in Construction (ECCC) in Rhodes, Greece.
  5. Alam Bhuiyan, M., Rezaul, K. and Hammad, A. (2022), "Sustainability Analysis of Structural Materials used in Multistoried Building Construction: A Cradle to Grave Approach", Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual General Conference in Whistler, Canada.
  6. Alam Bhuiyan, M., Sulle, A. and Hammad, A. (2022), "Application of Choosing By Advantage (CBA) to Select Most Sustainable Project, Metro Extension Case Study", Proceedings of the International Structural Engineering and Construction Society (ISEC) EURO MED SEC 4 State-of-the-art Materials and Techniques in Structural Engineering and Construction Conference in Leipzig, Germany.
  7. Narjabadifam, N., Bascik, H., Nafari, S., and Hammad, A. (2022), "A Knowledge Based Decision Support System for Selection of Sustainable Structural Materials using Fuzzy Expert System", Proceedings of the International Structural Engineering and Construction Society (ISEC) EURO MED SEC 4 State-of-the-art Materials and Techniques in Structural Engineering and Construction Conference in Leipzig, Germany.
  8. Mansouri Asl, N. and Hammad, A. (2022), "A Framework to Enhance Utilization of Automated Progress Measurements in Construction Projects", Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress (CRC) in Washington DC, USA.
  9. Eltahan, A., Pourrahimian, E., Alsakka, F., Nomir, M. and Hammad, A. (2021), “Quantifying Contractors’ Qualifications using Pairwise Comparison in Best Value Procurement Method”, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Structural Engineering and Construction Society (ISEC) Conference in Cairo, Egypt
  10. Okasha, A., Eivazi Ziaei, P. and Hammad, A. (2021), “Optimizing Productivity Rate To Minimize Overdraft Interest Payment In Infrastructure Construction Projects”, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Structural Engineering And Construction Society (ISEC) Conference in Cairo, Egypt
  11. Salhab, D., Shehab, L., Noueihed, K. and Hammad, A. (2021), “Agent-Based Modelling (ABM) as a Decision Support System (DSS) for Project Delivery Methods”, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual General Conference in Canada
  12. Soltanikarbaschi, N. and Hammad, A. (2021), “An Integrated AHP-TOPSIS Methodology For Selecting Suitable Project Delivery Method for Construction Projects”, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual General Conference in Canada
  13. Nofal, A. and Hammad, A. (2020), “Application of Fuzzy TOSIS for Selecting most Sustainable Wall Material”, accepted for publication at the Third European and Mediterranean Structural Engineering and Construction Conference in Limassol, Cyprus
  14. Mdallal, A. and Hammad, A. (2019). Application of Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FAHP) to Reduce Concrete Waste on Construction Sites, Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Annual General Conference in Laval (Greater Montreal), Quebec, Canada
  15. Shikhli M. and Hammad A. (2018). Data Acquisition Model for Analyzing Schedule Delays Using KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data mining). Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, Moscow, Russia
  16. Ghazal M. and Hammad A. (2018). Data Acquisition Model for Analyzing Cost Overrun in Construction Projects using KDD. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bandung, Indonesia
  17. ElAtia, S. and Hammad, A. (2016). Application of Learning Analytics to Investigate Factors in Determining Reading Proficiency. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Gifted and Talented, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  18. Hammad, A., AbouRizk, S., and Mohamed, Y. (2013), “Data Acquisition Model for Capturing Labour Resources Data from Industrial Construction Projects”, Proceedings of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual General Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  19. ElAtia, S. and Hammad, A. (2011), “Advancing Educational Research through a Knowledge Discovery in Data (KDD) Model”. American Educational Research Association Conference, in New Orleans, United States of America
  20. El-Assaly, A. and Hammad, A. (2000) “Using AHP to Prioritize Pavement Maintenance Activities”. Creative Systems in Structural & Construction Engineering
  21. El-Assaly, A., Hammad A, and Stoeck J. (1999). Surface Condition Rating Practices in North America. Proceedings of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Annual General Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Teaching

Construction Project Management

Procurement Management & Contract Administration

Sustainable Construction

Databases & Data Mining

Decision Making & Analysis

Legal Issues in Construction

Information Technology in Construction

Courses

CIV E 303 - Project Management

Planning and scheduling; theories and techniques of project management.


CIV E 602 - Contract Administration

Construction project and contract administration; budgeting, costing and financial project control; delivery systems; labour relations; safety.


CIV E 709 - Advanced Topics in Construction Engineering and Management


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