New Frontiers Research Conference 2015

2015 CERC Conference: New Frontiers.  CERC’s mission is to highlight the ways that industry can benefit from academic-industry research partnerships as well as present research findings on a variety of relevant topics.  The 2015 event featured research on BIM, safety, lean construction, ergonomics, education, and communication. You will find resources from the event below. Email with questions on the event or our applied research program.


10:00 – 10:30 am Welcome and opening remarks
10:30 – 11:45 am Session 1
Session 1 Health and Safety
Sathyanarayanan Rajendran Construction Site Safety
John Gambatese Construction Engineering: Designing Formwork and Concrete Structures for Safety
Ken-Yu Lee Safety Technology: LED for Temporary Construction Lighting
Session 2 BIM for Facilities Management
Sheryl Staub-French Investigating BIM-Based Collaboration
Steve Hutsell & Van Woods Is There Any Place For COBie Outside The Building?
Yong Woo Kim Leadership for Lean Implementation at Capital Projects
12:00 – 1:30 pm Poster Session and Lunch
  • F2-COBie project
    Bita Astaneh Asl Lokesh Masania
  • What is the Taxonomy? A Study on the Implementation of Enterprise Asset Management System at Sound Transit
    Mihir Bharmal
  • Building Use Audit Procedure
    Alireza Borhani Julie Kreigh
  • Permeable Pavement in Low Impact Development
    Liyang Chen
  • Barriers to Good Front End Planning
    Nikeshwar Duvuri
  • Pixel Management
    Mahshid Gharibimarzancola
  • Case study: Process Mapping BIM to Prefabrication in a Retrofit Construction Project
    Arundhati Ghosh
  • Implementation of Lean Construction with New Subcontractor
    Anirudh Gupta
  • Total Worker Health
    Tahni Hartso
  • Subcontracting Practices: The Owner’s Involvement in Subcontractor Selection
    Luigia Iannotta Jeff Ottesen
  • 4D Scheduling & Industry Collaboration: Filling the BIM Void
    David Martin
  • Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Non-Traditional Playgrounds
    Doris McMahon
  • Building Information Modeling: Effects of Leadership and Team Structure
    Nhi Nguyen
  • A Categorization of Subcontracting Practices in the Northwest
    Natasha Osmanbhoy Salvatore Biancardo Jeff Ottesen
  • Schedule Activity Density Analysis
    Jeff Ottesen
  • Immersive Virtual Reality
    Lucky Agung Pratama
  • Success of Public-Private Partnership Projects in Generation Sector in Saudi Arabia
    Khaled Rezqallah
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
    HaoDuo Yang
1:45 – 3:00 am Session 2
Session 1 Construction Engineering
Robert Seghetti Accelerated Construction Techniques Material, Equipment and Processes
Kamran Nemati Accelerated Construction of Urban Intersections with Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (PCCP)
Session 2 Construction Education
Thomas Korman Enhancing CEM Education with Company Simulation
Anne Anderson Global Teams in Virtual Worlds
David Martin 4D Scheduling & Industry Collaboration: Filling the BIM Void