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Hisham Said, Ph.D.
Hisham Said is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University. Before joining SCU in January 2012, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Division of Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) of the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Said holds bachelors and masters degrees from Cairo University in Egypt, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Said has experience in the building industry both as structural engineer and contract administrator. Dr. Said's research interests include developing decision support and optimization models for construction production management, construction logistics planning, sustainable supply chain management, and sustainable development and resiliency of critical infrastructure systems.
Dr. Said's research interests are directed to improve the efficiency of construction operations and sustainable development of our built environment. He is developing new decision making and simulation models to optimize the planning and control of construction production processes, construction logistics, green building projects, and sustainable infrastructure development and management.
1. Nookala, S., Said, H., Kandil, A, and Cai, H. (2011). "Conceptual Agent Based Framework for Construction Stakeholder Interactions in Sustainable Building Projects." 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
2. Jeerangsuwan, T., Said, H., and Kandil, A. (2011). "Financial Viability Evaluation for Toll Road Projects Considering the Dynamics between Road Condition and Travel Demand." 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
3. Said, H., El-Rayes, K. (2010). "Optimizing Material Procurement and Storage on Construction Sites." Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 137(6), 421 – 431.
4. Said, H., El-Rayes, K. (2010). "Optimizing the Planning of Construction Site Security for Critical Infrastructure Systems." Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 19(2), 221 - 234.
5. Said, H., and El-Rayes, K. (2010). "Optimizing Material Logistics Planning in Construction Projects." Construction Research Congress, Construction Institute (CI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Banff, Alberta, Canada.
6. El-Rayes, K., Said, H. (2009). "Dynamic Site Layout Planning using Approximate Dynamic Programming." Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 23(2), 119 - 127.
7. Said, H., Marzouk, M., and El-Said, M. (2009) "Application of Computer Simulation to Bridge Deck Construction: Case Study." Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 18(4), 377 - 385.
8. Marzouk, M., Said, H., and El-Said, M. (2009) "A framework for multi-objective optimization of launching girder bridges." Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 135(8), 791 – 800.
9. El-Rayes, K., Said, H. (2009) "Global Optimization of Dynamic Site Layout Planning in Construction Projects." Construction Research Congress (CRC) Conference, Construction Institute (CI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Seattle, WA, USA.
10.Marzouk, M., Said, H., and El-Said, M. (2008). "Special Purpose Simulation Model for Balanced Cantilever Bridges." Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 13(2), 122-131.
11.Marzouk, M., Zein, H., Elsaid, M. (2006) "Bridge_Sim: Framework for Planning and Optimizing Bridge Deck Construction Using Computer Simulation." Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference, Monterey, CA, USA.
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