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Hisham Said, Ph.D.

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Title: Assistant Professor
Office: EC 221
Phone: 408-551-7156
Fax: 408-554-5474
Email: hsaid@scu.edu
Website:

http://www.engr.scu.edu/~hsaid/

Education:

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010
M.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt 2006
B.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt 2003

Interests:

Construction process modeling and simulation, construction logistics and production management, modular construction, sustainable built environment, infrastructure management.

Biography

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 School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Said holds bachelors and masters degrees from Cairo University in Egypt, and a PhD in Civil Engineering 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 optimization and simulation models for modular construction production management, construction logistics planning, sustainable supply chain management, and sustainable development and resiliency of critical infrastructure systems.

Current Research Interests

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.    

Recent Publications

1.    Said H., El-Rayes K. (2013). "Optimal Utilization of Interior Building Spaces for material Procurement and Storage in Congested Construction Sites." Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 31, 292-306.

2.    Su X., Cai H., Said H., and Kandil A. (2012). "GIS-Based Dynamic Construction Site material Layout Evaluation for Building Renovation Projects Automation in Construction." Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 27, 40-49. 

3.    Said H., Kandil A., and Cai H. (2012). "Agent-Based Simulation of Labor Emergency Evacuation in High-Rise Building Construction Sites." Construction Research Congress (CRC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), May 21-23, West Lafayette, IN. 

4.    Jeerangsuwan T., Said H., Kandil A., Ukkusuri S. (2012). "Optimization Application for Financial Viability Evaluation of PPP Toll Road Projects." Construction Research Congress (CRC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), May 21-23, West Lafayette, IN.

5.    Said, H., El-Rayes, K. (2010). "Optimizing Material Procurement and Storage on Construction Sites." Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 137(6), 421 – 431.

6.    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.

7.    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.

8.    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.

9.    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.

10.    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.

11.    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.

12.    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.  

13.    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. 

Society Memberships and Service

  • Co-chair, Construction Planning, Control, and Risk Management Track, Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, 2012.
  • Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Member, Organizing Committee, First Global Leadership Forum for Construction Engineering and Management Program, West Lafayette, IN, March 20-22, 2011.
  • Member, Career Services Council, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009 – 2010).
  • Reviewer, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE (2009 - present).
  • Reviewer, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE (2007 - present).
  •  Reviewer, Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier (2007 - present).
  • Reviewer, Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA, April 2009.

Awards

  • ELECTRI International Early Career Award 2013, Research project Title: Industrialization of Electrical Contracting: Supply Chain and Logistics Management. 
  • Best Paper Award, Construction Research Congress 2012, for paper: "Optimal Material Logistics Planning in Congested Construction Sites."
  • ASCE ExCEEd Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers (2012)
  • Eminent Engineer Honor, Order of the Engineer, SCU Chapter (May 2012) http://www.order-of-the-engineer.org 
  • AAAEA Student Scholarship (2008 and 2009), Chicago, Illinois.
  • CAPSCU Award for Distinguished Post-Graduates (2008), Cairo University, Egypt.
  • Undergraduate Excellence Award (2003). Cairo University, Egypt.

Courses Taught

CE 41 Statics
CE 43 Strength of Materials
CE 128/208 Engineering Economics and Business
CE 184/284 Construction Administration
CE 186/286 Construction Planning and Control
CE 187/287 Construction Operations and Equipment
CE 288 Engineering Decision and Risk Analysis