University of Calgary

Refereed Conference Proceedings

2008

Hossain, L. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. "Optimization of Multi-project Environment (OPMPE)", Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL. Dec. 2008

Abdel-Fattah, Aly and Ruwanpura, J.Y. "An Integrated Cad and Simulation Model for Concrete Operations" Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL. Dec. 2008

Zhang, G. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). "An Efficient Construction Materials Management Model to Improve Site Labor Productivity" Proceedings of CIB Joint International Symposium 2008, Nov, Dubai, UAE.

Skulmoski, G. and Hartman, F.T., "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Competent Hybrid", Proceedings of the International Project Management Association World Congress, Rome, Italy, November 2008.

Skulmoski, G. and Hartman, F.T., "The Competent Project Manager: The Soft Competencies Required for Successful IT Projects," Proceedings of the International Association for Management of Technology Conference: Creating and Managing a Knowledge Economy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 2008.

Skulmoski, G. and Hartman, F.T., "Beyond IT Interoperability Assessment: Complexity Analysis of the Project Context," Proceedings of the 9th IBIMA Conference: Information Management in Modern Organizations, Marrakech, Morocco, January 2008.

Cui, X.D., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Maidment, P.E., Revay, S.O. (2008). "A Prediction Model to Mitigate the Changes and Its Impact on Construction Productivity" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC

Silva, L., Hewage, K., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Weeasinghe, U.G.D. (2008). "Total Information Systems Integration in Construction Projects", Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC

Gannoruwa, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008)."Development of an efficiency model for optimum construction productivity through effective supervision on worker performances" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC

Weerasinghe, U.G.D. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). "Integration of LEED Rating System with Project Management Process." Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC.

Hemachandra, P.S. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). "Probabilistic Earned Value Forecasting and Activity Performance Index Using Monte Carlo Simulation" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC

Hossain, L. and Ruwanpura, J.Y.(2008) "Multi-Project Simulation Models (MPSM) for Resource Management", Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC.

Aduagyei, F. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008)"Optimization of Resources in Construction Work area through Effective Process Planning", Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC.

Jugdev, K., Yurka, W., Sennara, M., and Ruwanpura, J. (2008). "A Case Study on Project Lessons Learned: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". Proceedings of at the Academy of Management,m Conference, Anaheim, CA.

2007

Skulmoski, G., Hartman, F.T. and Jergeas, G., "Project Feasibility: A Framework for Analysis," Proceedings of the International Project Management Conference, Tehran, Iran, May 2007.

Hanna, M and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007) "Simulation Tool for Manpower Forecast Loading and Resource Levelling" Accepted for Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, S. G. Henderson, B. Biller, M.-H. Hsieh, J. Shortle, J. D. Tew, and R. R. Barton, eds., Washington DC, Dec.

Gannoruwa, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007) "Construction Noise Prediction and Barrier Optimization using Special Purpose SImulation" Accepted for Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, S. G. Henderson, B. Biller, M.-H. Hsieh, J. Shortle, J. D. Tew, and R. R. Barton, eds., Washington DC, Dec.

Mortaheb, M.M. , Deghan, R., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Khoramshahi, F. (2007). "Major Factors Influencing Construction Productivity in Industrial Congested Sites"" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Yellowknife, June

Mortaheb, M.M., Khoramshahi, F., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Deghan, R. (2007). "Suggestions to Improve Manual Welding Efficiency in terms of Welder Tool Time for Developing Countries (Based On a Case Study: Iranian Petrochemical Projects)" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Yellowknife, June.

Wimalasena, S., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Hettiaratchi, J.P.A. (2007). "Construction And Demolition Waste Management Tools And Practices In Construction Projects: Review" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Yellowknife, June.

Hewage, K.N. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007). "Technological Framework to Improve on-Site Communication and Productivity" Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2007, ASCE, Bahamas, May.

Liu, Xin and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007). "Ten Weeks Testing Model to Improve Construction Productivity" Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2007, ASCE, Bahamas, May.

2006

Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2006). " Stochastic Shortest and Longest Route Dynamic Programming Networks Using the Multilevel Network", Accepted for Proceedings. of IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, Xian, China.

Zhou, Y., Jergeas, G.F., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). " Motivation, Performance, and Job Satisfaction of Construction Management Professionals---An Expectancy Theory Research Approach", Accepted for Proceedings. of IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, Xian, China

Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Choy, E. (2006) "Predicting Construction Productivity using Situation Based Simulation Model", Accepted for Proceedings of the 10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Aug. 2006, Bangkok, Thailand (6 pages)

Ruwanpura, J.Y., Jergeas, G.F., Hewage, K., and Zhou, Y. (2006) "Most Significant Motivational Factors For Construction Workers And Management Staff", Accepted for Proceedings of the10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Aug. 2006, Bangkok, Thailand (6 pages)

Fahmy, S. and Jergeas, G.F. (2006). "Practical guidelines for Successful Design-Build Projects Experience." Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 10 pages).

Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Technology Adoptability and Adaptability Issues Related to Communication in Alberta Commercial Construction Projects", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 11 pages).

Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Worker Efficiencies and Analysis of Non-Tool Time in Alberta Commercial Construction Projects", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 10 pages).

Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2006). "Simulation Based Risk Management Using Multi-Level/Multi-Managed Integrated Networks", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 10 pages).

Peres Da Silva, S., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006) "Concrete Productivity Improvements in Alberta on Commercial Construction Projects", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 8 pages).

Mortaheb, M.M., Aghajani, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "An Example of Project Management Training Program in a Developing Country", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 8 pages).

El-Assaly, A., Ng, H., Chua, K., Yong, C., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Cost Forecast Model for Sewer Infrastructure Network in Edmonton, Alberta", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 8 pages).

Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Ariaratnam, S. (2006). "Project Management Best Practices for Trenchless Construction Projects", Proceedings of the No-Dig 2006 Conference, Nashville, TN. March (Refereed, CD, 8 pages)

2005

Seneviratne, A., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Lueke, J. (2005). "Planning Horizontal Directional Drilling Projects using Simulation", Proceedings of the No-Dig 2005 Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2005.

Gough, M. and Jergeas, G., "Case Study: A Methodology for Improving Organizational and Project Team Effectiveness on an Infrastructure Development Program", Proceeding of the CEIS 2005, Beirut, Lebanon, June 6-8, 2005, accepted.

Jergeas, G., "Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance and Success", Proceeding of the ISEC-03 3rd International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Japan, September 20-23, 2005, accepted.

Lozon, J.P., Rankin, L.K. and Jergeas, G.F., "Detailed Execution Planning for large Oil and Gas Construction Projects", Proceeding Accepted for the Proceedings. Of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, ON, June, 2005

Hartman, F.T., "How to be an Exceptional Project Leader", Proceedings of the 2005 PMI Southeast 14th Regional Symposium (CD ROM), Atlanta, Georgia, June 2005.

Ahmed, T., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Clark, R. (2005), "Predicting Schedule and Cost Elements' Variation for EPC Projects in Alberta", Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2005, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Choy, E. and Ruwanpura, J.Y., (2005) "Situation Based Modeling for Construction Productivity" Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2005, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2005). "Most important worker motivational factors that impact the productivity of Alberta Construction Projects," Accepted for the Proceedings. Of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, June, 2005.

Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2005). "Multi Level Integrated Stochastic Networks for Cost and Time Risk Assessment," Accepted for the Proceedings. Of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, June, 2005.

Nazir, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Day, R. (2005). "Comprehensive and Robust Quality Assurance System for Concrete Construction" Accepted for the Proceedings. Of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, June, 2005.

2004

Condon, E. and Hartman, F (2004) "The Project Game", Proc. of IRNOP VI Turku, Finland. August. (CD)

Hewage, K. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2004) "Optimization of Traffic Signal Light Signal Timing for Developing Countries using Simulation," Proc. of Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, Dec.2004, 1428-1433.

Hirst, G. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2004) "Simulation Tool to Select the Most Optimum Route for Pipeline Projects", Proc. Of IPC 2004 International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Oct. 2004

Howe, T. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2004). "The Land Forces Equipment Support Model", In Proceeding of the Modeling and Simulation 2004 - 15th IASTED International Conference, Marina Del Rey, Feb/March 2004, 36-41

Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Jergeas, G.F. (2004) "Decision Tree Module within Decision Support Simulation System," Proc. Of Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC, Dec. 2004., 1268-1276.

Ruwanpura, J. Y. and Ariaratnam, S. (2004). "Cost Forecast Models for Sewer Infrastructure", In Proc. of No-Dig 2004 Conference, New Orleans, March 2004

2003

Carrillo, P., Robinson, H. and Hartman, F.T., "Knowledge Management Strategies: Learning from other Sectors", Proceedings of the ASCE 2003 Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003.

Fernando, S, Er, K.C., Mohamed, Y., AbouRizk, S, and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2003). "A Review of Simulation Applications for Varying Demands in Tunneling." Proc. of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003, No.Page Numbers in CD.

Liberda, M.*, Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2003). "Construction Productivity Improvement: A study of Human, Managerial and External Factors." Proc. of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003, No.Page Numbers in CD.

Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Eghbal, E*. (2003). "Gorgon Method: A New Framework to Manage Small Oil and Gas Projects." In Proc. Of CSCE 5th Construction Specialty Conference, Moncton, June 2003.

Ruwanpura, J.Y., Ariaratnam, S. and El-Assaly, A.(2003). "Rule Based Simulation Model for Sewer Infrastructure." Proc. of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003, No.Page Numbers in CD

Ruwanpura, J.Y., Meek, D., Nutting, T., Greaves, D, Hamlin, J and Timler, M. (2003). "Most Significant Causes for Rework due to Engineering Deliverables" In Proc. Of CSCE 5th Construction Specialty Conference, Moncton, June 2003.

2002

Chandrakanthi, M*, Ruwanpura, J.Y., Hettiarachchi, J.P., and Prado, B.* (2002). "Optimization of the Waste Management for Construction Projects Using Simulation." Proc. Of the Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, 1771-1777.

Powers, G.*, Ruwanpura, J.Y., Dolhan. G.*, and Chu, M.* (2002). "Simulation Based Project Selection Decision Analysis Tool." Proc. of the Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, 1778-1785.

2001

Ruwanpura, J.Y. and AbouRizk, S.M. (2001) "Design, Development and Application of Soil Transition Algorithms for Tunneling Using Special Purpose Simulation." Proc. of the Winter Simulation Conference, Virginia, 1512-1520.

Skulmoski, G.J., DeMaere, R.; Paiaro, J.; Hartman, F.T., "Don't Be Creative With Project Management: Be Creative With Solutions", Proceedings of IPMA 16th World Congress on Project Management Creativity, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2001.