Shahab Moeini

Shahab_MoeiniPaper: Big data in construction projects: Risk and opportunity management

Abstract: Bid data in construction projects has become the trend as the construction industry is bridging the gap for productivity and embracing disruptive and innovative technologies that rely on large volume of data and information.

This presentation will emphasize a value assessment of big data in construction projects.
Within a project management framework, and using the data information from Virtual Design Construction (VDC) models and project data compiled using Unmanned Aerial Systems or drones throughout construction projects, we will:

  • Define and discuss the risks associated with big data such as data security and privacy, and bad data or analytics in construction projects.
  • Identify the value of opportunities and benefits of big data for design and construction projects.

Key learning objectives:

  • Recognize the trends for big data in construction
  • Identify the risks and problems in big data for construction
  • Measure the benefits of big data in design and construction

Paper: Application of an Interrelated UAS-BIM system for Construction Progress Monitoring, Inspection and Project Management

Abstract:  Construction progress monitoring and constant comparison between “As-planned and the actual state of the project “As-built” is a critical task for construction project managers to keep projects on track. Currently, progress and inspection reports are based on manual input and observation of each and every phase of the construction projects, such processes are costly and time consuming.

Unlike the traditional method for project control, integrating advanced technologies such Building Information Modeling (BIM), Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS) and real-time cloud based data modeling and analysis, enable real time project control, monitoring and inspection. Advanced BIM encompasses project As-Planned information such as design, specification, cost, and schedule which enables CPMs to have an accurate comparison between as As-Planned and the UAS based As-Built states of the project. This paper describes:

  • The current state for building information modelling and unmanned aerial system in construction projects.
  • A strategy for the application and integration of BIM and UAS throughout progress monitoring of the construction of a recreational facility.
  • The challenges and opportunities for full automation and data analytics towards real time project control and monitoring of Construction projects.

Biography: Shahab Moeini is currently completing a doctorate degree in Business Administration with a focus on organizational management with the University of Liverpool in the UK. He holds a Master of Science in Geospatial Science from the University of Salzburg and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Engineering (Water Resources) from the Azad University in Iran.

Shahab started his professional career as an emergency construction manager and worked six years as a manager in charge of rehabilitation and reconstruction of municipal infrastructure after natural disasters or conflicts. He then worked 10 years as a water resources and soil engineer in water infrastructure project management before joining international organizations as a water and habitat engineer, leading projects in conflict and post-conflict zones throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to his work as an instructor, Shahab is also the director of a Canadian-based consulting firm, providing project management and strategic advice to international organizations.