FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGCIVIL ENGINEERING


Construction Management Engineering Laboratory - Ongoing Research

Research Areas: 


Project planning, time-cost trade off problems, scheduling with computer applications, 

 

Construction engineering and technology, construction site techniques, equipment and machinery,

 

Project management, feasibility studies, resource management and optimization, quality and value management,

 

Construction conceptual cost estimation, benefit/cost analysis,

 

Health and safety,

 

Risk assessment and management, decision-making under risk and uncertainty,

 

Project management economics, economic decision analysis in construction,

 

Macro-economic aspects of construction industry, international construction, market research and analysis, competitiveness of Turkish contractors,

 

Strategic (long-term) planning, business development, strategy formulation, construction process restructuring, organizational learning,

 

Information technology and tools, Building Information Modeling (BIM), product and process modeling,

 

Facilities management, life-cycle assessment,

 

Data acquisition, analysis, and management,

 

Legal aspects in construction industry, contracting, specifications and regulations, dispute settlements.

 

Recent Research Projects:

(in chronological order from most recent)

 

Development of High Performance Exact and Meta-Heuristic Algorithms for Resource Leveling Problem in Construction Projects, sponsored by TÜBİTAK, 2011- Ongoing. PI: Dr. Rifat Sonmez

 

Scheduling of Resource Constrained Multiple Projects with Meta-Heuristic Algorithms, sponsored by METU BAP, 2010 – Ongoing. PI: Dr. Rifat Sonmez

 

Risk Mapping in Construction, sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, December 2010-December 2012. PIs: Dr. Irem Dikmen Toker, Dr. M. Talat Birgonul

 

A real-time damage assessment and a model-based evacuation and guidance approach in facilities for managing emergency response operations during multi-hazard emergencies, sponsored by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, March 2010 - September 2012. PIs: Dr. Irem Dikmen Toker, Dr. M. Talat Birgonul

 

Development of a Multi-agent Based Risk Modelling Tool for International Construction Projects, sponsored by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, October 2007- June 2010. PIs: Dr. Irem Dikmen Toker, Dr. M. Talat Birgonul