Behzad Esmaeili, Assistant Professor

Behzad Esmaeili

Contact

Behzad Esmaeili Assistant Professor
email:besmaeili2@unl.edu

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

113 Nebraska Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588

Phone: 402.472.5504

Open Positions

I am looking for multiple graduate research assistants (Ph.D. and M.S.) to join my research group. Competitive candidates should be self motivated, dedicated, team player, and have excellent written and communication skills. Applicants should send a copy of their CV and one-page letter of interest to: besmaeili2@unl.edu


Curriculum Vitae

Education


  • Post-Doctoral  Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2012-2013
  • Ph.D.  Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009-2012
  • M.S.  Construction Engineering and Management, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009-2012
  • M.S.  Construction Engineering and Management, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2006-2008
  • B.S.  Civil Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2002-2006

Experience


  • Assistant Professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2012 – present
  • Consultant, Melli Sakhteman, 2008
  • Consultant, Industrial Consultant, 2007
  • Internet Service Project Manager, Empas Corp., 2003 – 2005
  • Project Engineer, Almas, 2006

Awards and Honors


  • 2nd Best Poster Award, Construction Research Congress, 2012
  • Atkinson Construction Travel Fellowship, Atkinson Construction, 2011
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2009
  • Ranked 1st among Graduated CEM Students, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2008

Professional affiliations and activities


Service
  • Reviewer, Construction Management and Economics (CME), Taylor and Francis, 2007-present.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (JCEM), ASCE, 2012-present.
  • Reviewer, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, David Publishing Company, 2012 - present.
  • Session Chair, International Conference for Sustainable Design, Engineering, & Construction (ICSDEC), Fort Worth, TX, (2 sessions), 2012.
  • Session Chair, CIB W099, Safety and Health in Construction, Washington DC, (1 session), 2011.
  • Reviewer, 38th Annual Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2013.
  • Reviewer, 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference (CSCE 2011), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2011.
  • Reviewer, CIB W099 Safety and Health in Construction, Washington DC, 2011.
Book
  • Translated “Safety in Construction”, written by J. Hinze, with collaboration of Dr. M. T. Banki, from English into Persian (Farsi) published by Centre of Academic Publication, 2011.
Certificate
  • The Graduate Certificate in Engineering for Developing Communities (EDC), 2012
  • OSHA 10 Hours, 2010
  • Management Information System, 2003
Affiliation
  • Construction Industry Institute (CII)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Engineering Project Organizations Society (EPOS)

Courses Taught


University of Colorado at Boulder
  • AREN 4466 - Primavera 6 Workshop for Construction Planning & Scheduling (Fall 2012, Summer 2013)

Research Interests


Construction Safety, Risk Analysis and Decision Making, Innovation, and Alternative Project Delivery Methods.

Select Publications


  • Esmaeili, B., and Hallowell, M. R. (2013). “Integration of Safety Risk Data with Highway Construction Schedules.” Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 31(6): 528-541.
  • Esmaeili, B., and Hallowell, M. R. (2012). “Diffusion of safety innovations in the construction industry.” ASCE, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(8): 955-963.
  • Hallowell, M. R., Esmaeili, B., and Chinowsky, P. (2011). “Safety risk interactions among highway construction work tasks.” Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 29(4): 417-429.
  • Banki, M. T., Esmaeili, B., (2009). “The effects of variability of the mathematical equations and project categorizations on forecasting S-curves at construction industry.” International Journal of Civil Engineering, 7(4): 258-270.
  • Banki, M. T., Esmaeili, B., Ravanshadnia, M., (2008). “The assessment of bidding strategy of Iranian construction firm.” International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, 4(2): 153-160.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications


  • Esmaeili, B., Franz, B., Molenaar, K. R., Leicht, R. M., Messner, J., (2003). “Construction projects’ performance metrics and critical success factors.” CSCE Annual Conference (CSCE 2013), May 29 - June 1, Montreal, Canada.
  • Esmaeili, B., Hallowell, M. R., Balagi, R. (2012). “Multivariate data analysis on struck-by risk attributes.” Safety and Health in Construction, CIB W099, September 10-11, Singapore.
  • Esmaeili, B., Hallowell, M. R., Roucheray, M., (2012). “Developing a framework for measuring the Effectiveness of Common Fall Prevention/Protection Practices.” The 2012 International Conference for Sustainable Design, Engineering, & Construction (ICSDEC), November 7-9, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Esmaeili, B., Hallowell, M. R., (2012). “Attribute safety risk model for measuring safety risk of struck-by accidents.” The 2012 Construction Research Congress (CRC), May 21-23, West Lafayette.
  • Esmaeili, B., Hallowell, M. R., (2011). "Using network analysis to model fall hazards on construction projects," Safety and Health in Construction, CIB W099, August 24-26, Washington DC.
  • Esmaeili, B., Hallowell, M. R., (2011). "A decision support tool for integrating safety risk with project schedules," Safety and Health in Construction, CIB W099, August 24-26, Washington DC.
  • Esmaeili, B., Hallowell, M. R., (2011). "Comparative safety risk analysis of highway construction work tasks ", 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference (CSCE 2011), June 14-17, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Banki, M. T., Esmaeili, B., (2008). “Using historical data for forecasting S-curves at construction industry”, Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2008), 282 – 286, December 8-11, Singapore.
  • Esmaeili, B., Ravanshadnia, M., Banki, M. T., (2007). “The assessment of bidding strategy of Iranian construction firm”, Proceeding of IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2007), 984-988, December 2-5, Singapore.
  • Banki, M. T., Esmaeili, B., Ravanshadnia, M., (2007). “Cash flow forecasting in construction projects”, Proceeding of Development of Executive System of Civil, Industrial and Urban Projects, May 16-17, Tehran, Iran (In Farsi).
  • Esmaeili, B., Ravanshadnia, M., (2007). “Problems of procurement in EPC contract in Iran”, Proceeding of Project Procurement System for Construction Industry, March 4-5, Tehran, Iran (In Farsi).