George Morcous

George Morcous 

George Morcous
Contact Information:
PKI 105B
Omaha
(402) 554-2544
gmorcous2@unl.edu
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Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • M.A.Sc. Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • B.Eng. (honors) Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Design and Construction of Prestressed Concrete
  • Bridge Management Systems
  • Self-Consolidating Concrete


Experience

Employment:
  • 01/08 - Present
    Structural Engineer Consultant in the structural analysis and design of the following projects: 1- Rehabilitation of the Princess Margaret Bridge in New Brunswick, Canada 2- Sky palace of the Dubai Pearl, Dubai, UAE 3- Superior Concrete Poles, Texas, USA 4- Jahra Road Bridge, Kuwait
  • 01/05 - Present
    Assistant Professor (Tenured and Promoted to Associate profesor starting August 2010) Construction Systems - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha, NE, USA Instructed the following courses: - Design and Construction of Reinforced Concrete Building (CET 3390) - Design and Construction of Foundation (CET 4180) - Heavy/Civil Estimating (CONE 4660/8660) - Formwork Systems (CONE 4170/8170) - Bridge Design (CIVE 949) - Prestressed Concrete (CIVE 850) - Reinforced Concrete Design (CIVE 840/440) - Introduction to Structures (CIVE 341) - Graduate Design Project (AE 8010)
  • 09/02 – 12/04 Assistant Professor School of Engineering - Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, Canada Instructed the following courses: - Mechanics of Materials (APSC 1133) - Engineering Economics (APSC 2413) - Engineering Design II (APSC 1863) - Computer Programming II (APSC 2613)
  • 11/00 – 08/02 Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, and Dept. of Civil Eng. and Applied Mechanics – McGill Uni., Montreal, QC, Canada. Instructed the following course: - Foundation Engineering - Renovation and Preservation of Infrastructure Participated in the second phase of the NRC-IRC BELCAM (Building Envelope Life Cycle Asset Management) research project. Conducted research for NRC-IRC on bridge maintenance optimization.
  • 09/97 – 10/00 Research Associate Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Instructed the following courses: - Technical Drawing (ENGR 211) - Civil Engineering Drawing (CIVI 211) - Engineering Economics (ENGR 401) Conducted research for MTQ on modeling bridge deterioration
  • 09/94 – 08/97 Research Assistant Faculty of Engineering – Cairo University, Giza, Egypt Instructed the tutorials and labs of the following courses: - Project Management - Technical Drawing - Structural Analysis and Design using SAP90 - Construction Management Capstone project. Conducted research in the cost estimate of bridge projects in Egypt.
  • 09/96 – 08/97 Project ManaGEMENT ENGINEER ORASCOM Construction Industries, Inc., Cairo, Egypt. Prepared the schedule and cost estimate of the following projects: - Dar El-Fouad Hospital - El-Shiek Zaid Hospital - Extension of the American University in Cairo (AUC) library.
  • 09/94 – 08/96 Bridge Engineer Samaan and Fam Consulting Engineering Firm, Giza, Egypt. Prepared the structural analysis and design of the following projects: - Prestressed concrete bridges: El-Moneeb, El-Warrak, and Sherbeen. - Steel bridges: Shobra El-Mazalat and Nikla. - Several steel and reinforced concrete commercial and residential buildings.
Professional Activities:
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Nebraska, USA since 07
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Nova Scotia, Canada, since 04.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Egypt since 1994.
  • Coordinator of the Construction Engineering Program at UNL since 2010.
  • Director of Structural Laboratory at UNO since 2009.
  • Member of the Durham School Executive Council since 2010.
  • Member of the UNO Faculty Senate (External Member) and member of UNO Committee on Academic and Curriculum Affairs since 07.
  • Member of the Advisory Committee of several graduate students at UNL
  • Member of several search committees for faculty positions at UNL
  • Associate Member: American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Lecturer of PCI one-day seminars
  • Member of the external review committee for the graduate program at the University of Miami.
  • Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Member of the ACI 345 Committee on Bridge Construction.
  • Member of the TRB AHD35 Committee on Bridge Management.
  • Member of the International Association of IABMAS organization.
  • Member of the Honorary Society Sigma, Lambda, Chi. since 06.
  • Member of the organizing committee of the 31st World Congress of Housing, International Association of Housing Science (IAHS), Montreal 2003.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 2006 ASCE Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, Montreal, 2006.
  • Member of the construction M. Eng. and Ph.D. acceptance committees.
  • Reviewer of several scholar journals: ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, PCI Journal, ACI Journal, Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, and TRB Transportation Research Record.
Graduate Students Supervised and Graduation Date:
  • Genmiao Chen, MS, (August 2006)
  • Kromel Hanna, Ph.D, (December 2008)
  • Amin Akhnoukh, Ph.D (December 2008)
  • John Heinmann, MAE, (May 2009)
  • Videgla Sekpe, MEng, (May 2009)
  • Marc Maguire, MS, (August 2009)
  • Faten Fawzy, MS, (August 2009)
  • Xiaoyue Song, MS, (December 2009)
  • Alec Stubbe, MS, (December 2009)
  • Quinton Patzlaff, MS (August 2010)
  • Yaohua Deng, Ph.D (Expected May 2012)
  • Eliya Henin, Ph.D (Expected August 2012)
  • Afshin Hatami, Ph.D (Expected December 2012)

Funding

  1. Morcous, “Self-Consolidating Concrete for Cast-in-Place Bridge Components”, NCHRP 18-16, $450,000, May 2011 – April 2012.
  2. Morcous “Developing Pontis Deterioration Models for Nebraska Bridges”, NDOR, $33,000, July 10 – June 11.
  3. Morcous “Testing NU-Tie Embedment” Hughes Brothers, $2,500, June 10 – July 10.
  4. Morcous, Hanna, and Tadros “Load Rating of Complex Bridges”, NDOR, $23,518, July 09 – June 10.
  5. Hanna, Morcous, and Tadros “Bottom Flange Reinforcement”, NDOR, $29,754, July 09 – June 10.
  6. Hemsath, Hind, Schwer, Yong, Morcous, Lomneth, and Jameton, “Zero Net Energy Building Science Research Cluster”, Nebraska Research Initiative, $98,797, April 09 – May 11.
  7. Tadros and Morcous “Continuous Shallow Hollow-Core Floor System”, Charles Pankow Foundation, $105,000, November 08 – August 10.
  8. Morcous and Tadros “Ultra-High Performance Concrete in Standard Prestressed Concrete Products”, PCI, $20,000, August 08 – July 09.
  9. Hanna, Morcous and Tadros “Design Aids for NU-I Girder Bridges”, NDOR, $59,636, July 08 – June 09.
  10. Morcous “Concrete Pressure on Insulated Concrete Forms” UCARE, $2,000, August 08 – May 09.
  11. Morcous and Tadros “Shallow Continuous Inverted Tee for Hollow Core Floors”, Concrete Industries, Inc., $25,000, January 08 – December 08.
  12. Morcous and Erdogmus “Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for Construction Quality Assurance of Concrete Pavement”, NDOR, $28,667, July 07 – June 08
  13. Tadros and Morcous “Application of Ultra-High Performance Concrete to NU-I Girders”, NDOR, $39,533, July 07 – June 08
  14. Morcous and Tadros “Guidelines for Transverse Design and Detailing of Adjacent Box Beam Bridges”, PCI, $20,000, August 07 – July 08.
  15. Morcous “Construction Quality Assurance Using Ground Penetrating Radar” UCARE, $2,000, August 07 – May 08.
  16. Tadros and Morcous “Impact of Large 0.7 inch Stands on NU-I Girders”, NDOR, $244,408, July 07 – June 10
  17. Morcous and Tadros “Welded Wire Reinforcement versus Random Steel Fibers in Ultra-High Performance Prestressed Concrete Girders”, WRI, $25,366, May 07 – April 08
  18. Morcous “Detecting Steel in ICF Walls”, J.D. and Associates, $6,729, June 07 – August 07.
  19. Tadros and Morcous “Columbus Viaduct System” NDOR, $26,023, August 06 – December 08.
  20. Tadros and Morcous “Rapid Construction of Pacific Street Bridge”, NDOR, $139,442, October 05 – September 10.
  21. Tadros and Morcous “Second Generation of Precast Deck Panels” NDOR, $150,560, July 04 – June 08.
  22. Tadros and Morcous “Design Aids for Threaded Rod Continuous Girders”, NDOR, $101,594, May 04 – June 07.
  23. Morcous, Cho, and Youn, "Remote Assessment of New Bridge Systems Using Smart Wireless Sensors", PKI-UNL-UNO Collaborative Research Grants, $25,000, June 06 – May 07.
  24. Nowak, Morcous, and Tuan, “Developing Guidelines for Cast-in-Place Self Consolidating Concrete”, NDOR, $58,730, July 06 – June 07.
  25. Morcous, “Lateral and Vertical Deflections of Sunrooms”, Lancaster Conservatories Inc., $19,960, June 06 – Sept. 06.
  26. Morcous and Tadros, “Use of LRFD for Bridge Substructure and Earth Retaining Structures”, NDOR, $14,350, May 06 – June 06.
  27. Goedert, Holmes, Morcous, Cho, Schwer, and Bernstein, “Plans for Rebuilding New Orleans “, HUD, $293,859, March 06 – Feb. 08.
  28. Tadros and Morcous “Class C Fly Ash in Concrete Pavement”, NDOR, $312,379 Jan. 05 – June 09.
  29. Dufner, Morcous, and Schwer “Project Management Informatics for Engineering”, PKI-UNL-UNO Collaborative Research Grants, $5,000, June 05 – May 06.
  30. Morcous “An Object-Oriented Database for Bridge Management”, Research Office – Acadia University, $1,500, Dec. 03 – April 04.
  31. Rivard, Fazio, and Morcous “Building Envelope Life Cycle Asset Management” Institute of Research in Construction – National Research Council of Canada (IRC-NRC), $28,000, Oct. 00 – Aug. 01.

Selected Publications

Published/Accepted/Submitted Articles:
  1. Morcous, G., Hanna, K., and Tadros, M. (2010) “Transfer and Development Length of 0.7 in. Diameter Strands in Pretensioned Concrete Bridge Girders”, High Performance Concrete (HPC) Bridge Views, Issue 64, Nov.-Dec.
  2. Patzlaff, Q., Morcous, G., Hanna, K., Tadros, M. “Bottom Flange Confinement Reinforcement in Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders”, Accepted for Publication in the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, November 2010.
  3. Morcous, G., Hanna, K., Deng, Y., and Tadros, M “Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Tied Arch Bridge System: Application to Columbus Viaduct”, Accepted for Publication in the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, November, 2010
  4. Morcous, G., Hanna, K., and Tadros, M. “Use of 0.7 in. Diameter Strands in Precast/Prestressed Bridge Girders”, Accepted for Publication in the PCI Journal, May 2010.
  5. Morcous, G., Maguire, M., and Tadros, M. K. “Shear Capacity of Welded Wire Reinforcement in Precast/Prestressed Ultra-High Performance Concrete Girders”, Accepted for Publication in the PCI Journal, Feb. 2010.
  6. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. “Design, Detailing, and Testing of Non-Post-Tensioned Transverse Connections in Adjacent Box Girder Bridges”, Accepted for Publication in the PCI Journal, Jan. 2010.
  7. 7. Morcous, G., and Sekpe, V. (2010) “Inspection of Insulated Concrete Form Walls Using Ground Penetrating Radar”, ASC International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 6(4), 303-317
  8. 8. Morcous, G., Cho, Y., El-Safty, A., Chen, G. (2010) “Structural Evaluation of FRP Sandwich Panels for Bridge Decks”, Journal of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE), 14(6), 879-888.
  9. 9. Morcous, G., Lounis, Z., and Cho, Y. (2010) “An Integrated System for Bridge Management Using Probabilistic and Mechanistic Deterioration Models: Application to Bridge Deck” Journal of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE), 14(4), 527-537.
  10. 10. Morcous, G., and Erdogmus, E. (2010) “Accuracy of Ground Penetrating Radar for Concrete Pavement Thickness Measurement”, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 24(6), 610-621.
  11. 11. Morcous, G., Maguire, M., and Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Shear Capacity of Welded Wire Reinforced Ultra-High Performance Concrete Girders”, ACI SP 265.
  12. 12. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., Tadros, M. (2009) “Effect of Class C Fly Ash on Controlling Alkali Silica Reaction in Concrete Pavement”, ASC International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 5, 167-181.
  13. 13. Morcous, G. (2009) “Performance Evaluation of Conservatories under Wind and Snow Loads”, ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, Sept., 15(3), 102-109.
  14. 14. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., Tadros, M. (2009) “Transverse Post-Tensioning Design and Detailing of Precast Prestressed Adjacent Box Beam Bridges”, PCI Journal, Fall 09, 64-78.
  15. 15. Morcous, G. (2007) “Pareto Analysis for Multi-Criteria Optimization of Bridge Preservation Decisions”, Transportation Research Record, TRB, No.1991, 62-70.
  16. 16. Morcous, G., and Lounis, Z. (2006) “Integration of Stochastic Deterioration Models with Multi-Objective Decision Theory for Maintenance Optimization of Bridge Decks”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, 33(6), 756-765
  17. 17. Morcous, G. (2006) Discussion on “Bridge Management and Non-Destructive Evaluation”, by Kevin L. Rens, Carnot L. Nogueira, and David J. Transue, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 20(3), 300-301
  18. 18. Morcous, G. (2006) “Performance Prediction of Bridge Deck Systems Using Markov Chains”, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 20(2), 146-155
  19. 19. Morcous, G., and Lounis, Z. (2005) “Prediction of Onset of Corrosion in Concrete Bridge Decks Using Neural Networks and Case-Based Reasoning”, Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 20, 108-117.
  20. 20. Morcous, G., and Lounis, Z. (2005) “Maintenance Optimization of Highway Bridges Using Genetic Algorithms and Markovian Models”, Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 14(1), 129-142.
  21. 21. Hanna, A. M., Morcous, G., and Helmy, M. (2004) “Efficiency of Pile Groups Driven in Cohesionless Soil Using Artificial Neural Networks”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41, 1241-1249.
  22. 22. Morcous, G., Lounis, Z., and Mirza, S. M. (2003) “Identification of Environmental Categories for Markovian Deterioration Models of Bridge Decks”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 8(6), 353-361
  23. 23. Morcous, G., and H. Rivard, (2003) "Computer Assistance in Managing the Maintenance of Low-Slope Roofs”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 17(4), 230-242.
  24. 24. Morcous, G., (2003), Discussion on “Improving Design Coordination for Building Projects” by T. Hegazy, E. Zaneldin, and D. Grierson, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 129(4), 470-471.
  25. 25. Morcous, G., Rivard, H., and Hanna, A. M. (2002) “Modeling Bridge Deterioration Using Case-Based Reasoning”, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, 8 (3), 86-95.
  26. 26. Morcous, G., Rivard, H., and Hanna, A. M. (2002) “Case-Based Reasoning System for Modeling Infrastructure Deterioration”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 16 (2), 104-114.
  27. 27. Bakhoum, M., Morcous, G., Taha, M., El-Said, M. (1998) "Estimation of Quantities and Cost of Prestressed Concrete Bridges Over the Nile in Egypt", Journal of Egyptian Society of Engineers / Civil, 37 (4), 17-32.
Conference/Workshop Publications:
  1. Hatami, A., and Morcous, G. “Job-Built Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) for Building Construction”, Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 47th ASC Annual International Conference, Omaha, NE
  2. Henin, E., Morcous, G., Tadros, M. “Construction of Shallow Flat Soffit Precast Floor System”, Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 47th ASC Annual International Conference, Omaha, NE
  3. Deng, Y., and Morcous, G. “Construction Challenges of Cast-in-Place Self-Consolidating Concrete”, Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 47th ASC Annual International Conference, Omaha, NE
  4. Hatami, A., Morcous, G., Hanna, K., Tadros, M. K. “Evaluating the Bond of 0.7 in. Diameter Prestressing Stands for Concrete Bridge Girders”, Accepted for Publication in the Proceedings of the 2011 Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board.
  5. Cho, Y., Morcous, G., Kabassi, K., and Neal, J., (2010) “BIM-driven Economic Analysis for Zero Net Energy Test Home”, CIB W78 2010 Conference and Accelerating BIM Research Workshop, Cairo, Egypt.
  6. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. K. (2010) “Columbus Viaduct on US Hwy 30 in Platte County Nebraska” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges”, Niagara Falls, ON, August.
  7. Morcous, G., Tadros, M. K., Lafferty, M., and Gremel, D. (2010) “Optimized NU Sandwich System for Energy, Composite Action, and Production Efficiency” fib/PCI 2010 Convention, Washington, DC, June.
  8. Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. K., (2010) “Shallow Flat Soffit Precast Concrete Floor System”, fib/PCI 2010 Convention, Washington, DC, June.
  9. Stubbe, A., Hanna, K., Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. K. (2010) “Design and Detailing of Diaphragms in Threaded Rod Continuity Systems”, fib/PCI 2010 Convention, Washington, DC, June.
  10. Patzlaff, Q., Morcous, G., Hanna, K., and Tadros, M. (2010) “Bottom Flange Reinforcement of Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge I-Girder”, PCA Concrete Bridge Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Feb.
  11. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Non-Post-Tensioned Transverse Connections for Adjacent Box Beam Bridges” PCI National Bridge Conference, San Antonio, TX, Sept.
  12. Stubbe, A., Hanna, K., Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Design Aids of Nebraska (NU) Precast/Prestressed Concrete I-Girder Bridges” PCI National Bridge Conference, San Antonio, TX, Sept.
  13. Maguire, M., Morcous, G., Hanna, K., and Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Ultra-High-Performance Concrete in Standard Precast/Prestressed Concrete Products” PCI National Bridge Conference, San Antonio, TX, Sept.
  14. Patzlaff, Q., Morcous, G., Hanna, K., and Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Transfer and Development of 0.7 inch Strands in Precast/Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders” PCI National Bridge Conference, San Antonio, TX, Sept.
  15. Song, X., Morcous, G., Lafferty, M., Gremel, D., Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Effect of NU-Tie Distribution on the Composite Action of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Sandwich Panels” PCI Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, Sept.
  16. Fawzy, F., Morcous, G., Lafferty, M., Tadros, M. K. (2009) “Continuous Precast/Prestressed Concrete Shallow Floor System” PCI Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX, Sept.
  17. Meyer, K., Erdogmus, E., Morcous, G., and Naughtin, M. (2008) “Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for Accurate Concrete Thickness Measurements”, Proceedings of the 2008 Architectural Engineering Conference, Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), Denver, CO, September. (Awarded the most outstanding structures paper).
  18. Paczkowski, P., Nowak, A. S., Morcous, G., Kaszynska, M., (2008) “Development of Self-Consolidating Concrete for Bridge Construction and Repairs”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, Seoul, Korea, July.
  19. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., and Tadros, M. (2008) “Standardized Precast Prestressed Concrete Panels for Bridge Decks”, 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference, PCA, St. Louis, MO, May.
  20. El-Safty, A., Zinszer, M., and Morcous, G., (2008) “Forensic Investigation of a Bridge Construction Scaffolding Collapse”, 2008 Structures Congress, SEI-ASCE, Vancouver, BC, April.
  21. Paczkowski, P., Kaszynska, M., Morcous, G., Nowak, A. S. (2008) “Development of SCC Procedures for On-Site Bridge Applications” Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington - DC, January.
  22. Hanna, K., Morcous, G., Tadros, M. (2007) “Transverse Design and Detailing of Adjacent Box Beam Bridges”, PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference, Phoenix, AZ, October.
  23. Morcous, G., and Lounis, Z. (2007) “Probabilistic and Mechanistic Deterioration Models for Bridge Management”, Proceedings of the 2007 ASCE Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Pittsburgh - PA, July.
  24. Morcous, G., and Akhnoukh, A. (2007) “Reliability Analysis of NU Girders Designed Using AASHTO LRFD”, Proceedings of the 2007 Structures Congress, Long Beach - CA, May.
  25. Chen, G., Morcous, G., Cho, Y., Youn, J., and Jung, U, (2007) “Remote Assessment of FRP Bridge Deck System Using Wireless Sensors”, Proceedings of the 2007 SPIE Conference, San Diego - CA, March
  26. Morcous, G. (2007) “Pareto Analysis for Multi-Criteria Optimization of Bridge Preservation Decisions”, Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington - DC, January.
  27. Morcous, G., and Lounis, Z. (2006) “Maintenance Management of Bridge Decks Using Stochastic Deterioration Models And Multi-Criteria Optimization“, 7th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, CSCE, Montreal – QC, August.
  28. Fam, A., Morcous, G., and Bakhoum, M. (2006) “Computer-Aided Geometric Design of Highway Bridges“ 7th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, CSCE, Montreal – QC, August.
  29. Morcous, G., and Akhnoukh, A. (2006) “Stochastic Modeling of Infrastructure Deterioration: An Application to Concrete Bridge Decks”, International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, ASCE, Montreal- QC, June.
  30. Morcous, G., and Rivard, H. (2006) “Service Life Prediction of Low-Slope Roofing Systems in Building”, Building Integration Solutions, Architectural Engineering Conference, ASCE-AEI, Omaha – NE, March 29-April 1.
  31. Akhnoukh, A., and Morcous, G. (2006) “Review of the State-of-the-Art Bridge Management Systems in North America”, International Conference on Bridge Management Systems – Monitoring, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Cairo – Egypt, March
  32. A. Schwer, D. Dufner, and G. Morcous (2005) “Project Management Informatics”, Proceedings of the 2005 Midwest Section Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September.
  33. Morcous, G. (2005) “Modeling Bridge Deck Deterioration Using Decision Tree Algorithms”, 6th International Bridge Engineering Conference, TRB, Boston, MA, July.
  34. Morcous, G. (2005) “Predicting Bridge Deck Performance Using Markovian Models” 1st CSCE Specialty Conference on Infrastructure Technologies, Management, and Policy, CSCE, Toronto, ON, June.
  35. Shakshuki, E., and Morcous, G. (2005) “Software Agents in Bridge Management”, The 2005 International Multi-Conference in Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, June.
  36. Morcous, G. and Bakhoum, M. M. (2004) “Preliminary Estimation of Quantities for Segmental Cast-in-Situ Bridges in Egypt Using Decision Trees”, Fib Symposium on Segmental Construction in Concrete, November, New Delhi.
  37. Hanna, A. M., Morcous, G., and Helmy, M. (2004) “Estimation of Pile Group Efficiency Using Artificial Neural Networks”, International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, I. Shahrour (Editor), Beirut, Lebanon, May, 559-564
  38. Morcous, G. (2003) “An Object-Oriented Database for Bridge Management”, Proceedings of the 5th Alexandria International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, F. Abd-Rabboo (Editor), Alexandria, Egypt, December, MG1-MG11.
  39. Morcous, G. and Lounis, Z. (2003) “A new Approach to Programming Maintenance Activities For Concrete Bridge Decks“, Proceedings of the 31st CSCE Annual Conference, M. Massiera (editor) Moncton, NB, Canada, June, GCP-135
  40. 40. Morcous, G., Lounis, Z., and Mirza, S. M. (2003) “Improving Markov-Chain Deterioration Models Using Genetic Algorithms”, Proceedings of the 10th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, A. Dessouki (editor), Cairo, Egypt, April, F03MG06 1-10.
  41. Morcous, G., Lounis, Z., and Mirza, S. M. (2002) “Service-Life Prediction of Concrete Bridge Decks Using Case-Based Reasoning”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, P.H. Brett, N. Banthia, and P.G. Buckland (editors.) Vancouver, BC, Canada, July, 769-776.
  42. Morcous, G., and Rivard, H. (2002) “Computerized Maintenance Management System for Low-Slope Roofs”, Proceedings of the 30th CSCE Annual Conference, M. Nollet (editor), Montreal, QC, Canada, June, GE-116
  43. Morcous, G. (2002) “Comparing the Use of ANN and CBR for Modeling Bridge Deck Deterioration”, Proceedings of the 30th CSCE Annual Conference, M. Nollet (editor), Montreal, QC, Canada, June, TR-115.
  44. Morcous, G., Lounis, Z., and Mirza, S. M. (2002) “Life-Cycle Assessment of Highway Bridges”, Proceedings of the Taiwan - Canada Workshop on Bridges, National Center of Research on Earthquake Engineering, C. H. Loh and M. S. Cheung (editors), April, Taipei, Taiwan, 61-82.
  45. Morcous, G., Bakhoum, M., Taha, M., El-Said, M. (2001) "Preliminary Quantity Estimate of Highway Bridges Using Neural Networks", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Structural Engineering, H. V. Topping and B. Kumar (editors), Vienna, Austria, September, no. 21.
  46. Morcous, G., Rivard, H., and Hanna, A. M. (2001) “Predicting the Condition of Bridge Decks Using Case-Based Reasoning”, Proceedings of the 29th CSCE Annual Conference, D. Noakes (editor), Victoria, BC, Canada, June, A048.
  47. Morcous, G., Rivard, H., Hanna, A. M. (2000) “Case-Based Reasoning System for Bridge Management Systems”, 8th International Congress on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, R. Fruchter, F. Pena-Mora, and W. M. K. Roddis (editors), ASCE, Stanford University, CA, USA, August, 1363-1370.
  48. Morcous, G., Rivard, H., Hanna, A. M. (2000) “Case-Based Reasoning System for Modeling Bridge Deterioration”, Bridge Engineering Conference, Abdel-Hady H. Hosny (editor), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, March, 165-176.
  49. Morcous, G., Taha, M., Bakhoum, M., El-Said, M. (1997) "Application of Neural Networks to Preliminary Quantities Estimate of Bridges in Egypt" International Conference on New Technologies in Structural Engineering, S. P. Santos and A. M. Baptista (editors), Lisbon, Portugal, July, 1077-1081.
  50. Morcous, G., Taha, M., Bakhoum, M., El-Said, M. (1996) "Construction Cost Break Down of Prestressed Concrete Bridges in Egypt", 7th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Abdel-Hady H. Hosny (editor), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, December, 100 – 110.
Published Technical Reports:
  1. “Bottom Flange Reinforcement in NU I-Girders”, NDOR P331, August 2010.
  2. “Load Rating of Complex Bridges”, NDOR P329, July 2010.
  3. “Design Aids of NU I-Girders”, NDOR P322
  4. “Class C Fly Ash in Pavements”, NDOR SPR501
  5. “Rapid Construction of Pacific Street Bridge”, NDOR P587, October 2010.
  6. “Second Generation Precast Deck Panel System (NUDECK)”, NDOR P576, December 2010.
  7. “Use of Ground Penetrating Radar for Construction Quality Assurance of Concrete Pavement”, Technical Report, NDOR P307, Sept. 2009.
  8. “Guidelines for Transverse Design and Detailing of Adjacent Box Beam Bridges”, Technical Report, PCI, April 2009.
  9. “Columbus Viaduct System”, NDOR P303, Feb. 2009.
  10. “Application of Ultra-High Performance Concrete to Bridge Girders”, NDOR P310, Feb. 2009.
  11. “Welded Wire Reinforcement versus Random Steel Fibers in Precast / Prestressed Ultra-High Performance Concrete Girders”, WRI, Jan. 2009.
  12. “Development of a Guide for Cast-in-Place Applications of Self-Consolidating Concrete”, NDOR P594, Nov. 2007.
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