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Faculty Publications (Engineering)

Faculty Publications (Engineering)

 

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Recent Submissions

  • Halfawy, Mahmoud R.; Froese, Thomas M. (Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne de génie civil / Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2002)
    This paper presents a component-based framework that provides a set of reusable components to facilitate the implementation of distributed AEC/FM integrated project systems. The framework addresses the specific characteristics ...
  • Pouria, Arezou; Froese, Thomas M. (Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, 2001)
    This paper presents an ongoing research project that aims to define transaction and implementation standards for data exchanges within the Architectural, Engineering, Construction, and Facility Management (AEC/FM) industry. ...
  • Hassanain, M.A.; Froese, Thomas M.; Vanier, D.J. (Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, 2001)
    This paper discusses the required functionality and architecture for a distributed, model-based, integrated asset-management prototype system. The prototype serves to evaluate and test a proposed generic framework for ...
  • Halfawy, Mahmoud; Froese, Thomas M. (Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, 2001)
    The architecture, engineering, construction, and facility management (AEC/FM) industry in Canada has been facing an unprecedented level of competition. To stay competitive in today’s marketplace, the Canadian AEC/FM industry ...
  • Froese, Thomas M.; Waugh, Lloyd; Pouria, Arezou (Conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, 2001)
    This paper describes the results of a survey that examines speculations about how information technology will be used to support project management 20 years from now in the year 2020. The paper reports and interprets the ...
  • Staub-French, S.; Froese, Thomas M. (5e Conférence spécialisée sur le génie de la construction de la Société canadienne de génie civil / 5th Construction Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2003)
    Much of the current research and development in the area of information technology for architecture, engineering and construction is in the area of model-based tools and interoperability (also known as building information ...
  • Froese, Thomas M. (6th Construction Specialty Conference / 6e Conférence spécialisée sur le génie de la construction, 2005)
    New information technologies for the construction industry are emerging that emphasize the integration of project information and the ability to work with comprehensive, computer-based building models. These hold the ...
  • Fan, T.; Froese, Thomas M. (6th Construction Specialty Conference / 6e Conférence spécialisée sur le génie de la construction, 2005)
    Simulation games are a proven technology to enhance and supplement education and training in construction management. Integration of simulation games into the civil engineering curriculum helps bridge the gap between ...
  • Halfawy, Mahmoud; Froese, Thomas M. (6th Construction Specialty Conference / 6e Conférence spécialisée sur le génie de la construction, 2005)
    Integration trends in the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry are increasing the demands for the implementation and deployment of integrated project systems. Much of the research throughout the last ...
  • Froese, Thomas M.; Aranda-Mena, Guillermo; Chevez, Agustin; Crawford, John (Congrès annuel 2008 de la SCGC / CSCE 2008 Annual Conference, 2008)
    Building Information Model (BIM) technology has received much attention in research, commercial software, and industrial practice. Yet its use in practice represents only early adopters, as most potential users remain ...
  • Save, P.W.; Froese, Thomas M. (2014-11)
    Any group that creates challenging goals also requires a strategy to achieve them. In the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) case, the goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 33% below 2007 levels by 2015, and ...
  • Ghamsari-Esfahani, A.; Froese, Thomas M.; Vanier, D.J. (CSCE 1st International Specialty Conference on Sustaining Public Infrastructure, 2012)
    Water infrastructure systems play a major part in developed cities and municipalities. They are the main infrastructure for providing safe and reliable drinking water. Challenges in the operation of water infrastructure ...
  • Shoolestani, A.; Vanier, D.J.; Froese, Thomas M. (CSCE 1st International Specialty Conference on Sustaining Public Infrastructure, 2012)
    Hydroelectric civil infrastructure is a significant asset domain in Canada. Hydroelectric plant owners need to maintain plant availability and efficiency at their highest level to maximize generation revenue over its long ...
  • Ghamsari-Esfahani, A.; Save, P.W.; Froese, Thomas M. (CSCE 3rd International / 9th Construction Specialty Conference, 2011)
    Construction management and sustainability have long been interlinked as it is well known that construction affects people’s lives during building and throughout the lifespan of the completed works. This paper presents ...
  • Zeb, Jehan; Froese, Thomas M. (CSCE 3rd International / 9th Construction Specialty Conference, 2011)
    In the AEC/FM industry, partners must frequently exchange information to accomplish a wide range of collaborative tasks. While this exchange of information is typically manual or human-to-human communication, there is ...
  • Zeb, Jehan; Froese, Thomas M. (CSCE 4th Construction Specialty Conference, 2013)
    Municipalities manage diversified tangible capital assets (TCAs) to provide services to citizens effectively and efficiently. Municipalities either use computer or paper-based information systems to manage these assets. ...
  • Save, P.W.; Froese, Thomas M.; Cayuela, A. (CSCE 2013 General Conference, 2013)
    Sustainable technology innovations are created each year, but without being tested at a scale that is useful for demonstration and eventual replication, some are not advancing as quickly as they could. The “Campus as a ...
  • Vanier, D.J.; Froese, Thomas M. (CSCE 4th Construction Specialty Conference, 2013)
    There has been considerable and well-documented concern about the current state of Canada’s infrastructure. The causes of these challenges are common to many government and utility owners: aging and deteriorating ...
  • Froese, Thomas M. (CSCE 4th Construction Specialty Conference, 2013)
    Risk is a major factor in construction. Few of the information systems commonly used in construction address risk explicitly, yet risk is complex, and the analysis and management that requires deep analysis of all aspects ...
  • Liu, Jiajun; Dong, Huachao; Jin, Tianxu; Liu, Li; Manouchehrinia, Babak; Dong, Zuomin (Energies, 2018)
    In this paper, identification of an appropriate hybrid energy storage system (HESS) architecture, introduction of a comprehensive and accurate HESS model, as well as HESS design optimization using a nested, dual-level ...

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