User:Savafa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vahid Faghihi PhDd Candidate from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering. For several years, he has worked as a "Planning and Project Control" expert before relocating to College Station, Texas, to pursue graduate study in construction engineering and management. He completed a master of science in construction and project management from the University of Tehran in 2006. Vahid is focusing on construction scheduling using Building Information Model as his dissertation topic. With his years of experience in programming, he is always eager to try, learn and implement new things, combining the gained knowledge t for soving prblems fasr and better.

Education[edit]

Ph.D. Student in Construction Engineering and Management 2010-pres.
Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA[1]
Dissertation Topic: BIM and Automation in Construction Projects Scheduling
Advisors: Dr. Reinschmidt, K. F. and Dr. Kang, J.

M.Sc. in Construction and Project Management 2006
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Thesis Title: Virtual Management in Construction Projects (Survey of applying virtual management in 4th Fath Abad metro terminal)
Advisors: Dr. Saghafi, M. J. and Engr. Taghizadeh, E.

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering 2003
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Reasearch Interests[edit]

  • BIM (Building Information Model) and GreenBIM
  • Automation in project scheduling
  • IT methods for cost and time reduction
  • Real-time modeling of construction sites
  • Web-based solutions for international project managers
  • Artificial intelligence in project management
  • Virtual team working solutions
  • Construction automation and robotics
  • Decision making systems for project managers
  • System Dynamics


Journal Publications[edit]

  1. Damnjanovic, I., Faghihi, V., Scott, C., McTigue, E. and Reinschmidt, K. (2013). “Educational Prediction Markets: A Construction Project Management Case Study”, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 139(2), 134-138, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000127[2]
  2. Faghihi, V. and Vahdat, A.T. (2012). “Risk and Diversification in International Construction”, The Business Review, Cambridge, 20 (2): 95-102.[3]


Conference Publications[edit]

  1. Kang, J., Ganapathi, A., Lee J. and Faghihi V. (2012). “BIM to field: Robotic total station and BIM for quality control” eWork and eBusiness in Architecture, Engineering and Construction - ECPPM 2012, July, Reykjavik, Iceland. DOI: 10.1201/b12516-113[4]
  2. Kim, A., Faghihi, V., Hessami, A. and Ford, D. (2012). “Designing Perpetual Sustainability Improvement Programs for Built Infrastructures”, The 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July, St. Gallen, Switzerland.[5]
  3. Kang, J., Ryoo, B. and Faghihi, V. (2012). “Five Challenges You Need to Know for Successful BIM Application in Developing Countries”, Third International Conference on Construction in Development Countries, July, Bangkok, Thailand.[6]
  4. Faghihi, S.V. (2009). “Implementation of SatraPM in project-based state organizations (IPDC case study)”, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Project Management, Aug., Tehran, Iran.[7]
  5. Faghihi, S.V. and Vojoudi, M. (2008). “Introduction to virtual management in disaster management”, International Road and Structure Monthly Magazine, Year 6, No. 53.
  6. Faghihi, S.V. (2008). “Optimizing power plant project management processes by using SatraPM”, 4th International Conference of Project Management, Aug., Tehran, Iran.[8]
  7. Faghihi, S.V. (2008). “Survey of traditional and virtual management in project procurement management”, Proceedings of the 2nd Project Procurement System, Feb., Tehran, Iran.
  8. Faghihi, S.V. (2007). “Virtual management in construction projects (Survey of applying virtual management in 4th Fath Abad metro terminal)”, 3rd International Conference of Project Management, Apr., Tehran, Iran.[9]
  9. Besharati G., M.H. and Faghihi, S.V. (2006). “Implementation of virtual management in Iranian maritime projects”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Project Management, Mar., Tehran, Iran.[10]
  10. Vojoudi, M. and Faghihi, S.V. (2005). “Traditional and virtual management in disaster management”, 1st International Conference of Disaster Management, Nov., Tehran, Iran.[11]


Other Publications[edit]

  1. Faghihi, V. and Kang, J. (2012). "Benefits of Using BIM for Small Projects", BIM: Reality Check and Future Agenda, 8-9 November, Texas, USA[12]
  2. Faghihi, V. and Kang, J., (2012). “BIM Efficiency in Projects Smaller than $5M”, ASCE Construction Research Congress 2012 PhD Student Poster Session Proceedings, pp. 26, 21-23 May, Indiana, USA
  3. Sadegh-azar, M., (2007). “Equipping, Arranging and Economy of Construction Sites”, Tarhe Jame’ Institute, (contribution: interviewing managers, collecting and translating unprocessed data)
  4. Rezaee A., (2006). “Basis of Workability”, Tarhe Jame’ Institute, (contribution: final revisions)


Research Experience[edit]

Secretary of “BIM: Reality Check and Future Agenda” Conference 2012-pres.[13]
Texas BIM Alliance and Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University
Graduate Research Asst. (Supervisor: Dr. J. Kang)

Secretary of “Contractors BIM Experience Evaluation” Committee 2012-pres.[14]
Texas BIM Alliance and Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University
Graduate Research Asst. (Supervisor: Dr. J. Kang)

Building Information Model for Dallas Library Project 2011-pres.[15]
City of Dallas and Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University
Graduate Research Asst. (Supervisor: Dr. J. Kang)

Building Information Model and Robotic Total Station 2011
Dept. of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Graduate Research Asst. (Supervisor: Dr. J. Kang)

Evaluating TxDOT Evaluation Tools 2011
Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) & Zachry Dept. of Civil Eng., Texas A&M Univ.
Graduate Research Asst. (Supervisor: Dr. D. N. Ford)

Prediction Market for Project Managers 2010-2011[16]
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Graduate Research Asst. (Supervisors: Dr. K. Reinschmidt and Dr. I. Damnjanovic)

Teaching Experience[edit]

Methods Improvement for Construction Managers 2012-pres.
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor: Dr. K. Reinschmidt)

Construction Graphics 2012
Dept. of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Guest Lecturer (Instructor: Dr. K. Carlson)

Project Management for Engineers 2011-pres.
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Instructor: Dr. K. Reinschmidt)

PHP Programming Language 2005
Amir-kabir Institute

General English Course 2002
Shokouh's English Language Institute

Awards and Honors[edit]

Williams Brothers Construction Fellowship in Civil Engineering 2012-pres.
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Chevron Project Management Fellowship 2011-pres.
Chevron Company

Competitive Graduate Scholarship 2010-pres.
Texas A&M University

Peter C. Forster Fellowship in Civil Engineering 2010-2012
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Superior Researcher Among 500 Employees 2010
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Entitled Special Expert 2007
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Entitled Exceptionally Talented Graduate Student 2004
Iranian Cabinet Award

Ranked 2nd Among 2200 Competitors for Project Management M.Sc. 2003
Iranian National Entrance Examination

Relevant Training[edit]

Primavera Risk Analysis (Pertmaster) 2010
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

SPSS 2010
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Risk Management 2009
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Primavera Enterprise 6 2009
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Advanced Project Management 2008
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)
Instructor: Dr. J. Rodney Turner

Contractors' Adjustments and Affairs 2007 Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Microsoft Project 2003
University of Tehran

AutoCAD 2000
University of Tehran

Brief Software Skills[edit]

BIM
Autodesk NavisWorks, Autodesk Revit Architecture & Revit Structure & Revit MEP, Autodesk Revit Parametric Modeling, Autodesk Buzzsaw, Google SketchUp

Technical
Primavera Project Planner, Primavera 6, MS Project, Primavera Risk Analysis (Pertmaster), SAP, SPSS, Autodesk AutoCAD

Web programming languages
PHP, MySQL, HTML, JavaScript, XML, CSS

Programming languages
QBasic, Visual Basic 6.0, C++, Fortran

Graphics
Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, 3DSMax

General
MS Office, MS FrontPage, MS SharePoint Design, MS Visio

Work Experiences[edit]

Project Management/Planing[edit]

Planning Expert 2006-2010
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)
Planning for Projects:

  • Tabas Coal Power Plant
  • 7 Power Plants Fuel Tank Extension


IT Manager 2005-pres.
Boom Sazeh Publication (CIVILICA®)

Consulting[edit]

Professional Consultant for Virtual Workshop 2009-2010
Iran University of Science and Technology

Professional Consultant for Web-based Banking 2008-2009
Iran University of Science and Technology

Web Application Development[edit]

Implementing prediction market for construction engineering and management 2011[17]
As a research for Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
http://pmpm.riskopedia.com

Implementing wiki-based website for risk management 2010-2011[18]
As a research for Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
http://wiki.riskopedia.com

Developer of Virtual Student Club Package 2008
SAVAFA Company Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran

Developer of Personal Websites Package 2007-pres.
SAVAFA Company
Available online for 6 personal websites[19][20][21][22]

Developer of Company Product Management Package 2007-pres.[23]
SAVAFA Company
Entitled CompPM (http://www.comppm.com)
Available online for 15 company websites[24]

Developer of Exhibition Virtual Management Package 2007-2008
SAVAFA Company
Available online for 2 websites

Developer of the Virtual Project Management System 2005-pres.[25]
SAVAFA Company
Entitled SatraPM (http://www.satrapm.com)
Researches started on Dec. 2005, Programming started on Nov. 2006
http://demo.satrapm.com

Developer of Science Content Management Package 2005-pres.[26]
SAVAFA Company
Entitled ScienCM (http://www.sciencm.com)
The Iranian Encyclopedia of Science (http://www.civilica.com)[27]
The Encyclopedia of Chemical Science (http://www.echemica.com)[28]

Developer of Conference Electronic Management Package 2005-pres.
SAVAFA Company
Entitled ConfEM (http://www.confem.com)
Available online for 18 International or national conference websites[29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41]

Professional Affiliation[edit]

Member of RUCIC (Research Unit for Computer Integrated Construction) 2011-pres.
Dept. of Construction Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University

Member of ASCE 2010-pres.
American Society of Civil Engineering

Risk Management Committee Member 2009-2010
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

PMIS Committee Honorable Member 2008-2010
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Earned Value Committee for Chabahar power plant 2008-2009
Iran Power Development Company (IPDC)

Iranian Project Management Association 2007-pres.
Iranian Project Management Association

Exceptionally Talented Club 2006-pres.
Minister of Energy

Head of “Dialogue among Civilizations” committee 2002
University of Tehran

Scientific and cultural clubs 1999-2004
University of Tehran

Professional Services[edit]

Reviewer of African Journal of Business Management 2012
Open Access Journals, Academic Journals

Online Research Application Development 2012
Risk Premium Calculator
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Online Research Application Development 2011
PicXAA-Web: a web-based platform for non-progressive maximum expected accuracy alignment of multiple biological sequences
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University

Reviewer of Civil Engineering Student Research Symposium 2010
Association of Civil Engineering Doctoral Students, Texas A&M University

Personal Highlights[edit]

Nationality
American

Languages
English (Fluent)
Persian (Fluent)
Arabic (Proficient)
Turkish (Proficient)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://services.tamu.edu/directory-search/people/cf83324dd518646b40cc51f805f3bbc9/
  2. ^ http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000127
  3. ^ http://www.jaabc.com/brcv20n2preview.html
  4. ^ http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b12516-113
  5. ^ http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2012/proceed/papers/P1278.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.iccidc.ecu.edu/openconf/modules/request.php?module=oc_program&action=summary.php&id=170
  7. ^ http://www.civilica.com/Paper-IPMC05-IPMC05_109.html
  8. ^ http://www.civilica.com/Paper-IPMC04-IPMC04_089.html
  9. ^ http://www.civilica.com/Paper-IPMC03-IPMC03_040.html
  10. ^ http://www.civilica.com/Paper-IPMC02-IPMC02_074.html
  11. ^ http://www.civilica.com/Paper-INDM01-INDM01_007.html
  12. ^ https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233762608_Benefits_of_Using_BIM_for_Small_Projects
  13. ^ http://www.bimtexas.org/
  14. ^ http://www.bimtexas.org/
  15. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk7F2NHaSuI
  16. ^ http://pmpm.riskopedia.com/
  17. ^ http://pmpm.riskopedia.com
  18. ^ http://wiki.riskopedia.com
  19. ^ http://www.ghaiyoomi.com
  20. ^ http://www.environmantalmosaics.com
  21. ^ http://www.mehdizare.com/
  22. ^ http://www.savafa.us/
  23. ^ http://www.comppm.com
  24. ^ http://gic2020.com/
  25. ^ http://www.satrapm.com
  26. ^ http://www.sciencm.com
  27. ^ http://www.civilica.com
  28. ^ http://www.echemica.com
  29. ^ http://www.celco.ir
  30. ^ http://www.awtr2009.com
  31. ^ htt://www.ncemi.ir
  32. ^ http://www.generalsurgeons.com
  33. ^ http://www.hazmatconf.ir
  34. ^ http://www.hgb.ir
  35. ^ http://www.hseconference.ir
  36. ^ http://www.igforum.ir
  37. ^ http://www.nppesd.org
  38. ^ http://www.tdca.ir
  39. ^ http://gic2020.com/events/AIM/
  40. ^ http://gic2020.com/archives/Libya/
  41. ^ http://gic2020.com/archives/NIS/