MS Students

Masters’ Thesis - Principal Advisor
 
David Hannon
Thesis Topic: Environmental Risks and Management Strategies in Design-Build Contracting
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Expected Graduation: August 2013
 
Allison Hardy
Thesis Topic: Making the Case for Alternative Project Delivery in Healthcare Construction
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Expected Graduation: May 2013
 
Robert Stephenson
Thesis Topic: The Effects of Green Building Certification on Housing Prices in the State of Georgia
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: December 2012
 
Austin Dingwall
Thesis Topic: Multi‐Objective Genetic Algorithm Use in Building Energy Analysis
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: December 2012
 
Bryan C. Pope
Thesis Topic: Creating a Framework for the Successful Implementation of Energy Retrofit Projects: a Detailed Case Study of Energy Retrofits in Atlanta’s Chastain Park
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: May 2012
 
Melvin B. Whatley 
Thesis Topic: Life-cycle Cost-benefit Analysis of Green Roofing Systems: the Economic and Environmental Impact of Installing Green Roofs on All Atlanta Public Schools
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: May 2011
 
Mothusi Phometsi
Thesis Topic: Economic Evaluation of Flexible Partitions
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: August 2010
 
Kenneth Corsini 
Thesis Topic: Statistical Analysis of Residential Housing Prices in an Up and Down Real Estate Market: A General Framework and Study of Cobb County, GA
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: December 2009
 
 
Masters’ Thesis - Committee Member
 
Abbas Rashidi
Thesis Topic: Evaluating the performance of machine learning techniques for recognizing construction materials in digital images and videos
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: August 2013
 
Laurie Swift
Thesis Topic: A conceptual framework for the assessment of workplace impact on productivity
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: December 2011
 
Geetanjali Ningappa
Thesis Topic: Use of Lean and Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the Construction Process; Does BIM Make It Leaner?
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: May 2011
 
Benjamin David Lee
Thesis Topic: An Investigation of Prescribed Risk Management Practices in Engineering Design
G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: May 2010
 
Riyue Xiong
Thesis Topic: Leadership in Project Management
School of Building Construction, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduated: December 2008
 
 
Masters Students Funded in Dr. Ashuri’ s Research Lab
 
Irma Natalia Quintanilla Tamez
Research Topic: Productivity Analysis for the Solar Installation Industry
March 2013-Present
 
Yang Hui
Research Topic: Statistical Analysis to Determine Structural Breaks in Historical Asphalt Cement Price Data
June 2012-Present
 
David Hannon
Research Topic: Environmental Risk Analysis for Transportation Design-Build Projects
January 2012-Present
 
 
Masters Students Conducted Independent Studies 
 
Mohammad Ali Kafaee Razavi
Research Topic: Infrastructure Asset Finance
Spring 2013
 
Dave Patel
Research Topic: Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Landscape Architecture  
Spring 2012
 
James Cox
Research Topic: Public-Private Partnerships: Delivering Infrastructure Projects in the United States Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships
Summer 2011
 
Ian Hoffman
Research Topic: Evaluation of Procurement Methods for Transportation Project Delivery using Design-Build Project Delivery Systems   
Summer 2011
 
Ryan Howard
Research Topic: Integrated Project Delivery, A look at I.P.D. and its place in the current economy
Summer 2011
 
Mccoy Jamison 
Research Topic: Universal Design: The Cost of Convenience
Spring 2010
 
Afshin Jonaidi Jafari 
Research Topic: Application of Infrastructure Asset Management in Airport Pavement Management System
Fall 2009
 
Sami Kolahdoozan 
Research Topic: Economic Evaluation of Hybrid Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems under Utility Price Uncertainty
Fall 2009