Publications

Published Books and Parts of Books

1. Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., and Augenbroe G. (2007). “Different Models of Work in the Modern Services Enterprise.” Work, workflow, and information systems, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Published Journal Papers (Refereed) 

2. Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Lu, J. (2012). “Empirical Tests for Identifying Leading Indicators of ENR Construction Cost Index.” Construction Management and Economics, 30(11), 917-927.

3. Ashuri, B. and Tavakolan, M. (2012). “A Fuzzy Enabled Hybrid Genetic Algorithm‐Particle Swarm Optimization Approach to Solve Time‐Cost‐Resource Optimization (TCRO) Problems in Construction Project Planning.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(9), 1065–1074.

4. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H, Molenaar, K.R., Lee, S. and Lu, J. (2012). “A Risk-neutral Pricing Approach for Evaluating BOT Highway Projects with Government Minimum Revenue Guarantee Options.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(4), 545-557.

5. Ashuri, B., Lu, J., and Kashani, H. (2011). “A Real Options Framework to Evaluate Investments in Toll Road Projects Delivered under the Two-Phase Development Strategy.” Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 1(1), 14-31 (Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012).

6. Ashuri, B. and Lu, J. (2010). “Time Series Analysis of ENR Construction Cost Index.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136(11), 1227-1237.

7. Fard, J., Kangari, R., and Ashuri, B. (2010). “The Effects of Organizational Variables on Hospital Costs in Georgia.” International Journal of Facility Management, 1(2), 1-21.

8. Ashuri, B. (2010). “Valuation of Flexible Leases for Corporate Tenants Facing Uncertainty in Their Required Workspace.” International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 14(1), 49-72.

9. Durmus-pedini, A., and Ashuri, B. (2010). “An Overview of the Benefits and Risk Factors of Going Green in Existing Buildings.” International Journal of Facility Management, 1(1), 1-15.

10. Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., and Augenbroe G. (2007). “Different Models of Work in the Modern Services Enterprise.” Information - Knowledge - Systems Management, 6(1), 25-59.

11. Mofid, M., Alizadegan R., Ashuri B., and Yavari A. (2001). “Computing the Kern of a General Cross-section.” Advances in Engineering Software, 32(12), 949-955.     

 

Accepted for Publication

12. Kim, D. Y., Han, S. H., and Ashuri, B. “Financial Valuation of Investments in International Construction Markets: A Real Options Approach for Market Entry Decision Making.” ASEC Journal of Management in Engineering (doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000152).

13. Ashuri, B. and Tavakolan M. “A Shuffled Frog-Leaping Model for Solving Time-Cost-Resource Optimization (TCRO) Problems in Construction Project Planning.” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

14. Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. “Forecasting ENR Construction Cost Index using Multivariate Time Series Models.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.

15. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., Lu, J., and Shahandashti, S.M. “Investment in solar energy: An alternative approach.” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Land Journal, September 2013.

 

Research Reports

16. Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Tavakolan, M. (2013). “Synthesis of Best Practices for Determining Value of Research Results.” Final Report LTRC Project No. 12-3PF, The Southeast Transportation Consortium (STC) and the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 2013.

17. Ashuri, B., Mostaan, K., and Hannon, D. (2013). “How Can Innovative Project Delivery Systems Improve the Overall Efficiency of GDOT in Transportation Project Delivery?” Georgia DOT Research Project RP11-21, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2013.

18. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., Lu J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2013). “Evaluation of Investment in Solar Energy.” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, United Kingdom, January 2013.

19. Ashuri, B., and Kashani, H. (2012). “Recommended Guide for Next Generation of Transportation Design Build Procurement and Contracting in the State of Georgia.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP10-23, Georgia Department of Transportation,   Atlanta, Georgia, September 2012. (Recipient of 2013 High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen” Award by the Value of Research Task Force, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO))

20. Ashuri, B. and Lu J. (2011). “Multifamily Property Utility Benchmarking Program.” American Utility Management (AUM), Inc., Lombard, IL.

21. Ashuri, B. and Lu J. (2010). “Is it possible to forecast the construction costs index in the USA?” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, United Kingdom.

 

Conference Proceedings (Refereed)

22. Ashuri, B., Ilbeigi, M., and Hui, Y. (2013). “Modeling and Forecasting Fluctuations of Asphalt Cement Price Index.” The Seventh International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-7), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 18-24, 2013.

23. Ashuri, B. and Mostaan, K. (2013). “Challenges and Opportunities for Expediting Delivery of Design-Build Projects” The Southeast University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 4-5, 2013.

24. Ashuri, B., Ilbeigi, M., and Hui, Y. (2013). “Development of Risk Management Strategies for State DOTs to Effectively Deal with Volatile Prices of Transportation Construction Materials.” The Southeast University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 4-5, 2013.

25. Shahandashti, S.M. and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Forecasting construction cost index using energy price as an explanatory variable.” 49th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, April 9-13, 2013.

26. Shahandashti, S.M., Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Methods for assessing longitudinal variations of energy productions by PV systems.” Proceedings of Architectural Engineering Conference 2013, pp.113-122, State College, PA, April 3-5, 2013.

27. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., Lu, J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2012). “Investments in Building Solar Energy Systems: Finding Proper Intervention Time.” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference (2012 RICS COBRA), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 11-13, 2012.

28. Tavakolan, M., and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Simulation of Absorptive Capacity Impact on the Performance of Project Networks Learning.” AEC 2012; 7th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Sao Paolo, Brazil, August 15-17, 2012.

29. Shahandashti, S. M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Forecasting Construction Cost Index in the United States Using Bivariate Vector Error Correction Models.” Management of Construction: Research to Practice (MCRP) CIB Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 26-29, 2012.

30. Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Lu, J. (2012). “Is the information available from historical time series data on economic, energy, and construction market variables useful to explain variations in ENR Construction Cost Index?” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.

31. Kashani, H., Ashuri, B., Lu, J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2012). “A Real Options Model to Evaluate Investments in Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.

32. Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B., Tavakolan, R., and Farshchian, M.M. (2012). “Long Term Concessions on Public-Private-Partnership Projects, How to Make This Right?” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.

33. Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Stochastic Optimization of Construction Projects Planning with Genetic Algorithm” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.

34. Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Development of Fuzzy Enabled Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm with Activity Splitting Allowed in Construction Project Scheduling.” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.

35. Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Quantifying the Relationship between Construction Cost Index and Macroeconomic Factors in the United States.” Associated Schools of Construction International Proceedings of the 48th Annual International Conference, Birmingham, UK, April 11-14, 2012.

36. Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Comparison of Evolutionary Algorithms in Non-dominated Solutions of Time-Cost-Resource Optimization Problem.” Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), 48th Annual International Conference, Birmingham City University, April 11-14, 2012.

37. Ashuri, B., Lu, J., Wang, X.Q., and Kashani, H. (2012). “Optimal Timing of Investment in Highway Expansion.” The Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 22-26, 2012.

38. Tavakolan, M., Ashuri, B., Chiara, N. (2011). “Development of Scheduling with Hybrid Genetic Algorithm-Particle Swarm Optimization.” 2011 CSCE Annual Conference, 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 14-17, 2011.

39. Tavakolan, M., Ashuri, B., Chiara, N. (2011). “Applying the Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm to Improve Scheduling of Construction Projects with Activity Splitting Allowed.” Int. Conference on Mgmt. Innovation Sustainable Built Envir.,Amsterdam, June 20-22, 2011.

40. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2011). “A Real Options Approach to Evaluating Investment in Solar Ready Buildings.” The 2011 ASCE Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering organized by University of Florida and Florida International University,  Miami Beach Resort, Miami, Florida, USA, June 19-22, 2011.

41. Ashuri, B. (2011). “An Investment Analysis Framework for Adopting Innovative Energy Retrofit Technologies in Existing Commercial and Industrial Buildings.”  Researching through the Roadmap: Planning & Design, FIATECH2011 Technology Conference & Showcase, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 18-20, 2011.

42. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2011). “An Investment Analysis Framework for Energy Retrofit in Existing Buildings.” Associated Schools of Construction International Proceedings of the 47th Annual International Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, April 6-9, 2011 (ASC – 2011 Best Paper Award).

43. Ashuri, B. and Lu J. (2010). “Forecasting Construction Cost Index in the United States.” COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Dauphine Université, Paris, France, 2-3 September 2010.

44. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2010). “Financial Valuation of Risk and Revenue Sharing Options in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Highway Projects.” The 2010 Engineering Project Organizations Conference,November 4-6, 2010.

45. Kolahdoozan, S. and Ashuri, B. (2010). “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Hybrid HVACs under Utility Price Uncertainty: A Real Option Approach.” The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), (CD-ROM), the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Jane 9-11, 2010.

46. Lu, J. and Ashuri, B. (2010). “A Real Options Valuation Model of Highway Project under Multistage Construction Mode.” The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), (CD-ROM), the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Jane 9-11, 2010.

47. Ashuri, B. and Kashani, H. (2010). “A Valuation Model for Choosing the Optimal Minimum Traffic Revenue Guarantee (MRG) in a Highway Project: A Real-Option Approach”. The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), (CD-ROM), the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Jane 9-11, 2010.

48. Kim, D. Y., Han, S. H., and Ashuri, B. (2010). “A Financial Market Entry Decision Model for International Construction Business Using Real Option Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1307-1315, May 8-10, 2010.

49. Ashuri, B. and Lu, J. (2010). “Forecasting ENR Construction Cost Index: A Time Series Analysis Approach.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1345-1355, May 8-10, 2010.

50. Kolahdoozan, S. and Ashuri, B. (2010). “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Hybrid Chiller Plants under Dynamic Utility Prices.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1487-1497, May 8-10, 2010.

51. Ashuri B., Kashani, H., Molenaar, K. R. and Lee, S. (2010). “A Valuation Model for Choosing the Optimal Minimum Revenue Guarantee (MRG) in a Highway Project: A Real-Option Approach.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1244-1253, May 8-10, 2010.

52. Ashuri, B. and Lu, J. (2010) “Exponential Smoothing Time Series Models for Forecasting ENR Construction Cost Index”. The 46th Annual International Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), (CD-ROM), Boston, Massachusetts, April 7-10, 2010.

53. Ashuri, B., Augenbroe, G., Chiara, N., and Paredis, C. (2009) “How Can American AEC Firms Get the Lead in Sustainable Building Design? What a Potential Design Leader Should Know About "Green-Convertible Buildings.” 2009 Specialty Conference Leadership and Management in Construction, (CD-ROM), South Lake Tahoe, CA, November 5-7, 2009.

54. Chiara, N., Dong F., and Ashuri, B. (2009). “Getting the Right Recipe: The Experiences and Challenges of Long-Term PPP Concessions.” 2009 Specialty Conference Leadership and Management in Construction, (CD-ROM), South Lake Tahoe, CA, November 5-7, 2009.

55. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Issues Related to Partnerships between Academia, Construction Industry, & Public Sector.” International Conference on Construction Research Funding in the XXI Century, (CD-ROM), Urbana, IL, July 8-10, 2009.

56. Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., & Bodner, D. (2008). “A Real Options Approach to Investment Decisions in Competitive, Dynamic Retail Markets.” 2008 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (CD-ROM), Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, January 7-10, 2008.

57. Ashuri, B. and Roper K.O. (2006). “Workspace Decision-making in the Era of Transformation.” 2006 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management, (CD-ROM), Orlando, FL. October 5-6, 2006.

58. Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., and Augenbroe G. (2005). “Data Collection Framework for Strategic Workspace Allocation in Knowledge-based Enterprises”, The 2005 American Society of Engineering Management conference, (CD-ROM), Virginia Beach, VA, October 22, 2005.

59. Ashuri, B. and Rouse W.B. (2004). “Framing Strategic Trade Offs between Traditional and Virtual Enterprises and Workplace.” International Federation of Automation Control (IFAC) Conference, (CD-ROM), Atlanta, GA, June 14-18, 2004.

60. Mofid, M., Ebrahimi Y., and Ashuri B. (2002). “On the Secondary Kern of a General Sub-section.” The Second International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, (CD-ROM), Busan, Korea.August 21-23, 2002.

 

Conference Presentations

61. Ashuri, B. (2007). “Investment analysis in competitive, dynamic retail markets.” INFORMS annual meeting, Seattle, WA, November 2-3, 2007.

62. Ashuri, B., Iyengar, V., Nigam, A., and Vergo, J. (2007). “Aggregation of expert assessments during IT project portfolio management.” Georgia Tech Graduate Technical Symposium, Atlanta, GA, March 15-16, 2007.

 

Poster Presentations

63. Shahandashti, S.M. and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Enhancing Cost Escalation Estimation Using Macroeconomic, Energy and Construction Market Variables”, 2013 CII Annual Conference, Orlando, Fl.

64. Shahandashti, S.M., Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lee, J. (2012). “Valuation of investments in building energy improvement options under uncertainty”, 2012 Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, May 21-23, 2012.

65. Stephenson, R. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “The Effects of Green Building Certification on Housing Prices in Metropolitan Atlanta”, Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, February 7, 2012.

66. Hite, J. and Ashuri, B. (2011). “Assessing Building Efficiency and Introducing Concepts to High School Students”, 2011 End of Summer Celebration Luncheon,CEISMC – Center for Education, Integrating Science Math and Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, July 22, 2011.

67. Kashani, H., Lu, J., Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. (2011). “Optimal timing of investments in energy efficient buildings”, 2011 CII Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

68. Phometsi, M. and Ashuri, B. (2011). “Workspace Flexibility Valuation”, Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference, February 8, 2011.

69. Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2010). “Investment Decision Making about Transportation Infrastructure Systems: A Real Options Model for Evaluating Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Highway Projects.”2010 CII Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 3-5, 2010.

70. Ashuri, B. and Kashani H. (2009). “Flexible Methods for the Development and Preservation of Transportation Infrastructure Systems: A Real Option Approach for Infrastructure Investment Decision Making.” The Conference on Developing a Research Agenda for Transportation Infrastructure Preservation and Renewal, Washington, DC, November 12-13, 2009.

71. Ashuri, B., Lu J., and Chiara N. (2009). “Time series forecasting of ENR construction cost index.” 2009 CII Annual Conference, Reno, NV, July 28–30, 2009.

 

Invited Lectures, Keynote Addresses

72. Ashuri, B. (2013). “Productivity Analysis of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Coordination.” 2013 Annual GA Tech Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Industry Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 6, 2013.

73. Ashuri, B. (2013). “Overview of Economics of the Built Environment (ESBE) Research Lab.” School of Building Construction Ph.D. Seminar, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 12, 2013.

74. Ashuri, B. (2013). “Assessment of Current Practices for Determining Value of Research.” 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southeast Transportation Consortium (STC), Baton Rouge, LA, March 5, 2013.

75. Ashuri, B. (2013). “Assessment of BIM Projects.” Visit by JE Dunn Construction to the Digital Building Laboratory, Hinman Conference Room, January 30, 2013.

76. Shahandashti, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Introduction to Investments in Photovoltaic Systems.” 2012 Siemens Competition-High School Workshop, Georgia Tech, November 16, 2012.

77. Ashuri, B. (2011). “Timing of Investments in Solar Energy for Existing Buildings.” Building Technology Seminar, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 16, 2011.

78. Ashuri, B. (2011). “Pricing Flexibility in Solar Ready Homes.” College of Architecture Research Forum, Architecture Library, Georgia Institute of Technology, November 17, 2011.

79. VanMeter, D. and Ashuri, B. (2011). “Georgia Department of Transportation’s Design Build Program.” State DOT Design-Build Users Group Quarterly Meeting, September 30, 2011.

80. Ashuri, B. (2011). “Investment Valuation Framework for Energy-Efficient, Sustainable Buildings.”Advanced Infrastructure Systems, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA, February 4, 2011 (All expenses for this trip were covered by the CEE Department at CMU).

81. Ashuri, B. (2011). “Sustainability: Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Capital Facilities.” Second Annual GA Tech Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Industry Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 25, 2011.

82. Ashuri, B. (2010). “Pricing Methods for Retrofit Decision-making.” Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Manufacturing Research Center Auditorium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, June 15, 2010.

83. Ashuri, B. (2010). “An Analytic Framework for Lifecycle Facility Costs Analysis.” Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Member Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, October 29, 2010.

84. Ashuri, B. (2010). “Real Options Applications in the Built Environment Research.” The First Year Doctoral Seminar, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 31, 2010.

85. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Healthcare Decision-Making under Uncertainty.” Healthcare Design & Planning Research, Health Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology, October 22, 2009.

86. Ashuri B. (2009). “Issues Related to Funding Research in Construction.” Invited to the International Conference on Construction Research Funding in the XXI Century: A Partnership between Academia, Industry, and the Public Sector, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Urbana, IL, July 8-10, 2009.

87. Ashuri, B. (2009). “A Real Option Approach to Evaluate Flexibilities in Healthcare Development/Design.” Charles Pankow Foundation, Claremont, CA, June 4, 2009.

88. Ashuri, B. (2009). “A Real Option Approach to Evaluate Flexibilities On/In Building Systems.” Engineering & Project Management Program, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, June 3, 2009.

89. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Valuation of Flexible Options On/In Built Environment Systems.” Joint CIFE-CRGP Seminar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, June 1, 2009.

90. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Valuation of Flexibilities On/In Building Systems.” Construction Engineering & Management Program, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, May 21, 2009.

91. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Time Series Analysis Applications in Construction Research.” Construction Management Program, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, May 20, 2009.

92. Ashuri, B. (2009). “New Generation Financial Modeling: Decision Making about Healthcare Design & Planning under Uncertainty.” Noblis/Georgia Tech Healthcare Meeting, Health Systems Institute, February 23, 2009.

93. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Flexibility Management for Handling Project Risks.” Department of Decision Science, School of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC, January 15, 2009.

94. Ashuri, B. (2009). “Flexibility Management for Handling Construction Project Risks.” Project Management Program, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, January 14, 2009.

95. Ashuri, B. (2008). “An Overview of Construction Management Profession.” The Common First Year, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, November 19, 2008.

 

Invention Disclosures

GTRC-5807: “Peer-to-peer Energy (Water) Benchmarking Model for the Multifamily Building Industry”

 

Developed Software

Design-Build Project Delivery Assessment, Java Applet Tool, Developed for the Georgia Department of Transportation

Design-Build Risk Allocation, Java Applet Tool, Developed for the Georgia Department of Transportation

 

Research Podcasts

“Georgia Tech researcher sheds light on the creation of AUMScore®.” Posted on the American Utility Management (AUM) weblog at: http://blog.aum-inc.com/2011/12/08/georgia-tech-researcher-sheds-light-on-the-creation-of-aumscore/