Keynote Speakers

International Conference on Civil Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA’19)



We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the International Conference on Civil Engineering Fundamentals and Applications (ICCEFA'19):



Dr. Behzad Esmaeili

Dr. Behzad Esmaeili
George Mason University, USA
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Behzad Esmaeili holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from the Amirkabir University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before joining George Mason University, Dr. Esmaeili was an Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. He actively conducts research in the field of construction safety, specializing in injury prevention strategies, hazard identification, risk management, and decision making. During his Ph.D. and Postdoctoral work, he used a variety of qualitative and quantitative data-collection, data-analysis, and data mining methods.

His research on construction safety has been nationally and internationally recognized more than once, most notably in the 2014 Prize Award for Innovation “Jaume Blasco,” 18th International Congress on Project Management and Engineering (ICPME), New Scholar award from the Construction Industry Institute in 2014, Best Paper Award from the Construction Research Congress in 2016, Best Academic Award from the Construction Industry Institute in 2016, and the best paper award from ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management in 2018. Dr. Esmaeili actively serves on the Construction Industry Institute’s Safety Community of Practice (CII SCOP) and AFH10 committee at Transportation Research Board (TRB).

Topic of Keynote: Measuring Construction Workers’ Real-Time Situation Awareness: Using Wearable Technologies

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Dr. Omid Mohammadzadeh Rouhani - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Omid Mohammadzadeh Rouhani
McGill University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Perceptions, Preferences, and Behavior regarding Energy and Environmental Costs: The Case of Montreal Transport Users

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Dr. Sameh S. Badie - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sameh S. Badie
The George Washington University, USA
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Precast Concrete Deck Panel Systems for Highway Bridges: History and new emerging innovations

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