Mani Poshdar

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Lecturer

Email: mani.poshdar@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9132-2985

Academic appointments:

  • Programme Leader of Architectural Engineering, Auckland University of Technology (2020 - ongoing)
  • Programme leader of Building Engineeirng, Auckland University of Technology (2017 - ongoing)
  • programme leader of Building Services Engineering, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2016 - ongoing)
  • Research officer, Massey University (2016 - 2016)
  • Lecturer, The University of Auckland (2016 - 2016)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, The University of Auckland (2015 - 2016)

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, The University of Auckland
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, The Guilan University
  • B.E. in Civil Engineering, The Guilan University

Research interests:

Innovations in construction; Decision-making support; Expert elicitation methods; Simulation in Construction

Teaching summary:

Construction Technology I, 2018, Auckland University of Technologies, Building Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
Building Construction I, 2017 – 2019, Auckland University of Technologies, Construction/Architectural Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).
Introduction to Engineering Design, 2017-2019, Auckland University of Technologies, Building Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
Introduction to Construction Materials, 2017, Auckland University of Technologies, Building Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering Technology, 2017.
Construction Logistics, 2015, The University of Auckland, Master of Engineering Studies.
Construction Materials and Technologies, 2002, The Guilan University, Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), Iran.
- Inter-University Collaboration/ Delivering Guest Lectures
Project Management 2, Target Value Design, 2019
The topic delivered: Lecture #14: Information Technology in Construction Supply Chain and Logistics, 2018-19
BIM 4D, Construction Analysis and Planning, 2018
Advanced Topics in Project Management, 2016
Discrete-Event Simulation in Construction, 2015
- The University of Auckland, Master of Engineering Studies.
The topic delivered: Lecture #9: Output Analysis
Tutoring and Teaching Assistants
Construction Logistics, 2014
Introduction to Structures, 2014
Structures & Design 2, 2014
Structures & Design 3, 2014
Construction Logistics, 2013
Discrete-Event Simulation in Construction, 2012,

Fields of research:

  • Building Construction Management and Project Planning
  • Building Science and Techniques
  • Design Innovation
  • Digital and Interaction Design

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • A member of the scientific committee of CONVR2020, The 20th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - CONVR2020 (2020)
  • A member of an international research group: Automated Tolerance Management, Automated Tolerance Management research group (2020 - ongoing)
  • A member of the scientific committee of CONVR2019, The 19th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - CONVR2019 (2019)
  • Professional member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Royal Society of New Zealand (2019 - ongoing)
  • A member of the scientific committee of CONVR2018, The 18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality - CONVR2018 (2018)
  • The session chair of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, The 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (2018)
  • A member of Engineering New Zealand, Engineering New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • A member of New Zealand Green Building Council, New Zealand Green Building Council (2018 - ongoing)
  • A member of the Society for Modeling and Simulation, International, The Society for Modeling and Simulation, International (2018 - ongoing)
  • A member of the Lean Construction ANZ local committee, The local committee of Lean Construction ANZ (2018 - ongoing)
  • A member of a cross-University research group: SimCon, SimCon research Group (2015 - ongoing)

Editorship, reviewing, examining, and judging

  • Reviewer of the Journal of “Architectural Engineering and Design Management", the Journal of “Architectural Engineering and Design Management", Taylor and Francis (2020 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer of the Journal of “Smart and Sustainable Built Environment” - emerald, The Journal of “Smart and Sustainable Built Environment” - emerald (2020 - ongoing)
  • A member of the editorial Review Board of the Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, The Journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (2020 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer of the 28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, The 28th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (2020)
  • Editorial board member of the journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE), The journal of Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) (2020 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer of the 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), The 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) (2020)
  • Reviewer of PhD research proposal (PGR9), AUT (2020)
  • PhD Thesis Examiner, The Massey University (2020)
  • Reviewer of the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, the International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation (2019 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer of PhD research proposal (PGR9), AUT (2019 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer of PhD research proposal (PGR9), AUT (2019)
  • Reviewer of PhD research proposal (PGR9), AUT (2019)
  • Reviewer of PhD research proposal (PGR9), AUT (2019)
  • Reviewer of the International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management, The International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management (2018 - ongoing)
  • Reviewer of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (2018)
  • Reviewer of International Conference on Physics, Mathematics and Statistics (ICPMS2018), The International Conference on Physics, Mathematics and Statistics (ICPMS2018) (2018)
  • Reviewer of PhD research proposal (PGR9), AUT (2018)

Facilitation, networking and collaboration

  • The facilitator of a cross-University collaboration: The University of Huddersfield visits AUT, The University of Huddersfield visits AUT South campus (2019)
  • The facilitator of a cross-University visit: The University of Huddersfield visits AUT/BEE department, University of Huddersfield visited AUT/BEE labs and staff (2019)
  • The facilitator of the Synthetic Spaces Exhibition, Synthetic Spaces, The digital Exploration of three sites in Huddersfield (2019)
  • The facilitator of a cross-University visit: the University of Huddersfield visits AUT South campus, The visit by the University of Huddersfield (2019)
  • The organiser of an industry evening: merging technologies for practical problem solving, Emerging technologies for practical problem solving, effective practices from the UK (2019)

Contribution to academic environment

  • PhD supervisor of Milad Katebi, AUT (2019 - ongoing)
  • PhD supervisor of Rohit Gade, AUT (2018 - ongoing)
  • PhD supervisor of Hamzah Alqudah, AUT (2017 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Moreno, F., Orozco, F., Rojas, O., Senior, B., Poshdar, M., & Forcael, E. (2020). A fixed start scheduling approach for repetitive construction projects. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 24, 1671-1682. doi:10.1007/s12205-020-1429-8

  • Abdelmegid, M. A., González, V. A., Poshdar, M., O'Sullivan, M., Walker, C. G., & Ying, F. (2020). Barriers to adopting simulation modelling in construction industry. Automation in Construction, 111. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2019.103046

  • Egbelakin, T., Poshdar, M., Walsh, K. Q., Ingham, J., Johnston, D., Becker, J., . . . Rasheed, E. (2018). Preparedness of small to medium-sized enterprises to earthquake disaster: Napier and Dunedin case studies. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 51(4), 171-182. doi:10.5459/bnzsee.51.4.171-182

  • Poshdar, M., González, V. A., Raftery, G. M., Orozco, F., & Cabrera-Guerrero, G. G. (2018). A multi-objective probabilistic-based method to determine optimum allocation of time buffer in construction schedules. Automation in Construction, 92. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2018.03.025

  • Golzarpoor, H., González, V. A., O'Sullivan, M., Shahbazpour, M., Walker, C. G., & Poshdar, M. (2017). A non-queue-based paradigm in Discrete-Event-Simulation modelling for construction operations. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 77. doi:10.1016/j.simpat.2017.05.004

  • Poshdar, M., González, V. A., Raftery, G. M., Orozco, F., Romeo, J. S., & Forcael, E. (2016). A probabilistic-based method to determine optimum size of project buffer in construction schedules. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(10). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001158

  • Poshdar, M., González, V. A., Raftery, G. M., & Orozco, F. (2014). Erratum: Characterization of process variability in construction (Journal of Construction Engineering and Management). Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(11). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000923

  • Poshdar, M., González, V. A., Raftery, G. M., & Orozco, F. (2014). Characterization of process variability in construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(11). Retrieved from https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000901

Conference contributions

  • Talebi, S., Tzortzopoulos, P., Koskela, L., Poshdar, M., Tommelein, I. D., Tezel, A., & Antunes, R. (2019). A Vision for the Future of the Computer-Aided Tolerance Management in Construction Based on the Lessons Learned from Manufacturing. In International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), World Building Congress 2019. Hong Kong.

  • Abdelmegid, M. A., González, V. A., O’Sullivan, M. J., Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Alarcón, L. F. (2019). Establishing a Link Between the Last Planner System and Simulation: A Conceptual Framework. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) (pp. 335-346). Dublin. doi:10.24928/2019/0200

  • Poshdar, M., Gonzalez, V. A., Antunes, R., Ghodrati, N., Katebi, M., Valasiuk, S., . . . Talebi, S. (2019). Diffusion of Lean Construction in Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises of Housing Sector. In Proceedings of the 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) (pp. 383-392). Dublin. doi:10.24928/2019/0257

  • Zarinkamar, S., Quenneville, P., Wilkinson, S., & Poshdar, M. (2019). Identifying the Factors of Trust to New Seismic-Proofing Technologies in the Construction Industry. In The 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Quebec. Retrieved from http://www.ccee2019.org/

  • Zarinkamar, S., Quenneville, P., Wilkinson, S., & Poshdar, M. (2019). Identifying the Factors of Trust in New Seismic-Proofing Technologies in New Zealand. In New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Auckland.

  • Bolarinwa, A., Kalatehjari, R., Poshdar, M., & Tookey, J. (2019). A compendium of soil liquefaction potential assessment methods. In 2019 Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering Vol. 1 (pp. 1-10). Auckland.

  • Eliwa, H., Jelodar, M., & Poshdar, M. (2018). Information Technology And New Zealand Construction Industry; An Empirical Study Towards Strategic Alignment Of Projects and Organisations. In The proceedings of The 18th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR2018). Auckland. New Zealand.

  • Alqudah, H., Poshdar, M., Rotimi, J., & Oyewobi, L. (2018). Determinants of Construction Organisations’ Performance: A Systematic Literature Review. In Volume 3_AUBEA 2018 Conference Proceedings_Sustainability Stream (pp. 244-253). Singapore: Australian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA). Retrieved from https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/94be57_1da76390885d492392758eb95bbe7ac9.pdf

  • Santos Antunes, R., & Poshdar, M. (2018). Envision of an integrated information system for project-driven production in construction. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction Towards Mature Production Management Across Cultures and Frontiers (pp. 134-143). Chennai: IGLC. doi:10.24928/2018/0511

  • Santos Antunes, R., & Poshdar, M. (2018). Envision of an integrated information system for project-driven production in construction. In V. A. Gonzalez (Ed.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) (pp. 134-143). Chennai. doi:10.24928/2018/0511

  • Moore, D., Poshdar, M., Rotimi, J., Qadir, J., Ghaffarianhoseini, A., & Ghaffarianhoseini, A. (2018). Working with BIM: Are We Really Doing it, and Who is Counting? When Social Science Meets Lean and BIM. In 6th International Workshop When Social Science Meets Lean and BIM. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. Retrieved from https://research.hud.ac.uk/institutes-centres/idl/bim/

  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Naraghi, A. M., Gonzalez, V., O’sullivan, M., Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Ying, F. (2018). A simulation decision-making support tool to manage construction site operations: A piling case study. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE Vol. 1. Auckland.

  • Poshdar, M., Gonzalez, v.., & Kasiviswanathan B.. (2018). Buffer management in construction - A New Zealand study. In Proceedings 26th Annual Conference of the International. Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) (pp. 818-828). Chennai: IGLC. doi:10.24928/2018/0517

  • Abdelmegid, M. A., Gonzalez, V. A., O'Sullivan, M. J., Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Naraghi, A. M. (2017). Towards a Conceptual Modeling Framework for Construction Simulation. In Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference. . Retrieved from http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8247967/?part=1

  • Poshdar, M., Egbelakin, T., & Jayasinghe, T. (2017). Evaluating the perception of small-to-medium-size-enterprises on eleven influential factors of preparedness decisions. In Proceedings of the 5th NZBERS. Auckland. Retrieved from http://construction.massey.ac.nz/NZBERS-2017.htm

  • Naraghi, A. M., Gonzalez, V. A., O'Sullivan, M., Walker, C. G., Poshdar, M., & Abdelmejid, M. A. (2017). Implementation of hybrid simulation modelling framework in construction. In Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Computing in Construction (JC3) 2017 Vol. 1 (pp. 439-446). Heraklion. doi:10.24928/JC3-2017/0072

  • Poshdar, M., González, V. A., O’Sullivan, M., Shahbazpour, M., Walker, C. G., & Golzarpoor, H. (2016). The role of conceptual modeling in lean construction simulation. In Proceedings 24th Annual Confence of the International Group for Lean Construction Vol. 1 (pp. 63-72). Boston: International Group for Lean Construction. Retrieved from http://iglc.net/Papers/Details/1349/pdf

  • Poshdar, M., & Gonzalez, V. (2015). Finding a secure “completion time” for a construction project: A test experiment. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 4-5 2015. Canada.

  • González, V. A., Sacks, R., Pavez, I., Poshdar, M., Alon, L. B., & Priven, V. (2015). Interplay of lean thinking and social dynamics in construction. In Proceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions Vol. 2015-January (pp. 681-690). : IGLC 2015 Organizing Committee.

  • Poshdar, M., González, V. A., & Belayutham, S. (2015). An inclusive probabilistic buffer allocation method. In Proceedings of IGLC 23 - 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Global Knowledge - Global Solutions (pp. 183-192). Perth.

  • Poshdar, M. (2014). Improvement of Productivity in Construction Projects Using a Lean-Driven Scheduling Method. In 2014 Building a Better New Zealand conference. Auckland.

  • Golzarpoor, H., González, V., & Poshdar, M. (2013). Improving construction environmental metrics through integration of discrete Event simulation and life cycle analysis. In 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC 2013) Held in Conjunction with the 23rd World Mining Congress (pp. 595-604). Montreal.

Theses

  • Poshdar, M. (2015). An advanced framework to manage uncertainty and buffers in construction. (University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/handle/2292/27028

  • Poshdar, M. (2002). Optimum Section for Slope and Vertical Breakwaters.

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