Journal Papers

Refereed papers in professional journals

  1. Sacks, R., and Buyukozturk, O., (1987), ‘Expert Interactive Design of Concrete Columns under Bi-axial Bending’, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 1 No. 2 pp. 69-81.
  2. Sacks, R., and Warszawski, A., (1997), ‘A Project Model for an Automated Building System; Design and Planning Phases’, Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science B.V., Vol. 7 No. 1 pp. 21-34.
  3. Sacks, R., (1998), ‘Issues in the Development and Implementation of a Building Project Model for an Automated Building System’, International Journal of Construction Information Technology, Salford University, Salford UK Vol. 5 No. 2 pp. 75-101.
  4. Sacks, R., Warszawski, A., and Kirsch, U., (2000), ‘Structural Design in an Automated Building System’, Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science B.V., Vol. 10 No. 1 pp. 181-197.
  5. Sacks, R., (2002), ‘Integrated AEC Information Services using Object Methods and a Central Project Model’, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Blackwell Publishers, Boston USA & Oxford UK, Vol. 17 No.6 pp. 449–456.
  6. Sacks, R., Navon, R., and Goldschmidt, E., (2003), ‘Building Project Model Support for Automated Labor Monitoring’, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol.17 No.1 pp. 19-27.
  7. Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., and Lee, G., (2003) ‘Process Improvements in Precast Concrete Construction Using Top-Down Parametric 3-D Computer-Modeling’, Journal of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Vol. 48 No. 3 pp. 46-55.
  8. Eastman, C.M., Sacks, R., and Lee, G., (2003), ‘Development and Implementation of Advanced IT in the North American Precast Concrete Industry’, ITCON – Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 8, pp. 247-262.
  9. Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., and Lee, G., (2004) ‘Process Model Perspectives On Management and Engineering Procedures in the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Industry’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 130 No. 2 pp. 206-215.
  10. Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., and Lee, G., (2004), ‘Parametric 3D Modeling in Building Construction with Examples from Precast Concrete’, Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science B.V., Vol. 13 No. 3 pp. 291-312.
  11. Warszawski, A., and Sacks, R., (2004), ‘A Practical Multi-Factor Approach to Evaluating the Risk of Investment in Engineering Projects’, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 130 No. 3 pp. 357-367.
  12. Sacks, R., (2004), ‘Evaluation of the economic impact of computer-integration in precast concrete construction’, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 18 No. 4. pp. 301-312.
  13. Sacks, R., Navon, R., Brodetskaia, I., and Shapira, A. (2005). ‘Feasibility of Automated Monitoring of Lifting Equipment in Support of Construction Project Control’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 131 No. 5 pp. 604-614.
  14. Sacks, R., Eastman, C.M., Lee, G. and Orndorff, D. (2005). ‘A Target Benchmark of the Impact of Three-Dimensional Parametric Modeling in Precast Construction’, Journal of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Vol. 50 No. 4 pp. 126-139.
  15. Sacks, R., Navon, R., and Brodetskaia, I., (2006). ‘Interpretation of Automatically Monitored Equipment Data for Project Control’, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 20 No. 2 pp. 111-120.
  16. Lee, G., Eastman, C.M., Sacks, R., and Navathe, S.B., (2006). ‘Grammatical Rules for Specifying Information for Automated Product Data Modeling’, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 20 No. 2 pp. 155-170.
  17. Sacks, R., and Harel, M., (2006). ‘An Economic Game Theory Model of Subcontractor Resource Allocation Behavior’, Construction Management & Economics, Vol. 24 No. 8 pp. 869-881.
  18. Lee, G., Sacks, R., and Eastman, C.M., (2006). ‘Specifying Parametric Building Object Behavior (BOB) for a Building Information Modeling System’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 15 No. 6 pp. 758-776.
  19. Ergen, E., Akinci, B., and Sacks, R., (2007). ‘Tracking and Locating Components in a Precast Storage Yard Utilizing Radio Frequency Identification Technology and GPS’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 16 No. 3 pp. 354–367.
  20. Navon, R., and Sacks, R., (2007). ‘Assessing Research in Automated Project Performance Control (APPC)’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 16 No. 4 pp. 474-484.
  21. Lee, G., Eastman, C.M., and Sacks, R., (2007). ‘Twelve Design Patterns for Integrating and Normalizing Product Model Schemas’, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 22 No. 3 pp. 163-181.
  22. Sacks, R., and Goldin, M., (2007). ‘Lean Management Model for Construction of High-rise Apartment Buildings’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 133 No. 5 pp. 374-384.
  23. Lee, G., Sacks, R., and Eastman, C.M., (2007). ‘Product Data Modeling using GTPPM – A Case Study’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 16 No.3 pp. 392-407.
  24. Sacks, R., Esquenazi, A., and Goldin, M., (2007). ‘LEAPCON: Simulation of Lean Construction of High-rise Apartment Buildings’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 133 No. 7 pp. 529-539.
  25. Lee, G., Eastman, C.M., and Sacks, R., (2007) ‘Eliciting Information for Product Modeling using Process Modeling’, Data & Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier Science B.V., Vol. 62 No. 2 pp. 292-307.
  26. Ergen, E., Akinci, B., and Sacks, R., (2007). ‘Life-Cycle Data Management of Engineered-to-Order Components Using Radio Frequency Identification’, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 21 No. 4 pp. 356-366.
  27. Sacks, R., and Barak, R., (2008). ‘Impact of Three-dimensional Parametric Modeling of Buildings on Productivity in Structural Engineering Practice’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 17 No. 4 pp. 439-449.
  28. Eastman, C. M., and Sacks, R., (2008). ‘Relative Productivity in the AEC Industries in the US for On-site and Off-site Activities’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 134 No. 7 pp. 517-526. This paper won the journal’s Best Paper Award for 2008.
  29. Kaner, I., Sacks, R., Kassian, W., and Quitt, T., (2008). ‘Case Studies of BIM Adoption for Precast Concrete Design by Mid-sized Structural Engineering Firms’, ITCON – Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 13 Special Issue – Case studies of BIM use, pp. 303-323.
  30. Barak, R., Jeong, Y.-S., Sacks, R., and Eastman, C.M., (2009). ‘Unique Requirements of Building Information Modeling for Cast-in-place Reinforced Concrete’, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 23 No. 2 pp. 64-74.
  31. Jeong, Y.-S., Eastman, C.M., Sacks, R., Kaner, I., (2009). ‘Benchmark Tests for BIM Data Exchanges of Precast Concrete’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 18 pp. 469-484.
  32. Sacks, R., Rozenfeld, O., and Rosenfeld, Y., (2009). ‘Spatial and Temporal Exposure to Safety Hazards in Construction’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 135 No. 8 pp. 726-736.
  33. Rozenfeld, O., Sacks, R., and Rosenfeld, Y., (2009). ‘CHASTE – Construction Hazard Analysis with Spatial and Temporal Exposure’, Construction Management & Economics, Vol. 27 No. 7 pp. 625-638.
  34. Sacks, R., Treckmann, M., and Rozenfeld, O., (2009). ‘Visualization of Work Flow to Support Lean Construction’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 135 No. 12 pp. 1307-1315.
  35. Eastman, C.M., Jeong, Y.-S., Sacks, R., and Kaner, I., (2010). ‘Exchange Model and Exchange Object Concepts for Implementation of National BIM Standards’, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 24 No. 1 pp. 25-34.
  36. Sacks, R., and Barak, R., (2010). ‘Teaching Building Information Modeling as an Integral Part of Freshman Year Civil Engineering Education’, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 136 No. 1 pp. 30-38.
  37. Tribelsky, E., and Sacks, R., (2010). ‘Measuring information flow in the detailed design of construction projects’, Research in Engineering Design, Vol. 21 No.3 pp. 189-206.
  38. Rozenfeld, O., Sacks, R., Rosenfeld, Y., and Baum, H., (2010). ‘Construction Job Safety Analysis’, Safety Science, Vol. 48 pp. 491–498.
  39. Sacks, R., Kaner, I., Eastman, C.M., and Jeong, Y-S., (2010). ‘The Rosewood Experiment – Building Information Modeling and Interoperability for Architectural Precast Facades’, Automation in Construction Vol. 19 pp. 419-432.
  40. Sacks, R., and Partouche, R., (2010). ‘The Empire State Building project: an archetype of “Mass Construction” ’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 136 No. 6 pp. 702-710.
  41. Sacks, R., Radosavljevic, M., and Barak, R., (2010). ‘Requirements for Building Information Modeling based Lean Production Management Systems for Construction’, Automation in Construction Vol. 19 No. 5 pp. 641-655.
  42. Brilakis, I., Lourakis, M., Sacks, R., Savarese, S., Christodoulou, S., Teizer, J., Makhmalbaf, A., (2010). ‘Toward Automated Generation of Parametric BIMs based on Hybrid Video and Laser Scanning’, Advanced Engineering Informatics Vol. 24 pp. 456-465.
  43. Sacks, R., Koskela, L., Dave, B. and Owen, R.L., (2010). ‘The Interaction of Lean and Building Information Modeling in Construction’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 136 No. 9 pp. 968-980.
  44. Soibelman, L., Sacks, R., Akinci, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T., Eybpoosh, M., (2010). ‘Preparing Civil Engineers for International Collaboration in Construction Management’, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 137 No.3 pp. 141-150.
  45. Tribelsky, E., and Sacks, R., (2011). ‘An empirical study of information flows in multi-disciplinary civil engineering design teams using lean measures’, Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol. 7 No. 2 pp. 85-101.
  46. Brodetskaia, I., Sacks, R., and Shapira, A., (2011). ‘A Workflow Model for Systems and Interior Finishing Works in Building Construction’, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 29 No. 12 pp. 1209-1227.
  47. Zhou, W., Whyte, J.K., and Sacks, R., (2011). ‘Construction safety and digital design: A review’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 22, pp. 102–111.
  48. Venugopal, M., Eastman, C.M., Sacks, R., and Teizer, J., (2012). ‘Semantics of Model Views for Information Exchanges using the Industry Foundation Class Schema’, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp.411-428.
  49. Brodetskaia, I., Sacks, R., and Shapira, A., (2013). ‘Stabilizing Production Flow of Finishing Works in Building Construction with Re-entrant Flow’, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 139, No. 6, pp. 665-674.
  50. Sacks, R., Barak, R., Belaciano, B., Gurevich, U., and Pikas, E., (2013). ‘KanBIM Lean Construction Workflow Management System: Prototype Implementation and Field Testing’, Lean Construction Journal, Vol. 9, No.1, pp. 19-34.
  51. Aram, S., Eastman, C.M., and Sacks, R., (2013). ‘Requirements for BIM Platforms in the Concrete Reinforcement Supply Chain’, Automation in Construction, Vol. 35, pp. 1-17.
  52. Sacks, R., and Pikas, E., (2013). ‘Building Information Modeling Education for Construction Engineering and Management I: Industry Requirements, State-of-the-Art and Gap Analysis,’ Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 139 No. 11 pp. 04013016 1-12.
  53. Pikas, E., Sacks, R., and Hazzan, O., (2013). ‘Building Information Modeling Education for Construction Engineering and Management. II: Procedures and Implementation Case Study,’ Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 139 No. 11 pp. 05013002 1-13.
  54. Sacks, R., Perlman, A., and Barak, R., (2013). ‘Construction Safety Training using Immersive Virtual Reality,’ Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 31 No. 9 pp. 1005-1017.
  55. Belsky, M., Eastman, C.M., Sacks, R., Venugopal, M., Aram, S. and Yang, D., (2014). ‘Interoperability for Precast Concrete Building Models,’ Journal of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 144-156.
  56. Gurevich, U., and Sacks, R., (2014). ‘Examination of the Effects of a KanBIM Production Control System on Subcontractors’ Task Selections in Interior Works,’ Automation in Construction, Vol. 37, pp. 81-87.
  57. Perlman, A., Sacks, R., Barak, R., (2014). ‘Hazard Recognition and Risk Perception in Construction,’ Safety Science, Vol. 64, pp. 22-31.
  58. Sacks, R., Gurevich, U., and Belaciano, B., (2015). ‘A Hybrid Discrete Event Simulation and Virtual Reality Experimental Setup for Construction Management Research,’ Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 29, No. 1, January 2015: 04014029.
  59. Priven, V., and Sacks, R., (2015). ‘Effects of the Last Planner System on Social Networks among Construction Trade Crews,’ Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 141, No. 6, June 2015: 04015006. This paper won the Thomas Fitch Rowland Prize of the ASCE Construction Institute for 2016.
  60. Ma, L., Sacks, R., and Zeibak-Shini, R., (2015), ‘Information Modeling of Earthquake-damaged Reinforced Concrete Structures,’ Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 29, Issue 3, August 2015, Pages 396–407.
  61. Sacks, R., Whyte, J., Swissa, D., Raviv, G., Zhou, W., and Shapira, A., (2015). ‘Safety by Design: Dialogues between Designers and Builders using Virtual Reality’, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 55-72.
  62. Ma, L., Sacks, R., Zeibak-Shini, R., Aryal, A., and Filin, S., (2015). ‘Preparation of Synthetic ‘As-Damaged’ Models for Post-earthquake BIM Reconstruction Research‘, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, No, 3, 04015032.
  63. Priven, V., and Sacks, R., (2015). ‘The Impacts of ‘Social Subcontract’ and Last Planner System™ Interventions on the Workflows of Construction Projects,’ Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Vol. 142, No. 7,04016013.
  64. Belsky, M., Sacks, R., and Brilakis, I., (2016). ‘Semantic Enrichment for Building Information Modeling,’ Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 261-274.
  65. Bloch, T., Sacks, R., and Rabinovitch, O., (2016). ‘Derivation of Building Information Models of Earthquake Damaged Buildings to Support Search and Rescue Operations’, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 65–76.
  66. Zeibak-Shini, R., Sacks, R., Ma, L., and Filin, S., (2016). ‘Towards Generation of As-Damaged BIM Models using TLS and As-Built BIM: First Estimate of As-Damaged Locations of RC Frame Members’, Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 312–326.
  67. Sacks, R., (2016). ‘What constitutes good production flow in construction?’, Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 34, No. 9, pp. 641-656.
  68. Refereed papers in professional journals (submitted)

  69. Ben Alon, L., and Sacks, R., (2015). ‘Simulating the Behavior of Trade Crews in Construction using Agents and Building Information Modeling’, submitted to Automation in Construction.
  70. Sacks, R., Gurevich, U., and Shrestha, P., (2016). ‘Review of National Standards and Organizational Guides for BIM Adoption’, submitted to the Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon).
  71. Gurevich, U., Sacks, R. and Shrestha, P., (2016). ‘Mapping the Impact of BIM Adoption Efforts on Occupant Value’, submitted to Building Research and Information.
  72. Sacks, R., Seppänen, O., Priven, V., and Savosnick, J., (2016). ‘Construction Flow Index: A Metric of Production Flow Quality in Construction’, submitted to Construction Management and Economics.