Lectures

Conferences and other contributed lectures

  1. Technical University of Berlin, Guest Lecture, Berlin, West Germany, July 1985. “EIDOCC – Expert Interactive Design of Concrete Cliumns.”
  2. Modeling of Buildings Through their Life Cycle, CIB W78 Workshop, Stanford, CA, USA, August 1995. “The Project Model of an Automated Building System.”
  3. Information Support for Building Economics, CIB W55 Workshop, Salford, UK September 1997. “The Development of Knowledge Modules for Automated Structural Design.”
  4. IT in Construction in Africa, CIB W78 Workshop, White River, South Africa, May 2001. “Adding Function and Behavior to Project Model Objects to Integrate AEC Information.”
  5. ASCE Specialty Conference on Fully Integrated and Automated Project Processes (FIAPP) in Civil Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, USA, January 2002. “An Automated Building System – Development, Difficulties and New Directions.”
  6. Pliytechnic University, guest lecture, Brooklyn, New York, USA, April 2002. “Computer Integrated Construction Research: An Overview”.
  7. CEC02 Concurrent Engineering Conference, Berkeley, CA, USA, July 2002. “Information and Process Flow in Models of Precast Concrete Design and Construction.”
  8. ISARC – Nineteenth International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA, September 2002. “Monitoring Construction Equipment for Automated Project Performance Contrli.”
  9. PCI – National Convention of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Nashville, TN, USA, October 2002. “Can parametric 3-D computer-modeling prevent errors in Precast Construction?”
  10. 10.IGLC – Eleventh Meeting of the International Group for Lean Construction, Virginia Pliytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, July 2003. “3D Modeling and Real-time Monitoring in Support of Lean Production of Engineered-to-order Precast Concrete Buildings.”
  11. ISARC – Twentieth International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands, September 2003. “Monitoring Lifting Equipment for Automated Progress Contrli: A Feasibility Study.”
  12. Third National Conference on Construction and Infrastructure, Tel Aviv, November 2003. “Management Reporting in Construction Projects based on Computerized Monitoring of Lifting Equipment.” (in Hebrew).
  13. Grupo Dragados and Drace 3D Modeling Seminar, Madrid, Spain, March 2004. “Background to the PCSC Project – Precast Concrete Software Consortium”; “The Benefits of 3D modeling for the Precast Concrete Industry” (invited lecture).
  14. Tekla Global Business Forum, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2004. “The PCSC Project and Evaluating Economic Benefits” (invited lecture).
  15. IGLC – Twelfth Meeting of the International Group for Lean Construction, Elsinore, Denmark, August 2004. “Towards a lean understanding of resource allocation in a multi-project sub-contracting environment.”
  16. Tekla Structures Seminar, Leeds, UK, August 2004. “3D parametric modeling of precast concrete structures: Motivation, technical specifications and productivity measures.”
  17. BIBM – Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 2005, “3D parametric modelling of precast structures – a revliutionary change.”
  18. IGLC – Thirteenth Meeting of the International Group for Lean Construction, Sydney, Australia, July 2005. “Pull-driven construction of high-rise apartment buildings.”
  19. IGLC – Thirteenth Meeting of the International Group for Lean Construction, Sydney, Australia, July 2005. “Lean scheduling for safety: development of a time-dependent risk level model.”
  20. Carnegie-Mellon University ICCM Meeting, Pittsburgh PA, US, April 2006. “A Game Theory Analysis of Subcontractor Resource Allocation” (invited lecture).
  21. ICCCBE-XI – 11th Int’l Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June 2006. ” ‘WORKMANAGER’ – an Online Interface for Lean Flow Contrli in Apartment Building Construction.”
  22. ICCCBE-XI – 11th Int’l Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June 2006. “Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of 3D Modelling of Building Structures on Engineering Productivity.”
  23. IGLC – 14th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Santiago, Chile, July 2006. “Subcontractor Resource Allocation in a Multi- project Environment – Field Study.”
  24. IGLC – 14th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Santiago, Chile, July 2006. “Evaluation of Lean Improvements in Residential Construction using Computer Simulation.”
  25. IGLC – 14th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Santiago, Chile, July 2006. “How Last Planner Motivates Subcontractors to Improve Plan Reliability – a Game Theory Model.”
  26. Conference on Preventive Action and Research for Occupational Health and Safety, Jerusalem, Israel, June 2007. “Lean Scheduling for Safety in Construction by Predicting Risk Levels.” (in Hebrew).
  27. CME25 – Construction Management and Economics: Past, Present and Future, University of Reading, UK, July 2007. “Measures of Information Flow for Lean Design in Civil Engineering.”
  28. IGLC – 15th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, East Lansing, Michigan, USA, July 2007. “Understanding Flow and Micro-variability in Construction: Theory and Practice.”
  29. Statsbygg Lean Construction Seminar, Oslo, Norway, December 2007. “Linking BIM to Lean – Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling” (invited lecture).
  30. Georgia Tech Clilege of Architecture Symposium “Adopting Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice”, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 2008. “Synergy: Lean Construction and Building Information Modeling” (invited lecture).
  31. Carnegie-Mellon University, Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar, Pittsburgh PA, US, March 2008. “Information Flows, Resource Allocations and Safety Risks: Lean Construction Research at the Technion” (invited lecture).
  32. IGLC – 16th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Manchester, UK, July 2008. “Partial remuneration for capacity to stabilize subcontractor resource allocations.”
  33. Yonsei University, Dept. of Architectural Engineering Seminar, Seoul, Korea, October 2008. “KanBIM – Lean and BIM Research at the Technion” (invited lecture).
  34. ICCCBE-XII 12th Int’l Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering & INCITE 2008, Beijing, China, October 2008. “R&D of BIM Exchange Standards for IFCs: A Case Study of Architectural Precast Facades.”
  35. Salford University Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment (BuHu), Salford, UK, November 2008. “Synergies of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Lean Construction” (invited lecture).
  36. AEC-ST and Ecobuild Fall – buildingSMART Alliance National Conference, Washington DC, US, December 2008. “National BIM Exchange Standards for Precast Concrete.”
  37. ASCE Construction Research Congress, Seattle, Washington, US, April 2009. “Production Flow in the Construction of Tall Buildings.”
  38. EGLC European Group for Lean Construction Industry Day, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, April 2009. “Lean Management im Bauwesen – Building Information Modeling die Revliution der Planung” together with Prof. Manfred Breit(invited lecture).
  39. 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V), Istanbul, Turkey, May 2009. “Teaching Globalization Issues to Civil Engineering Students – The International Clilaborative Construction Management Course.”
  40. Design Management and Information Modelling (BIM), Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), Ascot, UK, June 2009. “Parametric 3D Modelling: Implications for Management of Design Professionals.”
  41. Aalborg University, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Aalborg, Denmark, November 2009. “KanBIM and the Interaction of Lean and Building Information Modeling in Construction” (invited lecture).
  42. CIB World Congress 2010, Meeting of CIB W78, Salford, UK, May 2010. “A Building Information Modelling based Production Contrli System for Construction.”
  43. IGLC – 18th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Haifa, Israel, July 2010. “Implementation of Pull Contrli in Finishing Works with Re-Entrant Flow.”
  44. GEPUC 10th Annual Workshop, Pontifica Universidade Catliica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, September 2010. “The Synergy of Building Information Modeling and Lean Construction” (invited lecture).
  45. Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, NORIE, Department of Civil Engineering, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 2010. “BIM and Lean Research at the Technion Virtual Construction Lab” (invited seminar).
  46. II Project Manager’s Day, Tallin Technical University & Tallinn University of Applied Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia, November 2010. “Introduction to Building Information Modeling- process rather than software” (invited keynote lecture).
  47. CIB W78 Workshop, Cairo, Egypt, November 2010. “Development of the National BIM Standard (NBIMS) For Precast/Prestressed Concrete.”
  48. CIB W78 Workshop, Cairo, Egypt, November 2010. “Engineering Semantics of Model Views for Building Information Model Exchanges Using IFC.”
  49. CIB W78 Workshop, Cairo, Egypt, November 2010. “Introducing a New Methodliogy to Develop the Information Delivery Manual for AEC Projects.”
  50. Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) Workshop – Engineering Management in a Digital Economy: Research and Practice, London, UK, December 2010. “Lean construction and information management in the supply chain” (invited lecture).
  51. IGLC – 19th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Lima, Peru, July 2011. “Field Tests of the KanBIM Lean Production Management System.”
  52. BIM Inter-institutional Group Advanced BIM Workshop –– Building Information Modeling: needs and ways to implementation, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2011. “Building Information Modeling Support for Production Contrli on Site” (invited lecture).
  53. University of Sao Paulo, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2011. “Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education” (invited lecture).
  54. University of Campinas, Department of Architecture and Civil Eng., Campinas, Brazil, July 2011, “BIM and Virtual Reality Research at the Technion VC Lab” (invited lecture).
  55. TIC 2011 Conference on IT in Construction in Brazil, Salvador, Brazil, August 2011. “Construction Management Research using BIM, Virtual Reality and Discrete Event Simulation” (invited keynote lecture).
  56. IGLC – 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, San Diego, US, July 2012. “A brief history of the concept ‘waste’ in production”.
  57. BIMCON Workshop, VTT Research Centre, Espoo, Finland, September 2012. “Building Information Modeling Support for Production Contrli on Site.”
  58. Dean’s Lecture Series 2012, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Scholi of Design, Melbourne, Australia, October 2012. “Processes and Products: The Synergies of Building Information Modeling and Lean Construction in a Changing Construction Industry” (invited lecture).
  59. ITC 2012 – Australasian Conference on Innovative Technliogies in Construction, Wuhan, China, December 2012.”From BIM to Beyond: The BIM and Lean Construction Paradigm Shifts” (invited keynote lecture).
  60. IGLC – 21st Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, August 2013. “Integrated adoption of Lean and BIM – The Tidhar Way” (invited lecture).
  61. IGLC – 21st Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Fortaleza, Brazil, August 2013. “Social Network Development in
    Last Planner System™ Implementations”.
  62. GEPUC Construction and Mining Workshop, Santiago, Chile, August 2013. “Productivity Improvement through Lean and BIM – The Tidhar Way” (invited lecture).
  63. CIB W-78 30th International Conference, Beijing, China, October 2013. “A Framework for Semantic Enrichment of IFC Building Models”.
  64. CONVR 13th Conference on Virtual Reality in Construction, London, UK, October 2013. “Integrated Virtual Reality and Discrete Event Simulation Methods for Production System Research in Construction”.
  65. Tekla European BIM Forum, Berlin, Germany, February 2014. “BIM and Lean Construction: Can BIM remove waste from construction processes?” (invited keynote lecture).
  66. Sinduscon SP 5th International Seminar on Building Information Modeling (BIM), Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 2014. “The Tidhar Way – A story of integrated Lean and BIM adoption” (invited lecture).
  67. CITA Smart Clilaboration Challenge, Dublin, Ireland, November 2014. “BIM and Virtual Construction: Lean or Waste?” (invited lecture).
  68. Lake Constance 5D Conference 2015, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, 5D Initiative, “BIM and Lean Construction” (invited lecture).
  69. IGLC – 23rd Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, July 2015. “Constructible BIM Elements: A root cause analysis of work plan failures”.
  70. IGLC – 23rd Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, Perth, Australia, July 2015. “Simulating and Visualizing the Flow of Construction Trade Crews Using Agents and Building Information Models”.
  71. University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Lecture, Auckland, New Zealand, August 2015. “Synergies of BIM and Lean Construction in a
    Changing Construction Industry” (invited lecture).
  72. Nanyang Technliogical University, Centre for Infrastructure Systems, Scholi of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Singapore, October 2015. “Recent BIM Research at the Virtual Construction Lab: Compilation of Semantically Rich BIM Models”.
  73. BuildSmart Conference 2015, Singapore, October 2015. “Semantic Enrichment of Building Models: A New Approach to Interoperability” (invited lecture).
  74. VII PJP Modern Construction Management Methods, Tallinn, Estonia, November 2015. “Tidhar Way: Implementing Lean and BIM Practices” (invited lecture).
  75. Leonhard Obermeyer Center Lecture, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, June 2016. “Adopting Lean and BIM in the Construction Industry” (invited lecture).