Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Department.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Sulfate Resistance of Nanosilica Contained Portland Cement Mortars, Iani Batilov Batilov

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Removal of High and Low Levels of Ammonium from Industrial Wastewaters, Gregory Bock

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Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Sara Jean George

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Seismic Response of an Older Bridge in Nevada under Maximum Considered Earthquake, Ryan Thomas Isaac

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Solar Energy Storage in Molten Salt Shell Structures, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti

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Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Binder for Sustainable Concrete, Meysam Najimi

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Causes and Impacts of Geotechnical Problems on Bridge and Road Construction Projects, Krishna Prasad Neupane

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Occurrence and Proliferation of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Majid Neyestani

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Evaluation of Electron Donors for Perchlorate and Nitrate Biodegradation in Contaminated Groundwater Applications, Mayra Alejandra Sarria Cortes

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Laboratory Evaluation of Geogrid-Reinforced Flexible Pavements, Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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Causes of Change Orders and Its Impact on Road Maintenance Contracts, Kabindra Kumar Shrestha

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Framework of Performance-Based Contracting for Chip Seal and Striping Maintenance Activities, Kishor Shrestha

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Perchlorate Bioremediation: Controlling Media Loss in Ex-Situ Fluidized Bed Reactors and In-Situ Biological Reduction by Slow-Release Electron Donor, Sichu Shrestha

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Analyses of Streamflow Change Patterns and Correlation of These Changes with Sea-Surface Temperature Fluctuations, Kazi Ali Tamaddun

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A Business Intelligence Framework for Network-level Traffic Safety Analyses, Naveen Kumar Veeramisti

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Bulbous Pier: Alternative to Bridge Pier Extensions, Amilcar Chavez

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The Use of COD, TOC, Fluorescence, and Absorbance Spectroscopy to Estimate Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Wastewater, Evelyn Aramaine Christian

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Fluoride and Phosphate Removal From Industrial and Domestic Wastewaters Using Cerium Chloride, John Michael Gonzales

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Prediction of Shear Strength and Ductility of Cyclically Loaded Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Artificial Intelligence, Nicholas Gordon

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Properties of concrete containing GGBF slag and nano-silica, Mohammad Sajjadul Islam

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Development of a Decision Support Framework for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Pankaj Maheshwari

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A Process for Optimal Resource Allocation for Integrated Resorts, Benjamin Mammina

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Safety Analysis of Freeway segments with unobserved heterogeneity and Second order spatial effects, Eneliko Mujuni Mulokozi

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A Multi-~Procedural Approach to Evaluating Walkability and Pedestrian Safety, Peris Nyagah

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Geotechnical Surrogates for Sediment Shear Behavior in Southern Nevada, Rinu Ann Samuel

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Total Organic Carbon Removal Through Ozone-Biological Activated Carbon Treatment, Ashley Selvy

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Alkali-~Activated Fly Ash Binders: Feasibility as a Sustainable Alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement for Pre-~Cast Systems, Kimberly Sierra

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Effect of Void Geometry on Strength, Stiffness, and Failure Modes of Rock-like Materials, Omed Yousif

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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GIS Framework for Spatiotemporal Mapping of Urban Flooding and Analyze Watershed Hydrological Response to Land Cover Change, Sayed Joinal Hossain Abedin

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Effect of Caliche on the Behavior of Drilled Shafts, Rouzbeh Afsharhasani

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High Strength Steel Fiber Reinforced Flow-Able or SCC Concrete with Variable Fiber by Volume Fractions for Thin Plate and Shell Structures, Abebe Berhe

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Investigation of Chloride Induced Corrosion of Bridge Pier and Life-Cycle Repair Cost Analysis Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Dinesh Dhakal

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Evaluation of PHB Mid-Street Crossing System in Las Vegas, Nevada - Pedestrian Perspectives, Anna Eapen

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Investigating the Physical Properties and Runoff Treatment Capability of Pervious Concrete Containing Granular Activated Carbon, Mark Elias Elkouz

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Highway Routine Maintenance Cost Estimation for Nevada, Monika Hagood

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Development of a Visualization System for Highway Safety Management Using Safety Analyst, Indira Khanal

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Modeling of Short Term and Long Term Impacts of Freeway Traffic Incidents using Historical Data, Vidhya Kumaresan

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Evaluation of Earthquake Hazard for Las Vegas Valley, Nevada Incorporating Probabilistic Hazard Assessment and Non--Linear Site Response, Suchan Lamichhane

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Progressive Collapse Analysis of Older Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate Buildings Using Macro Model, Jinrong Liu

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A Comparative Study: Utilizing Data Mining Techniques to Classify Traffic Congestion Status, Abbas Mirakhorli

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Transport Properties of Nano-Silica Contained Self-Consolidating Concrete, Borhan Moradi

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Finite Difference Modeling of Surface-~Wave Scattering for Shallow Cavity Detection, Heston Travis Norcott

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Simultaneous Equation Modeling for Crash Rate of Freeway Segments, Anthony Ramos

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Identification of long term changes and evaluation of the relationships among streamflow variability and oceanic-atmospheric indices, Soumya Sagarika

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Modeling Pavement Distress Rates within U.S. Air Force Airfields, Lauren Sahagun

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Influence of limestone powder content and size on transport properties of self-consolidating concrete, Rebecca Kendal Spitek

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Developing Seamless Connections in the Urban Transit Network: A Look toward High-Speed Rail Interconnectivity, Tingting Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Temperature Trends and Urban Heat Island Intensity Mapping of the Las Vegas Valley, Adam Leland Black

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Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Investigation of Steel Fiber Reinforced Self-Compacted Concrete, Belayhun Tesfaye Gebretsadik

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Feasibility of the Use of Ultrasound Measurements for Grade Verification of the Performance Grade Asphalt Binders, Mehdi Khalili

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Implementation of Integrated Project Delivery on Department of Navy Military Construction Projects, Christopher S. Lee

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Evaluation of Alternative Project Delivery Methods in Water and Wastewater Projects, Ruiko Maharjan

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Investigating the feasibility of growing algae for fuel in southern Nevada, Faegheh Moazeni

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Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Considering all Parameters Simultaneously, Victor Hugo Molano Paz

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A Case Study of Zero Energy Home Built for Solar Decathlon Competition 2013, Sanjib Mulepati

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Evaluation of Geometric Design Needs of Freeway Systems Based on Safety and Geometric Data, Eneliko Mujuni Mulokozi

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Initial Elastic Modulus Degradation Using Pressuremeter and Standard Penetration Test Results at Two Sites, Dustin Robbins

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Performance Comparison of Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor Highway Projects, Binita Shakya

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A Comparative Study of Performance, Impediments, Advantages, and Disadvantages of Construction and Professional Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Ravi Sharma

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Investigation of Crashes and Identifying the Best Practices for Setting up Speed Zones in Towns Along Rural Highways in Nevada, Krishna Prasad Shrestha

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Phosphorus Removal From EBPR Sludge Dewatering Liquors Using Lanthanum Chloride, Aluminum Sulfate and Ferric Chloride, Michael Strileski

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Performance of Concrete Incorporating Colloidal Nano-Silica, Mohamed Sabry Zeidan

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Impacts of climate change and weather modification on hydrologic characteristics of watersheds in the western United States, Anil Acharya

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Hydroclimatic forecasting in the western United States using paleoclimate reconstructions and data-driven models, Christopher Allen Carrier

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Changing climatic conditions in the Colorado River Basin: Implications for water resources management in the Las Vegas Valley, Srijana Dawadi

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Comparison of design-build and design-bid-build performance of public university projects, James David Fernane

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Fall prevention training and its impact to southern Nevada construction workers, Vedaspati Joshi

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Association of oceanic-atmospheric oscillations and hydroclimatic variables in the Colorado River Basin, Ajay Kalra

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Impact of design cost on project performance of design bid build projects, Nirajan Mani

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Complex VS profiles to 100 m depth from Rayleigh waves and 3-D VS model for Las Vegas Valley, Helena Murvosh

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An Empirical comparison of life cycle cost of green school buildings and non-green school buildings, Nitisha Pushpala

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Recycling waste latex paint in overlays, rigid pavements, and pervious concrete, Oscar Inez Quiroz

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Seismic characterization of select engineered nanoparticles in essentially saturated glass beads, Mohamed Nihad Rajabdeen

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Modeling passive solar distillation production in Las Vegas, Nevada, Noe I. Santos

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Groundwater contamination potential in northern Nevada from mining, associated communities, and agriculture as forecasted by two vulnerability methods, John L. Swatzell

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Effects of high-impedance-contrast boundary upon multi-modal seismic surface wave data, Prajwol Tamrakar

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Performance of Nevada’s aggregates in alkali-aggregate reactivity of Portland cement concrete, Mohammad Shahidul Islam

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High school student interests in architecture, construction, and engineering education, Krishna P. Kisi

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Statistical modeling and analysis of injury severity sustained by occupants of passenger vehicles involved in crashes with large trucks, Ahmad Koupaenejad

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An Exploratory study on energy consumption of Energy Star and non-Energy Star homes, Prajakta Kulkarni

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Improving ensemble streamflow prediction using interdecadal/interannual climate variability, Kenneth W. Lamb

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Analysis and evaluation of safety impacts of median types and midblock left turn treatments for urban arterials, Timur Mauga

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Effect of spatial and temporal variability of antecedent moisture content on model-generated runoff from an arid watershed, William J. Meyer

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Assessment of impacts to hydroclimatology and river operations due to climate change over the Colorado River Basin, William Paul Miller

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Ion-exchange (IX): arsenic and chromium removal from brines and removal of inorganic contaminants by specialty resins, Behrang Pakzadeh

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Evaluating the impacts of water conservation policies on water demand, availability and outdoor water use in the Las Vegas Valley, Kamal Qaiser

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Investigation of potential pathways and multi-cycle bioregeneration of ion-exchange resin laden with perchlorate, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki

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Evaluating the energy and carbon footprint of water conveyance system and future water supply options for Las Vegas, Nevada, Eleeja Shrestha

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Evaluation of safety impact of access management in urban areas, Xuecai Xu