Publications of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Civil and Environmental Engineering Department faculty.

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Submissions from 2020

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Exploratory Analysis of Recent Trends in School Travel Mode Choices in the U.S., Abhay Lidbe, Xiaobing Li, Emmanuel Kofi Adanu, Shashi Nambisan, and Steven Jones

Do NHTSA Vehicle Safety Rating Affect Side Impact Crash Outcomes?, Abhay Lidbe, Praveena Penmetsa, Teng Wang, Emmanuel Kofi Adanu, and Shashi Nambisan

Sequential Prediction for Large-Scale Traffic Incident Duration: Application and Comparison of Survival Models, Xiaobing Li, Jun Liu, Asad Khattak, and Shashi Nambisan

Critical Literature Review on the Diversity and Inclusion of Women and Ethnic Minorities in Construction and Civil Engineering Industry and Education, Saba Nikkhah Manesh, Jin Ouk Choi, and Pramen Shrestha

Spatial Analysis of the Gender Wage Gap in Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Construction Occupations in the United States, Saba Nkkihah Manesh, Jin Ouk Choi, Binit Kumar Shrestha, Jaewon Lim, and Pramen P. Shrestha

Sustainable Use of Biochar for Resource Recovery and Pharmaceutical Removal from Human Urine: A Critical Review, Sayeda Ummeh Masrura, Pavani Dissanayake, Yuqing Sun, Yong Sik Ok, Daniel C. W. Tsang, and Eakalak Khan

Determination of the Optimal Location for Constructing Solar Photovoltaic Farms Based on Multi-Criteria Decision System and Dempster–Shafer Theory, Marzieh Mokarram, Mohammad J. Mokarram, Mohammad R. Khosravi, Ali Saber, and Akbar Rahideh

Determination of Artificial Recharge Location Using Analytic Hierarchy Process and Dempster–Shafer Theory, Marzieh Mokarram, Ali Saber, Parisa Mohammadizadeh, and Ali Abdolali

Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Binders: Limitations and Remediation, Meysam Najimi, Nader Ghafoori, and Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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Water on Mars—A Literature Review, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Mohammad Aghababei, Moses Karakouzian, and Mehrdad Karami

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Relationship between Sunspot Numbers and Mean Annual Precipitation: Application of Cross-Wavelet Transform—A Case Study, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian and Moses Karakouzian

Water Vapor Conductance of Dry Soil – Analyzing Transport Processes by Analogy With OHM Law, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Moses Karakouzian, and Parastoo Pashmchi

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Sacrificial Piles as Scour Countermeasures in River Bridges A Numerical Study using FLOW-3D, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Aliasghar Nazari-Sharabian, Moses Karakouzian, and Mehrdad Karami

Sensitivity Analysis of the DEM Resolution and Effective Parameters of Runoff Yield in the SWAT Model: A Case Study, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Masoud Taheriyoun, and Moses Karakouzian

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Drought Frequency Analysis Based on the Development of a Two-Variate Standardized Index (Rainfall-Runoff), Gholamreza Nikravesh, Mohammad Aghababaei, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Moses Karakouzian

Developing a Simulation Model for Lifting A Modular House, Jee Woong Park, Ali Khodabandelu, Jin Ouk Choi, and Mahsa Sanei

Impact of Urbanization on Runoff and Infiltration in Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Usha Poudel, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Investigation of Transient Sea Level Rise Impacts on Water Quality of Unconfined Shallow Coastal Aquifer, Ali Ranjbar, Claudia Cherubini, and Ali Saber

Inhibitory Effect of Phenol on Wastewater Ammonification, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, Piyamart Khongkhaem, Ekawan Luepromchai, and Eakalak Khan

Effects of Lake Water Level Fluctuation Due to Drought and Extreme Winter Precipitation on Mixing and Water Quality of an Alpine Lake, Case Study: Lake Arrowhead, California, Ali Saber, David E. James, and Imad A. Hannoun

Analysis of the Effects of Retrofitting Low Impact Developments on Urban Runoff and Pollutant Load, Rubab Saher, Moazzam Ali Rind, Haroon Stephen, Sajjad Ahmad, and Umed Ali Rind

Analysis of Changes in Runoff Due to Land Cover Change, Rubab Saher, Tahir Ali Shaikh, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Urban Evapotranspiration of Green Spaces in Arid Regions: A Review of Key Drivers, Advancements, Limitations, and Potential Opportunities, Rubab Saher, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Urban Evapotranspiration of Green Spaces in Arid Regions Through Two Established Approaches: A Review of Key Drivers, Advancements, Limitations, and Potential Opportunities, Rubab Saher, Haroon Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Effect of Building Shade on Evapotranspiration in Las Vegas Valley, Rubab Saher, Harron Stephen, and Sajjad Ahmad

Scaffold Safety Analysis: Focusing on Deep Learning, Sayan Sakhakarmi, Cristian Arteaga, Chunhee Cho, and Jee Woong Park

Scaffold Safety Analysis: Focusing on Divide-and-Conquer Method, Sayan Sakhakarmi, Chunhee Cho, and Jee Woong Park

Wearable Tactile System for Improved Hazard Perception in Construction Sites, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Jee Woong Park

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Multi-Level-Phase Deep Learning Using Divide-and-Conquer for Scaffolding Safety, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Jee Woong Park

Wearable Tactile System for Improved Hazard Perception in Construction Sites, Sayan Sakhakarmi and Jeewoong Park

Prototype Development of a Tactile Sensing System for Improved Worker Safety Perception, Sayan Sakhakarmi, JeeWoong Park Ph.D., and Chunhee Cho Ph.D.

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Investigating the Effect of Managing Scenarios of Flow Reduction and Increasing Irrigation Water Demand on Water Resources Allocation Using System Dynamics (Case Study: Zonouz Dam, Iran), Mohammad Taghi Sattari, Rasoul Mirabbasi, Hossein Dolati, Fatemeh Shaker Sureh, and Sajjad Ahmad

Trend and Abrupt Change Analysis in Water Quality of Urmia Lake in Comparison with Changes in Lake Water Level, Mohammad Taghi Sattari, Rasoul Mirabbasi, Salar Jarhan, Fatemeh Shaker Sureh, and Sajjad Ahmad

Impact of Urban Development on Flooding: A Case Study of Flamingo and Tropicana Watershed, Clark County, Tahir Ali Shaikh, Rubab Saher, Sajjad Ahmad, Daniel Gerrity, and Haroon Stephen

Impact of Land Cover Change on Surface Runoff in the Walnut Gulch Experimental Watershed, Binita Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Timings of Accomplishments for Facility Design Standardization Critical Success Factors in Capital Projects, Binit K. Shrestha, Jin Ouk Choi, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer S. Shane

How Design Standardization CSFs Can Impact Project Performance of Capital Projects, Binit K. Shrestha, Jin Ouk Choi, Young Hoon Kwak, and Jennifer S. Shane

Employment and Wage Distribution Investigation in the Construction Industry by Gender, Binit K. Shrestha, Jin Ouk Choi, Pramen P. Shrestha, Jaewon Lim, and Saba Nikkhah Manesh

Framework Development of Performance-Based Striping Maintenance Contracts, Kishor Shrestha and Pramen P. Shrestha

Design-Build Project Performance: Comparison between Commercial Building and Health Care Building Projects, Pramen Shrestha and Medya Fathi

Lessons Learned in Design-Build and Construction-Manager-at-Risk Water and Wastewater Project, Pramen P. Shrestha and Jacimara Batista

Investigation of Legal Issues in Construction-Manager-at-Risk Projects: Case Study of Airport Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha, Brandon Davis, and Ghada M. Gad

Identification of Geotechnical-Related Problems Impacting Cost, Schedule, and Claims on Bridge Construction Projects, Pramen P. Shrestha and Krishna P. Neupane

Tailored Design of Graphitic Biochar for High-Efficiency and Chemical-Free Microwave-Assisted Removal of Refractory Organic Contaminants, Yuqing Sun, Iris K.M. Yu, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Jiajun Fan, James H. Clark, Gang Luo, Shicheng Zhang, Eakalak Khan, and Nigel J.D. Graham

Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Ying Tian, Xiang Liu, and Sara George

Customised Fabrication of Nitrogen-Doped Biochar for Environmental and Energy Applications, Zhonghao Wan, Yuqing Sun, Daniel C. W. Tsang, Eakalak Khan, Alex C. K. Yip, Yun Hau Ng, Jörg Rinklebe, and Yong Sik Ok

Sustainable Impact of Tartaric Acid as Electron Shuttle on Hierarchical Iron-Incorporated Biochar, Zhongtao Wan, Yuqing Sun, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Eakalak Khan, Shou-Heng Liu, and Xinde Cao

The Roles of Suspended Solids in Persulfate/Fe2+ Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater: Synergistic Interplay of Inherent Wastewater Components, Di Yang, Yuquing Sun, Daniel C. W. Tsang, Deyi Hou, Eakalak Khan, Daniel S. Alessi, Yaoyu Zhao, Jianyu Gong, and Linling Wang

Recent Advances in Photodegradation of Antibiotic Residues in Water, Xiuru Yang, Zhi Chen, Wan Zhao, Chunxi Liu, Xiaoxiao Qian, Ming Zhang, Guoying Wei, Eakalak Khan, Yun Hau Ng, and Yong Sik Ok

Simultaneous Manganese Adsorption and Biotransformation by Streptomyces Violarus Strain SBP1 Cell-Immobilized Biochar, Atcharaporn Youngwilai, Pinit Kidkhunthod, Nichada Jearanaikoon, Jitrin Chaiprapa, Nontipa Supanchaiyamat, Andrew J. Hunt, Yuvarat Ngernyen, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, Eakalak Khan, and Sumana Siripattanakul-Ratpukdi

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Effect of Corner Shape on Hydraulic Performance of One-Cycle Rectangular Labyrinth Weirs, Omed S.Q. Yousif and Moses Karakouzian

Evaluating Biochar and its Modifications for the Removal of Ammonium, Nitrate, and Phosphate in Water, Ming Zhang, Ge Song, Danielle I. Gelardi, Longbin Huang, Eakalak Khan, Ondrej Masek, Sanjai J. Parikh, and Yong-Sik Ok

Evaluating Biochar and Its Modifications for the Removal of Ammonium, Nitrate, and Phosphate in Water, Ming Zhang, Ge Song, Danielle L. Gelardi, Longbin Huang, Eakalak Khan, Ondřej Mašek, Sanjai J. Parikh, and Yong Sik Ok

Cyclic Behavior of Double-Skin Composite Walls with Flat and Corrugated Faceplates, Qiuhong Zhao, Yikang Li, and Ying Tian

Cyclic Behavior of Corrugated Double-Skin Composite Walls with Different Aspect Ratios, Qiuhong Zhao, Yikang Li, Ying Tian, and Zhongxian Li

Submissions from 2019

Iron Turning Waste Media for Treating Endosulfan and Heptachlor Contaminated Water, Tauqeer Abbas, Tanush Wadhawan, Asad Khan, John McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan

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GIS Framework for Spatiotemporal Mapping of Urban Flooding, Sayed Joinal Hossain Abedin and Haroon Stephen

Relating Urbanization and Irrigation Water Demand in Gujranwala District of Pakistan, Abhusan Achhami, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

Evaluating the Sustainability of Indirect Potable Reuse and Direct Potable Reuse: A Southern Nevada Case Study, Sajjad Ahmad, Cory Dow, Krystyna Stave, and Daniel Gerrity

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A Dynamic Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment for Norovirus in Potable Reuse System, Erfaneh Amoueyan, Sajjad Ahmad, Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, and Daniel Gerrity

Equivalency of Indirect and Direct Potable Reuse Paradigms Based on a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Framework, Erfaneh Amoueyan, Yongsheng He, Hongjie Wu, Chuanwei Zhu, Shichun Huang, and Jian Huang

Phage Shock Protein and Gene Responses of Escherichia Coli Exposed to Carbon Nanotubes, Tu Thi Anh Le, Pumis Thuptimdang, John M. McEvoy, and Eakalak Khan

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Identification of Critical Source Areas (CSAs) and Evaluation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Controlling Eutrophication in the Dez River Basin, Hadi Babaei, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, Moses Karakouzian, and Sajjad Ahmad

N-Nitrosodimethylamine (Ndma) Formation and Mitigation in Potable Reuse Treatment Trains Employing Ozone and Biofiltration, Fernando Bacaro, Eric Dickenson, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Daniel Gerrity

Urban Heat Island Intensity Mapping of Las Vegas Using Landsat Thermal Infrared Data, Adam Black, Sajjad Ahmad, and Haroon Stephen

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An Analysis of Energy Consumption and the Use of Renewables for a Small Drinking Water Treatment Plant, Saria Bukhary, Jacimara Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Using Solar and Wind Energy for Water Treatment in the Southwest, Saria Bukhary, Jacimaria Batista, and Sajjad Ahmad

Emergency response: Effect of human detection resolution on risks during indoor mass shooting events, Chunhee Cho, Jee Woong Park, and Sayan Sakhakarmi

A New UAV-based Module Lifting and Transporting Method: Advantages and Challenges, Jin Choi and Dong Bin Kim

Calibrating CII RT283s Modularization Critical Success Factor Accomplishments, Jin Choi, James T. O’Connor, Young Hoon Kwak, and Rajarshi Ghimire

Modularization Business Case Analysis Model for Industrial Projects Journal of Management in Engineering, Jin O. Choi, James T. Oconnor, Young H. Kwak, and Binit K. Shrestha

Identifying Potential Innovative Technologies and Management Approaches for Design Standardization, Jin Ouk Choi, Young Hoon Kwak, Jennifer S. Shane, and Binit K. Shrestha

A Pilot Study of Identifying Execution Plan Differences for Accelerated Bridge Construction, Jin Choi and Elina Prajapati

Spatiotemporal Dynamics Assessment of Snow Cover to Infer Snowline Elevation Mobility in the Moutainous Regions, Bahram Choubin, Esmail Heydari Alamdarloo, Amir Mosavi, Farzaneh Sajedi Hosseini, Sajjad Ahmad, Massoud Goodarzi, and Shahaboddin Shamshirband

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Phytoplankton Community and Algal Toxicity at a Recurring Bloom in Sullivan Bay, Kabetogama Lake, Minnesota, USA, Victoria G. Christensen, Ryan P. Maki, Erin A. Stelzer, Jack E. Norlan, and Eakalak Khan

Fracture Toughness Characterization of High-Performance Steel for Bridge Girder Applications, Williams Collins, Ryan Sherman, Roberto Leon, and Robert Connor

Socio-Economic Drought Assessment in Lake Mead, USA, Based on a Multivariate Standardized Water-Scarcity Index, Mohammad Masih Edalat and Haroon Stephen

Change Orders and Schedule Performance of Design-Build Infrastructure Projects: Comparison between Highway and Water and Wastewater Projects, Medya Fathi, Pramen Shrestha, and Binita Shakya

Legal and Contractual Issues in Lump-Sum Design-Build Implementation on Large-Scale Airport Projects, Ghada M. Gad, Brandon Davis, Pramen Shrestha, and Medya Fathi

Lessons Learned from Progressive Design-Build Implementation on Airport Projects, Ghada M. Gad, Brandon Davis, Pramen P. Shrestha, and Patrick Harder

Impacts of Solids Retention Time and Antibiotic Loading in Activated Sludge Systems on Secondary Effluent Water Quality and Microbial Community Structure, Daniel Gerrity and Majid Neyestani

Investigating Stakeholders' Perceptions of Feasibility and Implications of Modular Construction-Based Post-Disaster Reconstruction, Pedram Ghannad, Yong-Cheol Lee, and Jin Ouk Choi

A Sustainable Solution for Removal of Glutaraldehyde in Saline Water with Visible Light Photocatalysis, Soklida Hong, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, Bunleu Sungthong, Jayaraman Sivaguru, and Eakalak Khan

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Toughness, Tenacity and Maximum Initial Strength of Rubber Modified Asphalt Binders, Kazem Jadidi, Mehdi Khalili, Moses Karakouzian, and Serji Amirkhanian

Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education Using the Margin of Error Statistic to Examine the Effects of Aggregating Student Evaluations of Teaching, David James, Gregory Schraw, and Fred Kuch

Using the Margin of Error Statistic to Examine the Effects of Aggregating Student Evaluations of Teaching, David James, Gregory Schraw, and Fred Kuch

Rainfall-Runoff Simulation in Cache River Basin, Illinois, Using HEC-HMS, Neekita Joshi, Astha Bista, Indira Pokhrel, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Application of HEC-RAS to Study the Sediment Transport Characteristics of Maumee River in Ohio, Neekita Joshi, Gaurav Raj Lamichhane, Md. Mafuzur Rahaman, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Entrapped-Cells-Based Anaerobic Forward Osmosis Membrane Bioreactor Treating Medium-Strength Domestic Wastewater: Fouling Characterization and Performance Evaluation, Chaipon Juntawang, Chaiwat Rongsayamanont, and Eakalak Khan

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Bulbous Pier: An Alternative to Bridge Pier Extension as a Countermeasure against Bridge Deck Splashing, Moses Karakouzian, Amilcar Chavez, Donald Hayes, and Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian

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Flow-Induced Stresses and Displacements in Jointed Concrete Pipes Installed by Pipe Jacking Method, Moses Karakouzian, Mehrdad Karami, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Sajjad Ahmad

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Effect of Overburden Height on Hydraulic Fracturing of Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels Excavated in Intact Rock: A Numerical Study, Moses Karakouzian, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Mehrdad Karami

Effects of Transient Flow in Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels, and Developing a New Analytical Formula for Pressure Wave Velocity, Mehrdad Karami, Abdorreza Kabiri-Samani, Mohammad Nazari Sharabian, and Moses Karakouzian

Investigating the Effects of Transient Flow in Concrete-Lined Pressure Tunnels, and Developing a New Analytical Formula for Pressure Wave Velocity, Mehrdad Karami, Abdorreza Kabiri-Samani, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian, and Moses Karakouzian

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Rheological Properties of Modified Crumb Rubber Asphalt Binder and Selecting the Best Modified Binder Using AHP Method, Mehdi Khalili, Kazem Jadidi, and Serji Amirkhanian

Rheological Properties of Modified Crumb Rubber Asphalt Binder and Selecting the Best Modified Binder Using AHP Method, Mehdi Khalili, Kazem Jadidi, Moses Karakouzian, and Serji Amirkhanian

Finite Horizon Optimal Nonlinear Spacecraft Attitude Control, Ahmed Khamis and Dawid Zydek

Editorial, Eakalak Khan

Evaluating the Influential Factors for Pushbutton Utilization at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng

Exploring the Associated Factors for Multiple-Threats and Near-Miss Incidents at Signalized Midblock Crosswalks, Boniphace Kutela and Hualiang Teng