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


Submissions from 2016


Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a HAWK Signal on Compliance in Las Vegas Nevada, Alexander Paz-Cruz, M. Khadka, N. Veeramisti, and B. Morris


Improvements to SIU’s Engineering Campus Parking and Walkways along Campus Lake, Melissa Peterein, Gilles-Arnaud A-D Kandissounon, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Recent progress in understanding of load resisting mechanisms for mitigating progressive collapse, K Qian, B Li, and Ying Tian

Potable Reuse Research Compilation: Synthesis of Findings, C. M. Rock, Daniel W. Gerrity, and D. Carr


Pacific Ocean SST and Z500 climate variability and western U.S. seasonal streamflow, S Sagarika, A Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


Surface Cover Spectra of the Big Pine Creek Watershed, Patrick S. Sawyer and Haroon Stephen

Fatigue Testing and Retrofit Details of High- Mast Lighting Towers, Ryan J. Sherman, M. Hebdon, and R. Connor

Optimization of Project Scheduling Crashing, Kabindra K. Shrestha and Pramen P. Shrestha


A Contingency Cost Estimation System for Road Maintenance Contracts, Kishor Shrestha and Pramen Shrestha


Cost and Customer Satisfaction of Culvert Cleaning and Sweeping Road Projects in Nevada, Kishor Shrestha and Pramen Shrestha


Comprehensive framework for speed-zone guidelines, K Joseph Shrestha and Pramen Shrestha


Impediments in Using Design-Build or Construction Management-at-Risk Delivery Methods for Water and Wastewater Projects, Pramen Shrestha, Jaci Batista, and R Maharjan


Risks Involved in Using Alternative Project Delivery (APD) Methods in Water and Wastewater Projects, Pramen Shrestha, J Batista, and R Maharajan


Energy Performance of a Solar Home Constructed for the Solar Decathlon Competition 2013, Pramen Shrestha and S Mulepati


Performance of Design-Build and Design-Bid-Build Projects for Public Universities, Pramen P. Shrestha and James D. Fernane

Analysis of Occupational Injuries in the Mechanical Contracting Industry of Southern Nevada, Pramen P. Shrestha, Kishor Shrestha, Kabindra K. Shrestha, and Eric Becerra


Comparing Performance and Impediments of Construction and Professional Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Transportation, Pramen Shrestha, R Sharma, M Karakouzian, and A Singh


Incorporating vehicle mix in stimulus-response car-following models, S Siuhi and Mohamed Kaseko


Patterns and Periodicities of the Continental U.S. Streamflow Change, Kazi Ali Tamaddun, A Kalra, and S Ahmad


Identification of Streamflow Changes across the Continental United States Using Variable Record Lengths, Kazi Tamaddun, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


Understanding the Effects of Climate Change on Urban Storm water Infrastructures in the Las Vegas Valley, Ranjeet Thakali, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad


A Real-time Web-based Wildfire Simulation System, R Wu, Changfeng Chen, S Ahmad, J M. Volk, C Luca, F C. Harris, and S M. Dascalu Jr.


Simulating low and high streamflow driven by snowmelt in an insufficiently gauged alpine basin, Feiyun Zhang, Sajjad Ahmad, Hongqi Zhang, Xin Zhao, Xianwei Feng, and Lanhai Li


Simultaneous passenger train routing and timetabling using an efficient train-based Lagrangian relaxation decomposition, W Zhou and Hualiang Teng

Submissions from 2013

Impacts of Climate Change on Extreme Precipitation Events Over Flamingo Tropicana Watershed, Anil Acharya, Kenneth W. Lamb, and Thomas Christopher Piechota

Impacts of Carbon Source Addition on Denitrification and Phosphorus Uptake in Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems, Shamim Ara Begum and Jacimaria R. Batista

Using Paleo Reconstructions to Improve Streamflow Forecast Lead Time in the Western United States, Christopher Allen Carrier, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating the Impact of Demand-Side Management on Water Resources Under Changing Climatic Conditions and Increasing Population, Srijana Dawadi and Sajjad Ahmad

Soil Degradation and Altered Flood Risk as a Consequence of Deforestation, M. J. de la Paix, Li Lanhai, C. Xi, S. Ahmed, and A. Varenyam

Evaluation of Process Control Alternatives for the Inactivation of Escherichia coli, MS2 Bacteriophage, and Bacillus subtilis Spores during Wastewater Ozonation, Sujanie Gamage, Daniel Gerrity, Aleksey N. Pisarenko, and Shane A. Snyder

The Effects of Solids Retention Time in Full-Scale Activated Sludge Basins on Trace Organic Contaminant Concentrations, Daniel Gerrity, Janie C. Holady, Douglas B. Mawhinney, Oscar Quinones, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder

Potable Reuse Treatment Trains Throughout the World, Daniel Gerrity, Brian Pecson, R. Shane Trussell, and R. Rhodes Trussell

Time Series Analysis for Prediction of ASR-Induced Expansions, Nader Ghafoori and M. Sajjadul Islam

Predicting Rapid Chloride Permeability of Self-Consolidating Concrete: A Comparative Study on Statistical and Neural Network Models, Nader Ghafoori, Meysam Najimi, Jafar Sobhani, and Mohammad A. Aqel

Use of Pulverised and Fluidised Combustion Coal Ash in Secondary Road Construction, Nader Ghafoori, Dara Nyknahad, and Li Wang

Comparative Evaluation of Implementing Participatory Irrigation Management in Punjab Pakistan, Abdul Razzaq Ghumman, Sajjad Ahmad, Hashim Nisar Hashmi, and R. A. Khan

Novel Mathematical Modeling on Pilot-Scale of Plug-Flow Aerated Submerged Biofilm Reactor for Dissolved Organic Matter and Nitrogen Removal, Youngrip Han, Kraig Johnson, Donald Hayes, Hua Xu, and Youngik Choi

Evaluation of Alkali-Silica Reactivity Using ASR Kinetic Model, Mohammad Sajjadul Islam and Nader Ghafoori

Developing a Pattern-Based Method for Detecting Defective Sensors and Damage in an Instrumented Bridge, M. Sajjadul Islam, Ashutosh Bagchi, and Aly Said

Increasing streamflow forecast lead time for snowmelt-driven catchment based on large-scale climate patterns, Ajay Kalra, Sajjad Ahmad, and Anurag Nayak

Using Large Scale Climatic Patterns for Improving Long Lead Time Streamflow Forecasts for Gunnison and San Juan River Basins, Ajay Kalra, William P. Miller, Kenneth W. Lamb, Sajjad Ahmad, and Thomas Christopher Piechota

Structural behavior of high performance fiber-reinforced flowable concrete beams and plates, Samaan G. Ladkany and A. T. Berhe

Prediction of Micropollutant Elimination During Ozonation of Municipal Wastewater Effluents: Use of Kinetic and Water Specific Information, Yunho Lee, Daniel Gerrity, Minju Lee, Angel Encinas Bogeat, Elisabeth Sahli, Sujanie Gamage, Rebecca A. Trenholm, Eric C. Wert, Shane A. Snyder, and Urs von Gunten

Vulnerability of Disproportionate Collapse in Older Flat Plate Buildings Subjected to Sudden Removal of a Bearing Column, Jinrong Liu, Ying Tian, and Sarah L. Orton

Deterministic Approach to the Fairest Revenue-Sharing Coefficient in Logistics Service Supply Chain Under the Stochastic Demand Condition, Wei-hua Liu, Xue-cai Xu, and Ahmad Koupaenejad

Innovative Strategies to Achieve Low Total Phosphorus Concentrations in High Water Flows, Brooke K. Mayer, Daniel Gerrity, Bruce E. Rittmann, Daniel Reisinger, and Sherry Brandt-Williams

Three-Dimensional Shallow Shear-Wave Velocity Model for the Las Vegas Valley, Helena Murvosh, Barbara A. Luke, Wanda J. Taylor, and Jeff Wagoner

Shallow-to-Deep Shear Wave Velocity Profiling by Surface Waves in Complex Ground for Enhanced Seismic Microzonation of Las Vegas, Nevada, Helena Murvosh, Barbara Luke, and Carlos Calderón-Macías

Regression Estimates of Pressure on Transtibial Residual Limbs Using Load Cell Measurements of the Forces and Moments Occurring at the Base of the Socket, Edward S. Neumann, Justin Robert Brink, Kartheek Yalamanchili, and Joon S. Lee

Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee System in Nevada, Andrew Nordland, Alexander Paz, and Alauddin Khan


Estimation of Performance Indices for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Alexander Paz, Pankaj Maheshwari, Pushkin Kachroo, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating Water Conservation and Reuse Policies Using a Dynamic Water Balance Model, Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Analysis of the Frequency and Severity of Rear-End Crashes in Work Zones, Yi Qi, Raghavan Srinivasan, Hualiang (Harry) Teng, and Robert Baker

Nonlinear Acceleration and Deceleration Response Behavior in Stimulus-Response Car-Following Models, S. Siuhi and Mohamed S. Kaseko

Electrochemical Impedance Behavior and Transport Properties of Silica Fume Contained Concrete, Jafar Sobhani and Meysam Najimi

Post Processing with First- and Second-Order Hidden Markov Models, Kazem Taghva, Srijana Poudel, and Spandana Malreddy

A Dynamic Model for Vulnerability Assessment of Regional Water Resources in Arid Areas: A Case Study of Bayingolin, China, Guangyang Wu, Lanhai Li, Sajjad Ahmad, Xi Chen, and Xiangliang Pan

Analysis of Influencing Factors Identification of Crash Rates Using Tobit Model with Endogenous Variable, Xuecai Xu, Ahmad Koupaenejad, and Zeljko Šaric

Submissions from 2012

Snowpack Reconstructions Incorporating Climate in the Upper Green River Basin (Wyoming), Sallyrose Anderson, Cody L. Moser, Glenn A. Tootle, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Janak Timilsena, and Thomas C. Piechota

Air-Entrained Self-Consolidating Concrete: A Study of Admixture Sources, Mary Barfield and Nader Ghafoori

Microbial Selection on Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems Fed Exclusively with Glucose, Shamim Ara Begum and Jacimaria R. Batista

Comparison of Laser-Based and Sand Patch Measurements of Pavement Surface Macrotexture, Swarup China and David E. James

Changing Climatic Conditions in the Colorado River Basin: Implications for Water Resources Management, Srijana Dawadi and Sajjad Ahmad

Influence of Combined Hauling Time and Temperature on Flow Properties of Self-Consolidating Concrete: Retempering Remediation, Hamidou Diawara and Nader Ghafoori

Wastewater and drinking water treatment technologies, Daniel Gerrity and Shane A. Snyder

Pumping influence on fresh properties of self-consolidating concrete, Nader Ghafoori, H. Diawara, D. Nyknahad, M. Barfield, and Mohammad Shahidul Islam


Estimating annual precipitation for the Colorado River Basin using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations, Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad

Improving streamflow forecast lead time using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations for Kaidu River Basin, Xinjiang, China, Ajay Kalra, Lanhai Li, Xuemei Li, and Sajjad Ahmad

Using large scale climatic patterns for improving long lead time streamflow forecasts for Gunnison and San Juan River Basins, Ajay Kalra, William Paul Miller, Kenneth W. Lamb, Sajjad Ahmad, and Thomas C. Piechota

Synthesis of System Dynamics Tools for Holistic Conceptualization of Water Resources Problems, Ali Mirchi, Kaveh Madani, David Watkins Jr., and Sajjad Ahmad

Effects of ozone and ozone/peroxide on trace organic contaminants and NDMA in drinking water and water reuse applications, Aleksey N. Pisarenko, Benjamin D. Stanford, Dongxu Yan, Daniel Gerrity, and Shane A. Snyder

Evaluating Punching Shear Strength of Slabs without Shear Reinforcement Using Artificial Neural Networks, Aly M. Said, Ying Tian, and A. Hussein

Properties of concrete incorporating nano-silica, Aly M. Said, Mohamed S. Zeidan, M. T. Bassuoni, and Y. Tian

Strength Evaluation of Single Adhesive Concrete Anchors under Tensile Load Using Artificial Neural Networks, Aly Said and S. Robinson

Determining the Reliability of Passive Solar Distillation Basins and Predicting the Proper Storage Volume to Meet Year-Round Potable Water Demand, Noe I. Santos, Dave E. James, Aly M. Said, and Nanda H. Venkatesh

Modeling solar still production using local weather data and artificial neural networks, Noe I. Santos, Aly Said, David E. James, and Nanda H. Venkatesh

Multi-cycle bioregeneration of spent perchlorate-containing macroporous selective anion-exchange resin, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki and Jacimaria R. Batista

The carbon footprint of water management policy options, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, and Jacimaria R. Batista

The carbon footprint of water management policy options, Eleeja Shrestha, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson, Pramen Shrestha, and Jacimaria R. Batista

Nonlinear Modeling of Flat-Plate Structures Using Grid Beams, Ying Tian, Jianwei Chen, Aly Said, and Jinlin Zhao


Losing the Lake: Development and Deployment of an Educational Game, Joseph M. Vesco, Katie Gilgen, Anne Paine, Marissa Owens, Michael Nussbaum, Gale M. Sinatra, Sajjad Ahmad, Kent J. Crippen, Sergiu Dascalu, and Frederick C. Harris

Submissions from 2011

Modeled streamflow response under cloud seeding in the North Platte River watershed, Anil Acharya, Thomas C. Piechota, Haroon Stephen, and Glenn A. Tootle

Upper Colorado River and Great Basin Streamflow and Snowpack Forecasting Using Pacific Oceanic-Atmospheric Variability, Oubeidillah Aziz, Glenn A. Tootle, Duane P. Moser, Thomas C. Piechota, and Kenneth W. Lamb

Characterization of high strength steel fiber reinforced concrete and self-consolidating concrete mixtures with various steel volume fractions for infrastructures, A. T. Berhe and Samaan G. Ladkany

Effect of support restraint on wood-to-wood, joist hanger connection, William T. Bolduc and Samaan G. Ladkany

Using proxy reconstructions for streamflow forecasting, Christopher Allen Carrier, Ajay Kalra, and Sajjad Ahmad

Evaluating Urban Stormwater Infrastructure Design in Response to Projected Climate Change, William Joel Forsee and Sajjad Ahmad

Pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds in drinking water, Daniel Gerrity, M. J. Benotti, D. J. Reckhow, and Shane A. Snyder

Pilot-scale evaluation of ozone and biological activated carbon for trace organic contaminant mitigation and disinfection, Daniel Gerrity, Sujanie Gamage, Janie C. Holady, Douglas B. Mawhinney, Oscar Quinones, Rebecca A. Trenholm, and Shane A. Snyder