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Sharareh Kermanshachi Ph.D.,P.E.,PMP

Name

[Kermanshachi Ph.D.,P.E.,PMP, Sharareh]
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

Professional Preparation

    • 2016 PhD in Civil EngineeringTexas A&M Univesity
    • 2010 M.S. in Civil EngineeringMississippi State University
    • 2009 MBA in Business AdministrationEastern Mediterranean University
    • 2006 BS in Architectural EngineeringI.A.University of Tehran

Memberships

  • Member
    • 2009 to Present American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • AFH10-Construction Management Committee Member
    • Mar 2017 to Present Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies
  • AFH30-Emerging Design and Construction Technologies Commiittee Member
    • Mar 2017 to Present Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2017 ENR Best Projects Judge sponsored by Engineering News Record Award Details
    • Sep  2017 ASCE Professional Service Award sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers, Texas Section Award Details
    • Jul  2017 Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Educator Workshop Fellowship sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America
    • Jul  2017 Owner Scholarship sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America
    • Mar  2017 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) ExCEEd Teaching Fellowship sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Feb  2017 ENR Top 20 Under 40 (Top Young Professional) sponsored by Engineering News Record Award Details
    • Feb  2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Marquis Who's Who in America
    • Mar  2016 George Bush Presidential Library Foundation Travel Grant sponsored by Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    • Feb  2016 Graduate Climate Award sponsored by Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2016 Graduate and Professional Student Council Travel Award sponsored by Texas A&M Univesity
    • Jan  2016 International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) sponsored by Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, Texas A&M University
    • Dec  2016 Civil Engineering Travel Award sponsored by Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
    • Nov  2015 Aggies Commit to Professional Student Educational Experiences Fellowship sponsored by Graduate and Professional Student Council, Texas A&M University
    • Oct  2015 Civil Engineering Travel Grant sponsored by Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
    • May  2015 Graduate Student Travel Grant sponsored by Association of Former Students and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Texas A&M University
    • Jan  2015 Teaching Lecturer Fellowship sponsored by Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University
    • Dec  2015 Graduate Climate Award sponsored by Dwight Look College of Engineering, Texas A&M University
    • Dec  2012 Graduate Teaching Academy (GTA) Fellow sponsored by Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University
    • Mar  2010 Bagley College of Engineering Fellowship sponsored by Mississippi State University
    • Feb  2008 College of Business and Economics Fellowship sponsored by Eastern Mediterranean University

Publications

      Journal Article In-press
      • Safapour, E., and Kermanshachi, S. (2018). “Identifying Early Indicators of Manageable Rework Causes and Selecting the Mitigating Construction Best Practices,” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering (In Press).

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      In-press
      • Habibi, M., and Kermanshachi, S. (2018). “Phase-Based Analysis of Key Cost and Schedule Performance Causes and Preventive Strategies: Research Trends and Implications,” Emerald Journal of Engineering Construction and Architectural Management (In Press).

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      In-press
      • Kermanshachi, S., Dao, B., Rouhanizadeh, B., Shane, J., and Anderson, S. (2018). “Development of the Project Complexity Assessment and Management Framework for Heavy Industrial Projects,” Taylor & Francis, International Journal of Construction Education and Research (In Press).

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      Under Review
      • Nipa, T., Kermanshachi, S., Rouhanizadeh, B. (2018). “Investigating the Role of Infrastructure Reconstruction in Post Disaster Recovery Process, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board Preprint 2018.

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      Under Review
      • Kermanshachi, S., Safapour, E., Shane, J. (2018). “Entity-Based Quantification and Analysis of the Project Complexity Factors Using the Delphi Technique,” Taylor & Francis, Journal of Construction Management and Economics Preprint 2018.

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      Under Review
      • Kermanshachi, S., Safapour, E., Anderson, S., Goodrum, P, Taylor, T., and Sadatsafavi, S. (2018) “Development of Multi-Level Scoping Process Framework for Transportation Infrastructure Projects Using IDEF Modeling Technique,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board Preprint 2018.

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      Under Review
      • Kermanshachi, S., Safapour, E., Anderson, S., Molenaar, K., and Schexnayder, C. (2018) Development of the Cost Baseline for Achieving Excellence in Rural Transit Facilities, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board Preprint 2018.

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      Under Review
      • Kermanshachi, S., Rouhanizadeh, B., Cobanoglu, M., and Damnjanovic, I. (2018) “Development of Pipeline Preventive Maintenance Strategies: A Reliability-Based Analysis of Pipeline Network Failures Due to Internal and External Corrosion,” ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice Preprint 2018.

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      Under Review
      • Habibi, M., and Kermanshachi, S., Rouhanizadeh, B. (2018). “Key Cost and Schedule Performance Factors of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Phases and Their Relevant Best Practices in Construction,” Emerald International Journal of Productivity and Performance management Preprint 2018.

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      Conference Proceeding 2018
      • Kermanshachi, S., Anderson, S., Molenaar, K., and Schexnayder C. (2018), “Effectiveness Assessment of Transportation Cost Estimation and Cost Management Workforce Educational Trainings for Complex Projects,” Proceedings of ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Taneja, P., Safapour, E., and Kermanshachi, S. (2018), “Innovative Higher Education Teaching and Learning Techniques: Implementation Trends and Assessment Approaches,” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2018.

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      2018
      • Nipa, T., and Kermanshachi, S. (2018), “Analysis and Assessment of Graduate Students’ Perception and Academic Performance Using Open Educational Resource (OER) Course Materials,” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2018.

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      2018
      • Kermanshachi, S., Rouhanizadeh, B., (2018) “Feasibility Analysis of Post Disaster Reconstruction Alternatives Using Automated BIM-Based Construction Cost Estimation Tool,” Proceedings of CSCE 6th International Disaster Mitigation Specialty, Fredericton, Canada, 2018.

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      2018
      • Kermanshachi, S., Safapour, E., Anderson, S., Goodrum, P, Taylor, T., and Sadatsafavi, S. (2018), “Exploring Current Scoping Practices Used In The Development Of Transportation Infrastructure Projects”, Proceedings of CSCE 12th International Transportation Specialty, Fredericton, Canada, 2018.

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      2018
      • Kermanshachi, S. Kamalirad, S. and Jahan Nipa, T. (2018), “Exploring Challenges Associated with Large Scale Air Transportation Infrastructure Planning and Execution,” Proceedings of CSCE 12th International Transportation Specialty, Fredericton, Canada, 2018.

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      2018
      • Kermanshachi, S. and Sadatsafavi (2018), “Predictive Modeling of U.S. Transportation Workforce Diversity Trends: A Study of Human Capital Recruitment and Retention in Complex Environments,” Proceedings of ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Ramaji, I., Richardson, N., Mostavi, E., and Kermanshachi, S. (2018), “Investigation of the Information Exchanges in the Process of Using BIM for Cost Estimating,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Kermanshachi, S., Thakur, R. and Govan, P. (2018), “Discovering the Impact of Late Change Orders and Rework on Labor Productivity: A Water Treatment Case Study Analysis Using System Dynamics Modeling,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Habibi, M., Kermanshachi, S., and Safapour, E. (2018), “Engineering, Procurement and Construction Cost and Schedule Performance Leading Indicators: State-of-the-Art Review,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Kamalirad, S. and Kermanshachi, S. (2018), “Development of Project Life Cycle Communication Ladder Framework Using Factor Analysis Method,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Kamalirad, S. and Kermanshachi, S. (2018), “Development of Project Communication Network: A New Approach to Information Flow Modeling,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Safapour, E. Kermanshachi, S., and Ramaji, I. (2018), “Entity-Based Investigation of Project Complexity Impact Size and Frequency of Construction Phase Change Orders,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      2018
      • Safapour, E. and Kermanshachi, S. (2018), “Resource-Based Exploratory Analysis of Project Complexity Impact on Phase-Based Cost Performance Behavior,” Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, LA, 2018.

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      Conference Proceeding 2017
      • Kermanshachi, S., Cobanoglu M., and Damnjanovic, I. (2017), "An Optimal Preventive Maintenance Model for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines." ASCE Pipelines 2017. 517-526.

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      2017
      • Kamalirad, S. and Kermanshachi, S. (2017), “Prediction Modeling of Stakeholders’ Internal and External Alignment and Communication Quality and Its Impact on Overall Organizational Success,” Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2017.

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      2017
      • Kermanshachi, S. and Safapour, E. (2017), “Assessing Students' Higher Education Performance in Minority and Non-Minority Serving Universities,” Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, 2017.

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      2017
      • Kermanshachi, S., Dao, B., Shane. J., and Anderson, S. (2017), “Uncertainty Analysis of Procurement Phase Performance Indicators Using Extreme Bounds Analysis (EBA),” Proceedings of Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) International Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC), Vancouver, May 2017.

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      2017
      • Safapour, E. and Kermanshachi, S. (2017), “Exploring and Assessing the Utilization of Best Practices for Achieving Excellence in Construction Projects,” Proceedings of Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) International Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC), Vancouver, May 2017.

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      2017
      • Kamalirad, S. and Kermanshachi, S. (2017), “Assessment of Construction Projects’ Impact on Internal Communication of Primary Stakeholders in Complex Projects,” Proceedings of Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) International Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC), Vancouver, May 2017.

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      Journal Article 2017
      • Dao, B., Kermanshachi, S., Shane. J., Anderson, S., and Hare, E. (2017). “Exploring and Assessing Project Complexity,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(5) 04016126.

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      2017
      • Kermanshachi, S., Anderson, S. D., Goodrum, P., and Taylor, T. R. (2017). “Project Scoping Process Model Development to Achieve On-Time and On-Budget Delivery of Highway Projects,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, (2630), 147-155.

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      Conference Proceeding 2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Shane. J., and Anderson, S. (2016). “Factors Influencing Procurement Phase Cost Overruns in Construction Industry,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, 2016.

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      2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Shane. J., and Anderson, S. (2016). “Project Success Prediction: A Multinomial Logistic Regression Model,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, 2016.

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      2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Shane. J., and Anderson, S. (2016). “Robustness Study of Construction Schedule Performance Model Using Extreme Bounds Analysis,” International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering and Construction (ICSDEC), Tempe, AZ, 2016.

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      2016
      • Cobanoglu, M., Kermanshachi, S. and Damnjanovic, I. (2016) "Statistical Modeling of Corrosion Failures in Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines." ASCE Pipelines 2016. 195-204.

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      2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Zheng, Y., Anderson, S. Schexnayder, C., and Molenaar, K.R. (2016), “Cost Estimating Tool for Early Estimates for Rural and Small Urban Transit Facilities,” Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2016.

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      2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Beaty, C., and Anderson, S. (2016), “Improving Early Phase Cost Estimation and Risk Assessment: A Department of Transportation Case Study,” Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2016.

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      Journal Article 2016
      • Dao, B., Kermanshachi, S., Shane, J., and Anderson, S. (2016). “Project Complexity Assessment and Management Tool,” Elsevier Journal of Procedia Engineering, 145, 491-496.

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      2016
      • Dao, B., Kermanshachi, S., Shane, J., Anderson, S., and Hare, E. (2016). “Identifying and measuring project complexity,” Elsevier Journal of Procedia Engineering, 145, 476-482.

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      2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Dao, B., Shane, J., and Anderson, S. (2016). “Project Complexity Indicators and Management Strategies–A Delphi Study,” Elsevier Journal of Procedia Engineering, 145, 587-594.

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      2016
      • Kermanshachi, S., Dao, B., Shane, J., and Anderson, S. (2016). “An Empirical Study into Identifying Project Complexity Management Strategies,” Elsevier Journal of Procedia Engineering, 145, 603-610.

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      Technical Report 2015
      • Kermanshachi, S., Anderson, S., Schexnayder, C., and Molennar, K. (2015). Guide for Using AASHTO Cost Estimating and Cost Management Training Modules, NCHRP 20-07(Task 344), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, April 2015, 10 pp.

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      2015
      • Kermanshachi, S., Anderson, S., Schexnayder, C., and Molennar, K. (2015). Practical Cost Estimating: Professional Development Training Research Report, NCHRP 20-07 (Task 344), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, April 2015, 36 pp.

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      2015
      • Anderson, S., Shane, J., Kermanshachi, S., and Dao, B. (2015). Measuring Project Complexity and Its Impact, Research Summary RT 305, Construction Industry Institute, June, 2015, 30 pp.

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      2015
      • Anderson, S., Shane, J., Kermanshachi, S., and Dao, B. (2015). Project Complexity and Assessment and Management (PCAM) Tool: a User Guide, Implementation Resource RT 305, Construction Industry Institute, June, 2015, 81 pp.

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      2015
      • Anderson, S., Shane, J., Kermanshachi, S., and Dao, B. (2015). Measuring Project Complexity and Its Impact, Research Report RT305, Construction Industry Institute, June 2015, 528 pp.

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      2015
      • Anderson, S., Goodrum, P., Taylor, T., Kermanshachi, S., Kim, A., Sadatsafavi, H., Quiroga, C., Overman, J., and Choi, K. (2015). Effective Project Scoping Practices to Improve On-Time and On-Budget Delivery of Highway Projects, NCHRP 08-88, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, October 2015, 222 pp.

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      Book 2015
      • Anderson, S., Quiroga, C., Overman, J., Choi, K., Sahu, J., Kermanshachi, S., Goodrum, P., Taylor, T., and Li, Y. (2016), “Effective Project Scoping Practices to Improve On-Time and On-Budget Delivery of Highway Projects,” Transportation Research Board, ISBN: 9780309375108.

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      Technical Report 2014
      • Kermanshachi, S., Zheng, Y., Anderson, S., Schexnayder, C., and Molennar, K. (2014). Independent Cost Estimates for Design and Construction of Rural and Small Urban Transit Facilities, NCHRP 20-65 (Task 53), National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, October 2014, 158 pp.

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      Technical Report 2013
      • Kermanshachi, S., Beaty, C., Anderson, S., Ford, D., and Hessami, A. (2013). TxDOT Current Cost Estimation and Risk Assessment Practice, Texas Department of Transportation, March 2013, 197 pp.

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      Conference Proceeding 2010
      • El-adaway, I. and Kermanshachi, S. (2010), “High Performance Project Outcomes: Traditional vs Relational Contract Agreements,” Architecture plus Construction Alliance Research Initiatives, 2010.

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      2010
      • El-adaway, I. and Kermanshachi, S. (2010), “Multi-Party Partnering for Integrated Project Delivery: A Proposed World Bank Infrastructure Management Contract,” Architecture plus Construction Alliance Research Initiatives, 2010.

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Courses

      • CE 5350-001 Risk Management

        This course is designed to provide an overview for engineers and managers in the application of a risk management approach to scheduling and cost estimating of projects. Topics include: risk identification, response, monitoring and control through the use of good data input, systematic approach and quantitative evaluation analysis.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5377-001 Construction Project Management and Job Costing

        Fundamentals of construction project management, financial aspects and job costing of a construction project. Includes project management principles, budgets, cost codes, cost-to-complete and financial reports specific to the management of a construction company and project control.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5350-001 Risk Management

        This course is designed to provide an overview for engineers and managers in the application of a risk management approach to scheduling and cost estimating of projects. Topics include: risk identification, response, monitoring and control through the use of good data input, systematic approach and quantitative evaluation analysis.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 5350-001 Risk Management

        This course is designed to provide an overview for engineers and managers in the application of a risk management approach to scheduling and cost estimating of projects. Topics include: risk identification, response, monitoring and control through the use of good data input, systematic approach and quantitative evaluation analysis.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 3311-002 Construction Engineering

        Principles of construction engineering and the project management process, value engineering, specifications, different construction contracts and delivery methods, estimating and scheduling fundamentals and project control, and management of construction process.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • CE 3311-001 Construction Engineering

        Principles of construction engineering and the project management process, value engineering, specifications, different construction contracts and delivery methods, estimating and scheduling fundamentals and project control, and management of construction process.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours