Selected Conference Papers

2022


1 . Park, K., & Ergan, S. (2022). “Towards Intelligent Agents to Detect Work Pieces and Processes in Modular Construction: An Approach to Generate Synthetic Training Data” in Construction Research Congress 2022, March 11, 2022


2 . Lu, D., Ergan, S., Mann, D., & Lawrence K. (2022). “The Need for Responsive Environments: Bringing Flexibility to Clinic Spaces,” in Construction Research Congress 2022, Expected Mar 11, 2022

2021


1 . Park, K., Ergan, S., & Feng, C. (2021) “Towards Intelligent Agents to Assist in Modular Construction: Evaluation of Datasets Generated in Virtual Environments for AI training”. Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, November 4, Dubai, UAE, pp. 327-333. DOI: 10.22260/ISARC2021/0046


2 . Xu, X., Lu, D., Sher, B., Kim, S., Rathod, A., Ergan, S., & Feng, C. (2021) “Conceptual design of a robotic building envelope assessment system for energy efficiency” presented at the 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Nov. 2, 2021, Dubai, UAE, pp. 653-660. DOI: 10.22260/ISARC2021/0088.


3 . Shi, Z.,& Ergan, S. (2021). “An ontology towards BIM-based guidance of building façade maintenance“. Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, November 4, Dubai, UAE, pp. 901-908, DOI:10.22260/ISARC2021/0122


4 . Bernardes, S. D., Zou, Z., Zuo, F., Ergan, S., Khan, J. A. and Ozbay, K. (2021). “Development of a Virtual-Reality Based Immersive and Integrated Traffic Simulation Platform for Studying Traffic Work Zone Safety Problems”. In TRB Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board.

2020


1 . Zou, Z., Ergan, S., (2020). An Integrated Approach to Capture Construction Workers’ Response towards Safety Alarms using Wearable Sensors and Virtual Reality. C2SMART webinar series, presented on May 26th, 2020.


2 . Bernardes, S. D., Zou, Z., Zuo, F., Ergan, S., Khan, J. A. and Ozbay, K. (2020). Development of a Virtual-Reality Based Immersive and Integrated Traffic Simulation Platform for Studying Traffic Work Zone Safety Problems. TRB 2020 annual meeting


3 . Lu, D., Ergan, S., Mann, D., Lawrence, K. (2020). “A Vision for Evaluations of Responsive Environments in Future Medical Facilities.” Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, October 27-28, Kitakyushu, Japan.


4 . Shi, Z., Park, K., & Ergan, S (2020). “Towards a comprehensive façade inspection process: An NLP based analysis of historical façade inspection reports for knowledge discovery. “ Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, October 27-28, Kitakyushu, Japan.


5 . Park, K., & Ergan, S (2020). “Towards a Computational Approach to Quantify Human Experience in Urban Design: A Data Collection Platform.” Proceedings of the 37th ISARC, October 27-28, Kitakyushu, Japan.


6 . Shi, Z., & Ergan, S. (2020). “Towards Point Cloud and Model-Based Urban Façade Inspection: Challenges in the Urban Façade Inspection Process.” In Construction Research Congress 2020: Safety, Workforce, and Education (pp. 385-394). Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers.


7 . Lu, D., Ergan, S., Mann, D., Lawrence, K. (2020). “The Need for Responsive Environments: Bringing Flexibility to Clinic Spaces.” In Construction Research Congress 2020: Safety, Workforce, and Education. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers.


8 . Zou, Z., Bernardes, S., Kurkcu, K., Ergan, S., & Ozbay, K. (2020). “An Intergrated Approach to Capture Construction Workers’ Response to Safety Notifications using Wearable Sensors and Virtual Reality”. In European Group for Intelligent Computing in Engineering (EG-ICE), June 30 - July 3rd, Berlin, Germany.


9 . Zou, Z., & Ergan, S. (2020). “Impact of Design on Human Experience: Evaluating Space Preferences in Interior Design Alternates Presented in A Crowdsourcing Platform”. In ASCE Construction Research Congress, March 8-10, 2019, Phoenix Arizona.

2019


1 . Xu, X., and Ergan, S. (2019). “Identification of principal factors in determining building peak energy shaving capacities during DR events.” ASCE International Conference in Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE), June 17-19, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia. (accepted)


2 . Zou, Z., Yu, X., and Ergan, S. (2019). “Integrating biometric sensors, VR, and machine learning to classify EEG signals in alternative architecture designs.” ASCE International Conference in Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE), June 17-19, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia. (accepted)


3 . Zou, Z., and Ergan, S.(2019). “Zero latency for emergencies: a machine learning based approach to quantify impact of construction projects on emergency response in urban settings.” Canadian Society for Civil Engineering and ASCE CRC Conference, June 12-15, 2019, Laval, Montreal (accepted).


4 . Sunnam, R., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2019). “Towards automated HVAC controls commissioning: Mechanisms to identify temperature and flow related functions of AHU components.” 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, May 21-24, 2019, Banff, Canada (accepted).


5 . Wang, R., Xiang, S., Feng, C., Wang, P., Ergan, S., and Fang, Y. (2019). “Through-wall object recognition and pose estimation.” 36th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, May 21-24, 2019, Banff, Canada (accepted).


6 . Zou, Z., & Ergan, S. (2019). “A Framework towards Quantifying Human Restorativeness in Virtual Built Environments”. In Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), May 22-26, Brooklyn, New York.


7 . Yu, X., & Ergan, S. (2019). “A data-driven framework to estimate saving potential of buildings in demand response events”. In ISARC. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, July 20-25, Berlin, German.


8 . Yu, X., & Ergan, S. (2019). “Identification of Principal Factors in Determining Building Peak Energy Shaving Capacities during Demand Response Events”. In ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering 2019: Visualization, Information Modeling, and Simulation, i3CE 2019, June 17-19,Atlanta, Georgia.

2018


1 . Yu, C., and Ergan, S. (2018). “BIM coverage in demand response management: A pilot study in campus buildings.” ASCE Construction Research Congress, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 316-325. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481264.031.


2 . Zou, Z., and Ergan, S. (2018). “Impact of construction projects on urban quality of life: A data analysis method.” ASCE Construction Research Congress, April 2-4, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp. 34-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481301.004.


3 . Yu, X., and Ergan, S. (2018). “A data-driven framework to estimate saving potential of buildings in demand response events.” 35th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) and International AEC/FM Hackathon, July 20-25, 2018, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1044-1051. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22260/ISARC2018/0145.


4 . Zou, Z., and Ergan, S.(2018). “Characterizing human experience in stimulating architectural spaces: integrating VR and body sensor networks.” ANFA Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Annual Conference, (poster and extended abstract presentation), La Jolla, CA, September 20-22, 2018.


5 . Ergan, S., and Fisher, D. (2018). “How does visibility in urban settings change human perception on urban design?” ANFA Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Annual Conference, (poster and extended abstract presentation), La Jolla, CA, September 20-22, 2018.

2017


1 . Radwan, A., and Ergan, S. (2017). “Quantifying human experience in interior architectural spaces.” International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, WA, pp. 373-380. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480830.046.


2 . Dedemen, G., Vakilinezhad, M. and Ergan, S. (2017). “Using data driven methodologies to identify patterns in BAS data to support facility operations.” International Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, WA, pp. 282-289. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480823.034.


3 . Dedemen, G., and Ergan, S. (2017). “Towards energy efficient operational patterns in Air Handling Units in highly sensed buildings.” 24th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering -EG-ICE (2017), July 10-12, 2017, Nottingham, UK, pp. 45-54. DOI: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-eng/eg-ice2017.

2016


1 . Nopachinda, S. and Ergan, S. (2016). “Challenges in converting building information models into virtual environments for FM operations and user studies in the built environment.” ICCCBE 2016, Osaka, Japan, July 6-8, 2016.


2 . Lazar, N.D., and Ergan, S. (2016). “Challenges and lessons learned in the renovation of historical landmarks: A study on an iconic cathedral.” ASCE Construction Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31- June 2, 2016. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784479827.226.


3 . Dias, P.D., and Ergan, S. (2016). “The need for representing facility information with customized LOD for specific FM tasks.” ASCE Construction Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31- June 2, 2016. DOI: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/9780784479827.255.


4 . Radwan, A., and Ergan, S. (2016). “Towards quantifying the impact of the built environment on human experience: elements of experimental design.” ANFA Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Annual Conference, (poster presentation), La Jolla, CA, September 23-24, 2016.


5 . Vakilinezhad, M., Dias, P., and Ergan, S. (2016). “Achieving model-based safety at construction sites: BIM and safety requirements representation.” 33rd CIB W78 Conference on Construction Informatics, October 21-November 2, 2016, Brisbane, Australia, DOI: http://itc.scix.net/data/works/att/w78-2016-paper-044.pdf.

2015


1 . Sunnam, R., Ergan, S., Akinci, B. (2015). “Deviation analysis of the design intent and implemented controls of HVAC systems using sensor data: a case study” International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, June 21-23, 2015, Texas, Austin, pp. 223-231. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784479247.028.


2 . Mora, M., Ergan, S., Chen, H., Deng, H., Huang, A., Maurer, J., Wang, N. (2015). “Learning about performance of building systems and facility operations through a capstone project course.” International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, June 21-23, 2015, Texas, Austin, pp. 305-312. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784479247.038.


3 . Ergan, S., Yang, X. (2015). “Value of 3D gaming engine based virtual models in understanding behaviors of facility operators during FM.” CIB W78 Conference, October 27-29, 2015, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

2014


1 . Yang, X., and Ergan, S. (2014). “A formal approach to provide information and visualization support for troubleshooting of HVAC related problems.” EG-ICE: 21st International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, July 16th-18th, 2014, Cardiff, UK. http://egice2014.engineering.cf.ac.uk/images/BIN/papers/14.pdf.


2 . Yang, X., and Ergan, S. (2014). “Towards a formal approach for determining functions of HVAC components represented in IFC”, Proceedings of International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering ICCCBE/CIB W078, June 23-25, 2014, Florida, USA, pp. 633-640. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.079.


3 . Kumaraswamy, V., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2014). “A taxonomy for building energy dashboards”, Proceedings of International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering ICCCBE/CIB W078, June 23-25, 2014, Florida, USA, pp. 2192-2199. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.272.


4 . Gomez, A. R., Guindon, S., Pianka, T., Patel, N., Kasireddy, V., Li, E., Li, J., Ergan. S., and Berges, M. (2014). “Lessons learned from monitoring electricity consumption in a research lab through a capstone project course”, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering ICCCBE/CIB W078, June 23-25, 2014, Florida, USA, pp. 2111-2118, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.262.


5 . Gu, B., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2014). “Challenges associated with generating accurate as-is building information models for existing buildings by leveraging heterogeneous data sources”, Proceedings of International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering ICCCBE/CIB W078, June 23-25, 2014, Florida, USA, pp. 560-568. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.070.


6 . Sunnam, R., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2014). “Challenges in interpreting the design intent from HVAC sequence of operations to assess the system behavior: a case study”, Proceedings of International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering ICCCBE/CIB W078, June 23-25, 2014, Florida, USA, pp. 1465-1472. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.182.


7 . Kasireddy, V., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2014). “Visualization requirements of engineers for risk assessment of embankment dams”, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), July 09-11, 2014, Sydney, Australia, pp. 746-753. http://www.iaarc.org/publications/fulltext/isarc2014_submission_116.pdf.


8 . Gu, B., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2014). Generation of as-is building information models for facility management by leveraging heterogeneous existing information sources: a case study”, Proceedings of ASCE Construction Research Congress, May 19-21, 2014. Atlanta, USA, pp. 1911-1920. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.195.

2013


1 . Frazier, J., Akinci, B., and Ergan, S. (2013). “ An approach for capturing requirements of collaborative design teams to facilitate evaluation of energy efficient retrofit design options”, Proceedings of Architecture Engineering Institute, Pennsylvania State University, April 3-5, 2013, State College, USA, pp. 123-132. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412909.013.


2 . Gao, T., Akinci, B., Ergan, S., and Garrett, J. (2013). “A framework to generate accurate and complete as-built BIMs based on progressive laser scans”, Proceedings of International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), August 13-15, 2013, Montreal Canada, pp. 849-856. http://www.iaarc.org/publications/fulltext/isarc2013Paper240.pdf.


3 . Yang, X., Liu, Y., Ergan, S., Akinci, B., Leicht, R., and Messner, J. (2013). “Lessons learned from developing immersive virtual mock-ups to support energy efficient retrofit decision making”, Proceedings of ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, June 23-25, 2013, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, pp. 210-217. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413029.027.


4 . Yang, X., and Ergan, S. (2013). “Processes, information requirements and challenges associated with corrective maintenance in relation to indoor air problem related work orders”, Proceedings of International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), August 13-15, 2013, Montreal, Canada, pp. 1119-1128. http://www.iaarc.org/publications/fulltext/isarc2013Paper300.pdf.


5 . Knox, K., Sanchez, A., Liu, X., Ergan, S., and Akinci, B. (2013). “Providing systems engineering perspective in a capstone project setting to monitor performance of HVAC systems”, Proceedings of ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, June 23-25, 2013, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, pp. 194-201. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413029.025.


6 . Jung, I., Frazier, J., Akinci, B., Berges, M., Ergan, S., Garrett, J., and Kelly, C. (2013). “Towards dam information modeling: best practices learned from the AEC/FM domain”, Proceedings of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), August 12-16, 2013, Seattle, Washington, USA, pp. 1251-1260.


7 . Akcay, E. C., and Ergan, S. (2013). “Test results for locating structural steel assemblies and packages using RFID”, Proceedings of CIB W78 2013: 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, October 9-12, 2013, Beijing, China, pp.361-367. http://itc.scix.net/data/works/att/w78-2013-paper-12.pdf.