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All master’s theses completed through the Graduate College of Western Michigan University since 2012 have been entered into ScholarWorks. Some may be embargoed or restricted by the authors and may be only available from on-campus computers. Print copies from earlier years are available through interlibrary loan. We have a few digital copies of earlier years. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Theses/Dissertations from 2023 2023

Investigating Disparities and Safety Equity in Pedestrian Nighttime Crashes in Michigan , Sia Isaria Mwende

Theses/Dissertations from 2020 2020

Evaluating the Impacts of Building Information Modeling on Construction Change Orders in Iraq , Nehad Alshebbany

Numerical Performance Evaluation of the Wooden Frame Structures with Adhesive Applied Connection under Wind and Seismic Loading , Sharthak Bhandary

Theses/Dissertations from 2018 2018

Establishing Delay-Based Criteria for Installing Traffic Signals at Two-Lane Roundabouts , Oluwaseun Ayomide Adegbaju

From Architectural Design to Structural Analysis: A Data-Driven Approach to Study Building Information Modeling (BIM) Interoperability , Mohammed Aldegeily

Evaluation of Bike Boxes and Protected Intersections with Bicycle Signal Treatments for Improving Safety and Multimodal Mobility at Urban Signalized Intersections , Odai Al Houz

Enabling Robust Distributed Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Method and Expanding Its Applications in Floating Wind Turbine Systems , Mehmet Cinar

Maintaining Deck Profile in Steel I-Girder Bridges During Deck Placement , Ali Naif Inceefe

Theses/Dissertations from 2017 2017

Enhancing Intersection Safety for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI) Pedestrian Using Device-to-Infrastructure Communication , Mohammad Sayyah Al-Akash

Visualizing the Constructability of a Steel Structure Using Building Information Modeling and Game Simulation , Mohammed Al Dafaay

Evaluation of Swarm Nodes for Proximity Sensing on Construction Sites , Mohamed Ahmed Madi Binalhaj

Implementing Online Updating to Complex Hysteresis Models in Real- Time Hybrid Simulation Using Constrained Unscented Kalman Filter , Bilal Ahmed Mohammed

Economic Impact Analysis of Bridge Construction , Funda Yavuz

Theses/Dissertations from 2016 2016

Analysis of Pedestrian and Bicycle Crashes in Michigan , Ahmed Abbas Ghubin Al-zubaidi

Comparison of Safety and Operational Performances for Three Engineering Countermeasures , Ali Hamzah Hussein Alzuhairi

Comprehensive Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Pedestrian Countdown Signals on Road Users in Michigan , Richard Atta Boateng

Safety Benefit Analysis of Alternative Delineation Practices in Michigan , Brenda C. Burdick

Verifying Automated Prestressed Concrete Design Software for MDOT Bridge Design Standards , Hussein Kadhim Abood Khalaf

Improved Methodology for Developing Non-Motorized Safety Perfomance Functions , Keneth Morgan Kwayu

Application of Wavelet Transform in Structural Health Monitoring , Yashodhya Swarna Sri Dhanapala Liyana Kankanamge

Analysis of Transit Accessibility for People with Disabilities , Rostam Khalid Mohammed Ameen Qatra

Developing Standard Procedures for Structural Aspects of Slide-in Bridges in Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) , Ozan Utku Ridvanoglu

An Equivalent Plate Model with Orthotropic Material Properties for Adjacent Box-Beam Bridge Superstructure , Timothy Alexander Schnell

Transportation System and Its Association with Human Health – A Review and Modeling Approach , Fnu Zahed

Theses/Dissertations from 2015 2015

Evaluation of the Safety Effectiveness of Clearview Font and Fluorescent Yellow Sheeting on Michigan Freeways and Non-Freeways , Lusanni Mercedes Acosta Rodrieuez

Analysis of Mobility Impact for Implementing Complete Streets , Marino Esteban Calderón Díaz

A Microscopic Simulation Approach to Performance Evaluation of Intelligent Transportation System Corridors: A Case in Michigan , Matthew Levi Clark

Fragility Assessment of High-Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings , Hezha Sadraddin

Theses/Dissertations from 2014 2014

An Integral Framework for Sustainable Building Design , Bushra Asfari

Economic Analysis of Michigan Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Strategies , Randy José Jorge Díaz

Development of Safety Performance Functions for Non-Motorized Traffic Safety , Hamidreza Ahady Dolatsara

Real-Time Hybrid Simulation with Online Model Updating , Adam Mueller

Overtime Traffic Enforcement Evaluation: A Methodology for Selecting Agencies and Enforcement Periods , Dario Enrique Romero Santana

Virtual Analysis and Evaluation of Roundabout Safety and Operational Features , Elisha Jackson Wankogere

Theses/Dissertations from 2013 2013

Spatial Factors Impacting Non-Motorized Exposures and Crash Risks , Farhad Abasahl

Standardized Longitudinal Connection Detail for Decked Precast Prestressed Concrete Girders , Ramzi Muftah Ali Abduallah

Investigating Crash Frequency and Injury Severity at Freeway Fixed Weigh Stations in Michigan , Fathi Salam Mo. Alkhatni

Safety Benefits of Adaptive Traffic Control Systems: A Case Study of Oakland County, MI , Joshua Adam Fink

Evaluation of Point Cloud Data Dispersion with Relation to Point Cloud Density under Field Conditions , Ling Kit Kong

An Automated Approach to Dynamic Site Layout Planning , Duy Huu Nguyen

Cyber-Adaptive Physical Systems for Automated Construction Progress Monitoring and Asset Tracking , Syed Hammad Rasheed

Theses/Dissertations from 2012 2012

The Implementation of a Versatile Pseudodynamic Hybrid Simulation for Seismic Evaluation of Structural Systems , Chelsea Griffith

Regression-Based Prioritization and Data Modeling for Customized Civil Engineering Data Collection , Omar Kanaan

Statistical and Numerical Integrated Approach for Detecting Onset of Prefabricated Bridge Component Connection Deterioration , Cem Mansiz

Structural Health Monitoring of a Bridge Structure Using Wireless Sensor Network , CheeKian Teng

Theses/Dissertations from 2011 2011

Sensor Modeling and Cost Benefit of Using Laser Scanning Technology in AEC , Fahd Saleh Alaswad

Statistical and Visualization Approach for Ranking Factors Affecting NBI Bridge Rating , Saad Aoun Alqahtani

Solar Modeling and Cost-Benefit Analysis of Energy Efficiency Window Arrangements , Wael Muqhim Alruqi

A Comparative Analysis of the Sense of Construction Delays of Experienced and Inexperienced Engineers , Salahedeen A. El Kadeki

Development of a Versatile Hybrid Testing System for Seismic Evaluation of Structural Systems , Griffin Enyart

Selecting an Optimal Construction Alternative through Informed Decision-Making Highway Bridges , Abdul Wahed Mohammed

Theses/Dissertations from 2010 2010

A Computer Model for Sustainable for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis , Sami Ghurmullah Al Ghamdi

Sustainable Universal Design and Zero Energy for Buildings , Ahmad Mohammad Alotaibi

Integration of Sustainability Measure into Highways , Krishna Prasad Dhakal

Investigation of Damage Detection Methods with a Wireless Sensor Network , Mark Joseph Humiecki

Application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) toward Zero Energy High Rise Office Buildings , Moutaz Mohammed Msawealfi

Design Recommendations for High Skew Link Slabs , Michael A. Romkema

Theses/Dissertations from 2009 2009

Optimization Computer Model for Heavy Equipment Selection , Naif Albelwi

Optimal Placement of Traffic Sensors for Traffic Operation and Management , Nahedh M. Alhubail

An Integrated Database Management System and Building Information Modeling for Sustainable Design , Sultan Althobaiti

The Design and Implementation of a Sensor Network System for Concrete Bridge Health Monitoring , Joseph John Barbera

Barrier-Based Evacuation Plan for University Campuses , Asadur Rahman

Highway Construction Staging and Intelligent Traffic Routing: A Cost Optimization Strategy , Richard C. Rhodes

Theses/Dissertations from 2008 2008

Incorporation of Space Syntax Theory in Determining Safe and Efficient Construction Site Layout , Minsuck Cho

Cathodic Protection of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks , Joshua Thomas Host

Theses/Dissertations from 2007 2007

Data Fusion Technique for Measuring Intersection Delay Using GPS-Enabled Probe Vehicles , Byung-Hee Han

Development of Knowledge Base of Concrete Bridge Maintenance System , Bahre Karam

Health Monitoring of Concrete Bridges Utilizing Sensor Technology , Ammar Zalt

Theses/Dissertations from 2006 2006

Repair, Inspection and Maintenance Methods of Steel Bridges , Deepak Koirala

Computer Model to Select Leed Certification for Building Projects , Ruba Mirghani Mohammed

Simulation Based Evaluation of Parking Facilities , Niru Tiwari

Theses/Dissertations from 2005 2005

Alkali Silica Reaction in Virgin and Recycles Aggregates: State of the Art and Experimental Investigation using ASTM C 1260 and the Staining Method , Shadi Sami Bajjali

Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Self-Consolidating Concrete , Bhusan Basnet

Decision Support System for Bridge Maintenance , Imran Fazal

Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Recycled Aggregate Concrete , Sajjad Ali Khan

The Detection of Common Concrete Bridge Deck Defects Using the Thermography, Impact Echo, and Ground Penetrating Radar , Saleh Z. Nabulsi

Theses/Dissertations from 2004 2004

Oxidation of Titanium in Alpha-Calf Serum Solution , Ali Stait Ismailoglu

Theses/Dissertations from 2003 2003

Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Resistance of NI-SIC NANO Composite Coatings on 2024-T3 Aluminum , Amit Jain

Development of a Redesign Plan for Moore Hall using Architectural Principles of Green Building and Sustainable Design , Alkhaziam Saad

Future Housing in the United States: Senior’s Housing Demand , Sandeep Singh

Innovative Contracting Prequalification/Selecion Model using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) , Saad J. Zidan

Theses/Dissertations from 2002 2002

An Imaging System for Concrete Bridge Inspection , Mohammed Talal Al-Bataineh

A Model for Optimizing the Selection of Project Delivery Systems Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) , Arosha De Silva

Metastable Phases of Mgo-TiO 2 Solid Solutions , Liang-Chieh Ma

Building Deconstruction Guidelines: Tools for Recovering Building Materials , Ali Ayedh Merzen

Management Commitment to Construction Safety , Areen M. Shaar

Adaptation of Project Finance to Small Contractor Financing , Ragunathan Venkateswaran

Theses/Dissertations from 2001 2001

Structural Studies of Metastable Nanocrystalline Magnesium Titanate Ceramics , Renmei Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2000 2000

Texture and Young’s Modulus of Nickel/Gamma-Alumina Composites , Abdulaziz Alamr

CFMMS – Computerized Facilities Maintenance Management System , Prawit Rotsawatsuk

Learning Reinforced Concreyte Design Principles Using a Java-VRML based Design Studio , Amarneethi Vamadevan

Theses/Dissertations from 1999 1999

Quantitative, Non-Destructive Calibration of Scanned Probe Microscope Cantilevers , John Hazel

Development of Mechanical Properties Micromapping for Composite Polymer Systems , Zheng Huang

Intellicrances – A Neural Network-Based Crane Selection System , André T. Mund

Conform- A Computerized Job-Built Concrete Construction Formwork Design , Kajpong Pongponrat

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