Professor T. ZAYED
BSc, MSc, PhD, P.E., PEng, FASCE, FCSCE
Professor;  Award Co-ordinator for MSc/PgD in Construction and Real Estate (CRE); Academic Advisor
Tel.: (852) 2766 5812
E-mail address : tarek.zayed@polyu.edu.hk
  Prof. Zayed has a Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. in Construction Engineering and Management. He has 28 years of professional experience working in the construction industry training and in academic posts in USA, Canada and abroad. Prof. Zayed conducted research on infrastructure management, simulation and artificial intelligent applications in construction, asset performance, scheduling, life cycle cost (LCC) analysis, budget allocation, and risk assessment for construction and rehabilitation of highways, oil and gas pipelines, water and sewer systems, and bridges. Recent developments include condition rating, deterioration, and LCC technology-based models for bridge deck; water, sewer, oil & gas pipelines; tunnels and metro stations; and water / sewer treatment plant elements.
Teaching
 
Main areas
Construction Engineering and Management
Asset Management
Simulation in Construction
Research and Scholarly Activities
 
Research
Interests
Simulation and IT-Based Modeling
Productivity Assessment and Analysis of Construction Operations / Equipment
Construction, Infrastructure and Asset Management
Performance Assessment and Rehabilitation of Municipal Infrastructure Systems
Integrated Reliability and Risk Assessment
Client Driven Serviceability Assessment
Optimized Capital Investment Plan for Assets
Integrated Decision Support System
Sustainability of Educational Buildings
Construction Company Performance
Selected Recent Publication List
 
Publications in Refereed Journals
 
I-Asset Management of Civil Infrastructure
1. AlHawari A., Khader M., Zayed T., Moselhi O. (2016). “Detection of leaks in water mains using ground penetrating radar,” International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering 10(4): 354 – 357.
2. AlHawari, A., Alkadour, F., Elmasry, M. and Zayed, T. (2016). “Simulation-Based Condition Assessment Model for Sewer Pipelines,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Accepted in March 21.
3. El-Abbasy*, M., Mosleh*, F., Senouci, Zayed, T., and Al-Derham, H. (2016). “Locating Leaks in Water Mains Using Noise Loggers,” J. of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, Published online March 17, 04016012, pp. 1-12.
4. El-Abbasy*, M., El Chanati*, H., Mosleh*, F., Senouci, A., Zayed, T., Al-Derham, H. (2016). “Integrated Performance Assessment Model for Water Distribution Networks,” J. of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Published Online February 23, pp. 1-20.
5. Bakry, I., Alzraiee, H., Kaddoura, K., El Masry, M., and Zayed, T. (2016). “Condition Prediction for Chemical Grouting Rehabilitation of Sewer Networks,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Accepted in Jan 27.
6. Atef, A., Zayed, T., Hawari, A., Khader, M., and Moselhi O. (2016). “Multi-Tier Method Using Infrared Photography and GPR to Detect and Locate Water Leaks,” Automation in Construction, January, Vol. 61, pp. 162-170.
7. Bakry*, I., Alzraiee*, H., Elmasry*, M., Kaddoura*, K., and Zayed, T. (2015). "Condition Prediction for Cured-in-Place Pipe Rehabilitation of Sewer Mains," Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Published Online on April 20, 04016042, pp. 1-11.
8. El Chanati*, H., El-Abbasy*, M., Mosleh*, F., Senouci, A., Abouhamad*, M., Gkountis*, I., Zayed, T., and Al-Derham, H. (2015). “Multi-Criteria Decision Making Models for Water Pipelines,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Online Publication Date: November 18, 04015090, pp. 1-12.
9. AlHawari A., Khader M., Zayed T., Moselhi O. (2015) “Non-Destructive Visual-Statistical Approach to Detect Leaks in Water Mains,” International Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering, 9(3):167-171.
10. Alzraiee*, H., Bakry*, I. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Destructive Analysis Based Testing for Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP),” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, August, 29(4). Online Publication Date: 25 Aug 2014.
11. Shahata*, K. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Integrated Risk Assessment Framework for Municipal Infrastructure,” J. of Construction Eng. and Management, ASCE, 142(1): 04015052 (13 pp.). Online Publication Date: 6 Jul 2015.
12. Khan*, Z., Moselhi, O. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Identifying Rehabilitation Options for Optimum Improvement in Municipal Asset Condition,” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, June, 21(2): 04014037 (18 pp.). Online Publication Date: 26 Jun 2014.
13. Zayed, T., Chen, Z., and Qasem*, A. (2015). “Infrastructure Performance Rating Models for Wastewater Treatment Plants,” J. of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(5): 668-682, Published online: April 15.
14. Chen, Z., Zayed, T., and Qasem*, A. (2015). “An Efficiency-Centred Hierarchical Method to Assess Performance of Wastewater Treatment Plants,” International J. of Environmental Research, Feb., 9(1): 1-8.
15. Elwakil*, E., Eweda*, A., Zayed, T. (2014). "Modeling the Effect of Various Factors on the Condition of Pavement Marking," J. of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, January, 10(1): 93-105.
 
 
II-Simulation and Productivity of Construction Operations
1. Mirahadi, F. and Zayed, T. (2016). “Simulation-Based Construction Productivity Forecast Using Neural-Network-Driven Fuzzy Reasoning,” J. of Automation in Construction, May, Vol. 65, pp. 102-115.
2. Bakry, I., Moselhi, O. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Optimized Scheduling and Buffering for Repetitive Construction Projects Under Uncertainty,” J. of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Accepted in August.
3. Alzraiee*, H., Zayed, T., and Moselhi, O. (2015). "Dynamic Planning of Construction Activities using Hybrid Simulation," J. of Automation in Construction, Volume 49, Part B, Jan, PP. 176–192.
4. Elwakil*, E. and Zayed, T. (2014). “Construction Knowledge Discovery System Using Fuzzy Approach,” Canadian J. of Civil Engineering (CJCE), October, 42(1): 22-32. Nominated for “Outstanding Paper” award.
5. Zayed, T. and Mahmoud*, M. (2014). "Neurofuzzy-Based Productivity Prediction Model for Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)," J. of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, ASCE, August, 5(3): 04014004(12 pp.). Online Publication Date: 11 Mar 2014.
6. Bakry*, I., Moselhi, O. and Zayed, T. (2014). “Optimized Acceleration of Repetitive Construction Projects,” J. of Automation in Construction, April, Vol. 39: 145-151.
7. Liu*, Y. and Zayed, T. (2014). “Cash Flow Modeling For Construction Projects,” J. of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, February, 21(2): 170-189.
8. Zayed, T. and Mohamed*, E. (2014). “A Case Productivity Model for Automatic Climbing System,” J. of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, January, 21(1): 33-50.
9. Zayed, T., Mohamed*, D., Srour*, F. and Tabra*, W. (2013). "Assessing Time Contingency of Construction Projects Using Simulation-Based AHP," J. of Eng., Construction and Architectural Management, December, 2(4): 259-270.
10. El-Abbasy*, M., Zayed, T., Ahmed*, M., Alzraiee*, H., and Abouhamad*, M. (2013). "Contractor Selection Model For Highway Projects Using Integrated Simulation and Analytic Network Process," J. of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, July, 139(7): 755–767.
11. Zayed, T. and Mahmoud*, M. (2013). "Data Acquisition and Factors Impacting Productivity of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)," J. of Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, January, Volume 33, pp. 63–72.
12. Zayed, T., Elwakil*, E., and Ammar, M. (2012). “A Framework for Performance Assessment of Organizations in the Construction Industry,” International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, December, 1(4): 1-14.
13. Zayed, T. (2009). “Stochastic Productivity Assessment of Continuous Flight Auger Piles,” J. of Architectural Science Review (ASR), Australia, March, 52(1): 13-23.
14. Zhang*, C., Zayed, T., and Hammad, A. (2008). “Resource Mgmt of Bridge Deck Rehabilitation: Jacques Cartier Bridge Case Study,” J. of Construction Eng. & Mgmt, ASCE, May, 134(5): 311-319.
15. Zayed, T., Amer, M., and Pan*, J. (2008). “Assessing Risk and Uncertainty Inherent in Chinese Highway Projects Using AHP,” International Journal of Project Mgmt, April, 26(4): 408-419.
 
III-Oil and Gas Infrastructure Management
1. Mosleh*, F., Zayed, T., and El-Abbasy*, M. (2016). “Evidential Reasoning-Based Condition Assessment Model for Offshore Gas Pipelines”, J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities (IF = 0.703), ASCE, Published Online on April 5, 04016037, pp. 1-16.
2. Elabbasy*, M., Senouci, A., Zayed, T., Parvizsedghy*, L., and Mirahadi*, S.  (2016). “Unpiggable Oil and Gas Pipelines Condition Forecasting Models,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, February, 30(1): 04014202.
3. Parvizsedghy*, L. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Consequence of Failure Neurofuzzy-Based Prediction Model for Gas Pipelines,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Online Publication Date: 17 Aug 2015.
4. Elabbasy*, M., Senouci, A., Zayed, T., Mirahadi*, S. and Parvizsedghy*, L. (2014). “Artificial Neural Network Models for Predicting Condition of Offshore Oil and Gas Pipelines,” Journal of Automation in Construction, September, Vol. 45: 50-65.
5. Parvizsedghy*, L., Senouci, A., Zayed, T., Mirahadi*, S., and El-Abbasy*, M. (2014). “Condition-based maintenance decision support system for oil and gas pipelines,” J. of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(10): 1323-1337. Published online: 29 Sep 2014.
6. Elabbasy*, M., Senouci, A., Zayed, Z., Mirahadi*, S. and Parvizsedghy*, L. (2014). “Condition Prediction Models for Oil and Gas Pipelines Using Regression Analysis,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, June, 140(6): 04014013 (17 pp.). Online Publication Date: 6 Mar 2014.
7. ElAbbasy*, M., Senouci, A., Zayed, T., and Mosleh*, F. (2015). “A Condition Assessment Model for Oil and Gas Pipelines Using Integrated Simulation and Analytic Network Process,” J. of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 11(3): 263-281. Published online: 04 Mar 2014.
8. Senouci, A., El-Abbasy*, M., Elwakil*, E., Abdrabou*, B., and Zayed, T. (2014). “A Model for Predicting Failure of Oil Pipelines”, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, March, 10(3): 375-387.
 
IV-Subway/Metro Infrastructure Management
1. Gkountis*, I. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Subway Infrastructure Condition Assessment,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, December, 141(12). Online Publication Date: 18 Jun 2015.
2. Eweda*, A., Zayed, T. and Alkass, S. (2015). “Space-Based Condition Assessment Model For Buildings: A Case Study on Educational Buildings,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, February, 29(1):1-12. Online Publication Date: 7 Jun 2013.
3. Farran*, M. and Zayed, T. (2015). “Fitness-Oriented Multi-Objective Optimization for Infrastructure Rehabilitation,” J. of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, June, 11(6): 668-682.
4. Senouci, A., El-Abbasy*, M., and Zayed, T. (2014). “Fuzzy-Based Model for Predicting Failure of Oil Pipelines,” J. of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, December, 20 (4): 04014018. Online Publication Date: 25 Feb 2014.
5. Farran*, M. and Zayed, T. (2012). “New Life-Cycle Costing Approach for Infrastructure Rehabilitation,” J. of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Taylor & Francis Group, January, 19 (1):40 - 60.
6. Semaan*, N and Zayed, T (2010). “A Stochastic Diagnostic Model for Subway Stations” Journal Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier Ltd, January, 25(1): 32-41.
7. Farran*, M. and Zayed, T. (2009). “Comparative Analysis of Life-Cycle Costing for Rehabilitating Infrastructure Systems,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, September/October, 23(5): 320-326.
8. Semaan*, N and Zayed, T (2009). “Subway Station Diagnosis Index (SSDI): A Condition Assessment Model” J. of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE, September, 15(3): 222-231.
 
 
V-Bridge Rating System
1. Ghodoosi*, F., Bagchi, A., Zayed, T. (2016). “Reliability-Based Condition Assessment of an Externally Restrained Bridge Deck System Considering Uncertainties in Key Design Parameters,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, February, 30(1): 04014202.
2. Dinh*, K. and Zayed, T. (2015). “GPR-Based Fuzzy Model for Bridge Deck Corrosiveness Index,” J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Online Publication Date: 30 Jul 2015.
3. Dinh*, K., Zayed, T., Romero, F., and Tarussov, A. (2015). “A Method for Analyzing Time-Series GPR Data of Concrete Bridge Decks,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, June, 20(6): 04014086 (8 pp.). Online Publication Date: 11 Aug 2014.
4. Ghodoosi*, F., Bagchi, A., Zayed, T. (2015). “System-Level Deterioration Model for Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks,” J. of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, May, 20(5): 04014081(16 pp.). Online Publication Date: 29 Jul 2014.
5. Dinh*, K., Zayed, T., Moufti*, S., Shami*, A., Jabri*, A., Abouhamad*, M., and Dawood*, T. (2015). “A Model for Condition Thresholds of Concrete Bridge Decks using Ground Penetrating Radar,” Transportation Research Records (TRR), Journal of Transportation Research Board (TRB), USA, Issue No. 2522:81-89.
6. Moufti*, S., Zayed, T. and Abu Dabous, S. (2014). “Defect Based Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridges: a Fuzzy Hierarchical Evidential Reasoning Approach,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, March, Issue 2431, pp 88–96.
7. Ghodoosi*, F., Bagchi, A., Zayed, T. (2014). “Reliability-Based Condition Assessment of a Deteriorated Concrete Bridge,” J. of Structural Monitoring and Maintenance, An International Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4: 357-369.
8. Zayed, T., Minchin, E., Smith, G., and McVay, M. (2007).“Physical Risk Assess. for Bridges with Unknown Foundation,” J. of Perf. of Constr. Facilities, ASCE, Jan/Feb, 21(1): 44-52.
9. Minchin, E., Zayed, T., Boyd, A., and Mendoza, M. (2006). “Best Practices of Bridge System Management–A Synthesis,” J. of Management in Engineering, ASCE, October, 22(4): 186-195.

Updated in June 2017