Publications

Book Publications
Kwak,Y. Liu, M., Patanakul, P., and Zwikael, O. (2014) “Challenges and Best Practices of Managing Government Projects”, Project Management Institute Inc., Newtown Square, PA. ISBN 978-1-62825-065-7.

Journal Paper Publications Google Scholar Citations
*Graduate student advised by Dr. Min Liu, **Corresponding author

1. Javanmardi, A.*,  Liu, M., He, C.**,  Hsiang, S., and Hosseini, A.* (2024). “Improving Construction Meeting Effectiveness: Trade-off Between Reactive and Proactive Site-level Planning Discussions. Accepted by ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering in March 2024.

2. He, C.*, Liu, M.**, Hsiang, S., and Pierce, N. (2024). “Synthesizing Ontology and Graph Neural Network to Unveil the Implicit Rules for US Bridge Preservation Decisions.” Accepted by ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering in January 2024.

3. Scala, N., Schiavone,V., Alves, T., and Liu, M., (2024). “The Gold Standard: Developing a Maturity Model to Assess Collaborative Scheduling.” Accepted by Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management in January 2024.

4. Ding, F.*, Liu, M.**, Hsiang, S., Hu, P., Zhang, Y. and Jiang, K.* (2024). “Duration and Labor Resource Optimization for Construction Projects—A Conditional-Value-at-Risk-Based Analysis.” Accepted by Buildings in January 2024.

5. Chen, G.*, Li, H., Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S. (2023). “Motivating Reliable Collaboration for Modular Construction: Shapley Value-based Smart Contract.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 39(6), 04023042. https://doi.org/10.1061/JMENEA.MEENG-542

6. Chen, G.*, Liu, M.**, Zhang, Y., Wang, Z.*, Hsiang, S. M., and He, C*. (2023). “Using Images to Detect, Plan, Analyze, and Coordinate a Smart Contract in Construction.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 39(2), 1–18.  https://doi.org/10.1061/JMENEA.MEENG-5121

7. He, C.*, Liu, M.**, Zhang, Y., Wang, Z.*, Hsiang, S. M., Chen, G.*, Li, W., and Dai, G. (2023). “Space–Time–Workforce Visualization and Conditional Capacity Synthesis in Uncertainty.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 39(2), 04022071. https://doi.org/10.1061/JMENEA.MEENG-4991

8. Chen, G.*, Li, H.**, Liu, M., and Hsiang, S. (2023). “Knowing What is Going on – a Smart Contract for Modular Construction.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 50(3), 210-223. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2021-0649

9. Javanmardi, A.*, He, C.*, Hsiang, S., Hosseini, A.*, Liu, M.** (2023). “Enhancing Construction Project Workflow Reliability Through Observe-plan-do-check-react Cycle: A Bridge Project Case Study.” Buildings, 13(9), 2379. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings13092379

10. Jiang, K.*, Liu, M.**, He, C.*, Zhang, Y., Wang, Z.*, and Hsiang, S. (2022). “A Choquet Integral Based Approach to Explore Workforce and Duration Optimization for Construction Projects.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management.

11. Scala, N., Schiavone,V., Olivieri, H., Seppänen, O., Alves, T., Liu, M., and Granja, A. (2022). “Comparative Analysis of the Implementation of Critical Path Method, Last Planner System, and Location-Based Techniques in Brazil, Finland, and the United States.” Engineering Management Journal, DOI: 10.1080/10429247.2022.2069981

12. He, C.*, Liu, M.**, Scala, N., Alves, T., and Hsiang, S. (2022). “Prioritizing Collaborative Scheduling Practices Based on Their Impact on Project Performance.” Construction Management and Economics. 40:7-8, 618-637,  DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2022.2048042

13. Scala, N., Liu, M., Alves, T., and Hawkins, D., and Schiavone, V. (2022). “The Gold Standard: A Collaborative Scheduling Maturity Model.” Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management, https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-07-2021-0609

14. Bonilla, M.*, Rasdorf, W., Liu, M., Al-Ghandour, M., and He, C. “Inequity Reduction in Road Maintenance Funding for Municipalities.” Public Works Management & Policy, 0(0), 1-24 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1087724X221130047

15. He, C.*, Liu, M.**, Zhang, Y., Wang, Z.*, Hsiang, S., Chen, G.*, and Chen, J. (2022). “Exploit Social Distancing in Construction Scheduling: Visualize and Optimize Space–Time–Workforce Tradeoff.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 38(4), 04022027. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0001037

16. Wang, Z.*, Zhang, Y., Tian, L., and Liu, M.**(2022), “Exploring the Application of Takt Time Planning Method in Construction Management.” Journal of Civil Engineering and Management (in Chinese). 39(02), 157-166.

17. Scala, N., Schiavone,V., Olivieri, H., Seppänen, O., Alves, T., Liu, M., and Granja, A. (2022). “Comparative Analysis of the Implementation of Critical Path Method, Last Planner System, and Location-Based Techniques in Brazil, Finland, and the United States.” Engineering Management Journal, 35(3), 237- 256.  DOI:10.1080/10429247.2022.2069981

18. Liu, Y., Javanmardi, A.*, Zhang, Y., Liu, M.** , Yang, S., Yu, X., Hsiang, S., and Jiang, Z. (2021). “Comparative Study on Perception of Causes for Construction Task Delay in China and the United States.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 147(3),  04020176. https://ascelibrary-org.prox.lib.ncsu.edu/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0001985

19. McCoy, B. C.*, Bourara, Z., Lucier, G.W., Seracino, R., and Liu, M. (2021). “Prestressed MF-FRP: Experimental Study of Rapid Retrofit Solution for Deteriorated Prestressed C-Channel Beams” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 35(1), 1-10. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CF.1943-5509.0001536

20. Zhang, Y., Javanmardi, A.*, Liu, Y., Yang, S., Yu, X., Hsiang, S., Jiang, Z., and Liu, M.** (2020). “How Does Experience with Delay Shape Managers’ Making-Do Decision: Random Forest Approach.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(4), 04020030. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000776

21. Javanmardi, A. *, Hosseini, A. *, and Liu, M.,** Hsiang, S. (2020). “Improving Effectiveness of Constraints Removal in Construction Planning Meetings: Information-Theoretic Approach.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 146(4), 04020015. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0001790

22. Alves, T., Liu, M., Scala, N., and Javanmardi, A.* (2020). “Schedules and Schedulers: A Study in the U.S. Construction Industry.” Engineering Management Journal, 32(3), 166-185. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10429247.2020.1738878?journalCode=uemj20

23. Olivieri, H., Seppänen, O., Alves, T., Scala, N., Liu, M., and Granja, A. (2019) “Survey Comparing Critical Path Method, Last Planner System, and Location-Based Techniques.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 145(12), 04019077. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0001644

24. Hosseini, A.*, Liu, M.**, and Howell, G. (2018). “Investigating the Cost-Benefit Trade-Off of Additional Planning Using Parade Game Simulation.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(2), 04017066. https://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000580?src=recsys

25. Javanmardi, A.*, Hosseini, A., Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S. (2018). “Benefit of Cooperation among Subcontractors in Performing High-Reliable Planning.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 34(2), 04017062. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000578

26. Hosseini, A.*,Liu, M.**,  and Hsiang, S.(2017). “Social Network Analysis for Construction Crews.” International Journal of Construction Management, 19(2), 113-127.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0926580517300195

27. Hosseini, A.*, Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S. (2017). “Social Network Conformity and Construction Work Plan Reliability.” Automation in Construction,  78(1), 1-12. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15623599.2017.1389642

28. Russell, M. *, Hsiang, M., Liu, M.**, and Leming, M. (2016). “Planning for Uncertainty: Use of Structural Equation Modeling to Determine the Causal Structure of Time Buffer allocation.” Construction Management and Economics, 33(10), 783-798. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01446193.2015.1137335?journalCode=rcme20

29. Hajifathalian, K.*, Howell, G., Wambeke, B.*, Hsiang, S., and Liu, M.** (2016). “Oops” Simulation: Cost–Benefits Trade-Off Analysis of Reliable Planning for Construction Activities. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 142(8), 04016030. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/full/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0001135

30. Kwak, Y., Patanakul, P., Zwikael, O., and Liu, M. (2016). “What Impacts the Performance of Large-Scale Government Projects?” International Journal of Project Management, 34(3), 452-466. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786315001921

31. Hosseini, A.*, Leming, M. and Liu, M.** (2015). “Effects of Idle Time Restrictions on Excess Pollution from Construction Equipment.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 32(2), 04015046. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000408

32. Hosseini, A.*, Liu, M.**, and Leming, M. (2015). “Comparison of Least-Cost and Least-Pollution Equipment Fleet Configurations Using Computer Simulation.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 31(6), 04015003. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000360

33. Russell, M. *, Liu, M.**, Howell, G., and Hsiang, S. and Leming, M. (2015). “Case Studies of the Allocation and Reduction of Time Buffer through Use of the Last Planner System” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(2), 04014068. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000900

34. Hosseini, A.*, Leming, M., Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S. (2014). “From Social Network to Data Envelopment Analysis: Identifying Benchmarks at the Site Management Level.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(8), 04014028. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000875

35. Russell, M. *, Hsiang, M., Liu, M.**, and B.Wambeke, (2014). “Causes of Time Buffer and Duration Variation in Construction Project Tasks: Comparison of Perception to Reality.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 140(6), 04014016. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000819

36. Wambeke, B.*, Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S. (2013). “Task Variation and the Social Network of Construction Trades.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 30(4), 05014008. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000219

37. Russell, M. *, Howell, G., Hsiang, M., and Liu, M.** (2013). “The Application of Time Buffers to Construction Project Task Durations.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management,139(10), 04013008. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000735

38. Vaughan, J.*, Leming, M., Liu, M.**, and Jaselskis, E. (2013). “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Construction Information Management System Implementation: Case Study.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management,139(4), 445-455. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000611

39. Liu, M.**, Rasdorf, W., Hummer, J., Hollar, D., and Parikh, S. (2013). “Preliminary
Engineering Cost-Estimation Strategy Assessment for Roadway Projects.” ASCE
Journal of Management in Engineering, 29(2), 150-157.http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000137

40. Hollar, D.*, Rasdorf, W., Liu, M., Hummer, J.E., Arocho, I., and Hsiang, S. (2013). “A Preliminary Engineering Cost Estimation Model for Bridge Projects.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(9), 1259–1267. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000668

41. Wambeke, B.*, Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S.(2012). “Using Pajek and Centrality Analysis to Identify a Social Network of Construction Trades.”ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(10), 1192-1201. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000524

42. Hajifathalian, K.*, Wambeke, B.*, Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S. (2012). “Effects of Production Control Strategy and Duration Variance on Productivity and Work in Process: Simulation-Based Investigation.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(9), 1035-1043. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000517

43. Wang, C.*,Liu, M.**, Hsiang, S., and Leming, M. (2012). “Causes and Penalties of Variation: Case Study of a Precast Concrete Slab Production Facility.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(6), 775-785.     http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000475

44. Wambeke, B.*, Liu, M.**, and Hsiang, S.(2012). “Using Last Planner and a Risk Assessment Matrix to Reduce Variation in Mechanical Related Construction Tasks.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(4), 491-498.  http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000444

45. Wang, Y. and Liu, M. (2012). “Prices of Highway Resurfacing Projects in Economic Downturn: Lessons Learned and Strategies Forward.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 28(4), 391-397. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000094

46. Wambeke, B.*, Hsiang, S., and Liu, M.** (2011). “Causes of Variation in Construction Project Task Starting Times and Duration.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(9), 663-677. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0000342

47. Chui, D. L. N., Liu, M., and Ling, Y. Y. (2011). “A Comparative Study on Adopting Human Resource Practices for Safety Management on Construction Projects in the United States and Singapore.” International Journal of Project Management, 29(8), 1018-1032. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786310001481

48. Ibbs, W. and Liu, M**. (2011). “An Improved Methodology for Selecting Similar Working Days for Measured Mile Analysis.” International Journal of Project Management, 29(6), 773-780. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786310001109

49. Liu, M.**, Ballard, G., and Ibbs, W. (2010). “Work Flow Variation and Labor Productivity: Case Study.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 27(4), 236-242. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000056

50. Ling, Y. Y., Liu, M.**, and Woo, Y. C. (2009) “Construction Fatalities in Singapore.” International Journal of Project Management, 27(7), 717-726. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0263786308001610

51. Ibbs, W. and Liu, M. (2005). “Improved Measured Mile Analysis Technique.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131(12), 1249-1256. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%290733-9364%282005%29131%3A12%281249%29

52. Liu, M.** and Ling, Y. Y. (2005). “Modeling a Contractor’s Markup Estimation.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 131(4), 391-399. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%290733-9364%282005%29131%3A4%28391%29

53. Ling,Y. Y. and Liu, M. (2005). “Factors Considered by Successful and Profitable Contractors in Mark-up Size Decision in Singapore.” Building and Environment, 40(11), 1557-1565. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132304003683

54. Ibbs, W. and Liu, M. (2005). “System Dynamic Modeling of Delay and Disruption Claims.” Cost Engineering, 47(6), 12-15. https://www.proquest.com/scholarly-journals/system-dynamic-modeling-delay-disruption-claims/docview/220467698/se-2?accountid=12725

55. Ling, Y. Y. and Liu, M. (2004). “Using Neural Network to Predict Performance of Design-Build Projects in Singapore.” Building and Environment, 39(10), 1263- 1274. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132304000782

56. Liu, M. and Ling, Y. Y (2003). “Using Fuzzy Neural Network Approach to Estimate Contractor’s Markup.” Building and Environment, 38(11), 1303-1308. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360132303001355

57. Zhao, P., Liu, M., and Xie, X. H. (1998). “Computer Simulation for Construction Project Investment Decision.” Journal of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, 30(3), 290-293 (in Chinese).