Dr Ali Akbar Nezhad
Adjunct Associate Professor

Dr Ali Akbar Nezhad

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Ali Nezhad is an Adjunct Associate Professor at UNSW School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and General Manager - Innovation at Boral Limited.

Civil Engineering Building (H20) Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Yu M; Robati M; Oldfield P; Wiedmann T; Crawford R; Nezhad AA; Carmichael DG, 2020, 'The impact of value engineering on embodied greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment: A hybrid life cycle assessment', Building and Environment, vol. 168, pp. 106452 - 106452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106452
    Journal articles | 2019
    Chiniforush AA; Valipour HR; Bradford MA; Akbarnezhad A, 2019, 'Long-term behaviour of steel-timber composite (STC) shear connections', Engineering Structures, vol. 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109356
    Journal articles | 2019
    Miller HD; Akbarnezhad A; Mesgari S; Foster SJ, 2019, 'Performance of oxygen/argon plasma-treated steel fibres in cement mortar', Cement and Concrete Composites, vol. 97, pp. 24 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2018.12.015
    Journal articles | 2019
    Nasirzadeh F; Ghasem Kashi M; Khanzadi M; Carmichael DG; Akbarnezhad A, 2019, 'A hybrid approach for quantitative assessment of construction projects risks: The case study of poor quality concrete', Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 131, pp. 306 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2019.03.045
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Akbarnezhad A; Rashidi TH; Waller ST, 2018, 'Enhancing the safety of construction crew by accounting for brain resource requirements of activities in job assignment', Automation in Construction, vol. 88, pp. 31 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2017.12.013
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ahmadian F.F. A; Akbarnezhad A; Rashidi H. T; Waller ST, 2017, 'A Dynamic Programming Approach towards Optimization of Workforce Planning Decisions', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. accepted for publication, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001434
    Journal articles | 2017
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Akbarnezhad A; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2017, 'BIM-enabled sustainability assessment of material supply decisions', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 24, pp. 668 - 695, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-12-2015-0193
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chiniforush AA; Valipour H; Akbarnezhad A; Bradford M, 2017, '08.27: Steel-timber composite (STC) beams: Numerical simulation of long-term behaviour', ce/papers, vol. 1, pp. 2051 - 2059, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cepa.250
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fini AAF; Akbarnezhad A; Rashidi TH; Travis Waller S, 2017, 'Job Assignment Based on Brain Demands and Human Resource Strategies', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001273
    Journal articles | 2016
    Khan MSH; Castel A; Akbarnezhad A; Foster SJ; Smith M, 2016, 'Utilisation of steel furnace slag coarse aggregate in a low calcium fly ash geopolymer concrete', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 89, pp. 220 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.09.001
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Akbar nezhad A; Hossein Rashidi T; Waller ST, 2015, 'Accounting for Transport Times in Planning Off-Site Shipment of Construction Materials', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. Online published 03 July 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001030
    Journal articles | 2015
    Ahmadian Fard Fini A; Hossein Rashidi T; Akbar Nezhad A; Waller ST, 2015, 'Incorporating Multiskilling and Learning in the Optimization of Crew Composition', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001085
    Journal articles | 2015
    Hammad AW; Akbarnezhad A; Rey D; Waller ST, 2015, 'A Computational Method for Estimating Travel Frequencies in Site Layout Planning', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001086
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Miller HD; Akbarnezhad A; Foster SJ; Mesgari S; Amin A, 2017, 'Effects of silane treatment of steel fibres on mechanical properties and durability of SFRC', in High Tech Concrete: Where Technology and Engineering Meet - Proceedings of the 2017 fib Symposium, Maastricht, Netherlands, pp. 165 - 172, presented at 2017 fib Symposium, Maastricht, Netherlands, 12 June 2017 - 14 June 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59471-2_21
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ong KCG; Akbarnezhad A; Zhang MH; Tam CT; Hao J, 2010, 'Microwave-Assisted Beneficiation of Recycled Concrete Aggregates', in CSCE Annual Conference 2010, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Winnipeg, pp. 148 - 156, presented at CSCE Annual Conference 2010, Winnipeg, Canada, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.03.038


  • 2016 Best Paper Award category of BIM & IT, Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Canada
  • 2014 Vice Chancellor Award (Teaching Excellence) – UNSW
  • 2013 SCI Excellence Awards by Singapore Concrete Institute
  • 2012 Singapore Skilled Builder BIM Award (Education-Engineering Category), Building and Construction Authority
  • 2006 JCI OWICS Award, Japan Concrete Institute
  • 2005 ASTAR Scholarship, A-Star Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore

Research Areas

  • Sustainable Construction Materials
  • Construction Management
  • Automation in Construction
  • Digital Engineering in Construction
  • Risk Management and Decision Making