- Dr Duzgun Agdas
- Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Construction and Project Management
- Discipline *
- Civil Engineering
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PhD in Civil Engineering (University of Florida)
Construction supply chain management and logistics, Construction materials management, Information systems and technology, Stochastic methods, Infrastructure disaster resilience, Discrete Optimization, Extreme event perception and damage assessment, Sustainable infrastructure systems
- 8/2005–12/2008 PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA–Specialization: Construction Engineering and Management–Dissertation: Corporate Level Management System for Critical Strategic Resources for Large WorkProgram Managers [Link]
- 5/2007–5/2008 MBA, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA–Specialization: Decision and Information Systems
- 8/2005–12/2006 ME, Civil Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA–Specialization: Construction Engineering and Management–Thesis: An XML Based Approach Proposing an Effective Solution to the Data Management Issues within Construction Industry [Link]
- 9/2000–6/2005 BS, Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, TURKEY–Specialization: Construction Engineering and Management
- 9/2017– Senior Lecturer of Construction Engineering and Management, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA
- 2/2014–8/2017 Lecturer of Construction Engineering and Management, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA
- 8/2010–2/2014 Lecturer of Construction Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
- 2/2009-8/2010 Post Doctoral Researcher, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
- 8/2005–12/2008 Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Dr. Agdas has been involved in development and teaching of three undergraduate and five graduate level courses during his employment at the University of Florida. Currently, he teaches two undergraduate units at QUT. Below is a summary of these classes:
- Construction Engineering (QUT): Fundamentals of project engineering with emphasis on heavy/civil construction projects; temporary structures, constructability, overview of different construction methods, construction planning.
- Civil Project Management (QUT): Fundamentals of project management with emphasis on heavy/civil construction projects; project controls (cost and schedule), procurement management, risk management, developing a project management plan.
- Infrastructure Asset Management (QUT): Infrastructure funding issues, investment decisions, engineering economy, and systems thinking in critical asset management issues.
- Buildings and Energy: Global issues in energy management and role of buildings, operational practices and their impact on energy consumption, roles of renewables in building energy consumption, building energy simulation.
- Civil Engineering Systems: Supply chain management and integration issues, Information Technology (IT) use within construction industry, introduction to systems analysis (optimisation, prediction modelling) and system dynamics, transportation logistics planning, and distribution network problems.
- Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering: Introducing the sustainability concept within infrastructure engineering practice by incorporating analyses of; sustainability movement, sustain- able construction materials, life cycle assessment of structures, and building rating systems.
- International Construction Engineering: Analysis of FIDIC rules and differences with local contract provisions, risk identification and management in international construction projects, foreign exchange exposures affecting multinational businesses, and economic theories about multinational enterprises.
- International Project Management: Project control tools (planning, monitoring and control), organisational structure types, mode of foreign market entry analysis, organisational structure, project planning, control and monitoring methods, Joint Ventures, and international perspectives on Public Private Partnership (PPP) delivery.
- Infrastructure Disaster Response and Recovery Engineering: Disaster response and recovery operations, mitigation and preparedness strategies, roles of various parties involved in disaster response and mitigation, and methods to improve the infrastructure resilience.
- Macias J, Iturburu L, Rodriguez C, Agdas D, Boero A, Soriano G, (2017) Embodied and operational energy assessment of different construction methods employed on social interest dwellings in Ecuador, Energy and Buildings p107-120
- Zhang Y, Minchin, Jr. R, Agdas D, (2017) Forecasting completed cost of highway construction projects using LASSO regularized regression, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management p1-12
- Agdas D, Masters FJ, Webster GD, (2017) Role of rain as perception aid in assessing wind speeds and associated personal risks, Weather, Climate, and Society p227-233
- Agdas D, Rice JA, Martinez JR, Lasa IR, (2016) Comparison of visual inspection and structural-health monitoring as bridge condition assessment methods, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities p1-10
- Agdas D, Srinivasan RS, Frost K, Masters FJ, (2015) Energy use assessment of educational buildings: Toward a campus-wide sustainable energy policy, Sustainable Cities and Society p15-21
- Agdas D, Washington SP, Ellis RD, Agdas S, Dickrell P, (2014) Analysis of distance learner value assessment of distance education in engineering, Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice p1-8
- Webster GD, Agdas D, Masters FJ, Cook CL, Gesselman AN, (2013) Prior storm experience moderates water surge perception and risk, PLoS One p1-8
- Prevatt DO, van de Lindt JW, Back E, Graettinger AJ, Pei S, Coulbourne W, Gupta R, James D, Agdas D, (2012) Making the case for improved structural design : tornado outbreaks of 2011, Leadership and Management in Engineering p254-270
- Agdas D, Webster GD, Masters FJ, (2012) Wind speed perception and risk, PLoS ONE p1-8
- Agdas D, Ellis RD, (2010) The potential of XML technology as an answer to the data interchange problems of the construction industry, Construction Management and Economics p737-746
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.