Baabak Ashuri

Brief Biography: 

Baabak Ashuri is Associate Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech as well as the Director of the Construction Research Center. His work focuses on Economic Decision Analysis of Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructure Systems. This field is multidisciplinary and lies at the confluence of Construction Engineering & Project Management, Infrastructure Asset Management, and Quantitative & Computational Finance. His work has significant implications for improving long-range planning and integrated decision-making processes for buildings and civil infrastructure assets, advancing economic/financial valuation methods for investments in major capital projects while preserving environmental and social conditions to foster resilient and sustainable development.

Full bio and CV available on the College of Architecture website.

Last Name: 
Ashuri
Reports: 
Ashuri, B. (2016). “3rd Year Annual Project Report, Valuation of Investments in Building Energy Improvements under Uncertainties.” National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program, September 2016.
Crittenden, J., Clark, J., Fujimoto, R., Weissburg, M., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “2nd Year Annual Project Report, RIPS (Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems) Type 2: Participatory Modeling of Complex Urban Infrastructure Systems (Model Urban SysTems)”, National Science Foundation (NSF), EFRI Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI), ENG Directorate for Engineering, September 2016.
Cao, Y., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Labor Productivity Analysis of Subcontractors.” Digital Building Laboratory (DBL), Atlanta, GA, August 2016.
Amekudzi‐Kennedy, A., Ashuri, B., Amoaning‐Yankson, S., Cao, Y., Boadi, R., Brodie, S., and Mostaan, K. (2016). “Effective Utilization of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in Alternative Delivery Projects: Strategies and Resources to Support the Achievement of DBE Goals.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP14-42, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2016.
Ashuri, B., Kingsley, G., Rogers, J., Reisi, M., Ilbeigi, M., Sung, E. J-Y., and Toroghi, S.H. (2015). “Streamlining Project Delivery through Risk Analysis.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP13-05, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2015.
Ashuri, B. (2015). “2nd Year Annual Project Report, Valuation of Investments in Building Energy Improvements under Uncertainties.” National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program, September 2015.
Crittenden, J., Clark, J., Fujimoto, R., Weissburg, M., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “1st Year Annual Project Report, RIPS (Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Processes and Systems) Type 2: Participatory Modeling of Complex Urban Infrastructure Systems (Model Urban SysTems)”, National Science Foundation (NSF), EFRI Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI), ENG Directorate for Engineering, September 2015.
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “Sequential Pattern Mining for Design Productivity Assessment.” Digital Building Laboratory (DBL), Atlanta, GA, August 2015.
Ashuri, B. and YarMohammadi, S. (2015). “LIVE-C© (Lighting Investment Valuation for Electrical Contractors): a VBA/Excel Tool for Cost Estimation and Financial Analysis of Investments in Lighting Upgrade Projects.” ELECTRI International – The Foundation for Electrical Construction, January 2015.
Ashuri, B. and Mostaan, K. (2014). “Innovative Project Delivery Using Alternative Financing Mechanisms: Assessment of Benefits, Costs, and Risks.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP13-01, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, December 2014.
Ashuri, B., Ilbeigi, M., Shayegh, S., and Hui, Y. (2014). Development of Risk Management Strategies for State DOTs to Effectively Deal with Volatile Prices of Transportation Construction Materials, Georgia DOT Research Project RP12-20, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2014 (Nominated by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the 2014 High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen” Award by the Value of Research Task Force, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)).
Touran, A., Masoumi, R., Ashuri, B., Minchin, E., and Shahandashti, M. (2014). Managing a Portfolio of Projects – Metrics for Improvement, Research Report, Research Team 303, Construction Industry Institute.
Ashuri, B., El-Mehalawi, M., Holtzclaw, R., Huang, V., Ikasalo, R., MacGillivray, S., Masoumi, R., Minchin, E., O’Hanlon, C., Shahandashti, M., Tatum, S, Touran, A., Wilson, D., and Wolf, T. (2014). Managing a Portfolio of Projects - A Playbook for Success, Implementation Resource, Research Team 303, Construction Industry Institute.
Ashuri, B. (2014). “1st Year Annual Project Report, Valuation of Investments in Building Energy Improvements under Uncertainties.” National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI), Civil Infrastructure Systems (CIS) Program, September 2014.
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Best Practices in BIM-based MEP Coordination.” Digital Building Laboratory (DBL), Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, August 2014.
VanMeter, D., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “How Can Innovative Project Delivery Systems Improve the Overall Efficiency of GDOT in Transportation Project Delivery?” Just the Facts, Research Project Summary RP11-21, Georgia DOT Research & Development, Office of Materials & Research, January 2014.
Ashuri, B. and YarMohammadi, S. (2013). “Statistical Analysis of Coordination Productivity Dataset.” Research Report for Turner Construction Company and Digital Building Lab, August 2013.
VanMeter, D., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “RP10-23: Recommended Guide for Next Generation of Transportation Design Build Procurement and Contracting in the State of Georgia.”, Annual Implementation Report for GDOT Research Advisory Committee, Office of Research, August 22, 2013.
VanMeter, D., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “RP11-21: How Can Innovative Project Delivery Systems Improve the Overall Efficiency of GDOT in Transportation Project Delivery?”, Annual Implementation Report for GDOT Research Advisory Committee, Office of Research, August 22, 2013.
Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Tavakolan, M. (2013). “Synthesis of Best Practices for Determining Value of Research Results.” Final Report LTRC Project No. 12-3PF, The Southeast Transportation Consortium (STC) and the Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2013.
Ashuri, B., Mostaan, K., and Hannon, D. (2013). “How Can Innovative Project Delivery Systems Improve the Overall Efficiency of GDOT in Transportation Project Delivery?” Georgia DOT Research Project RP11-21, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2013.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., Lu J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2013). “Evaluation of Investment in Solar Energy.” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, United Kingdom, January 2013.
VanMeter, D., and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Recommended Guide for Next Generation of Transportation Design Build Procurement and Contracting in the State of Georgia.” Just the Facts, Research Project Summary RP10-23, Georgia DOT Research & Development, Office of Materials & Research, November 2012.
Ashuri, B., and Kashani, H. (2012). “Recommended Guide for Next Generation of Transportation Design Build Procurement and Contracting in the State of Georgia.” Georgia DOT Research Project RP10-23, Georgia Department of Transportation, Atlanta, Georgia, September 2012. (Recipient of 2013 High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen” Award by the Value of Research Task Force, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)) & (Selected by the AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Highways (SCOH) as the top 5 of the 16 Research (Sweet 16) Projects of high quality across the nation to be presented on October 18, 2013 at the SCOH Technical Meeting).
Ashuri, B. and Lu J. (2011). “Multifamily Property Utility Benchmarking Program.” American Utility Management (AUM), Inc., Lombard, IL.
Ashuri, B. and Lu J. (2010). “Is it possible to forecast the construction costs index in the USA?” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), London, United Kingdom.
Affinity Group / Department: 
Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Education: 
Ph.D. 2008 Georgia Institute of Technology Industrial and Systems Engineering
M.S. 2006 Georgia Institute of Technology Operations Research
M.S. 2004 Georgia Institute of Technology Building Construction & Integrated Facility Management
B.S. 2002 Sharif University of Technology Civil Engineering
First Name: 
Baabak
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Publications (Proceedings): 
Toroghi, S.H., Ashuri, B., Guhathakurta, S., and Green Leigh, N. (2016). “Towards a Resilient Neighborhood: Examining The Role of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) And On-Site Solar Potential for Improving Neighborhood Energy Security.” International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI 2016), Shenzhen, P.R. China, Oct 17-19, 2016.
Toroghi, S. H., Li, M., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “An Automated GIS based Piezoelectric Potential Assessment: PE Calculator©.” 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2016), Auburn, Alabama, USA, July 18-21, 2016.
Yarmohammadi, S., Pourabolghasem, R., Shirazi, A., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “A Sequential Pattern Mining Approach to Extract Information from BIM Design Log Files.” 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2016), Auburn, Alabama, USA, July 18-21, 2016.
Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Recommended Opportunities for the Development of Highway Public-Private Partnership Projects in the United States.” 2016 Construction Research Congress (CRC), ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 2, 2016.
Ilbeigi, M., Joukar, A., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Modeling and Forecasting the Price of Asphalt Cement Using Generalized Auto Regressive Conditional Heteroscedasticity.” 2016 Construction Research Congress (CRC), ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 2, 2016.
Baek, M., Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Recommended Practices for the Cost Control of Highway Project Development.” 2016 Construction Research Congress (CRC), ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 2, 2016.
Wang, J. and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Predicting ENR’S Construction Cost Index Using the Modified K Nearest Neighbors (KNN) Algorithm.” 2016 Construction Research Congress (CRC), ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 2, 2016, (pp. 2502-2509).
Ashuri, B., Mostaan, K., and Hannon, D. (2016). “Environmental Analysis & Permitting Best Practices in Transportation Design-Build Projects.” 2016 DBIA Design-Build in Transportation, Charlotte, NC, April 19, 2016.
Ilbeigi, M., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Financial Valuation of Material Price Adjustment Clauses.” The 52nd ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, April 13–16, 2016.
Ilbeigi, M., Ashuri, B., and Kashani, H. (2016). “A Real Option Approach for Financial Valuation of Material Price Adjustment Clauses in Transportation Projects.” Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 2016.
Wang, J., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “Predicting ENR Construction Cost Index Using the Modified K Nearest Neighbor (KNN) Algorithm.” Proceedings of the 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 8-10, 2015.
Masoumi, R., Ashuri, B., Minchin, E., Shahandashti, M., & Touran A. (2015). “State of Practice in Portfolio Management: A Comprehensive Survey.” Proceedings of the 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference (ICSC15), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 8-10, 2015.
Ilbeigi, M., Shayegh, S., Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2015) “A Quantitative Approach for Analyzing Material Price Effects on Bid Prices of Highway Projects.” The 51st ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, College Station, TX, April 22-25, 2015.
Shahandashti, M., Ashuri, B., and Tavakolan, M. (2015) “Synthesis of Best Practices for Determining Value of Transportation Research on Safety and Environmental Sustainability.” The 51st ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, College Station, TX, April 22-25, 2015.
Mostaan, K. and Ashuri, K. (2013). “Challenges and Enabling Mechanisms for Development of Highway Public-Private-Partnerships.” 56th Annual Transportation Research Forum, Atlanta, GA, March 12-14, 2015.
Ilbeigi, M., Ashuri, B., and Shayegh, S. (2015). “A Data Mining Approach for Analyzing the Effects of Price Adjustment Clauses on Bid Prices Considering Material Quantity and Projects Size”, Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C., January 11-15, 2015.
Ashuri, B., Yarmohammadi, S., and Shahandashti, M. (2014). “A Critical Review of Methods Used to Determine Productivity of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems Coordination.” 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014.
Ilbeigi, M., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “A Stochastic Process to Model the Fluctuations of Asphalt Cement Price.” 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014.
Lu, J., Ashuri, B., and Shahandashti, M. (2014). “A Data Envelope Analysis Models for Building Energy Efficiency Benchmarking.” 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014.
Ilbeigi, M., Ashuri, B., and Shayegh, S. (2014). “Empirical Study of Impact of Price Adjustment Clauses (PACs) on Highway Construction Bid.” 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014.
Quintanilla, N., Shahandashti, M., Goodman, J., Wren, M., Yarmohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Time and Motion Study for Solar Contractors.” 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014.
Hannon, D., Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Planning and Permitting on Transportation Design-Build Projects.” 2014 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, Georgia, May 19-21, 2014.
Ashuri, B., Ilbeigi, M., and Hui, Y. (2013). “Modeling and Forecasting Fluctuations of Asphalt Cement Price Index.” The Seventh International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-7), Honolulu, Hawaii, June 18-24, 2013.
Ashuri, B., and Mostaan, K. (2013). “Challenges and Opportunities for Expediting Delivery of Design-Build Projects.” The Southeast University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 4-5, 2013
Ashuri, B., Ilbeigi, M., and Hui, Y. (2013). “Development of Risk Management Strategies for State DOTs to Effectively Deal with Volatile Prices of Transportation Construction Materials.” The Southeast University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 4-5, 2013.
Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Forecasting Construction Cost Index Using Energy Price as an Explanatory Variable.” The 49th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, April 9-13, 2013.
Shahandashti, S.M., Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Methods for Assessing Longitudinal Variations of Energy Productions by PV Systems.” Proceedings of Architectural Engineering Conference 2013, pp.113-122, State College, PA, April 3-5, 2013.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., Lu, J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2012). “Investments in Building Solar Energy Systems: Finding Proper Intervention Time.” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction, Building and Real Estate Conference (2012 RICS COBRA), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, September 11-13, 2012.
Tavakolan, M., and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Simulation of Absorptive Capacity Impact on the Performance of Project Networks Learning.” AEC 2012; 7th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Sao Paolo, Brazil, August 15-17, 2012.
Shahandashti, S. M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Forecasting Construction Cost Index in the United States Using Bivariate Vector Error Correction Models.” Management of Construction: Research to Practice (MCRP) CIB Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 26-29, 2012.
Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Lu, J. (2012). “Is the information available from historical time series data on economic, energy, and construction market variables useful to explain variations in ENR Construction Cost Index?” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.
Kashani, H., Ashuri, B., Lu, J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2012). “A Real Options Model to Evaluate Investments in Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.
Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B., Tavakolan, R., and Farshchian, M.M. (2012). “Long Term Concessions on Public-Private-Partnership Projects, How to Make This Right?” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.
Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Stochastic Optimization of Construction Projects Planning with Genetic Algorithm” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.
Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Development of Fuzzy Enabled Shuffled Frog Leaping Algorithm with Activity Splitting Allowed in Construction Project Scheduling.” 2012 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, May 21-23, 2012.
Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Quantifying the Relationship between Construction Cost Index and Macroeconomic Factors in the United States.” Associated Schools of Construction International Proceedings of the 48th Annual International Conference, Birmingham, UK, April 11-14, 2012.
Tavakolan, M. and Ashuri, B. (2012). “Comparison of Evolutionary Algorithms in Non-dominated Solutions of Time-Cost-Resource Optimization Problem.” The 48th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, Birmingham City University, April 11-14, 2012.
Ashuri, B., Lu, J., Wang, X.Q., and Kashani, H. (2012). “Optimal Timing of Investment in Highway Expansion.” The Transportation Research Board 91st Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 22-26, 2012.
Kashani, H., and Ashuri, B. (2011). “Selection of the Design-Build (DB) Project Delivery System for Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Projects: Identification of Driving Factors.” Proceedings of the 2011 Engineering Project Organizations Conference, Estes Park, Colorado, August 9-11, 2011.
Tavakolan, M., Ashuri, B., Chiara, N. (2011). “Development of Scheduling with Hybrid Genetic Algorithm-Particle Swarm Optimization.” 2011 CSCE Annual Conference, 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 14-17, 2011
Tavakolan, M., Ashuri, B., Chiara, N. (2011). “Applying the Shuffled Frog-Leaping Algorithm to Improve Scheduling of Construction Projects with Activity Splitting Allowed.” Int. Conference on Mgmt. Innovation Sustainable Built Envir., Amsterdam, June 20-22, 2011.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2011). “A Real Options Approach to Evaluating Investment in Solar Ready Buildings.” The 2011 ASCE Workshop of Computing in Civil Engineering organized by University of Florida and Florida International University, Miami Beach Resort, Miami, Florida, USA, June 19-22, 2011.
Ashuri, B. (2011). “An Investment Analysis Framework for Adopting Innovative Energy Retrofit Technologies in Existing Commercial and Industrial Buildings.” Researching through the Roadmap: Planning & Design, FIATECH 2011 Technology Conference & Showcase, Phoenix, AZ, USA, April 18-20, 2011.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2011). “An Investment Analysis Framework for Energy Retrofit in Existing Buildings.” The 47th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, Omaha, Nebraska, April 6-9, 2011 (ASC – 2011 Best Paper Award).
Ashuri, B. and Lu J. (2010). “Forecasting Construction Cost Index in the United States.” COBRA 2010 The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Dauphine Université, Paris, France, 2-3 September 2010.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., and Lu, J. (2010). “Financial Valuation of Risk and Revenue Sharing Options in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) Highway Projects.” Working Paper Series: Proceedings of the Engineering Project Organization Conference, J. Taylor and P. Chinowsky, Eds., South Lake Tahoe, CA, Nov. 4-6, 2010.
Kolahdoozan, S. and Ashuri, B. (2010). “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Hybrid HVACs under Utility Price Uncertainty: A Real Option Approach.” The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Jane 9-11, 2010.
Lu, J. and Ashuri, B. (2010). “A Real Options Valuation Model of Highway Project under Multistage Construction Mode.” The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Jane 9-11, 2010.
Ashuri, B. and Kashani, H. (2010). “A Valuation Model for Choosing the Optimal Minimum Traffic Revenue Guarantee (MRG) in a Highway Project: A Real-Option Approach”. The 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, Jane 9-11, 2010.
Kim, D. Y., Han, S. H., and Ashuri, B. (2010). “A Financial Market Entry Decision Model for International Construction Business Using Real Option Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1307-1315, May 8-10, 2010.
Ashuri, B. and Lu, J. (2010). “Forecasting ENR Construction Cost Index: A Time Series Analysis Approach.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1345-1355, May 8-10, 2010.
Kolahdoozan, S. and Ashuri, B. (2010). “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of Hybrid Chiller Plants under Dynamic Utility Prices.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1487-1497, May 8-10, 2010.
Ashuri B., Kashani, H., Molenaar, K. R. and Lee, S. (2010). “A Valuation Model for Choosing the Optimal Minimum Revenue Guarantee (MRG) in a Highway Project: A Real-Option Approach.” 2010 Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 1244-1253, May 8-10, 2010.
Ashuri, B. and Lu, J. (2010) “Exponential Smoothing Time Series Models for Forecasting ENR Construction Cost Index”. The 46th ASC Annual International Conference Proceedings, Boston, Massachusetts, April 7-10, 2010.
Ashuri, B., Augenbroe, G., Chiara, N., and Paredis, C. (2009) “How Can American AEC Firms Get the Lead in Sustainable Building Design? What a Potential Design Leader Should Know About “Green-Convertible” Buildings.” 2009 Specialty Conference Leadership and Management in Construction, South Lake Tahoe, CA, November 5-7, 2009.
Ashuri, B. (2009). “Issues Related to Partnerships between Academia, Construction Industry, & Public Sector.” International Conference on Construction Research Funding in the XXI Century, Urbana-Champaign, IL, July 8-10, 2009.
Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., & Bodner, D. (2008). “A Real Options Approach to Investment Decisions in Competitive, Dynamic Retail Markets.” 2008 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Waikoloa, Big Island, HI, January 7-10, 2008.
Ashuri, B. and Roper K.O. (2006). “Workspace Decision-making in the Era of Transformation.” 2006 International Conference on Construction & Real Estate Management, Orlando, FL. October 5-6, 2006.
Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., and Augenbroe G. (2005). “Data Collection Framework for Strategic Workspace Allocation in Knowledge-based Enterprises”, The 2005 American Society of Engineering Management conference, Virginia Beach, VA, October 22, 2005.
Ashuri, B. and Rouse W.B. (2004). “Framing Strategic Trade Offs between Traditional and Virtual Enterprises and Workplace.” International Federation of Automation Control (IFAC) Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 14-18, 2004.
Mofid, M., Ebrahimi Y., and Ashuri B. (2002). “On the Secondary Kern of a General Sub-section.” The Second International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Busan, Korea. August 21-23, 2002.
Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Publications (Articles): 
Wang, J., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Predicting ENR Construction Cost Index Using Machine Learning Algorithms.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, 2016 Oct. 15, pp. 1-17.
Mostaan, K., and Ashuri, B. (2016). “Challenges and Enablers for Private Sector Involvement in Delivery of Highway Public-Private Partnerships in the United States.” ASEC Journal of Management in Engineering. 04016047.
Ilbeigi, M., Ashuri, B., and Joukar, A. (2016). “Time-Series Analysis for Forecasting Asphalt-Cement Price.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 04016030.
Reisi Gahrooei, M., Zhang, Y., Ashuri, B., and Augenbroe, G. (2016). “Timing Residential Photovoltaic Investments in the Presence of Demand Uncertainties.” Sustainable Cities and Society, 20, 109-123.
Ilbeigi, M., Ashuri, B., and Shayegh, S. (2015). “Price Adjustment Clauses and Submitted Bid Prices for Major Asphalt Line Items in Highway Projects.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 04015103.
Yarmohammadi, S, and Ashuri, B. (2015) “Exploring the approaches in the implementation of BIM-based MEP coordination in the USA.” Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), Vol. 20, pg. 347-363.
Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “Highway Construction Cost Forecasting Using Vector Error Correction Models.” ASEC Journal of Management in Engineering, 04015040.
Ashuri, B. and Mostaan, K. (2015). “State of Private Financing in Development of Highway Projects in the United States.” ASEC Journal of Management in Engineering, 04015002
Kashani, H., Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Lu, J. (2015). “An Investment Valuation Model for Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 141(2), 04014074.
Ashuri, B. and Tavakolan M. (2015). “Shuffled Frog-Leaping Model for Solving Time-Cost-Resource Optimization (TCRO) Problems in Construction Project Planning.” ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 29(1), 04014026.
Sedehi, A., Roper, K., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “A Cost-Benefit Case for RFID Implementation in Hospitals: Adapting to Industry Reform.” Facilities, Vol. 33 Iss 5/6 pp. 367 - 388.
Shahandashti, S.M., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Forecasting ENR Construction Cost Index using Multivariate Time Series Models.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(9), 1237–1243.
Kim, D. Y., Han, S. H., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “Financial Valuation of Investments in International Construction Markets: A Real Options Approach for Market Entry Decision Making.” ASEC Journal of Management in Engineering, 29(4), 355–368.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H., Lu, J., and Shahandashti, S.M. (2013). “Investment in solar energy: An alternative approach.” Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Land Journal, September/October 2013, 20.
Ashuri, B., Shahandashti, S.M., and Lu, J. (2012). “Empirical Tests for Identifying Leading Indicators of ENR Construction Cost Index.” Construction Management and Economics, 30(11), 917-927.
Ashuri, B. and Tavakolan, M. (2012). “A Fuzzy Enabled Hybrid Genetic Algorithm‐Particle Swarm Optimization Approach to Solve Time‐Cost‐Resource Optimization (TCRO) Problems in Construction Project Planning.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(9), 1065–1074.
Ashuri, B., Kashani, H, Molenaar, K.R., Lee, S. and Lu, J. (2012). “A Risk-neutral Pricing Approach for Evaluating BOT Highway Projects with Government Minimum Revenue Guarantee Options.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 138(4), 545-557.
Ashuri, B., Lu, J., and Kashani, H. (2011). “A Real Options Framework to Evaluate Investments in Toll Road Projects Delivered under the Two-Phase Development Strategy.” Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 1(1), 14-31 (Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012).
Ashuri, B. and Lu, J. (2010). “Time Series Analysis of ENR Construction Cost Index.” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 136(11), 1227-1237.
Fard, J., Kangari, R., and Ashuri, B. (2010). “The Effects of Organizational Variables on Hospital Costs in Georgia.” International Journal of Facility Management, 1(2), 1-21.
Ashuri, B. (2010). “Valuation of Flexible Leases for Corporate Tenants Facing Uncertainty in Their Required Workspace.” International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 14(1), 49-72.
Durmus-pedini, A., and Ashuri, B. (2010). “An Overview of the Benefits and Risk Factors of Going Green in Existing Buildings.” International Journal of Facility Management, 1(1), 1-15.
Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., and Augenbroe G. (2007). “Different Models of Work in the Modern Services Enterprise.” Information - Knowledge - Systems Management, 6(1), 25-59.
Mofid, M., Alizadegan R., Ashuri B., and Yavari A. (2001). “Computing the Kern of a General Cross-section.” Advances in Engineering Software, 32(12), 949-955.
Presentations: 
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “Data Mining Metrics in Design & Data Visualization for Design Team Performance Measurement.” 2015 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Members Meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 5, 2015.
Wang, J., YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2015). “Predictive Project Analytics: Labor Productivity Analysis Using Pattern Recognition Techniques.” 2015 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Members Meeting, Atlanta, GA, August 4, 2015.
Ashuri, B., YarMohammadi, S., and Wang, J. (2015). “Labor Productivity Analysis Using Pattern Recognition Techniques.” 2015 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Atlanta, GA, May 11, 2015.
Ashuri, B., and YarMohammadi, S. (2015). “Data Visualization in Design/Construction Performance Measurement.” 2015 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Atlanta, GA, May 11, 2015.
Wang, J., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Text Mining of BIM Model Log Files to Extract Useful Information for Enhancing Design Process.” 2014 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Members Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, August 5, 2014.
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Big Data Analytics for Quantifying Benefits of BIM.” 2014 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Members Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, August 4, 2014.
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Big Data Analytics for Quantifying Benefits of BIM” 2014 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2014.
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2014). “Forming a DBL Community of Practice (COP) to Research Productivity Analysis for MEP Coordination.” 2014 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 22, 2014.
YarMohammadi, S., and Ashuri, B. (2013). “DBL Community of Practice for Productivity Analysis of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Coordination.” 2013 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Members Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, August 6, 2013.
Ashuri, B. (2013). “Productivity Analysis of Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Coordination.” 2013 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 6, 2013.
Mostaan, K. and Ashuri, K. (2013). “Challenges and Opportunities for Expediting Delivery of Design-Build Projects”. University Transportation Center (UTC) Conference for the Southeastern Region, Orlando, FL, April 4-5, 2013.
Ashuri, B. (2011). “Sustainability: Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Capital Facilities.” 2011 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, May 25, 2011.
Ashuri, B. (2010). “Pricing Methods for Retrofit Decision-making.” 2010 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Symposium, Manufacturing Research Center Auditorium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, June 15, 2010.
Ashuri, B. (2010). “An Analytic Framework for Lifecycle Facility Costs Analysis.” 2010 Digital Building Laboratory (DBL) Members Meeting, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, October 29, 2010.
Ashuri, B. (2007). “Investment analysis in competitive, dynamic retail markets.” INFORMS annual meeting, Seattle, WA, November 2-3, 2007.
Ashuri, B., Iyengar, V., Nigam, A., and Vergo, J. (2007). “Aggregation of expert assessments during IT project portfolio management.” Georgia Tech Graduate Technical Symposium, Atlanta, GA, March 15-16, 2007.
Publications (Books): 
Ashuri, B., Mostaan, K., and Hannon, D. (2016). “A White Paper on Environmental Analysis and Permitting in Transportation Design-Build Projects.” Transportation Best Practices, Transportation Committee, Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
VanMeter, D., O’Quinn, D., Mote, W., Ashuri, B., and Cao, Y. (2016). Update of the Design-Build Manual, State of Georgia, Department of Transportation.
Castro-Lacouture, D., Irizarry, J., and Ashuri, B. (2014). Construction Research Congress: Construction in a Global Network, ASCE, 2405 pp.
Ashuri, B., Rouse W.B., and Augenbroe G. (2007). “Different Models of Work in the Modern Services Enterprise.” Work, workflow, and information systems, IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Phone: 
404.385.7608
2016 Rising Star in Civil Engineering, Civil + Structural Engineer
The 2015 Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA’s) Distinguished Leadership Award in the Faculty category
Selected as the Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) Fellow, June 2015
Selected to the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Transportation Market Committee, January 2015
Selected to the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast’s “Top 20 Under 40” list for 2014
Selected to speak in the Panel at the North America-East Asia Workshop on Big Data Analytics for Infrastructure and Building Sustainability and Resilience Research (IBSR), Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Arizona State University, and Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, September 19, 2014 (Travel expenses were paid through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF))
Recognized along with Dr. Daniel Castro from the School of Building Construction at the 2014 Celebration of Education, Georgia Apartment Industry Education Foundation (GAIEF), August 21, 2014
Selected to the Education Subcommittee of Transportation Markets Committee that prioritizes transportation education needs and coordinates with the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) at the national level, August 2014
Selected to the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International Education Board, March 2014
Earned AACE’s Decision & Risk Management Professional (DRMP) designation, Originally certified October 30, 2014 No. 22, valid until November 24, 2017, AACE ID: 67761, AACE International The Authority for Total Cost Management
Nominated by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) for the 2014 High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen” Award by the Value of Research Task Force, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), for the research on “Development of Risk Management Strategies For State DOT’s to Effectively Deal with Volatile Prices of Transportation Construction Materials”
Recipient of 2013 High Value Research “Sweet Sixteen” Award by the Value of Research Task Force, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) (Selected by the AASHTO’s Standing Committee on Highways (SCOH) as the top 5 of the 16 Research (Sweet 16) Projects of high quality across the nation to be presented on October 18, 2013 at the SCOH Technical Meeting)
2013 Outstanding Reviewer of the ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
AACE’s Certified Cost Professional (CCP) designation, Originally certified January 3, 2014 No. 4203, valid until January 6, 2017, AACE ID: 67761, AACE International The Authority for Total Cost Management
The Highly Commended Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012 for the paper “A real options framework to evaluate investments in toll road projects delivered under the two-phase development strategy” published in the Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal, May 2012 (The co-authors are two of Dr. Ashuri’s Ph.D. students: Jian Lu and Hamed Kashani)
Finalist for the Early Career Award from the ELECTRI International – The Foundation for Electrical Construction for the proposal “A Systematic Approach for the Assessment of Green Opportunities for Electrical Contractors”, July 2012
Attained the DBIA Designation from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
Certified as the DBIA Instructor
Finalist for the Early Career Award from the ELECTRI International – The Foundation for Electrical Construction for the proposal “Business Feasibility Analysis of Electrical Retrofit Projects”, July 2011
ASC–2011 Best Paper Award (The Associated Schools of Construction International Proceedings of the 47th Annual International Conference), April 2011
Selected as the finalist in the 2010 Construction Industry Institute (CII) poster competition, Orlando, FL, August 3-5, 2010
Received the 2010 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference Registration Award, Orlando, FL, August 3-5, 2010
Selected as the finalist in the 2009 Construction Industry Institute (CII) poster competition, Reno, NV, July 28–30, 2009
Received the 2009 Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference Registration Award, Reno, NV, July 28–30, 2009
National Science Foundation Student Scholarship, May 2005
Design-Build Institute of America Student Scholarship, December 2003
Building Construction Alumni Graduate Fellowship, May 2003
Interdisciplinary Research Area(s): 
Resilient Infrastructure Systems
Smart Cities
Sustainable Communities