Department of Civil Engineering
97 Dafoe Road W
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6
Automation and sensing for construction engineering and management, IT applications for construction engineering and management, Utilization and integration of BIM with data capture technologies.
Building Information Modeling, BIM, automation and robotics, IT in construction engineering and management.
Dr. Isin's research interests are in the areas of IT applications, automation and sensing for construction engineering and management. Her current focus is on the utilization and integration of automation and data capture technologies with BIM for improving processes and operations in construction projects and in the built environment.
Please see the detailed instructions on applying for MSc, MEng and PhD positions.
Candidates should comply with the Department’s admission requirements for MSc, MEng and PhD.
For MSc applications, candidates should have their Bachelor’s completed (or soon to be completed). For PhD applications, candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Architecture or related fields.
Candidates are expected to have excellent written and oral communication skills in English (technical/academic writing experience is preferred), experience in coding/programming, and experience or strong interest in one or more of the following research areas:
All interested applicants, please contact Gursans Guven Isin and include the following in your email:
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Guven, G., Arceo, A., Bennett, A., Tham, M., Olanrewaju, B., McGrail, M., Isin, K., Olson, A.W., Saxe, S. (2022). “A Construction Classification System Database for Understanding Resource Use in Building Construction”, Scientific Data, Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01141-8
Arceo, A., Tham, M., Guven, G., MacLean, H.L., Saxe, S. (2021). “Capturing variability in material intensity of single-family dwellings: A case study of Toronto, Canada”, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2021.105885
Nahangi, M., Guven, G., Olanrewaju, B., Saxe, S. (2021). “Embodied greenhouse gas assessment of a bridge: A comparison of preconstruction Building Information Model and
construction records”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.126388
Guven, G., Ergen, E. (2021). “Tracking major resources for automated progress monitoring of construction activities: masonry work case”, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Emerald Insight, https://doi.org/10.1108/CI-05-2020-0081
Ergen, E., Kula, B., Guven, G., Artan, D. (2021). “Formalization of Occupant Feedback and Integration with BIM in Office Buildings”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 35(1), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000940
Saxe, S., Guven, G., Pereira, L., et al. (2020). “Taxonomy of uncertainty in environmental life cycle assessment of infrastructure projects”, Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing, 15(8), https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab85f8
Guven, G., Ergen, E. (2019). “A rule-based methodology for automated progress monitoring of construction activities: a case for masonry work”, ITcon, 24:188-208, http://www.itcon.org/2019/11