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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Dima Jawad
PhD, MSUP, PMP

Associate Professor

Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: SIRC3388

905.721.8668 ext. 5377
905.721.3370 (fax)

Dima.Jawad@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • Recent trends and innovative tools in project management
  • economic evaluation and optimization under uncertainty
  • risk management
  • sustainability and resiliency of infrastructure, and infrastructure and transportation systems management

Education

  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rutgers University, USA, 2003
  • Master's in City and Regional Studies, Rutgers University, USA, 2000
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1987

Courses

  • Quality Management (Graduate)
  • Project Management for Engineers (Graduate)
  • Operation Management (Graduate)
  • Operation Research (Graduate)
  • Foundations of Engineering Management (Graduate)
  • Infrastructure Management (Graduate)
  • Sustainable Development Planning (Graduate)
  • Advanced Construction Management (Graduate)
  • Transportation Economics (Graduate)
  • Transportation Planning (Graduate)
  • Transportation Engineering (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Economics (Undergraduate)

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    • Hajj, C., Jawad, D., Montes, G.M. (2021), "Analysis of a Construction Innovative Solution from the Perspective of an Information System Theory", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0002120
    • Rouhana, F., Jawad, D. (2020) “Transportation network resilience against failures: GIS-based assessment of network topology role”, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. DOI: 10.1108/IJDRBE-06-2020-0064
    • Jawad, D., (2015) "Ex-ante Evaluation for Solid Waste Treatment Facility through LCCA", Civil Engineering and Urban Planning International Journal, Vol.2, No.4
    • Jawad, D., (2013) "Sustainable Transport Rating Tool via Traffic Impact Studies," Journal of Traffic and Logistics Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 30-35, June 2013. doi: 10.12720/jtle.1.1.30-35
    • Jawad, D., Ozbay, K. and Nassif, H. (2007), “Lifecycle Cost Optimization of Infrastructures Using Genetic Algorithms and Monte Carlo Simulations”, International Journal of Reliability of Structures
    • Ozbay, K., Jawad, D., Parker, H., and Hussein, S. (2004), “Life Cycle Cost Analysis: State of-the-Practice vs. State-of-the-Art”, Journal of Transportation Research Board, No.1864, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, DC, 2004, pp. 62-70
  • Conference Preceedings
    • Jawad, D., Salameh, L. (2020). “Development of Micro-Simulation Traffic & Emission Model to Evaluate Existing Air Quality: Case Study: Naher-El Kaleb -Maamltein Highway”, Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference, (June 30-July 3,2020), San Francisco, USA
    • Jawad, D., Salameh, L. (2019). “The Role of Psychology and Habit in the Choice Making Process of Car Users: the Case of Lebanon”. Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development ICTD (June 9-12, 2019), Virginia, USA. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482575.019
    • Rouhana, F., Jawad, D. (2019) “Road Traffic Fatalities Forecasts Based on Cointegration Analysis”. Proceedings of the ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development ICTD (June 9-12, 2019), Virginia, USA. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482575.014
    • Jawad, D., Matar, J., Hajj, C. (2019),“The Penetration and Impact of BIM Implementation in the Construction Industry in Lebanon” Proceedings of the International Business Information Management Conference (34th IBIMA) Madrid, Spain (13-14 November 2019)
    • Jawad, D., Matar, J., Hajj, C. (2019),“ Status of BIM in the Construction Industry: A pilot Study in Lebanon” Proceedings of the International Business Information Management Conference (34th IBIMA) Madrid, Spain (13-14 November 2019)
    • Barouke, C., Jawad, D., Rouhana, F. (2019) “A Study of Beirut Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System Feasibility Using Probabilistic Approach”, Proceedings of The 4th Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, IEEE, Lebanon, (July 3-5, 2019), Lebanon. DOI: 10.1109/ACTEA.2019.8851083
    • Ayache, M., Jawad, D., Rouhana, F., Aouad, C. (2019) “Sensitivity Analysis of Personal Rapid Transit(PRT) Parameters in Urban Setting Case Study: Beirut Central District”, Proceedings of The 4th Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, IEEE, Lebanon, (July 3-5, 2019), Lebanon DOI:10.1109/ACTEA.2019.8851114
    • Rouhana, F., Jawad, D., Atieh, M. (2019). “Determining High Risk Road Segments using Spatial Statistical Analysis - Case Study: Mount Lebanon”. Proceedings of the Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region CECAR 8 (April 16-19, 2019), Tokyo, Japan.
    • Jawad, D., Harb, J., Najem, G., Khairallah, R., Rouhana, F. (2019). “Street Resilience Modeling for Beirut Disaster”. Proceedings of the Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region CECAR 8 (April 16-19, 2019), Tokyo, Japan
    • Rohana, F., Jawad, D., Attieh, M. (2019) “Geospatial Statistical Analysis Of Road Traffic Accidents And Mortality” Proceedings of the 99th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 2019
    • Jawad, D., Ayashe, M., Youssef, R. (2018) “Investigating Viability of Personal Transit Rapid (PRT) in Existing Central Business District: Study Case of Beirut, Proceedings of City Street3 Conference, NDU, Lebanon. November 2018
    • Ghanimeh, S., Jabbour, C., Jawad, D. (2018), “Starting Up a Bioenergy Business in a Developed Country”, Proceedings of the A&WMA’s 111th Annual Conference & Exhibition, Connecticut, June 2018
    • Jawad, D., Mdawar, Y. & Ghanimeh, S. (2017), “Framework for Conducting Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Infrastructure Facilities”, Proceedings of the ASCE India - Urbanization Challenges In Emerging Economies, New Delhi – India, December 2017. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784482025.047
    • Jawad, D. (2016) “Probabilistic Cost-Benefit Analysis for Shifting Transit Vehicles from Gasoline to Compressed Natural Gas in Lebanon”. Proceedings of International Conference on Transportation and Development 2016-ASCE pp. 574-587. doi: 10.1061/9780784479926.053, Houston - USA
    • Ghanimeh S., Jawad, D. and Semaan, P. (2016) “Quantification of Construction and Demolition Waste: a Measure Toward Effective Modeling”, The 3rdInternational Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, IEEE, Lebanon, July 13- 15, 2016, pp. 83-86. 10.1109/ACTEA.2016.7560117
    • Jawad, D., Ghanimeh, S., Tohme, M., Alam, E., Houeiss, J. (2016), “Sustainable Engineering Education: The Case Study of Construction and Demolition Waste in a Fast Growing City”, Proceedings of the International Perspective on Water Resources & the Environment (IPWE) conference, by ASCE-EWRI, Colombo –Sri Lanka, Jan 4-6,2016
    • Jawad, D. (2015), “An Ex-Post Evaluation of Land Readjustment vs Eminent Domain: A case study of Sidon” Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 7-10, 2015, Cambridge, MA USA
    • Jawad, D. and Sayed, L. (2014) “Building Stakeholders Consensus in Transportation Projects via Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Methods”. T&DI Congress 2014, ASCE: pp. 627-640. doi:10.1061/9780784413586.060