Murat Gunduz

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INTRODUCTION The inherent and unique risks on construction projects quite often present key challenges to contractors. Health and safety risks are among the most significant risks in construction projects since the construction industry is characterized by a relatively high injury and death rate compared to other industries. In construction project(More)
OBJECTIVE In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, controlled study, we investigated the sensory, motor, and analgesic block characteristics oftwo diferent doses of morphine compared with saline when added to 0.5 percent levobupivacaine. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, double-blinded, controlled study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS,(More)
Priority rules are one of the frequently used methods in project programming with resource-constraints. In this paper, the effects of project size and number of resource constraints on project duration are compared to the performances of pre-selected priority rules. Ten projects in different sizes have been programmed with 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11(More)
Article history: Received 26 September 2010 Received in revised form 5 April 2011 Accepted 7 April 2011 Available online 2 May 2011 The construction industry in countries experiencing severe economic crisis has vital importance to get out of stagnation because of its direct relations with 200 different sectors. In this study, the relationship between the(More)
The purpose of this paper is to develop an understanding about the internal fraud and corruption problem in the Turkish construction industry. The reasons behind the internal fraud and corruption problem as well as the types of prevention methods were investigated; and as a result various recommendations were made. To this end, a risk awareness(More)
PURPOSE Spinal anesthesia for caesarean delivery is often associated with hypotension. This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of rapid crystalloid (Lactated Ringer's solution; LRS) or colloid (hydroxyethyl starch; HES) cohydration with a second intravenous access line on the incidence of hypotension and ephedrine requirement during spinal(More)
Increasing competitiveness in engineering industry pressurizes companies to improve productivity of every single element in processes. As a result of this pressure, increasing productivity of design staff and design systems is systematically investigated by industry professionals and researchers. Design reuse appears as an effective approach to increase(More)
Due to high number of design parameters and complexity of construction, hydroelectric power plant project costs are affected by many parameters. In this paper, 54 feasibility reports of hydroelectric power plant (HEPP) projects are analyzed. A database is constructed that has the project costs, design parameters and project features. The data set is(More)
It is of great importance to develop an occupational health and safety management system (OHS MS) to form a systemized approach to improve health and safety. It is a known fact that thousands of accidents and injuries occur in the construction industry. Most of these accidents occur in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This article provides a(More)
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