Zeeshan Aziz

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Article history: Accepted 11 February 2008 Construction projects are information-intensive in nature and require site personnel to have continuous ondemand access to information such as project plans, drawings, schedules, and budgets. Awareness of a user's context (such as user profile, role, preferences, task, and existing project conditions) can enhance(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha-dependent apoptosis of alveolar macrophages (AM) after infection with avirulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) results in bacillary death and the destruction of a growth niche for the pathogen. This response is minimized after infection with virulent strains of Mtb. To study the genetic control of Mtb-induced apoptosis,(More)
The information intensive nature of construction projects requires project team members to have on-demand access to project information. However, existing mobile communication deployments in the construction industry rely on static modes of information delivery and do not take into account the worker’s changing context and dynamic project conditions. This(More)
Existing mobile IT applications in the construction industry are constrained by their reliance on static methods of information delivery, which are often not appropriate to meet changing work demand resulting from dynamic project conditions. This paper focuses on a new interaction paradigm i.e. context-aware information delivery (CAID), which promises to(More)
This research was designed to assess the significance of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) standards to enhance efficiency in the Qatari construction industry. The need for more efficient processes arose in part from the Qatari government’s increased level of investment in infrastructure and the accompanying desire to secure the country’s 2030(More)
Lean Construction (LC) is under the spotlight to improve the overall performance of civil construction projects in England. A strategic target of public clients is to effectively extend the current LC efforts, which have been mainly led by large companies to date, across small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This paper presents a summary of the initial(More)
In parallel with China’s growing construction market, there has been an influx of foreign architectural and engineering design firms into the Chinese construction market. Those firms generally form partnerships with local Chinese firms or institutions to overcome various complications in the country. Adding to the complexity, relatively recent technologies(More)