People

Dr Mohammad Mojtahedi

Senior Lecturer
Construction Management and Property, Construction Project Management

PhD (USyd), MEngSc., B.E. (Industrial), PEng, PMP

Room: 
3006
Building: 
Red Centre West Wing
Phone: 
+61 (2) 9385 5970
Bio: 

Mohammad Mojtahedi is a Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator of Master of Construction Project Management (MCPM) at Faculty of Built Environment. He completed his PhD in the School of Civil Engineering at The University of Sydney in 2014. He has applied his knowledge in disaster risk management and resiliency in buildings and infrastructure. He has currently focused on research about temporary spaces and camps for displaced populations and refugees using a lean philosophy. This research has focused on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 developed by United Nation Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNSIDR). He has professional industry experience in project planning and management of large-scale and complex infrastructure. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI). He has developed a new capstone course and a digitalised flipped classroom with blended learning principles aligned with UNSW2025 Strategy.

 

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Research Activities: 

Topic 1: Disaster Risk Management in Buildings and Infrastructure

Living in a changing environment is one of the most important challenges facing Australia. Mohammad has focused on climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and construction management research topics to identify strategies to develop sustainable and resilient built environments that can all thrive in a changing environment. His research interest covers the following topics:

  • Managing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction projects
  • Reducing risks in the built environment
  • Assessment of critical infrastructure
  • Natural disaster standards for National Construction Code (NCC)

Topic 2: Building Construction Management and Project Planning

Construction project management is a multidisciplinary area and his research has focused on the following topics:

  • Quantitative and qualitative risk assessment
  • Mathematical modelling and optimisation
  • Decision-making methods and techniques
  • Lean construction
  • Strategic construction management
  • Implementation an effective EPMO in construction organisations
Grants: 
  • PhD Scientia Scholarship Grant, UNSW, 2018-2022 - value $200,000
  • PhD UIPA Scholarship for a second Scientia Scholarship candidate, UNSW, 2018-2022 - value $120,000
  • Travel grant supported by Volkswagen Foundation and the University of Hanover 2017 - value $5,000
  • Travel grant supported by PVC Research to attend U21 ECR Workshop 2017 - value $3,000
  • Travel grant supported by Universitas Indonesia to present in symposium 2017 - value $3,000
  • Early Career Research (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2017 - value $11,000
  • Teaching and Learning grant, University of New South Wales 2017 - value $10,000
  • Faculty Research Grant, University of New South Wales 2017 - value $8,000
  • Inspired Learning Initiative (ILI) grant for BLDG2011_Building Services course, Value $20,000
  • Early Career Research (ECR) grant, University of New South Wales 2016 - value $8,000
  • Scholarship for Learning and Teaching grant, University of New South Wales 2016 - value $3,000
  • Course Design Competition grant, University of New South Wales 2016 - value $8,000
Awards: 
  • Learning and Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Built Environment, 2017
  • UNSW Scientia Scholarship grant to supervise a PhD student, 2018-2022
  • Nominated by PVC Education to represent Faculty of Built Environment at Inspired Learning Summit 2017
  • UNSW ECR Delegate, U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop, Santiago, Chile, 2017
  • Appreciation for the higher contributor of CMP Discipline, UNSW, 2017
  • Best conference paper award, ICES award for research in the field of infrastructure, Salford, U.k., 2017
  • High Achiever of Course and Teaching Evaluation and Improvement (CATEI), UNSW, 2016
  • Appreciation for the higher contributor of CMP Discipline, UNSW, 2016
  • Professional Project Management (PMP) awarded by Project Management Institute (PMI), 2016
  • Research Excellence Award, Engineers Australia, 2012, 2013
  • Research Excellence Award, School of Civil Engineering, University of Sydney, 2013
  • Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Sydney, 2012
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), 2011-2014
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • Civil Engineering School Top-Up Scholarship, 2013-2015
  • The Best Lecturer award from Tehran Institute of Technology (MFT) in 2008
  • Professional Engineer assessed and recognised by Engineers Australia (Ref: Contact ID 3979154)
Publications:
Book Chapters

Mojtahedi MS; Newton S; Tahmasebinia F, 2017, 'An Additive Statistical Modeling Approach to the Analysis of Transport Infrastructure Flood Risk-Based Resilience', in Hromadka T; Rao P (ed.), Flood Risk Management, Intech, pp. 107-128, 10.5772/intechopen.69232

Mojtahedi MS; Mousavi S, 2011, 'A New Non-Parametric Statistical Approach to Assess Risks Associated with Climate Change in Construction Projects Based on LOOCV Technique', in Nota G (ed.), Risk Management Trends, INTECH Open Access Publisher, Croatia, pp. 65-88

Journal articles

Moaveni S; Banihashemi SY; Mojtahedi M, 2019, 'A Conceptual Model for a Safety-Based Theory of Lean Construction', BUILDINGS, vol. 9, 10.3390/buildings9010023

Kabirifar K; Mojtahedi M, 2019, 'The impact of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phases on project performance: A case of large-scale residential construction project', Buildings, vol. 9, 10.3390/buildings9010015

Didehvar N; Teymourifard M; Mojtahedi M; Sepasgozar S, 2018, 'An investigation on Virtual Information Modeling acceptance based on project management knowledge areas', Buildings, vol. 8, 10.3390/buildings8060080

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2017, 'Critical attributes for proactive engagement of stakeholders in disaster risk management', International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 21, pp. 35-43, 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.10.017

Mojtahedi M; Newton S; Von Meding J, 2017, 'Predicting the resilience of transport infrastructure to a natural disaster using Cox’s proportional hazards regression model', Natural Hazards, vol. 85, pp. 1119-1133, 10.1007/s11069-016-2624-2

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2017, 'The impact of stakeholder attributes on performance of disaster recovery projects: The case of transport infrastructure', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 35, pp. 841-852, 10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.02.006

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2016, 'Coastal buildings and infrastructure flood risk analysis using multi-attribute decision-making', Journal of Flood Risk Management, vol. 9, pp. 87-96, 10.1111/jfr3.12120

Meysam Mousavi S; Hashemi H; Mojtahedi M, 2014, 'An integrated approach for risk assessment in port projects', Advanced Computational Techniques in Electromagnetics, vol. 2014, pp. 1-11, 10.5899/2014/acte-00171

Mojtahedi SMH; Oo B-L, 2014, 'Development of an Index to Measure Stakeholder Approaches toward Disasters in the Built Environment', 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE, INCORPORATING THE 3RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ANDROID DISASTER RESILIENCE NETWORK, vol. 18, pp. 95-102, 10.1016/S2212-5671(14)00918-6

Oo BL; Mojtahedi SMH, 2014, 'Stakeholders’ approaches to disaster risk reduction in built environment', Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 23, pp. 356-369

Mojtahedi SMH; Oo BL, 2014, 'Stakeholders’ approaches to disaster risk reduction in built environment', Disaster Prevention and Management, vol. 23, pp. 356-369, 10.1108/DPM-11-2013-0209

Mousavi SM; Makui A; Raissi S; Mojtahedi M, 2012, 'A multi-criteria decision-making approach with interval numbers for evaluating project risk responses', International Journal of Engineering, Transactions B: Applications, vol. 25, pp. 121-129, 10.5829/idosi.ije.2012.25.02b.05

Mousavi SM; Raissi S; Vahdani B; Mojtahedi M, 2011, 'A Fuzzy Decision-Making Methodology for Risk Response Planning in Large-Scale Projects', Journal of Optimization in Industrial Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 57-70, http://www.qjie.ir/?_action=article&au=289&_au=Seyed+Mohammad++Hossein

Mousavi SM; Tavakkoli-Moghaddam R; Hashemi H; Mojtahedi M, 2011, 'A novel approach based on non-parametric resampling with interval analysis for large engineering project risks', Safety Science, vol. 49, pp. 1340-1348, 10.1016/j.ssci.2011.05.004

Hashemi H; Mousavi SM; Mojtahedi M, 2011, 'Bootstrap technique for risk analysis with interval numbers in bridge construction projects', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 137, pp. 600-608, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000344

Mousavi SM; Tavakkoli-Moghaddam R; Azaron A; Mojtahedi M; Hashemi H, 2011, 'Risk assessment for highway projects using jackknife technique', Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 38, pp. 5514-5524, 10.1016/j.eswa.2010.10.085

Erfani SZ; Shahgholiyan K; Dahmarde N; Mojtahedi M, 2010, 'Applying knowledge management implementation model in Water Resources Management Company by the purpose of continuous improvement', Chinese Business Review, vol. 09, 10.17265/1537-1506/2010.07.004

Makui A; Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM, 2010, 'Project risk identification and analysis based on group decision making methodology in a fuzzy environment', International Journal of Management Science and Engineering Management, vol. 5, pp. 108-118, 10.1080/17509653.2010.10671098

Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM; Makui A, 2010, 'Project risk identification and assessment simultaneously using multi-attribute group decision making technique', Safety Science, vol. 48, pp. 499-507, 10.1016/j.ssci.2009.12.016

Ebrahimnejad S; Mousavi SM; Mojtahedi M, 2009, 'A fuzzy decision-making model for risk ranking with an application to an onshore gas refinery', International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, vol. 1, pp. 38-38, 10.1504/IJBCRM.2009.028950

Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM; Aminian A, 2009, 'A non-parametric statistical approach for analyzing risk factor data in risk management process', Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 9, pp. 113-121, 10.3923/jas.2009.113.120

Conference Papers

Mojtahedi MS; Newton S; Tahmasebinia F, 2017, 'A DESIGN METHODS APPROACH TOWARDS IMPROVED COST MANAGEMENT OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE', in International Research Conference 2017 : Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment - conference proceedings, International Research Conference 2017 : Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment - conference proceedings, University of Salford, Salford, UK., presented at International Research Conference 2017 : Shaping Tomorrow's Built Environment - conference proceedings, University of Salford, Salford, UK., 11 - 12 September 2017, http://usir.salford.ac.uk/44058/

Mojtahedi; Oo BL; Mengdi Sun, 2017, 'An evidence-based interpersonal competency assessment framework (I-CAF) for construction', in AUBEA Conference Proceedings, RMIT University Australia, Melbourne, pp. 275-283, presented at The 41st Australiasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Melbourne, 03 - 05 July 2017

Sargolzaei, S; Sepasgozar SM; Mojtahedi M, 2016, 'Modeling Urban Technology Acceptance: Factor Analysis Approach', in Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, The 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR), Hong Kong, presented at The 16th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR), Hong Kong, 11 - 13 December 2016

Mojtahedi M, 2016, 'Prioritization of Critical Factors for Resilience of Transport Infrastructure: The Sendai Framework', in Domingo N; Wilkinson S (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience held at Auckland, New Zealand, Massey University and The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 582-589, presented at The 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, Auckland, New Zealand, 07 - 09 September 2016, http://buildresilience2016.nz/?page_id=439

Mojtahedi M; Newton S, 2015, 'An analysis of the factors that determine the economic impact of flooding on road transport infrastructure in Australia', in RICS (ed.), COBRA AUBEA 2015, RICS, Sydney, pp. 1-8, presented at COBRA AUBEA 2015, Sydney, 08 - 10 July 2015, http://www.rics.org/Global/An%20Analysis%20of%20the%20Factors%20that%20Determine%20the%20Economic%20Impact%20of%20Flooding%20on%20Road%20Transport%20Infrastructure%20in%20Australia.pdf

Mojtahedi M; Newton S, 2015, 'Stakeholder Proactive Approach in Floodplain Risk Management in NSW Built Environment', in FMA (ed.), Proceedings FMA National Conference 2015, FMA, Brisbane, pp. 1-9, presented at FMA National Conference 2015, Brisbane, 19 - 22 May 2015, http://www.floodplainconference.com/papers2015/Mohammad%20Mojtahedi%20Full%20Paper.pdf

Mojtahedi MS; Oo B, 2014, 'Flood Disaster Risk Management in NSW Transport Infrastructure: Councils’ Approaches', in Flood Disaster Risk Management in NSW Transport Infrastructure: Councils’ Approaches, 54th Floodplain Management Association Conference, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, presented at 54th Floodplain Management Association Conference, Deniliquin, NSW, Australia, 17 - 20 May 2014, http://www.floodplainconference.com/papers2014.php

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2013, 'Theoretical Framework for Stakeholders’ Disaster Response Index in the Built Environment', in Kajewski S; Manley K; Hampson K (eds.), Proceedings of the CIB World Congress 2013, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, presented at CIB World Congress 2013, Brisbane, 05 - 09 May 2013, http://www.conference.net.au/cibwbc13/papers/cibwbc2013_submission_169.pdf

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2012, 'Flood Risks to Australian Coastal Buildings and Infrastructure: A socio-economic and built environment approach.', in Proceedings f the AUBEA 2012 Conference, UNSW, Sydney, presented at 2012 AUBEA Conference, Sydney, 04 - 06 July 2012

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2012, 'Possibility of applying lean in postdisaster reconstruction: An evaluation study', in IGLC 2012 - 20th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 20th International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), San Diego, USA, presented at 20th International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), San Diego, USA, 01 - 01 July 2012

Mojtahedi MSH; Oo BL, 2012, 'Stakeholders' approaches towards natural disasters in built environment: A theoretical framework', in Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2012 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference, pp. 133-142

Mojtahedi M; Oo BL, 2011, 'Climate Change Disaster Analysis: Socio-economic and built environment approach', in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM 2011): Promoting Transformaion of the Construction Industry, China Architecture & Building Press, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, presented at International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management (ICCREM), Guangzhou University, Guangzhou, China, 18 - 19 November 2011

Erfani SZ; Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM, 2010, 'Evaluating and implementing of knowledge management in the mobile telephone switching office', in 5th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT2010, 5th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT2010, Singapore, pp. 904-909, presented at 5th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT2010, Singapore, 01 - 01 July 2010, 10.1109/ICMIT.2010.5492812

Tavakkoli-Moghaddam R; Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM; Aminian A, 2009, 'A jackknife technique to estimate the standard deviation in a project riskseverity data analysis', in 2009 International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2009, International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE39), France, pp. 1325-1329, presented at International Conference on Computers & Industrial Engineering (CIE39), France, 01 - 01 July 2009

Ebrahimnejad S; Mousavi SM; Mojtahedi M, 2008, 'A fuzzy BOT project risk evaluation model in iranian power plant industry', in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008, The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, pp. 1038-1042, presented at The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 01 - 01 December 2008, 10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738028

Mousavi SE; Heydar M; Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM, 2008, 'A fuzzy multi objective decision making approach for locating undesirable facilities and hazardous materials', in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 1094-1098, presented at 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, Bangkok, Thailand, 01 - 01 September 2008, 10.1109/ICMIT.2008.4654521

Ebrahimnejad S; Mousavi SM; Mojtahedi M, 2008, 'A model for risk evaluation in construction projects based on fuzzy MADM', in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 305-310, presented at 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, 01 - 01 September 2008, 10.1109/ICMIT.2008.4654381

Alborzi S; Aminian A; Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM, 2008, 'An analysis of project risks using the non-parametric bootstrap technique', in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, pp. 1295-1299, presented at 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 01 - 01 December 2008, 10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738079

Mousavi SM; Malekly H; Hashemi H; Mojtahedi M, 2008, 'A two-phase fuzzy decision making methodology for Bridge Scheme Selection', in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008, The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, pp. 415-419, presented at The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 01 - 01 December 2008, 10.1109/IEEM.2008.4737902

Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM; Aminian A, 2008, 'Fuzzy Group Decision Making: A case using ftopsis in mega project risk identification and analysis concurrently', in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008, The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, pp. 1769-1773, presented at The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 01 - 01 December 2008, 10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738176

Heydar M; Tavakkoli-Moghaddam R; Mousavi SM; Mojtahedi M, 2008, 'Fuzzy multi criteria decision making method for temporary storage design in industrial plants', in 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008, The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, pp. 1154-1158, presented at The IEEE International conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore, 01 - 01 December 2008, 10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738051

Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM; Makoui A, 2008, 'Risk identification and analysis concurrently: Group decision making approach', in Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 299-304, presented at th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT, Bangkok, Thailand, 01 - 01 September 2008, 10.1109/ICMIT.2008.4654380

Makui A; Mojtahedi M; Mousavi SM, 2007, 'Introducing new and practical risk identification methods in infrastructure projects', in Proceedings of the first international risk congress. 2007, Iranian First international risk congress, Tehran, Iran, presented at Iranian First international risk congress, Tehran, Iran, 01 - 01 January 2007