Faculty

Mohamed H. Issa, PhD, PEng, LEED Green Associate


Assistant Professor
Construction Engineering and Management
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Manitoba

E3-589, EITC, 15 Gillson Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2

Phone: (204) 474-8786
Fax: (204) 474-7513
Email: Mohamed.Issa@umanitoba.ca

Research Interests

  • Life Cycle Costing/ Whole Life Costing of Green Buildings
  • Energy Efficiency of Green Buildings
  • Green Building/ Environmentally-Friendly Technologies
  • Environmental Assessment Tools
  • Green Building Education and Training
  • ICT and Collaborative Decision-Making
  • Interactive Workspaces
  • Health and Safety Management in Construction
  • Disability Management in Construction


Publications

Refereed Journal Papers

Ouf, M., and Issa M.H. (2017). “The Effect of Occupancy on Electricity Use in Three Canadian Schools”, Journal of Green Building, fully accepted, in press.

Sadick, A., and Issa M.H. (2017). “Differences in Teachers’ Satisfaction with Indoor Environmental Quality and their Well-Being in New, Renovated and Non-Renovated Schools”, Indoor and Built Environment, fully accepted, in press.

Ouf, M., and Issa M.H. (2017). “Energy Consumption Analysis of School Buildings in Manitoba, Canada”, International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, fully accepted, in press.

Ouf, M., Issa M.H., Azzouz, A. and Sadick, A. (2017). “Effectiveness of Using Wi-Fi Technologies to Detect and Predict Building Occupancy”, Sustainable Buildings, 2, 7. 1-10.

Sadick, A., and Issa M.H. (2017). “Occupants’ Indoor Environmental Quality Satisfaction Factors as Measures of School Teachers’ Well-Being”, Building and Environment, 119, 99-109.

Radwan, A., and Issa M.H. (2017). “An Evaluation of Indoor Environmental Quality and Occupant Well-Being in Manitoba School Buildings”, Journal of Green Building, 12(1), 123-141.

Bockstael D., and Issa M.H. (2016). “A Methodology for Contractor Clash Detection Using Building Information Modelling on Commercial Construction Projects”, Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 21, 233-249.

Ouf, M., Issa M.H., and Merkel P. (2016). “Analysis of Real-Time Electricity Consumption in Canadian School Buildings”, Energy and Buildings, 128, 530-539.

Afshari H., Issa M.H., and Radwan A. (2016). “Using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis to Evaluate Barriers to the Greening of Existing Buildings using the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 127(5), 195-203.

Winter J., Issa M.H., Quaigrain, R., Dick, K. and Regehr, J. (2016). “Evaluating Disability Management in the Manitoban Construction Industry for Injured Workers Returning to the Workplace with a Disability”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 43(2), 109-117.

Issa M.H., Attalla M., Rankin J.H., and Christian A.J. (2013). “Detailed Analysis of the Design, Construction, Operation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation Costs of Toronto Schools”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, 19(1), 1-11.

Issa M.H., Rankin J.H., Attalla M., and Christian A.J. (2011). “Absenteeism, Student Performance and Occupant Satisfaction with the Indoor Environment of Toronto Schools”, Indoor and Built Environment, 20(5), 511-523.

Issa M.H., Attalla M., Rankin J.H., and Christian A.J. (2011). “Energy Consumption in Conventional, Energy-retrofitted and Green LEED Toronto Schools”, Construction Management and Economics, 29(4), 383-395.

Issa M.H., Rankin J.H., and Christian A.J. (2010). “Canadian Practitioners’ Perception of Research Work Investigating the Cost Premiums, Long-Term Costs and Health and Productivity Benefits of Green Buildings”, Building and Environment, 45(7), 1698-1711.

Issa M.H., Attalla M., Rankin J.H., and Christian, A.J. (2010). “Detailed Analysis of Electricity, Water, and Gas Consumption Quantities and Costs in Toronto Schools”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering,37(1), 25-36.

Issa M.H., Rankin J.H., Christian A.J., and Pemberton, E.A. (2008). "Lessons Learned from the Use of Interactive Workspaces for Student Team Design Project Meetings", Journal of Information Technology for Construction (ITCon), Special Issue: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Design and Construction, 13, 674-690.

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings (only recent)

Ouf, M., and Issa, M. H. (2017). “The Effect of Occupant Behaviour on Real-Time Electricity Consumption in School Spaces”, 2017 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE 17), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 5-7, 2017 [Invited paper].

Akom, J., Sadick, A., Issa, M. H., Duhoux, M., and Rashwan, S. (2017). “Validation of a Methodology to Evaluate Indoor Environmental Quality in Green Residential Buildings”, 2017 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) International Construction Specialty Conference, 123, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31 - June 3, 2017.

Bezalel, O., and Issa, M. H. (2017). “Developing a Maturity Model to Evaluate the Health and Safety of Sustainable Building Projects”, 2017 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) International Construction Specialty Conference, 117, Vancouver, British Columbia, May 31 - June 3, 2017.

Bezalel, O., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “A Literature Review of Sustainable Health and Safety in the Construction Industry”, 2016 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), 94, Toronto, Ontario, September 20-22, 2016.

Sadick, A., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “Space Level Condition Assessment of School Building Elements”, 2016 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), 84, Toronto, Ontario, September 20-22, 2016.

Akom, J., Sadick, A., Issa, M. H., Duhoux, M., and Rashwan, S. (2016). “A Mixed-Methods Research Methodology for Evaluating Indoor Environmental Quality in Green and Conventional Residential Homes”, 2016 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), 111, Toronto, Ontario, September 20-22, 2016.

Quaigrain, R., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “Validation of the Construction Disability Management Maturity Model Using Analytical Hierarchy Process”, 2016 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference (COBRA), 100, Toronto, Ontario, September 20-22, 2016.

Ouf, M., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “The Effect of Occupant Behaviour on Real-Time Electricity Consumption in School Spaces”, 2016 Sustainable Built Environment Conference of the Americas Including the Green Building Festival (SBE 16), Toronto, Ontario, September 19-20, 2016 [received Best Paper Award].

Bezalel, O., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “A Critical Review of Existing Construction Health and Safety Evaluation Tools”, 2016 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conference, GEN-253, London, Ontario, June 1-4, 2016.

Sadick, A., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “A Methodology to Assess School Buildings’ Indoor Environmental Quality and Physical Condition in Relation to Teachers’ Well-Being”, 2016 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conference, GEN-84, London, Ontario, June 1-4, 2016.

Akom, J., Sadick, A., Issa, M. H., Duhoux, M., and Rashwan, S. (2016). “A Review of Research Investigating Indoor Environmental Quality in Green and Conventional Residential Buildings”, 2016 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conference, GEN-82, London, Ontario, June 1-4, 2016.

Quaigrain, R., and Issa, M. H. (2016). “Development of Metrics to Evaluate Disability Management and Safety Performance in the Construction Industry”, 2016 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conference, GEN-88, London, Ontario, June 1-4, 2016.

Rankin, J., Haas, C., Nasir, H., Issa, M. H., Quaigrain, R. and Froese, T., (2015). “Assessing the Management Practices for Small to Medium Sized Canadian General Contractor Organizations”, CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7-10, 2015.

Quaigrain, R. and Issa, M. H. (2015). “A Model to Evaluate the Maturity of Construction Organizations’ Disability Management Practices”, CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7-10, 2015.

Ouf, M. and Issa, M. H. (2015). “A Methodology to Evaluate the Effects of School Buildings’ Occupancy and Usage on their Energy Consumption”, CSCE International Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 7-10, 2015.

Bartlett, K., Brown, C., Chu, A., Ebrahimi, G., Gorgolewski, M., Hodgson, M., Issa, M., Mallory-Hill, S., Ouf, M., Scannell, L., Turcato, A. (2014). “Do our Buildings Perform as Intended?”, World Sustainable Building 14 Conference, October 28-30, 2014.

Quaigrain, R., and Issa, M. H. (2014). “A Critical Review of the Literature on Disability Management in the Construction Industry”, 30th ARCOM Annual Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, September 1-3, 2014.

Ouf, M., Issa, M. H. and Mallory-Hill, S. (2014). “A Protocol for Evaluating School Buildings’ Energy Consumption”, 30th ARCOM Annual Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, September 1-3, 2014.

Sadick, A., Mallory-Hill, S. and Issa, M. H. (2014). “Development of a Protocol for Measuring Indoor Environmental Quality in Office and School Buildings”, 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Hong Kong, July 7-12, 2014.

Radwan, A., Issa, M. H. and Mallory-Hill, S. (2014). “A Review of Research Investigating Buildings’ Indoor Environmental Quality and its Relation to Energy Performance”, 2014 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conference, GEN-49, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 28-31, 2014.

Sadick, A., Mallory-Hill, S. and Issa, M. H. (2014). “A Literature Review Investigating Indoor Environmental Factors Causing Workplace Stress”, 2014 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conference, GEN-72, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 28-31, 2014.

Peer Reviewed Conference Abstracts

Gorgolewski, M., Bartlett, K., Brown, C., Chu, A., Ebrahimi, G., Hodgson, M., Issa, M. H. , Mallory-Hill, S., Ouf, M., Scannell, L., Turcato, A. (2014). “Do our Buildings Perform as Intended? Building Performance Assessment of Nine Canadian Green Buildings”, World Sustainable Building 14 Conference, October 28-30, 2014.

Rashwan, S., Issa, M. H. and Duhoux, M. (2014). “A Preliminary Analysis of the Energy Performance of LEED Residential Homes”, National Conference on Building and Facility Operations, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 14-15, 2014.

Ouf, M., Radwan, A., Issa M. H. and Mallory-Hill, S. (2014). “Methods Used to Conduct a Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Green vs. Non-Green School Buildings in Canada”, Environmental Design Research Association Conference (EDRA45), New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, May 28-31, 2014.

Issa M.H. (2013), “Post Occupancy Evaluation of Canadian School Buildings: The Case of Ontario and Manitoba School Buildings”, Environmental Design Research Association Conference (EDRA44), Providence, Rhode Island, United States, May 29-June 1, 2013.

Peer Reviewed Conference Posters

Bartlett, K., Brown, C., Chu, A., Ebrahimi, G., Gorgolewski, M., Hodgson, M., Issa, M., H., Mallory-Hill, S., Ouf, M., Scannell, L., Turcato, A. (2014). “Canadian Building Performance Evaluation Project”, World Sustainable Building 14 Conference, October 28-30, 2014.

White Papers

Rashwan, S., Duhoux, M., and Issa, M. H. (2017). “Energy Performance Evaluation of LEED Homes in Manitoba”, ft3 Architects.

Reports

Akom, J. and Issa, M. H. (2016). “Development and Validation of a Mixed Methodology to Evaluate IEQ in LEED- and Non LEED-Certified Homes: The case of Brandon Homes”, ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Rankin, J., Froese, T., Haas, C., Issa, M., Nasir, H., and Quaigrain, R. (2014). “Enhancing the Performance and Productivity of the Canadian Construction Industry through Appropriate Digital Technology Adoption”, The Digital Technology Adoption Pilot Program, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Sadick, A., Issa, M. H. and Mallory-Hill, S. (2014). “Developing and Validating a Protocol to Evaluate Indoor Environmental Quality in Office Buildings: A Pilot Study”, Stantec Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Issa, M.H. and Veitch J.A. (2011). “Connecting Canadian Building and Health Scientists: the Canadian Building and Health Sciences Network”, National Research Council – Institute for Research in Construction, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Magazine Articles

Issa M.H. (2011). “How Green is that Office Building in the Window?”, Canadian Journal of Green Building and Design, Summer 2011, 48-49.

Issa M.H. and Rankin J.H. (2009). “Sustainable Construction and Energy Consumption: A Critical Look at Recent Literature”, Canadian Civil Engineer (CCE), Winter Issue, 8-10.

"Featured in" Articles

Skrabek, A. (2014). “Building Information Modelling – Research at the University of Manitoba”. Manitoba Heavy Construction Association’s Groundbreaker, Q4 2014 issue, 66-69.

“Evaluating the Accessibility of the Manitoba Construction Industry to Physically Disabled Construction Workers and its Relation to Safety Performance” (2014). Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba Research and Workplace Innovation Program Annual Report, 2013 issue, 12.

Invited and Keynote Presentations

Issa, M. H. (2017). “The Effect of Occupant Behaviour on Real-Time Electricity Consumption in School Spaces”, 2017 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE 17), Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 7th, 2017

Issa M.H. (2014, 2016), “Life Cycle Assessment”, BIOE 4700: Alternative Building Design, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, December 3rd, 2014; November 25th, 2016

Issa M.H. (2014), “Green Building”, CIVL 4590: Capstone Design Project, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, January 21st, 2014

Issa M.H. (2013), “Post Occupancy Evaluation of Canadian School Buildings: The Case of Ontario and Manitoba School Buildings”, Environmental Design Research Association Conference (EDRA44), Providence, Rhode Island, United States, May 31st, 2013

Issa M.H. (2011), “The Canadian Green Building Initiative: Post Occupancy Evaluation of Canadian Green Schools”, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACE) – Manitoba Section, Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 27, 2011



Department of Civil Engineering | University of Manitoba