Research & Published Work

Literary Accomplishments

This page presents abstract information about Dr. Moud's research and publications.

Updated April 2021

     My research revolves around two main topics: (1) Construction Robotics Safety and (2) Sustainable Construction. I firmly believe that robotics would be the future of the construction industry. Introducing autonomous robots to job sites without proper safety cautions brings new types of hazards to an already hazardous industry. My research focus is on investigating safety risks and hazards associated with using unmanned vehicles and other types of automated systems on construction job sites. It further tries to provide easy-to-use decision-making tools that enable project managers to decide whether or not it is safe to deploy and use robotic agents on construction job sites considering job site environment, the number of existing workers and equipment on-site and other factors.

     Sustainable Construction is another research topic that interests me. We need to fundamentally rethink our work processes in order to mitigate & reverse the effects of climate change. The construction industry is one of the biggest industries, in any economy. It is necessary for the construction industry to rethink some of its long-standing work processes. It is important to be more efficient and more productive. My research in this area tries to address some of the sustainability-related problems that the construction industry is dealing with.

List of Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Izadi Moud, H., Hariharan, J., Zhang, Y., McIntyre, M., Franz, B., Flood, I., & Williams, J.* (2021). (Under review). “Auditory Response Risk of Delivery Drones in Urban Environments”, MDPI Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (IF: 2.9).

  2. Izadi Moud, H., Flood, I., Zhang, X., Abbasnejad, B., Rahgozar, P. & McIntyre, M. (2021). “Quantitative Assessment of Proximity Risks Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Construction”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, (IF: 3).

  3. Izadi Moud, H. (2021). “Our Future (Co-habitation) with Robots: Are Drones Safe?” Life in Naples Magazine (the most popular monthly magazine in Southwest Florida), February 2021 issue.

  4. Izadi Moud, H., Flood, I., & Shojaei, A. (2019). “Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flights in Construction”. International Journal on Advances in Systems & Measurements, 12 (1&2).

  5. Shojaei, A., Izadi Moud, H., & Flood, I., & (2019). “Forecasting of Florida Department of Transportation Future Projects’ Frequency by Using Elastic Net Regularization”. International Journal on Advances in Systems & Measurements, 12 (1&2).

  6. Izadi Moud, H., Razkenari, M. A., Flood, I. and Kibert, C. (2018). “A Flight Simulator for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flights over Construction Job Sites”. Advances in Informatics and Computing in Civil and Construction Engineering, pp 609-616.

  7. Mostafavi, E. S., Ramiyani, S. S., Sarvar, R., Izadi Moud, H., & Mousavi, S. M. (2013). “A hybrid computational approach to estimate solar global radiation: An empirical evidence from Iran”. Energy, 49, 204-210, (IF: 6).

  8. Abbasnejad, B., & Izadi Moud, H. (2013). “Construction Delays in Iranian Civil Engineering Projects: An Approach to the Financial Security of Construction Business”. Life Science Journal, 10(2), 2632-2637.

  9. Abbasnejad, B., & Izadi Moud, H. (2013). “BIM and Basic Challenges Associated with its Definitions, Interpretations and Expectations”. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, 3(2), 287-294.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings:

  1. Izadi Moud, H., Rahgozar, P., Weber, S., Capano, C., Flood, I. (2021). “Energy Life Cycle in Extraterrestrial Construction Projects: Is Building Underground an Option?” ASCE International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, Seattle, Washington.

  2. Izadi Moud, H., Adam, A., Weber, S., Nguyen, L., Flood, I., Karakhan, A., & Faxi, Y. (2021). “Role of Energy in Managing Extraterrestrial Construction Projects”. ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE) Conference, Orlando, FL, USA (accepted)..

  3. Hariharan, J., Izadi Moud, H., Sands, K., Capano, C., Stockinger, K., & Vowels, J. (2022). “Benchmarking Drinking Water Consumption during Construction Phase”. ASCE Construction Institute & Construction Research Congress Joint Conference 2022, Arlington, VA (under review).

  4. Karakhan, A., Al-Bayati, A., & Izadi Moud, H. (2022). “Impact of Green Construction on Safety Performance in the Built Environment”. ASCE Construction Institute & Construction Research Congress Joint Conference 2022, Arlington, VA (under review).

  5. Nguyen, L., Tsegaye, S., & Izadi Moud, H. (2022). “Vulnerability of Southwest Florida Water Infrastructure under the Impacts of Hurricane”. ASCE Construction Institute & Construction Research Congress Joint Conference 2022, Arlington, VA (under review).

  6. Izadi Moud, H., Flood, I., Capano, C., Zhang, Y. & Abbasnejad, B. (2020). “Safety of Ground Robot Operations in Construction Job Sites: A Qualitative Approach”. Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2020, Tempe, AZ.

  7. Capano, C., Hariharan, J., Izadi Moud, H., & Asutosh, A. (2020). “Construction Cost Predication Model Using Macro Economic Indicators.” Associated Schools of Construction International Conference.

  8. Williams, J.,* & Izadi Moud, H. (2021). “Drone Flight Simulator”. Florida Gulf Coast University Undergraduate Research Conference.

  9. Quevedo, H. S.,* & Izadi Moud, H. (2020). “Construction Cost Prediction Using Machine Learning and Deep Learning”. Florida Gulf Coast University Undergraduate Research Conference.

  10. Cooke, E.,* & Izadi Moud, H. (2020). “3D Printing Large-Scale Homes”. Florida Gulf Coast University Undergraduate Research Conference.

  11. Williams, J.,* & Izadi Moud, H. (2020). “The Psychological Study of Horror in Virtual Reality”. Florida Gulf Coast University Undergraduate Research Conference.

  12. Izadi Moud, H., Hakim, H., Kibert, C., Flood, I. & Hariharan J. (2020). “Sustainability Assessment of Data Centers beyond LEED”. IEEE Green Technologies 2020, Oklahoma City, OK.

  13. Izadi Moud, H., Flood, I., Shojaei, A., Zhang, Y., Zhang, X., Tadayon, M., & Hatami, M. (2019). “Qualitative Assessment of Indirect Risks Associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flights over Construction Job Sites”. ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE) Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  14. Zhang, X., Flood, I., Zhang, Y., Izadi Moud, H., & Hatami, M. (2019). “A Cost Model to Evaluate the Economic Performance of Contour Crafting”. ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering (i3CE) Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA

  15. Izadi Moud, H., Shojaei, A., and Flood, I. (2018). “Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flights over Construction Job Sites”. InfoComp 2018, Barcelona, Spain [Best Paper Award].

  16. Izadi Moud, H., Hakim, H., Shojaei, A. Kibert, C., & Flood, I. (2018). “Greening Data Centers: Beyond LEED Version 4”. Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2018, New Orleans, LA.

  17. Izadi Moud, H., Shojaei, A. & Flood, I. (2018). “Current and Future Applications of Unmanned Surface, Underwater and Ground Vehicles in Construction”. Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2018, New Orleans, LA.

  18. Shojaei, A., Izadi Moud, H., & Flood, I. (2018). “Proof of Concept for the Use of Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle in Built Environment Management”. Construction Research Congress (CRC) 2018, New Orleans, LA.

  19. Shojaei, A., Izadi Moud, H., and Flood, I. (2018). “The Need for Remote Artificial Intelligence Control of Space-Based Construction Projects: Multi-Agent-Based Last Planners, Local Centralized Controllers, and Hybrid Solutions to Decision-Making”. The 16th Biannual ASCE International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, Cleveland, Ohio, 2018.

  20. Izadi Moud, H., Shojaei, A., and Flood, I. (2018). “Monte Carlo Based Risk Analysis of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Flights over Construction Job Sites”. SimulTech 2018, Porto, Portugal.

  21. Shojaei, A., Izadi Moud, H., and Flood, I. (2018). “Forecasting of Florida Department of Transportation Future Projects’ Frequency by Multivariate Regression Model Using Elastic Net Regularization”. InfoComp 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

  22. Shojaei, A., Izadi Moud, H., Flood, I., and Hakim, H. (2018). “Feasibility Study of Small Unmanned Surface Vehicle Use in Built Environment Assessment”. Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, 2018.

  23. Kibert, C., Fenner, A., Izadi Moud, H., Hakim, H. and Ahmadzade, R. M. (2017). “Competing Visions for Building Materials Assessment in US Green Building Certification Programs”. World Sustainable Built Environment Conference (WSBE) 2017, Hong Kong.

  24. Pereira, R. E., Izadi Moud, H., & Gheisari, M. (2017). “Using Interactive Panoramic Scenes to Create Virtual Site Visit Experiences in Construction Education”. Lean and Computing in Construction Congress (LC3 2017). Crete, Greece.

  25. Izadi Moud, H. & Gheisari, M. (2016). “Coupling Wireless Sensor Networks and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Bridge Health Monitoring Systems”. The 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2016) Auburn, AL, USA.

  26. Izadi Moud, H., & Abbasnejad, B. (2012). “Factors Affecting Knowledge Transfer in Project Based Organizations”. The 10th International Conference on Knowledge Economy & Management (ICKEM 2012), Istanbul, Turkey.

  27. Abbasnejad, B., & Izadi Moud, H. (2012). “Leadership Functions and Challenges in Virtual Teams-A Review Paper”. International Proceedings of Economics Development & Research, 45.

White Papers:

  1. Izadi Moud, H., & Capano, C. (2020). “The Construction Industry during Coronavirus Pandemic”, presented in Lee County Building Industry Association (BIA) meeting.

  2. Izadi Moud, H., & Flood, I. (2020). “Stress response in construction workers approached by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle”.

  3. Izadi Moud, H., & Flood, I. (2020). “Investigating Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Missions in Chaotic Environments”.