Javier Irizarry

Javier Irizarry

Assistant Professor

Director, CONECTech Lab

javier [dot] irizarry [at] coa [dot] gatech [dot] edu (Send Email)Phone: (404) 385-7609Fax: (404) 894-1641Office location: 500 Tenth Street NW

Dr. Javier Irizarry, P.E. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Building Construction at Georgia Tech. He is the Director of the CONECTech Lab which mission is to establish the framework for developing next generation technology enhanced solutions to construction environment problems by incorporating the cognitive processes of the human component of construction operations. Dr. Irizarry’s research interests include construction safety, HCI issues in mobile applications for AEC information access, Situation Awareness driven information system design, interactive visualization systems for AEC education, role-based decision support systems, and Unmanned Aerial Systems applications in AEC.


Educational Background
Ph.D., Purdue University

MEM, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

BSCE, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Fields

  • Mobile Computing in Construction
  • Human Factors
  • Construction Safety
  • IT Applications in AEC Education
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems in AEC

Research Groups/Labs

CONECTech Lab

Digital Building Laboratory (DBL)


Recent Publications

  • *Florez, L., Castro, D., and Irizarry, J. (2013) “Measuring Sustainability Perceptions of Construction Materials” Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Volume 13, No. 2, pages 217-234
  • Irizarry, J., *Gheisari, M., Meadati, P., and *Solfagarian, S. (2013) “Human Computer Interaction Modes for Construction Education Applications: Experimenting with Small Format Interactive Displays”, International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Volume: 9, Issue: 02, pages 83 – 101.
  • Irizarry, J., *Parvaresh Karan, E., and Jalaei, F. (2013) “Integrating BIM and GIS to improve the visual monitoring of construction supply chain management”, Journal of Automation in Construction, 31, 241-254
  • Irizarry, J., *Gheisari, M., Williams, G., and Walker, B. (2012) “InfoSpot: A mobile Augmented Reality method for accessing building information through a situation awareness approach”, Journal of Automation in Construction, 33, 11-23
  • Irizarry, J., and *Parvaresh Karan, E. (2012) “Optimizing Location of Tower Cranes on Construction Sites Through GIS and BIM Integration” Journal of Information Technology in Construction Journal of Information Technology in Construction (ITcon), Vol. 17, pg. 351-366
  • Meadati, P., Liou, F.S., Irizarry, J., and Akhnoukh, A.K. (2012) “Enhancing Visual Learning in Construction Education using BIM” International Journal of Polytechnic Studies, Vol. 1, No. 2,
  • Irizarry, J., *Gheisari, M., and Walker, B. N. (2012) “Usability Assessment of Drone Technology as Safety Inspection Tools,” Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 17, pg. 194-212
  • *Zolfagharian, S., *Nourbakhsh, M., Hussein Mydin, S., Mohamad Zin, R., and Irizarry, J. (2012) “A Conceptual Method of Constructability Improvement”, IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 456-459
  • *Nourbakhsh, M., *Zolfagharian, S., Zin, R.M., and Irizarry, J. (2012) “Affordable Software for Collaboration, Document Management, and on-site Information Management in Small- and Medium-sized Construction Companies”, IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 460-463
  • *Florez, L., Irizarry, J., Castro-Lacouture, D., Abdollahipour, S., and Jeong, H., (2012) “Feasibility of Implementing a Computer-Assisted PCC Rehabilitation Decision Support System in Georgia and Oklahoma” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Vol. 8, 281-300
  • Irizarry, J., *Gheisari, M., Meadati, P., and *Solfagarian, S. (2012) “Human Computer Interaction Modes for Construction Education Applications: Experimenting with Small Format Interactive Displays”, International Journal of Construction Education and Research,
  • Irizarry, J., *Zolfagharian, S., *Nourbakhsh, M., Mohamad Zin, R., Jusoff, K., and Zakaria, R. (2012) “Integrated Sustainable Management for Construction Industry” Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Vol. 17, 162-178.
  • *Nourbakhsh, M., Mohamad Zin, R., Irizarry, J., *Zolfagharian, S., and *Gheisari, M. (2012) “Mobile Application Prototype for On-site Information Management in Construction Industry.” Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 19 Issue: 5, 474-494
  • Irizarry, J., Meadati, P., Aknoukh, A., and Barham, W. (2012) “Exploring Applications of Building Information Models for Enhancing Visualization and Information Access in Engineering and Construction Education Environments.” International Journal of Construction Education and Research, Volume: 8, Issue: 02, pages 119 - 145
  • *Nourbakhsh, M., Mohamad Zin, R., Hussein Mydin, S., *Zolfagharian, S., Irizarry, J., and Golzarpoor, H., (2012) “Relative Importance of Key Performance Indicators of Construction Projects towards Buildability at Design Stage” Advanced Materials Research (ISSN: 1022-6680) Vol. 446-449 pp. 340-344, http://www.scientific.net/AMR.446-449.340
  • *Nourbakhsh, M., Hussein Mydin, S., Mohamad Zin, R., *Zolfagharian, S., Irizarry, J., and Mardiyah, Z., (2012) “A Conceptual Model to Assess the Buildability of Building Structure at Design Stage in Malaysia” Advanced Materials Research (ISSN: 1022-6680) Vol. 446-449 pp. 3879-3884, http://www.scientific.net/AMR.446-449.3879
  • *Gheisari, M., *Florez, L., Irizarry, J., and Castro, D. (2012) “Evaluation of Data Requirements for Computerized Constructability Analysis of Pavement Rehabilitation Projects” Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress, West Lafayette, IN, May 21-23. 2012, 129-138
  • *Nourbakhsh, M., Mohamad Zin, R., Irizarry, J., and *Zolfagharian, S. (2012) “Comparing Information Technology Adoption between Developing and Developed Countries,” Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress West Lafayette, IN, May 21-23. 2012, 650-657
  • *Zolfagharian, S., *Nourbakhsh, M., Irizarry, J., Mohamad Zin, R. (2012) “Environmental Impacts Assessment in Construction Sites in Malaysia,” Proceedings of the 2012 Construction Research Congress West Lafayette, IN, May 21-23. 2012, 1750-1759
  • *Nourbakhsh, M., Mohamad Zin, R., Irizarry, J., *Zolfagharian, S., and *Gheisari, M. (2011) “Mobile Application Information Requirement in Construction Industry,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI) “Construction Challenges in the New Decade” July 5-7 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 843-852
  • *Zolfagharian, S., Ressang, A., Irizarry, J., *Nourbakhsh, M., and Mohamad Zin, R. (2011) “Risk Assessment of Common Construction Hazards among Different Countries,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI) “Construction Challenges in the New Decade” July 5-7 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 151-160
  • Meadati, P., Irizarry, J., and Aknoukh, A. (2011) “Building Information Modeling Implementation – Current and Desired Status” Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami, FL, June 19-22. pp. 512-519.
  • Barham, W., Meadati, P., and Irizarry, J. (2011) “Enhancing Student Learning in Structures Courses with Building Information Modeling” Proceedings of the 2011 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Miami, FL, June 19-22. pp. 850-857
  • *Zolfagaharian, S., *Nourbakhsh, M., Irizarry, J., *Gheisari, M., and Zakaria, R. (2011) “Impact of Sustainable Development Education at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)” Jurnal Teknologi, 56 (Sains & Kej.), © Penerbit UTM Press, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Sept. 2011: 45–62 (http://www.penerbit.utm.my/onlinejournal/56/K/JT56SK_Sept2011_04.pdf)
  • Irizarry, J. (2011). “Application of Methods Analysis to Steel Erection Tasks: Implications for Safety and Performance,” International Journal of Construction Management, Volume 11, No.4, 31-47 
  • *Gheisari, M., and Irizarry, J., (2011). "Investigating Facility Mangers’ Decision Making Process through a Situation Awareness Approach," International Journal of Facility Management, Vol 2, No 1 (2011)
  • Meadati P., Irizarry J., and Aknoukh, A. (2011) " BIM and Concrete Formwork Repository," Proceedings of the 47th Annual International Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), in conjunction with The Annual Meeting of CIB (Conseil International du Bâtiment) Workgroup 89, University of Nebraska, Lincon, Nebraska, April 6 - 9, 2011 (online at http://ascpro.ascweb.org/chair/paper/CPRT296002011.pdf)
  • *Gheisari, M., Irizarry, J., and Horn, D.B., (2010) “Improvement of Facility Management Practices - Situation Awareness Approach,” Proceedings of the COBRA 2010 Conference, Universite Paris-Dauphine, Paris, France, September 2-3, 2010
  • *Gheisari, M., Irizarry, J., and Horn, D.B., (2010) “Situation Awareness Approach to Construction Safety Management Improvement,” In: Egbu, C. (Ed) Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference 6-8September 2010, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 311-318
  • *Giles, C., Irizarry, J., and *Gheisari, M., (2010) “Does Gender make a Difference? An Analysis of Motivational Factors in Sustainability Practice,” In: Egbu, C. (Ed) Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference 6-8September 2010, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 1517-1525
  • Meadati, P., Irizarry, J., and Akhnoukh, A.K., (2010) “BIM and RFID Integration: A Pilot Study,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Construction In Developing Countries (ICCIDC–II), Advancing and Integrating Construction Education, Research & Practice, August 3-5, 2010, Cairo, Egypt
  • *Pourazima, H., Muthukumar, S., Irizarry, J. (2010) “Mobile application for land study using geographic information systems.” In Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the International Conference, W. TIZANI (Editor), 30 June-2 July, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham University Press, Paper 63, p. 125, ISBN 978-1-907284-60-1
  • *Florez, L., Castro, D., and Irizarry, J. (2010) “Impact of Sustainability Perceptions on Optimal Material Selection in Construction Projects,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy, Coventry University and The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Centre for By-products Utilization, J Zachar, P Claisse, T R Naik, E Ganjian eds., June 28 - June 30, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4507-1490-7   http://www.claisse.info/Proceedings.htm, pp. 719-727
  • *Gheisari, M., Abdullah, A., Irizarry, J., and Pillai, C., (2010) “A Web-Based Environment for Buildings’ Life Cycle Cost Analysis,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) from June 9-11, 2010, Anumba, C.J., Bouchlaghem, N.M., Messner, J.I., and Parfitt, M.K., editors, pp. 262-270
  • *Florez, L., Castro, D., and Irizarry, J. (2010) "Impact of sustainability perceptions on the purchasability of materials in construction projects," Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Canada, May 2010, Runawanpura, J., Mohamed, Y., and Lee, S., editors, pp. 226-235
  • Irizarry J., Meadati P., and *Gheisari M. (2010) "The Need and Challenges for Interdisciplinary Education in AEC,” Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, Banff, Canada, May 2010, Runawanpura, J., Mohamed, Y., and Lee, S., editors, pp. 1447-1456
  • Meadati P. and Irizarry J. (2010) "BIM – A Knowledge Repository," Proceedings of the 46th Annual International Conference of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC), in conjunction with The Annual Meeting of CIB (Conseil International du Bâtiment) Workgroup 89, Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), Boston, Massachusetts April 7-10th, 2010, Sulbaran, T., and Sterling, C., editors, Online at http://ascpro.ascweb.org/chair/paper/CERT177002010.pdf
  • Irizarry, J., Castro D., and Arboleda, C.A. (2009) “Effects of Design-Construction Interactions on PCC Pavements Constructability and Staging Methodologies in Georgia”, Conference on Developing a Research Agenda for Transportation Infrastructure Preservation and Renewal, transportation Research Board, November 12-13, 2009, Washington, DC
  • Irizarry, J., (2009), “Technology Enhanced Construction Safety Training for the Hispanic Workforce”, Safety 2009, American Society of Safety Engineers Conference, June 28 to July 1, 2009, San Antonio, TX
  • Irizarry, J., and *Gill, T., (2009) “Mobile Applications for Information Access on Construction Jobsites”, 2009 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, June 24-27, 2009, Austin, TX
  • Irizarry, J., (2009), “Enhancing Hispanic Safety Training with Interactive Computing Technologies”, XXIst Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 2009, June 11-12, 2009, Dallas, TX
  • Irizarry, J., Meadati, P. (2009) “Use of Interactive Display Technology for Construction Education Applications”, ASEE Southeastern, Section Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2009, (in CD-ROM)


*denotes student/advisee

Recent Courses

  • BC 8833 Virtual Construction Operations Analysis
  • BC 8933 Sustainable Construction Technologies
  • BC 2610 Construction Technology 1
  • BC 2620 Construction Technology 2
  • BC 3630 Project Management 1
  • BC 4600 Project Management 2
  • BC 4630 Senior Capstone


Dissertations Supervised

  • Samaneh Zolfagharian, Topic “A Model for Automated Safety Planning” Master Student, University Technology of Malaysia (UTM), May 2011
  • Angelica Ospina-Alvarado, “BIM Enabled Approach to Scheduling and Cost Automation: Impact to Project Integration,” Ph.D. student, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2011.
  • Mehdi Nourbakhsh,Topic “Development of Mobile Application for on-site information Management and Progress Monitoring”, Master Student, University Technology of Malaysia (UTM),December 2010
  • Laura Florez-Perez, “Measuring Sustainability Perceptions of Construction Materials, Master Student, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, August 2010


Current PhD Advisees

Masoud Gheisari

Ebrahim P. Karan

Mehdi Nourbakhsh

Samaneh Zolfagharian