Dr. Frank Boukamp
Frank Boukamp, Ph.D.

    Program Manager for Construction Management (onshore)
    


        

    


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Publications

S. Zhang, F. Boukamp and J. Teizer, 2015
Ontology-Based Semantic Modeling of Construction Safety Knowledge: Towards Automated Safety Planning for Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), in Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (accepted for publication)

S. Zhang, F. Boukamp and J. Teizer, 
2014
Ontology-Based Semantic Modeling of Safety Management Knowledge, in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCBE), Hosted by ASCE, ISCCBE and CIB W078, Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida, USA June 23-25, 2014

R. Edirisinghe, P. Zhang, H. Lingard, and F. Boukamp, 
2014
The development of an automated multi-level safety climate benchmarking tool for construction projects, in R. Aulin and A. Ek (ed.) Proceedings of CIB W099 International Conference Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, Lund, Sweden, 2-3 June 2014, pp. 258-269.

S. Greuter, S. Tepe, F. Boukamp, R. Wakefield, 
2013
Trouble tower game demo, in Proceedings of IE’2013 The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment – Melbourne, VIC, Australia — September 30 – October 01, 2013

S. Zhang, J. Teizer and F. Boukamp, 2012
Automated Jobsite Hazard Analysis (JHA) using Safety Ontologies in Building Information Models (BIM), Symposium on Civil Engineering Informatics, Committee on Civil Engineering Informatics of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Yotsuya, Tokyo, September 25-26, 2012

S. Zhang, J. Teizer and F. Boukamp, 
2012
Automated Ontology-based Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) in Building Information Models (BIM), Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference 2012, p. 74-81, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore, 10-11 September 2012

S. Tepe, S. Greuter, F. Boukamp and F. Peterson, 
2012
Playing 4 Safety - Designing an Engaging Hazard Recognition Game for Construction Safety Induction, Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference 2012,Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore, 10-11 September 2012 (received "Best Academic Paper Award" at the conference)

S. Greuter, S. Tepe, F. Peterson, F. Boukamp, K. D’Amazing, K. Quigley, R. van der Waerden, T. Harris, T. Goschnick and R. Wakefield, 
2012
Designing a Game for Occupational Health and Safety in the Construction Industry, Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System, 978-1-4503-1410-7, Auckland, New Zealand, ACM

H.-H. Wang, F. Boukamp, 
2011
An ontology-based representation and reasoning framework for supporting job hazard analysis, in ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. Online, no. --, pp. 1-57 ISSN: 0887-3801 (Special Edition – invited paper)

H.-H. Wang, F. Boukamp, T. Elghamrawy, 
2011
An ontology-based approach to context representation and reasoning for managing context-sensitive construction information, in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. Online, pp. 1-58 ISSN: 0887-3801 

T. Elghamrawy, F. Boukamp, 
2010
Managing construction information using RFID-based semantic contexts, in Automation In Construction, Elsevier Science Bv, Amsterdam, Netherlands, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 1056-1066 ISSN: 0926-5805 

T. Elghamrawy, F. Boukamp, H. Kim,
 2009
Ontology-based, semi-automatic framework for storing and retrieving on-site construction problem information - An RFID-based case study, in Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress, -- (ed.), ASCE, United States, pp. 457-466 (Building a Sustainable Future) 

H.-H. Wang, F. Boukamp,
 2009
Ontology-based job hazard analysis support, in Proceedings of the 2009 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering Volume 346, Carlos H. Caldas Ph.D., William J. O'Brien Ph.D., P.E. (ed.), ASCE, United States, pp. 676-685 (2009 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering) 

F. Boukamp, E. Ergen,
 2008
A Proposed System Architecture for Context Identification Support on Construction Sites, 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), refereed, June 2008, Antalya, Turkey.

H.-H. Wang, F. Boukamp,
 2008
A Context Ontology Development Process for Construction Safety, CIB-W102 Information and Knowledge Management in Building, refereed, 3-4 June 2008, Helsinki, Finland.

S. R. ShiftehFar, F. Boukamp,
 2008
Semantic Relationships between On-site RFID Tags - opportunities, benefits and challenges, CIB-W78 - 25th International Conference on Information Technology in Construction - Improving the management of Construction Projects through IT adoption, refereed, Santiago de Chile, Chile, 15-17 July 2008.

T. Elghamrawy, F. Boukamp,
 2008
A Vision for a Framework to Support Management and Learning from Construction Problems, CIB-W78 - 25th International Conference on Information Technology in Construction - Improving the management of Construction Projects through IT adoption, refereed, 15-17 July 2008, Santiago de Chile, Chile.

H.-H. Wang, F. Boukamp,
 2007
Leveraging Project Models for Automated Identification of Construction Safety Requirements, Proceedings of the 2007 ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, refereed, July 24-27, 2007, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pp. 240-247.

K. El-Rayes, L. Y. Liu, F. Pena-Mora, F. Boukamp,  I. Odeh,
 M. Elseifi, M. Hassan, 2007
A report of the findings of ICT R27-2 Nighttime Construction: Evaluation of Lighting Glare for Highway Construction in Illinois, Research Report FHWA-ICT-08-014, Illinois Center for Transportation, December 2007.

F. Boukamp and B. Akinci,
 2007
Automated Processing of Construction Specifications to Support Inspection and Quality Control, Journal of Automation in Construction, Volume 17, Issue 1, November 2007, pp. 90–106.

F. Boukamp,
 2006
Modeling of and Reasoning about Construction Specifications to Support Automated Defect Detection, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2006.

R. Peachavanish, H. A. Karimi, B. Akinci, F. Boukamp, 
2006
An Ontological Engineering Approach for Integrating CAD and GIS to Support Infrastructure Management, Journal of Advanced Engineering Informatics, Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2006.

B. Akinci, F. Boukamp, C. Gordon, D. Huber, C. Lyons, K. Park,
 2006
A Formalism for Utilization of Sensor Systems and Integrated Project Models for Active Construction Quality Control, Journal of Automation in Construction, Vol. 15, No. 2, February, 2006, pp. 124-138.

F. Boukamp, B. Akinci
, 2004
Towards Automated Defect Detection: Object-Oriented Modeling of Construction Specifications
Xth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE 2004), refereed, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, June 02-04, 2004, Weimar, Germany.

H. A. Karimi, B. Akinci, F. Boukamp, R. Peachavanish
, 2003
Semantic interoperability in infrastructure systems. Towards a Vision for Information Technology in Civil Engineering, Fourth Joint International Symposium On Information Technology In Civil Engineering, November 15-16, 2003, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

C. Gordon, F. Boukamp, D. Huber, E. Latimer, K. Park, and B. Akinci
, 2003 
Combining Reality Capture Technologies for Construction Defect Detection: A Case Study.
EIA9: E-Activities and Intelligent Support in Design and the Built Environment, refereed,
9th EuropIA International Conference, October 2003, Istanbul, Turkey (pages 99-108).

B. Akinci and F. Boukamp
, 2002
Representation and Integration of As-Built Information to IFC Based Product and Process Models for Automated Assessment of As-Built Conditions. Nineteenth International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2002),  September 23-25, 2002, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, (pages 543-549).

Awards and Honors

  • Won 1. Price in Construction Management in the German "Auf IT Gebaut" competition in 2015:

    Team: Dr. Jochen Teizer, Sijie Zhang, Jürgen Melzner, Dr. Frank Boukamp, Olga Golovina, Martin Beisinger , 2015
    BIM und Arbeitsschutz: Prävention von Gefahrenquellen in der Bauplanung und -ausführung (BIM and workers' protection: Prevention of hazard sources in construction and construction planning)

  • "Best Academic Paper Award" received for:

    S. Tepe, S. Greuter, F. Boukamp and F. Peterson , 2012
    Playing 4 Safety - Designing an Engaging Hazard Recognition Game for Construction Safety Induction, Proceedings of the CIB W099 International Conference 2012,Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, Singapore, 10-11 September 2012 (received "Best Academic Paper Award" at the conference)

  • Invited Journal Paper for Special Edition Journal:

    H.-H. Wang, F. Boukamp, 2011
    An ontology-based representation and reasoning framework for supporting job hazard analysis, in ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, United States, vol. Online, no. --, pp. 1-57 ISSN: 0887-3801 (Special Edition – invited paper)

  • Placed on “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students”
    for Spring Semester 2008 (course: CEE 598 CDM - Construction Data and Process Modeling) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Appointments

  • July '15 to present - Program Manger for Construction Management (onshore)
    School of Property, Construction, and Project Management,
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • July '09 to present - Senior Lecturer
    School of Property, Construction, and Project Management,
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Aug. '06 to July '09 - Assistant Professor
    Department of Civil and Enviromental Engineering,
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.
  • Aug. '05 to Aug. '06 - Visiting Lecturer
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.
  • Aug. '01 to Aug. '05 - Research and Teaching Assistant
    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Service

Founding Committee Member of MelBIM (January 2015 – today)

Member of the RMIT University College Human Ethics Advisory Network (March 2014 - today)

Associate Member of RMIT University's Centre for Integrated Project Solutions (October 2013 - today)

Associate Member of RMIT University's Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research (December 2012 - December 2014)

Chair of the Information Technology Strategy Committee of RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management (January 2011 - December 2013)

Reviewer for multiple ASCE journals and conferences (2005 - today)

Acting Program Director for Construction Management at RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management (June 2013)

Associate Editor for ASCE’s Journal of Computing In Civil Engineering (August 2006 – January 2013)

Acting Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee of RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management (July 2012 - January 2013)

Deputy Chair of the Learning and Teaching Committee of RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management (February 2011 -  July 2012)

Member of the Learning and Teaching Leadership Group of RMIT University’s College of Design and Social Context (February 2011-December 2011, July 2012-January 2013)

Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2005-2012)

Acting Program Director for Construction Management at RMIT University’s School of Property, Construction and Project Management (October – November 2011)

Technical Committee Member for The 4th International Conference on Construction Engineering and Project Management (Sydney, 16-18 February 2011) (2010)

Technical Committee Member for CIB W099 - Safety and Health in Construction: Working Together: Planning, Designing and Building a Healthy and Safe Construction Industry, Melbourne, Australia, 21-23 October 2009 (2009)

Panel Member of the 2007 Best Paper Award Panel for the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (2008)

Member of the Teaching Modules Review Board of ASCE’s Global Center of Excellence in Computing (2007)

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Graduation: May 2006

    Thesis Title:
    Modeling of and Reasoning about Construction Specifications to Support Automated Defect Detection
  • Dipl.-Ing., Computer-Aided Civil Engineering
    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, Germany
    Graduation: March 2001

    Thesis Title:
    Component-based Provision of CAD-Functionality for Engineering Applications

    Thesis Title (German):
    Bereitstellung von CAD-Funktionalität für Ingenieuranwendungen als Komponenten der Benutzeroberfläche