Dr. Amr A. Oloufa


Room: Engr II 301L
Phone: (407) 823-3592
E-mail: Amr.Oloufa@ucf.edu


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
University of California, Berkeley. April 1988
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Columbia University, New York. April 1984
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Cairo University, Egypt. May 1980


  • Construction Automation.
  • Solid Modeling In Construction and Design.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Object-Oriented and Relational Databases.
  • Simulation of Construction Operations.
  • Global Positioning (GPS) System Applications.
  • Design Structure Matrix in Design (DSM)


  • Oloufa, A. A.. 1990. Object Oriented Simulation of Earthmoving Operations. Mechatronic Systems Journal . Vol. 1: pp 175 – 182.
  • Oloufa, A. A.. 1991. Triangulation Applications in Volume Calculation. ASCE Journal of Computing. January. Vol. 5, No. 1: pp 103 – 121.
  • Oloufa, A. A., C.S. Papacostas and R. Espino. 1992. Construction Applications Of Relational Databases In Three Dimensional GIS. ASCE Journal of Computing. January. Vol. 6: pp 72-84.
  • Oloufa, A. A., C.S. Papacostas and H. Hamada. 1992. Relating Structural Failures to Subsurface Conditions Using GIS. Building and Environment Journal. April. Vol. 27, No. 2: pp 257 – 266.
  • Oloufa, A. A. and K.C. Crandall. 1992. Feedback Mechanisms For Operational Simulation. ASCE Journal of Computing. April. pp 161-177.
  • Oloufa, A. A.. 1993. Modeling Operational Activities In Object Oriented Simulation. ASCE Journal of Computing. January. Vol. 7, No. 1: pp 94 – 106.
  • Oloufa, A. A.. 1993. Modeling and Simulation of Construction Operations. Journal of Automation In Construction. March. Vol. 1 No.4: pp 351 – 359.
  • Oloufa, A. 1994. Construction Simulation of Buildings with a User-Oriented Approach. Microcomputers in Civil Engineering. #9.: pp 425-433.
  • Oloufa, A. A., A. Eltahan and C.S. Papacostas. 1994. An Integrated GIS for Construction Site Investigation. ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, March. Vol. 120:1. pp 211-222.
  • El-Kadi, A., Oloufa, A., Eltahan, A. and Malik, H. 1994. Use of a Geographic Information System In Site-Specific Groundwater Modeling. Ground Water Journal, July. Vol. 32. No. 4. pp 617-625.
  • Oloufa, A., and M. Ikeda. 1995. An Automated Environment for Soils-Dependent Applications. Journal of Automation in Construction. Vol. 4 #2, June. pp. 139-146.
  • Carpenter, C. and A. Oloufa. 1995. Post Occupancy Evaluation of Buildings and Development of Facility Performance Criteria. ASCE Journal of Arch. Eng. Vol. 1 No. 2. pp 77-81.
  • Oloufa, A., A. El-Kadi, A. Eltahan, and H. Malik. 1995. An Analytical Groundwater Modeling Approach for Natural Resources Utilizing GIS. Civil Engineering Systems. Vol. 12. pp 49-65.
  • Thomas, H. R. and A. A. Oloufa. 1995. Labor Productivity, Disruptions, and the Ripple Effect. Cost Engineering, No. 81-94. Dec. 1995.
  • Li, C., Oloufa, A. and Thomas, H. R. 1996. A GIS-based System for Pavement Compaction. Journal of Automation in Construction. Vol. 5. pp. 51-59. (Invited Paper) May 1996.
  • Thomas, H. R., Oloufa, A. A., and Hanna, A.. 1996. A What to do Guide for Schedule Acceleration and Compression. National Electrical Contractors Association NECA 1996. (Publication) 40 pages
  • Korka, J., A. Oloufa and H. Thomas. Sept. 1997. Requirements for Computerized Maintenance Management Systems for Buildings. ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering. Vol. 3:3, pp. 118-124.
  • Oloufa A. A., Masaaki Ikeda, and Tang-Hung Nguyen, Resource-Based Simulation Libraries for Construction, Journal of Automation in Construction, 1998, U.S.A
  • Do, W. S., A. Oloufa and H. Thomas. 1999. Evaluation of GPS devices for a Quality Control System for Compaction Operations. Transportation Research Record # 1675 pp. 67-74.
  • Nguyen, H. & A. A. Oloufa: Topology Applications for Design and Construction of Buildings. ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. October 2001, Vol. 15, No. 4, pages 268-274.
  • Nguyen, H. & A. A. Oloufa: Spatial Information: Classification and Applications. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. 2002, Vol. 17, pages 246-255.
  • Oloufa, A. A. “A GPS-based System Architecture for the Quality Control of Asphalt Compaction”. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. March 2002. Vol. 9, No.1, pages 29-35.
  • Oloufa, A. A., Ikeda, M., and Oda, H.: Situational Awareness of Equipment using GPS, wireless, and web technologies. Automation in Construction 12 (2003). Pages 737-748.
  • Oloufa, A., Hosni, Y., Fayez, M., and Axelsson, P.: Using DSM for Modeling Information Flow in Construction Design Projects. Accepted for publication in Civil Engineering & Environmental Systems. September 2003.
  • Oloufa, A., Mahgoub, H. and Ali, H.: Infrared Thermography for Asphalt Crack Imaging & Automated Detection. Transportation Research Record. No. 1889 pp. 126-133, 2004.
  • Nguyen, H. & A. Oloufa: “Algorithms for Automatically Deducing Topological Information”, Journal of Automation in Construction, Vol. 14/1, pp. 59-70, 2004


  • Oloufa, A. A.: “A Framework for the Operational Simulation of Construction Projects”, Technical Report #13, University of California in Berkeley, Mar. 1988.
  • Oloufa, A. A., Papacostas C. S. and Espino, R.: “GIS Applications in Geotechnical Engineering”, Proceedings of the 8th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Oct. 1990, Orlando, FL.
  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Intuitive Simulation Modeling Using Object Oriented Constructs”. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics In Construction (ISARC), Stuttgart, Germany, June 1991.
  • Oloufa, A. A. and Eltahan, A. : “A GIS For Geotechnical Data Management”. Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress, Montreal 1992.
  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Visual Simulation Programming For Construction Operations”. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics In Construction (ISARC), Tokyo, Japan, June 1992.
  • Oloufa, A. A., Riggs, H. R. and Hamada, H. S.: “CE 113: A Freshman Course In The Integration of Computers and Design”, Proceedings of the ASEE-PSU, Oct. 1992, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Oloufa, A. A. and C. Carpenter. 1994. A Framework for Post Occupancy Evaluation of Buildings. 10th International Symp. of Cybernetics. Baden Baden, Germany. Invited paper
  • Smith, G., A. Oloufa, and J. Kranz: March 1999. “Electrical Contractor Safety Management Evaluation”. 2nd International Conference on Implementation of Safety and Health on Construction Sites, Hawaii.
  • Oloufa, A.: January 2001. “Real-Time Tracking for Compaction of Superpave Mixes. First International Structural Engineering & Construction Conference”. Honolulu, HI.
  • Fayez, M., Axelsson, P., Oloufa, A., and Hosni, Y., “DSM Versus CPM: Issues for Planning Design & Construction Activities”, ASCE Construction Congress, Honolulu, HI, March 10-14 2003.
  • Mohamed Fayez, Pär Axelssom, Amr Oloufa, and Yasser Hosni. Information Intensive Projects: Planning and optimizing using the Design Structure Matrix (DSM). IERC2003, IIE Annual Research Conference, May 2003, Portland, Oregon, May 18 – 20, 2003.
  • Serag, E., T. Shaalan, H. Mahgoub, Y. Hosni, A. Oloufa. Remotely-Operated Compliance Stations for Commercial Vehicles. The 4th International Conference on WIM (ICWIM4), Feb. 20-22, 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.


  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Intelligent Automation of Simulation Modeling”, Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Modeling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, May 1991.
  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Design And Implementation of An Introductory Graduate Course In Graphics”. Proceedings of the ASEE, June 1991 Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Teaching Computer Graphics Courses In Construction Engineering Education”, Proceedings of the ASEE, Annual Conference, Toledo, OH, June 1992.
  • Oloufa, A. A. and Eltahan, A. : “Geotechnical Data Management : A GIS -Based Approach”. Proceedings of the Eighth National Conference on Computing In Civil Engineering, Dallas, TX , June 1992.
  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Modeling of Building Construction Activities Using Forms”. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics In Construction (ISARC), Houston, TX, May 1993.
  • Oloufa, A. A.: “Bringing the Real World to the Classroom with Multimedia”, Proceedings of the ASEE, Annual Conference, Toledo, Canada, June 1994.
  • Oloufa, Amr A. and Ikeda, M.: 1994. The Fujita Integrated Environment for Automation, Proceedings of 11th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Bristol, England. May. pp. 539-546
  • Oloufa, A. and M. Ikeda. 1995. Object-Oriented Simulation of Shield Tunneling. International Conference in Computing in Civil & Building Engineering, ICCCBE, July, Berlin. pp. 1315 – 1319.
  • Li, C., R. Thomas and A. Oloufa. 1995. Development of an Automated Real Time Tracking System for Pavement Compaction. International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC .Warsaw, Poland. pp. 49 – 54.
  • M. Ikeda, A. Oloufa, and S. Sekihara, June, 1996. An Object Oriented Environment for the Construction Planning of High Rise Buildings. International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 96, June 1996.
  • Oloufa, A. and M. Ikeda. June 1997. Library-Based Simulation modeling in Construction. Proceedings of the ASCE Computing Conference. pp. 198-205.
  • Nguyen, H. and A. Oloufa. June 1997. Construction Planning of high Rise Buildings with an Object Oriented Solid Geometry Model. Proceedings of the ASCE Computing Conference. pp. 426-432.
  • Do, W. and A. Oloufa. August 1997. A GPS System for Tracking Pavement Compaction, Proceedings of the ICCCBE Conference, Seoul, Korea. pp. 989-994.
  • Nguyen, H. and A. Oloufa. August 1997. OOSE: A Proposed Object Oriented Solid Geometric Model for AEC, Proceedings of the ICCCBE Conference, Seoul, Korea. pp. 615-620.
  • Oloufa, A., W. Do and R. Thomas, Oct. 1997. Automated Monitoring Compaction Using GPS, Proceedings of the ASCE Annual Convention and Construction Congress. pp. 1004-1011.
  • Do, W., A. Oloufa and H. Thomas. Evaluation of GPS devices for a Quality Control System for Compaction Operations. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Conference, January 1999.
  • A. Oloufa, Do, W., and H. Thomas. An Automated System for Quality Control of Compaction Operations: Receiver Test & Algorithms. Sep. 1999. International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Spain. pp. 67-71.
  • Nguyen, H. and A. Oloufa. March 1999. An Automated Building Design System with Topological Information. Construction Congress 2000.
  • Nguyen, H. and A. Oloufa. September 2000. Topology Applications for Design and Construction of Buildings. Seventeenth Annual Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. (ISARC).
  • A. A. Oloufa, February 2001. A Crash Reporting System on Palmpilots. International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems (IEMS 2001). Cocoa Beach, FL.
  • A. A. Oloufa, and Radwan, A. E. September 2001. Server-Based Collision Avoidance using DGPS. 8th World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems. Sydney, Australia.
  • Mohamed Fayez, Pär Axelsson, Amr Oloufa, and Yasser Hosni. On the Optimization of Information Intensive Projects: Case of Construction Design. Fourth MIT-DSM conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 7-8, 2002.
  • F.A. Moslehy, A. A. Oloufa. February 2004. Laser-based Vibration Technique for Weight Measurement of Commercial Vehicles. Society for Experimental Mechanics. Detroit. MI.
  • A. A. Oloufa, August 2003. Virtual Commercial Vehicle Inspection Stations. National Rural ITS Conference 2003 (NRITS), Palm Harbor, FL.
  • A. A. Oloufa, December 2003. Virtual Weigh Stations: Issues & Technologies. Florida Department of Transportation – ITS Annual Meeting. Deerfield Beach, FL.
  • A. A. Oloufa, February 2004. Virtual Commercial Vehicle Inspection Stations. First International Conference on Virtual & Remote Weigh Stations, Orlando, FL.


Application of Triangulation and GIS in Construction
Aug. 1990 – May 1991
University Research Council
$4,950 (Co-P.I.)
Application of GIS to Geotechnical Engineering
August 1990 -May 1992
Dames and Moore
$23,500 (P.I.)
Applications of Vector Processing In Volume Calculations of Earthmoving Operations.
August 1990 -May 1992
IBM (Hardware Grant)
$85,000 (Co-P.I.)
A DBMS for Oahu’s Groundwater System, A Pilot Study
Aug. 1991- May 1992
Water Resources Research Center
$27,000 (Co-P.I.)
An Automated Environment for Soils & Terrain – Dependent Applications
Aug. 1993 – June 1994
Fujita Corporation
$15,000 (P.I.)
Discrete Event Simulation of Shield Tunneling Operations
June 1994 – Aug. 1995
Fujita Corporation
$30,000 (P.I.)
A GIS for Planning and Construction
March 1993 – March 1994
Penn State Office of Physical Plant
$6,000 (P.I.) (Hardware Grant)
A Framework for Post-Occupancy Evaluation.
March 1993 – May 1995
Consortium for the Advancement of Building Sciences
$25,000 (P.I.)
Impact of Overmanning on Productivity
March 1994 – Oct. 1995
National Electrical Contractors Association
$70,000 (Co-P.I.)
A Multimedia Project for Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Feb. 1995 – Nov. 1995
Mitchell Fiber
$7,000 (Co-P.I.)
Evaluation of Real-Time Density Measurement for Compactors
June 1996 – July 1996
Rexworks Corp.
$7,500 (Co-P.I.)
A Pilot Project for Object-Oriented Representation of Buildings
Oct. 1995 – March 1996
Fujita Corp.
$30,000 (P.I.)
Constructability Analysis of Buildings Using Solid Modeling
Sept. 1996 – May 1997
Fujita Corp.
$4,000 (P.I.)
Development of a Real Time Tracking System and Density Meter Based on Vibratory Responses
February 1997 – November 1997
Ingersoll Rand and Ben Franklin Partnership
$72,000 (Co P.I.)
Development of a Real-Time Tracking System. Phase 2
August 1997 – May 1998
Ingersoll-Rand and Ben Franklin Partnership
$106,000 (Co P.I.)
Development of Guideline for Presenting Loss of Productivity Claims
January 1998 – December 1998
National Electrical Contractors Association
$39,500 (Co P.I.)
Application of DGPS for Collision Avoidance in a Wireless Environment.
November 1999 – August 2000.
Center for Advanced Transportation System Simulation (CATSS)
$50,000. (P.I.)
A Palm-Held Reporting System
January 2000 – September 2000
Florida Department of Transportation
$50,000 (P.I.)
Positioning Equipment for Transportation and Construction Engineering Research.
January 2000. (Equipment Grant)
University of Central Florida.
$30,000 (P.I.)
Transit Tracking System.
May 2001 – July 2002.
Center for Advanced Transportation System Simulation (CATSS)
$55,000. (P.I.)
Optimization of Transportation Network Projects using Design Structure Matrix (DSM) and Simulation.
May 2002 – July 2003.
Center for Advanced Transportation System Simulation (CATSS)
$65,000. (Co-P.I.)
GPS-Aided Asphalt Condition Rating using Infrared Thermography.
November 2002 – May 2004.
Florida DOT
$89,000. (P.I.)
Moisture monitoring of soil using GPRS.
March 2003 – March 2004.
Center for Advanced Transportation System Simulation (CATSS)
$45,000 (Co-P.I.)Non-Intrusive Weight Measurement of Commercial Vehicles
March 2003 – March 2004.
Center for Advanced Transportation System Simulation (CATSS)
$46,000 (Co-P.I.)
Virtual Commercial Vehicle Inspection Stations
February 2003 – December 2005.
Florida DOT.
$570,000 (P.I.) (includes cost for an overhead Gantry, $250-300K)
Passenger Demand Infrastructure System
July 1, 2003 – October 1, 2004.
Florida DOT
$ 250,000 (P.I.)
Traffic & Rural Intersection Monitoring with a Solar-based Infrared Wireless System
June 2004 – December 2005
Florida DOT.
$86,478.00 (P.I.)
Simulation and Continuance of Operation for the use of Transit in Emergency Evacuation.
November 1, 2004 – December 2005
$178,000 (co-P.I.)
Mobile Non-Invasive Weigh-in-Motion System
May 2005 – May 2007
Florida DOT
$228,000 (P.I.)
Test Deployment of Proposed FTA Safety and Security Guidelines
May 2005 – May 2007
$99,000 (P.I.)

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