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Dr Anil Sawhney

Dr Anil Sawhney

Biography

Anil Sawhney is Professor of Project Management in the Department of Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Sawhney is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member of the Project Management Institute. He has a rich mix of academic, research, industry and consulting experience gathered working in India, Canada, USA, and Australia. Over the last 20 years, he has built a substantial record of academic leadership and created a strong education, research, consulting, and service program in the area of construction project management. He has published over 100 publications in refereed technical journals and technical conferences. Anil serves on the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems published by Taylor and Francis and the Journal of Information Technology in Construction. He has performed consulting assignments for a large number of organisations including the World Bank under the International Comparison Program from 2002 to 2006. As part of this work, he co-developed a spatial and temporal comparison methodology for the comparison-resistant construction sector. In 2009, he was appointed to the Bureau of Indian Standards panel on construction project management.

Publications

Journal Articles

Singh MM, Sawhney A, Sharma V. 2017. Utilising Building Component Data from BIM for Formwork Planning Construction Economics and Building, 17 :20-36 >DOI

Dixit S, Mandal SN, Sawhney A, Singh S. 2017. Relationship between skill development and productivity in construction sector: A literature review International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 :649-665

Dixit S, Mandal SN, Sawhney A, Singh S. 2017. Area of linkage between lean construction and sustainability in indian construction industry International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 :623-636

Gupta A, Sawhney A, Bajaj D, Agarwal S. 2017. Significance of real estate fund management in India Journal of Real Estate Literature, 25 :141-168

Sharma S, Sawhney A, Arif M. 2017. Parametric Modelling for Designing Offsite Construction Procedia Engineering, 196 :1114-1121 >DOI

Basu R, Nanyam VPSN, Sawhney A. 2017. A Multi-Dimensional Subcontractor Evaluation Framework for Nonconventional Housing Systems Hajdu M, Skibniewski ME. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2017, CCC 2017, 196 :253-261 >DOI >Link

Ahuja R, Sawhney A, Arif M. 2017. Prioritizing BIM Capabilities of an Organization: An Interpretive Structural Modeling Analysis Hajdu M, Skibniewski ME. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2017, CCC 2017, 196 :2-10 >DOI >Link

Nanyam VPSN, Sawhney A, Gupta PA. 2017. Evaluating Offsite Technologies for Affordable Housing Hajdu M, Skibniewski ME. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2017, CCC 2017, 196 :135-143 >DOI >Link

Nanyam VPSN, Basu R, Sawhney A, Vikram H, Lodha G. 2017. Implementation of Precast Technology in IndiaU Opportunities and Challenges Hajdu M, Skibniewski ME. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2017, CCC 2017, 196 :144-151 >DOI >Link

Singh MM, Sawhney A, Borrmann A. 2017. Integrating rules of modular coordination to improve model authoring in BIM International Journal of Construction Management, :1-17 >DOI

Ahuja R, Sawhney A, Arif M. 2016. Driving lean and green project outcomes using BIM: A qualitative comparative analysis International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment, >DOI

Kovvuri PRR, Sawhney A, Ahuja R, Sreekumar A. 2016. Efficient Project Delivery Using Lean Principles - An Indian Case Study Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, 97 :19-26 >DOI

Ahuja R, Jain M, Sawhney A, Arif M. 2016. Adoption of BIM by architectural firms in India: technology–organization–environment perspective Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 12 :311-330 >DOI

Sawhney A, Agnihotri R, Paul VK. 2014. Grand challenges for the Indian construction industry Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 4 :317-334 >DOI

Forsythe P, Jupp J, Sawhney A. 2013. Building Information Modelling in Tertiary Construction Project Management Education: A Programme-wide Implementation Strategy Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 8 :16-34 >DOI

Alkilani SZ, Jupp J, Sawhney A. 2013. Issues of construction health and safety in developing countries: A case of Jordan Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 :141-156

Doloi H, Sawhney A, Iyer KC, Rentala S. 2012. Analysing factors affecting delays in Indian construction projects INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 30 :479-489 >DOI >Link

Doloi H, Sawhney A, Iyer KC. 2012. Structural equation model for investigating factors affecting delay in Indian construction projects Construction Management and Economics, 30 :869-884 >DOI

Doloi H, Iyer KC, Sawhney A. 2011. Structural equation model for assessing impacts of contractor's performance on project success INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 29 :687-695 >DOI >Link

Kahhat R, Crittenden J, Sharif F, Fonseca E, Li K, Sawhney A, Zhang P. 2009. Environmental Impacts over the Life Cycle of Residential Buildings Using Different Exterior Wall Systems JOURNAL OF INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS, 15 :211-221 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Walsh KD, Bashford HH, Palaniappan S. 2009. Impact of Inspected Buffers on Production Parameters of Construction Processes JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 135 :319-329 >DOI >Link

Li K, Zhang P, Crittenden JC, Guhathakurta S, Chen Y, Fernando H, Sawhney A, McCartney P, Grimm N, Kahhat R, Joshi H, Konjevod G, Choi Y-J, Fonseca E, Allenby B, Gerrity D, Torrens PM. 2007. Development of a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of urban development and construction practices ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 41 :5130-5136 >DOI >Link

Walsh KD, Sawhney A, Bashford HH. 2007. Production equations for unsteady-state construction processes JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 133 :254-261 >DOI >Link

Walsh KD, Sawhney A, Vachris MA. 2006. Improving inter-spatial comparison of construction costs Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 13 :123-135 >DOI

Bashford HH, Walsh KD, Sawhney A. 2005. Production system loading-cycle time relationship in residential construction JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 131 :15-22 >DOI >Link

Walsh KD, Sawhney A, Brown A. 2005. International comparison of cost for the construction sector: Purchasing power parity JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 131 :160-167 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Walsh K, Brown A. 2004. International comparison of cost for the construction sector: Towards a conceptual model CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, 21 :151-167 >DOI >Link

Walsh KD, Bashford HH, Sawhney A, Witjakso A. 2004. Cost of risk transfer: Pricing agreements in residential supply chains Journal of Architectural Engineering, 10 :112-118 >DOI

Bashford HH, Sawhney A, Walsh KD, Kot K. 2003. Implications of even flow production methodology for US housing industry JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 129 :330-337 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Mund A, Chaitavatputtiporn T. 2003. Petri Net-based scheduling of construction projects CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, 20 :255-271 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Mund A, Syal M. 2002. Energy-efficiency strategies for construction of five star plus homes Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 7 :174-181 >DOI

Bashford H, Sawhney A, Walsh K. 2002. Discussion of "Customer satisfaction in home building" by Zeljko M. Torbica and Robert C. Stroh JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 128 :364-365 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Mund A. 2002. Adaptive probabilistic neural network-based crane type selection system JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 128 :265-273 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Mund A. 2001. IntelliCranes: An integrated crane type and model selection system Construction Management and Economics, 19 :227-237 >DOI

Sawhney A, Mund A, Koczenasz J. 2001. Internet-based interactive construction management learning system Journal of Construction Education, 6 :124-138

Sawhney A. 2000. Integrated modelling methodology for simulation of large and complex systems International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 20 :1-11

Sawhney A, Abudayyeh O, Chaitavatputtiporn T. 1999. Modeling and analysis of concrete production plant using petri nets JOURNAL OF COMPUTING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 13 :178-186 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Abudayyeh O, Monga A. 1999. Modeling and analysis of a mail processing plant using Petri nets ADVANCES IN ENGINEERING SOFTWARE, 30 :543-549 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Mund A. 1999. Hierarchical and modular modeling of structural steel erection process using Petri Nets CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS, 17 :63-88 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, AbouRizk SM, Halpin DW. 1998. Construction project simulation using CYCLONE CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 25 :16-25 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Abourizk SM, Halpin DW. 1998. Construction project simulation using CYCLONE Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 25 :16-25

Abudayyeh O, Sawhney A, El-Bibany H, Buchanan D. 1998. Concrete bridge demolition methods and equipment Journal of Bridge Engineering, 3 :117-125 >DOI

Sawhney A, AbouRizk SM. 1996. Computerized tool for hierarchical simulation modeling JOURNAL OF COMPUTING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 10 :115-124 >DOI >Link

Jula P, Houshyar A, Severance FL, Sawhney A. 1996. Application of Artificial Neural Networks in interactive simulation COMPUTERS & INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, 31 :417-420 >DOI >Link

SAWHNEY A, ABOURIZK SM. 1995. HSM-SIMULATION-BASED PLANNING METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT-ASCE, 121 :297-303 >DOI >Link

ABOURIZK SM, SAWHNEY A. 1993. SUBJECTIVE AND INTERACTIVE DURATION ESTIMATION - REPLY CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 20 :720-721 >DOI >Link

ABOURIZK SM, SAWHNEY A. 1993. SUBJECTIVE AND INTERACTIVE DURATION ESTIMATION CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, 20 :457-470 >DOI >Link

Swamy RRDTV, Tiwari P, Sawhney A. Assessing determinants of PPP project performance: applying AHP to urban drinking water sector in India Journal of Property Management, 36 :1-21

Ahuja R, Sawhney A, Arif M. Developing Organizational Capabilities to Deliver Lean and Green Project Outcomes using BIM Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management,

Sawhney A, Maheswari JU. Design Coordination Using Cloud-based Smart Building Element Models International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, 5 :445-453

AlKilani SG, Jupp JR, Sawhney A. Readying a Developing Economy for National Performance Measurement and Benchmarking: A Case Study of the Jordanian Construction Industry International Journal for Housing Science and Its Applications, 37 :11-21 >Link

Sawhney A, Singhal P. Drivers and Barriers to the Use of Building Information Modelling in India International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 2 :46-63 >DOI

Chapters

Sawhney A, Singh MM, Ahuja R. 2017. Worldwide BIM Overview Wu P, Li H, Wang X. Integrated Building Information Modelling :1-45 Bentham Books 978-1-68108-458-9 >DOI

AbouRizk S, Halpin D, Sawhney A. 1994. Modeling Uncertainty in Construction Simulation Ayyub BM, Gupta MM. Uncertainty modelling and analysis theory and applications Elsevier Science Ltd

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Nanyam VPSN, Basu R, Sawhney A, Prasad JK. 2015. Selection framework for evaluating housing technologies Hajdu M, Skibniewski MJ. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2015, SELECTED PAPERS, Creative Construction Conference 2015, Selected Papers 123 :333-341 >DOI >Link

Singh MM, Sawhney A, Borrmann A. 2015. Modular coordination and BIM: Development of rule based smart building components Hajdu M, Skibniewski MJ. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2015, SELECTED PAPERS, Creative Construction Conference 2015, Selected Papers 123 :519-527 >DOI >Link

Charlesraj VPC, Sawhney A, Singh MM, Sreekumar A. 2015. BIM studio-an immersive curricular tool for construction project management education 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining: Connected to the Future, Proceedings,

Sawhney A, Mukherjee KK, Rahimian FP, Goulding JS. 2014. Scenario thinking approach for leveraging ICT to support SMEs in the Indian construction industry Hajdu M, Skibniewski MJ. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2014, Creative Construction Conference (CC) 85 :446-453 >DOI >Link

Abrishami S, Goulding J, Rahimian FP, Ganah A, Sawhney A. 2014. G-BIM framework and development process for integrated AEC design automation Hajdu M, Skibniewski MJ. CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE 2014, Creative Construction Conference (CC) 85 :10-17 >DOI >Link

Ahuja R, Sawhney A, Arif M. 2014. Bim based conceptual framework for lean and green integration 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Understanding and Improving Project Based Production, IGLC 2014, :123-132

Arif M, Bendi D, Sawhney A, Iyer KC. 2012. State of offsite construction in India-Drivers and barriers Ball A, Mishra R, Gu F, Rao BKN. 25TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON CONDITION MONITORING AND DIAGNOSTIC ENGINEERING (COMADEM 2012), 25th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering (COMADEM) 364 >DOI >Link

Amarnath CB, Sawhney A, Uma Maheswari J. 2011. Cloud computing to enhance collaboration, coordination and communication in the construction industry Proceedings of the 2011 World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, WICT 2011, :1235-1240 >DOI

Palaniappan S, Sawhney A, Bashford HH, Walsh KD. 2007. Special purpose simulation template for workflow analysis in construction Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference, :2090-2098 >DOI

Palaniappan S, Sawhney A, Janssen MA, Walsh KD. 2007. Modeling construction safety as an agent-based emergent phenomenon Automation and Robotics in Construction - Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, :375-382

Palaniappan S, Sawliney A, Sarjoughian HS. 2006. Application of the DEVS framework in construction simulation PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2006 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1-5, 2006 Winter Simulation Conference :2077-+ >DOI >Link

Bashford H, Sawhney A, Walsh K, Thompson J. 2005. Residential construction and the influence of inspections on cycle time Construction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress, :145-151

Sawhney A, Bashford H, Palaniappan S, Walsh K, Thompson J. 2005. A discrete event simulation model to analyze the residential construction inspection process Proceedings of the 2005 ASCE International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering, :1415-1425

Walsh KD, Sawhney A, Bashford HH. 2003. Simulation of the residential lumber supply chain Chick SE, Sanchez PJ, Ferrin D, Morrice DJ. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2003 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, 36th Winter Simulation Conference :1548-1551 >DOI >Link

Bashford HH, Walsh KD, Sawhney A. 2003. Relationships between System Loading and Cycle Time in a Residential Construction Production System Contruction Research Congress, Winds of Change: Integration and Innovation in Construction, Proceedings of the Congress, :329-336

Sawhney A, Bashford H, Walsh K, Mulky AR. 2003. Agent-based Modeling and Simulation in construction Chick SE, Sanchez PJ, Ferrin D, Morrice DJ. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2003 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, 36th Winter Simulation Conference :1541-1547 >DOI >Link

Bashford H, Sawhney A, Mund A, Walsh K. 2002. Process mapping of residential foundation slab construction processes Yucesan E, Chen CH, Snowdon JL, Charnes JM. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2002 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, 35th Winter Simulation Conference :1752-1758 >Link

Peten G, Sawhney A, Badger W. 2002. Overview of summer research program for undergraduate students in construction ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, :13003-13017

Walsh KD, Hershauer JC, Walsh TA, Tommelein ID, Sawhney A. 2002. Lead time reduction via pre-positioning of inventory in an industrial construction supply chain Yucesan E, Chen CH, Snowdon JL, Charnes JM. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2002 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, 35th Winter Simulation Conference :1737-1744 >Link

Sawhney A, Bashford H, Walsh K, Mund A. 2001. Simulation of production homebuilding using simphony Peters BA, Smith JS, Medeiros DJ, Rohrer MW. WSC'01: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2001 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 01) :1521-1527 >Link

Sawhney A, Vamadevan A. 2000. Petri net-based scheduling of a bridge project Walsh KD. CONSTRUCTION CONGRESS VI, PROCEEDING, 6th Construction Congress on Building Together for a Better Tomorrow in an Increasingly Complex World :107-114 >Link

Sawhney A, Marble J, Mund A, Vamadevan A. 2000. Internet based interactive construction management learning system Walsh KD. CONSTRUCTION CONGRESS VI, PROCEEDING, 6th Construction Congress on Building Together for a Better Tomorrow in an Increasingly Complex World :280-288 >Link

Sawhney A, Deshpande H, Mund A. 2000. Javabeans-based framework for construction simulation Joines JA, Barton RR, Kang K, Fishwick PA. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2000 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, VOLS 1 AND 2, 2000 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC '00) :1919-1925 >Link

Sawhney A, Koczenasz J, Bashford B, Mund A. 2000. Internet-based interactive construction management learning system ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, :3699-3708

Sawhney A, Mund A. 1999. Neural network based crane selection system Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 3 :47-56

Sawhney A, Manickam J, Mund A, Marble J. 1999. Java-based simulation of construction processes using silk Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, 2 :985-991

Sawhney A, Mund A, Marble J. 1999. Simulation of the structural steel erection process Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, 2 :942-947

Sawhney A, Rotsawatsuk P, Mund A. 1999. Enhancing construction engineering education using internet based tools ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, :2177-2185

Sawhney A, Mund A. 1998. Simulation based construction management learning system Medeiros DJ, Watson EF, Carson JS, Manivannan MS. 1998 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS 1 AND 2, 1998 Winter Simulation Conference on Simulation in the 21st-Century (WSC 98) :1319-1324 >Link

Sawhney A. 1997. Petri Net based simulation of construction schedules Andradottir S, Healy KJ, Withers DH, Nelson BL. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1997 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE, 1997 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 97) :1111-1118 >DOI >Link

Sawhney A, Abourizk SM. 1995. Application of hierarchical and modular simulation to a bridge planning project Mohsen JP. COMPUTING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, VOLS 1 AND 2, 2nd Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering (II-CCCE) :727-734 >Link

SAWHNEY A, ABOURIZK SM. 1994. AP3 - ADVANCED PROJECT PLANNING PARADIGM FOR CONSTRUCTION Tew JD, Manivannan MS, Sadowski DA, Seila AF. 1994 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, 1994 Winter Simulation Conference :1153-1158 >Link

AbouRizk SM, Dozzi SP, Sawhney A. 1993. An automated database system for construction bidding Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, :678-686

Engagement & Impact

External committees:

Committee name: Standard Setting Committee, Organisation: International Construction Measurement Standard (ICMS) Coalition, Position: Member, URL: https://icms-coalition.org/