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Built Environment

Dr Onur Dursun

Dr Onur Dursun

Telephone: 0151 904 6174

Biography

Dr.-Ing. Onur Dursun has joined the Department of Built Environment as Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in 2019. Prior to this appointment, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, Yasar University (Izmir, Turkey); a Visiting Lecturer at German University in Cairo (Berlin, Germany); and a Researcher at the Institute of Construction Economics, University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Teaching Assistant at Istanbul Technical University (Turkey). He was awarded a Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) degree in the subject of Construction Economics by University of Stuttgart in 2013. He obtained two MSc degrees in Construction Project Management from University of Reading (UK) and Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Dursun is interested in research areas/topics related to (1) construction economics – early estimation of key project determinants using statistical modelling and machine learning methods; (2) optimization of building design based on selected performance metrics using simulations coupled with genetic algorithms; (3) integration of virtual reality in building design education. Throughout his career, Dr. Dursun has taught wide spectrum of subjects in built environment at all levels - including, but not limited to, construction project management, economic evaluation of building projects, legal aspects of building projects, virtual environments in building design, research approaches and design, and structural design and analysis.

Languages

English
German
Turkish

Degrees

2013, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Doctor of Engineering
2009, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, M.Sc
2008, University of Reading, United Kingdom, M.Sc
2006, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, B.Sc

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Department of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Assistant Professor, Architecture, Yasar University, 2014 - 2019
Part-time Lecturer, German University in Cairo, 2013 - 2014
Research Fellow, Institute for Construction Economics, University of Stuttgart, 2009 - 2013
Research and Teaching Assistant, Istanbul Technical University, 2007 - 2009

Publications

Journal article

Teksoy M, Dursun O. 2019. A Novel Framework to Evaluate the Performance of Responsive Kinetic Shading Devices Light & Engineering, 27 :51-60 >DOI

Morales-Beltran M, Turan G, Dursun O, Nijsse R. 2019. Energy dissipation and performance assessment of double damped outriggers in tall buildings under strong earthquakes STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF TALL AND SPECIAL BUILDINGS, 28 >DOI >Link

Dursun O, Stoy C. 2016. Conceptual Estimation of Construction Costs Using the Multistep Ahead Approach JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, 142 >DOI >Link

Dursun O, Stoy C. 2012. Determinants of construction duration for building projects in Germany Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19 :444-468 >DOI

Stoy C, Pollalis S, Dursun O. 2012. A concept for developing construction element cost models for German residential building projects International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 4 :38-53 >DOI

Dursun O, Stoy C. 2011. Time-cost relationship of building projects: Statistical adequacy of categorization with respect to project location Construction Management and Economics, 29 :97-106 >DOI

Hillig JB, Dan-Asabe D, Donyavi S, Dursun O, Thampuratty A, Elliott PM. 2011. Discussion: Fidic's red book 1999 edition: A study review Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, 164 :209-210 >DOI

Hillig JB, Dan-Asabe D, Donyavi S, Dursun O, Thampuratty A. 2010. Fidic's red book 1999 edition: A study review Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, 163 :129-133 >DOI

Conference publication

Elbi D, Ekim HF, Dursun O. 2016. Optimizing Natural Ventilation Strategy in Existing Buildings using Differential Evolution Case of Architectural Studio Classrooms 2016 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION (CEC), IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) held as part of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) :3895-3900 >Link

Uyduran HG, Iseri OK, Ustunes Y, Dursun O. 2016. Optimizing Wall Insulation Material Parameters in Renovation Projects using NSGA-II 2016 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION (CEC), IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) held as part of IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI) :4208-4213 >Link

Dursun O, Ekici B, Sariyildiz S. 2015. Time-cost optimization at the conceptual design stage using differential evolution 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, CEC 2015 - Proceedings, :2237-2244 >DOI

Dursun O, Ekici B, Sariyildiz S. 2015. Time-Cost Optimization at the Conceptual Design Stage Using Differential Evolution Case of Single Family Housing Projects in Germany 2015 IEEE CONGRESS ON EVOLUTIONARY COMPUTATION (CEC), IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) :2237-2244 >Link

Aydin EE, Dursun O, Chatzikonstantinou I, Ekici B. 2015. Optimisation of energy consumption and daylighting using building performance surrogate model Crawford RH, Stephan A. LIVING AND LEARNING: RESEARCH FOR A BETTER BUILT ENVIRONMENT, 49th International Conference of the Architectural-Science-Association :536-546 >Link

Book

Dursun O. 2014. Early estimation of project determinants: Predictions through establishing the basis of new building projects in Germany :1-138 9783110346381 >DOI