Prof. Dr. Ahmet Oztas

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Oztas
Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Oztas

International Relations Office

Position:  Prof. Dr. 

BackgroundResearchPublicationsCourses
Education (PhD, MSc/MA, BSc/BA)

Ph.D. : Manchester University, Institute of Science and

Technology (UMIST), Department of Civil Engineering

Manchester, U.K., 1995.

MSc. : Istanbul University, Faculty of Management, Institute of

Management, Construction Management program,

Istanbul, Turkey, 1988.

B.Sc : Istanbul Technical University, Civil Engineering Faculty,

Civil Engineering Department, Istanbul, Turkey, 1987.

B.Sc : Inonu University, Art and Science Faculty, Mathematics

Malatya, Turkey, 1983

Teaching philosophy

My teaching philosophy is based on the 21st century view of teaching with students being the center of the teaching-learning process. According to this view, my main principle of teaching is to guide, direct and lead my students professionally in the process of acquiring knowledge and skills.

Previous positions
  1. 2012-2017: President - Ishik University, Erbil,Iraq.
  2. 2008-2012: Dean – Engineering Faculty, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  3. 2006-2007: Fellow Researcher – EU Joint Research Center, Ispra, Italy.
  4. 1999-2004: Director – Kilis Vocational High School, Gaziantep University, Kilis, Turkey.
  5. 1996-2012: Lecturer – Civil Engineering Department, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey.
  6. 1989-1996: Research Assistant - Civil Engineering Department, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey.
Research interests
  1. Construction management, Risk management, Planning and scheduling, Ready mixed concrete, Construction contracts, quality management, Knowledge based systems, soft computing techniques.
Supervision

SUPERVISED PhD. THESIS

  1. Ökmen Ö. “Activity scheduling of construction projects under uncertainty: a risk analysis based modeling approach”, Ph.D thesis, Gaziantep University, May 2008.
  2. Keci, J. “Risk Management for Large Infrastructure Public Private Partnership Delivery”, PhD thesis, Civil Engineering Department, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Albania. June 2017. (as external Co-Supervisor).
  3. Hoxha E. “Risk Assessment and Allocation for Building Construction Projects in Preliminary Phase: A comparison between Austrian and Albanian Construction Industry”, PhD Thesis, Wien University, in progress. (as volunteer external co-supervisor).
  4. Ertas, M. H. “A new Risk Analsis and risk assessment Approach for Construction Demolition Works”. PhD Thesis, Civil Engineering Department, Firat University, July 2016. (as external Co-supervisor).

SUPERVISED MSc. THESIS

I have supervised a number of MSc thesis in Civil Engineering Department of Gaziantep University since 1998.

  1. Ulusoy, Y.Y. “Total Quality Management in Ready-Mixed Concrete Industry”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, February 2001.
  2. Keklikçi, G. “Development of an Interface between a Knowledge Based System and Project Management System”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, February 2001.
  3. Şahmaran, M. “Statistical Quality Control in Concrete Using Statistical Techniques”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, February 2001.
  4. Bölükbaşı, A. “SWOT Analysis in Construction in Gaziantep Region”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, July 2002.
  5. Özbay, E. “Development of Quality Assurance System in Building Construction”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, September 2002.
  6. Ökmen Ö. “Risk Analysis and Management of Construction Projects Tendered Under Design-Build (Turnkey) Contract System”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, September 2002.
  7. Yavuz, E. “Development of A Cost Risk Analysis Spreadsheet Model”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, January 2003.
  8. Güzelsoy, S. S. “Effectiveness of Quality Management Systems in Turkish Construction Sector”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, September 2003.
  9. Erkılıç, N. “A Study of Comparison of FIDIC and Conditions of Construction Contracts in Turkey”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, June 2004.
  10. Erdoğan, E. T. “Mark-up Estimation Using Data Mining Techniques”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, 2005.
  11. Kızılok,U. “Determining the Future Trends in Construction Management Research”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, 2006.
  12. Duran, O. “Current Risk Management Applications In Turkish Construction Industry”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, 2006.
  13. Kaplan, T. “Development of User Interface Software System for Correlated Cost Risk Analysis Model (CCRAM) with Visual Basic”, Thesis, Gaziantep Univ., June 2009.
  14. Ertaş, H. “Examining the utility of summer practices and graduation projects in the education of civil engineering for the career”, MSc. Thesis, Gaziantep University, July 2009.
  15. Hoxha, E., “Risk Assessment and Allocation for Building Construction Projects in Preliminary Phase in Albanian Construction Industry”, MSc Thesis, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, July 2011.
  16. Lushnjari, A., “How Does the Project Management Office Brings Value in A Complex Project: A Case study Devoll Hydropower Project”, MSc Thesis, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, March 2012.
  17. Shushku, F., “An Optimization of Costs of Green Construction: A case study of Shopping Center in Albania”, MSc Thesis, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, August 2012.
  18. Sulo, R., “Health and Safety Management – Does it pay to Keep People Safe”, MSc Thesis, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, September 2012.
  19. Ballhysa, V., “Development of Pre-Design Cost Model for Construction Projects and Critical Factors Affecting Construction Cost in Albania”, MSc Thesis, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania, October 2012.
  20. Salah, F., “Investigation of strengths and weaknesses of 4D- BIM sequencing in managing construction projects”, MSc Thesis, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey, June 2014.

 

Journals
  1. A1. Halis, M. and Öztas, A. “Quality Cost Analysis in ISO 9000-Certified Turkish Companies”, Managerial Auditing Journal, Emerald, 17-1/2, 101-104, (2002).
  2. A2. Öztaş, A. Ökmen, Ö., “Risk Analysis In Fixed-price Design-build Construction Projects”, J. Building and Environment, 39/2, 229-237, (2004).
  3. A3. Öztaş, A. Özbay, E. and Yeğinobalı, A. “Current Status of Total Quality Management Implementation in Turkish Cement Industry”, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, Thomas Telford, 15/7, 985-999, (2004).
  4. A4. Öztaş, A. Ökmen, Ö. “Judgmental Risk Analysis Process Development in Construction Projects”, Building and Environment, 40/9, 1244-1254, (2005).
  5. A5. Öztaş, A. Pala, M. Özbay, E., Kanca, E., Çağlar, N., and Bahatti, M. A. “Predicting the Compressive Strength and Slump of High Performance Concrete using Artificial Neural Network”, J. Construction and Building Materials, 20/9, 769-775, (2006).
  6. A6. Pala, M. Özbay, E., Öztaş, A., Yüce, M. I. “Apraisal of Long Term Effects of Fly Ash and Silica Fume on Compressive Strength Concrete by Neural Network”, Construction and Building Materials, 21/2, 384-394, (2007).
  7. A7. Öztaş, A. Güzelsoy, S. and Tekinkus, M. “Development of Quality Matrix to Measure the Effectiveness of Quality Management Systems in Turkish Construction Industry”, Building and Environment, 42/3, 1219-1228, (2007).
  8. A8. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. “Construction Project Network Evaluation with Correlated Schedule Risk Analysis Model (CSRAM)” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 134/1, 49-63, (2008).
  9. A9. Baykasoğlu, A., Özbay, E., Tolga Göğüş, M. and Öztaş, A. (2009) ‘Contractor selection with Multi Criteria Decision Support tools’, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, 4(2), pp.174–197.
  10. A10. Özbay, E., Öztaş, A., Baykasoglu, A., Ozbebek, H. (2009) “Investigating mix proportions of high strength self compacting concrete by using Taguchi method”, Construction and Building Materials, 23/2, 384-394.
  11. A11. Baykasoglu, A., Öztaş, A., Özbay, E. (2009) “Prediction and multi-objective optimization of high-strength concrete parameters via soft computing approaches”, Expert System With Applications, 36, 6145-6155.
  12. A12. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2010) “Construction Cost Analysis under Uncertainty with Correlated Cost Risk Analysis Model”, Construction Management and Economics, 28(2), p. 203-212.
  13. A13. Kaplan, H., Bilgin, H., Yilmaz, S., Binici, H., and Öztaş, A. (2010) “Structural damages of L’Aquila (Italy) earthquake”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 499–507,
  14. A14. Özbay, E., Öztaş, A., Baykasoglu, A. (2010) “Cost optimization of high-strength concretes by soft computing techniques”, Computers and Concrete, 7(3), 221-237.
  15. A15. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2014) “A CPM-based scheduling method for construction projects with fuzzy sets”, J. South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 56(2), p. 2-8, paper 989.
  16. A16. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2014) “Uncertainty evaluation with fuzzy schedule risk analysis model in activity networks of construction projects”, J. South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 56(2), p. 9-20, paper 990.
  17. A17. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2015) “Scenario based evaluation of a cost risk model through sensitivity analysis”, J. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM), EMERALD, 22(4), p403-423.
  18. A18. Oztas, A., Ozdemir, M., Mart, C.T., (2017) “Perspectives on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Case Study at Ishik University”, Int. J. of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences (HRMARS), 7(9), p268-272.

 

  1. B1. Haksever, M., Öztaş, A. (1995) "Geleceğin Yapı Sektörü", Petek Elektronik Dergi, 3/1, İTÜ-MD.
  2. B2. Özkul, H., Öztaş A. (1998) “Adana Deprem Araştırma Raporu”, Hazır Beton Dergisi, THBB, 5/28, 40-42.
  3. B2. Öztas, A. (2001) "Deprem, Yapı Kalitesi ve Yapı Denetimi", Uğurlu Haberler, 1, 10-11, Gaziantep.
  4. B4. Öztas, A. Ulusoy, Y.Y. (2001) ”Hazır Beton Endüstrisinde Kalite Sistemleri”, Hazır Beton Dergisi, THBB, 8/47, 74-77
  5. B5. Öztas, A. (2003) “Bingöl Depreminden İzlenimler – Yapıların Yıkılma Nedenleri”, Gaziantep İnşaat Müteahhitleri Derneği Bülteni, 5, 13-15, Gaziantep.
  6. B6. Öztas, A. (2003) “Bingöl Depremi Beton Araştırma Raporu”, Hazır Beton Dergisi, THBB, 10/56, 93-95.

 

Proceedings
  1. C1. Öztaş, A., Al-Halaby, M.N.H., Abdul-Rahman, H. (1992) "Improving Schedule Performance Using Quality Cost Information and Delay Mitigation Technique", 2nd Conference on Information Technology and its Applications, ITA'92, Leicester, U.K.
  2. C2. Öztaş A., Smith, N.J. and McCarthy, T. (1993) "A Knowledge Based Approach to the Mitigation of the Effects of Construction Delays", Proc. 9th ARCOM Conference on Advances in Construction Management Research, Oxford, 85-95, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K.
  3. C3. Öztaş, A. and Ulusoy, Y.Y. (2000) ”Implementation of ISO 9000 and TQM in the Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Industry”, Proc. 5th. Int. Conference on ISO and TQM in new Millennium, Singapore, 26-31.
  4. C4. Öztaş, A. Çanakcı, H. (2000) “Knowledge Based System For Site Investigation Guidance And Foundation Selection For GAP Region”, Proc. 4th. Int. Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Gazimağusa.
  5. C5. Ulusoy, Y.Y., Öztas, A. (2000) ”Bir Hazır Beton Tesisinde Toplam Kalite Yönetimi ve Sonuçları”, 4th. Proc. Int. Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, Gazimağusa.
  6. C6. Halis, M. and Öztas, A. (2001) “Quality Cost Analysis on Turkish Companies Having ISO 9000 Certificate”, Proc. 6th. Int. Conference on ISO 9000 and TQM, 60-65, Scotland.
  7. C7. Keklikci, G. and Öztaş, A. (2002) “Developing an Interface Between Project Management and Knowledge Based Expert System”, 5. International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, İstanbul.
  8. C8. Çevik, A. Arıkan, M., Öztaş, A. (2002) “Subcontracting Relationship in Turkish Construction Industry: Subcontractor’s viewpoint”, GAP VI. Mühendislik Kongresi,  Şanlıurfa.
  9. C9. Keklikci, G. and Öztaş, A. (2003) “Expert System Applications In Construction Management”, 12. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Çanakkale.
  10. C10. Sahmaran, M., Öztaş, A., Gündüz, M. (2006) “A case study: Assessment of a construction quality management program for a multi-national project in Turkey” 4. International Engineering and Construction Conference, ASCE, Los Angles, CA.
  11. C11. Güven, A., Günal, M., Öztaş, A. (2006) “A Knowledge Based System for Decision of Water Transmission Line Under Uncertainty”, Proc. 7th. Int. Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering, İstanbul.
  12. C12. Özbay, E., Baykasoğlu, A., Öztaş, A., Özbebek, H. (2006) “An Experimental Comparison Of Optimum Mix Proportions Of High Strength Concrete Proposed By Taguchi Method And Genetic Algorithm”, IMS - 5th Int. Symp. on Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Sakarya.
  13. C13. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2006) “Application Of Stochastic CPM, PERT And Judgmental Risk Analysis Process (JRAP) Adapted CPM: A Comparative Study” 4. International Engineering and Construction Conference, ASCE, Los Angles, CA.
  14. C14. Öztaş, A., Baykasoğlu, A., Özbay, E. (2007) “Prediction of Permeation Characteristics of High Strength Concretes By Neural Networks”, Int. Symp. on Advances in Cement Based Materials and Applications in Civil Infrastructure (ACBM-ACI), Lahore-Pakistan, 12-14 December, pages 477-489.
  15. C15. Pinto, A., Geradin, M., Dimova, S., Tsionis, G., Mehr, K., Taucer, F. Gutierrez, E. Altinyollar, A., Oztas, A. (2007) “EUROCODES: Building the Future - Implementation, Harmonisation and Further Development”, Poster, Final Workshop, LESSLOSS - European Integrated Project (FP6), Belgirate – ITALY.
  16. C16.  Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2009) “Korelasyonlu Aktivite Şebekesi Risk Analizi Modeli ve Bir İnşaat Projesi Üzerinde Örnek Uygulaması”, 5. Yapı İşletmesi/ Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, Eskişehir, Türkiye, 22-23 October 2009, pages 329- 338.
  17. C17. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2009) “A New Procedure For Activity Network Calculations of Critical Path Method With Fuzzy Sets”, First International Fuzzy Systems Symposium, Ankara, Turkey, 01-02 October, pages 20-26.
  18. C18. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2010) “Risk Analysis of Construction Projects with Correlated Cost Risk Analysis Model: A Case Study”, 9th Int. Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2010), p27-30 Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey.
  19. C19. Kaplan, H., Bilgin, H., Binici, H., Yilmaz, S., and Öztaş, A. (2010) “Performance of masonry structures during the 2009 L’Aquila (Italy) earthquake”, 8th International Masonry Conference 2010 in Dresden, IMS, 04-07 July 2010, TU-Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
  20. C20. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2011) “A Procedure for Application of Critical Path Method with Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Operations ”, 1. Int. Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering, BCCCE, 19-21 May 2011, EPOKA University, Tirana, ALBANIA.
  21. C21. Öztaş, A. (2012) “Risk Management in Construction Projects and Current Trends in Implementation ”, 1. International Students’ Conference of Civil Engineering, ISCCE 2012, 10-11 May 2012, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  22. C22. Öner, M. S., Öztaş, A. (2012) “Integration of Project Scheduling with BIM Visualization – 4D Modeling”, 1. International Students’ Conference of Civil Engineering, ISCCE 2012, 10-11 May 2012, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  23. C23. Blloku, M. Öztaş, A. (2013) “A case study of the delays of dam and cannels construction in Albania ”, 2. Int. Balkans Conference on Challenges of Civil Engineering, BCCCE, 23-25 May 2013, EPOKA University, Tirana, ALBANIA.
  24. C24. Hoxha, E., Öztaş, A. (2012) “Risk Assessment and Allocation for Building Construction Projects in Preliminary Phase in Albanian Construction Industry”, 1. International Students’ Conference of Civil Engineering, ISCCE 2012, 10-11 May 2012, Epoka University, Tirana, Albania.
  25. C25. Ökmen, Ö. Öztaş, A. (2014) “Evaluating Uncertainty in Schedules of Linear Repetitive Unit-Based Construction Projects”, 11th Int. Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering (ACE 2014), Istanbul Technical University, 21- 25 October 2014, Istanbul, Turkey.
  26. C26. Oztas, A., Ozdemir, M., Mart, C.T., (2016) “Perspectives on Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Case Study at Ishik University”, 6th Int. Arab Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, 9-11 Feb 2016, Khartoum, Sudan.

 

2018-2019

 

  1. CE 427 – Construction Planning (Undergraduate)
2017-2018