The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department-ARE/CEPM
301 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C1752
Austin, TX 78712-1094
Area(s) of Expertise:
Construction Engineering Project Management
Ph.D., Stanford University, Stanford, California, Civil Engineering, 1998
M.S., Stanford University, Stanford, California, Engineering-Economic Systems, 1994
M.S. Stanford University, Stanford, California, Civil Engineering, 1992
B.S. Columbia University, New York, New York, Civil Engineering, 1991
Production Systems: project supply chain management, project controls; Computer Integrated Construction: information integration, collaborative systems, human-computer interaction, implementation issues
O’Brien, W., and Soibelman, L. (2004). “Technology and Engineering Dimensions: Collecting and Interpreting New Information for Civil and Environmental Management.” In Zimmerman, R. and T. Horman, (Eds.) Digital Infrastructures: Enabling Civil and Environmental Systems Through Information Technology, Routledge, pp. 19-36.
Yang, B., J. Geunes, and W. O'Brien. (2004). “A Heuristic Approach for Minimizing Weighted Tardiness and Overtime Costs in Single Resource Scheduling.” Computers and Operations Research, 31(8), pp. 1273-1301.
O’Brien, W. (2003). “4D CAD and Dynamic Resource Planning for Specialist Contractors: Case Study and Issues.” In Issa, R., Flood, I., and O’Brien, W., (Eds.), 4D CAD and Visualization in Construction: Developments and Applications, A. A. Balkema, Lisse, The Netherlands, 101-124.
O’Brien, W., R. Issa, J. Hammer, M. Schmalz, J. Geunes, and S. Bai. (2002). “SEEK: Accomplishing Enterprise Information Integration Across Heterogeneous Sources,” ITCON-Electronic Journal of Information Technology in Construction, Special Edition on Knowledge Management, 7, pp. 101-124.
O’Brien, W and M. Fischer. (2000). “Importance of Capacity Constraints to Construction Cost and Schedule,” ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 126(5), pp. 366-373.