Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam, P.ENG.

Educational Background

  • PhD – Civil Engineering - University of Ottawa, ON
  • MASc – Civil Engineering - University of Toronto, ON
  • BEng – Civil Engineering- Ryerson University, ON

General Background

Dr. Tesfamariam received his Ph.D. from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa. His doctoral research work is on developing a risk-based seismic screening criteria using fuzzy based techniques. He joined the School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan as an assistant professor in January 2008, and promoted to associate professor in July 2013. Prior to joining UBC Okanagan, he has worked for over seven years at the National Research Council Canada on developing different decision support tools for infrastructure management, and analytical and numerical based modelling of pipe failures. Dr. Tesfamariam’s current research interest entails: developing a multi hazard risk-based decision support tools for infrastructure management (earthquake, wind, fire, etc.);  hybrid building design; risk management of civil infrastructure system; and vulnerability assessment of spatially distributed network systems.

Teaching Interests

  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Decision Analysis and Optimization for Civil Engineering
  • Infrastructure Management

Research Interests

Dr. Tesfamariam’s expertise in broader areas of civil engineering, and his current research in risk assessment and management of civil infrastructure entail:

  • Seismic risk assessment of reinforced concrete buildings and civil infrastructure systems
  • Hybrid building design
  • Seismic risk management (decision making, retrofitting, optimization)
  • Risk-based decision making for infrastructure management
  • Vulnerability assessment of spatially distributed assets (power transmission network, water distribution network, etc.)
  • Non-destructive evaluation of civil infrastructure
  • Multi criteria decision making

For more details and current projects, please see my research website: Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systemslinks to external site

Publications

Book/Book Chapter 


Tesfamariam, S. and Goda, K. [Editors] (2013). Handbook of Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK).


Tesfamariam, S. and Goda, K. (2013). Seismic risk analysis and management of civil infrastructure systems: an overview, Chapter 6. Handbook of Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems (Edited by: S. Tesfamariam and K. Goda), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK).


Tesfamariam, S. and Liu, Z. (2013). Seismic risk analysis using Bayesian belief networks, Chapter 7. Handbook of Seismic Risk Analysis and Management of Civil Infrastructure Systems (Edited by: S. Tesfamariam and K. Goda), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK).



Tesfamariam, S. and Martín-Pérez, B. (2010). Chapter 19: Stress wave propagation for evaluation of reinforced concrete structures. Non-destructive Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Structures: Non-destructive Testing Methods (Volume 2) (Edited by: Dr. Christiane Maierhofer, Professor Hans-Wolf Reinhardt and Dr. Gerd Dobmann), Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK), pp 24.

Makar, J., Rogge, R., McDonald, S. and Tesfamariam, S. 2005. The Effect of Corrosion Pitting on Circumferential Failures in Grey Cast Iron Pipes. AWWA Research Foundation, Denver Co, pp 115.

Refereed Journal

2013

J51. Cavalieri, F., Franchin, P., Buritica, J.A.M., and Tesfamariam, S. (Accepted on 30th October 2013). Models for seismic vulnerability analysis of power networks: comparative assessment. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering - An International Journal.
[Special issue on Sustainability and Resilience of Spatially Distributed Civil infrastructure systems Guest Editor: M. Shinozuka]

J50. Francisque, A. Shahriar, A. Islam, N. Betrie, G., Siddiqui, R.B., Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R., (Accepted on 24 October 2013).  A decision support tool for water mains renewal for small to medium sized utilities: A Risk Index Approach. Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA, (JWSRTAQUA-D-13-00105R2).

J49. Schneider, J., Karacabeyli, E., Popovski, M., Stiemer, S.F., Tesfamariam, S. (Accepted on 18 October 2013). Damage assessment of connections used in cross laminated timber subject to cyclic loads. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities (Ms. No. CFENG-749R3).

J48. Haider, H., Ali, W., Haydar, S., Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R. (Accepted on 21st September 2013). Modeling exposure period for Solar Disinfection (SODIS) under varying turbidity and cloud cover conditions, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, (DOI: 10.1007/s10098-013-0677-4).

J47. Haider, H., Sadiq, R., and Tesfamariam, S. (Accepted on 19th July 2013).  Performance indicators for small and medium sized water supply systems: A review. Environmental Reviews, (DOI: 10.1139/er-2013-0013).

J46. Tesfamariam, S., Goda, K. and Mondal, G. (Accepted July 31, 2013) Seismic vulnerability of RC frame with unreinforced masonry infill due to mainshock-aftershock earthquake sequences. Earthquake Spectra, in press.

J45. Shen, Y.-L., Schneider, J. Tesfamariam, S., Stiemer, S.F. and Mu, Z.-G. (2013). Hysteresis behavior of bracket connection in cross-laminated-timber shear walls. Construction & Building Materials, 48, 980–991.

J44. Mondal, G. and Tesfamariam, S. (2014). Effect of vertical irregularity and thickness of unreinforced masonry infill on the robustness of RC frame buildings. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics43(2), 205–223.

J43. Wu, D., Tesfamariam, S., Stiemer, S. and Cui, J. (Accepted April 18, 2013). Comparison of seismic performance of RC frame building before and after Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan Province. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, in press.

J42. Tesfamariam, S., Sanchez-Silva, M. and Rajeev, P. (2013). Effect of material properties and topologic irregularities on life cycle cost analysis of reinforced concrete buildings. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 17(4), 590–610.

J41. Kabir, G., Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. (Accepted March, 2013). A review of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods for infrastructure management. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, in press.

J40. Hare, W., Nutini, J., and Tesfamariam, S. (2013). A survey of non-gradient optimization methods in structural engineering. Advances in Engineering Software, 59, 19–28.

J39. Bolar, A., Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R. (Accepted February 2013). Management of civil infrastructure systems: a QFD-based approach. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems (ISENG-408).

J38. Betrie, G.D., Tesfamariam, S., Morin, K.A., Sadiq, R. 2013. Predicting copper concentrations in acid mine drainage: a comparative analysis of five machine learning techniques. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185(5), 4171–4182.

J37. Betrie, G.D., Sadiq, R., Morin, K.A., and Tesfamariam, S. 2013. Selection of remedial alternatives for mine sites: a multicriteria decision analysis approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 119(2013), 36–46.

*J36. Duerr, K., Tesfamariam, S., Wickramasinghe, V. and Grewal, A. 2013. Variable stiffness smart structure systems to mitigate seismic induced building damages. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42(2), 221–237.

J35. Bolar, A., Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. 2013. Condition assessment for bridges: a hierarchical evidential reasoning (HER) framework. Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 9(7), 648-666.

J34. Alam, M.N., Tesfamariam, S. and Alam, M.S. 2013. Application of GIS in multi-hazard risk application. ASCE Natural Hazard Review, 14(1), 66–78.

2012

*J33. Rajeev, P. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Seismic fragilities for reinforced concrete buildings with consideration of irregularities. Structural safety, 39, 1-13.

J32. Wu, S.D., Tesfamariam, S, Stiemer, S.F. and Qin, D. 2012. Seismic fragility assessment of RC frame structure designed according to modern Chinese seismic design code of buildings. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 11(3), 331-342.

*J31. Rajeev, P. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012.  Seismic fragilities of non-ductile reinforced concrete frames with consideration of soil structure interaction. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 40, 78–86.

J30. Shahriar, A., Modirzadeh, M., Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R. 2012. Seismic induced damageability evaluation of steel buildings: a fuzzy-TOPSIS method. Earthquakes and Structures, an International Journal, 3(5), 695-717.

J29. Alam, M.N., Alam, M.S. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Buildings’ seismic vulnerability assessment methods: a comparative study. Natural Hazards, 62(2), 405-424.

J28. Shahriar, A., Sadiq, R., and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Risk analysis for oil & gas pipelines: a sustainability assessment approach using fuzzy based bow-tie analysis. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 25(3), 505-523.

 [Listed as Top 25 Hottest Articles: Engineering | Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, #2 January-March 2012]

*J27. Bigdeli, K., Hare, W. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Configuration optimization of dampers for adjacent buildings under seismic excitations. Engineering Optimization, 44(12), 1491-1509.

J26. Komeili, M., Milani, A.S. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Performance based earthquake evaluation of reinforced concrete buildings using design of experiments. International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity (IJMSI), 6(1), 1-25.

J25. Modirzadeh, M., A.S. Tesfamariam, S. and Milani, A.S. 2012. Performance based earthquake evaluation of reinforced concrete buildings using design of experiments. Expert Systems with Applications, 39(3), 2919-2926.

J24. Tesfamariam, S. and Wang, Y.M. 2012. Risk-based seismic retrofit prioritization of reinforced concrete civic infrastructure: case study for state of Oregon schools and emergency facilities. ASCE Natural Hazard Review, 13(3), 188-195.

*J23. Cockburn, G. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Earthquake disaster risk index for Canadian cities using Bayesian belief networks. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 6(2), 128-140.

J22. Alam, S., Moni, M. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Seismic overstrength and ductility of concrete buildings reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloy rebar. Engineering Structures, 34(1), 8-20.

 [Listed as Top 25 Hottest Articles: Engineering | Engineering Structures, #16 January-March 2012]

2011

J21. Ismail, M.A., Sadiq, R., Soleymani, H.R., and Tesfamariam, S. 2011. Developing a road performance index using a Bayesian belief network model. Journal of the Franklin Institute, 348(9), 2539-2555.

J20. Deng, Y., Sadiq, R., Jiang, W. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011. Risk analysis in a linguistic environment: a fuzzy evidential reasoning-based approach. Expert Systems with Applications, 38(12), 15438-15446.

J19. Tesfamariam, S. and Sanchez-Silva, M. 2011. Fuzzy model of the life-cycle analysis of building in seismic regions. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 28(3), 261-278.

J18. Das, S., Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011. An aggregative fuzzy risk analysis for flood incident management. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management, 2(1), 31-40.

2010

J17. Sadiq, R. and Rodriguez, M. and Tesfamariam, S. 2010. Integrating indicators for performance assessment of small water utilities using ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operators, Expert Systems with Application, 37(7), 4881-4891.

J16. Tesfamariam, S. and Liu, Z. 2010. Earthquake induced damage classification for reinforced concrete buildings. Structural Safety, 32(2010), 154-164.

 [Listed as Top 25 Hottest Articles: Engineering | Structural Safety, #7 April-June 2010, #2 January-March 2010; #4 September 2009 – August 2010]

J15. Tesfamariam, S., Sadiq, R. and Najjaran, H. 2010. Decision-making under uncertainty – an example for seismic risk management. Risk Analysis, 30(1), 78-94.

J14. Tesfamariam, S. and Saatcioglu, M. 2010. Seismic vulnerability assessment of reinforced concrete buildings using hierarchical fuzzy rule base modeling. Earthquake Spectra, 26(1), 235-256.

2009-2004

J13. Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. 2009. Environmental decision-making under uncertainty using intuitionistic fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (IF-AHP). Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 23(1), 75-91.

J12. Tesfamariam, S. and B. Martín-Pérez. 2008. Bayesian belief network to assess carbonation-induced corrosion in reinforced concrete. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 20(11), 707-717.

J11. Tesfamariam, S. and Saatcioglu, M. 2008. Seismic risk assessment of reinforced concrete buildings using fuzzy synthetic evaluation. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 12(7), 1157-1184.

J10. Tesfamariam, S. and Saatcioglu, M. 2008. Risk-based seismic evaluation of reinforced concrete buildings. Earthquake Spectra, 24(3), 795-821.

J9. Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. 2008. Developing environmental indices using fuzzy numbers ordered weighted averaging (FN-OWA) operators. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 22(5), 495-505.

J8. Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R. 2008. Probabilistic risk analysis using ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operators. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 22(1), 1-15.

J7. Tesfamariam, S. and Najjaran, H. 2007. Adaptive network-fuzzy inferencing to estimate concrete strength using mix design. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 19(7), 550-560.

J6. Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. 2007. Probability density functions based weights for ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operators: an example of water quality indices. European Journal of Operation Research, 182(3), 1350-1368.

J5. Rajani, B.B. and Tesfamariam, S. 2007. Estimating time to failure of ageing cast iron water mains under uncertainties. ICE Water Management Journal, 160(2), 83-88.

J4. Tesfamariam, S., Sadri, A. and Thomas, M. 2006. Combined stress-wave techniques to estimate concrete strength.  Materials Evaluation (ASNT), 64(12), 1173-1179.

J3. Tesfamariam, S., Rajani, B. and Sadiq, R. 2006. Consideration of uncertainties to estimate structural capacity of ageing cast iron water mains - a possibilistic approach. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33(8), 1050-1064.

J2. Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R. 2006. Risk-based environmental decision-making using fuzzy analytic hierarchy process (F-AHP). Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 21(1), 35-50.

J1. Rajani, B.B. and Tesfamariam, S. 2004. Uncoupled axial, flexural, and circumferential pipe-soil interaction analyses of partially supported jointed water mains. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41(6), 997-1010.

Conference Proceedings (HQPs indicated in bold, presenter is underlined)

 C42. Siraj, T., Tesfamariam, S. and Duenas-Osorio, L.  2013. Seismic risk assessment of high-voltage transformers using Bayesian belief networks. 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability, June 16-20, 2013 – Columbia University, New York City, US.

C41.  Buritica, J., Tesfamariam. S. and Sanchez-Silva, M.  2012. Seismic vulnerability assessment of power transmission networks using complex-systems based methodologies. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

C40. Mondal, G. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Assessment of robustness of masonry infilled RC frame buildings with consideration of irregularities. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

C39. Duerr, K. and Tesfamariam. S.  2012. Comparison of optimization methods for retrofit placement in a non-code conforming reinforced concrete structure. Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

C38. Shahriar, A., Islam, N., Siddique, R.B., Francisque, A., Tesfamariam, S. and Sadiq, R. 2012. Risk-based decision support tool for water main replacement: an integrated approach,15th Canadian National Drinking Water Conference, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Kelowna BC, October 21-24.

C37. Dickof, C., Stiemer, S.F. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Wood-steel hybrid seismic force resisting systems: seismic ductility. World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012: Timber Engineering Challenges and Solutions, WCTE 2012, Auckland, New Zealand, 16-19 July 2012, v 4, p 104-111.

C36. Schneider, J., Stiemer, S.F., Tesfamariam, S., Karacabeyli, E., Popovski, M. 2012. Damage assessment of cross laminated timber connections subjected to simulated earthquake loads. World Conference on Timber Engineering 2012: Timber Engineering Challenges and Solutions, WCTE 2012, Auckland, New Zealand, 16-19 July 2012, v 1, p 398-406.

C35. Stiemer, S.F., Dickof, C., and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Wood-steel hybrid seismic force resisting systems: seismic analysis and response. 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Singapore, 2-4 July 2012.

C34. Betrie, G.D., Sadiq, R., Morin, K.A., Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Uncertainty analysis of an aquivalence-based fate and transport model using a hybrid fuzzy-probabilistic approach. 12th International Environmental Specialty Conference, June 6-9, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

 [Awarded second in the best student paper competition]

C33.  Bolar, A., Tesfamariam, S., and Sadiq, R. 2012. Quality function deployment (QFD) for bridge maintenance. CSCE 1st International Specialty Conference on Sustaining Public Infrastructure: Decision MakingPrioritization and Optimization, Edmonton, AB, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.

C32. Al-Chatti, Q., and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Risk management framework for assessment of seismic retrofit. CSCE 2012 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.

C31. Al-Chatti, Q. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Performance assessment of reinforced concrete columns under fire loadings. CSCE 2012 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.

C30. Duerr, K. and Tesfamariam. S.  2012. Damage accumulation in reinforced concrete structures due to mainshock and aftershock earthquakes. CSCE, 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Edmonton, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.

C29. Siraj, T., Shahriar, A. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. Seismic vulnerability assessment of non-structural components using bow-tie analysis. CSCE, 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Edmonton, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.

C28. Betrie, G.D., Tesfamariam, S., Morin, K. and Sadiq, R. 2012. Development of steel-wood hybrid systems for buildings under dynamic loads. 9th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, Ottawa, Canada, May 20 - 26, 2012.

C27. Bigdeli, K., Hare, W. and Tesfamariam, S. 2012.  Optimal design of viscous damper connectors for adjacent structures using genetic algorithm and Nelder-Mead algorithm. Proc. SPIE 8341, 83410M (2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.915471.

C26. Stiemer, S., Tesfamariam, S. Karacabeyli, E. and Propovski, M. 2012. Development of steel-wood hybrid systems for buildings under dynamic loads. STESSA 2012, Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Santiago, Chile, January 9 - 11, 2012.

C25. Stiemer, S., Tesfamariam, S. and Zhou, Y. 2012. Solid state steel energy dissipators for hybrid structures and large equipment. STESSA 2012, Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Santiago, Chile, January 9 - 11, 2012.

C24. Bradshaw, A., Rajeev, P., and Tesfamariam, S. 2011.  Multi criteria decision making tool for the selection of seismic retrofitting techniques. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, 18-20 November 2011, Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia.

C23. Bigdeli, K., Hare, W. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011.  Determining optimal non-uniform damping coefficients for adjacent buildings via a Nelder-Mead approach. 3rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 5-9, 2011.

C22. Tesfamariam, S. Hurlburt, G., Sun, J. and Siraj, T. 2011. Seismic induced building damage assessment using Bayesian belief network. CSCE 2011 General Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2011.

C21. Duerr, K., Tesfamariam, S., Wickramasinghe, V. and Grewal, A. 2011. Variable stiffness smart structure systems to mitigate seismic induced building damages. CSCE 2011 General Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2011.

C20. Reza, S.M., Shahria Alam, M. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011.  Performance evaluation of a multi-span RC bridge with irregular column heights of varying ductility levels. CSCE 2011 General Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2011.

C19. Al-Chatti. Q., Siraj, T., Rajeev, P. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011. Decision making tool for seismic retrofit of non-ductile reinforced concrete building. CSCE 2011 General Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 14-17, 2011.

C18. Rajeev, P. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011.  Effect of construction quality variability on seismic fragility of reinforced concrete building. 9th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 14-16 April, 2011, Auckland, New Zealand.

C17.  Tesfamariam, S. and Sanchez-Silva, M. 2010. Fuzzy model of the life-cycle analysis of building in seismic regions. Paper ID: 1489. 9th US national and 10th Canadian conference on earthquake engineering: reaching beyond borders, 25-29 July 2010, Toronto.

C16. Tesfamariam, S., Wang, Y.M. and Saatcioglu, M. 2010. Risk-based seismic retrofit prioritization of reinforced concrete civic infrastructure: case study for state of Oregon schools and emergency facilities. Paper ID: 1507. 9th US national and 10th Canadian conference on earthquake engineering: reaching beyond borders, 25-29 July 2010, Toronto.

C15. Cockburn, G. and Tesfamariam, S. 2010. Seismic risk index for Canadian cities using Bayesian belief networks. CSCE 2010: 2nd Specialty Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Winnipeg, MB, June 9-12, 2010.

C14. Moni, M., Alam, M.S. and Tesfamariam, S. 2010. Effect of shape memory alloy rebar on the ductility of reinforced concrete building. CSCE 2010: 2nd Specialty Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Winnipeg, MB, June 9-12, 2010.

C13. Tesfamariam, S. and Modirzadeh, S.M. 2009. Risk-based rapid visual screening of bridges. ASCE TCLEE 2009, Oakland, CA, June 28 - July 1, 2009.

C12. Cockburn, G. and Tesfamariam, S. 2009. Seismic risk index for Canadian cities. CSCE 2009 Annual and Specialty Conferences, St. John’s, NL, May 27-30, 2009.

C11. Clarke, J., Tesfamariam, S. and Yannacopoulos, S. 2009. Smart structures using shape memory alloys. Proc. SPIE 7292, 729205 (2009).

C10. Tesfamariam, S. and Saatcioglu, M. 2008. Seismic risk assessment of reinforced concrete buildings using fuzzy rule based modeling. The 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China, Paper ID: 09-01-0167, pp. 8.

C9Vanier, D., Tesfamariam, S.  2008. Using Software Models to Assist Decision-Making for Sustainable Infrastructure Management. 12th International Conferences on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering & 2008 International Conference on Information Technology in Construction, October 15-17, 2008, Beijing, China, Reference No. 435, pp. 7.

C8Sadiq, R., Kleiner, Y., Rajani, B., Tesfamariam, S.  2007. A novel modelling approach to predict risk of water quality failures in deteriorating water mains. Water Management Challenges in Global Change CCWI2007 and SUWM2007 Conference, Leicester, UK, Sept. 3-5, 2007, pp. 5.

C7. Tesfamariam, S. and Najjaran, H. 2007. Fuzzy template based modeling for assessing earthquake induced liquefaction.  2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Montréal, QC, October 7-10, 2007: pp 6.

C6Tesfamariam, S., and Saatcioglu, M. 2007. Seismic risk evaluation of RC buildings. Ninth Canadian Conference on Earthquake, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 26-29 June 2007.

C5. Vanier, D., Tesfamariam, S., Sadiq, R. and Lounis, Z. 2006. Decision models to prioritize maintenance and renewal alternatives. Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June 14-16, 2006: 1-11.

C4. Rajani, B.B. and Tesfamariam, S. 2005. Estimating time to failure of ageing cast iron water mains under uncertainties. Computing and Control in the Water Industry Water Management for the 21st Century (University of Exeter, United Kingdom, September 05, 2005), pp. 1-7, September 01, 2005.

C3. Tesfamariam, S. and Rajani, B.B. 2004. Impact of uncertainties on the translation of remaining pipe wall thickness to structural capacity. INFRA 2004 Urban Infrastructure: Managing the Assets, Mastering the Technology (Montreal, Quebec, November 15, 2004), pp. 1-16, November 01.

C2. Thomas, M., Sadri, A, and Tesfamariam, S. 1999. Use of stress waves in evaluation of structures affected by ASR. Proceeding of the International Conference held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, (Ed. R.K. Dhir and M.J. McCarthy), pp. 779-784.

C1. Tesfamariam, S., Thomas, M., and Sadri, A.  1999. The use of stress-waves to evaluate concrete affected by alkali-silica reaction. Proceeding of the STRUCTRUAL FAULTS + REPAIR-99 “Extending the life of Bridges, Civil + Building Structures” (Ed. Prof. M.C. Forde), The Commonwealth Institute, London, 13th-15th.

Conference Proceedings (Abstract Review) 

Tesfamariam, S. and Saatcioglu, M. 2008. Seismic risk assessment of reinforced concrete buildings. NEES 6th Annual Meeting ~ June 18-20, 2008, pp. 8.

Tesfamariam, S. and Vanier, D.J. 2005. The Analytical hierarchy process for eliciting decision preferences in asset management. INFRA 2005 Urban Infrastructure: Managing the Assets, Mastering the Technology (Montréal, QC, November 21, 2005), pp. 1-31, November 21, 2005.

Other (industry report)

 I13.  Sadiq, R., Tesfamariam, S., Shahriar, A., Francisque, A., Islam, N., and Betrie, G. 2012. Prioritization of water main replacement program: a risk-based decision support tool, City of Kelowna, Kelowna, BC, pp. 176.

I12. Sadiq, R., Tesfamariam, S., and Shahriar, A. 2012.Greenhouse gas footprint of shale gas: a probabilistic lifecycle analysis, BC Oil & Gas Commission, Kelowna, BC, pp. 58.

I11. Shahriar, A., Sadiq, R. and Tesfamariam, S. 2011. LCCA-based optimal maintenance & rehabilitation for sewer systems, Urban Systems Limited, Kelowna, BC, pp. 43.

I10. Shahriar, A., Tesfamariam, S., and Sadiq, R. 2011. Risk-based road asset management, CTQ Consultants LTD., Kelowna, BC, pp. 44.

I9. Kleiner, Y., Tesfamariam, S., Rajani, B.B. and Abdel-Akher, A. 2007. D-WARP User's Manual. pp. 113, April 01, 2007 (NRCC-49488).

I8Tesfamariam, S. and Rajani, B.B. 2005. Long-Term Performance prediction for PVC Pipe – CSIRO (Australia) / NRC (Canada). IRC Report No. B-5129.1.

I7. Khogali, W.E.I., Tesfamariam, S. and Abushoglin, F. 2003. Evaluation of Granular Base Materials Used in Ottawa Urban Streets. Report Number B-5509.F, February, pp. 29.

I6. Co-authored. 2001. Restoration of Utility Cuts (RUC)-Progress Report 2. pp. 52, IRC Report No. B-5506.6.

I5. Tesfamariam, S. et al., 2001. Utility Cut Consortium Project: California Field Experiment: Instrumentation Manual. Consortium Project on Restoration of Utilities Cuts (RUC), IRC Report No. B-5506.4.

I4. Co-authored 2000. Utility Cut Consortium Project, Progress Report1. National Research Council of Canada and US Army Corps of Engineers, Submitted to the Steering Committee, Report No. 5506.3, November.

I3. Tesfamariam, S. et al. 2000. Instrumentation Plan, Chicago Field Experiment. Consortium Project on Restoration of Utilities Cuts (RUC), IRC Report No. B5506.2, August.

I2.  Tesfamariam, S. et al., 2000. Instrumentation Plan, Ottawa Field Experiment. Consortium Project on Restoration of Utilities Cuts (RUC), IRC Report No. B5506.1, May.

I1. Tesfamariam, S. and Rajani, B.B. Innovative tool to model remaining service life of water pipes developed at IRC. Construction Innovation, 9, (2), June, pp. 11, June 01, 2004 (Aussi disponible en français: L'IRC met au point un outil novateur pour modéliser la durée de vie résiduelle des conduites d'eau) URL:

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