Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION
 
2016-present Doctor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

NSF Project: Living BIM – automating building information model upkeep

Supervisor: Prof. Fernanda Leite

Cumulative GPA: 3.89

Courses

Project Controls, Deep Learning, Information Modeling, Smart Building and Cities, Building Information Modeling for Capital Projects

 
2014-2016 Master of Applied Science

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Thesis: Automated Pipe Spool Recognition in Cluttered Point Clouds

Supervisors: Prof. Carl T. Haas and Prof. Scott Walbridge

Awards:

UW Provost Graduate Scholarship ($15,000)

Stantec Graduate Scholarship in Civil Engineering ($4,000)

University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship ($1,500)

Cumulative GPA: 92.4

Courses

Construction Engineering, Advanced Project Management,

Finite Element Analysis, Engineering Risk and Reliability, 3D Computer Vision

 
2009-2014 Bachelor of Applied Science with distinction

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
2016-Present Graduate Research Assistant, doctoral level

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

Project: Living BIM

 
2014-2016 Research Assistant, master’s level

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Project: Integrating 3D imaging technologies in current industrial construction practices for improved dimensional tolerance management

Supervisor: Prof. Carl T. Haas

Responsibilities: Literature review and information synthesis.

Visits to construction sites and fabrication facilities.

Data collection with Faro Photon, FaroArm, Kinect v1 and v2, Structure IO.

Coding in MATLAB. Participation in Python workshops.

Written journal articles, conference articles, and a grant proposal. Given two conference presentations.

 
2014 Research Assistant, undergraduate research assistantship

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Project: Integrating 3D imaging technologies in current industrial construction practices for improved dimensional tolerance management

Supervisor: Prof. Carl T. Haas

 
2013 Research Assistant, undergraduate research assistantship

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

Project: Interface management on construction megaprojects

Supervisor: Prof. Carl T. Haas

 
PUBLICATIONS  
 
Refereed journal articles
 
Czerniawski, T., Nahangi, M., Walbridge, S., Haas, C. (2016). “As-built industrial object recognition in cluttered point clouds using a curvature based shape descriptor”. (Accepted in Automation in Construction, August 2016)
 
Nahangi, M., Czerniawski, T., Haas, C., Walbridge, S., & West, J. (2015). “Parallel systems and structural frames realignment planning and actuation strategy”. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 04015067.
 
Refereed conference proceedings
 
Czerniawski, T., Nahangi, M., Walbridge, S., & Haas, C. T. (2016). “Automated Removal of Planar Clutter from 3D Point Clouds for Improving Industrial Object Recognition”. Proceedings of ISARC2016: the 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, Auburn University, Alabama, USA. July 18-21.
 
Czerniawski, T., Nahangi, M., Walbridge, S., & Haas, C. T. (2015). “Automated dimensional compliance assessment with incomplete point clouds”. Proceedings of ICSC15: The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. June 7-10.
 
Czerniawski, T., Nahangi, M., Walbridge, S., Haas, C. (2015). “Pipe radius detection capability study of low cost range camera”. Proceedings of CONVR 2015: 15th International Conference on Construction Application of Virtual Reality, Banff, Alberta, Canada. Oct 5-7.
 
Nahangi, M., Czerniawski, T., Yeung, J., Haas, C. T., Walbridge, S., & West, J. (2015). “An image-based frameworks for automated discrepancy quantification and realignment of industrial assemblies”. Proceedings of ICSC15: The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering 5th International/11th Construction Specialty Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. June 7-10.
 
Nahangi, M., Czerniawski, T., & Haas, C. T. (2015). “Automated 3D Shape Detection and Outlier Removal in Cluttered Laser Scans of Industrial Assemblies”. Proceedings of CIGOS 2015: International Conference of Innovation in Construction, Paris, France.
 
Shokri, S., Ahn, S., Czerniawski, T., Haas, C. T., & Lee, S. H. (2014). “Current State of Interface Management in Mega-construction Projects”. In Construction Research Congress 2014@ Construction in a Global Network (pp. 2266-2275). ASCE.
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013 Project Coordinator, Aecon Group Inc.

Project: Darlington Nuclear Generation Station Retube and Feeder Refurbishment

Responsibilities: Rewrote The Nuclear Waste Management Plan; outlining processes, coordinating and synthesizing documents and information

Risk Management; project risk register update.

Drafted a Conventional Waste Management Plan, which constituted a chapter in the Waste Logistics Plan

Jan. 2013 – Apr. 2013 Engineer in Training, Aecon Group Inc.

Project: Waneta Hydroelectric Dam Expansion

Responsibilities: Designed concrete formwork under the supervision of an engineer. Consulted carpenter foremen on topics of process engineering. Solved complex geometry problems.

Developed a progress tracking system for tunnel form fabrication.

Planned and supervised carpenter shop activities.

Controlled and monitored material inventory.

Designed platforms nested within a tunnel for scaffolding and concrete pour access.

Helped coordinate initial planning stage for powerhouse tunnel form installation. Created a tunnel transition coordination and planning animation in Google SketchUp.

Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011,

Apr. 2012 – Aug. 2012

Project Coordinator, Aecon Group Inc.

Project: Toronto York Spadina Subway Extension, Sheppard West Station and Southern Tunnels

Responsibilities: Performed design clash detection. By superimposing architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings in AutoCAD, I was able to scan for and identify interoperability issues. Clashes were resolved through the “request for information” and “request for quote” process.

Supervised and coordinated construction site activity. Activities included: receiving concrete trucks, supervising concrete testing and ensuring concrete meets specifications, calculating in field balance quantities, supervising deep well dewatering system installation, supervising caisson wall construction and micropile testing, supervising utility relocation, and managing materials inventory.

Calculated material quantities through take-off analysis; including concrete volumes, asphalt volumes and piping (sanitary, water, sewer) lengths. Communicated with suppliers on a daily basis. Placed orders, filled out purchase order paperwork.

Created and updated a spreadsheet for tracking the approval status of rebar shop drawings. Cross referenced spreadsheet with construction schedule so that expedited approvals could be requested when needed. Conducted rebar quality control inspections.

Performed daily environmental inspections. Monitored sediment discharge in sewers and supervised construction site cleanup.

Jan. 2011 – Apr. 2011 Project Coordinator, McNally International Inc.

Project: Emergency Coxwell Sewer Bypass

Responsibilities: Progress tracking for tunneling operations and exit shaft excavation (150 ft shaft, slurry wall shoring; clam excavation). Daily & weekly reporting. Drafted end of project report.

Developed a surveying schedule for tunnelling soil disturbance monitoring.

Drafted “inspection and test plans” used when receiving concrete tunnel liner segments. Ensuring specifications are met.

Performed daily turbidity tests on water discharged from tunnel.

Helped site engineer animate the final tunnel tie-in operation using Google SketchUp.

 
Apr. 2010 – Aug. 2010 Junior Estimator, Coco Paving

Project: Various

Responsibilities: Calculated asphalt quantities for commercial parking lots using take-off analysis. Communicated with sub-contractors, obtained job quotes used to create bid packages.

Attended pre-construction meetings and tender openings.

Created a new system to organize design drawings in the office.

 
MEMBERSHIPS  
 
Student Member

Student Member

Member

Project Management Institute

American Society of Civil Engineers

BuildingSMART Canada

Volunteering: drafting a Study on adoption of BIM by industrial fabricators in Ontario

Advisor Mechanical Contractors Association Kitchener Waterloo Student Chapter

Professional Activities: Created club website, planned social nights, planned site tours, planned conference (Approx. 80 delegates), MCed at conference