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Fayek, Aminah Robinson


Dr. Aminah Robinson Fayek is a tenured professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta and also holds the prestigious Ledcor Professorship in Construction Engineering. Dr. Robinson Fayek holds the NSERC Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Strategic Construction Modeling and Delivery, bringing together construction industry owners, contractors, and labour groups across Canada to develop comprehensive research-based solutions to key industry problems. Dr. Robinson Fayek’s core interests involve combining fuzzy logic with other modeling techniques, such as artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms, and simulation, in order to develop advanced decision support tools and approaches. Through a number of academic and industry-based collaborations, Dr. Robinson Fayek and her research team are currently investigating areas including construction project productivity, labour motivation and behaviour; organizational competencies and performance; risk analysis and mitigation; and assessment of the outcomes and impacts of R&D programs.

Fayek, Aminah Robinson

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Consensus Building in Group Decision Making for the Risk Assessment of Wind Farm Projects
  • Definition and Taxonomy for Non-Electric Energy Infrastructure
  • Framework for performance assessment and risk analysis during construction and maintenance of non-electrical energy infrastructure
  • Health index development of an engineering asset
  • Maintenance decision-making models for cost minimization of offshore wind farms