RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Papers in Conference Proceedings

•     El-Sawalhi N, Eaton D and Rustom R. 2007. Establishing relative weights for contractor pre-qualification criteria in a pre-qualification evaluation model. The 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference, The Lowry, Salford Quays, University of Salford, 28 – 29 March 2007, 43-53.

•     El-Sawalhi N, Eaton D and Rustom R. 2007. Contractors pre-qualification practices in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development, 18-19 June 2007. The Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine.

•     Rustom, R., Taha, S., Badarnah, A. and Barahma, H. 2007. "Properties of Recycled Aggregate in Concrete and Road Pavement Applications." The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development, 18-19 June, Gaza, Palestine.

•     Rustom , R. and Tabba, O. 2007. "Development of General Simulation Model to Estimate Construction Durations Required for Infrastructure Projects during the Planning Phase." The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development,18-19 June, Gaza, Palestine.

•     Rustom, R., and Taha. 2007. "Utilization of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Production of Concrete Mixes in Palestine." The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development,18-19 June, Gaza, Palestine.

•     Rustom, R. and El Hour, R. 2006. "Towards Productive University: Proposal for University Role in serving and developing the community." The 4th Conference on 'Scientific Research Outlook & Technology' (SRO 4) 11-14 Dec., Damascus, Syria.

•     Ghabain1, S., Rustom, R., Sarraj, Y., Taha, S. and Mushtaha, A. 2006. "Environmental Assessment for Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment and Infiltration." EMWater Project Regional Conference, 30 Oct. – 01 Nov. Jordan.

•     Rustom, R. and Taha, S. 2004. " Optimal Models for Concrete Mixes Composition," The 8th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology, No. 27/C47. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 18-21.

•     Rustom, R. and Amer, M. 2003. "Identification of the Factors Affecting Quality in Building Construction Projects in Gaza Strip," International Conference Engineering and City Development, Vol. I, pp. 89-101. Gaza, Palestine, Sept. 22-23.

•     Rustom, R. and Tabba, O. 2003. "Optimization of Rock Stone Selection in Shore Protection Projects – Case Study: Gaza Beach Camp Project," International Conference Engineering and City Development, Vol. I, pp. 102-108. Gaza, Palestine, Sept. 22-23.

•     Rustom, R., L. Qrenawi, M. Qeshta, and M. Syam. 2003. "Utilization of Construction and Demolition Waste in Making Concrete Hollow Blocks," International Conference on Performance of Construction Materials in The New Millennium. A New Era of Building, Vol. II, pp. 1075. Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 18-21.

•     Rustom, R., Y. Sarraj ,and S. Ashour, 2001. “IUG Experience in IT Through Continuing Education,” International  conference  on Millennium Dawn in Training and Continuing Education, 24-26  April  2001. University of  Bahrain, Bahrain.

•     Rustom, R., 1999 “Reuse of Tiles Scrubbing Waste Compound (Kamkha) in Construction Industry, Part II: Reuse in Concrete Hollow Blocks and Terrazzo Tiles,” Second Civil Engineering Conference. November 16-17. Amman, Jordan.

•     Rustom, R., Mousa, A., and Sarraj, Y., 1999 “Quality Control for the Design, Monitoring and Supervision of Micro-projects,” Second Civil Engineering Conference. November 16-17. Amman, Jordan.

•     Rustom, R., Abu El Tayef, M., Muhaisen, O. 1997 “Reuse of Tiles Scrubbing Waste Compound (Kamkha) in Construction Industry, Part I: Reuse in Concrete Mixes,” First Week Civil Engineering Conference. October 22-24. Amman, Jordan.

•     Ziara, M., Rustom, N., El-Bayya, M., and Amer A., 1995. ”Codes, Standards and Regulations in Palestine,” The Urban and Rural Reconstruction of Palestine: Issues, Options, Policies and Strategies. International Conference. Amman, Jordan.

•     Douglas, R. and Rustom, R. 1994. ”The Stiffness Approach to Unbound Resource Road Design: Experiments, Analysis, Results, Recommendations,” 5th International Conference on Geotixtiles, Geomembranes and Related Products, Singapore, Sept.5-9.

•     Rustom, R. and J. R. Weggel. 1993. ”An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Various Erosion Control Systems; Part II: Experimental Results,” 24th Annual IECA Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

•     Rustom, R. and J. R. Weggel. 1993. ”An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Various Erosion Control Systems; Part I :Rainfall/Runoff Simulation System,” 24th Annual IECA Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana.

•     Weggel J. R., and R. Rustom. 1991 ”Soil Erosion by Rainfall and Runoff- State of the Art,” Proceedings of the 5th GRI Conference on Geosynthetics in Filtration, Drainage, and Erosion Control. Dec.,1991.

     Papers in Refereed Journals

•     Weggel, J. and Rustom, R. (2014). ”Overland Flow Hydrograph Analogy: Filling and Draining a Permeable Bag.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE,19(1), 179–187.

•     Tabba, O. and Rustom R. 2011. "General Framework for Designing Multi-Use Simulation Modules for Estimating Project Durations.” Construction Innovation: Information Process Management. Vol. 11 Iss: 3, pp.321 – 337.

•     Nabil, S., Eaton, D., and Rustom R. 2008. "Forecasting Contractor Performance Using a Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm in a Pre-qualification." Construction Innovation Journal,Vol. 8, Issue 4. Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

•     Nabil, S., Eaton, D., and Rustom R. 2007. "Construction Professionals’ Evaluation for Contractor’s Pre-qualification Criteria in Palestine." Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. Publisher: Emerald.

•     Rustom, R., Taha, S., Badarnah, A. and Barahma, H. 2007. "Properties of Recycled Aggregate in Concrete and Road Pavement Applications." The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering), Vol. 15, No. 2, pp 247-264.

•     Rustom, R. and Yahia, A. 2007. "Estimating Productivity Using Simulation: a Case Study of Gaza Beach Embankment Protection Project." Construction Innovation Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, PP. 167-186, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

•     Nabil, S., Eaton, D., and Rustom R. 2007. "Contractor pre-qualification model: State-of-The-Art." International Journal of Project Management. Vol. 25(6), pp. 465-474. Publisher: Elsevier.

•     Rustom, R. 2006. "Formulation of Generic Simulation Models for Analyzing Construction Claims." Australian Journal of Construction Economics & Buildings (AJCEB), Vol. 6, No. 2., pp. 11.

•     Rustom, R. and Assar, T. 2006. "Increasing Employment Levels in Infrastructure Development Projects." An-Najah National University Research Journal, Vol. 1.

•     Rustom, R. and Amer, M. 2006. "Modeling the Factors Affecting Quality in Building Construction Projects in Gaza Strip." Journal of Construction Research, Vol. 7, Nos. 1-2, 33-47. Publisher: World Scientific.

•     Rustom, R. , Mousa, A., Sarraj, Y., Taha, S., Al Assar, T., Diab, R. 2004." Institutional Assessment of Communities Selected for the Participation in the Information Technology Component of the Itegrated Community Development Program (ICDP)." Al Azhar University Engineering Journal, vol. 7, No. 2, 378-408.

•     Rustom R. N. and Weggel, J.R. 1993. ”A Laboratory Investigation of the Role of Geosynthetics in Interrill Soil Erosion and Sediment Control,” Geotechnical Fabrics Report, Apr. pp.16-33.

•     Weggel, J. R. and R. N. Rustom. 1991.”Soil Erosion by Rainfall and Runoff- State of the Art,”Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 11, Dec., pp. 645-666.

•     Rustom, R.N. 1991. “Design Requirements of Geosynthetics Behind Retaining Walls,” The Palestinian Engineer Magazine, No. 19, Jan., pp. 48-49.

Studies and Reports

•     Feasibility Study of Recycling of Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDW). Funded by GTZ (German Technical Cooperation), Gaza, July 2004.

•     "Appraisal of Al Beirah-Ramallah Solid Waste Council and the National Strategy for Solid Waste." GTZ, Gaza, August 2004.

•     "Guidlines to Increase Labor Intensity in Infrastructure Development Proejcts– SMDM Middle Area Project." Gaza, May 2003.

•     "Labour Intensive Projects in Palestinian Municipalities." Programme Review. October 2003 Funded by the Representative Offices of Norway (NoRO) and The Netherlands (NeRO). Gaza, October 2003.

•     Three-Year Development and Investment Plan for the Municipality of Rafah. October 2002. IUG Publication

•     15 Months – Intifada, Closures and Palestinian Economic Crisis. An Assessment.

World Bank, March 2002.

•     Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Wastewater Mangement in the Gaza Strip. Part I: Legal and Institutional Issues. LIFECY/99/GA/141. June 2002.

•     Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Wastewater Mangement in the Gaza Strip. Part II: Technical Issues and Case studies. LIFECY/99/GA/141. June 2002.            

Talks Presented

  • EXPOTECH 2013 IT Conference. Moderator in the session of “ICT Employability and Entrepreneurship Programs”. Gaza, December 18, 2013.

•     "Prospects of Collaborative Work Between Academic and NGOs" Conference on: Status of the Civil Society in 2013. Organized by The Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO). Gaza, December, 2013.

”Role of Uiversity College of Applied Sciences in Local Development". Conference on: Cooperation for Development in Palestine; Constraints and Prospects, October 9-10 2013.

•     ”Strategic Planning in Higher Education Insitutions" 1st Symposium on Qulaity in Higher Education, Islamic University of Gaza, May 2004.

•     "Prospects of Reuse of Construction Demolition Watse in the Construction Industry." Gaza, April 2004. Sponsored by German Technical Cooperation (GTZ).

•     "Force Majeure in Local Contracts." Gaza, April 2004. Sponsored by the Palestinian Contractors Union.

•     "Strategy for Increasing Labor Intensity in Infrastructure Development Proejcts– SMDM Middle Area Project." Al Nusirat Municipality, Gaza, May 2003.

•     ”Islamic University of Gaza New Look Towards 3rd Millennium,” Conference of Higher Education in the Arab Word, Preparing for the Global Market Place. Marrakech, Morocco, March 13-15, 2002.

•     ”Optimization of Concrete Mixing,” Palesinian’s Engineers Week, Association of Engineers. Gaza, August 27 to September 1, 1998.

•     ”Adoptation of Technological Development in Vocational Training in Palestine,” Workshop on Vocational Training, Organizer: Ministry of Social Affiars – Ex-released Prisoners Rehabilitation Program. Gaza, June 7, 1998.

•     ” Reuse of Tiles Scrubbing Waste Compound (Kamkha) in the Construction Industry,” Workshop on Solid Waste and Environmental Health, Organizer: Ministry of Health, Gaza, December 17-18, 1997.

•     ”Possible Solution for Reuse of Kamkha,” Workshop on Reuse of Tiles Factories Waste, Municipality of Gaza, Gaza, March 1996.

•     ” Role of the Islamic University of Gaza in Supporting Municipalities and Territorial Government,” The International Workshop on Municipalities and Territorial Government in Palestine, Politecnico di Milano, 4th – 11th March 1996.

•     ” Safety Measures in Construction,” Civil Defence Directorate, June 1996.

•     ” The Decision Making Process Using Linear Programming,” 4th. Engineering Week Conference. Gaza Association of Engineers. October 1996.

•     ”An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Various Erosion Control Systems; Part I: Rainfall/Runoff Simulation System,” 24th Annual ICEA Conference,  Indianapolis, Indiana. Feb. 23, 1993.

•     ”An Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Various Erosion Control Systems; Part II :Experimental Results,” 24th Annual ICEA Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana. Feb. 23, 1993.

•     ”Reduction of Soil Erosion Using Geosynthetics,” Gaza  Association of Engineers, Gaza, July 1992.

•     ”An Experimental Study to evaluate the Effectiveness of Various Erosion Control Systems,” Environmental Science Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, May 1992.

•     ”The Use of Geosynthetics in Civil Engineering Projects,” Gaza Association of Engineers, Gaza, Aug. 1990.