Brenda McCabe

Background

Professor Brenda McCabe conducts her research in the field, collecting data to develop analysis tools to make the construction site and construction process safer for workers and site visitors. Her work has involved providing consultation to the Toronto Airport Authority on the major renovations recently made to Pearson International Airport and collaborating with the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario to assess the impact of highway construction on traffic. A variety of construction firms apply her research findings to improve the safety and efficiency of their construction processes.

Professor McCabe is also the director of the Building Tall Research Centre (BTRC), a newly developed partnership between academia, industry and government that will act in an advisory capacity to the profession. The express mission of BTRC is to cluster, highlight, and promote research related to tall buildings from multidisciplinary technical perspectives. These areas include, but are not limited to, building science, construction, environment, geomechanics, materials, resilience, structures, sustainability, and water resources.

Education

B.A.Sc. (University of Toronto)
Ph.D. (University of Alberta)

Research Group Website

buildinginnovation.utoronto.ca

Research Interests

Construction in operating facilities

Performance benchmarking

Risk modeling and analysis

Bayesian belief networks

Intelligent decision support

Automated site data collection

Contractor prequalification

Computer simulation

Construction site safety management

Research Awards

AgencyAward YearDurationTotal
NSERC CRD with HATCH – Intelligent Decision Making and Knowledge Management in Engineering Project Management Procedures20164 yrs$154,288
HATCH - Intelligent Decision Making and Knowledge Management in Engineering Project Management Procedures20164 yrs$77,144
NSERC Engage with eCompliance - Performance Benchmarking and Metrics Framework20166 mos$23,000
NSERC CRD– Construction of Tall Buildings20153 yr$214,287
RESCON – Construction of Tall Buildings20153 yr$107,142
NSERC Engage with Dumas – Improving productivity in mining20156 mos$23,195
Ministry of Labour Research Opportunities Program – Factors affecting safety performance in the ICI construction sector with co-PI D. Hyatt20142.5 yr$222,907
NSERC Engage with Daniels Group – Improving hoist planning for tall buildings20146 mos$24,547
NSERC Discovery Grant - Automated Activity Recognition on Construction Sites20125 yr$105,000
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program 2009 co-PI with S. Tighe (UWaterloo)20092 yr$70,000
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program 2007 co-PI with S. Tighe (UWaterloo)20071 yr$40,000
Ontario Construction Secretariat20072 yr$32,000
NSERC Research Grant20074 yr$96,000
Ontario Construction Secretariat20051.5 yr$45,000
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program 2005 co-PI with S. Tighe (UWaterloo)20051 yr$25,000
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Highway Infrastructure Innovation Funding Program 2004 co-PI with S. Tighe (UWaterloo)20041.5 yr$71,250
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Lead PI with 3 others – Safety Culture in the Construction Industry20033 yr$375,000
NSERC Research Grant20024 yr$96,000
Faculty of Applied Science and Department of Civil Engineering - U of T - Automating Data Collection in Construction20001 yr$14,000
NSERC IOR Matching Grant - Reconstruction of Operating Facilities19994 yrs$104,348
Construction Research Institute of Canada - Financial Benchmarks within the Construction Industry19991 yr$10,000
U of Toronto Connaught Matching Grant -  Automated Analysis of Contractor Failure19982 yrs$29,442
Bechtel Canada Inc. - Analysis of Remote Site Construction Performance1998 5 mos$3,500
Giffels Enterprises Inc. - Analysis of Design/Build Estimating for Light Industrial Facilities19985 mos$3,500
NSERC Research Grant - Improving Performance of Construction Management19984 yrs$60,000
U of Toronto Courseware Development - STRATEGY: Simulation-based Construction Environment1998 1 yr$7,500
Greater Toronto Airports Authority - Management of Infrastructure Reconstruction19984 yrs$120,000
U of Toronto Connaught Start Up Grant - Improving Construction Productivity19972 yrs$20,000

Publications

TypeCitation
In ReviewHamledari, Hesam; Sajedi, Omid; McCabe, Brenda; Fischer, Martin. “Automating the Design of Construction and Facility Inspection Plans Using 4D Building Information Models and Swarm Intelligence”. In review, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management Ms. No. COENG-9950

Refereed Journal PaperZangeneh, P, McCabe, BY, “Ontology-based Knowledge Representation for Industrial Megaprojects Analytics Using Linked Data and the Semantic Web," submitted to Advanced Engineering Informatics 2020-06-02
Refereed Journal PaperMirahadi, Farid, McCabe, BY, “EvacuSafe: A Real-time Model for Building Evacuation Based on Dijkstra’s Algorithm”, Journal of Building Engineering, accepted 2020-07-20
Refereed Journal PaperSaxe, S; Guven, G; Pereira, L; Arrigoni, A; Opher, T; Roy, A; Arceo, A; Sampedro, E; Duhamel, M; McCabe, BY; Panesar, D; MacLean, HL; Posen, ID, “Taxonomy of uncertainty in environmental life cycle assessment of infrastructure projects", Environmental Research Letters t. in press doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab85f8
Refereed Journal PaperZangeneh, P, Hamledari, H, McCabe, BY, “Quantifying Remoteness for Risk and Resilience Assessment Using Nighttime Satellite Imagery”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 34(5): doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000906
Refereed Journal PaperMirahadi, F, McCabe, BY, 2020, “EvacuSafe: Building Evacuation Strategy Selection using Route Risk Index”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 34(2) DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000867
Refereed Journal PaperHe, Changquan, McCabe, BY, Jia, Guangshe, Sun, Jida, 2020, “Effects of Safety Climate and Safety Behavior on Safety Outcomes between Supervisors and Construction Workers”, Journal of Construction Engr. & Management, 146(1): DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001735
Refereed Journal PaperHe, C, Jia, G, McCabe, BY, Chen, Y, Sun, J, 2019, “Impact of psychological capital on construction workers' safety behavior”, Journal of Safety Research, 71: 231–241
Refereed Journal PaperShahi, K, McCabe, BY, Shahi, A, 2019, “Framework for Automated Model-based e-permitting System for Municipal Jurisdictions”, Journal of Management in Engineering, 35(6): 04019025 1-10
Refereed Journal Paper He, Changquan, McCabe, BY, Jia, Guangshe, Sun, Jida, 2019, “Relationship between leader-member exchange and construction worker safety behavior: the mediating role of communication competence”, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2019.1579484
Refereed Journal PaperMirahadi, F, McCabe, BY, Shahi, A, 2019, “IFC-centric performance-based framework for evaluation of building evacuations using fire dynamics simulation and agent-based modeling” Automation in Construction, 101:1-16
Refereed Journal PaperNahangi, M, McCabe, BY, Chen, Y, 2019 “Safety-based efficiency evaluation of construction sites using data envelopment analysis (DEA)”, Safety Science, 113: 382-388

Refereed Journal PaperZangeneh, P, McCabe, BY, Pearson, M, Mason, N, 2018, “Probabilistic Inference and Elicitation of Structured Expert Knowledge in Industrial Megaprojects”, Cost Engineering, 61(4):8-15

Refereed Journal PaperJ.30 Chen, Y, McCabe, BY. and Hyatt, D, 2018, “A resilience safety climate model predicting construction safety performance”, Safety Science 109:434-445 DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2018.07.003
Refereed Journal PaperEl-Sabek, LM, McCabe, BY, 2018, “Framework for Managing Integration Challenges of Last Planner® System in International Mega-Projects”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management; 144(5):04018022 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001468
Refereed Journal PaperHamledari, H, Rezazadeh Azar, E, McCabe, BY, 2018, “IFC-Based Development of As-Built and As-is BIMs Using Construction and Facility Inspection Data: Site-to-BIM Data Transfer Automation”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 32(2):04017075
Refereed Journal PaperEl-Sabek, LM, McCabe, BY, 2017, “Coordination Challenges of Production Planning & Control in International Mega Projects: A Case Study”, Lean Construction Journal 2017:25-48

Refereed Journal PapersHamledari, H, Rezazadeh Azar, E, McCabe, BY, Fischer, M, 2017, “IFC-based solution of smart construction and facility inspection: automated BIM updating and in-BIM inspection documentation”, submitted to Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering 2017-01-26
Refereed Journal PapersChen, Y, McCabe, BY, and Hyatt, D, 2017, “Relationship between individual resilience, interpersonal conflicts at work, safety performance and stresses of construction workers”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management online 2017-04-20 ISSN 0733-9364
Refereed Journal PapersChen, Y, McCabe, BY and Hyatt, D., 2017, “Impact of individual resilience and safety climate on safety performance and psychological distress of construction workers: a case study of the Ontario construction industry”, Journal of Safety Research, 61:167-176 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2017.02.014.
Refereed Journal PapersEl-Sabek, LM, McCabe, BY, 2017, “Coordination Challenges of Lean Production Planning in the Construction of International Mega Projects in The Middle East”, International Journal of Construction Education and Research. online 2017-02-13 dx.doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2016.1276109
Refereed Journal PapersHamledari, H, McCabe, BY, Davari, S, Shahi, A, 2017, “Automated Schedule and Progress Updating of IFC-Based 4D BIMs”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. 31(4): online 2017-02-21 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CP. 1943-5487.0000660
Refereed Journal PapersHamledari, H, McCabe, BY, Davari, S, 2017, “Automated Computer Vision-based Detection of Components of Under-Construction Indoor Partitions” Automation in Construction. 74:78-94 doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2016.11.009
Refereed Journal PapersEl-Sabek, LM, McCabe, BY, 2016, “Coordination Challenges of Production Planning & Control in International Mega Projects: A Case Study”, Lean Construction Journal 2017:25-48
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, Hyatt, D, Alderman, E, Chen, Y, Shahi, A, 2016, “Safety Performance in the Construction Industry: A quasi-longitudinal study” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 143(4). Online 2016-10-18 doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001260
Refereed Journal PapersShahi, A, Safa, M, McCabe, B, Safa, M, Hwang, S, McCrary, SW, 2015, “Creating a Memorable Lecture and Facilitating Comprehension”, Southwestern Business Administration Journal. 2(15)
Refereed Journal PapersRezazadeh Azar, E, Dickinson, S, McCabe, BY, 2013, "Server-Customer Interaction Tracker (SCIT): A Computer Vision-Based System to Estimate Dirt-Loading Cycles" ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering & Management. 139(7):785-794
Refereed Journal PapersAlmassi, Ali, McCabe, BY, Thompson, M; 2013, “A Real Options Based Approach for Valuation of Government Guarantees in Public-Private-Partnerships," ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 19(2):196-204
Refereed Journal PapersRezazadeh Azar, E, McCabe, BY, 2012, “Part based model to detect articulated heavy construction equipment in images and videos”, Automation in Construction, 24:194-202
Refereed Journal PapersRezazadeh Azar, E, McCabe, BY, 2012, “Automated visual recognition of dump trucks in construction videos”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 26(6):769-781
Refereed Journal PapersJoseph, Shannon A, Adams, Barry J, McCabe, BY, 2010, “A Methodology for Bayesian Belief Network Development to Facilitate Compliance with Water Quality Regulations”, Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 16(1):58-65
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, Loughlin, C, Munteanu, R, Tucker, S and Lam, A, 2008, “Individual Safety and health outcomes in the construction industry”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 35:1455-1467   ** CSCE Stephen G. Revay Award for best paper
Refereed Journal PapersTang, Z, McCabe, BY, 2007, “Developing Complete Conditional Probability Tables from Fractional Data for Bayesian Belief Networks” Journal for Computing in Civil Engineering, 21(4):265-276
Refereed Journal PapersHantziagelis, S, McCabe, BY, 2006, “Benchmarking airport reconstruction projects”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33:1571-1584
Refereed Journal PapersNjardardottir, H, McCabe, BY, Thomas, MDA, 2005, "Bridge Deck Deterioration Diagnostic Model Using Belief Networks" Computers and Concrete an International Journal. 2(6)
Refereed Journal PapersHuen, K, Tighe, S, and McCabe, BY, 2005, “Incorporating User Delay Cost in Project Selection”, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2005
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, Tran, V, Ramani, J, 2005, “Construction prequalification using data envelopment analysis”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 32:183-193
Refereed Journal PapersMcIntosh, K, McCabe, BY, 2003, “Risk and benefits associated with international construction/ consulting joint ventures with the English-speaking Caribbean” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 30:1143-1152
Refereed Journal PapersNasir, D, McCabe, BY, Hartono, L, 2003, “ERIC-1: A Construction Schedule Risk Model”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 129(5):518-527
Refereed Journal PapersPilateris, P, McCabe, BY, 2003, “Contractor financial evaluation model (CFEM)” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 30(3): 487-499
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, AbouRizk, SM, Gavin, J, 2002, "Time of Sampling Strategies for Asphalt Pavement Quality", Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 128(1): 85-89
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, 2001, "Belief Networks for Engineering Applications", International Journal of Technology Management, 21 (3/4): 257-270
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, AbouRizk, SM, 2001, “Performance Measurement Indices for Simulated Construction Operations”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering 28(3): 383-393
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, AbouRizk, SM, Gavin, J, 1999, "Sample Size Analysis for Asphalt Pavement Quality Control", ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 5(4): 118-123
Refereed Journal PapersMcCabe, BY, AbouRizk, SM, and Goebel, J, 1998, “Belief Networks for Construction Performance Diagnostics”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 12(2): 93-100
Conference papers and presentationsChen, YT,  McCabe, BY, Hyatt, D. “Construction Safety Climate in Ontario: A quasi-longitudinal Study” Poster session. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) Partners in Prevention Conference. Toronto, ON April 26-27
Conference papers and presentationsAli, H., Marquis, P.,  McCabe, BY., Shahi, A., Lyall, R., and Francavilla, J. 2016, “Challenges of site logistics for tall building construction”, Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, London, ON, Canada
Conference papers and presentationsHamledari, H ., and McCabe, BY., 2016 : Automated visual recognition of indoor project-related objects: challenges and solutions”, Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress, San Pedro, Puerto Rico
Conference papers and presentationsChen, Y.,  McCabe, BY., and Hyatt, D. 2016, “Safety and Age: a Longitudinal Study of Ontario Construction Workers” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress, San Pedro, Puerto Rico
Conference papers and presentationsMousa, M.  Luo, X., McCabe, B., 2016, “Utilizing BIM and carbon estimating methods for meaningful data representation”, Proceedings of the International conference on sustainable design, engineering and construction (ICSDEC), May 18-20, Tempe AZ
Conference papers and presentationsModares, Seyed Kasra , (supervised by McCabe, BY). 2015, “Permanent fall-arrest system for low-rise residentals during service life”, Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Regina, SK, May 27-30
Conference papers and presentationsWei, Yufeng, Pinheiro, Andre, Pedraza, David, Wu, Bowen, and McCabe, Brenda, 2015, “Vertical Delivery Challenges for High-rise Building Construction”, Proceedings of the CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Conference papers and presentationsChen, Yuting ,  Alderman, Emilie, and McCabe, Brenda Y, 2015, “Data Collection Framework for Construction Safety Research”, CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, Vancouver, Canada
Conference papers and presentationsRezazadeh Azar, Ehsan , and McCabe, BY, 2013, “A visual sensing approach to estimate material hauling cycles in heavy construction and surface mining jobsites” 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2013), Montréal, QC, Aug 11 - 15
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , and Hyatt, D, 2013, “Safety Impacts of a Mobile Labour Force”, 4 th  Construction Specialty Conference, Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 2013 Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, May 29 – Jun1
Conference papers and presentationsRezazadeh Azar, Ehsan,  and McCabe, BY, 2012, “Vision-based recognition of dirt loading cycles in construction sites”, Construction Research Council, Urbana-Champaign, IL May 2012
Conference papers and presentationsBerjis, Payman , and McCabe, BY, 2011, “ Effectiveness of the Current Permitting Standards for Lane Closures”, CSCE 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, June 14-17
Conference papers and presentationsRezazadeh Azar, Ehsan  and McCabe, BY, 2011, “Vision-Based Equipment Detection in Construction Images”, CSCE 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, June 14-17
Conference papers and presentationsAhmadi, Bijan . McCabe, BY. Tighe, Susan. Adnan, Mohammad, 2011, “Work Zone Throughput Models”, CSCE 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, June 14-17
Conference papers and presentationsNahrvar, Shayan , McCabe, BY, 2009, “Discrete-Event Modeling in the Preliminary Estimation Phase”, Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, St. John’s NF, May 27-30
Conference papers and presentationsHicks, Carolyn , BY McCabe, Susan Tighe, 2009, “Evaluation of Work Zone Capacity Models”, Construction Research Congress, Seattle, WA, Feb
Conference papers and presentationsNaji Almassi, Ali , McCabe, BY, 2008, “Image Recognition and Automated Data Extraction in Construction” Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 2008 Annual Conference, Quebec, QC, June 11-13.
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , 2008, “Safety in the Ontario Construction Industry” Proceedings of CIB W99 Evolution of and Directions in construction safety and health. Eds Jimmie Hinze, Suezann Bohner, and Jeffrey Lew. Gainesville FL March 9-11.
Conference papers and presentationsTang, Z , and McCabe, BY, 2007, “Applying Bayesian Belief Networks to Construction Management”, Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-IV), Gold Coast, Australia, July 11-13, 2007
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Loughlin, C, TIghe, S. and Hyatt, D, 2007 “Factors Impacting safety in construction”, Proceedings of the Construction Research Council, May 5-8, 2007 Bahamas
Conference papers and presentationsAlmassi, AN , and McCabe, BY, “Integer Optimization Of Project Incentives”, CSCE Annual Conference, 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-4, 2005
Conference papers and presentationsMunteanu, R , Karahalios, J, McCabe, BY, Loughlin, C, Robertson, G, Hyatt, D, and Tighe, S, “The Mobility Of Employment In Ontario Construction” CSCE Annual Conference, 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-4, 2005
Conference papers and presentationsKennedy, C.A. ,  Miller, E.J. ,  Karney, B.W. ,  Pressnail, K.D. ,  McCabe, B.Y. ,  MacLean, H.L. ,  Vanderburg, W.H. ,  Adams, B.J. , 2005, “Urban morphology and infrastructure: Implications for a sustainable future”, 33rd CSCE Annual Conference, Toronto, ON; June 2-4, 2005. FR154:1-8
Conference papers and presentationsTang, Z , and McCabe, BY, “Construction Of Bayesian Belief Networks For Decision Making In Engineering”, CSCE Annual Conference, 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 2-4, 2005
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Karahalios, D, and Loughlin, C, “Attitudes in Construction Safety”, Proceedings Construction Research Congress: Broadening Perspectives, San Diego, CA, April 5-7, 2005
Conference papers and presentationsRen, X. ,  McCabe, BY. ,  Tighe, S. , 2005, “ Highway work zone strategies for safety ”, 2005, Proceedings, Annual Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, pp. TR-158:1-10
Conference papers and presentationsHuen, K , Tighe, S, and McCabe, BY, “Incorporating User Delay Cost in Project Selection”, submitted to Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 2005
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Clarida, B, 2004, “Using Digital Images to Automate Construction Progress Reporting”, #234 Proceedings of the CIB2004 World Building Conference, Toronto June
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , “Monte Carlo simulation for schedule risks”, Proceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference, Dec, New Orleans, LA
Conference papers and presentationsTang, Z , McCabe, BY “Project Coordination For Fast-Tracking Construction Projects” Proceedings Annual Conference Of The Canadian Society For Civil Engineering, Moncton, NB, Canada, June 4-7, 2003
Conference papers and presentationsWalker, F , McCabe, BY, “Comparison Of Changed Conditions Provisions In Ontario Building Project Contracts” Proceedings Annual Conference Of The Canadian Society For Civil Engineering, Moncton, NB, Canada, June 4-7, 2003
Conference papers and presentationsHantziagelis, S , McCabe, BY, ‘The Context Of Performance Measures And Benchmarking In Airport Development And Operations”, Proceedings Annual Conference Of The Canadian Society For Civil Engineering, Moncton, NB, Canada, June 4-7, 2003
Conference papers and presentationsErsahin, T,  McCabe, BY , Doyle, M, “Monte Carlo Simulation analysis at Lester B Pearson International airport development Project”, Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Honolulu, HI, March 2003
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY, O’Grady, J,  Walker, F , “A Study Of Construction Cost Sources”, Annual Conference Of The Canadian Society For Civil Engineering, Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 5-8, 2002
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Ford, D, 2001 “Using Belief Networks to Assess Risk” Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference, Washington, DC
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Tang, Z, 2001, “Installation of a Camera to Document the Construction of the Bahen Centre for Information Technology” Proceedings of the CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, Victoria, BC
Conference papers and presentationsPilateris, P,  McCabe, BY , 2001, “Financial Benchmarking of the Canadian Construction Industry”, Proceedings of CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, Victoria, BC
Conference papers and presentationsEyers, KM , McCabe, BY, 2000, “Belief Network Analysis Of Cost Risk In Long-Term Construction”, Proceedings of 7th Construction Research Forum, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Ching, KS, Rodrigues, S, 2000 “Strategy: A Construction Simulation Environment”, Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Congress VI, Orlando FL, Edited by Ken Walsh, pp. 115-120
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , Raimondi, G, 2000, “Concrete Deterioration Diagnosis”, Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Congress VI, Orlando FL, Edited by Ken Walsh, pp. 375-385
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY,  Pilateris, P , 1999, "Financial Benchmarking of Canadian Contractors", 6th Canadian Construction Research Forum Proceedings, Edmonton, AB
Conference papers and presentationsKhan, MF,  McCabe, BY , LeGresley, M, 1999, "Neural Network Systems for Estimating Light Industrial Buildings", CSCE 27th Annual Conference - Construction Specialty Conference, Regina, SK
Conference papers and presentationsGong, X.,  McCabe, BY , 1999, "Contractor Prequalification", CSCE 27th Annual Conference - Construction Specialty Conference, Regina, SK
Conference papers and presentationsNasir, D,  McCabe, BY , 1999, "Probabilistic Analysis of Schedule Risks", CSCE 27th Annual Conference - Construction Specialty Conference, Regina, SK
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , 1998, “Belief Networks and Project Management”, 7th International Conference on Management of Technology, Orlando, FL
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , 1998, "Automated Modelling Approach For Performance Improvement" 5th Construction Forum, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , 1998, "Belief Networks A Probabilistic Knowledge-Base", First International Conference on New Information Technologies for Decision Making in Civil Engineering, Montreal QC
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , 1998, "Belief Networks In Construction Simulation", Winter Simulation Conference, Washington DC
Conference papers and presentationsAbouRizk, SM,  McCabe, BY , Saadi, 1996, “Estimating Trenching Productivity using Neural Networks”, ASCE Third Construction Congress
Conference papers and presentationsAbouRizk, SM,  Shi, J , McCabe, BY and Hajjar, D. 1995, "Automating The Process Of Building Simulation Models", Winter Simulation Conference
Conference papers and presentationsMcCabe, BY , AbouRizk, SM and Shi, J. 1995, "Simulation in the Alberta Construction Industry", ASCE Second Construction Congress

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV280HFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.
CIV1275H
Fall 2020Wednesday13:0015:00LEC 9101 SYNC

Past Teaching

Team

News Mentions

U of T CECA/NECA Competes in the 2018 Green Energy Challenge

Aiming to best their third place honours received last year, the University of Toronto student chapter of the Canadian/National Electrical Contractors Association (CECA/NECA) is competing in the 2018 ELECTRI International/NECA Green Energy Challenge. Leading up to the Green Energy Challenge, the team has hosted several events to spread awareness about sustainable buildings among U of… Read more »

Brenda McCabe elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada

Professor Brenda McCabe (CivE) has been elected a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). Each year a select number of engineers nationwide are chosen by EIC for this honour in recognition of exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. Professor McCabe has a distinguished record of achievement and service as an educator and an administrative leader…. Read more »

Green infrastructure: New tool to help construction industry reduce carbon footprint

A team of researchers from U of T Engineering is partnering with the construction industry to help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, bridges, public transit and other major infrastructure projects. “What we’re building is a decision-support tool that can be used in the early stages of design and planning,” says Professor Heather MacLean (CivE), one of… Read more »

Contact

Brenda McCabe
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

Office: SF3001C

Tel: 416-946-3505
Fax: 416-978-6813

brenda.mccabe@utoronto.ca