Mahdi Safa, Ph.D., MBA

Contact

Dr. Mahdi Safa
Assistant Professor

Phone: (409) 880-7167
Email: mahdi.safa@lamar.edu
Office: Galloway Business Building 222

Ph.D.   University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,  Waterloo, ON,  Civil Engineering (Construction Management minor)
M.B.A.   Wilfrid Laurier University,  Waterloo, ON

Courses Taught

Masters:

Construction Safety Management
Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis
Project Management
Asset Management

Bachelors:

Construction Safety Management 
Construction Cost Estimating and Analysis 
Electrical Systems  
Introduction to Construction Management 
Light Construction Materials and Methods 
Project Management
Construction Graphics Communication

Service

Professional Service 

Reviewer: Academic PRJ
2016:  International Journal of Construction Management (International).
2016:  International Journal of Innovation Science (International).
2016:  Structural Engineering International (International).
2016:  Automation in Construction (International).

Reviewer: Book / Textbook
2016:  Wiley (International).
2016:  Elsevier Books (International).

Institutional Service 

Department Assignments

Mentoring Activities:
2016-2017:  Construction Management Student Association (CMSA)  
2015-2016 – 2016-2017:  Construction Management Student Association (CMSA)  

College Assignments

Member:
2016-2017:  Faculty Academic and Professional Impact Committee  
2015-2016:  Facilities, Technology, & Space Development Committee  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2016-2017:  Cardinal View --volunteer  
2016-2017:  Sustainability Guest Speaker - Dr. Flosi  
2016-2017:  Attending ExxonMobil sessions  
2015-2016:  Commencement  

Member:
2016-2017:  Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC) International Construction Honor Society Member  
2016-2017:  Search Committee Members: Assistant/Associate Professor of Operations Management  
2015-2016:  Management Faculty Hiring Search Committee  

University Assignments

Member:
2016-2017:  Steering Committee Member of Center for Advances in Port Management  
2016-2017:  Doctoral Qualifying Exam (Industrial Engineering)  
2016-2017:  Doctoral Qualifying Exam (Civil Engineering 2 DE Students)  
2016-2017:  Doctoral Qualifying Exam (Civil Engineering 1)  
2015-2016 – 2016-2017:  Steering Committee Member of Center for Advances in Port Management  

Other Institutional Service Activities:
2016-2017:  Cardinal Conversation - Speaker  

Community Service 

Member of a Committee
2016:  Women and Children's Shelter remodel
2016:  Lamar Community Garden
2016:  Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana Area Committee Member

Other Community Service Activities
2016:  Habitat for Humanity Jefferson County
2016:  Women and Children's Shelter painting
2016:  Beaumont Childrens Museum
2016:  Habitat for Humanity

Intellectual Contributions

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2017 University Merit Award, Lamar University, 2017.
  • PDRI for Manufacturing and Life Sciences, Construction Industry Institute (CII), 2017.
  • CO2 Carbon Safe capture and storage grant, DoE and UT Bureau of Economic Geology, 2017.
  • Using Drones for Indoor/Outdoor Scanning and Mapping, Annual CICE Project, 2017.
  • Habitat Prefabrication: Decision Framework and Tool, Research Enhancement Grants, 2017.
  • Port Asset Management Framework, Center for Advances in Port Management, 2017.
  • Carter Innovation Fund – Costa Rica/Panama, Lamar University, 2017
  • Exploring the use of blended digital learning and portable take-home maker tools in an interdisciplinary freshman entrepreneurial experience, NSF (pending), 2017.
  • A 3D Visualization Technology-based Model for Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience, Research Enhancement Grants - Research Enhancement Grants, 2016.
  • TEXO Foundation Scholarship & Grant, 2016.
  • The Interdisciplinary Freshman Experience at Lamar University, Visionary Project, 2016.
  • Port Activity Analysis Tool, Center for Advances in Port Management, 2016.
  • An automated inspection model for power distribution grid using state-of-the-art 3D visualization technologies, Electri (pending), 2017.
  • Center for Resilient Coastal Infrastructure Research (CRCIR), Lamar University, 2015.
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) scholarship, 2014.
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2014.
  • CII Annual Conference Scholarship, 2013.
  • FIATECH (Fully Integrated and Automated Technologies for Construction) Scholarship, 2013.
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, 2009-2013.
  • Appreciation Award Graduate Student Association, University of Waterloo, 2012.

Referred Journal Publication

  • Mahdi Safa, Sandra MacGillivray, Kelly Weeks, “Development of new methods for planning execution strategies for capital construction projects, Submitted to Project Management Journal (PMJ-17-0285) (under review), 2017.
  • Kelly Weeks; Mahdi Safa. “Offshore multi-purpose platform efficacy by U.S. coastal areas”. Submitted to Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (under review), 2017.
  • Mahdi Safa, Paul G. Latiolais, Enrique R. Venta, “Interdisciplinary Freshman Experience Program,” submitted to Interactive Learning Environments, NILE-2016-0297(under review), 2017.
  • Kelly Weeks; Mahdi Safa, and Maryam Vasefi,“Pure gas nanobubbles as potential therapeutics for treatment of human diseases,” Submitted to International Journal of Nanoparticles (IJNP), (IJNP-189883), (under review) 2017.
  • Mahdi Safa; Kelly Weeks, “Advancing Measurement Process to Improve Inspection of Port Equipment and Facilities Using 3D Laser Scanning Technology,” Submitted to Journal of Strategic Direction (SD-08-2017-0122), (under review) 2017.
  • Kelly Weeks; Mahdi Safa; Jeff Dyson (2017). Future Port Automation: Issues to Consider. The Journal of Ports & Terminals 74, 30-31.
  • Seon Levius, Mahdi Safa, Kelly O. Weeks, “Use of information and communication technology to support comprehensive disaster management in the Caribbean countries." Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (2017): 1-11.
  • Seon Levius, Mahdi Safa, Kelly O. Weeks, “Use of information and communication technology to support comprehensive disaster management in the Caribbean countries." Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research (2017): 1-11.
  • Kelly Weeks, Mahdi Safa, “The efficacy of routing and flexibility on financial performance within an international manufacturing setting,” International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 2017 (in-print).
  • Berna Eren Tokgoz, Mahdi Safa, Seokyon Hwang, "Resilience Assessment for Power Distribution Systems." World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering 11, no. 6 (2017): 762-767.
  • Seon Levius, Mahdi Safa, Kelly O. Weeks, “Information and Communication Technology Strategies to Improve International Competitiveness in the Wholesale and Retail Trade Sector," International Journal of Business and Globalization, IJBG-158704, 2017 (accepted).
  • Mahdi Safa, Ming-Ho Yee, Derek Rayside, Carl T. Haas, “Optimizing contractor selection for construction packages in capital projects,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Carl Haas, and Keith Hipel, “Construction Contractor Management Using Value Packaging System,” International Journal of Construction Management, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, “Work activity analysis toll for productivity improvement in costal and port operation and management” submitted to International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (IJPPM-12-2016-0278), (under review) 2016.
  • Majeed Safa, Jeremy Allen, Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas “Improving Sustainable Office Building Operation by Using Historical Data and Linear Models to Predict Energy Usage,” Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier), 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, Paul Goodrum, and Carlos Caldas, “A Method for Selection of Construction Formwork Systems,” International Journal of Construction Management, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Mohammad Nahangi, Carl Haas, Hamid Noori, “Automating measurement process to improve quality management for piping fabrication,” Journal of Structures- Elsevier, 2015.
  • Mandi Safa, Ali Sabet, Sandra MacGillivray, Mike Davidson, Kevin Kaczmarczyk, Carl T. Haas, and G. Edward Gibson, Jr., Derek Rayside, “Classification of Construction Projects,” International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 2015.
  • Kasra Ghahremani, Mahdi Safa, Carl T. Haas, Scott Walbridge, “Quality assurance for high-frequency mechanical impact (HFMI) treatment of welds using handheld 3D laser scanning technology,” Journal of Welding in the World, 2015.
  • Majeed Safa, Birendra KC, Mahdi Safa“Linear Model to Predict Energy Consumption Using Historical Data From cold Stores,” International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, ISSN: 2321-9009, 2015.
  • Mahdi Safa , Arash Shahi, Carl T. Haas, Majeed Safa, Keith Hipel, Sandra MacGillivray, and Dawn Fiander-McCann, “Competitive Intelligence (CI) for Evaluation of Construction Contractors”, Automation in Construction, 2015.
  • Mahdi Safa , Ali Sabet, Kasra Ghahremani, Carl T. Haas, Scott Walbridge, “Rail corrosion forensics using 3D imaging and finite element analysis,” International Journal of Rail Transportation, 2015.
  • Arash Shahi, Mahdi Safa, Brenda McCable, “Creating a Memorable Lecture,” Southwestern Business Administration Journal, Issue 2, Volume 15, 2015.
  • Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Carl Haas, and Keith Hipel, “Supplier Selection Process in an Integrated Construction Materials Management Model”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 48, pp. 64-73, 2014.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl T. Haas, Joel Gray, and Keith Hipel, “Front End Planning Tool (FEPT) Based on Electronic Process Management”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, 12 pp., 2014.
  • Arash Shahi, Mahdi Safa, Carl T. Haas, Jeffrey S. West, “Data Fusion Process Management for Automated Construction Progress Estimation," Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000436 , 04014098, 2014.

Selected Industry Reports

  • Goodrum, P.M., Haas, C.T., Caldas, C.H., Shan, Y., Dadi, G., Gouett, C., Safa, M., Zhang, D., Benzekri, M., and Kim, J.Y. (2013). Construction Productivity Research Program- Phase IV. Construction Industry Institute. Research Team 252, Research Report 252-11c. The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Goodrum, P.M., Haas, C.T., Caldas, C.H., Zhai, D., Shan, Y., Dadi, G., Gouett, C., Safa, M., Zhang, D., Benzekri, M., and Kim, J.Y. (2012). Construction Productivity Research Program- Phase lll. Construction Industry Institute. Research Team 252, Research Report 252-11. The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Mahdi Safa, Priya Kenthirarajah, Haseeb Yaqubi (2013), “CNLA’s Race for Relevance,” Canadian Nursery and Landscaping Association (CNLA).
  • Caldas, C.H., Goodrum, P.M., Haas, C.T., Dadi, G.B., Kim, J.Y., MacNeel, D., Safa, M., and et al. (2011), “Innovations in Mechanical Construction Productivity” Construction Industry Institute. Research Team 252, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Mahdi Safa (2006) “Choosing Employee of the Year using Topsis Decision Making Method” Henkel Company, Germany.

Book

  • Mahdi Safa (2007) Principles of Supervision and Modern Management. Rahe Novin Publications. 
  • Mahdi Safa (2017) Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation (Book Chapter: Port Activity Analysis); Springer.
  • Mahdi Safa (2018) Human Factors, Business Management and Society (Book Chapter: Strategic Port Human Resource Management); Springer International Publishing.
  • Mahdi Safa, Sandra MacGillivray (2018- in progress) Construction Strategic Management Inceptions. Wiley.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Mahdi Safa, Kelly Weeks, Rolf Stromberg , Abdullah Al Azam , " Strategic Port Human Resource Talent Acquisition and Training: Challenges and Opportunities," 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017) and the Affiliated Conferences 17-21 July, 2017 , Los Angeles | The Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles, California.
  • Mahdi Safa, Kelly Weeks, Advancing Measurement Process to Improve Inspection of Construction Heavey ,  Equipment Using A State-of-the-art 3D Modeling Technology, 2018 Construction Research Congress (CRC), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 2-5, 2018.
  • Weeks, Kelly and Safa, Mahdi. Automation's Effect On Green Production: Does It Translate To Improved Competitiveness? 2017 Annual Informs Conference, Houston, TX, USA, October 22–25, 2017.
  • Mahdi Safa, Kelly Weeks, “Cultivation of Soft Skills in the Construction Industry,” 2017 Annual Informs Conference, Houston, TX, USA, October 22–25, 2017.
  • Seokyon Hwang, Mahdi Safa, “Learning Advanced Techniques and Technologies for Construction Engineering and Management through a Collaborative Project”, 2017 International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Seattle, 2017.
  • Mahdi Safa, Seokyon Hwang, Berna Tokgoz, “Improving Disaster Resilience of Power Distribution Network Using Photogrammetry Technology, 2017 CSCE Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 2017.
  • Berna Eren Tokgoz, Seokyon Hwang, and Mahdi Safa. “An Innovative Approach to Increasing Power Distribution Network Resilience”, International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities, South Korea, July, 2017.
  • Berna Eren Tokgoz, Mahdi Safa, and Seokyon Hwang. “Resilience Assessment of Power Distribution Systems” 19th Conference on Critical Infrastructure Systems Engineering, San Francisco, CA, June 2017.
  • Mahdi Safa, Jose Cardenas, Dylan Leblanc, Danny Rose and Arash Shahi, “Improving Construction Labor Productivity Using Automatic Rebar Tying Gun,” ISARC 2016 Conference, McWhorter School of Building Science, Auburn University, in Auburn, Alabama, US, July 18-21, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, “Automating Measurement Process to Improve Inspection of Marine/Offshore Equipment and Facilities,” 4th Biennial TRB-CMTS Research and Development Conference, From Sail to Satellite: Delivering Solutions for Tomorrow’s MTS, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., June 21-23, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, Brian Craig, “Maritime and Port Activity Analysis Tool,” 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016), Orlando, Florida, USA July 27-31, 2016.
  • Majeed Safa, J. Borzouie, Arash Shahi, Mahdi Safa, “Developing an anchoring method to reinforce the structure of center pivot irrigators in windstorms,” International Conference of Agricultural Engineering CIGR - AgEng 2016 Aarhus, Denmark 26 - 29 June, 2016.
  • Seokyon Hwang, Mahdi Safa, “Impact of Vertical Integration of Classes on Students’ Learning,” ASCE Construction Research Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 31 May - 02 June, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Shahin Karimidorabati, Carl Haas, “Discrete-Event Simulation for Optimization and Planning of an Intersection,” ASC International Conference, Provo, Utah, US, 2016.
  • Arash Shahi, Mahdi Safa, Brenda McCable, “Creating a Memorable Lecture,” 23rd Annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference, Houston, TX,October 29-30, 2015.
  • Majeed Safa, Birendra KC, Mahdi Safa, “Linear Model to Predict Energy Consumption Using Historical Data from Cold stores,” 4th International Conference on Food and Agricultural Engineering (ICFAE), Melbourne, Australia, August, 2015.
  • Mahdi Safa, Sandra MacGillivray, Mike Davidson, Kevin Kaczmarczyk, Carl T. Haas, and G. Edward Gibson, Jr., “Identifying Influential Factors for Capital Construction Project Planning Strategies, presented at the Construction Specialty Conference, June 8-9, and 10, 2015, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Mohammad Nahangi, Carl Haas, and Majeed Safa, “Automated Post-production Quality Control for Prefabricated Pipe-spools,” ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 201 5.
  • Mahdi Safa , Arash Shahi, Carl T. Haas, Majeed Safa, Keith Hipel, Sandra MacGillivray, and Dawn Fiander-McCann, “A Model for Construction contractor Selection Using Competitive Intelligence (CI),” 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2014), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9-11 July 2014.
  • Majeed Safa, Jeremy Allen, and Mahdi Safa, “Predicting Energy Usage Using Historical Data and Linear Models,” 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC 2014), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9-11 July 2014.
  • Mohammad Nahangi, Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Carl T. Haas,” Automated Registration of 3D Point Clouds with 3D CAD Models for Remote Assessment of Staged-Fabricated Assemblies,” Construction Research Congress (CRC), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2014.
  • Mahdi Safa, Arash Shahi, Samin Shokri, Carl T. Haas, Ralph Haas, Keith Hipel, and Joel Gray,“Electronic Process Management System based Front End Planning Tool (FEPT),” Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), 2013.
  • Mahdi Safa, Sean Reinsma, Carl T. Haas, Paul M. Goodrum, and Carlos H. Caldas, “A Method for Choosing Concrete Forming System,” Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), 2013.
  • Mahdi Safa, Mohammad Nahangi, Arash Shahi and Carl Haas (2013), “An Integrated Quality Management System for Piping Fabrication using 3D laser Scanning and Photogrammetry,” 30th International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction (IAARC), Montreal.
  • Samin Shokri, Mahdi Safa, Carl T. Haas, Ralph C.G. Haas, Kelly Maloney, Sandra MacGillivray (2012), “Integrated interface management system and project schedule,” ISG*ISARC 2012, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • Samin Shokri, Mahdi Safa, Carl T. Haas, Ralph C.G. Haas, Kelly Maloney, Sandra MacGillivray (2012), “Interface Management Model for Mega Capital Projects,” Construction Research Congress (CRC), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
  • Gabriel B. Dadi, Mahdi Safa, Paul M. Goodrum, Carl T. Haas, Carlos H. Caldas, and David MacNeel (2012), “Improving Concrete Trade Labor Productivity through the Use of Innovations,” Construction Research Congress (CRC), Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
  • Samin Shokri, Mahdi Safa, A.J. Antony Chettupuzha, Shahin Karimidorabati, Ray Simonson, Sandra MacGillivray, Dawn Fiander-McCann, Carl T. Haas, Professor, Ralph C.G. Haas (2011), “Electronic Product and Process Management System: A Tool to Improve the Execution of Capital Projects, ” Proceedings of the CIB W78-W102 2011: International Conference –Sophia Antipolis, France.
  • Mahdi Safa, Michael C. Gouett, Carl T. Haas, Paul M. Goodrum, Carlos H. Caldas (2011), “Improvement of Weld-less Innovation on Construction Project,” 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Samin Shokri, Mahdi Safa, Carl T. Haas, Ralph C.G. Haas (2011), “A Conceptual Framework to Improve Information and Process Management in the Execution of Capital Project,” 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Arash Shahi, Mahdi Safa, Shahin Karimidorabadi, Hassan Nasir, Carl T. Haas (2011), “Discrete Modeling and Simulation for Optimization and Planning,” 3rd International/9th Construction Specialty Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Mahdi Safa, Michael C. Gouett, Carl T. Haas, Paul M. Goodrum, Carlos H. Caldas (2010), “A Fuzzy-logic Decision Making Approach for Using Innovations in the Construction Industry Case Study: Weld-less Pipe Joining,” 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture,  State College, Pennsylvania, USA.

Selected Poster Presentations

  • Marcus Rodgers, Mahdi Safa, “Port systems safety management analysis,” 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics,” The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 17-21, 2017.
  • John Stone, Mahdi Safa, “Creating Predictive Models for Business Solutions Using Geoprocessing”, Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol, Austin, Texas, March 28, 2017. Best Poster Award.
  • Coy Laughlin, Daniel Hess, Lucas Sammons, Colin Bledsoe, Tyler Walthall, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Effects a Poorly Executed Design Phase has on Cost, Time, and Material.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Marcus Rodgers, Esther Salazar, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Safety Analysis in Port Systems.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University. 
  • Leoany Alvarez, *Jason Brent, Jean Kim, Gary Patten, and John Stone, Mahdi Safa, 2017,” Degradation of Construction Materials at the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel: A Case Study.” Best Poster Award. The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Tricia Contreras, Vidya Tanawade, and Mahdi Safa, 2017,” How Information Systems and Data is Used to Control Operations and Influence Management Decisions at the Panama Canal.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Michelle Jaramillo, Mirka Rodriguez, Matt Timmer, Yael Velazquez, Leonard Wysingle, Mahdi safa, 2017, “Human Resource Department: Port of Beaumont.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Ryan Malone, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “An Advanced Construction Supply Model,” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • John T Stone, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Creating Predictive Models for Business Solutions Using Geoprocessing.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Syrissa Dominguez, Joshua Autry, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Imports and Exports: A Daily Grind in Costa Rica and Panama.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Ryan Malone, Gabe Nevala, Charlie Kappleman, Jacob Major, Ben Hodges, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Sustainability using Concrete Rubblization.” Best Poster Award. The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Manisha Paul, Mahdi Safa, Seokyon Hwang, 2017, “Improving Disaster Resilience of Power Distribution Network Using Photogrammetry Technology.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Abigail Saenz, Pedro Escamilla, Anthony Ledezma, Logan Mitchell, Luke Potter, Jonathan Saenz, Stephen Thomas, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Environmental Effects on material in South East Texas Region.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • James Kight, Erik Rodriquez, Nick Davis, Luis Suarez, Marco Arellano, Jeremy Zachery, Mahdi safa, 2017, “The Effects of Work Hours on Project Safety.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Anthony Ledezma, Abigail Saenz, Esther Salazar, Joshua Frank, Juan Hernandez, Leoany Alvarez, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Software Advancements, and Uses within the Construction Industry.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Lance Vargas, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Exceptional Production of Quality Coffee from Doka Estate.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Jordyn Glenn, Katie Meeks, Mahdi Safa, 2017, “Has ecotourism reached its peak in Costa Rica? The benefits and drawbacks of the ecotourism powerhouse.” The annual Undergraduate Research Exposition, Lamar University.
  • Mahdi Safa, Brian Craig, “An Advanced Port Management Program,” Breakbulk Americas, George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, September 26-29, 2016.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, “Construction Contract Management Systems,” poster for WE Innovate, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, November 15, 2013.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, “Construction supplier selection process,” CII Annual Conference, Showcase, Orlando, July 2013.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, “An Advanced Construction Supply Nexus Model (ACSNM),” FIATECH Technology Conference and Showcase, JW Marriott Hill Country, San Antonio, TX, March 2013.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, “Supply Nexus Management,” poster for WE Innovate, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, November 15, 2012.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, “ EPPMS Value Packaging System, Fiatech Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Miami, Florida, April 2012.
  • Mahdi Safa, Carl Haas, “Electronic Product and Process Management System,” Coreworx International Industry Symposium, Kitchener, ON, Feb. 2012.
  • Mahdi Safa, Matthew Black, Chandeep Gund, Zeynab Khalesi, “Maple Leaf Foods Inc.,”Company Projects Poster Presentations (MBA), Wilfrid Laurier University, Nov. 2011.