UF College of Design, Construction & Planning

Abdol Chini

Associate Dean and Professor
M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management
Phone Number: 352-294-1407

Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Maryland College Park
Master of Science, Structural Engineering, George Washington University
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran

Biographical Information:


Holland Professorship, Rinker School of Building Construction, 2000-2006, 2011-present
Nominated for the 2015 UF Teacher Scholar Award
Received the College of DCP International Senior faculty award for 2014-2015
Recognized and commended by the CIB Program Committee in 2014 for contributions as the coordinator of W115 Construction Materials Stewardship
Best Paper Award – Runner Up: 7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Philadelphia, PA, November 2013
Rinker Professorship, Rinker School of Building Construction, 2006-2011
Nominated for the UF Eleventh Distinguished Alumni Professor Award
Best Paper Award, the Recent Advances in Concrete Technology conference, Washington, DC, September 17-20, 2007
UF Research Foundation Professorship Award, 2003

University of Florida TIP Award, 1998-1999

Special Fields
Construction Materials Stewardship
Construction Waste Management
Reuse and Recycling of Construction Materials
Recycled Concrete Aggregate
Recycled Concrete Wash Water
Reuse of Salvaged Lumber
Building Life Cycle Analysis
Embodied Energy
Operational Energy
Decommissioning Energy
Energy Efficient Measures for Residential Buildings
Offsite Construction

Rinker School of Construction Management, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Department of Technology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD
Lott Constructors, Inc., McLean, VA
Construction Environment, Inc., Alexandria, VA
University of Maryland College Park
Larisa Construction Company, Tehran, Iran

More than 130 publications (sample of 10)
M. Mirhadi Fard, C. Kibert, and A. Chini, “Decision Making for Sustainable Location of a Cement Plant in the State of Florida,” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Sustainable Engineering.
J. Burgett and A. Chini, “Using Building and Occupant Characteristics to Predict Residual Miscellaneous Electrical Loads: A Comparison between an Asset Label and an Operational Model Specifying Residential Retrofit,” the Journal of Building Performance Simulation, published online 2 February 2015, DOI: 10.1080/19401493.2014.999122.
Z. Zeng, E. Nasri, A. Chini, R. Ries, and Jiuping Xu, “A Multiple Objective Decision Making Model for Energy Generation Portfolio under Fuzzy Uncertainty: Case Study of Large Scale Investor-owned Utilities in Florida,” the Renewable Energy Journal, published online 17 October 2014, 75 (2015) 224-242.
J. Burgett, A. Chini, and P. Oppenheim, “Specifying Residential Retrofit Packages for 30% Reductions in Energy Consumption in Hot-Humid Climate Zones”, the Springer Energy Efficiency Journal, published online 16 January 2013.
J. Burgett and A. Chini, “Effective Energy Efficiency Measures for Existing Residential Homes in the Florida Market,” the International Journal of Construction and Research, 9 (1), January 2013.
S. Shrivastava and A. Chini, “Using Building Information Modeling to Assess the Embodied Energy of a Building,” the International Journal of Construction Management, Vol. 12, No.1, January 2012.
H. Yuan, A. Chini, Y. Lu and L. Shen, “A dynamic model for assessing the effects of management strategies on the reduction of construction and demolition waste,” Elsevier International Journal of Waste Management, Vol. 32, No. 3, March 2012.

Books, Edited
A. Chini, “Deconstruction and Materials Reuse, an International Overview,” International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction (CIB), Publication 300, March 2005, 415 pp.
C. Kibert and A. Chini, “Overview of Deconstruction in Selected Countries,” International Council for Research and Innovation in Building Construction (CIB), Publication 252, August 2000, 239 pp.
A. Chini, “Who Provides Inspection,” American Society of Civil Engineers, 1999, 61 pp.