Beliz Özorhon Orakçal

Rank & Status: 

Associate Professor, Full Time

Phone Number: 

+90(212) 359-6425

Fax: 

+90(212) 287-2457+90(212) 265-8488

Education: 
Ph.D. Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 2007
M.S. Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 2004
B.S. Civil Engineering Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 2002
Service on the Faculty: 
Associate Professor 2013-Present  
Assistant Professor 2010-2013
Experience: 
Responsibility Location Date
Research Fellow University of Salford, Manchester, UK July 2008 – Feb. 2010
Visiting Research Scholar Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA June 2006 – April 2007
Researcher and Teaching Assistant Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Sep. 2002 – July 2008
Publications: 

Book Chapters:

  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D. (2013) “Quality of Partner Relations in International Construction Alliances”, in Interpartner Dynamics in Strategic Alliances, T.K. Das (ed.), Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D. (2012) “Effective Management of Strategic Alliances in International Construction”, in Management Dynamics in Strategic Alliances, T.K. Das (ed.), Information Age Publishing: Charlotte, NC.
  • Powell, J., Ozorhon, B. (2012) “Entrepreneurialism and financing for improved academic enterprise in higher education: coaching for leadership and innovation reflecting true demand”, in A. Curaj et al. (eds.), European Higher Education at the Crossroads: Between the Bologna Process and National Reforms, Part 6, 749-789, Springer, Dordrecht.
  • Birgonul, M.T., Dikmen, I., Ozorhon, B. (2008) “The impact of reverse knowledge transfer on competitiveness: The case of Turkish contractors”, in Economics for the Modern Built Environment, Les Ruddock (ed.), Taylor and Francis: London, UK.

Journal Publications:

  • Ozorhon, B., Karahan, U. (2016) “Critical Success Factors of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Implementation”, ASCE  Journal of Management in Engineeringaccepted for publication.
  • Ozorhon, B., Oral, K. (2016) “Drivers of innovation in construction projects”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001234, 04016118.
  • Akgul, B., Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, T. (2016) "Social network analysis of construction companies operating in international markets: Case of Turkish contractors", Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, in press.
  • Yigit, S., Ozorhon, B. (2016) "Altyapı Varlıkları Yönetimi: İstanbul Atatürk Havalimanı Terminal Binası Vaka Çalışması", Teknik Dergi, in press.
  • Ozorhon, B., Oral, K., Demirkesen, S. (2016) “Investigating the components of innovation in construction projects”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000419, 32(3), 04015052.
  • Ozorhon, B., Cinar, E. (2015) “Critical success factors of enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation in construction: Case of Turkey”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000370, 31(6), 04015014.
  • Aktas, B., Ozorhon, B. (2015) “Green building certification process of existing buildings in developing countries: Cases from Turkey”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000358, 31(6), 05015002. 
  • Erdem, D., Ozorhon, B. (2015) “Assessing real estate project success using an Analytic Network Process”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000281, 31(4), 04014065.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C. and Aouad, G. (2014) “Integration and leadership as enablers of innovation in construction: A case study.”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 30(2), 256-263. 
  • Ozorhon, B., Demirkesen, S. (2014) “Analysis of International Competitiveness of the Turkish Contracting Services”, Teknik Dergi, 25(3), 6831-6848.
  • Ozorhon, B. (2013) “Response of construction clients to low-carbon building regulations”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000768 , A5013001.
  • Ozorhon, B. (2013) “Analysis of construction innovation process at project level”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 29(4), 455-463.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2011) “Toward a multidimensional performance measure for international joint ventures in construction”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 137(6), 403-411.
  • Aouad, G., Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C. (2010) “Facilitating innovation in construction: Directions and implications for research and policy”, Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, Special Issue on Innovating a Global Industry, 10(4), 374-394.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2010) “The performance of international joint ventures in construction”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 26(4), 209-222.
  • Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T., Ozorhon, B., Egilmezer Sapci, N. (2010) “Using analytic network process to assess business failure risks of construction firms”, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 17(4), 369-386.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2008) “Effect of partner fit in international construction joint ventures”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 24(1), 12-20.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2008) “The role of organizational culture in construction company alliances”, International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, Special Issue on Cross-cultural Leadership, 8(3), 177-191.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2008) “Implications of culture in the performance of international construction joint ventures”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 134(5), 361-370.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2007) “Effect of host country and project conditions in international construction joint ventures”, International Journal of Project Management, 25(8), 799-806.
  • Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T., Ozorhon, B. (2007) “Project appraisal and selection using analytic network process”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(7), 786-792.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2007) “Using analytic network process to predict the performance of international construction joint ventures”, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, 23(3), 156-163.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2006) “Case-based reasoning model for international market selection”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 132(9), 940-948.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2005) “Organizational memory formation and its use in construction”, Building Research and Information, 33(1), 67-79.

Conference Papers - International:

  • Sumer, L., Ozorhon, B. (2016) “A Comparative Return Analysis of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) Index and Major Indexes in Istanbul Stock Exchange”, 12th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-23 September, Istanbul. 
  • Demirkesen, S., Ozorhon, B. (2016) “Assessing the Impact of Project Characteristics on Construction Project Success", 12th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-23 September, Istanbul.
  • Ozorhon, B., Demirkesen, S. (2015) “Managing risks in public-private partnership projects: The case of Izmit Bay suspension bridge”, 8th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8) "Changing the Field: Recent Developments for the Future of Engineering and Construction", 27-30 May, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Ozorhon, B., Altun, H. (2015) “Review of LEED certified construction projects in Turkey”, 8th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-8) "Changing the Field: Recent Developments for the Future of Engineering and Construction", 27-30 May, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Ozorhon, B. (2014) “Partnering and community engagement as enablers of innovation and best practice”, 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-25 October, Istanbul.
  • Ozorhon, B., Demirkesen, S. (2014) “International competitiveness of the Turkish contractors”, 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-25 October, Istanbul.
  • Ozorhon, B., Altun, H. (2014) “Cultural fit in international construction joint ventures”, 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-25 October, Istanbul.
  • Yigit, S., Ozorhon, B. (2014) “Infrasture asset management: Case of Istanbul Ataturk Airport Terminal Building”, 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-25 October, Istanbul.
  • Cinar, E., Ozorhon, B. (2014) “Enterprise resource planning (ERP) use in the Turkish construction industry”, 11th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 21-25 October, Istanbul.
  • Ozorhon, B., Karatas, C.G., Demirkesen, S. (2013) “A web-based database system for managing knowledge in construction firms ”, 27th IPMA World Congress, 30 September-2 October 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Ozorhon, B., Karatas, C.G., Altun, H. (2012) “Effectiveness of knowledge management activities in the Turkish construction industry”, 10th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, 17-19 October 2012, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Powell, J., Ozorhon, B. (2011) “Entrepreneurialism and financing for improved academic enterprise in higher education: coaching for leadership and innovation reflecting true demand”, The Future of Higher Education-Bologna Process Researchers’ Conference, 17-19 October 2011, Bucharest, Romania.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2011) “Design, process, and service innovations to achieve sustainability”, MISBE2011- International Conference on Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment, Paper No: 58, 20 – 23 June 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789052693958.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2010) “The innovation value chain analysis of an urban regeneration project”, CIB 2010 World Congress, Building a Better World, Paper No: 1246, 10-13 May, Salford, UK.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2009) “Innovation value chain in construction”, Managing Construction for Tomorrow, 739-746, October 1-3, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2009) “Innovation in construction: a project lifecycle approach”, CIB Joint International Symposium 2009, Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges, 903-912, September 27-October 1, 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2009) “Construction innovation: Towards a project level analysis”, Global Innovation in Construction Conference, 566-576, September 13-16, 2009, Holywell Park, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
  • Swan, W., Ozorhon, B. (2009) “Applying the UPBEAT framework to drive end user engagement and impact in the Salford Centre for Research and Innovation”, Global Innovation in Construction Conference, 186-196, September 13-16, 2009, Holywell Park, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2009) “Measuring construction innovation”, 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V) “Collaboration and Integration in Engineering, Management and Technology”, 659-666, May 20-22, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Aouad, G., Abbott, C., Erdogan, B., Ozorhon, B. (2009) “Exploring the issues for innovation platforms for the future of construction industry: scenario planning approach”, 5th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-V) “Collaboration and Integration in Engineering, Management and Technology”, 15-26, May 20-22, Istanbul, Turkey, Keynote address.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2009) “Structural equation modeling applications in construction management”, International Built & Human Environment Research Week (IRW) 2009, International Research Symposium, 175-188, January 27-28, Salford, UK.
  • Aouad, G., Abbott, C., Ozorhon, B., Wu, S., Bakis, N. (2008) “An innovation platform proposal as a means of implementing ND modelling in construction”, International Conference on Project Management (ICoPM), November 18-20, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Dikmen, I., Birgonul M.T., Ozorhon, B., Eren, K. (2008) “Critical success factors for partnering in the Turkish construction industry”, 24th Annual ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) Conference, 1013-1022, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK.
  • Dikmen, I., Birgonul M.T., Ozorhon, B. (2008) “Using cognitive maps to explore the impact of international contracting experience on competitiveness”, 5th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Paper Number 27, June 25-28, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Ozorhon, B., Arditi, D. (2007) “Electronic reverse auctions in construction procurement”, The 4th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-4), Vol.2, 1525-1529, September 26-28, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2006) “Performance indicators for international joint ventures: state of knowledge”, CIB 2006 Joint International Symposium, October 18-20, Rome, Italy.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2006) “International market entry decisions: a knowledge-based approach”, 1st International CIB Endorsed METU Postgraduate Conference, 377-387, March 17-18, Ankara, Turkey.
  • Ozorhon, B., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T. (2005) “A case-based reasoning model as an organizational learning tool”, CIB 2005 Helsinki Joint Symposium, Vol.VII, 183-193, June 13-16, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T., Ozorhon, B. (2004) “Case-based reasoning applications in construction management”, 6th International Congress on Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol.3, 1941-1950, October 6-8, Istanbul, Turkey.

Conference Papers - National:

  • Ozorhon, B., Durna, E., Çağlayan, S. (2016) “Kamu Özel İşbirliği Projelerinin Temel Başarı Faktörleri”, 4. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 3-5 Kasım, Eskişehir.
  • Demirkesen, S., Ozorhon, B. (2016) “Firma Özelliklerinin Proje Başarısı Üzerindeki Etkilerinin İncelenmesi”, 4. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 3-5 Kasım, Eskişehir.
  • Bilgin, G., Eken, G., Özyurt, B., Dikmen, İ., Birgönül, M.T., Ozorhon, B. (2016) “İnşaat Şirketleri İçin Bir Proje Portföy Yönetim Aracı: COPPMAN”, 4. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 3-5 Kasım, Eskişehir.
  • Ozorhon, B., Aktas, B. (2014) “Mevcut Binalarda Enerji Verimliliği: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Örnegi”, 3. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 211-221, 6-8 Kasım, Antalya.
  • Ozorhon, B., Islam, M., Demirkesen, S. (2014) “Hidroelektrik Santral Projelerinde Fizibilite Çalışmaları”, 3. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 244-256, 6-8 Kasım, Antalya.
  • Ozorhon, B., Cinar, E. (2014) “Türk İnşaat Sektöründe Kurumsal Kaynak Planlaması Uygulama Süreci”, 3. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 270-279, 6-8 Kasım, Antalya.
  • Bilgin, G., Yildiz, A.E., Erol, H., Dikmen, I., Birgonul, T., Ozorhon, B. (2014) “İnşaat Projeleri için Bir Portföy Yönetim Aracının Geliştirilmesi ”, 3. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 363-375, 6- 8 Kasım, Antalya.
  • Ozorhon, B., Altun, H. (2014) “Türkiye’de Yapım Yönetimi Eğitimi: Güncel Durum ve Geleceğe Yönelik Öneriler”, 3. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 1447-1453, 6-8 Kasım, Antalya.
  • Demirkesen, S., Arditi, D. Ozorhon, B. (2013) “İnşaat Sektöründe İş Güvenliği Eğitimi Uygulamaları”, 4.İşçi Sağlığı ve İş Güvenliği Sempozyumu, 1-3 Kasım 2013, Konya.
  • Demirkesen, S., Dikmen, S.U., Ozorhon, B., Demirturk, O. (2013) “İnşaat Sektöründe İşçi Sağlığı ve Güvenliğinin Sözleşmeler ile Arttırılmasına Yönelik Bir Değerlendirme”, 4.İşçi Sağlığı ve İş Güvenliği Sempozyumu, 1-3 Kasım 2013, Konya.
  • Ozorhon, B. (2012) “İnşaat projelerinde açık inovasyon”, 2. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 1369-1380, 13-16 Eylül, İzmir, Türkiye.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. (2010) “İnşaat sektöründe inovasyon değer zincirinin proje seviyesinde incelenmesi”, 1. Proje ve Yapım Yönetimi Kongresi, 655-664, 29 Eylül-1 Ekim, Ankara, Türkiye.
  • Birgonul, M.T., Dikmen, I., Ozorhon, B., Isik, Z. (2007) “İnşaat sektörünün yapım yönetimi eğitiminden beklentileri”, 4. İnşaat Yönetimi Kongresi, 169-179, 30-31 Ekim, İstanbul, Türkiye.
  • Dikmen, I., Birgonul, M.T., Ozorhon, B. (2005) “Uluslararası pazar seçiminde bir ANP (an analytic network process) uygulaması”, 3. Yapı İşletmesi Kongresi, 162-171, 29-30 Eylül, İzmir, Türkiye.
  • Birgonul, M.T., Dikmen, I., Ataoglu, T., Ozorhon, B. (2004) “Türk inşaat şirketlerinde kurumsal öğrenme: mekanizmalar ve kültürel engeller”, 17. Teknik Kongre ve Sergisi, 555-557, 15-17 Nisan, İstanbul, Türkiye.

Research reports:

  • Ozorhon, B. (2012) Türkiye’de İnşaat Sektörü ve Dünyadaki Yeri, İstanbul Ticaret Odası, İstanbul, ISBN: 978-605-137-173-3.
  • Ozorhon, B., Abbott, C., Aouad, G. And Powell, J. (2010) Innovation in Construction: A project life-cycle Approach, University of Salford, Salford, UK.
Research: 
  • Process and performance management
  • Construction innovation
  • Building information modeling
  • Sustainable construction and energy efficiency
  • International construction
  • Project management
  • Strategic management 
  • Knowledge management and learning organizations

 

Memberships: 

Member: Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Construction and Real Estate Specialty Committee, 2015-present.

Courses: 
  • CE401 Construction Engineering and Management
  • CE402 Civil Engineering Systems Analysis
  • CE572 Performance Management in Construction
  • CE573 Innovation Management in Construction
  • CE680 Research Methods in Construction
  • CE699 Guided Research
  • CEM510 Construction Project Management
  • CEM511 Strategic Management of Construction Companies
Awards: 
  • Fulbright Scholarship as a Visiting Scholar at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 2006-2007.
  • Winner of 2006-2007 Academic Year METU Best Thesis Award, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 2008.
  • Bogazici University Academic Incentive Award, 2011, 2012, 2013.