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Bibliometric analysis of published studies in ASCE construction research congress, USA

conference contribution
posted on 2018-01-01, 00:00 authored by Mehran Oraee Namzadi, M. Reza HosseiniM. Reza Hosseini, Roshani Palliyaguru, Linda Tivendale
This paper intends to present a bibliometric analysis of the body of knowledge published in the Proceedings of Construction Research Congress (CRC), to highlight the intellectual discourse that has occurred and emerged within the last 14 years. To this end, the citation data for the 1,373 studies published in the Proceedings of CRC, and the 18,032 studies associated with them through citations were examined. Creation, visualization, and analyses of co-occurring terms, co-citations, and co-authorship networks of published studies in CRC provided original insights. Findings reveal that published studies in CRC have devoted serious attention to “project management” as opposed to emerging areas such as “building information modeling” that only recently has received attention. Analysis of the citations among published studies in CRC demonstrated that these studies are almost influenced by many relevant journals in the field of construction. Moreover, analyses of collaboration networks in CRC brought to light an overemphasize on the U.S. authors. By providing a view from a meta-perspective, the study contributes to CRC body of knowledge by exposing trends, gaps, areas in need of extra attention, directions for future research themes, and grounds for fostering collaboration efforts.



Construction research. Congress (2018 : New Orleans, U.S.A.)


13 - 23


American Society of Civil Engineers


New Orleans, U.S.A.

Place of publication

Reston, Va.

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Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2018, American Society of Civil Engineers


C Wang, C Harper, Y Lee, R Harris, C Berryman

Title of proceedings

Construction Research Congress 2018 : Sustainable design and construction and education : Proceedings of the 2018 Construction Research Congress