Dr Essam Zaneldin earned his PhD in 2000 from the University of Waterloo in the area of Construction Engineering and Management. Dr Zaneldin is a professional engineer currently working as an associate professor of Construction Engineering and Management at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, United Arab Emirates University. Dr Zaneldin is also the head of the College of Engineering Requirements Unit at the United Arab Emirates University. In addition to his experience in the academia, Dr Zaneldin has more than thirteen years of work experience in areas related to design, construction supervision, and project management of mega size projects in North America and the Middle East. He has authored and co-authored several journal and conference publications in topics related to engineering education and course management, design coordination, change management, site layout planning, constructability, claims and disputes, and simulation of design and construction operations.
Amr Sweedan is an associate professor of Structural Engineering and the Chairman of th Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the UAE University. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada (P.Eng.). Sweedan earned his Ph.D. in Structural Dynamics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He received his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Structural Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Before joining the UAE University, Sweedan held the position of a Senior Engineer at the head office of Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI), Consulting Engineers and Scientists, in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Sweedan areas of research interest include: Modeling and Testing of Solid, Cellular and Castellated Steel Elements; Strengthening of Steel Structures using FRP Laminates; Evaluation of Structural Response to Seismic and Wind Loading; and Design and Behavior of Shell Structures under Hydrodynamic and Hydrostatic Pressures.
Munjed Maraqa is an associate professor and assistant director of the Roadway, Transportation and Traffic Safety Research Center at the UAE University. His research covers a broad range of issues related to modeling environmental systems, water quality, waste management, and traffic safety. Between 2008-2012, Maraqa acted as an advisor to Al Ain Municipality on the development of an EHS management system for the Building and Construction Sector in Abu Dhabi Emirate. Maraqa holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Jordan, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University.
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