Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering


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Chairman and Professor
Hoehn Engineering Building
HOEN 140
1075 13th Street South
Birmingham, AL
(205) 934-8430
(205) 934-9855

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND Ph.D. - Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1981 M.S. - Civil Engineering , University of Texas at Austin, 1978 Post Graduate Studies, Structural Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1975 B.S. - Civil Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1973 TEACHING CE 450 - Structural Steel Design CE 455 - Reinforced Concrete Design CE 456 - Prestressed Concrete Design CE 457 - Advanced Structural Design CE 550 - Advanced Structural Steel Design CE 555 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design CE 562 - Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis


RESEARCH Structural engineering concrete structures; pre-cast concrete products; concrete materials, sustainable engineering design.


INVENTIONS US Patent Number 5285614 “Concrete Pole Splice,” Issued February 15, 1994.
US Patent Number 6705058, “Multiple-Part Pole,” Issued March 16, 2004 (with Foust et al).
US Patent Application 6,938,392, “Concrete Filled Pole,” Issued September 6, 2005.


RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2012) Hosch, I. and Fouad, F., “Fatigue Design of sign Support Structures for Natural Wind Loads,” Proceedings of the the 88th Transportation Research Board, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2009.
Shalaby, A., Fouad F., and Albanese, R. “Flexural Behavior of Spun Concrete Poles Reinforced with CFRP Bars,” Proceedings of the 2008 PCI Annual Convention/Exhibition & National Bridge Cohnferencem, Orlando, Florida, October 2008.
Kirby, J., Ozcan, H., and Fouad, F. “Sustainability in Engineering and Architecture Design,” Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Civil Engineering Division, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, June 2008.
Aglan, H., Morsy, M., Allie, A., and Fouad, F.”Evaluation of Fiber-reinforced Nanostructured Perlite-cementitious Surface Compounds for Building Skin Applications.” Construction and building MATERIAL, Elsevier 2008, 8 pp.


RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2012) “Environmental Assessment of Xelia AAC Products,” (Xelia Aircrete North American, Inc., and Xelia Technologie-und forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany), Co-PI, July 2009-July 2011
"Composite Structural Insulated Panels (CSIPs) for Hazard Resistant Structures,” NSF, Co-PI, September 1, 2008-September 1, 2011
"The UAB Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus—A Transit Initiative,” Federal Transit Administration (FTA), US Department of Transportation, PI, September 1, 2008-August 31, 2011
"NSF International Workshop on Workshop: Sustainabilitiy in Engineering and Architectural Design-Green Buildings,” March 2009, Cairo, Egypt; NSF, PI, August 15, 2008-January 31, 2010
"Design of VMS Bridge Support Structures for Fatigue Loads,” US Department of Transportation, University of Alabama, University Transportation Center for Alabama, PI, January 1, 2009-December 31-2009


SERVICE - Professional Service American Concrete Institute (ACI), Fellow
Central Alabama Chapter of ACI (CAC)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Fellow
Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), President, Birmingham Chapter-2008-2009
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
American Association of State Highway & Transportation Official (AASHTO)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
Structural Engineer’s Association of Alabama