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Hoehn Room 140
(205) 934-8430

Research and Teaching Interests: Green materials and construction methods

Office Hours: By appointment


  • PE in the states of Texas (#55629) and Alabama (#15529)
  • Ph.D., Texas A & M University, Civil Engineering

Dr. Fouad H. Fouad is Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of reinforced concrete structures and concrete materials, and has published numerous technical papers in the field. His research efforts have led to the development of national standards and specifications for a number of sustainable green concrete products and building systems. Fouad currently chairs the PCI committee on Prestressed Concrete Poles and the ASTM committee on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete. He is the past chair of ACI committee on Cellular Concrete and the founding chair of its subcommittee on AAC. Fouad is a fellow of ACI and ASCE and has received a number of prestigious awards due to his professional services in the civil engineering field.

  • Research and Teaching Interests

    Dr. Fouad’s research expertise in green materials and construction methods has a global perspective. He has been working in the area of highway sign and traffic signal supports since for the past 20 years. As principal investigator on several NCHRP and DOT projects, he led a team of experts from U.S. universities whose efforts culminated in the development of the current, newly and totally revised, AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaries, and Traffic Signals. Continued research efforts in this area resulted in revising the AASHTO Standard Specifications a number of times, and the recent inclusion of fatigue provisions for the design of highway signs and traffic signal support structures.