Dr. Ahmad Abdel-Hamid

Dr. Ahmad Abdel-Hamid

Dr. Ahmad Abdel-Hamid

Professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Adjunct Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

 

Dr. Ahmad Hamid has over 35 years of experience as a faculty member, a Professional Engineer and a consultant in the USA, Canada, and the Middle East. He has served as a member of professional committees of ACI, ASCE, ASTM, and TMS. He is a fellow of the Masonry Society. He is the author or co-author of over 200 papers and technical reports on the behavior, design, and retrofit of concrete and masonry building structures. He is a co-author of the textbook “ Masonry Structures: Behavior and Design” published by The Masonry Society of the US and also a co-author of the Canadian version of the book published by the Masonry Design Centre, Mississauga and is a contributing author of the “ Masonry Designer’s Guide” published by TMS/CMR/ACI. He has awarded over $3.0M funded masonry research from NSF, NRC, NEES, NSERC and other private and governmental organizations in North America. He has been working as a consultant and expert witness on many building envelope investigations and building energy efficiency for private industry and government organizations. Dr. Hamid has recently offered courses on sustainable building design in many countries including the US, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Czech Republic, and Iran. Dr. Hamid introduced a course on “ Sustainable Design of Building Envelope Systems” at Drexel University since 1988 and has been teaching this course since. He had been offering seminars on the same subject to many A/E firms in the Philadelphia area. Recently, Dr. Hamid offered a PROJACS course on “ Green Building Design and Construction” in Dubai. In 2012 Dr. Hamid has published four editions of an ebook entitled “ Design and Retrofit of Building Envelope” published by bookbaby, Amazon and iBook. Dr. Hamid is the author of the recent textbook entitled “ Masonry Structures: Behavior and Design” published by The Masonry society in June 2018