Mohammad Ammar

Prof. Mohammad Ammar

Professor

Acting Dean of College of Architecture Engineering and Design

 

Email: m.ammar@ku.edu.bh

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Construction and Project Management), Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Helwan University, Egypt, 1998.
  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (Construction and Project Management), Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt, 1992.
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, 1987
  • Professor, College of Architecture Engineering and Design, Kingdom University, Kingdom of Bahrain, September 2016.
  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Madina Institute of Science and Technology, Accra, Ghana, Nov. 2014 - August 2016.
  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, Nov. 2011 - June 2014.
  • Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, December 2010 - Date (On Leave).
  • Visiting Scholar, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENSC), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, 2008.
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, November 2005 - December 2010.
  • Director, Quality Control Unit, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 2006 - 2007.
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, February 1999 - October 2005.
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Al-Tahdi University, Sirte, Lybia, November 2003 - July 2004.
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Higher Technology Institute, 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt, October 1998 - February 1999.
  • Assistant Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Higher Technology Institute, 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt, August 1992 - October 1998.

AWARDS

  • Tanta University Encouragement Award for Engineering Sciences, 2006.

 A. Books:

  •  "Feasibility Studies for Engineering Projects," Tanta University Press, Egypt, 2002.
  •  "Engineering Economy: Principles and Applications," Tanta University Press, Egypt (in Arabic), 2005.
  • "Construction and Project Management, Vol. 1," Under Processing (in Arabic).
  • "Construction and Project Management, Vol. 2," Under Processing (in Arabic).

B. Reports:

  •  "Planning and Scheduling Techniques used in Construction Management," Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 2004.
  •  "Uncertainty and Risk Analysis in Construction Management," Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 2010.

C. International Journals Peer Reviewer:

  • Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Journal of Management in Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • Journal of Construction Management and Economics.
  • Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, http:/mc.manuscriptcentral.com/nsie
  • Journal of Information Technology in Construction
  • Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • Ain-Shams Engineering Journal, Production and Hosting by Elsevier.

D. Refereed Journal Publications:

 

     D.i: Published Work

  • Elbeltagi,  E., Ammar,  M., Sanad,  H., and Kassab, M. (2016) "Overall Multi-objective Optimization of Construction Projects Scheduling using Particle Swarm."  Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 23(3), 265-282.
  • Ammar, M. and Abdel-Maged, A. (2016). “Scheduling of Repetitive Projects with Learning Development Effect.” Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering and Building Materials, 341-346.
  • Ammar, M. and Samy, M. (2015). “Investigation of Learning Curve Effect in Gas Pipeline Construction in Egypt,” International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering- IJCSE, 2(2), 358-362.
  • Ammar, M. and Samy, M. (2015). "Learning Curve Modeling of Gas Pipeline Construction in Egypt." International Journal of Construction Management, 15(3), 229-238.
  • Ammar M. A. (2013). “LOB and CPM Integrated Method for Scheduling Repetitive Projects.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 139(1), 44-50.
  • Ammar, M., Zayed, T. and Moselhi, O. (2013). “Fuzzy-Based Life-Cycle Cost Model for Decision Making under Subjectivity.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 139(5), 556-563.
  • Azeez, K., Zayed, T. and Ammar, A. (2012). "Fuzzy versus Simulation-Based Life Cycle Cost for Sewer Rehabilitation Alternatives." Accepted for publication, Journal of Constructed Facilities, ASCE. June 2012.
  • Zayed, T., Elwakil, E. and Ammar, M. (2012). "A Framework for Performance Assessment of Organizations in the Construction Industry." International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, Vol. 1, No. 4, 199-212.
  • Ammar M. A. (2011). “Optimization of Time-Cost Trade-off Problem with Discounted Cash Flows.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 137(1), 65-71.
  • Ammar, M., Zayed, T. and Moselhi, O. (2010). “Decision Support Model for Rehabilitation of Water Mains Using Life Cycle Costing.” Journal of Structures and Infrastructure Engineering, pp.1-9.
  • Ammar, M., Elbeltagi, E. and Sanad, H. (2010). “Modeling Nonlinear Activity Cost Distributions for Optimizing Construction Cash Flow.” Ain-Shams Journal of Civil Engineering (ASJCE) Vol. 2.
  • Ammar, M., and Zayed, T. (2010). “Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Implementing ISO Standards in the Construction Industry.” Ain-Shams Journal of Civil Engineering (ASJCE) Vol. 2.
  • Sanad, H., Ammar, M., and Ibrahim, M. (2008). "Optimal Construction Site Layout Considering Safety and Environmental Aspects." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 134(7), 536-544.
  • Ammar, M. (2005). “Discussion of “Flexible Model for Time/Cost Tradeoff Problem” by John Moussourakis and Cengiz Haksever,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 131(8), 942.
  • Ammar, M. (2003). “Float Analysis of Non-Serial Repetitive Activities,” Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 535-542.
  • Ammar, M., ElDosouky, A., and Jarad, F. (2003). “Optimization of Earthwork Allocation with Multiple Soil Types,” Alexandria Engineering Journal, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 111-123.
  • Ammar, M., and Mohieldin, Y. (2002). “Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Using Simulation,” Journal of Construction Management and Economics, Vol. 20, No. 4, pp. 323-330.
  • Ammar, M., and Elbeltagy, E. (2001). “Algorithm for Determining Controlling Path Considering Resource Continuity,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 292-298.
  • Ammar, M. A. (2000). “Redundant Path Elimination: An Efficient Time-Cost Trade-off Optimization Model”, Mansoura Engineering Journal, Mansoura University, Egypt, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. C1-C12.

 

     D.ii: Submitted for Publication:

  • Ammar, M. (2016). “Resource Optimization in Line of Balance Scheduling.” Submitted for possible publication, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.
  • Ammar, M. and Abdel-Maged, A. F. (2016). “Modeling of Learning Development Effect into LOB Scheduling.” Accepted for publication, International Journal of Construction Management.
  • Ammar, M. and Abdel-Khalek, S. (2016). “Criticality Analysis and Measurement in Fuzzy Project Scheduling.” Submitted for possible publication, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE.

E. Conference Publications:

  • Ammar, M. (2015). “State of the Art of Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis in Construction Scheduling”, 2nd International Sustainable Building Symposium-ISBS 2015,” Gazi University, Turkey.
  •  Ammar, M., and Samy, M. (2015). “Investigation of Learning Curve Effect on Gas Pipeline Construction,” 2nd International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and  Construction Engineering - CSCE 2015, IRED, Rome, Italy. Paper: CSCE-15-311.
  • Elwakil, E., Ammar, M., Zayed, T., Mahmoud, M., Eweda, A. and Mashhour, I. (2009). “Investigation and Modeling of Critical Success Factors in Construction Organizations,” Construction Research Congress, ASCE, Seattle, Washington.
  • Abbu-Taleb, M., Ammar, M., and Zayed, T. (2009). “The Implementation of ISO-9000 Standards to Construction” 13th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M. and Zayed, T. (2009). “Assessment of ISO Benefits Versus Costs in the Construction Industry” 13th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M., and Abdel-Maged, A. (2009). “Scheduling of Typical Repetitive Projects Considering Learning Development Effect” 13th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M., Elsamdony A. and RAbie, A. (2009). “Risk Allocation and Mitigation in the Egyptian Barrage Projects” 13th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Elbeltagi, E., Ammar, M. and I Sanad, H. (2009). "Optimization of Construction Cash Flows with Nonlinear Cost Distributions." 13th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Zayed, T., Youssef, A., and Ammar, M. (2008). "Budget Allocation to Steel Bridge Paint Using Particle Swarm Optimization." Al-Azhar Engineering 10th International Conference December 24 - 26, 2008, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ammar M. (2007). “Optimization Modeling of LOB Scheduling Considering Work Interruptions” 12th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, MAN013, Cairo, Egypt.
  • El-Kholy, A., Ammar, M., and El-Dosouky, A. (2007). “A Mathematical Model to Predict the Lowest Bid for Construction Projects in Egypt," 12th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, MAN006, Cairo, Egypt.
  • ElBakry, H., ElDosouky, A., and Ammar, M. (2006). “Current Problems Associated with B.O.Q. in Civil Engineering Works in Egypt”, 13th International Conference for Building and Construction (InterBuild), Cairo, Egypt, 703-716.
  • Ammar, M., and Jarad, F. (2005). “An Effective CPM-Based Approach for Delay Analysis,” 11th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, pp. E05MG013-1~10.
  • Ammar, M. (2005). “Resource Optimization In LOB Scheduling,” 11th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, pp. E05MG09-1~10.
  • Ammar, M. (2005). “Resource Allocation in Repetitive Projects,” 12th International Conference for Building and Construction (InterBuild), Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M. (2003). “Optimal Resource Leveling of Non-Serial Repetitive Projects” 5th Alexandria International Conference on Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, December 20~22, Alexandria University, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M. (2003). “Investigation of GAs Applications in Construction Management” 5th Alexandria International Conference on Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, December 20~22, Alexandria University, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M. A. (2003). “Integrated LOB and CPM Repetitive Scheduling Method,” 10th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Paper # E03MG04.
  • Ammar, M., and Mohieldin, Y. (2002). “CPM/RSM: CPM-Based Repetitive Scheduling Method,” III Middle East Regional Civil Engineering Conference, ASCE (Egypt Section), Cairo, Egypt.
  • Ammar, M., ElDosouky, A., and Jarad, F. (2001). “Optimum Allocation of Earthmoving Works with Different Soil Types,” 8th International Conference on Building & Construction (INTER BUILD), Cairo, Egypt, 519-530.
  • Ammar, M., and Elbeltagi, E. (2001). “Controlling Path Determination in Linear Construction Projects,” 9th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, Paper # MG01.
  • Ammar, M., and Mohieldin, Y. (2000) “Resource Scheduling: A Comparative Study of Simulation with Other Methods,” 7th International Conference on Building & Construction (INTER BUILD), Cairo, Egypt, pp. 405-414.
  • Ammar, M., Mohieldin, Y., and Elsawah, H. (2000). “Investigation of Simulation Use in Construction Management,” 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt, pp. 233-244.
  • Ammar, M., et al. (1998). “Simulation Modeling of Linear Projects”, 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering, Helwan University, Egypt, pp. 465-476.
  •  ElDosouky, A., Abdelreheem, A., and Ammar, M. (1991). “An Optimization Approach to Project Cost/Time Problem”, 4th Arab Structural Engineering Conference, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, pp. V61-V72.

F. Educational Development:

  • Construction Planning and Scheduling, Course prepared for Project Management Unit (PMU), Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), 2006.
  • Peer Reviewer, National Quality Assurance and Accreditation Project (QAAP), Egypt.
  • Head of Quality Control Unit, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
  • Member of the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Project (QAAP) committee, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
  • Member of the site visit team for reviewing QAAP project at Faculty of Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Egypt (February 2008).
  • Member of the site visit team for reviewing QAAP project at Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt (February 2007).
  • Member of the site visit team for reviewing QAAP project at Faculty of Engineering, Mataria, Helwan University, Egypt (November 2007).

G. Professional Work:

  • Project Manager, HAZIM Consulting, “Provision of Engineering Consultation for the Department of Projects Planning and Coordination”, Eastern Province Municipality, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (3 Months).
  • Chairman of the Committee of Experts, Appeal No. 103/38 (Kafr El-Sheikh), the National Authority for Water and Waste Water, Egypt (attached sample copy).
  • Chairman of the Technical Office, the Nile Engineering Consultation and Environmental Engineering (Egypt), Al-Marg Residential Housing Project, Construction Management and Construction Supervision Services, Benghazy, Libya.
  • Chairman of the Arbitration Committee, Tanta University International Hospital, Egypt, 600 beds, LE485 millions. The main contractor is the ARAB CONTRACTORS Company.
  • Engineering Consultation and Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt: § Chair of the Management Committee (2011-2014), § Preparations of the Complete Technical Specifications of Civil Engineering Works, § More than 60 Technical Reports for Deteriorated Structures.
  • Construction and Project Management Consultant, Intimal Diseases Hospital, Tanta University, Egypt, 2001-2002.
  • Construction and Project Management Consultant, Poultry Farm, AlGharbia Governorate, Egypt, 2009-2010, Tow-Million Eggs, LE26 millions.
  • Head of the Ramshackle Structures Committee, Albehera Governorate, Egypt, 2009-2013.
  • Member of “Construction and Project Management Code” Committee, Public Research Center for Hoisting and Building, Egypt.

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