Adel Ahmed Elkordi

Adel Ahmed Elkordi
Faculty: EngineeringDepartment: Civil & Environmental EngineeringPosition: ProfessorOffice Number: G108Phone: 07 98 58 58Ext: 3400E-mail: a.elkordi@bau.edu.lb

Biography

Dr. Adel Elkordi is currently the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Beirut Arab University and a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He received his BS and MS degrees from Alexandria University in 1977 and 1983 respectively. In 1988, he completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at Alexandria University and Imperial College University of London. His academic career began in 1977 as a Research Student/Assistant/Fellow, in the Structural Engineering Department at Alexandria University. He then took a permanent position as an Associate Professor / Professor in Civil Engineering at Alexandria University in 1993 and 1998 respectively. In 2005 he became the Executive Manager of the Engineering Center in Alexandria University and in 2006 he was the Vice Dean of Engineering for Development and Environment Affairs and in 2009 he became the Dean of Engineering, Alexandria University. Between 2009 and 2011 he was the Engineering Consultant of the President, the Chairman of the board of Engineering Center, the Scientific Computing unit and the Production Engineering Unit of Alexandria University. Professor Elkordi published widely and contributed to the development of the Egyptian Standard and the Egyptian code in the field of construction materials. Areas of research specialism include novel Construction materials, Quality control and inspection of building and evaluation of concrete strength, Renovation and rehabilitation of concrete structures.

Teaching

Courses

Journal Publications

  1. Adel A. El-Kurdi, Ali Abdel-Hakam, Mohamed M. El-Gohary,  Impact of Elevated Temperature on Properties of Limestone Concrete, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering (IJITEE), ISSN: 2278-3075, Volume-4 Issue-4, September 2014.
  2. Adel A. El-Kurdi, Ali Abdel-Hakam, Mohamed M. El-Gohary  “ Study the Effect of Silica fume, Polypropylene Fiber, Steel Fiber, Limestone Powder and Bentonite on The Fire Resistance of Concrete” International Journal for Research and Analysis in Allied Sciences and Engineering (IJRAASE),  ISSN: 2348-9073, Vol. 1 Issue II, April 2014.
  3. Meheddene  Machaka , Hisham Basha , Hadi Abou Chakra , Adel Elkordi, European Scientific Journal, “ Alkali Treatment Of Fan Palm Natural Fibers For Use In Fiber Reinforced Concrete “ , Beirut Arab University, Lebanon ,   Vol 10, No 12 (2014) ISSN: 1857 – 7881 , April 2014.
  4. Said Shawky Hozien,Refaat Hassan AbdelRazek, Adel Ahmed El-kordi, Shafik Shawky khoury, ” How Egyptian contracting companies translate projects' quality to projects' performance” International Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 2011.
  5. Aly Eldarwish, Nabil El-Ashker, Adel El-Kurdi, Journal of Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, "Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Self Consolidating Concrete", June 2006, Vol. 31, No. 61 Alexandria, Egypt.
  6. Aly Eldarwish, Adel El-Kurdi, Nabil El-Ashker "Fresh Properties of Self Compacting Concrete", Journal of Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, January  2006, Alexandria, Egypt.
  7. Kurdi Adel, Khoury Shafik, and Abbas Rafik, “A new concrete for 21 Century: Reactive Powder Concrete”, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 40 (2001)  No. 6, pp. 893-909, November 2001.
  8. Kurdi, A., "Influence of Plain and Blended Cements on The Durability of Pink Lime stone Concrete in Magnesium Sulfate and Sodium Sulfate Solution", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 223-235, December 1997.
  9. Kurdi, A., "The Use of Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Measurements in The Assessment of In-Situ Concrete Strength", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 339-351, July, 1997.
  10. Kurdi, A.; El-Darwish, A.; and Abbas, R., "Applicability of ECW Steel Slag in Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 185-200, May, 1997.
  11. El-Darwish, I.; Kurdi, A.; Mahmoud, H.; and Abou El-Kair, H., "Mechanical Properties and Durability of Portland Cement Concrete Incorporating ground Steel Making Slag", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 1-14, January, 1997.
  12. Awad, A.; Kurdi, A.; Kassim, M.; and El-Zaafraney, M., "Properties and Usage of Cement Kiln Dust Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 209-222, September 1996.
  13. Kurdi, A., "Mechanical Properties of High-Strength Concrete Incorporating Different Coarse aggregate",  Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 79-89, July 1994.
  14. Kandil, S.; El-Rafey, M.; Ghonem, M.; Kurdi, A.; and Abbas, R., "Evaluation of Slag as a Coarse Aggregate in Hot Mix Bituminous Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 32, No. 2, April 1993.
  15. Kurdi, A., "Strength, Elasticity and Drying Shrinkage of Recycled Coarse-Aggregate Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 1992.
  16. Kurdi, A.; El-Rafey, M.; Abbas, R.; and Kandil, S., "Utilization of Steel-Making Slag in Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 1992.
  17. El-Darwish, I.; Shehata, M.; Diab, A.; Kurdi, A.; and Mohamed, A., "Juncus Fiber for Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, October 1992.
  18. Kurdi, A.; and Hosny, A., "Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1992.
  19. Kurdi, A., "Waste Concrete as Fine and Coarse Aggregate for New Concrete", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, April 1992.
  20. Kurdi, A.,"Acetic Acid Attack on Concrete in Sea Water at Temperature of 40 oC", Alexandria Engineering Journal, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 1991.
  21. El-Hamid, A.; El-din, F.; Tayal, S.; Moneim, N.; and Kurdi, A., "Stress Induced by Distal Extension Partial Denture With Semi-precision Attachment", Alexandria Dental  Journal, Vol.15, No. 4, October 1990.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Meheddene M. Machaka, Hisham S. Basha, Adel M. ElKordi , “ The Effect of Using Fan Palm Natural Fibers on the Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete “, 2014 International Conference on Material Science and Engineering , (ICMSE 2014) , Shanghai , China, April  19-20, 2014.
  2. Said Hozien,  Adel El-Kordi, Refaat Abdel-Razek, Shafik Khoury, “A Proposed System for Monitoring, Evaluation and Improving Construction Projects’s Quality for Egyptian Contracting Companies”  International Conference on Business and Management, izmir (Turkey) 15-17 April 2011.
  3. Said S. Hozien, Shafik S. Khoury, Refaat H. Abd EL Razek, Adel A. EL Kordi  “Performance Based Approach For Improving The Construction Projects' Quality For Egyptian Contracting Companies” WASET 2011 : World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, June 2426, 2011, Paris, France.
  4. Adel El-Kurdi , Aly Eldarwish , Ahmed Khalifa , and Alaa Morsy “Thermal Endurance of Insulated R.C. Columns Strengthened with CFRP” fiber reinforced polymer composites conference for infrastructure applications, San Francisco, California, Nov. 4 – 6, 2009.
  5. Adel El-Kurdi , Aly Eldarwish , Ahmed Khalifa , and Alaa Morsy  “Modeling the Thermal Performance of Insulated FRP-Strengthened R.C. Columns under Elevated Temperature” fiber reinforced polymer composites conference for infrastructure applications, san Francisco, California, Nov. 4 – 6, 2009.
  6. Adel El-Kurdi, Modern Cements: The new Egyptian Specification, 21-23 November 2006 Misurata – Libya.
  7. Adel El-Kurdi,  Shafik  Khoury, Aly Eldarwish, Ahmed Khalifa and Alaa Morsy "Behavior of Axially Loaded Columns Strengthen with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer", Fifth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. MT-351/MT-372, 20-22 in December 2003, Alexandria, Egypt.
  8. Adel El-Kurdi,  Shafik  Khoury,  and Ali Abdo, "Evaluation of New-Old Concrete Bonding Agent System by Slant Shear Test", Fifth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. MT-205/MT-219, 20-22 in December 2003, Alexandria, Egypt.
  9. Ibrahim Eldarwish, Mostafa Shehata, Adel El-Kurdi, and ,  Hesham Abu-El-Khier, "Properties of High Strength Concrete Incorporating High Slag Cement", Fifth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. MT-273/MT-290, 20-22 in December 2003, Alexandria, Egypt.
  10. Adel El-Kurdi,  Shafik  Khoury,  Sherif Farghal, and Said  Hozin, "A Performance-based Approach to Measure the Quality of Construction Projects", Fifth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. MT-329/MT-349, 20-22 in December 2003, Alexandria, Egypt.
  11. Adel El-Kurdi, Shafik Khoury, Ashraf Ragab, and Mohamed. Salem, "An Innovative Device for Measuring Lateral Fresh Concrete Pressure on Formwork", Fifth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. MT-315/MT-327, 20-22 in December 2003, Alexandria, Egypt.
  12. Adel Kurdi, Essam El Kordi, Shafik  Khoury and Amin Zenhom, “Methods of Testing   for Alkali-Aggregate Reaction and Monitoring of Steel Corrosion”, Symposium on Urban Development in Arid Regions & Associated Problems, Saudi Arabia,  02 – 04 November 2002.
  13. 13.Ibrahim. Eldarwish, M. Shehata, Adel Kurdi, and Hisham Abuelkier, “Properties of High Strength Concrete Incorporating High Slag Cement”, Symposium on Urban Development in Arid Regions & Associated Problems, Saudi Arabia, 02 – 04 November 2002.
  14. Adel Kurdi,  and Aly Eldarwish, “Performance of Zinc-Rich Coating of Steel Reinforcing Bars in Blended Cement Concrete Exposed to Chloride Solution”, Fourth  Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 695-710 , 2-4 April  2001, Alexandria, Egypt.
  15. El Kurdi, A., Eldarwish, A., and Abbas, R., “Sea Water Attack on Egyptian Steel Making Slag-Aggregate Concrete”, Second Canada-China-Egypt Workshop on Evaluation, Repair, Renewal and Preservation of Structures, Ottawa, Canada, June 1999.
  16. Adel Kurdi,  and  Shafik Khoury, “Strength of Retempered Concrete”, 3rd  International Conference on Civil & Architecture Engineering, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt, pp. 1-17, 9-11 March 1999.
  17. Fathi Abdrabbo, Kurdi A., Rouby El-Hansy and  Hossam Ammar, “Corrosive Effect of Sulphates and Chlorides on Concrete Pile Foundation”, Eighth International Colloquium, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. II-322 – II-337, December 1998  Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
  18. Kurdi, A., and Khoury, S., "Rational Approach to Predict Bond Strength of Steel Bars in Concrete With and Without Silica Fume", First International Conference on Civil Engineering, Helwan University,  pp. 543-560, 24-26 March 1998.
  19. Kurdi, A., and Khoury, S., "Silica Fume Improves Concrete Strength. Is That True?", Third Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 109-127, in December 1997, Alexandria, Egypt.
  20. Tayel, S.; Shararah, E., Abou El-Wafa, S.; and Kurdi, A., "Evaluation of The Load Transmitted By Distal Extension Removable Partial Denture Utilizing Two Different Impression Techniques", 9th International Dental Congress, November 1994, Egypt.
  21. El-Darwish, I.; Shehata, M.; Kurdi, A.; and Abdo, A., "Pink Lime Stone as Coarse Aggregate", First Alexandria Conference on Structural and  Geotechnical Engineering, December 1990, Alexandria, Egypt.
  22. El-Akkad, A.; Kurdi, A.; and El-fouly, A., "Effect of Microwave Polymerization on the Physical Properties of Heat Cured Acrylic Resin",  Second Arab International Conference on Material Science, March 1990.
  23. Kurdi, A., Khoury, G.; and Sullivan, P.J., "Effect of Bacterial Activity on North Sea Concrete",  First Regional Symposium on Materials Science in The Arab States, December 1987, Alexandria, Egypt.

Professional Licenses

Certified Consultant in the fields of:
  • Testing of construction materials.
  • Quality control and inspection of building and evaluation of concrete strength.
  • Renovation and Rehabilitation of concrete structures.
ACI Egyptian chapter

Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineering, Alexandria, # 10381, 1987.

Awards

Certificate of appreciation, Fifth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, 2003.

Professional Society Membership

  • Member of the Egyptian Code Committee for material and quality control of masonry Structures, Cairo, 2000 - 2002.
  • Member of the Egyptian Code Committee for Design and Constructing Reinforced Concrete Structures, Cairo, 1999 - 2000.
  • Member of the steering committee and an editor of forth Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering 2-4 April 2001.
  • Member of the steering committee and an editor of third Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering 27-29 December 1997.
  • Member of the steering committee and an editor of second Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering 18-20 April 1994.
  • Member of the steering committee and editor of Second Arab International Conference on Material Science, 26-30 December 1992.
  • Member of the steering committee and an editor of First Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering 1-3 December 1990.