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Adnan Masri


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Civil & Environmental Engineering


amasri@bau.edu.lb


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Debbieh


Adnan Masri

Chairman


Dr. Adnan Masri is currently a full-time Professor of Structural Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Beirut Arab University. He started his academic career at BAU since 1995. He had accomplished his M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, U.S.A. in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He finished his undergraduate studies at BAU in 1987. Currently, Dr. Masri acts as the chairperson of the CEE Department.

Teaching

Courses

  • Steel Design (I)
  • Steel Design (II)
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Systems
  • Rehabilitation of Structures
  • Analysis of Composite Structures

Journal Publications

  • Reslan N., Masri A., and Machaka M., “Composite Shear Walls: An Efficient Resistant System for MultiStory Buildings”, Journal of Steel Structures & Construction, 2018, Vol 4, Issue 1.
  • Wehbi N., Masri A., “Fire Resistance of Built-up Steel Section Completely Encased in Concrete”, Journal of Engineering Science & Technology Review, November 2017.
  • Ahmad S., Masri A., Abou Saleh Z., “Analytical and Experimental Investigation on the Flexural Behavior of Partially Encased Composite Beams”, Alexandria Engineering Journal, ELSEVIER, May 2017
  • Hamad B., Masri A., Basha H., and Baalbaki O., “Behavior of T-Shaped Reinforced Concrete Beams Partially Confined by Structural Steel”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, ELSEVIER, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp. 1037-1043, February 2011

Conference Proceedings

  • ElKhansa H., Masri A., and Abou Saleh Z., “Behavior of Fully Encased Cold Formed Steel Joists with/without Web Openings: Experimental Investigation”, Proceedings of the 2nd European & Mediterranean Structural Eng. & Construction Conference (EURO-MED-SEC-2), American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, July 2018. To be published by ISEC press.
  • Zoulghina K., and Masri A., “Pushover Analysis of Hybrid Coupled Wall with Eccentric and Concentric Coupling Bracing”, Proceedings of the 2nd European & Mediterranean Structural Eng. & Construction Conference (EURO-MED-SEC-2), American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, July 2018. To be published by ISEC press.
  • Hakim, A., and Masri A., “Seismic Evaluation and Strengthening of Existing Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Building (CASE Study)”, Proceedings of the 2nd European & Mediterranean Structural Eng. & Construction Conference (EURO-MED-SEC-2), American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, July 2018. To be published by ISEC press.
  • Wehbi, N., and Masri A., “Numerical Model of the Fire Resistance of Totally Encased Built-up Steel Section”, Proceedings of the 2nd European & Mediterranean Structural Eng. & Construction Conference (EURO-MED-SEC-2), American University of Beirut, Beirut Lebanon, July 2018. To be published by ISEC press.
  • Masri A., “Response of Various Composite-Beam Systems to Quasi-Static Bending Loads”, Proceedings of the Seventh Alexandria International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria-EGYPT, December 2010
  • Baalbaki O., Masri A., and Basha H., “Experimental Evaluation of the flexural Behavior for Encased Steel Joists”, Proceedings of the Seventh Alexandria International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria-EGYPT, December 2010
  • Masri A.,“Time-History Dynamic Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Buildings Strengthened using Steel Shear Walls”, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Madera-PORTUGAL, September 2009
  • Masri A., Basha H., Mousa Z., “Response of Upgraded Buildings to Dynamic Lateral Loads”, Proceedings of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) – Kuwait Chapter, KUWAIT, March 2007
  • Baalbaki O., Temsah Y., Masri A., “Enhancement of the Ductile Behavior of RC Frames Under Lateral Forces by the Fiber Paper Concrete”, Curtin University of Technology” - SARAWAK MALAYSIA, March 2007
  • Basha, H.S., Masri, A.C., and Sabra, M. A. " Behavior of Axially Loaded Concrete-Filled Steel Tubes", American Concrete Institute – Kuwait Chapter – Proceedings of the ACI-KC 2nd International Conference, Design and Sustainability of Structural Concrete in the Middle East; with emphasis on High Rise Buildings – pp. 125-136- March 12-14, 2007 - KUWAIT
  • Masri A., Basha H., Baalbaki 0., “Experimental Investigation on Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Jacketed by Structural Steel Sections”, Proceedings of the Civil Eng. Infrastructure Systems (CEIS 2006), American University of Beirut, LEBANON, 2006
  • Masri A., “Steel Frames with Haunches: Analytical Model and Pushover Analysis”, Proceedings of the Civil Eng. Infrastructure Systems (CEIS 2006), American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2006

Professional Licenses

  • Member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Engineering, Beirut, # 10186, 1988

Awards

BE with degree of honor from Beirut Arab University

Professional Society Membership

  • Member of the Makassed Graduates Alumni Association, (1981).
  • Member of the Lebanese Syndicate of Engineering, (1988).
  • Member of the Beirut Arab University Alumni Society, (1988).
  • Member of the Hariri Alumni Association, (1995).

Consulting Experience

  • Engineering Advisor for Societe Mediteranne des Grand Hotels (owners of Beirut Grand Hyatt Hotel at Solidere District with estimated cost of $200 Million US Dollars), (1996-2008).
  • Analysis, design and detailing of composite steel-concrete roadway bridges in Tajekistan, (2008).
  • Modeling, design and detailing of several steel structures: canopies-suspended stairs – chiller decks – mezzanines, (2007-2008).
  • Assessment of 20 buildings Damaged at Beirut southern suburb proceeding July’06 asssult.
  • Dynamic analysis using for several multi-story residential buildings in Beirut, (2005-2006).
  • Rehabilitation and strengthening for 12 residential buildings in Naameh Compound, (2002).
  • Dynamic analysis of the Park-View Hotel located in central Beirut District – Solidere, (2002).
  • Structural assessment and damage evaluation of 42 bridges along the northern Lebanese coast, (2001).
  • Appraisal of the structural system of Beirut Arab University main building, for possible vertical extension, (1999-2000).
  • Structural assessment of the Barbeer Major Hospital, Beirut – Lebanon, (1998-1999).
  • Senior Structural Engineer, DAR Al Handasah (Shair), Beirut, Lebanon, (1994 – 1995).

Institutional and Professional Service

  • Supervised and instructed 12 training sessions (21 hours each) for senior civil engineering students and for professional engineers on the use of SAP2000 and ETABS computer programs at Beirut Arab University – ECTU, (1998-2006).
  • Supervising the Material and Structural Testing Laboratory at Beirut Arab University, Engineering Consultancy and Testing Unit (ECTU), (2010-2011).
  • Materials Laboratory Supervisor at Beirut Arab University, Faculty of Engineering, Debbieh Campus. 2015- present.

Professional Development

  • Member of the Technical Committee in Civil Engineering formed by the Ministry of Higher Education in Lebanon for Licensing of Civil Engineering Programs, 2017-present.
  • Attended a 3-day workshop on “Quality Assurance” organized by the “Lebanese Engineering Programs Accreditation Commission (LEPAC)” and UNESCO, March 2007.
  • Participated in more than 12 international conferences in the field of Structural Engineering.