BUiD organises a webinar on the Importance of Further Learning and Research in Structural Engineering


On 26 November, The British University in Dubai (BUiD) organised a webinar on Structural Engineering titled ‘The Importance of Further Learning and Research in Structural Engineering’, the webinar was opened by Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, BUiD’s Vice Chancellor, followed by short talk by Prof. Bassam Abu Hijleh, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and IT , where he outlined the main programmes in the Faculty. Prof. Abid Abu- Tair, Head of the MSc in Structural Engineering programme at BUiD, talked about the Structural Engineering programme and emphasised the importance of research as an integral part of the degree whilst Dr Gul Jokhio, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering & IT, discussed the proposed changes to the Structural Engineering Programme.


The event was the supported by representatives of  two of the main UK engineering institutions, where Dr Sabih Khisaf (FICE) form the Institution of Civil Engineers talked about the importance of further learning and research to professional engineers in their quest for charter status, this was also echoed by Mr John Price(FIStructE) from the Institution of Structural Engineering.

One of our top structural engineering graduates, Mr Yasser Azzazy (CEng) also presented the results of his dissertation research on modelling the behaviour of Tapered High Strength Concrete Filled Steel Tube (CFST) Column connected to Encased RC Composite (SRC) Columns.

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