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GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND MATERIAL TESTING CENTER

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CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) FOR GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL  ENGINEERING  CONSULTANT

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                                                          Date: August 2012

Name:       Prof. Dr. Azm S.  Al-Homoud                                                                                                                                                 

Address:   Geo-Environmental Engineering and Materials Testing Centre LLC, P. O. Box 113222, Dubai, UAE.E-mail: gulf_geotech@yahoo.com, Fax: 00971-4-3609254, Phone: 00971-4-3609253, Mobile: 00971-50-7361267



Position      :  GEO-ENVIRONMETNAL  ENGINEERING

                         CONSULTANT AND MATERIALS TESING

                         CENTRE LLC (Managing Director and Partner).

 

Name          :  AZM S. AL-HOMOUD          http://www.linkedin.com/home?trk=hb_home

Profession :  Geo-Environmental Engineering Consultant

NATIONALITY:  UAE Residency

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES :   Registered Professional Engineer

Member of the American Society for Civil Engineers

Member of American Geo-Institute (GI)

Member of US Assoc. of Eng. Geologists

Member of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 

Representative for the Middle East for the World Agency of Planetary Monitoring and Earthquake Risk Reduction (WAPMERR)

Expert of Earthquake Risk Mitigation at UNESCO

Expert on Earthquake Disaster Mitigation Management  The Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abu Dhabi (http://www.ecssr.ac.ae/CDA/en/ProfileBank/ViewProfile/0,1421,2469,00.html

 

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Dr Azm Al Homoud is the leading expert in the United Arab Emirates in Geotechnical Engineering,  Ground Improvement, Earth Work Engineering, Remediation of Foundations Problems on Problematic Ground, Seismic Hazard Assessment and  how these impact the design and construction of the foundation of structures.

 

Twenty five  years of experience World Wide and in the Middle East in the analysis, design and supervision of  geotechnical aspects of a variety of   civil engineering projects with emphasis on  the geotechnology of land reclamation,  ground improvement, engineering properties of earth work material with specialization on calcareous sands,  behaviour and stabilization of shallow and deep foundation, remediation of problematic foundation on swelling and collapsible soils, design of shallow and  deep (piling)  foundations,  retaining structures (including sheet piling) and anchoring, landslide stabilization, geotechnology of coastal engineering works, ports and harbours, offshore works, rock engineering,  underground water flow, stability and design of embankments, cut slopes and earth dams,  etc. Expertise in soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering.

 

Extensive experience in execution and appraisal of several civil engineering quality control labs and field testing of soil, rock,  and construction materials.

 

A prodigious author promoting the need for attention to the seismic safety of structures in the Gulf  and the successful implementation of the strategy for implementation of a seismic resistant code for the Emirate of Dubai.

 

Worked as a consultant for  several multibillion dollar projects . Because of his engagement with the earthworks contractors in UAE, Dr Al Homoud has an extensive understanding of the subsoils in Dubai, and has undertaken many high-level Consultancy jobs in the UAE. Dr Al Homoud has already researched and developed models for the seismic hazard in the United Arab Emirates. He has enormous experience in this regional area of seismic hazard.

 

Presented various technical solutions, reviewed designs and specifications and supervised the execution of solutions to geotechnical  engineering technical issues on a number of multi-million dollar projects.  Delivered several expert opinion cases to resolve disputes. Classified by the UNESCO as Expert in the field of Geotechnical Engineering.

Supervised the civil engineering labs development at the American University of Sharjah, UAE.   

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Institution

Year

Degree

 

MIT, Cambridge, USA

1990

PhD Civil Engineering (Geotechnical)

Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

1985

MS Civil Engineering (Structures)

Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan

1983

BS Civil Engineering (General)

 

 


 

  

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

 

Industry Experience and Consulting Work:

 

2010Present      Geo-Environmental Engineering Consultancy and Materials Testing Centre, Dubai, UAE –  Managing Director

2005 – 2010                      Dubai World , Dubai, UAE - Senior Geotechnical Manager

2004 -  2005                     NAKHEEL, Dubai - UAE Geotechnical Engineering Advisor

               

1983 – 2005                       Independent Consultant    

                                               Offering Services to a number of UAE, Gulf and Middle Eastern Government agencies, regional and     international    consultancies (Emaar, Nakheel, ALDAR, and many others, please see extended list below) 

1998– 2005                       American University of Sharjah, UAE.

                                       School of Engineering Geo-Environmental and Civil Engineering Labs.

Served as Director  for American University of Sharjah School of Engineering Civil Engineering Laboratories.

1997 – 1998                       DAR AL HANDASAH CONSULTANT (SHAIR AND PARTNERS) DUBAI, UAE.

                                        Served as Full time Construction Project Manager for Dubai Airport Free Zone Development at Dar Al-Handasah Consultant, Dubai, UAE.

1992 TO 1997                     MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HOUSING, AMMAN, JORDAN - Technical Advisor

1995 TO 1997                     MINISTRY OF WATER AND IRRIGATION, AMMAN, JORDAN
                                                        

1985 TO 1986                     JORDAN ARMED FORCES, AMMAN, JORDAN - Site Engineer

1983                                 SALINI CONSULTANTS, IRBID, JORDAN - Trainee Engineer

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Experience:

 

2000 TO 2005                     AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH, SHARJAH, UAE -

Full Professor of Civil Engineering, Acting Dean of Engineering, Director of Civil Engineering.

 

1998 TO 2000                      AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF SHARJAH, SHARJAH, UAE -

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of Civil Engineering.

 

1996 TO 1998                       JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IRBID, JORDAN - Associate Professor

 

1990 TO 1996                        JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IRBID, JORDAN -  Assistant Professor 

 

1986 TO 1987                       JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, IRBID, JORDAN - Lecturer

 

1983 TO 1985                       YARMOUK UNIVERSITY, IRBID, JORDAN - Research/Teaching Assistant

 


 

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