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Dr.Saleh Abu Dabous Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Construction Management ), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 2008.

Research Interests:

  • Infrastructure management, bridge inspection and condition rating, decision support systems, automation in construction, construction productivity and project tracking and control.

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 2008. Graduate Diploma, Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 2003. M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 2000. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 1996.
- 09/2020-Present: Department Associate Chair for Administration Affairs, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. - 01/2020-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. - 01/2015-01/2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. - 01/2012-01/2015: Project Cost Control Engineer, Hatch Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 09/2010-01/2012: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE. - 08/2009-08/2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Building, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 05/2008-08/2009: Project Control Specialist, Hatch Ltd., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Professional Engineers of Ontario, Licensed Civil Engineer. AACE International, Certified Cost Professional (CCP).
- PI for Competitive Grant AED 74,000 (Awarded 2019 to 2021) “Integration of Ground Penetrating Radar and Remote Sensing Technologies to Detect Reinforced Concrete Deterioration: Laboratory Controlled Testing Setups” – University of Sharjah - PI for Competitive Grant AED 74,000 (Awarded 2020 to 2023) “Performance Based Contracting Framework for Management of Bridge Infrastructure”– University of Sharjah - PI for Competitive Grant AED 74,000 (Awarded in 2020) “Integrated Method for Bridge and Elevator Condition Monitoring using Failure Modes and Criticality Analysis” – University of Sharjah - PI for Competitive Grant AED 78,000 (Completed in 2020) “Deployment of Non-Destructive Technologies in Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Infrastructure” – University of Sharjah - PI for Seed Fund – AED 20,000 (Completed in 2016) Decision Support System for Condition Assessment of Transportation Infrastructure in the UAE - CO-PI for FRG Grant – (Completed in 2013): Successful joint proposal with colleagues from the Civil Engineering department at the American University of Sharjah to build an Innovative framework for Bridge Management in the UAE.
Alsharqawi, M., Abu Dabous, S., Zayed, T., and Hamdan, S (2021) “Budget optimization of concrete bridge decks under performance-based contract settings”, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management Vol. 147, No. 6, 04021040. Abu Dabous, S., Ibrahim, F., Feroz, S., and Alsyouf, I (2021) “Integration of failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis with multi-criteria decision-making in engineering applications: Part I – Manufacturing industry”, Engineering Failure Analysis Vol. 122, 105264. Abu Dabous, S., Ibrahim, F., Feroz, S., and Alsyouf, I (2021) “Integration of failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis with multi-criteria decision-making in engineering applications: Part II – Non-manufacturing industry”, Engineering Failure Analysis Vol. 122, 105296. Abu Dabous, S., and Feroz, S. “Condition monitoring of bridges with non-contact testing technologies”, Automation in Construction, Vol. 116 (2020): 103224. Abu Dabous, S., Zeiada, W., Zayed, T., and Al-Ruzouq, R. (2020) “Sustainability-informed multi-criteria decision support framework for ranking and prioritization of pavement sections”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 244 No. 118755. Alsharqawi, M., Zayed, T., and Abu Dabous, S. (2020) “Integrated Condition-Based Rating Model for Sustainable Bridge Management”, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities Vol. 34, No. 5, 04020091. Abu Dabous, S., Al-Khayyat, G., Feroz, S., (2020) “Utility-based road maintenance prioritization method using pavement overall condition rating”, The Baltic Journal of Road and Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 126-146. Alteneiji, K., Alkass, S., and Abu Dabous, S. (2020) “A review of critical success factors for public–private partnerships in affordable housing”. International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management: 1-12 (In press). Hamad, K., Al-Ruzouq, R., Zeiada, W., Abu Dabous, S., Khalil, M.A. (2020), “Predicting incident duration using random forests”, Transportmetrica A: Transport Science Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 1269-1293
Students that Graduated: - Khalifa Musabeh AL Teneiji, Degree: Ph. D. (Co-Advisor) Thesis Title: “Partnership Mechanism between Private and Public Sectors to Finance and Develop Government Housing Projects” (Graduated in December 2019, University of Sharjah). - Aghyad Ibrahim Almasri Degree: Master - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “Value Engineering Framework for Evaluating Structural Systems of Building Construction: The Case of Reinforced Concrete Vs Steel in Villa Construction”, (Graduated in December 2020, University of Sharjah) - Abdulwahab AlGeelani Degree: Master - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “Identification of Project Delivery Risks in PPP infrastructure Projects – A Stakeholder’s Perspective”, (Graduated in June 2020, University of Sharjah) - Tareq Abdulrahim Zadeh Degree: Master - Thesis (Sole Advisor) Thesis Title: “Decision Support Framework for Formwork Selection in Building Construction”, (Graduated in May 2019, University of Sharjah) - Ala Saif Eldin Eisa Sati Degree: Master - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “International Roughness Index-Based Markov Chain Model for Predicting Asphalt Pavement Condition”, (Graduated in December 2019, University of Sharjah) - Ahmed AL-Shaaer, Degree: Master - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “A Study on The Factors Affecting Masonry and Plastering Productivity in UAE Construction Industry”, (Graduated in May 2018, University of Sharjah) - Nour Basmaji Degree: Master - Project (Sole Advisor) Project Title: “Application of Value Analysis on a Pre-Engineered Industrial Project”, (Status: Graduated in October 2018, University of Sharjah) - Alya Jasim Abuseem Degree: Master - Project (Sole Advisor) Project Title: “Multicriteria Method to Prioritize Existing Roundabouts for Improvement in the Emirate of Sharjah”, (Status: Graduated in October 2018, University of Sharjah) - Abdalla Mahmoud Salim, Degree: Master - Project (Sole Advisor) Project Title: “Cost Analysis for Green and Sustainable Multi-Villas Project“, (Graduated in May 2017, University of Sharjah) - Sami Moufti Degree: Master of Science in Building Engineering (Co-Advisor) Thesis Title: “A Detailed Approach for Detailed Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridges”, (Graduated in October 2013, Concordia University) - Salam Yaghi Degree: Master of Science in Building Engineering (Co-Advisor) – Concordia University, Thesis Title: “Integrated Remote Sensing Technologies for Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridges” (Graduated in May 2014, Concordia University) On-going Students: - Abdalla Salim Degree: Ph.D. - Thesis (Sole Advisor) Thesis Title: “Success Model for Solar Systems Implementation in the United Arab Emirates” (Expected to defend thesis in Fall 2022) - Ala Saif Eldin Eisa Sati Degree: Ph.D. - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “Integration of Internet of Things and three dimensional printing for Improving Construction Productivity”, (Expected to defend proposal in Spring 2022) - Fatema Hosny Degree: Master - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “Life Cycle Assessment of Building Construction in UAE”, (Expected to defend proposal in Fall 2020) - Sainab Feroz Degree: Master - Thesis (Main Advisor) Thesis Title: “Risk Identification and Assessment of Complex Transportation Projects”, (Expected to defend proposal in Fall 2020)
- Sharjah Sustainability Award - Best Paper Award for Research Category, 2019 - Honourable Mention in the competition for the 2011 Stephen G. Revay Award, the - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2011 - Nominated for the best Ph. D. Thesis Competition, 2009 - Canadian Transportation Research Forum Student Paper Competition. Second Place in the Ph.D. category, 2006-2007 - Concordia University Dean’s Fellowship, 2004-2007 - Concordia Partial Tuition Scholarship, 1999 - Concordia International Tuition Fee Remission, 1999
I strive to become an effective instructor by continually working on improving my teaching skills and techniques. My teaching philosophy is a work-in-progress process, developing as I gain more experience and as I work to enhance my teaching methods and techniques. In my view, a teaching philosophy relates to all aspects of the teaching process including course outline, lectures and lecture notes, classroom discussion and interaction with students, assignments, projects, and exams.
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