Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Fouad H. Fouad is Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of reinforced concrete structures and concrete materials, and has published numerous technical papers in the field. His research efforts have led to the development of national standards and specifications for a number of sustainable green concrete products and building systems. Fouad currently chairs the PCI committee on Prestressed Concrete Poles and the ASTM committee on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete. He is the past chair of ACI committee on Cellular Concrete and the founding chair of its subcommittee on AAC. Fouad is a fellow of ACI and ASCE and has received a number of prestigious awards due to his professional services in the civil engineering field.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Operational Post Deformation of Cantilever Sign Support Structures from Truck-Induced Wind GustsPractice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.  23. 2018
    2015 FRP-reinforced spun concrete poles in flexurePci Journal // Prestressed Concrete Institute.  60:87-97. 2015
    2012 High-strength materials for spun concrete poles: Design requirements for poles determine the material propertiesPci Journal // Prestressed Concrete Institute.  57:27-32. 2012
    2011 Strength and deflection behavior of spun concrete poles with CFRP reinforcementPci Journal // Prestressed Concrete Institute.  56:55-77. 2011
    2010 Design fatigue load of sign support structures due to truck-induced wind gustTransportation Research Record.  30-37. 2010
    2009 Evaluation of fiber reinforced nanostructured perlite-cementitious surface compounds for building skin applicationsConstruction and Building Materials.  23:138-145. 2009
    2007 Standards for autoclaved aerated concrete promote sustainabilityStandardization news : SN.  35. 2007
    2006 Structural characterization of hybrid Fiber reinforced Polymer (FRP)-Autoclave Aerated Concrete (AAC) panelsJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites.  25:981-999. 2006
    2006 Technology evaluation of hydrogen light-duty vehiclesJournal of Environmental Engineering.  132:568-574. 2006
    2005 Design of cantilevered overhead sign supportsTransportation Research Record.  39-47. 2005
    2003 Wind Load Provisions in 2001 AASHTO Supports SpecificationsTransportation Research Record.  10-18. 2003
    2002 User's guide for handling, storage, and erection of prestressed concrete polesPci Journal // Prestressed Concrete Institute.  47:14-19. 2002
    2000 Estimation of second-order effects for pole-type structuresTransportation Research Record.  151-156. 2000
    1999 Proposed Revisions to AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic SignalsTransportation Research Record.  102-109. 1999
    1998 Proposed revisions to AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic SignalsTransportation Research Record.  102-109. 1998
    1997 Guide for the design of prestressed concrete polesPci Journal // Prestressed Concrete Institute.  42:94-123. 1997
    1992 Spun prestressed concrete poles. Past, present, and futureConcrete International.  14:25-29. 1992
    1986 CRACKING OF CONCRETE MEMBERS IN DIRECT TENSION.Journal of the American Concrete Institute.  83:3-13. 1986
    1984 BOLTED SHEAR CONNECTIONS WITH PAINTED SURFACES.Engineering Journal.  21:171-184. 1984
    1982 EFFECT OF MOVING TRAFFIC ON FRESH CONCRETE DURING BRIDGE-DECK WIDENING.Transportation Research Record.  28-36. 1982

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2015 Mitigating fatigue in cantilevered overhead sign structures.  Ed. 2522.  2015

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 Design of hybrid fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)/autoclave aerated concrete (AAC) panels for structural applications.  226-247. 2013
    2013 Impact behavior of hybrid fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP)/autoclave aerated concrete (AAC) panels for structural applications.  247-271. 2013

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Fouad’s research expertise in green materials and construction methods has a global perspective. He has been working in the area of highway sign and traffic signal supports since for the past 20 years. As principal investigator on several NCHRP and DOT projects, he led a team of experts from U.S. universities whose efforts culminated in the development of the current, newly and totally revised, AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaries, and Traffic Signals. Continued research efforts in this area resulted in revising the AASHTO Standard Specifications a number of times, and the recent inclusion of fatigue provisions for the design of highway signs and traffic signal support structures.
  • Principal Investigator On

  • IRES Track I: Infrastructure Design for Sustainable Urban Communities  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2018 - 2021
  • The Second NSF International Workshop on Sustainable Smart Cities - Egypt  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2018 - 2020
  • Strength of Fillet Welds in Skewed Joints  awarded by American Institute of Steel Construction 2016 - 2019
  • International Workshop on Sustainable Smart Cities  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2016 - 2019
  • University Transportation Centers (UTCs): Research Projects Round 2 (930-875)  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2014 - 2017
  • Transportation Automotive Fuel Cell Vehicle Model, Design and Build Program  awarded by DOT - FEDERAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY 2004 - 2017
  • Proposed Tier I University Transportation Center  awarded by Georgia Institute of Technology 2012 - 2017
  • US-Egypt International Research Experience for Students: Sustainable "Green" Building Design and Construction  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2011 - 2017
  • University Transportation Centers (UTCs)-Tier I: University of Alabama at Birmingham with Georgia Institute of Technology-Research Project 930-842  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2012 - 2016
  • Design of Overhead Sign Support Structures to Mitigate Wind-Induced Fatigue Loads  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2012 - 2016
  • UAB's Role in Management and Administration of the University Transportation Center for Alabama  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (TUSCALOOSA) 2012
  • Sustainability in Engineering and Architectural Design-Green Buildings  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2008 - 2012
  • Evaluation of Green Corrosion Inhibitors for Steel Reinforcement in Concrete Structuresus  awarded by NSF - National Science Foundation 2007 - 2012
  • UAB's Role in Management and Administration of the University Transportation Center for Alabama 2011  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (TUSCALOOSA) 2011
  • Design of VMS Bridge Support Structures for Fatigue Loads  awarded by UNIVERSITY TRANSPORTATION CENTER FOR ALABAMA 2009 - 2011
  • Alabama Department of Transportation 2011 Research and Development Peer Exchange  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2011
  • Design of Overhead Sign Structures for Fatigue Loads  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2007 - 2011
  • UAB's Role in Management and Administration of the University Transportation Center for Alabama  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA (TUSCALOOSA) 2010
  • Teaching Activities

  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CESE660 - Prestr Concrete Beh & Dsgn (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CESE659 - Adv Design Concrete Strctr (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CE556 - Prestressed Concrete Design (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CESE660 - Prestr Concrete Beh & Dsgn (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • CE491 - Individual Study in (Area) (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CE490 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CE590 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CE490 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CE590 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CE791 - Individual Studies (In Area) (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CE441 - CE Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CE491 - Individual Study in (Area) (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • CE490 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CE590 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CE360 - Structural Analysis (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CE562 - Advanced Structural Analysis (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE491 - Individual Study in (Area) (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • CE210 - Statics (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • CE604 - Inat'l Cnstrct Contracts/Laws (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE443 - Pavement Design and Const (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE489 - UG Research in CE (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE543 - Pavement Design & Construction (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE606 - Advanced Project Management (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE609 - Adv Topics in Engineering Law (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE790 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE790 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • CE606 - Advanced Project Management (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CE609 - Adv Topics in Engineering Law (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CE489 - UG Research in CE (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • CE011 - UG Coop/Internship in CE (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • CE395 - Engineering Economics (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE603 - Constrt Acct & Fin Mgmt (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE604 - Inat'l Cnstrct Contracts/Laws (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE648 - Urban/Transportation Planning (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE790 - Special Topics in (Area) (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE490 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE590 - Special Topics in (Area) (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE791 - Individual Studies (In Area) (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE360 - Structural Analysis (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • CE210 - Statics (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE455 - Reinforced Concrete Design (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE690 - Special Topics in (Area) (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE698 - Non-Thesis Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE790 - Special Topics in (Area) (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • CE440 - CE Honors Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CE691 - Individual Study in (Area) (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • CE799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University System : College Station 1981
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Texas System : Austin 1978
  • Full Name

  • Fouad Fouad