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
    2020 Sustainable construction system with Egyptian metakaolin based geopolymer concrete sandwich panels 2020
    2018 Operational Post Deformation of Cantilever Sign Support Structures from Truck-Induced Wind GustsPractice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.  23. 2018
    2017 Design of wrap-around gusset platesEngineering Journal.  54:155-180. 2017
    2015 FRP-reinforced spun concrete poles in flexure 2015
    2012 High-strength materials for spun concrete poles: Design requirements for poles determine the material properties 2012
    2011 Strength and deflection behavior of spun concrete poles with CFRP reinforcement 2011
    2010 Design fatigue load of sign support structures due to truck-induced wind gustTransportation Research Record.  30-37. 2010
    2009 Fatigue design of sign support structures for loading caused by natural wind loadsTransportation Research Record.  15-22. 2009
    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 poles 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 poles 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
    2019 Autoclaved aerated concrete.  345-363. 2019
    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

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

  • Fouad Fouad