Participitation in the 5 International Conference on Water Resources and Arid Environments (ICWRAE 5): 182-186 th 7-9 January 2013, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Paper Title: Assessment of Hydraulic Performance of Groundwater Recharge Techniques
Dr. Sameh Ahmad obtained second position in “The Best Personal Academic Site” competition:
Dr. Sameh Ahmad won an award in “The Best Personal Academic Site” competition held for the faculty members of Majmaah University; where he obtained second position at the level of the University faculty members. His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Salameh, the Dean of the College of Engineering, received the award from the Rector of the University, Dr. Khaled Bin Sa’ad Al Migrin, in a special ceremony on the occasion.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Wins third position in “The Readiest Programs for Academic Accreditation” competition:
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering obtained the third position on the University level in the “The Readiest Programs for Academic Accreditation” Competition. The department was honored in a special ceremony that was held to honor the top ten winning departments on the level of Majmaah University. The competition took place in the main campus theater, and was held under the patronage of HE the Rector of the University, Dr. Khaled Bin Sa’ad Al Miqrin, and in the presence of the University Vice-Rectors, Deans, Faculty and staff members. On behalf of the Department, Dr. Mohammad Salameh, the Dean of the College of Engineering, received the winning award from the Rector, in the presence of the Department faculty members.
Participation in the Water Resources Conference in Riyadh.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty members, Dr. Hassan Ibrahim and Dr. Sameh Ahmad, participated in the events of the Fifth International Conference on Water Resources and Dry environments, which was held in Riyadh. Both participants presented to the conference a scientific paper entitled: (Assessing Hydraulic Performance of Aquifers/ Reservoirs Recharge Methods), which reviewed the different methods and approaches utilized locally and globally in replenishing aquifers/ reservoirs, the most important of which are: the method of (recharging reservoirs) and the method of (replenishing wells) in both types, deep and surface. Moreover, Dr. Hassan Ibrahim gave a detailed presentation on the various hydraulic and geotechnical factors that affect the different methods of recharging aquifers/ reservoirs, the most important of which are: the hydraulic permeability of soil layers, the impact of superposition of different soil layers, as well as the effect of soil layers clogging by micro-sediment on the efficiency of recharging aquifers/ reservoirs.
Students' day activities
Participation in (Student Activity Day) on the level of the college, where various CEE department faculty members and students represent the department in this day's activities.
Scientific Visit to Sudair City for Industry & Work
In cooperation with the Scientific Fieldtrips Committee at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, the Student Activities Committee at the College organized a visit for students of all levels to Sudair City for Industry & Work. The visit took place on Wednesday, 26/01/1436 AH corresponding to 19/11/2014 AD, under the supervision of HE the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr. Abdullah Al Shahri, and with the participation of the following faculty members of the department: Dr. Amjad Khabaz, Dr. Osama Al Arki, Dr. Sayed Abbas, Dr. Mohammad Reza, Dr. Yahya Al Jahmani, and the presence of Mr. Fares Al Sa’ed, the Student Activities Committee representative at the College. The faculty members accompanied the students to engineering structures under construction in the Industrial City, where they introduced them to various applications of civil engineering projects on the field as well as the engineering field applications of various courses taught at the College. Moreover, the delegation visited the precast concrete stents industry center, which is equipped for building concrete bridges, along with the precast concrete mixing and processing center, and the engineering laboratory for examining the primary components of the precast concrete industry, which includes: the process of building bridges with all stages of construction and assembly, and the construction of metal structures wholly or partially, which the students got the chance to observe the various construction stages
The 6th Kuwait Waste Management Conference & Exhibition
The Middle East's longest running waste management event Efficient management of solid waste is a huge global challenge. In the GCC region (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman), where most countries have highest per capita waste generation across the world, the scale of the challenge faced by civic authorities is even greater. Rapid industrial growth especially in the energy industry, construction boom, increasing population and rapid urbanization have all contributed to this escalating waste problem. Preliminary estimates put the total volume of solid waste generated in the GCC region at around 120 million tons per year. This event aims to present innovative and sustainable solutions for all types of municipal, industrial and medical wastes.
Kuwait Waste Management Conference & Exhibition is the premier event for the recycling and waste management industry in the GCC region. It will present a platform to explore latest technologies & products and find best practices to successfully manage waste in a cost effective and environmental friendly manner. It will assemble leading industry players, waste management solution providers and consultants to address and discuss challenges and strategies for waste minimization, collection, treatment, disposal and recycling.
Kuwait Waste Management Conference & Exhibition will provide a distinctive opportunity to all the national and international exhibitors to network and put on display the most recent equipments, services, solutions and technologies in the waste and recycling industry on a single platform.
Kuwait Waste Management Conference & Exhibition is a must attend event for waste management companies, materials recycling facilities and local authorities as well as personnel responsible for their organization’s recycling and waste management.
Participation in The Third International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (ICWEE) AUS | March 24–26, 2015. American University of Sharja- College of Engineering.
Project Title: Production of Titania Nano‐particles from Waste‐Sludge.
Authors: Dr. Yousef Okour and Dr. Sameh Ahme
A scientific lecture on scientific equipments in the field of geotechnical engineering:
The Department of Civil and environmental Engineering organized a lecture entitled: (Modern Scientific Equipments in the Field of Geotechnical Engineering and Asphalt), which took place in the seminars auditorium at the College of Engineering in Majmaah University. The lecture was presented by Mr. Andy Kennard, sales manager from Control, LTD, Italy, and attended by faculty members and students from the Department of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The presenter gave a detailed presentation on the latest scientific findings on the most recent scientific equipment utilized in geotechnical engineering and asphalt, in addition to the latest soil testing equipment in the world, which perform many tests, the most important of which are: soil hardening, soil cutting force, soil tension as well as soil permeability tests.
Scientific Visit to Majmaah Dam (Saad) and Khad Dam.
CEE Department made a scientific visit to the Majmaah and Khad Dams located near the Majmmah University. The purpose of the visit is to show the stusents the basic concrete structure of the dams, the structure loads design and hydraulics loads. Soli sapling were collected for soil tests and surveying tools and techniques were used by students.
Photos for Majmaah Dam Visit
Photos for Khad Dam Visit
Honoring Dr. Yahya Al Jahmani for receiving a doctorate degree.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering held an honoring ceremony for Dr. Yahya Al Jahmani, a faculty member in the department, on the occasion of him receiving a doctorate degree in Environment Sciences and Management, from Azhari University in the Republic of Sudan. Dr. Al Jahmani graduated with an excellent CGPA and obtained a First Class Honors Degree. Everyone in the ceremony wished him a steady progress and prosperity in serving and benefiting the academic and educational processes in the College and the University as well.
Deans' Award for Education and Quality
CEE Department participated in the Dean’s Prize for Education and Quality. 32 faculty members have participated in the competition and a committee for judgment was formed that includes; Dr. Abdullah Ali Al-Muheisin, vice-dean for quality and development, Dr. Abdelrahman Kamel Al-Qawasmi and Dr. Sameh Sa’ad Al-Deen. The first three winners who are: Prof. Sayed Mohammed Abbas – civil and environmental engineering, Dr. Yousef Husein Okour - civil and environmental engineering and Dr. Abdullah Al-Ahmadi – electrical engineering, were awarded with financial award.
Please see below link for the prizes
Scientific Trip to Sudair Industrial City
On Monday, we set off on a field trip to the industrial city of Sudair, accompanied with Dr. Amjad Khabaz, Dr. Yasser, Dr. Omar Awad and Dr. Muzaffar. The journey from the university was launched at 8:45 and then we arrived the industrial Sadir city at 9:25.
Then we met engineers who work in the administration and surprised by some engineers graduated from our university they working in the industrial city it was a nice coincidence, then we met engineer \ Walid AL-Buhairi who giving us general information about the Sadir Industrial City. We identified the industrial city, which is estimated at an area (265 m2), which is the largest industrial city in Saudi Arabia.
Then we talked about the factories, 10 factories are operational and they are in the process of processing 40 factories, area of each factory is estimated at (1500 m2). The cost of the projects in the city is estimated at (1.087 billion Saudi Riyals).
Then we took a tour of a factory processed and they told us about the importance of safety equipment for anyone working in these factories. And we saw Columns made of the material (steel), then we saw the slab made of the subjects of the (steel & concrete) and we saw basic beam and called (Rafter Beam). Then we talk about the reason for the high columns outside the factory because of the use (Horizontal connection).
Engineers and doctors telling us that carried on a system (Bracing System) which is used in wind resistance. We have noted the presence of holes in the ceilings, so take advantage of sunlight during the day light and that called green energy.
During on the bus, Dr. Amjad told us existence slope in the existing roads in the city for rainwater harvesting on the edges of roads, in order to drain rain water quite easily. Then we go out of town to see how the water out through the drainage network, and we noticed there’s roofs of the stone out of each channel in order to collision outside the water from the sewage system in this surface so as to relieve the water that are too high speed before goes of the drainage network speed.
Then we stopped at one of the bridges and we talked about how important section which is T-shaped in bridges and learned about the importance of using the system (Influence System) and we talked about dynamics loads on the bridge.
Then we visited the desalination station of underground water and learned about, its produces daily 6,000 m3, and we saw a cooling tower which cools the groundwater, which is the temperature is around 57 to reach the temperature below 30, and we noticed a large water tank with a capacity of 5500 m3.
Then we visited the laboratory in the city, and we have some tests on some of the water samples in order to measure the conductivity of water, the supervisors of these laboratories daily tests on water samples. Then we have to go to the fresh concrete manufacturing machine (Concrete mix center machine) and we saw the difference in the sizes stones( aggregate ) used in the required proportion of water in the mixtures, then we went to the control room and we see electronic screen through which choice the size and quantity of aggregate and water used in the concrete mix, are treated the American units (the American system of units), and after that, the supervisors and the doctors tell us all we can instead of water and use some chemical mixtures in order to enhance the operational ( workability ) capacity of the mixture, or to raise the strength of concrete mix. After that we did a test a fresh mix concrete and noticed when the water / cement w/c is high strength mixture will decrease any that whenever we have to reduce the w 3 of the mixture /c greater the strength of the concrete mix, and that a test use of 50 m3 with 6-cylinders.
In the end, the visit was very useful for us and we thank the doctors and supervisors who accompanied us and thanks for their effort and answer all our questions.
Organizing a scientific fieldtrip for the Civil and Environmental Engineering students to Al Jubail Industrial City
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering organized a scientific fieldtrip for its faculty members and students to the industrial city of Jubail in the Eastern Province. At first the Department faculty members briefed the students on the city in general and then accompanied them to the city’s engineering structures and facilities, where they introduced them to the various applications of civil engineering projects on the field as well as the engineering field applications of various courses taught at the College.
Academic Promosion Rank
Dr. Amjad Khabaz has been promoted to Associate Professor on 1/10/2017, based on the approval of his excellency the rector of Majmaah University on the university scientific council resolution No. (6/2/1439).
Open meeting between Department faculty members and Students:
As the Department of Civil Engineering at the College of Engineering in Majmaah is always in pursuit of establishing constant communication line with its students in order to involve them in the development of the teaching process and facilitate it for them, the Department faculty members met with students form all levels. A session of Q&A was held to listen to the students’ opinions and discuss their academic problems as well as several academic and administrative issues of concern. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Department faculty members requested the students to inform the Department of any problems they might face, or any opinions they might have without a moment’s hesitation. Students were informed that the Department doors will remain open to communicate with students and help them solve all of their academic and educational problems in every way possible.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Departmentt Organized a Woksop about Senior Design Projects : Preparation and Deliverables.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department organized a workshop titled “Senior Design Project: Preparation and Deliverables” the workshop topics covered: the senior design outcomes, understanding the responsibility and ethic of research, defining the project objectives, collecting, interpreting and analyzing data, use new technology for search and citation and writing a report.
Scientific Trip of Civil and Environmental Engineering Students
Location: Sudair Industrial City
Participants: 21 Civil and Environmental Engineering Students
3 faculty members + 1 Administrative Staff
1. Dr. Amjad Khabaz
2. Dr. Ahmad Elnagouy
3. Eng. Ziaur Rehman
4. Mr. Fares
First of all we are welcomed by the staff of the Sudair Industrial City.
Engr. Abdul Majeed Al Moosa (Alumni of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department) explained the step by step development of Sudair Industrial City, available industries, water distribution, wastewater treatment plant, infrastructure and its future expansion.
We visited the construction site where were bridges, column, etc. Dr. Amjad Khabaz and Dr. Ahmad Elnagouy explained the important concepts and practical information related to the site to the students.
We visited the site Land Mark that is a huge under construction warehouse. Project Manager and other Engineers explained us, the nature of work and safety rules and provide us safety helmets, Jackets and other supporting materials. We went at the site, Project Manager and other Engineers interact with students and explained different aspects of the construction site. Students asked many questions related to construction material, design, steel structure to the Project Manager and site Engineers. Students were very happy to see and acquire such knowledge and information.
After that we visited the construction material laboratories and concrete manufacturing unit. Students are interacted with site engineers and asked many questions. Students were very happy to see and acquire such knowledge and information.
CEE Department made a scientific visit to the Majmaah Railway station
CEE Department made a scientific visit to the Majmaah Railway station. The purpose of the visit is to show the students the basic railway structure and related lab tests, the team of visit has a meeting with the Engineer in chef .He explains the construction progress of the railway and the stations and drainage system. As Dr.Yassir as the lecture of the railway Engineering course, he has emphasizes to connect the theoretical part with the practical part.
The students were allowed to see the major parts of the project and to ask questions.
Photos for Majmaah Railway station Visit