Omar al-Farouk_al-Damluji

Prof. Omar al-Farouk Salem Al-Damluji

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  • PhD or Equivalent
    • Doctorate of Science in Geotechnical Engineering - University of Baghdad : - 01/01/1994
  • MSc or Equivalent
    • Masters of Science in Geotechnical Engineering - University of Baghdad : - 01/01/1981
  • BSc or Equivalent
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering - University of Baghdad : - 30/06/1978

  • Name Enlisted in Records of Who's Who in the World - 31st Edition - Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2014
  • Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014
  • Member Project Management Institute, 2012
  • Chartered Engineer Engineering Council, UK., 2012
  • Fellow Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK., 2012
  • Award for Outstanding Service on the 90th Anniversary of the Formation of the Iraqi Engineering College University of Baghdad, 2011
  • Member United Arab Emirates Engineering Society, 2010
  • Award for Outstanding Service while Minister at the Ministry of Construction and Housing, Iraq, January Ministry of Construction and Housing of Iraq, 2006
  • Member ISSMGE - Technical Committee 207 on Soil Structure Interaction, 2005
  • Award of Appreciation from the International Conference on Future Vision and Challenges for Urban Development. Housing and Building Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 20-22 December, 2004., 2004
  • Member International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2001
  • Founder Member and First President Iraqi Geotechnical Society, 2000
  • - Numerous letters of Thanks and Appreciation including one on the Occasion of the Day of Science for Outstanding Contributions to the Soil Mechanics Laboratory.. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Baghdad., 1987
  • Numerous Letters of Thanks and Appreciation. University of Technology - Baghdad, Iraq., 1985
  • Consultant Iraqi Engineers Union, 1978

  • AECOM Middle East Limited : ( 01/02/2015 - 01/10/2015 )
    • Structural Design Manager

    • Structural Design Manager working in collaboration with the employer (Musanada - Abu Dhabi General Services Company PJSC) representing the owner (mainly governmental organizations) on various structural engineering design projects in Abu Dhabi Emirate of the UAE. Designs of various types of structures including schools, hospitals, multi-purpose buildings, silos, residential developments, auditoriums, etc. are managed through all design phases starting from concept till construction. These include calculations, drawings and relevant material specifications for these constructions.
  • AECOM Middle East Limited : ( 01/11/2014 - 01/02/2015 )
    • Structural Design Manager
  • AECOM : ( 01/08/2013 - 01/11/2014 )
    • Project Manager - Structural Resident Engineer

    • The Bawabat Al-Sharq Phase II Buildings Project is owned by Bani Yas Development Company (BIDC) and the main contractor is Emirates Link Maltauro (ELM). The project consists of thirteen buildings of five different types located in Bani Yas, Abu Dhabi, UAE, each having one basement in addition to ground and six upper floors. All thirteen buildings are constructed in almost one time. The total built up area is around 58,260/- square meters and the total plot area is 61,797.25 square meters. Upon completion, the total number of finished apartments are 570 having 628 car parking spaces. The project also involves green landscapes, fountain water features and electric power substations. Details on the project can be found in the following link:-
  • AECOM Middle East Limited : ( 01/07/2012 - 01/08/2013 )
    • Design Manager

    • Design consultancies to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) on various developments, programs and projects in Abu Dhabi Emirate.
  • Parsons International Limited : ( 01/08/2010 - 01/07/2012 )
    • Structural Design Manager
  • Planar : ( 01/05/2010 - 01/08/2010 )
    • Project Director

    • Project Director with Planar as part of the future school scheme of the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) plan on eight different sites in Abu Dhabi Emirate, UAE. The architects of the project are Broadway Malyan, the structural engineers are Scott Wilson and the MEP consultants are Ian Banham while the contractors are Sammon Group and Nael Contracting Company.
  • Planar / Halvorson and Partners : ( 01/01/2007 - 01/05/2010 )
    • Senior Project Engineer

    • Working on the supervision of the largest single project in Abu Dhabi, the Central Market Redevelopment Project consisting of a traditional Souk, a multi level Retail Mall, three towers (Residential: 88 stories, Offices: 60 stories, a 5 Star Hotel: 62 stories) and a business hotel: 16 stories, in addition to 6 stories underground car park covering the whole area of the project.  His work in the Central Market was initially  technical supervision and management of all the piling works, which Planar was responsible for its supervision on behalf of the Chicago based Structural Consultants Halvorson & Partners and the main architects Foster and Partners. On completion of the piling work Omar Al Damluji continued on the supervision work of the rest of the developments as a senior project engineer with Halvorson and Partners. In his capacity as a Senior Resident Engineer/Structural Engineer he was in a continuous contact with the contractors (A.C.C and Mushrif), their specialized subcontractors (steel structure, post tension structure, etc.), the design team, the Project Management (E.C. Harris), the Site Supervision Team (WS Atkins) and the Employer’s Representative (ALDAR).  He also looked into co-ordination of the structural works with the Architectural (Foster and Partners and John Robertson Architects) and Electro-Mechanical (BDSP Consultants) works for this complex project.
  • Ministry of Construction and Housing of Iraq : ( 01/05/2004 - 01/06/2005 )
    • Minister

    • While a Minister within the Iraq interim government, he took up the responsibility of re-building war torn establishments of that ministry which plays a focal role in re-construction efforts. When he first took up responsibility there, the commissions which authorize housing projects, roads, bridges and general buildings were mostly looted and destroyed by post-war turbulence. While there, he was able to capacity build the various consultative and contractual organizations of the ministry in addition to all engineering consultation centres and contracting companies lying under the umbrella of the ministry. By the time he left the ministry, he was very happy to see that they have resumed their proper activities due to outstanding efforts spent by hundreds of engineers, administrators and technicians while he was in charge. Not only that, but also the Iraq House Holding Fund organization was started under his administration. It offers loans to low income people in order to have them build their own residential units. Again, he is very happy to know that this facility, which was started while he was a minister, is continuing to provide help to those in need of housing units. Moreover, a vast number of governmental buildings at large were rejuvenated under his directives including and not confined to the Parliament of Iraq, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Water Resources headquarters. The commencement of housing complexes, new roads and bridges and special purpose buildings like schools, hospitals, convention centres,…etc. constructions were planned and started executions then under his direct supervision. Many of them now are serving the community properly.
  • Dar Al-Handasah : ( 01/10/2003 - 01/05/2004 )
    • Director of Iraq Operations

    • Established the Baghdad Branch of Dar Al-Handasah International Consultants. Undertook the following tasks of design and construction supervision of: - The Main Buildings of Iraqna Mobile Phone Company for URASCOM International in Al-Numaniyah, Kut Province, Iraq. - City Planning preliminary studies for Eight Different Cities in Iraq (Basrah, Nassiriyah, Um Qasr, Najaf, Kut, Samawah, Hilla and Baghdad) for the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq. : ( 01/09/2000 - 01/05/2004 )
    • Chairman

    • Omar al-Farouk al-Damluji has more than sixty published research papers and authored two books in Arabic each in three volumes (titled Soil Mechanics for Civil Engineers and Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing) under the auspices of the University of Baghdad. He supervised more than thirty M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertations and theses at the University of Baghdad, the University of Technology, al-Nahrain University and the University of Kufa all in Iraq.
  • Al-Farouk Bureau for Engineering Consultations and Studies : ( 01/10/1994 - 01/10/2003 )
    • Director

    • He established a consulting engineering firm in Baghdad, Iraq specializing in civil engineering where different types of structures were designed and analyzed like residential and commercial buildings and large earth dams.
  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq. : ( 01/10/1994 - 01/09/2000 )
    • Assistant Professor

    • He gave lectures in Soil Mechanics, Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory, Soil Dynamics, Constitutive Relationships, Site Investigations and Advanced Soil Mechanics for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Department of Building and Construction, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq. : ( 01/07/1983 - 01/07/1986 )
    • Instructor and Construction Laboratories Director

    • Gave lectures in Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering Surveying and Soil Mechanics Laboratory. Administred and supervised all engineering and technical personnel and laboratories at the Department.

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  • Improving fine-grained gypsiferous soil by increased compaction
    Journal Article published 2012 Feb in International Journal of Pavement Engineering volume 13 issue 1 on pages 32 to 38
    Authors: Sabah Razouki, Dina Kamal Kuttah, Omar Al-Damluji, Isam Nashat

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Improving fine-grained gypsiferous soil by increased compaction
Journal Article published 2012 Feb in International Journal of Pavement Engineering volume 13 issue 1 on pages 32 to 38
Authors: Sabah Razouki, Dina Kamal Kuttah, Omar Al-Damluji, Isam Nashat


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