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Dr. Fawad Ahmed Najam
Assistant Professor
NICE

NICE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12,Islamabad Pakistan
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Specialization
Structural Dynamics, Earthquake Engineering, Seismic Analysis Procedures, Performance-based Design of High-rise Buildings

Education
PhD (Structural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology , Thailand ), MS (Structural Engineering, NUST  Pakistan) BSc. (Civil Engineering, University of Sciences and Technology , Taxila, Pakistan)


Research Interests:
  • ​​Structural Dynamics
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Seismic Analysis of Structures
  • Performance-based Design of High-rise Buildings
  • Disaster Resilience and Vulnerability
  • Finite Element Programming
  • Structural Engineering Software Development
  • Web Development (www.structuralengineering.info)​
Books

·    Anwar N., and Najam F. A. “Structural Cross-sections: Analysis and Design”, 1st Edition. ISBN: 9780128044438, Publisher: Elsevier, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2016

(Details: www.amazon.com/Structural-Cross-Sections-Analysis-Design/dp/0128044438)

 

Journal Articles

1.   Najam F. A., Warnitchai P., Qureshi M. I., Mehmood T. “A Modified Response Spectrum Analysis Procedure to Determine Nonlinear Seismic Demands of High-rise Buildings with Shear Walls”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, ISSN 1541-7808, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

2.   Najam F. A., Qureshi M. I., Warnitchai P., Mehmood T. “Prediction of Nonlinear Seismic Demands of High-rise Rocking Wall Structures using a Simplified Modal Pushover Analysis Procedure”, The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, ISSN 1541-7808, John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (under review)

3.   Najam F. A., Warnitchai P., Qureshi M. I., Mehmood T. “Simplified Seismic Demand Estimation for Existing Tall Buildings in Thailand”, Structures and Buildings, ISSN 0965-0911, E-ISSN 1751-7702 (under review)

4.   Rizwan S. A., Qureshi M. A., Najam F. A. “In-Situ Health Assessment of a Poorly Executed Pre-stressed In-Service Concrete Bridge and Suggesting a Rehabilitation Strategy - A Case Study”, Procedia Engineering, Vol. 54, 2013, PP 636-647, ISSN 1877-7058, 10.1016/j.proeng.2013.03.058. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877705813004128)

5. Najam F. A., Khushnood R. A., Rizwan S. A. “Paradigms for Employing Interactive Computing Tools and GUIs in Structural Engineering Problems”, International Journal of Engineering and Technology. PP 23-31, ISSN: 1793-823, DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2016.V6.853.

 

Book Chapters

1. Najam F. A. “Nonlinear Static Analysis Procedures for Seismic Performance Evaluation of Existing Buildings – Evolution and Issues”, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology: Facing the Challenges in Structural Engineering, ISBN 978-3-319-61913-2, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61914-9, July, 2017.

2.  Suhail S. A., Najam F. A., Nawaz A. “Modeling and Analysis of Soil-Pile Interaction for Dynamic Loading- A Review”, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Innovative Infrastructure Geotechnology: Soil Dynamics and Soil-Structure Interaction, ISBN 978-3-319-63542-2, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-63543-9, July, 2017.

 

Conferences

1.   Najam F. A. and Warnitchai P. “A Modified Response Spectrum Analysis Procedure to Determine Nonlinear Seismic Demands of High-Rise Buildings with Shear Walls”, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE), Santiago Chile, January 9th-13th 2017, Paper No. 1468.

2.   Warnitchai P., Mehmood T., Suwansaya P., Najam F. A. “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Tall Buildings using Modal Decomposition Approach”, 6th Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering (6ACEE), At Cebu City, Philippines.

3.   Najam F. A. and Warnitchai P. “The Evaluation of Nonlinear Seismic Demands of RC Shear Wall Buildings using a Modified Response Spectrum Analysis Procedure”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), 12-14 June 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland.

4.   Zain M., Anwar N., Najam F. A. and Mehmood T. “A Simplified Methodology for Seismic Fragility Assessment of Reinforced Concrete High-rise Buildings”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Earthquake engineering and Structural Dynamics (ICESD), 12-14 June 2017, Reykjavik, Iceland.

5.   ZarOo C. T., Anwar N., Aung T. H., Najam F. A. “The use of Linear Time History Analysis (LTHA) instead of Response Spectrum Analysis (RSA) for the Seismic Design of High-rise RC Shear Wall Buildings”, The 15th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-15), 11-13 October 2017, Xian, China.

6.   Najam F. A. and Warnitchai P. “A Modified Response Spectrum Analysis (MRSA) Procedure to Evaluate the Nonlinear Seismic Demands of Tall Buildings”, The 15th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-15), 11-13 October 2017, Xian, China.

7.   Nirman S., Anwar N., Norachan P., Najam F. A. “Effect of Wind Loads on the Seismic Performance of Tall Buildings”, 2nd Annual International Conference on Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 9-22 June 2017, Athens, Greece.

8.   Rajbhandari A. M., Anwar N. and Najam F. A. “The use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) for the Preliminary Design of High-rise Buildings”, 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2017), 15-17 June 2017, Rhodes Island, Greece.

9.   Anwar N. and Najam F. A. “Progression of Structural Design Approaches: Working Stress Design to Consequence-Based Engineering”, International Conference on Structural Engineering, ISCE - 2015, Society of Structural Engineers, Pages 13-25, Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-9347-17-8.

10.  Anwar N., Aung T. H. and Najam F. A. “Smart Systems for Structural Response Control - An Overview”, 5th ASEP Convention on Concrete Engineering Practice and Technology (a. concept 16), May 19-20, 2016, Manila, Philippines.

11.  Anwar N., Najam F. A., Aung T. H. and Norachan P. “From Performance to Resilience A Recent Account of Seismic Design Philosophy”, 5th ASEP Convention on Concrete Engineering Practice and Technology (a. concept 16), May 19-20, 2016, Manila, Philippines.

12.  Najam F. A., Rizwan S. A. and Khushnood R. A. “Developing knowledge-based computational tools using MATLAB Novel applications in Concrete Materials Technology”, The second International Conference on Advances in Chemically-activated Materials (CAM 2014-China), E-ISBN: 978-2-35158-142-1, Pages 175-183, RILEM Publications, ISBN: 978-2-35158-141, Bagneux, France, 2014

13.  Najam F. A., Rizwan S. A. “Development and Automation of an Empirical Mix Proportioning Method for concretes with Indigenous Aggregates and Cements of Pakistan”, International conference on Advanced Concrete Technology & its Applications (ACTA-2012), Islamabad, Pakistan, 6-7 November 2012.

14.  Rao A. K, Giuseppe A. F, Sajjad A. and Najam F. A. “A Comparative Study on Highway Bridge Barriers Reinforced with Steel And GFRP Bars”. 72nd Annual Session of Pakistan Engineering Congress, Paper No. 742, Pages 197-224, 2013.

15.  Khushnood R. A, Najam F. A. and Sabir Z. A. “Retrofitting of Existing Columns of Buildings and Bridges Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Sheets”. The 8th Central European Congress on Concrete Engineering and Durability of Concrete Structures, Plitvice Lakes, Croatia, October 4th 6th 2012.

 

Magazine Articles and Media-related Activities

1.   Najam F. A. “The Science of Earthquakes”, MIT Technology Review (Pakistan), October 8, 2017,  http://www.technologyreview.pk/the-science-of-earthquakes/

2.   Najam F. A. “12 Years After the October Earthquake, Is Pakistan Prepared to Handle Another ‘Big One’?”, MIT Technology Review (Pakistan), October 8, 2017,

http://www.technologyreview.pk/12-years-october-earthquake-pakistan-prepared-handle-another-big-one/

3.   Najam F. A. “When will the next Big One Come?” Express News (in Urdu Language), October 18, 2017, https://www.express.pk/story/968021/

4.   Anwar N. and Najam F. A. “A Well-kept Secret in Structural Design: Importance of Ductility in Structural Performance Analysis”, Technology - Asian Outlook on Engineering and Technology (M43-1215) published by AIT Solutions, AIT, ISSN 2286-9158, October 2017, Thailand.

5.   Anwar N., Najam F. A. “Consequence-based Engineering Approach towards Earthquake Disaster Mitigation”, Technology - Asian Outlook on Engineering and Technology (M43-1215) published by AIT Solutions, AIT, ISSN 2286-9158, December 2015, Thailand.

6.   Anwar N., Aung T. H., Najam F. A. “Smart Systems for Smart Structures”, Technology - Asian Outlook on Engineering and Technology (M44-1014-0215) published by AIT Solutions, AIT, December 2016, Thailand.

7.   Anwar N., Aung T. H., Najam F. A. “From Prescription to Resilience: Innovations in Seismic Design Philosophy”, Technology - Asian Outlook on Engineering and Technology (M44-1014-0215) published by AIT Solutions, AIT, December 2016, Thailand.

 

Talks/Seminars/Non-refereed Publications

1.   Najam, F. A. and Warnitchai, P. “A Modified RSA Procedure to Determine Nonlinear Seismic Demands of Buildings”, International Seminar on “Design of Tall Buildings: Trends and Advancements for Structural Performance”, November 7-11, Sofitel, Bangkok, Thailand.

2.   Najam, F. A. and Warnitchai, P. “Estimating the Nonlinear Seismic Demands of High-rise RC Shear Wall Buildings using the MRSA Procedure”, International Seminar and Workshop on “Design of Tall Buildings” 24-25, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

3.   Najam, F. A. Panel discussions on road and transport infrastructure in Jakarta, Indonesia.   International Student Conference 2015 on “Sustainable Urban and Human Settlements: Creating a Smart City for All” 16-25 January, 2015. Bandung, Indonesia. 

4.   Najam, F. A. and Warnitchai, P. “A Modified Response Spectrum Analysis Procedure” Research Exhibition by the AIT Student Union November 2016 at Conference Centre, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

5.   Najam, F. A. and Warnitchai, P. “How safe are our buildings?” Research Exhibition by the AIT Student Union August 2015 at Conference Centre, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. 

NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), NUST, Pakistan

October 2017 - Present

Assistant Professor

Islamabad, Pakistan

·       Postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Structural Engineering

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand

August 2012 - December 2014

Teaching Assistant

Bangkok, Thailand

·       Postgraduate and undergraduate courses at SET/ AIT

·       Conducting laboratory experiments for research and curricular activities

·       Various research and consultancy projects

 

NUST Institute of Civil Engineering (NICE), Pakistan

August 2010 - August 2011

Laboratory Engineer

Islamabad, Pakistan

·       Teaching elementary courses at undergraduate level

·       In-charge, Structural Engineering Laboratory

·       Research and consultancy projects

·       Testing of various indigenous construction materials in Pakistan

 

Swedish College of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

August 2009 - August 2010

Junior Lecturer

WahCantt, Pakistan

·       Teaching basic courses at undergraduate level

·       In-charge, Structural Engineering Laboratory

 

University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

January 2009 - August 2009

Course Instructor

Taxila, Pakistan

·       Conducting short courses

·       Software trainings (Primavera Project Planner)

AIT Solutions, Bangkok, Thailand

August 2011 - Present

Structural Engineer

Bangkok, Thailand

·       Structural engineering projects review, conducting trainings etc.

·       Structural engineering software testing

·       Seismic Performance evaluation of existing buildings