Born on 12 November, 1949G (1369H).
Married, 3 children (1979, 1983, 1986).
Saudi Arabian citizen.
B.Sc. Civil Engineering
University of Baghdad, Iraq, June 1970.
M.Sc. Structural Engineering
University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., Sept. 1972.
M.Sc. Thesis title: “An Analytical and Experimental Study of a Barrel Vault Structure Constructed from a Series of Uniaxial Members”.
Graduate Program Civil & Environmental Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA, 1976-1977.
Ph.D. Structural Engineering
Duke University, Durham, N.C., USA, May 1981.
Ph.D. Dissertation title: “Analysis and Behaviour of Structures on Discrete Tensionless Foundations”.
Member of the Kuwait Society of Engineers (1971‑1976).
Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers ‑ A.M.ASCE (1977‑1982).
Member of Chi Epsilon (Honorary Civil Engg. Society) since 1981.
Affiliate Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI)-Saudi Arabian Chapter since 1991.
Member of ASCE-SAS since 1993.