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.