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Prof. Zayed has a Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. in Construction Engineering and Management. He has 30 years of professional experience working in the construction industry training and in academic posts in USA, Canada and abroad. Prof. Zayed conducted research on infrastructure management, simulation and artificial intelligent applications in construction, asset performance, scheduling, life cycle cost (LCC) analysis, budget allocation, and risk assessment for construction and rehabilitation of highways, oil and gas pipelines, water and sewer systems, and bridges. Recent developments include condition rating, deterioration, and LCC technology-based models for bridge deck; water, sewer, oil & gas pipelines; tunnels and metro stations; water / sewer treatment plant elements; and sustainability of buildings.

Research interests

  • Simulation and IT-Based Modeling
  • Productivity Assessment and Analysis of Construction Operations / Equipment
  • Construction, Infrastructure and Asset Management
  • Performance Assessment and Rehabilitation of Municipal Infrastructure Systems
  • Integrated Reliability and Risk Assessment
  • Client Driven Serviceability Assessment
  • Optimized Capital Investment Plan for Assets
  • Integrated Decision Support System
  • Sustainability of Educational Buildings
  • Construction Company Performance
  • Resilience Assessment for Infrastructure
  • Modular Integrated Construction (MiC)


  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Asset Management
  • Simulation in Construction
  • Sustainability Assessment and Implementation
  • Resilience of Infrastructure

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University

Bachelor of Science, Zagazig University

Master of Science, Zagazig University


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