The Order of Engineers and Architects-Beirut, held its Second Annual Competition for Graduate Structural Engineering Projects 2019, organized by the Structural Engineers Association.
Graduate student Shadi Moubayed won the Third Place Award in the structural scientific research category for his graduation project: “Shear Behavior of Cracked Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Rods”
The project was under the supervision of Associate Professor Nariman Khalil, specialist in reinforced concrete structures at the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Balamand.
The award aims to encourage and support talented students specializing in structural engineering. In total, eighteen projects were presented in the competition from various Lebanese Universities in three categories:
- Residential Buildings
- Public Structures such as bridges
- Structural Research Projects.
Vice President and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Rami Abboud, met with Shadi and Dr. Khalil to congratulate them on their success. Professor Abboud stressed that the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand will continue to be a hub for excellence in engineering research in Lebanon and worldwide.