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Sunday, 10 March

16:30 - 20:00

Registration, Marina Hotel

19:00 - 21:00

Conference Welcome Reception, Six Palms Lounge at the Marina Hotel

Monday, 11 March

07:30 - 09:00

Registration, Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

09:00 - 09:30

Opening Ceremony: Salwa Al Sabah Hall, Ballroom

(Moderator, Ali E. Hajiah, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait)

09:00 - 09:10Adnan Shihab-El din
Director General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, Kuwait.
09:10 - 09:20Sameera A. S. Omar
Director General, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
09:20 - 09:30Ali Bumajdad
Conference Chair, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
09:30 - 10:15

Plenary Lecture 1: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator, Ali E. Hajiah, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait)

International Collaboration and the Future of Research Universities,
Richard Lester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

10:15 - 10:25

Group Photo

10:25 - 11:00

Exhibition Opening / Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45

Plenary Lecture 2: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Jamal. Al-Qazweeni, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait)

Roadmap for a Sustainable Built Environment: A Science based Multidisciplinary Research
Oral Büyüköztürk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA,
& Hasan Kamal, Kuwait Municipal Counsel, Kuwait.

11:45 - 12:15

Keynote Lecture 1: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Adnan Al-Anzi, Kuwait University, Kuwait)

Optimal Energy Analysis of Commercial Buildings in the GCC region
Moncef Krarti, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.

12:15 - 13:30

Prayer & Lunch

13:30 - 16:10

Parallel sessions

- Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall
Session Chairs:
Suad Al-Bahar, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Urs Meier, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

- Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall
Session Chairs:
Abdullah Al-Enezi, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Erdal Safak, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Turkey.

- Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall
Session Chairs:
Moncef Krarti, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA.
Ali E. Hajiah, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
16:10 - 17:30

Refreshment and Poster session I

19:30 - 21:00

Conference Dinner (by invitation), Atlantis Restaurant at the Marina Hotel

Tuesday, 12 March

09:00 - 09:45

Plenary Lecture 3: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Hasan Kamal, Kuwait Municipal Counsel, Kuwait)

Disaster-Resilient Infrastructure Systems for Sustainability: Quantification and Decision Making
Bilal Ayyub, University of Maryland College Park, USA.

09:45 - 10:15

Keynote Lecture 2: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Ali Bumajdad, Kuwait University, Kuwait)

Sustainability of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Construction
Urs Meier, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland.

10:15 - 11:00

Refreshment

11:00 - 12:40

Parallel sessions

- Concurrent Session – Materials (A)- Turquoise Hall
Session Chairs:
Adel Hussain, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Kunal Kupwade-Patil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

- Concurrent Session - Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall
Session Chairs:
Thomas Herring, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Jafarali Parol, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

- Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D)- Topaz Hall
Session Chairs:
Shaikha Al-Sanad, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Mohammad Al-Jassar, Kuwait University, Kuwait.
12:40 - 14:00

Prayer & Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00

Parallel sessions

- Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall
Session Chairs:
Hussain J. Hussain, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.
Fodil Fadli, Qatar University, Qatar.

- Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall
Session Chairs:
Bilal Ayyub, University of Maryland College Park, USA.
Thamer Al-Yaqoub, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

- Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall
Session Chairs:
Leila Dagher, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Eitidal Al-Bassam, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
16:00 - 18:00

Refreshment and Poster session II

Wednesday, 13 March

09:00 - 09:45

Plenary Lecture 4: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Adil Al-Momen, Kuwait University, Kuwait.)

Investigating the potential for green power in the GCC,
Leila Dagher, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

09:45 - 10:15

Keynote Lecture 3: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Saud Al-Otaibi, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.)

Challenges and opportunities for concrete in the digital era
Henri Van Damme, Ecole de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de Paris, France

10:15 - 10:45

Keynote Lecture 4: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Saad Al-Jandal, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

Nano-composite windows converting solar power in electricity for self-sustaining buildings
Abdulla Darwish, Dillard University, USA.

10:45 - 11:15

Refreshment

11:15 - 12:45

Round Table Discussion: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

(Moderator: Ali E. Hajiah, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait)

H. Kamal, Kuwait Municipal Counsel, Kuwait
Urs Meier, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
O. Büyüköztürk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
M. Krarti, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

12:45 - 13:15

Closing Session: Salwa Al Sabah Ballroom

Ali Bumajdad, Conference Chair.
Ali E. Hajiah, Organizing Committee Chair

13:15 - 15:00

Prayer & Lunch Break

15:00 - 18:00

Workshops

- Workshop-1: (VIP Room)
Advanced characterization of cement-based materials
K. Kupwade-Patil & O. Buyukozturk , Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
A. Bumajdad, Kuwait University, Kuwait

- Workshop-2: Sapphire Hall
Fundamentals of Structural Health Monitoring with novel applications
D. Sen & O. Buyukozturk
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

- Workshop-3: Topaz Hall
Energy Productivity Analysis of Large-Scale Energy Efficiency Programs for the Built Environment – Case of GCC Region
M. Krarti, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, USA
A. Hajiah, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

- Workshop 4: Turquoise Hall
Solar energy for a sustainable low-energy buildings
S. Mohasseb, Smteam GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
A. Kasaeian, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
H. Sarrafha, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
O. Buyukozturk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

For registration please send email to : gsbekw@kfas.org.kw stating the participant name, phone number and the workshop you are interested.
15:00 - 18:00

Optional Social Trips (Tours)

Materials-A

Monday, 11 March

13:30 - 13:50

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Advanced experimental characterization of cement pastes with locally available pozzolanic volcanic ash,
K. Kupwade-Patil, A. Bumajdad, O. Büyüköztürk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (Invited Talks).

13:50 - 14:10

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Structural performance of full-scale reinforced concrete members strengthened in shear with anchored cfrp materials, N. Alotaibi, W. Shekarchi, W. Ghannoum, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

14:10 - 14:30

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Compressed Earth Blocks: A sustainable construction alternative, A. S. Saad, H. Al-Sayab, F. Al-Enezy, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.

14:30 - 14:50

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Electrochemical behavior of cement pastes with volcanic ash subjected to accelerated sulfate attack, A. Husain, K. Kupwade-Patil, S. Al-Bahar, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

14:50 - 15:10

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

On the Behaviour of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Incorporating Slag M. El-Hawary, A. Al-Yaqouta and K. Nouh, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

15:10 - 15:30

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Production of pozzolan construction blocks in Jeddah, S. Malki, Burkani Company, Saudi Arabia.

15:30 - 15:50

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Effect of Aluminosilicate Nanoparticles on Cement Blends Containing Volcanic Ash and Metakaolin, R. Masmoudi, A. Bumajdad, K. Kupwade-Patil, O. Büyüköztürk, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

15:50 - 16:10

Concurrent Session - Material (A) - Turquoise Hall

Design and manufacturing a miniature Reynold Apparatus for testing nanofluids,
A Sedaghat, H. Salem, L. Borvayeh, M. Rashid, A. Amini, S. Ghafoori, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.

Tuesday, 12 March

11:00 - 11:20

Concurrent Session – Materials (A)- Turquoise Hall

A Study of Using Asphalt Rubber for Road Pavements in Kuwait, S. M. Soleimani, Z. Mowaze, A. Faheiman, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.

11:20 - 11:40

Concurrent Session – Materials (A)- Turquoise Hall

A Characterization Study of Late Neolithic Ceramics from As-Sabbiya, Kuwait, Using Non- Destructive pXRF, H. Ashkanani, R. H. Tykot, S. Al-Duwaish, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

11:40 - 12:00

Concurrent Session – Materials (A)- Turquoise Hall

Modeling the Rutting Behavior of Asphalt Mixtures Obtained by Accelerated Testing Device, T. Ahmed, M. H. Yassin, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.

12:00 - 12:20

Concurrent Session – Materials (A)- Turquoise Hall

Three-Dimensional Mesoporous TiO2 Films Deposited onto Windows Glass Substrates for Self-cleaning Applications, A. A. Ismail, L. A. Al-Hajji, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

12:20 - 12:40

Concurrent Session – Materials (A)- Turquoise Hall

Historic heritage protection as a part of sustainable growth: organization, methods, achievements, J. W. Lukaszewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland.

Structure-B

Monday, 11 March

13:30 - 13:50

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Effect of Soil-Pile-Structure Interaction on Seismic Design of Tall and Massive Buildings S. Mohasseb, Smteam GmbH, Switzerland (Invited Talk)

13:50 - 14:10

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

GPS Monitoring of the Al-Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, T. Herring, C. Gu, N. Toksöz, J. Parol, A. Al-Enezi, F. Al-Jeri, J. Al-Qazweeni, H. Kamal, O. Büyüköztürk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

14:10 - 14:30

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Stakeholders perception of mega risk of infrastructure project. An empirical investigation in Kuwait, S. Al-Sanad, S. AlFaluij, H. Al-Baghli, B.Dashti, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

14:30 - 14:50

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Determination of Input Energy Profile in Structures Through Seismic Interferometry, B. Horoz, C. Yalçın, E. Yüksel, Bogazici University,Turkey.

14:50 - 15:10

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Structural Health Monitoring System for Al-hamra Tower in Kuwait City, J. Al-Qazweeni, J. Parol, A. Al-Enezi, A. Bin-Nakhi, H. Kamal, H. Sun, O. Büyüköztürk, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

15:10 - 15:30

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Life-Cycle Cost Optimization for Devising Mainte-nance and Repair Strategies for Steel Bridges, H. Mahmoud, A. Chulahwat, Colorado State University, USA.

15:30 - 15:50

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Seismic Protection of MDOF Yielding Fixed Base Structures with Negative Stiffness Device: Experimental and Analytical Study, D. T. R. Pasala, A. A. Sarlis, S. Nagarajaiah, A. Reinhorn, M. C. Constantinou, D. P. Taylor, D. Sen, Rice University, USA.

15:50 - 16:10

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Experimental Verification of Inelastic Energy Demand Spectrum Using SDOF Steel Models on Shaking Table, H. Börekçi, C. Yalçın, E. Yüksel, Bogazici University,Turkey

Tuesday, 12 March

11:00 - 11:20

Concurrent Session - Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Research Needs for Seismic Design of Structure,
E. Şafak, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Turkey (Invited Talk)

11:20 - 11:40

Concurrent Session - Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Image-Based Dynamic Response Measurement of a Full Scale, Multi Story Structure Tested on a Shake Table, F. Yardımcı, C. Yalçın, E. Yüksel, Bogazici University,Turkey.

11:40 - 12:00

Concurrent Session - Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Ground Motion in Kuwait from Regional and Local Earthquakes and Impacts on Infrastructures, C. Gu, N. Toksöz, F. Al-Jeri, A. Al-Enezi, O. Büyüköztür, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

12:00 - 12:20

Concurrent Session - Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Soil structure Interaction analysis of a raft foundation on a Porous Sedimentary Layer, T. Al-Yaqoub, , J. Parol, M. Taha, O. Eid, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

12:20 - 12:40

Concurrent Session - Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Computational modeling of a unique tower in Kuwait for structural health monitoring: numerical investigations, D. Sen, J. Al-Qazweeni, J. Parol, H. Kamal and O. Buyukozturk, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

14:00 - 14:20

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Framework for Healthcare Cluster Recovery Assessment Following an Earthquake Event, H. Mahmoud, E. Hassan, Colorado State University, USA.

14:20 - 14:40

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Structural Assessment of underground water reservoirs, Z. Sakka, M. Taha, A. Saleh, H. Karam, J. Qazweeni, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

14:40 - 15:00

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Progressive collapse assessment of a gravity-load designed mid-rise reinforced concrete building, M. Abdulsalam, M. T. A. Chaudhary, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

15:00 - 15:20

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Using Optimization Analysis for Characterizing Transient Thermally Equivalent Wall, A. Al-Masri, K. Khanafer, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.

15:20 - 15:40

Concurrent Session – Structure (B) - Sapphire Hall

Building and Architectural Acoustics Code for the Gulf Region, D. Ouis, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Energy-C

Monday, 11 March

13:30 - 13:50

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

Nuclear Science and Energy Initiatives in Jordan over the Past Ten Years K. Toukan, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Jordan (Invited Talk).

13:50 - 14:10

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

3D Numerical Modeling for Assessing the Energy Performance of Single- and Two-Zone Buildings with and without PCM, H. H. Saber, A. Hajiah, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

14:10 - 14:30

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

Studying the Effect of Building Design and Urban Design Variables in the Reduction of the Electricity Consumption of a Neighborhood in Kuwait, S. A. Al-Mohri, A. Al-Mumin, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

14:30 - 14:50

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

Atrium Design and the Science of Daylighting: A Comparative Field Study, S. Al Awadh, I. Elzeyadi, University of Oregon, USA.

14:50 - 15:10

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

Measurements of Indoor Environmental Factors and Energy Use Monitoring of a Historical Double Skin Facades building- the Case of the Municipal Complex in the State of Kuwait, L. Al-Dihani, A. Al-Anzi and A. Hajiah, Kuwait Municipality, Kuwait.

15:10 - 15:30

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

Rooftop Greenery Systems in Subtropical/Hot-Humid Climate Climates for Sustainable Development of Built Environment and Mitigation of Climate Change, M. G. Rasul1, A. Sedaghat, M. M. K. Khan, M. Sabati, E. H. Bani-Hani and A. A. Chow-dhury, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.

15:30 - 15:50

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

How an architect designs and builds a sustainable house in Kuwait, Y. Al-Haroun, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

15:50 - 16:10

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Topaz Hall

Role of Green Buildings in Reduction of Energy Consumption, M.F. Hamoda, Kuwait University, Kuwait

Tuesday, 12 March

14:00 - 14:20

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall

Long-Term Energy and Moisture Performance of Reflective and Non-Reflective Roofing Systems with and without PCM under Kuwaiti Climates, A. Hajiah, H. Saber, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait

14:20 - 14:40

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall

Benchmarking and code compliance of selected buildings in Kuwait, A. Hajiah, K. J. Sreekanth, A. Al-Momen, M. Sebzali, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

14:40 - 15:00

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall

Solar PV Potential on the Roofs of Kuwait Houses, A. AlMazeedi, A. Al-Mumin, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

15:00 - 15:20

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall

Thermal Comfort in warm environments: An investigation in naturally ventilated classrooms in India, M. Indraganti, L. Allakky, Qatar University, Qatar.

15:20 - 15:40

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall

Building Performance Evaluation; Impact of BioFacades on Building Thermal Performance in Hot Climates, F. Fadli, P. Bahrami, S. Zaina, I. Susorova, K. Elwell, Qatar University, Qatar.

15:40 - 16:00

Concurrent Session – Energy (C) - Turquoise Hall

Building energy auditing case study jabber library Kuwait university, S. Alkhamis, A. AlAnzi, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

Education and Policies-D

Tuesday, 12 March

11:00 - 11:20

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D)- Topaz Hall

Sustainability Guidelines: Islamic Principles and Pro-Environmental Responsiveness, C. Amor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar.

11:20 - 11:40

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D)- Topaz Hall

Shifting the Learning of Engineering Mechanics and Dynamics Paradigm from Hands-on Experiments to Mobile Virtual Labs, A. Alroomi, California State University, USA.

11:40 - 12:00

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D)- Topaz Hall

Walkability Assessment of a Neighborhood in Kuwait: A Step Toward More Sustainable Living Environment, S. Al Ibrahim, A. Al-Mumin, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

12:00 - 12:20

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D)- Topaz Hall

Critical Green Approach to Neighborhood Design in Kuwait, M. Alajmi, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

12:20 - 12:40

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D)- Topaz Hall

From “Open Cities” to “Healthy Cities”: Shifting the Paradigm of Sustainable Built Environments in Kuwait, M. Al-Ansari, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

14:00 - 14:20

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall

The road for sustainable and “smart” city: The case of Mutlaa City in Kuwait, H. M. AlTabtabai, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

14:20 - 14:40

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall

Building Kuwait’s Environmentally Sustainable Public Spaces: The Urban Designs of Shiber, Bucahnan and Belgiojoso, (1961-1986), A. H. Alkanderi, F. Trubiano, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

14:40 - 15:00

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall

Barriers for implementation green supply chain management within Kuwait construction industry, S. Al-Sanad, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait.

15:00 - 15:20

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall

Promoting Sustainable Built Environment through Climate Change Mitigation in Saudi Arabia, I. R. Abubakar, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.

15:20 - 15:40

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall

Public space in Kuwait: from user behaviour to policy-making, A. Gomes, A. Al-Ragam, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

15:40 - 16:00

Concurrent Session - Education and Policies (D) - Topaz Hall

Towards a Sustainable Approach to Urban Planning: A Human-Focused Vision for the New Kuwait, S. Alshalfan, J. Pérez-Goicoechea, Urban Researcher and Consultant, Kuwait