Dr. M. Shahria Alam, PEng.

Educational Background

  • PhD (2008) – Civil & Environmental Engineering – University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada
  • MSc (2004) – Civil Engineering – Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh
  • BSc (2001) – Civil Engineering – Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

Background

For the past six years, Dr. Shahria Alam has been extensively involved in research related to smart materials and their structural applications, seismic rehabilitation of deteriorated structures, and performance based design of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and masonry structures. He is a winner of many awards and scholarships, and his research contribution has been recognized by various professional bodies and institutions. Prior to join at UBC-Okanagan, Dr. Alam has worked in several industrial projects while working as a structural engineer for Halcrow Yolles (Toronto) and JNE Consulting Ltd. (Hamilton, ON). Few notable projects are Canadian Museum for Human Rights, City Center Las Vegas, and Burlington Performing Art Centre, Burlington, ON and several steel structures for US Steel Canada and Praxair Canada Inc. Currently Dr. Alam is involved in several industrial projects in BC.

Teaching Interests

  • Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings
  • Bridge Engineering 
  • Design and Analysis of Tall Buildings
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Prestressed Concrete

Research Interests

  • Smart Materials and their Structural Applications
  • Seismic Rehabilitation of Steel, Concrete and Masonry Structures
  • Progressive Collapse Analysis of Structures
  • Performance-based Design of Structures
  • Recycle/Reuse of Industrial Wastes for Structural Applications

Dr. Alam’s current research projects include the design of frame structures against progressive collapse due to blast loading, seismic design guideline for shape memory alloy reinforced concrete frame structures, rack clad buildings, braced concrete frames, base isolated structures, seismic performance assessment of highway bridges in BC,seismic retrofitting of highway bridges, and green concrete from industrial wastes .

Publications (student names underlined)

Refereed Journal Publications

 

  1. Moradi, S., and Alam, M.S. 2017. “Multi-criteria optimization of lateral load-drift response of posttensioned steel beam-column connections,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier 130(1): 180-197.
  2. Tehrani, M., Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Parametric Study on Mechanical Responses of Corrugated-Core Sandwich Panels for Bridge Decks,” in press, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE.
  3. Parghi, A., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Seismic collapse assessment of non-seismically designed circular RC bridge piers retrofitted with FRP composites,” Composite Structures, Elsevier, doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.10.094
  4. Li, S., Zhang, F., Wang, J-Q., Alam, M.S., and Zhang, J. 2016. “Effects of near-fault motions and artificial pulse-type ground motions on super-span cable-stayed bridge systems,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001008 , 04016128.
  5. Parghi, A. and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Seismic behavior of deficient reinforced concrete bridge piers confined with FRP – a fractional factorial analysis,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 126: 531-546.
  6. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Performance-based seismic design of Shape Memory Alloy reinforced concrete bridge pier - Part 1: Development of Performance-Based Damage States,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001458, 04016140.
  7. Billah, A.H.M.M. and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Performance-based seismic design of concrete bridge pier reinforced with Shape Memory Alloy- Part 2: Methodology and Application,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001623, 04016141.
  8. Moallemi Pour, S., Alam, M.S., and Milani, A. 2016. “Improved bond equations for fiber reinforced polymer bars in concrete,” Materials, 2016, 9(9), 737; doi: 10.3390/ma9090737,14p.
  9. Quadir, U.T., Islam, K., Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concrete using Recycled Granulated Steel,” Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, 123: 174-183.
  10. Moallemi Pour, S., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Investigation of compressive bond behavior of steel rebar embedded in concrete with partial recycled aggregate replacement,” Structures, Elsevier, 7: 153-164.
  11. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Seismic vulnerability assessment of a steel-girder highway bridge equipped with different SMA wire-based smart elastomeric isolators,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 25: 075039.
  12. Moni, M., Moradi, S., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Response modification factors for steel buckling restrained braced frames designed as per NBCC 2010,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Press, 43(8): 702-715.
  13. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Plastic hinge length of shape memory alloy (SMA) reinforced concrete bridge pier,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 117: 321-331.
  14. Zhang, Q., Alam, M.S., Khan, S., Jian, J. 2016. “Seismic performance comparison between force-based and performance-based design as per Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (CHBDC) 2014,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 43(8): 741-748.
  15. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Effect of different steel-reinforced elastomeric isolators on the seismic fragility of a highway bridge,” Structural Control & Health Monitoring, Wiley, doi: 10.1002/stc.1866.
  16. Bianchini, F., Haque, A.B.M.R., Hewage, K., Alam, M.S. 2015. “Influence of green roofs on the seismic response of frame structures,” Earthquakes & Structures, Techno Press, 11(2): 265-280.
  17. Parghi, A., Alam, M.S. 2016. “Effects of curing regimes on the mechanical properties and durability of polymer modified mortars - an experimental investigation,” Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, Thomas & Telford, doi: 10.1080/21650373.2015.1124812.
  18. Kabir, M.R., Alam, M.S., Said, A., Ayad, A. 2016. “Performance of hybrid reinforced concrete beam column joint: A critical review,” Fibers, 4(2), 13; doi: 10.3390/fib4020013.
  19. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Experiment-based sensitivity analysis of scaled carbon-fiber-reinforced elastomeric isolators in bonded applications,” Fibers, 4(4); doi: 10.3390/fib4010004
  20. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Bond behaviour of smooth and sand-coated shape memory alloy (SMA) rebar in concrete,Structures, Elsevier, 5: 186-195, doi: 10.1016/j.istruc.2015.11.005.
  21. Zhang, Q., and Alam, M.S., 2016. “Evaluating the seismic behavior of segmental unbounded post-tensioned concrete bridge piers using factorial analysis,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 21(4): 04015073, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000851.
  22. Shahnewaz, M., Machial, R., Alam, M.S., and Rteil, A. 2016. “Optimized shear design equation for slender concrete beams reinforced with FRP bars and stirrups using genetic algorithm and reliability analysis,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 107(1): 151-165. 
  23. Moradi, S., Alam, M.S., and Milani, A.S. 2015. “Cyclic response sensitivity of post-tensioned steel connections using sequential fractional factorial design,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 112: 155-166, doi: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.04.022.
  24. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2015. Seismic fragility assessment of concrete bridge pier reinforced with shape memory alloy,” Earthquake Spectra, 31(3): 1515-1541.
  25. Parghi, A., Alam, M.S. 2016. “Physical and mechanical properties of cementitious composites containing recycled glass powder (RGP) and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR),” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 104: 34-43.
  26. Islam, M.N., Seethaler, R., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Characterization of piezoelectric materials for simultaneous strain and temperature sensing for ultra-low frequency applications,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 24(8): 085019. 
  27. Islam, M.N., Zareie, S., Alam, M.S., and Seethaler, R. 2015. “Novel method for interstory drift measurement for building frames using laser displacement sensors,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001471, 06016001.
  28. Islam, M.S., Alam, M.S., Ghafoori, N., and Sadiq, R. 2015. “Role of solution concentration, cement alkali and test duration on expansion of accelerated mortar bar test (AMBT),” Materials and Structures, Springer, 49(5): 1955-1965.
  29. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Hysteresis model of shape memory alloy (SMA) wire-based laminated rubber bearing under compression and unidirectional shear loadings,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 24(6): 10.1088/0964-1726/24/6/065022.
  30. Moradi, S., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Finite element simulation of posttensioned steel connections with bolted angles under cyclic loading,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001336, 04015075.
  31. Islam, M.S., Shahnewaz, M., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Structural capacity of timber I-joist with flange notch: experimental evaluation,” Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, 79: 290-300.
  32. Huda, S., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Mechanical and freeze-thaw durability properties of recycled aggregate concrete made with recycled coarse aggregate,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 27(10): 0.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001237, 04015003.
  33. Moradi, S., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Feasibility study of utilizing superelastic SMA plates in steel beam-column connections for improved seismic performance,” JournalofIntelligentMaterial Systems and Structures, 26(4): 463-475.
  34. Huda, S., and Alam, M.S. 2014. “Mechanical behavior of three generations of 100% repeated recycled coarse aggregate concrete,” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 65, 574-582
  35. Moradi, S., and Alam, M.S. 2014. “Feasibility study of utilizing superelastic SMA plates in steel beam-column connections for improved seismic performance,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, SAGE, doi: 10.1177/1045389X14529032
  36. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2014. "Seismic fragility assessment of highway bridges: a state-of-the-art review," Structure & Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2014.912243
  37. Reza, S.M., Alam, M.S., Tesfamariam, S. 2014. “Seismic performance comparison between direct displacement-based and force-based design of a multi-span continuous RC bridge with irregular column heights”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Press, 41(5): 440-449.
  38. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., Alam, M.S. 2014. “Performance of carbon fiber-reinforced elastomeric isolators manufactured in a simplified process: experimental investigations,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Wiley, 21(11): 1347-1359.
  39. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., Alam, M.S. 2014. “Performance-based assessment and design of FRP-based high damping rubber bearing incorporated with shape memory alloy wires”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 61: 166-183, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.01.008.
  40. Billah, A.H.M.M., Alam, M.S. 2014. “Seismic performance evaluation of multi-column bridge bents retrofitted with different alternatives using incremental dynamic analysis”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 62-63: 105-117, doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.01.005.
  41. Reza, S.M., Alam, M.S., Tesfamariam, S. 2014. “Lateral load resistance of bridge piers under flexure and shear using factorial analysis”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 59: 821-835.
  42. Shahnewaz, M., and Alam, M.S. 2014. “Improved shear equations for steel fiber reinforced concrete deep and slender beams,” ACI Structural Journal, 111(4): 851-860.
  43. Moradi, S., Alam, M.S., and Asgarian, B. 2013. “Incremental dynamic analysis of steel frames equipped with NiTi shape memory alloy braces,” The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Wiley, doi: 10.1002/tal.1149.
  44. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Seismic fragility assessment of concrete bridge pier reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloy, Earthquake Spectra, 31(3): 1515-1541.
  45. Alam, M.S., Billah, A.H.M., Quayyum, S., Ashraf, M., Rafi, A.N.M., and Rteil, A. 2013. “Fire performance curves for unprotected HSS steel columns,” Steel and Composite Structures, 15(6): 705-724.
  46. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Sensitivity Analysis of Carbon Fiber-reinforced Elastomeric Isolators based on Experimental Tests and Finite Element Simulations,” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer, 12(2): 1025-1043.
  47. Islam, M.S., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Principal component and multiple regression analysis for steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) beams,” International Journal of Concrete Structures & Materials, Springer, 7(4): 303-317.
  48. Billah, A.H.M.M., Alam, M.S. 2013. “Seismic fragility assessment of high strength reinforced concrete columns considering parameter uncertainty,” ACI Structural Journal, Special Publication, 293:1-18.
  49. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Shape memory alloy wire-based smart natural rubber bearing,” Smart Materials and Structures, IOP, 22(4) 045013, doi: 10.1088/0964-1726/22/4/045013.
  50. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Statistical distribution of seismic performance criteria of retrofitted multi-column bridge bents using incremental dynamic analysis: a case study,” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Springer, 11(6): 2333-2362.
  51. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Performance-based prioritization for seismic retrofitting of RC bridge bents,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 10(8): 929-949, doi: 10.1080/15732479.2013.772641.
  52. Haque, A.B.M.R., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Direct displacement-based design of industrial rack clad buildings,” Earthquake Spectra. 29(4): 1311-1334.
  53. Billah, A.H.M.M., Alam, M.S., and Bhuiyan, M.A.R. 2013. Fragility analysis of retrofitted multi-column bridge bent subjected to near fault and far field ground motion,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 18(10), doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000452.
  54. Alam, M.S., Slater, E., and Billah, A.H.M.M. 2013. “Green concrete made with RCA and FRP scrap aggregate: fresh and hardened properties,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 25(12): 1783-1794.
  55. Quayyum, S., Alam, M.S., and Rteil, A. 2013. “Seismic behavior of soft storey mid-rise steel frames with randomly distributed masonry infill,” Steel and Composite Structures, 14(6): 523-545.
  56. Bhuiyan, M.A.R., and Alam, M.S. 2013. Seismic performance assessment of highway bridges equipped with superelastic shape memory alloy-based laminated rubber isolation bearing,” accepted, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 49: 396-407.
  57. Hedayati Dezfuli, F. and Alam, M.S. 2013 "Multi-criteria optimization and seismic performance assessment of carbon FRP-based elastomeric isolator," Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 49: 525-540.
  58. Yeheyis, M., Hewage, K., Alam, M.S., Eskicioglu, C., and Sadiq, R. 2013 "An Overview of Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Canada: A Lifecycle Analysis Approach to Sustainability," Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer, 15(1): 81-91.
  59. Alam, M.S., Bhuiyan, M.A.R., and Billah, A.H.M.M. 2012. “Seismic fragility assessment of SMA-bar restrained multi-span continuous highway bridge isolated by different laminated rubber bearings in medium to strong seismic risk zones,” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 10: 1885-1909.
  60. Bhuiyan, M.A.R., and Alam, M.S. 2012. Seismic vulnerability assessment of a multi-span continuous highway bridge fitted with shape memory alloy bars and laminated rubber bearings, Earthquake Spectra, 28: 1379-1404.
  61. Billah, A.H.M., Alam, M.S. 2012. “Seismic performance of concrete columns reinforced with hybrid shape memory alloy and fibre reinforced polymer bars,” Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier, 28(1):730-742.
  62. Slater, E., Moni, M., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Predicting the shear strength of steel fiber reinforced concrete beams,” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 26(1):423-436.
  63. Alam, M.S., Moni, M., and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. “Seismic overstrength and ductility of concrete buildings reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloy rebar,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 34(1): 8-20.
  64. Alam, N., Alam, M.S., and Tesfamariam, S. 2012. “Buildings’ seismic vulnerability assessment methods: a comparative study,” Natural Hazards, Springer, 62(2): 405-424.
  65. Alam, N., Tesfamariam, S., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “GIS-based seismic damage estimation: a case study for the city of Kelowna,” Journal of Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, 14(1): 66-78.
  66. Machial, R., Alam, M.S., and Rteil, A. 2012. “Revisiting the shear design equations for concrete beams reinforced with FRP rebar and stirrup,” Materials and Structures, Springer, 45(11): 1593-1612. 
  67. Nehdi, M., Alam, M.S., and Youssef, M.A. 2011 “Seismic behaviour of repaired beam-column joints reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloys,” Smart Structures and Systems, 7(5): 329-348.
  68. Nehdi, M., Alam, M.S., and Youssef, M.A. 2010. “Development of corrosion-free concrete beam-column joint with adequate energy dissipation,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 32(9): 2518-2528.
  69. Alam, M.S. Youssef, M.A., and Nehdi, M. 2009. “Exploratory investigation on mechanical anchors for connecting SMA bars to steel of FRP bars,” Materials and Structures, Springer, 43(S1):91-107.
  70. Alam, M.S. Nehdi, M., and Youssef, M.A. 2009. “Seismic performance of concrete frame structures reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloys,” Smart Structures and Systems, 5(5): 565-585.
  71. Alam, M.S. Youssef, M.A., and Nehdi, M. 2008.Analytical prediction of the seismic behaviour of superelastic shape memory alloy reinforced concrete elements,” Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 30(12): 3399-3411.
  72. Youssef, M.A., Alam, M.S., and Nehdi, M. 2008. “Experimental investigation on the seismic behaviour of beam-column joints reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloys,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 12(7): 1205-1222.
  73. Alam, M.S. Youssef, M.A., and Nehdi, M. 2007. “Utilizing shape memory alloys to enhance the performance and safety of civil infrastructure: a review,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(9): 1075-1086.*
  74. Alam, M.S. Nehdi, M., and Youssef, M.A. 2008. “Shape memory alloy-based smart RC bridge: overview of state-of-the-art,” Smart Structures and Systems, 4(3): 367-389.
  75. Alam, M.S. Nehdi, M., and Amanat, K.M. 2009. “Modelling and analysis of retrofitted and un-retrofitted masonry-infilled RC frames under in-plane lateral loading,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 5(2): 71-90.
  76. Amanat, K.M., Alam, M.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2007. “Experimental investigation of the use of ferrocement laminates for repairing masonry infilled RC frames,” Journal of Civil Engineering, IEB, 35: 71-80.

 

 

Technical Reports

  1. A.H.M.M. Billah and M.S. Alam, “Development of a Prioritization Methodology for Maintaining Bridge Infrastructure System,” submitted to Dillon Consulting Ltd., London, ON, 2011.
  2. A.H.M.M. Billah and M.S. Alam, “Performance Based Multi-Criteria Decision Making for seismic Retrofitting of bridge bent,” submitted to Dillon Consulting Ltd., London, ON, 2011.
  3. E. Slater and M.S. Alam. (2011). “Green Concrete: A Sustainable Solution to Concrete Infrastructure”, submitted to OK Builders Supplies Ltd, Kelowna, BC, 2011.
  4. A.B.M.R. Haque and M.S. Alam, “Direct Displacement Based Design of Industrial Rack Clad Buildings”, submitted to BAH Enterprises Inc, Oakville, ON, 2011.
  5. Youssef, M.A., Alam, M.S., Annan, C.D., and Adawi, A. “Improving performance of hollow core slabs using synthetic fibres,” submitted to Prestressed Systems Inc. Windsor, ON, 2009.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

  1. Haque, ABMR and Alam, MS. 2016. A Hysteresis Model for the Piston-Based Self-Centering Bracing System Considering Residual Deformation, 5th Int. Structures Specialty Conference, CSCE, London, ON, June 2016, Paper ID: 978
  2. Moradi, S., Alam, MS. 2016. ANSYS Modeling of Post-Tensioned Steel Connections under Cyclic Loading, 5th Int Structures Specialty Conference, CSCE, London, ON, June 2016, Paper ID: 807
  3. Ahmadipour, M., Hedayati Dezfuli, F., Alam, MS. 2016. Bonding Behavior in Bridge Steel-Reinforced Elastomeric Isolators, 5th Int Structures Specialty Conference, CSCE, London, ON, June 2016, Paper ID: 925
  4. Shahnewaz, M., Alam, MS, Tannert, T., Popovski, M. 2016. Cross Laminated Timber Walls with Openings: In-Plane Stiffness Prediction and Sensitivity Analysis, 5th Int Structures Specialty Conference, CSCE, London, ON, June 2016, Paper ID: 930
  5. Islam, MS, Shahnewaz, M, Alam, MS. 2016. Timber I-Joists with Web Openings: Reinforcement, Capacity Prediction and Sensitivity Analysis, 5th Int Structures Specialty Conference, CSCE, London, ON, June 2016, Paper ID: 931
  6. Hussain, N. and Alam, M.S. 2016. “Verification of Proposed Seismic Response Factors and Performance Assessment with the Economics of Code Designed High-Rise Steel Buildings,” Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, ASCE, Phoenix, AZ, pp. 264-275.
  7. Meherier, S., Alam, M.S. and Banthia, N. 2015. "Mechanical behavior of cement mortar with varying replacement level of crumb rubber," CONMAT'15 The Fifth International Conference on Construction Materials, Whistler, BC, Canada, August 2015.
  8. Moallemi Pour, S., and Alam, M.S. 2015. "Effect of recycled concrete aggregates on the bond behavior of steel reinforced concrete," CONMAT'15 The Fifth International Conference on Construction Materials, Whistler, BC, Canada, August 2015.
  9. Huda, S., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Repeated Recycled Coarse Aggregate Concrete: Durability Aspects.” ConMat’ 15, The Fifth International Conference on Construction Materials, Whistler, BC, Canada, August 2015.
  10. Huda, S., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Mechanical and durability properties of recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) made with different replacement levels of recycled coarse aggregate (RCA).” In 2nd R N Raikar Memorial & Banthia-Basheer International Conference: December 2015.
  11. Hedayati Dezfuli, F. and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of a Multi-Span Continuous Steel-Girder Bridge Isolated by SMA Wire-Based Natural Rubber Bearings (SMA-NRB),”  Structures Congress 2015, ASCE, Portland, OR, April 23-25, 2015, pp. 597-606.
  12. Shahnewaz, M. and Alam, M. 2015. “Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Wall with Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Rebar,” Structures Congress 2015, ASCE, Portland, OR, April 23-25, 2015, pp. 2230-2240.
  13. Haque, A.B.M.R., and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Cyclic Performance of a Piston Based Self-Centering Bracing System.” ASCE Structures Congress 2015, Portland, OR, April 23-25, 2015, pp: 2360-2371.
  14. Moradi, S., and Alam, M.S., 2015. “Feasible Application of Shape Memory Alloy Plates in Steel Beam-column Connections,” Structures Congress, ASCE, Portland, Oregon, April 23-25, 2015, pp. 2089-2100.
  15. Hussain, N., and Alam, M.S., 2015, "Seismic design and performance of high-rise steel buildings under various international design codes", Structures Congress 2015, April 23 to 25, Portland, OR, pp. 2510-2521.
  16. Billah, A.H.M.M. and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Damping-Ductility relationship for performance based seismic design of shape memory alloy reinforced concrete bridge pier.” Structures Congress 2015, Portland, OR, pp. 474-484.
  17. Shahnewaz, M., Alam, M.S. and Tannert, T. 2015. “Reliability Analysis of Timber I-Joists Design Flexural Strength,” 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP), Vancouver, July 12-15.
  18. Murtuz, A.K.M.G., Jalal, K.B., Priti, R.J., Islam, K., Alam, M.S., 2015. “Performance Assessment of Existing RC Garment Manufacturing Factory Building: Case Study in the Context of Bangladesh,” First International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Construction Materials, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec 2015.
  19. Murtuz, A.K.M.G., Jalal, K.B., Priti, R.J., Mohiuddin, M., Islam, K., Alam, M.S., 2015. “Seismic Performance Evaluation of RC Garment Manufacturing Buildings Retrofitted with Different Alternatives,” First International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Construction Materials, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec 2015.
  20. Kabir, M.R., Billah, A.H.M.M. and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Seismic vulnerability assessment of a typical 3 span highway bridge in Bangladesh.” In IABSE-JSCE Joint Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering-III, 21-22 August 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  21. Billah, A.H.M.M. and Alam, M.S. 2015. “Seismic performance evaluation of bridge pier reinforced with different types of shape memory alloy rebar,”11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada, July 21-24, 2015.
  22. Haque, A.B.M.R., and Alam, M. S. 2015. “Preliminary Investigation on the Overstrength and Force Reduction Factors for Industrial Rack Clad Buildings,” 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, July 21-24, 2015.
  23. Hossain, A, Alam, M. S. and Rteil, R. 2015. “"Seismic Force Reduction Factors for Concrete Buildings Reinforced with Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Rebars," 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, July 21-24, 2015.
  24. Islam, M.N., Zareie, S., Alam, M. S. and Seethaler, R. 2015. “Laser based interstorey displacement measurement for structural health monitoring of tall buildings,” 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, July 21-24, 2015.
  25. Ahmadipour, M., Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M. S. 2015. “Effect of Number of Rubber Layers, Core Radius and Lead Type on Lead-Core Rubber Bearings' Performance,” 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, July 21-24, 2015.
  26. Zhang, Qi., Alam, M.S., Khan, S., and Jiang, J. 2015. “Seismic performance comparison between force-based and performance-based design of a highway bridge,” 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, July 21-24, 2015.
  27. Haque, A.B.M.R., Alam, M. S. and Sasibut, S. 2015. “Seismic performance degradation of a reinforced concrete highway bridge due to corrosion,” 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, July 21-24, 2015.
  28. Parghi, A., and Alam, M.S. 2015. "Axial stress-strain behavior model of FRP-confined concrete: a state of the art review,” 4th International Conference on Engineering Materials and Mechanics, CSCE, Regina, SK, May 27-30 2015. 
  29. Parghi, A., and Alam, M.S. 2015. "Analysis of RC circular bridge columns retrofitted with fiber reinforced polymer under axial and lateral cyclic loading,” 4th International Conference on Engineering Materials and Mechanics, CSCE, Regina, SK, May 27-30 2015. 
  30. Alam, M.S., and Billah, A.H.M.M. 2014. “Utilizing shape memory alloys for safer and sustainable civil infrastructure,” World Research and Innovation Convention on Engineering and Technology, Marriott Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia, Malaysia Society for Engineering & Technology, 25-26 Nov 2014, 5p.
  31. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2014. “Seismic collapse safety of shape memory alloy reinforced concrete bridge pier,” the 4th International Structural Specialty Conference, Halifax, NS, Paper ID: 163, 10p.
  32. Billah, A.H.M.M., Alam, M.S. 2014. Effect of Bidirectional Earthquake on Performance of Hybrid Concrete Columns Reinforced With Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) and FRP Bars.. in The 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering, CICE-2014., Vancouver, Canada, Aug 20-22, 2014, paper no. 267, 6p.
  33. Haque, A.B.M.R., Sasibut, S., Siddiquee, K.N., Alam, M.S. 2014. Seismic performance degradation of a steel pile supported highway bridge bent due to corrosion. 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Canada, July 15-18, 2014, paper no. 388, 10p.
  34. Billah, A.H.M.M., Alam, M.S. 2014. Development of plastic hinge length expression for shape memory alloy reinforced concrete bridge pier. 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Canada, July 15-18, 2014, paper no. 261, 10p.
  35. Siddiquee, K.N., Alam, M.S. 2014. Evaluation of performance limit states for reinforced concrete wall pier in out of plane direction. International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Canada, July 15-18, 2014, paper no. 265, 10p.
  36. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., Alam, M.S. 2014. FEM simulation of carbon fiber reinforced elastomers manufactured through a cold-vulcanization process. 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Canada, July 15-18, 2014, paper no. 266, 7p.
  37. Hossain, A., Rteil, A., Alam, M.S. 2014. “Seismic Performance of Concrete Buildings Reinforced with Shape Memory Alloy Rebars,” the 4th International Structural Specialty Conference, Halifax, NS, Paper ID: 31, 10p.
  38. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Performance Comparison between SMA-based Natural Rubber Bearing and SMA-based High Damping Rubber Bearing,” 7th National Seismic Conference on Bridges & Highways, Oakland, California, May 20-22, 2013, paper ID: p1, 12p.
  39. Huda, S.B., Islam, M.S., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Green concrete from industrial wastes: a sustainable construction material,” First Intl Conference on Concrete Sustainability 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 27-29 May 2013, Ref. 0084.
  40. Huda, S.B., Islam, M.S., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Green concrete from industrial wastes: a sustainable construction material,” First Intl Conference on Concrete Sustainability 2013, Tokyo, Japan, 27-29 May 2013, Ref. 0084, 8p.
  41. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Seismic vulnerability assessment of SMA reinforced concrete bridge bents under near fault ground motions,” 2013 Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment, and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, Turkey, September 9-11, 2013.
  42. Siddiquee, K.N., and Alam, M.S. 2013. Seismic collapse safety of concrete frame structures reinforced with Shape Memory Alloy,” 3rd Specialty Conf on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montreal, QC, May 29-June1, 2013, paper no: DIS 31.
  43. Haque, A.B.M.R., and Alam, M.S. 2013. “Efficient debugging method development for the inclusion of hysteresis models in finite-element software S-Frame,” 3rd Specialty Conf on Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Montreal, QC, May 29-June1, 2013, paper no: MEC-68.
  44. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Performance-based fragility assessment of highway bridges in British Columbia,” 3rd Specialty Conf on Engineering Mechanics and Materials, Montreal, QC, May 29-June1, 2013, paper no: MEC-50.
  45. Bhuiyan, M.A.R., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Seismic fragility assessment of a multi-span continuous highway bridge isolated by SMA restrainers and lead rubber bearings,” 15th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, paper no: 2281.
  46. Bhuiyan, M.A.R., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Use of shape memory alloys with laminated rubber bearings in seismic isolation of multi-span continuous highway bridge in moderate to strong seismic zones,” 15th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 2258.
  47. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Development of fragility curves for retrofitted multi-column bridge bents subjected to near fault ground motions,” 15th World Conf on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, paper no. 172.
  48. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Seismic fragility assessment of concrete bridge pier reinforced with shape memory alloy considering residual displacement,” SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference 8341, San Diego, California, paper ID 8341-48.
  49. Billah, A.H.M.M., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Seismic retrofit of multi-column bridge bent using composite materials,” 3rd Intl Structural Specialty Conf, CSCE, Edmonton, Alberta, paper no: STR-1015.
  50. Hedayati Dezfuli, F., and Alam, M.S. 2012. “Material modeling of high damping rubber in finite element method,” 3rd Intl Structural Specialty Conf, CSCE, Edmonton, Alberta, paper no: STR-1046.
  51. Slater, E., Alam, M.S. 2012. “Sustainable concrete made with FRP scrap aggregate (FSA),” 1st Int Conf on Sustaining Public Infrastructure, CSCE 2012, Edmonton, AB, paper no. INF-1008.
  52. Haque, A.B.M.R., Alam, M.S. 2012. “Optimal Retrofitting Method Selection for RC Structures: A Case Study,” 3rd Intl Structural Specialty Conf, CSCE 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, paper no: STR-1018.
  53. Hossain, A., Alam, M.S., Rteil, A., 2012. “Performance evaluation of RC slender columns under lateral loading,” 3rd Intl Structural Specialty Conf, CSCE 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, paper no: STR-1113.
  54. Shahnewaz, M., Rteil, A., Alam, M.S. 2012. “Seismic effects on Deep Beams in a Reinforced Concrete Building,” 3rd Intl Structural Specialty Conf, CSCE, Edmonton, Alberta, paper no. STR-1238.
  55. C. Marshall, Rteil, A., and M.S. Alam. “Proposed shear model for reinforced concrete beams wrapped with FRP: A genetic algorithm approach,” accepted, 4th Intl Conference on Durability and Sustainability of FRP composites for Construction and Rehabilitation CDCC 2011, Sherbrooke, QC.
  56. S.M. Reza, M.S. Alam, and S. Tesfamariam. “Performance Evaluation of a Multi-Span RC Bridge with Irregular Column Heights of Varying Ductility Levels”, CSCE 2011 General Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, June 14-17, 2011.
  57. C. Marshall, A. Rteil, and M.S. Alam. “Evaluation and comparison of shear design guidelines for beams externally wrapped with FRP,” 2nd Int. Eng Mech and Mat Sp. Conference 2011, Ottawa, ON.
  58. R. Machial, M.S. Alam, and A. Rteil, “Comparison of shear strength equations for FRP transverse reinforcement,” 2nd Int. Eng Mech and Mat Sp. Conference 2010, Ottawa, ON.
  59. A.H.M.M. Billah, M.S. Alam, A.R. Bhuiyan, “Seismic performances of a Medium Span RC Bridge fitted with Different Isolation Devices,” 8th Intl Conf on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Aug 2010, Niagara Fall, ON, ID: GC124.
  60. C. Marshall, A. Rteil, M.S. Alam, “Modeling of shear deficient bridge girders externally wrapped with FRP,” IABSE-JSCE Joint Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering-II, August 8-10, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 496-503.
  61. R. Machial, M.S. Alam, and A. Rteil. 2010. “Shear strength of transverse FRP reinforcement in bridge girders,” IABSE-JSCE Joint Conference on Advances in Bridge Engineering-II, August 8-10, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 504-511.
  62. M. Moni, M.S. Alam, S. Tesfamariam, "Effect of shape memory alloy rebar on the ductility of RC building," 2010 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conf, 2010, Winnipeg, ID: ISSC-008.
  63. A.H.M.M. Billah, M.S. Alam, M.S., A.R. Bhuiyan, “Seismic performances of a Medium Span RC Bridge fitted with Different Isolation Devices,” accepted, 8th Intl Conf on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Aug 2010, Niagara Fall, ON, ID: GC124.
  64. M. Moni, M.S. Alam, “Seismic performance evaluation of different steel frame buildings designed according to NBCC 2005,” Proc. 3rd Intl Earthquake Symp., Dhaka, March, 2010, 8p.
  65. S. Quayyum, M.S. Alam, A. Rteil, “Seismic performance of masonry infilled steel structures,” Proc. 3rd Intl Earthquake Symp., Dhaka, March, 2010, 8p.
  66. A. Hahn, M.A. Shamloo, G. Hurlburt, and M.S. Alam, “Freeze-thaw durability flow chart model for concrete infrastructure in Canada,” 2010 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conf, Winnipeg, ID: ITSC-121.
  67. M.S. Alam, S.M.F. Mahmood, A.S. Dhar, and A. Turan, “Horizontal impedance functions for circular foundations on layered soil media,” Proc. 3rd Intl Earthquake Symp., Dhaka, March, 2010, 9p.
  68. M.S., Alam, A.H.M.M., Billah, Sakib, N., and M. Moni, “Seismic performance of bridge piers reinforced with SMA spliced steel rebar,” Proc. 3rd Intl Earthquake Symp., Dhaka, March, 2010, 8p.
  69. M.N. Alam, E. Slater, M.S. Alam, K. Hewage, “Application of ICT in construction: south Asian context,” 2010 CSCE Annual General Meeting and Conf, Winnipeg, ID: GC-085.
  70. M.S. Alam, M.A. Youssef, and M. Nehdi, "Cyclic behaviour of mechanically spliced shape memory alloy and steel bars," accepted, 9th National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, July 25-29, 2010.
  71. M.S. Alam, M.A. Youssef, and M. Nehdi, "Experimental investigation of FRP RC sub-assemblage with SMA bar in the plastic hinge region of beam," accepted, 9th National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, July 25-29, 2010.
  72. M.S. Alam, M. Nehdi, and M.A. Youssef, “Experimental investigation on the seismic performance of SMA-FRP RC smart beam-column joint,” the 11th Cansmart Meeting and Int. Workshop on Smart Materials and Structures, 23-24 October, 2008, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pp. 249-258.
  73. M.S. Alam, M. Nehdi, and M.A. Youssef, "Cyclic Behaviour of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Reinforced Beam-Column Joint," 2nd Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, May 20-23, 2008, McMaster University, ON, pp. 683-691.
  74. M.S. Alam, M.A. Youssef, and M. Nehdi, "Analytical Study of the Seismic Behaviour of Beam-Column Elements Reinforced with Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy," 2nd Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, May 20-23, 2008, McMaster University, ON, pp. 663-672.
  75. M. Nehdi, M.A. Youssef, and M.S. Alam, "Seismic Behaviour of Concrete Frame Structures Reinforced with Shape Memory Alloys," 8th International Conference on Multipurpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings (IFHS), Dec. 10-12, Abu-Dhabi, UAE, paper no. IFHS 90.
  76. M. Nehdi, M.S. Alam, and M.A. Youssef, "Analytical Study on the Cyclic Behaviour of SMA-RC Beam-Column Joints,” 8th International Conference on Multipurpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings (IFHS), Dec. 10-12, Abu-Dhabi, UAE, paper no. IFHS 91.
  77. M.S. Alam, M. Nehdi, and M.A. Youssef, “Applications of shape memory alloys in earthquake engineering,” Proceeding of the 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, June 26-29, 2007, Ontario, Canada, paper 1124, 10p, 2007.
  78. M.S. Alam, M.A. Youssef, and M. Nehdi, "Seismic behaviour of concrete beam-column joints reinforced with superelastic shape memory alloys,” Proceeding of the 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, June 26-29, Ontario, Canada, paper 1125, 10p, 2007.
  79. M. Nehdi, M.S. Alam, and M.A. Youssef, “Development of SMA-based smart RC bridge for severe loading condition", Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions of Environment and Loading (CONSEC'07), France, June 4-6, T2, pp. 1761-1769, 2007.
  80. M.S. Alam, M. Nehdi, and K.M. Amanat, “In-plane lateral load strength of masonry infilled RC frames”, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Multipurpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings, Dubai, 2005, paper IFHS-210, 16 p.
  81. M.S. Alam, M.A. Youssef, and M. Nehdi, “Shape Memory Alloys as a New Construction Material,” the 8th Cansmart Meeting and Int. Workshop on Smart Materials and Structures, 13-14 October, 2005, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, pp. 123-132.
  82. K.M. Nahiduzzaman, and M.S. Alam, “Earthquake – A Menace to the Third World Cities: A Concentration of Some Challenging Issues”, the Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 5-6 March 2004, Philippines, Vol. 2, Paper no. ACEE-57.
  83. M.S. Alam, A. Shahriar, M.A.R. Bhuiyan, and B.C. Mandal, “Earthquake Vulnerability of Chittagong – the Port City of Bangladesh,” the Asia Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 5-6 March 2004, Philippines, Vol. 2, Paper no. ACEE-80.
  84. M.S. Alam, A. Shahriar, and M.M. Rahman, “Seismic Risk in Bangladesh and Its Management”, the World Congress on Natural Disaster Mitigation, New Delhi, India, February 19-21, 2004, Vol.2, pp. 465-475.
  85. M.S. Alam, and K.M. Amanat, “FE Modeling Scheme to Simulate the Retrofitting Effect of Masonry Infill with Ferrocement Overlay”, Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. on Protection of Structures against Hazards, Singapore, 2-3 December, 2004, pp. 297-301.
  86. A. Shahriar, M.S. Alam, M.M. Rahman, and M. Rahman, “Apartment construction and its effect on the Environment of RayerBazar-A Developing area of Dhaka City,” the Enviro 04 Conference, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia, 28 March to 1 April 2004, paper no. e4539.
  87. K.M. Amanat, and M.S. Alam, “Investigation of the stability of a steel truss supported glass tower,”  Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, IEB Dhaka Centre, Bangladesh, August 2003, pp. 255-260.
  88. M.M. Rahman, M.S. Alam, and Mobashwera, “Water balance study in the north-west region of Bangladesh.”, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Paper Meet and International Conference on Civil Engineering, IEB Dhaka Centre,  Bangladesh, August 2003, pp. 157-166.

 

Non-refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. A. Shahriar, M.S. Alam, and S. Afsana, “Civil engineering technologies in reducing poverty and creating a sustainable future,” Proceedings of the National Seminar, 48th Annual Convention of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, 20-22 January, 2004. pp. 39-45.
  2. M.S. Alam, M. Nehdi, and M.A. Youssef, "Exploratory Study of Seismic Behaviour of Beam-Column Joints Reinforced with Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys," the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers 2008 Annual Conference, Jun 10-13, 2008, Quebec, Paper no. GC 560, 8p.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Outstanding Researcher Award 2016, SOE, UBC.
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award 2016, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE.
  • P.L. Pratley Award 2015, Best paper award in bridge engineering, in Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering(CSCE) 
  • Outstanding Reviewer, 2014, Engineering Structures, Elsevier
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award 2014, Journal of Civil Engineering Materials,ASCE.
  • Best Paper Award 2013 selected by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal 'Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy' 
  • Outstanding Reviewer 2013, Journal of Civil Engineering Materials, American Society ofCivil Engineers 
  • Moldovan Memorial Award 2013, UBC, Okanagan.
  • Nominated for the CUFA BC Distinguished Early in Career Award 2013 from UBC Okanagan.
  • Feature Researcher 2013, Celebrate Research at UBC Okanagan
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at Canadian Govt. Laboratories, 2008 (declined) 
  • PCI 2008 Engineering Student Design Award (1st Place in Intl. Zone)
  • Dean’s Award for Research Excellence 2008, University of Western Ontario
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award 2008, University of Western Ontario
  • Travel Grant 2008, 2nd Ontario Provincial University Grad Level Cement Concrete R&D Exchange Forum
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2007-2008 received as an international student
  • Finalist of the best doctoral research 2008, Technical Review Committee, Cement Association of Canada
  • Structural Engineering Graduate Scholarship 2008, University of Western Ontario
  • PCI 2007 Engineering Student Design Award (2nd Place in Intl. Zone)
  • Research Excellence Award 2007, University of Western Ontario
  • Graduate Student Award 2007, best productivity in the research group
  • PCI 2006 Engineering Student Design Award (1st Place in Intl. Zone)
  • Dean’s Award, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1996-2001 (Top 1% in the Class)
  • Prime Minister’s Award, Bangladesh Government, 1994 (Top 10)
  • Award of Excellence, Notre Dame College, Dhaka, 1994 (best performance in College)

Software

  • ADST (Analysis and drawing of space truss) was developed to analyze and draw space trusses in both 2D and 3D environment, Language: Java; main program developer: M.H.R. Bhuia, and M.S. Alam, 2001.

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