Ahmed Hassanein is an assistant professor at The American University in Cairo (AUC), where he serves a joint appointment between the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering at the School of Sciences and Engineering and the Department of Management at the School of Business. Prior to joining AUC, Hassanein worked as a project control manager of a major real estate development firm operating in Africa, Central and South Asia and Western Europe.
Hassanein has over 25 years of experience in both academia and industry, in both Egypt and North America. While working in industry, Hassanein's ties with academia were never severed, as he served as an adjunct professor in Nile University and working closely with AUC’s Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement as a senior consultant for sustainability in the construction industry, promoting sustainable construction methods and practices throughout the Middle East. During that time, Hassanein was also teaching Executive Education courses in the AUC’s International Executive Education Institute, where he promoted social responsibility of construction practitioners.
Hassanein is the founder and CEO of Mabani Sustainable Solutions, a consulting firm that aims to provide low-cost sustainable housing communities tailored to the needs of low income groups in the Middle East and Africa.
He holds a BSc in civil engineering from Cairo University, a MSc from AUC, a MEng from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and a PhD in construction management from Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.
Hassanein, A. & Moselhi, O., 2005, “Accelerating Linear Projects”, Construction Management & Economics, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 377-385.
Hassanein, A. & Moselhi, O., 2004, “Planning & Scheduling Highway Construction”, Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 130, No. 5, pp. 638-646.
Hassanein, A. & Moselhi, O., 2004, “Discussion of Network Creation & Development for Repetitive-Unit Projects”, Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 130, No. 4, pp. 613-614.
Moselhi, O. & Hassanein, A., 2003, “Data Acquisition & Analysis for Highway Construction Using Geographic Information systems”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 533-542.
Moselhi, O. & Hassanein, A., 2002, “Optimized Scheduling of Linear Projects”, Journal of Construction Engineering & Management, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 129, No. 6, pp. 664-673.
Moselhi, O. & Hassanein, A., 2002, “Automated Spatial Technologies for Linear Infrastructure Projects”, Canadian Civil Engineer, CSCE, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 16-18 (invited paper).
Hassanein, A., 2011, “The Role of Civil Society in Promoting Affordable Housing Communities in Egypt”, ARNOVA 40th Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, Nov. 17-19, 2011.
Hassanein, A. & Sherif, D., 2011, “A Review of Egypt’s Endeavours to Deal with Shortages in Affordable Housing” AUC Conference on Social Justice, May 3-5, Cairo, Egypt.
Hassanein, A., 2006, “Conceptual Planning of Highway Construction Projects”, AACE 50th Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 19-22, 2006.
Moselhi, O. & Hassanein, A., 2003, “Electronic Checklist of Risk Items on Construction Projects”, 20th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Sept. 21-24, 2003.
Hassanein, A. & Moselhi, O., 2003, “Tracking & Control of Linear Infrastructure Projects”, 31st Annual Conference of CSCE, Moncton, NB, Canada, June 4-7, 2003.
Moselhi, O. & Hassanein, A., 2002, “Quantifying Weather Impact on Construction Productivity”, Int’l Winter Construction Symposium & Expo, Edmonton, AB, Nov. 3-5, 2002.
Hassanein, A. & Moselhi, O., 2002, “Automated Data Acquisition & Planning of Highway Construction”, 19th International Symposium on Automation & Robotics in Construction”, Washington, D.C., USA, Sept. 23-25, 2002.
Fahmy, E. & Hassanein, A., 2002, “Analysis of Composite Beams with Web Opening”, 30th Annual Conference of CSCE, Montréal, QC, Canada, June 5-8, 2002.
Hassanein, A. & Moselhi, O., 2001, “Automated Planning & Scheduling of Highway Construction”, 29th Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 30 – June 2, 2001.
Hassanein, A. & Cherlopalle, V., 1999, “Fuzzy Sets Theory & Range Estimating”, AACE 43rd Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 27 – 30, 1999.
Hassanein, A. & Sherif, D., 2011, “Establishing SiBiC as a Sustainable Business Model in the Egyptian Market”, El-Khazindar Business Research & Case Center, AUC, Cairo, Egypt.
Hassanein, A., 2013, “Treading Unchartered Waters: The WHO Office Building in Amman, Jordan”, El-Khazindar Business Research & Case Center, AUC, Cairo, Egypt. In progress
Hassanein, A., 2013, “Entering the Labour Accommodations Market in Dubai” Case Study on Enshaa’, El-Khazindar Business Research & Case Center, AUC, Cairo, Egypt. In progress.
Hassanaein, A., 2013, “Building a Sustainable Embassy; The Dutch Embassy in Amman, Jordan”, El-Khazindar Business Research & Case Center, AUC, Cairo, Egypt. In progress.
Reports & Textbooks
UNDP (2013): “The Role of the Egyptian Private Sector in Housing Provision and Poverty Alleviation”.
Oxford Publishers Inc. (2006); Developing the text, test files, interactive CD, student & teachers’ manuals for the Canadian Edition of “Engineering Economics Analysis” by Newnan et al.
- Sustainable construction practices,
- Innovation and entrepreneurship in construction
- Affordable housing
- Social responsibility of construction firms