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- use of crushed concrete as aggregate - lightweight concrete - concrete/FRP composites

  • 144 Citations
  • 7 h-Index
1989 …2020

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Biography

Dr Saidani was intrigued by bridges and buildings from a young age, and now he is conducting research into novel building material GEM-TECH which could replace some forms of concrete.

He successfully completed his first degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Science and Technology in Algeria, where he won the Best Student Award. He then awarded a PhD in Civil Engineering from The University of Nottingham. Dr Saidani then stayed on as a post-doctoral research fellow for four years working on a number of pan-European and UK projects (total value in excess of £4m). In 1995, he jointed Coventry University as a lecturer, where he is currently a Reader in Structural Engineering since 2008.

Research topics investigated included: steel connection detailing and design; steel framed buildings; structural hollow sections; and e-portfolio for education and training. Current research activities include carrying out an investigation into a novel cement-based material called GEM-Tech. This includes material as well structural testing and modelling.

Dr Saidani has published over 80 journal and conference papers, and technical documents.

Dr Saidani is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers. He is a member of the editorial board in a number of international journals.

Area of Expertise:

Steel and concrete structures; structural connections; novel materials for sustainable construction.

Research Interests

Structural engineering ; Construction management ; Novel engineering materials; Steel and concrete structures; Disaster and risk management ; Health and safety in construction ; Sustainability and low carbon construction ; Disaster relief and development engineering

Vision Statement

Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the world. The application of technology (in general) often results in unavoidable environmental impacts. Engineering designers are increasingly faced with the challenge of designing sustainable and environmentally friendly structures.

My research includes investigating novel materials that are friendly to the environment and lead to more sustainable designs.

The key to designing sustainable structures is to use materials that produce less carbon emissions as well as designs that respond to the demands of flexibility and adaptability.

My vision is to contribute to solving some of the challenges faced by the construction industry in designing more sustainable material and designs.

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Sciences and Technology (USTHB), Algiers, Algeria

2007 → …

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Projects

Research Output

Challenges towards renewable energy: an exploratory study from the Arabian Gulf region

Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M. S., Saidani, M. & Opoku, A., 1 May 2020, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Energy. 173, 2, p. 68-80 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    High Fatalities Risk Found in Gulf Construction

    Umar, T., Egbu, C., Ofori, G., Honnurvali, M. S., Saidani, M. & Opoku, A., 30 Mar 2020, In : International Journal of Sustainable Real Estate and Construction Economics. 1, 4, p. 351-376 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Investigation of the effect of consolidation on cement flow behaviour

    Turki, D., Saidani, M., Belarbi, E-H. & Fatah, N., Jul 2020, In : Advances in Cement Research. 32, 7, p. 315-322 8 p., ACR-D-17-00178R2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Activities

    Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings (Journal)

    Messaoud Saidani (Peer Reviewer)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    2018 International Conference on Innovative Engineering Applications, Sivas, Turkey

    Messaoud Saidani (Technical Committee Member)
    20 Sep 201822 Sep 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    American Journal of Civil Engineering (Journal)

    Messaoud Saidani (Associate Editor)
    4 Dec 201831 Dec 2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    2018 International Conference on Construction, Aerotropolis and Environmental Engineering (ICCAE2018), Taoyuan, Taiwan

    Messaoud Saidani (Technical Committee Member)
    23 Oct 201825 Oct 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Prizes

    Best Student

    Messaoud Saidani (Recipient), 1 Jul 1986

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Reinforced Aer-Tech Novel Material: A Structurally Variable Material

    Messaoud Saidani (Recipient), 30 Apr 2008

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • The Emerald Group Publishing Award for Best Paper

    Messaoud Saidani (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Press / Media

    Education e-portfolio

    Messaoud Saidani

    4/04/11

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    UAE data security

    Messaoud Saidani

    29/11/10

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The Multi-Reciprocal Grid (MRG) system and applications

    Messaoud Saidani

    27/01/00

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Teepees move into the 21st century

    Messaoud Saidani

    18/10/99

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    The Multi-Reciprocal Grid: A shelter for humanitarian relief".

    Messaoud Saidani

    1/10/99

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment