Abid Abu-Tair is a Professor,The British University in Dubai,Dubai

Abid Abu-Tair


Organizing Committee


The British University in Dubai


Queen Mary College-London                      1989-1992

Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Imperial College-London                              1984-1985

M.Sc. Civil Engineering

Queen Mary College-London                       1980-1984

B.Eng. Civil Engineering


Awarded the Henry Adam Diploma by the Institution of UK- Structural Engineers for my paper on Resin Injection.

Awarded the UK- Permanent Way Institute, Silver Award for a paper on Rail Track Rehabilitation.


  • Organized as co-chair the third International Symposium of Sustainable Buildings in Dubai, March 2017, with over 130 papers presented and 150 delegates.
  • Head of the Structural Engineering Programme at British University in Dubai.
  • Founder and Technical Director of Family-Owned Firm AATA.
  • Head of Civil Engineering Research Unit, the University of Glamorgan now South Wales,
  • Acting Vice President for Planning and Development, Al Quds University for several periods.
  • Founder and Head of the Material Engineering Department at Al-Quds University.
  • Head of the Engineering Office at Al Quds University, with responsibility for all development projects from proposal writing to turnkey hand over.
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK.
  • Director of the Sustainable Materials and Processes Research Group, University of Ulster.
  • Technical Director of AATA a specialist firm, based in Jerusalem.
  • C0-Chair RENEWBUILD2013an international conference on Low Energy/Low-Cost Materials in Construction
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK.


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