Mustafa Mahamid

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    College: Engineering Department: Civil and Materials Engineering
    Title: Clinical Associate Professor
    Office: ERF 3069 Phone: 3123550364
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Construction Methods, Steel Structures, Concrete Structures, Masonry Structures.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 15

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Should have 3.0 min GPA, have taken structural design courses from CME department, Civil engineering major, senior student with some experience in design.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Scaffolding is a necessary temporary structure that is used to build structures, including but not limited to buildings, bridges, and non-building structures. There are so many means and methods for scaffolding in the United States and around the world, several material types used for this purpose such steel, wood and aluminum, different connection types, different erection methods, and most importantly different safety requirements. Building scaffolding is extremely important to construction workers from safety perspectives as they need to feel safe and comfortable during construction which should allow them build buildings accurately that should be safe and functional for the structures users during the life of the structure. Additionally, several material types are used for this type of structures; therefore looking at the material used in the US and around the world is important from sustainability stand point. The purpose of this research is to investigate the different types of scaffolding types, erection methods, safety measures, material, sustainability and come up with a study and a recommendation for best practices. This should help contractors, engineers and architects look at the different practices around the world and help them choose what is safer, efficient, and sustainable.

    The student is expected to do the research on the different types of scaffolding around the world and investigate material used, erection method, safety measure, and sustainability issues.

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