Ibrahim Bakry

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and MSCM Program Coordinator

School of Engineering


Ph.D., Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Canada
M.Sc., Structural Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt
B.Sc., Structural Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Dr. Bakry joined AUD as an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in Fall 2015. He is the Coordinator for the Masters of Science in Construction Management program at AUD since Fall 2020. His expertise is in the construction engineering and management domain. Before joining AUD, Dr. Bakry worked at Concordia University, Canada as a Postdoctoral Fellow, where his research focused on integrated infrastructure asset management. He helped design a multi-tiered database schema for integrated asset management, and a risk-based decision-making model for prioritizing asset intervention plans.

Dr. Bakry is also active in other research areas, where he periodically publishes and reviews papers in top-tier academic journals. Such research areas include managing repetitive projects, schedule optimization, modeling uncertainty in construction projects, simulating processes and lean construction.

Dr. Bakry maintains strong ties with the construction industry, especially the local market in Dubai. He is actively conducting collaborative research to solve problems faced on construction projects. He also frequently delivers training modules for construction engineers on different topics.

Dr. Bakry also has years of experience in managing construction projects of industrial nature in eight different countries in Africa and North America.

Teaching Interests:

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Projects Finance
  • Decision Making and Optimization for Construction Processes
  • Equipment Management

Selected Publications:

  • Small, E. P., Bakry, I., & Ayyash, L. A. (2019). Evaluating the effect of TQM on MEP construction productivity and project delivery in Dubai. International Journal of Construction Management, 1-15.
  • Bakry, I., Elsawah, H., & Moselhi, O. (2016). Multi-tiered database schema for integrated municipal asset management. In Construction Research Congress 2016 (pp. 1567-1576).
  • Elsawah, H., Bakry, I., & Moselhi, O. (2016). Decision support model for integrated risk assessment and prioritization of intervention plans of municipal infrastructure. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice7(4), 04016010.
  • Bakry, I., Moselhi, O., & Zayed, T. (2016). Optimized scheduling and buffering of repetitive construction projects under uncertainty. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
  • Bakry, I., Alzraiee, H., Kaddoura, K., El Masry, M., & Zayed, T. (2016). Condition prediction for chemical grouting rehabilitation of sewer networks. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities30(6), 04016042.
  • Bakry, I., Moselhi, O., & Zayed, T. (2014). Optimized acceleration of repetitive construction projects. Automation in construction39, 145-151.