The Infrastructure Sustainability and Assessment Center (ISAC) is the leading source for regional expertise in material durability and service life assessment. The Center serves both academia and the industry and builds upon the expertise of internationally-renowned researchers and professionals, as well as the wealth of data and information on performance of constructed facilities and durability of advanced construction materials in Dubai.
The mission of the Infrastructure Sustainability and Assessment Center is to provide the professional engineering community with state-of-the-art knowledge and expertise for a sustainable physical infrastructure.
In support of its mission, the Center provides and seeks opportunities for academic-industry collaboration, applied research, and technology transfer. The Center also offers continuing education courses in areas such as construction material durability, non-destructive testing, lifecycle assessment of physical infrastructure, and structural health monitoring and repair.
Welcome to the website of the Infrastructure Sustainability and Assessment Center (ISAC) at the American University in Dubai. Here, you will be able to access information on the services and research conducted at the center.
In addition to the faculty of the School of Engineering, ISAC is supported by a network of world-recognized experts in the areas of concrete structures, durability, sustainable construction, corrosion, nondestructive testing, and geotechnical and structural analysis. Current research at the Center focuses on corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete structures in the Gulf region; durability of concrete material under aggressive chemical environments; and service life assessment of shallow and deep foundations. Findings of such research will lead to the development and construction of sustainable infrastructure in the region with a service life of more than 100 years and minimum maintenance and life cycle cost.
The Center provides technical support and specialized professional services to consultants, project managers and contractors in the area of concrete production, durability and assessment of defects and damages occur during construction. As you explore our website to learn more about our profile, feel free to contact me regarding opportunities for partnership, or engagement of our expert opinion in engineering projects.
ISAC provides a broad range of professional services, spanning pre- and post-construction of engineering facilities. Examples of the services provided by the Center include:
The center is carrying out a number of research projects in the following areas:
Our research is supported by several industrial partners, government agencies, and non-profit foundations.