NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Anas Itani

Background

Anas graduated from the Faculty of Engineering–Mechanical Engineering in Beirut, Lebanon in 2010. He then worked as an MEP design engineer for Saudi Oger Ldt. for 6 years. He has experience in planning, design, and execution of several major projects in Saudi Arabia, including residential, industrial, and infrastructure. His focus was on HVAC, firefighting, plumbing, medical gases, water treatment, irrigation, and sewage and storm networks/systems. During this time, Anas worked in collaboration with other trades, contracts department, site management, consultants, local authorities, and clients.

Additionally, he participated in several LEED gold and silver projects by implementing innovative design criteria and systems. Also, he was a team lead engineer in preparing and reviewing energy saving calculations and Value Engineering (VE) assessments for various projects.

Anas is also a Project Management Professional, a LEED Accredited Professional LEED AP (BC+C), a member of the Lebanese Chapter of ASHRAE, a member of the Mechanical Engineering Branch in OEA, and registered as a provisional engineering license with APEGA.

Current Research:

Anas' research projects are centred on the design, installation, and testing as well as commissioning of automation machines and production lines for wood, steel, and precast modular construction manufacturing using CATIA software with a focus on automated manufacturing of steel walls and precast panels. His current project is the automated steel framing machine prototype which will be used to increase the efficiency and productivity of light gauge steel walls for modular manufacturing production lines.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 2010, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Affiliations:

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Order of Engineers and Architecture (OEA)

Anas Itani

MSc student
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
5-362.22 Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering
aitani@ualberta.ca