NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Anas Itani

Profile

Anas graduated from the University of Alberta – Civil and Environmental Engineering with a Master of Science in Construction Engineering & Management. His thesis, entitled “Decision support framework for machine design process”, focused on the application of DFX techniques for the design of automated machinery for prefab construction, as well as on implementation of Industry 4.0 standards. During his research, Anas succeeded in managing four multi-disciplinary teams responsible for design, installation, testing, and commissioning of automated fabrication machines and manufacturing production lines for wood, steel, and precast modular construction industry. Anas is currently continuing this work as he pursues a doctoral studies. 

Anas has over 8 years of combined experience in project management, design, and construction engineering with a focus on mechanical/electrical disciplines for the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, estimation, and coordination in Alberta. He is also a registered P.Eng (APEGA) and FE -certified (NCEES). Anas is also a Project Management Professional (PMP), a LEED Accredited Professional (BC+C), and a WELL Accredited Professional.

Education

  • Master of Science, Construction Engineering & Management, 2019, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 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)

Publications

  • Itani, A., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A decision tool to simulate the concurrent inter-dependencies between multi-DFX techniques.” Proceedings, 2019 International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 1–9.
  • Itani, A., Ahmad, R., and Al-Hussein, M. (2019). “A collaborative scheme for DFX techniques in concurrent engineering mitigated with total design activity model.” Proceedings, 2019 Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit, Banff, Alberta, Canada, May 21–24, 2019, pp. 1–8.

Anas Itani

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