Mir Ali (engineer)

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Mir M. Ali

Mir M. Ali (Bengali: মীর এম আলী) (born January 9, 1944) is a Professor Emeritus of Architecture and the former Chairman of Structures Division in the School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

Education[edit]

B.Sc./Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh

M.S./Structural Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

Ph.D./Structural Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada[1][2]

Research[edit]

He has performed extensive research in civil engineering. Research includes Structural History of Skyscrapers, Systems Integration of Tall Buildings, Structural Design for Natural Disasters, Sustainable Design, Low-cost Housing and Urban Design, etc.[1][2]

He came up with innovative solutions to major structural problems in engineering practice. He has taken part in Eight projects in Illinois and Indiana, Eleven projects in Ontario, Canada, and eight international projects (Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Mexico, Abu Dhabi, Malta,and Pakistan).[3]

Publications[edit]

Books:

Architecture of Tall Buildings, Chairman, Editorial Group of CTBUH Committee 30, McGraw-Hill, 1995[4]

Art of the Skyscraper: The Genius of Fazlur Khan, Author, Rizzoli International Publications; 2001[5]

Catalyst for Skyscraper Revolution: Lynn S. Beedle—A Legend in His Lifetime, author, CTBUH, 2004[6]

The Skyscraper and the City: Design, Technology, and Innovation, co-author, Edwin Mellen Press,[7]

The Future of the City: Tall Buildings and Urban Design, co-author, WIT Press, 2012[8]

Selected papers:

"Limit Design for Direct Control on Serviceability," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, February, 1988[9]

"Evaluation Technique for Concrete Structural Systems," Concrete International, American Concrete Institute (ACI), Vol. 11 No. 7, July, 1989[10]

"Performance Characteristics of Tall Framed Tube Buildings in Seismic Zones," Proceedings 11th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, Mexico, June 22–28, 1996[11]

"Concrete Change," Civil Engineering, Vol. 68 No. 2, February, 1998[12]

"Evolution of Concrete Skyscrapers: From Ingalls to Jin Mao," Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering (EJSA), University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, May, 2001[13]

"Integrated Design of Safe Skyscrapers: Problems, Challenges and Prospects," Proceedings CIB-CTBUH International Conference on Tall Buildings: Strategies for Performance in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, October 20–23, 2003[14]

“Sustainable Tall Buildings: Recent Developments and Future Trends,” Proceedings of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois Symposium on Critical Practice for the 21st Century, Peoria, IL, November 3–4, 2006[15]

“Strategies for Integrated Design of Sustainable Tall Buildings,” AIA National Convention and Expo, San Antonio, TX, May 3–5, 2007, AIA Report on University Research, Vol.2[16]

“Structural Developments in Tall Buildings: Current Trends and Future Prospects,” Architectural Science Review Journal, Australia, September, 2007[17]

“Skyscrapers Defining Cities: New Trends in Supertall Buildings and Urban Design”, AIA National Convention, Boston, MA, May, 2008[18]

“Energy-Efficient Architecture and Building Systems to Address Global Warming,” Leadership and Management in Engineering Journal, ASCE, Special Issue, July, 2008[19]

"Urban Design Strategy Report on Tall Buildings in Malta", Malta Environmental and Planning Authority (MEPA), July 2008 (Fulbright Grant # 2694)[20]

“Structural Sustainability of High Performance Buildings,”Proceedings of the 5th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference:Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions, Las Vegas, NV, September 21–27, 2009[21]

“Earthquake---Act of God; Avoiding Catastrophic Destruction---In Man’s Reach,”The Bangladesh Today, Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 18, 2009[22]

“Sustainable Technologies and the Tall Building: Emerging Trends and Future Challenges,” National Building Materials & Construction World (NBM&CW), India, Vol. 17, July, 2011[23]

“Skyscrapers and Placemaking: Supporting Local Culture and Identity,” Archnet-International Journal of Architectural Research, Volume 6, Issue 2, July, 2012[24]

“Parametric Analysis of Thermal Mass Property of Concrete Buildings in U.S. Climate Zones,” Architectural Science Review Journal, November, 2012[25]

Awards and Honors[edit]

UN TOKTEN Fellow, 1989[26]

UIUC Chancellor's Recognition for Academic Excellence, 1999, 2010[27]

School of Architecture, UIUC, Teaching Excellence Award, 2007[28]

Fulbright Award to study the feasibility of constructing tall buildings in Malta, 2008[29]

University of Illinois Research Board Awards, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010[30]

National Science Foundation Awards, 1992, 1995[31]

ASCE’s “Millennium Challenge Prize”, 1999[32]

Academic Experience[edit]

Professor Emeritus,School of Architecture, UIUC; 2011–present

Professor, School of Architecture, UIUC; 1989-2011

Chairman, Structures Division, School of Architecture, UIUC, 1993-2003; 2006-2011

Associate Professor, School of Architecture, UIUC; 1985-1989

Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 1984

Professional Experience[edit]

Sargent & Lundy, Chicago, IL

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, IL

Advisory group member, CTBUH

Consulted on many projects in Canada, USA, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, Singapore, Ethiopia, etc.

Other Activities[edit]

Chairman, Committee 30: Architecture, CTBUH (1990-1998)

CTBUH Steering Group, 1998-2008; CTBUH Advisory Group, 2008-2011

CTBUH Group PA-Planning and Architecture (Chairman), 1998-2005

Fazlur Rahman Khan Chair Advisory Committee, Lehigh University, 1990-2003

Founding Editor, CTBUH Journal, 1999-2002

Advisory Committee, Strategic Transportation Planning (STP 2004-2024), Dhaka Transportation Coordination Board, Government of Bangladesh, 2004-2006

Interviewed by New York Times on July 27, 2001 and quoted on August 19 on the Goldman Sachs Building in Jersey City, NJ in an article “City Life: Looking up at Jersey City’s Future…”

Interviewed, quoted, and aired by newspapers, magazines, and radio stations following World Trade Center (WTC) collapse by New York Times, Chicago Daily Herald, Toronto Star, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Daily Illini, Architectural Record, WILL AM Radio, I llinois Radio Network, Public Radio International/National Public Radio, etc.; September 11-October 15, 2001

Feature article, “Urge to Build Skyscrapers will Endure, Scholar Says” on his interview with UIUC News Bureau on WTC and his book on skyscrapers in Inside Illinois, October 18, 2001 (posted on the UIUC News web site; September 17, 2001)Guest Commentator, “Town Hall Meeting: Rebuilding a Way of Life in the Face of Disaster,” UIUC School of Architecture Forum; October 18, 2001 (quoted on October 19 in The News-Gazette article “Building Experts Say Skyscrapers will Rise Again”)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mir M. Ali". Arch.uiuc.edu. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Professor Mir M". Ejse.org. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  3. ^ Innovations
  4. ^ Mir M. Ali, ed. (1995). Architecture of Tall Buildings. McGraw-Hill. p. 750. ISBN 978-0070125407. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Ali, Mir M. (2001). Art of the Skyscraper: The Genius of Fazlur Khan. New York: Rizzoli International Publications. p. 240. ISBN 978-0847823703. 
  6. ^ Mir M. Ali, ed. (2004). Catalyst for Skyscraper Revolution: Lynn S. Beedle—A Legend in His Lifetime. CTBUH. p. 220. ISBN 0939493209. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Lynn S. Beedle, Mir M. Ali, and Paul J. Armstrong (2007). The Skyscraper and the City: Design, Technology, and Innovation. The Edwin Mellen Press. p. 912. ISBN 978-0-7734-5333-3. 
  8. ^ K. Al-Kodmany and Mir M. Ali (2013). The Future of the City: Tall Buildings and Urban Design. WIT Press. p. 460. ISBN 978-1-84564-410-9. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  9. ^ Ali, Mir M.; Grierson, Donald E. (1 February 1988). "Limit Design for Direct Control on Serviceability". Journal of Structural Engineering 114 (2): 371–389. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(1988)114:2(371). 
  10. ^ Ali, Mir M.; Thomas R. Napier (July 1989). "Evaluation Technique for Concrete Building Systems". Concrete International 11 (7): 33–39. 
  11. ^ Ali, Mir M. (22–28 June 1996). "Performance Characteristics of Tall Framed Tube Buildings in Seismic Zones". Proceedings 11th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. 
  12. ^ Ali, Mir M. (February 1998). "Concrete Change". Civil Engineering: The Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers. 2 68. 
  13. ^ Ali, Mir M. (2001). "Evolution of Concrete Skyscrapers: from Ingalls to Jin mao". EJSE Homepage Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering 1 (1): 2–14. 
  14. ^ Ali, Mir M. (20–23 October 2003). "Integrated Design of Safe Skyscrapers: Problems, Challenges and Prospects". Proceedings CIB-CTBUH International Conference on Tall Buildings: Strategies for Performance in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center. 
  15. ^ Paul J. Armstrong and Mir M. Ali (2006). "Sustainable Tall Buildings: Recent Developments and Future Trends". Proceedings of the AIA Illinois Symposium on Critical Practice for the 21st Century. 
  16. ^ Mir M. Ali and Paul J.Armstrong (May 2007). "Strategies for Integrated Design of Sustainable Tall Buildings". AmericanAIA National Convention and Expo 2. 
  17. ^ Ali, Mir M.; Kyoung Sun Moon (June 2007). "Structural Developments in Tall Buildings: Current Trends and Future Prospects". Architectural Science Review 50 (3): 205–223. doi:10.3763/asre.2007.5027. 
  18. ^ Armstrong, Paul J.; Mir M. Ali (May 2008). "Skyscrapers Defining Cities: New Trends in Supertall Buildings and Urban Design". American Institute of Architects National Convention. 
  19. ^ Ali, Mir M. (July 2008). "Energy-Efficient Architecture and Building Systems to Address Global Warming". Leadership and Management in Engineering Journal, ASCE (Special Issue). 
  20. ^ Ali, Mir M. (July 2008). "Urban Design Strategy Report on Tall Buildings in Malta". CTBUH Journal. 
  21. ^ M. M.Ali and P. Dimick (September 2009). "Structural Sustainability of High Performance Buildings". Proceedings of the 5th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions. 
  22. ^ Ali, Mir M. "Earthquake---Act of God; Avoiding Catastrophic Destruction---In Man’s Reach". The Bangladesh Today. 
  23. ^ Mir M.Ali and Paul J., Armstrong (July 2011). "Sustainable Technologies and the Tall Building: Emerging Trends and Future Challenges". National Building Materials & Construction World (NBM&CW) 17. 
  24. ^ K. Al-Kodmany and M. M Ali (July 2012). "Skyscrapers and Placemaking: Supporting Local Culture and Identity". Archnet-International Journal of Architectural Research 6 (2). 
  25. ^ Ghoreishi, Amir H.; Ali, Mir M. (27 November 2012). "Parametric study of thermal mass property of concrete buildings in US climate zones". Architectural Science Review: 1–15. doi:10.1080/00038628.2012.729310. 
  26. ^ "TOKTEN channels global expertise back home". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Office of the Chancellor | University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign". 
  28. ^ Ali, Mir M. (2007). "School of Architecture, UIUC, Excellence in Teaching Award". 
  29. ^ "Fulbright Programs". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  30. ^ "Illinois Campus Research Board". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  31. ^ "National Science Foundation Awards". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  32. ^ "American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)".