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Mohamed Askar - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Mohamed Askar

Program Director, Associate Professor of Construction Engineering and Management / Director of the Construction Management Program | Southern Utah University


Specializing in construction contracting, engineering consultation, real estate, strategic planning and development programs


Dr. Askar is an associate professor and the director of the Construction Management program at Southern Utah University. He has more than 30 years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in several universities. As a teacher, he is bridging the gap between traditional teaching methods and applying industry knowledge in the classroom to help students understand the link between theory and practice and better prepare them for the future.

Dr. Askar worked for over 25 years as the Founder and CEO of a group of construction companies located in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and the USA. His companies are working in construction contracting, civil engineering design, project management, engineering consultation, real estate, and professional training.

Dr. Askar consults with different Governmental Agencies for the strategic planning, development programs and technical aspects related to construction engineering and management.

Industry Expertise (4)




Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (24)

Building Maitenance and Repair

Residential Buildings



Construction Industry

Quality Assurance and Quality Control Systems

Hazard and Risk Managment

Infrastructure Systems

Strategy Formulation, Implementation, Evaluation and Control

Implementation of BOT-Projects

Implementation of Real Estate Business Plans

Value Engineering Consultation

Construction, Engineering and Service Contracts

QA/QC Applications

Maintenance Management Systems

Industry Personnel Training

Innovative Problem Solving and Effective Decision Making

Construction Contracts

Construction Project Management

Industry Applications


Computer Applications

Construction Supervision Techniques

Non-residential Buildings

Education (3)

Brandenburg University - Germany: Ph.D., Construction Engineering

Zagazig University – Egypt: M.Sc., Construction Engineering

Zagazig University – Egypt: B.Sc., Civil Engineering

Affiliations (7)

  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • British Institute of Management
  • International Project Management Association, Switzerland (IPMA)
  • Journal Editorial Board, American Journal of Construction and Building Materials

Languages (2)

  • German
  • Arabic

Media Appearances (1)

InSite Software Prepares Students for Real-Life Construction

Construction Equipment Guide  online


"We implement project-based learning in our curriculum and regularly revise the course syllabi to match the industry and new technologies by adding more applications," said Mohamed Askar, CM Program, Department of Engineering and Technology, Southern Utah University.

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Articles (2)

Quantitative Model for Quality Assurance to Enhance Engineering Education Performance Indicators

International J. Soc. Sci. & Education

Dr. Mohamed Askar

The quality of engineering education is a vital factor that relates to the long-lasting strategic advancement of the infrastructure of engineering education.

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Target-Based Engagement Assessment Statistical Model of Faculty Members for Enhancing Performance and Engineering Education

The IAFOR Journal of Education

Dr Mohamed Askar, Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, earned his PhD in Construction from the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus in Germany.

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Courses (11)

CE 3200 Hydraulic Engineering and Hydrology

The course introduces the design considerations of different types of hydraulic structures and the distribution of the various water resources. The course helps students design and analyze hydrologic structures, such as flood control, stormwater, and watersheds.

CE 4100 Water and Wastewater

This course is an overview of engineering approaches to protecting water quality with an emphasis on fundamental principles. Theory and conceptual design of systems for treating municipal wastewater and drinking water are considered, as well as the reactor theory, process kinetics, and models. Physical, chemical, and biological processes are presented.

CE/CM 4150 Soils and Foundations Design and Construction

This course introduces geotechnical engineering's basic concepts and the correlation between soil mechanics and foundations design and construcion. The foundation design cover the concepts of the geotechnical and structural design of shallow and deep foundations, considering both the ultimate and serviceability limit states.

CM 3880 Planning and Scheduling

Learn extensive knowledge of construction planning and scheduling processes, and recognize its importance in the construction area. Learn the concepts of different planning and scheduling techniques, resource leveling, time-cost relationships, and monitoring work progress.

CM 3240 Estimating and Bidding

Estimating plans and specifications to determine material quantities, labor, overhead, and profit on residential structures will be covered.

CM 4300 Construction Project Management Leadership

The purpose of this course is to expose the student to principles and techniques of managing engineering and construction projects from the conceptual phase, through design and construction, to completion. It emphasizes project management during the early stages of project development, but continues to project closure.

CM 4240 Advanced Estimating and Bidding

This course is designed to give the students the skills to estimate several types of construction projects using software programs designed for use in the professional world.

CM 4600 Heavy Civil Construction Design, Methods and Equipment

This course addresses design practices, equipment, methods, and construction management practices employed in heavy civil construction.

CM 4900 Construction Project Management Capstone

This course is designed to bring all of the knowledge and work of the senior student into a single culminating project.

CM 4880 Construction Documents and Administration

Study of construction plans, accompanying specifications, and related documents emphasizing document communication.

ENGR 2000 Statics and Strength of Materials for Construction Management

Course includes topics such as forces, moments, couples, and resultants; static equilibrium and statically equivalent force systems, center of gravity and center of pressure; free body method of analysis; friction; internal forces in members, concept of stress and strain; Hooke’s Law, application to problems in tension/compression, shear, torsion, and bending.