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					          Welcome
             To
The College of Environmental
           Design

 Facts and Achievements
  MISSION OF THE CED

The CED mission is to the premier
institution in the region preparing
students for leadership roles in the
professions that plan, design,
construct & manage the built
environment.
MISSION OF THE CED (Cont.)

  Accomplishing the CED mission
  requires continued commitment
  to the principle of learning by
  doing, excellence of faculty &
  leading edge programs, and
  building partnerships with
  industry.
COLLEGE DEPARTMENTS

   Architecture Department (ARC)
   Architectural Engineering Department
    (ARE)
   City & Regional Planning Department
    (CRP)
   Construction Engineering & Management
    Department (CEM)
    HISTORY OF CED
   CED was established in 1980-81.
   Architectural Engineering Department was
    established in 1975 in the College of
    Engineering and was moved to CED in
    1980 when the College was established.
   Architecture Department was established
    in 1980.
   Construction Engineering & Management
    Department was established in 1984.
   City & Regional Planning Department was
    established in 1987.
CED PHILOSOPHY
   Develop interdisciplinary relationships between
    the professionals who share a common
    concern for the design of built environment
   Recognizing the commonality, the college is
    organized as a unit with shared common
    facilities & resources
   In accordance to this philosophy, students of
    their chosen specialty are allowed to share
    knowledge & classroom expertise via shared
    instructors, expertise & specialization
Current College Enrolment
  180    170
                 5

  160            5


  140

  120

  100
                      79
   80    160


   60
                                          43

   40                79                        7

   20                          8          36
                                     4
                           4
   0
        ARE          ARC       CRP       CEM

    Under Graduates            Graduate Students
    Research Assistants
Enrollment in the College for the
Past Five years

                                                                                300
                                                             249           43
 300
                                                210                   8
 250                                                         42
                   122          162                     11                 79
                                               36
 200                                       8                 61
              54                43             55
 150                       8
        6
              46                49                                        170
 100                                                         135
                                               111
  50          56                62


   0
       1999              2000          2001           2002          2003

                                     ARE   ARC        CRP     CEM
Undergraduate Enrollment for the
Past five Years

   250                                     239

                                     188
                                                 79
   200                      161
                                    61
   150            108      55
            96

   100             49                            160
           46
                                    127
                           106
    50
           50      59

     0
         1999    2000    2001     2002      2003

                   ARE    ARC
Graduate Enrollment for the Past
Five years

  70          66                  61    61

  60               54
                           49
  50
        54                        42    43
  40
                   43     36
  30

  20
                                  11     8
  10     6                 8
                   8                    10
         6                 5      8
                   3
   0
       1999    2000      2001   2002   2003

                   ARE   CRP    CEM
     CED FACULTY

9         8               9                     8
8                                   7
      1           3                         1
7                               1           1
6
      4
5                               3           3
                  4
4
3
      2                         2
2                 1                         3
1     1           1             1
0
    ARE         ARC           CRP        CEM

    Professor                 Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor       Lecturer
CED FACULTY AVALIABILITY

DEPARTMENTS                           ARE   ARC   CRP CEM

Total Faculty                          8     9     7   8

Faculty in Administrative Positions    3     2     1   3

Faculty on Personal Leave              0     0     0   1
COLLEGE SPACE
CED SPACE

   Input from Mr. Najjar
ARCHITECTURE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES

   To graduate architects with highly
    developed skills in the areas of
    programming, planning and design of
    buildings allowing preservation of the
    national architectural heritage.
   To meet high international standards in
    architectural education.
   Involve conventional as well as state of
    art information technology.
Undergraduate Enrollment in ARC
for the Past 5 Years

 80

 70

 60

 50

 40                                79
                            61
 30                  55
       46     49
 20

 10

 0
      1999   2000   2001   2002   2003
ARC FACULTY

  4



  3


                                    4
  2
                                                3


  1
            1           1


  0
      Professor   Associate   Assistant   Lecturer
                  Professor   Professor


  Faculty Members in Administrative Positions        2
ACTIVITIES
   Development of ARC labs including
    conversion of two design studios into
    Intelligent Design studios and
    establishment of the Virtual Reality Lab.
   Offering of Short courses in CAD and
    Graphic Design.
   Participation in Architectural Heritage
    Exhibitions and the CED annual
    exhibition.
   Organizing an annual scientific trip for
    faculty and students.
DEPARTMENT RESOURCES
   Model Shop: Supports the production
    of scaled models by students and
    faculty.
   Digital Photography Laboratory: Used
    to document College events and
    support teaching activities.
   Virtual Reality Laboratory: Integrate s
    advanced IT solutions in the
    architectural design process.
DEPARTMENT RESOURCES

   Computer Aided Design Center: The
    center is a focus of activity for the
    college supporting teaching of design
    and other related courses.
   Design Studios: Supports teaching of
    architectural design.
   Intelligent Design Studio: IT design
    Studios.
   Reproduction Centre: Serves the
    reproduction needs of the college.
RESEARCH

   Number of Research Publications
    Since Last Ten Years
    – Referred Journal papers   25
    – Conference Papers         12
AREAS OF EXCELLENCE


   Architectural design
   Information Technology
   Regional Architecture and Urban
    Design
OBSTACLES

1.   Not having Graduate Program offers
     limited research and publication
     support to the faculty.
2. Absence of research assistants limits
   the possibilities in achieving a
   desirable level of research.
3. Absence of manpower to support in
   Design Studios and IT related
   activities.
CHALLENGES
1. Utilize the expertise and professional
   experience of each faculty to enhance
   the learning experience of students.
2. Devise areas of strength like: Theory
   in design, building technology and
   systems, IT application in Architecture.
3. Achieve a balanced approach towards
   advancing ideas and using technology.
ARCHITECTURAL
ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES
   The undergraduate program aims at preparing highly
    qualified engineers who have a comprehensive and
    in-depth knowledge about different building systems
    and their integration for optimal performance.
   The Program offers the option for specialization in
    one of the following specific area:
    1) Building Structural Systems
    2) Building Environmental Control Systems
    3) Construction and Maintenance Management
    4) Computer-aided Building Design
DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVES (Cont.)

 The graduate program of the Architectural
 Engineering department is designed to
 prepare highly qualified professionals and
 researchers in the field with a specialized and
 in-depth knowledge related to the design,
 operation and management of the various
 building systems.
  – Specialization Areas are:
        Computer Aided Building Design
        Various Fields of Building Environmental Control Systems
        Areas of Facilities Engineering & Maintenance
ARE GRADUATE PROGRAMS


 Two Graduate Programs are offered:
    Master of Science: requires 30 credit
     hours inclusive of 6 credit hours of Research
     Thesis work.
    Master of Engineering: requires 42
     credit hours inclusive of 3 credit hours of
     Research Project.
Undergraduate Enrollment in ARE
for the Past 5 Years

 160

 140

 120

 100

 80                                 160
                             127
 60                   106
 40
        50     59
 20

  0
       1999   2000   2001   2002   2003
Graduate students Enrollment in
ARE for the Past 5 Years


10
 9
 8
 7
 6
 5                                10

 4                          8

 3     6
                     5
 2            3
 1
 0
     1999   2000   2001   2002   2003
ARE FACULTY

  4


  3

                                    4
  2

                        2
  1
            1                                  1

  0
      Professor   Associate   Assistant   Lecturer
                  Professor   Professor

 Faculty Members in Administrative Positions         3
ACTIVITIES
   10 Short Courses offered during the
    last ten academic years
    COURSE TITLE                                     OFFERED
    Fundamentals of Facilities Management            1
    HVAC System Design & Maintenance                 3
    Facilities Operation & Maintenance               1
    Computer Aided Building Energy Analysis          2
    Facilities Management                            2
    Energy Engineering & & Management in Buildings   2
    Contracts & Specifications in Construction &     2
    Maintenance
ACTIVITIES (Cont.)

   Symposium on Energy Conservation was
    organized in 2002
   An elaborate Building Science lab was
    developed
   A new Material Science Lab has also
    been developed
   Special Smart PC Lab & development of
    Smart Studio is in process
   Development of a specialized Acoustical
    Facility BAT Lab is in progress
DEPARTMENT RESOURCES

   The department has three laboratories:
    1. The Building Science Lab
    2. The Building Materials Lab
    3. Computer Aided Design Lab

           Building Science Laboratory
        The
         –Acoustics and Noise Control
         –Building Illumination
         –Thermal and Mechanical Systems
RESEARCH

    Number of Research Publications
     in last ten years
    1. Referred Journals        74
    2. Conference Publications  61
    3. Technical Reports        05
    4. Funded Research Projects 05
AREAS OF EXCELLENCE

   Building Indoor Environmental Quality
   Building Thermal Analysis and Modelling
   Energy conservation System and
    Management in Buildings
   Room Acoustics and Noise Control in
    Buildings
   Facilities Maintenance and Management
   IT in Facilities Management
OBSTACLES AND CHALLENGES

   Sudden dramatic increase in the
    number of students and potential
    shortage of space (e.g. students labs).

      Solution: Space in the college taken for
      classrooms should be re-established as
      studios and lab areas.

    Difficulty: Recruiting technical staff
    for labs.
CITY & REGIONAL
PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Graduate Enrollment in CRP for the
Past 5 Years
  12



  10



   8



   6
                             11


                8      8             8
   4
         6

   2



   0
       1999   2000   2001   2002   2003
CRP FACULTY

  5

  4

  3
                          5
  2

            2
  1
                                        1
  0
      Associate     Assistant      Lecturer
      Professor     Professor

  Faculty Members in Administrative Positions   1
DEPARTMENT OBJECTIVE
   Provide quality education in city and
    regional planning through:
    – Contributing to current trends in information
      technology and computer-aided planning
      education
    – Serving local, regional and national needs in this
      area through research, consultation, and
      community services.
   Development of the planning profession by
    graduating students in city and regional
    planning.
ACTIVITIES
   9 Short courses offered in last ten years

COURSE TITLE                                          OFFERED
Computer Simulation, Modeling and Evaluation of City 1
Districts and Land Subdivisions
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS   5
Technology and Its Applications)
GIS Applications in Transportation                    1
City & Regional Planning Using GIS                    1
Computer-Aided Planning & GIS                         1
    ACTIVITIES (Cont.)
      Exhibitions
     –   Centennial Exhibition
     –   Jabal Umar Project Exhibition
     –   Hadeed Project Exhibition

      Seminars/Symposia
     –   A seminar titled by “Durham City Master Plan 2020 Vision.”
         speaker Dr. Nazeeh Zul-Kifl Abdul-Hakeem, from North
         Carolina Central University, Durham, USA,was arranged in
         March 2001 by the department.
     –   A seminar titled “Environmental impact assessment and land
         use planning : Learning from the UK planning process and
         practice” speaker Dr. Habib M. Alshuwaikhat, Associate
         Professor, CRP Dept. KFUPM, was arranged on October 24,
         1999 by the department.
     –   Department is organizing “1st Symposium on the
         development of the academic city planning programs
         & Practice in Saudi Arabia” on 14-15 October 2003.
ACTIVITIES (Cont.)
       Industry Contacts
    –     Consultation of Dr. Habib Al-Shuwaikhat with Dammam
          Municipality.
    –     Consultation of Dr. Saad Al-Mubaiyedh with Dammam
          Municipality.
       Department trips with students
    –     CRP Research Assistants attended a presentation and
          demonstration on Vehicle Tracking Systems and
          Geographical Information Systems (GIS) on 30 January
          2001 in Al-Gosaibi Hotel
       Department Chair
    –     Department is holding Abdullah, Hamad and
          Ibrahim Sons of Mohammad bin Saedan’s Chair
          on affordable housing in Saudi Arabia.
RESOURCES
   GIS LAB equips the students with technical
    GIS knowledge for careers in a variety of
    planning fields and help the local
    organizations hire the personnel with hands
    on GIS experience. It also helps faculty in
    their research activities. The Unit has been
    utilized to offer regular GIS courses. Also
    many short courses in GIS have been
    conducted during the last four years using
    this GIS Unit.
RESOURCES (Cont.)

   Space Syntax & Advanced Spatial
    Analysis Lab is a new addition in the
    department to meet the enhancing
    challenges in regional planning and
    up-do-date study facilities for the
    students. Macintosh computers are
    placed using the space syntax soft
    ware.
RESEARCH

   Number of Research Publications
    in last ten years
    – Referred Journals          27
    – Conference Publications    20
    – Funded Research Projects   02
AREAS OF EXCELLENCE

   Urban Survey Analysis & Models
   Manpower Planning Including Higher Education Policy
   Computer Aided Planning & Applications
   Urban Systems & Policy Analysis
   Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their
    applications in planning
   Computer-based Spatial Analysis (Space Syntax)
   Master Planning of Architectural and Urban Projects.
   Contemporary Architecture
OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES

   Low enrollment of students in the
    Graduate Program
                is to reactivate the
        Solution
        Undergraduate Program.


   Low enrollment of Saudi RAs
                is to improve the incentives for
        Solution
        RAs and sponsor students.
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING &
MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT
PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

The program aims at the preparation
of students for professional careers
in Construction Engineering and
Management or pursuing further
academic work.
CEM Programs

Two Graduate Programs are offered:
 Master of Science: requires 30 credit
  hours inclusive of 6 credit hours of Research
  Thesis work.
 Master of Engineering: requires 42
  credit hours inclusive of 3 credit hours of
  Master of Engineering Report.
Enrollment in CEM for the Past
5 Years


 60

 50

 40

 30    54
              43            42     43
 20                  36

 10

 0
      1999   2000   2001   2002   2003
CEM Faculty
    4


    3


    2                 4
            3

    1
                                1         1

    0
        Professor Associate Assistant Lecturer
                  Professor Professor


  Faculty Members in Administrative Positions    3
  Faculty Members on Personal Leave              1
    SHORT COURSES

   Short Courses Offered by the Department

       Effective Construction management
       Project Planning & Scheduling
       Project Life Cycle Costing
       Behavior-Based Safety Management
       Construction Cost Analysis & Estimates
ACTIVITIES OF THE PAST YEAR

   Development of computer Lab.
   Preparation of a database for MS Thesis
    abstracts in English & Arabic
   Development of a database for
    Contractors & Engineering Consultants
    in Saudi Arabia
   Communication with students through
    annual meeting.
RESEARCH

Number of Research Publications
in last ten years
  Refereed Journals          140
  Conference Publications    43
  Technical Reports          21
  Funded Research Projects   19
AREAS OF EXCELLENCE

   Project Delivery & Contract
    Administration
   Total Quality Management
   Project Planning & Scheduling
   Quantitative Methods in CEM
   Safety Management
OBSTACLES & CHALLENGES
   Slowness of University Administration
    response to submitted research
    projects.
   Problem in Software acquisitions due to
    administrative procedures.
   Difficulties in recruiting RA’s to replace
    those who graduated.
   Difficulty in recruiting faculty in
    Construction Engineering or Project MIS.
RECOMENDATIONS
 The Department needs to actively
  seek graduate assistants in the
  program for avoiding future
  problems of faculty availability.
 The need to hire an additional
  faculty member preferably in
  Construction Engineering or
  Project Management Information
  System.
THANK YOU