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Najib Nicolas Gerges, Ph.D., P.E.Dr. Najib Gerges is an online PDH course provider of continuing education courses for professional engineers.
Dr. Gerges has over 38 years of civil engineering experience, including transportation engineering (traffic design including level of service, intersection control, and traffic safety), pavement (flexible and rigid), and geometric design of roadways including interchanges, railroads, airports, and harbors), water resources and environmental engineering (water and wastewater treatment plant design, hydrology, hydraulics, groundwater), structural engineering (buildings and bridges), and management of projects (project scheduling, bill of quantities, quantity surveying, standards and specifications).
Dr. Gerges has held managerial positions with various leading firms and regulatory agencies in Florida. He has worked on major infrastructure and transportation projects in the Middle East and USA and is familiar with the local and international laws and regulations, mainly the American Association of States and Highways Officials (AASHTO) criteria and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Guidelines.
Dr. Gerges' responsibilities include feasibility studies, development of master plans, detailed design, preparation of tender documents, pre-qualification of contractors, tender analysis, supervision of work, and operation and maintenance after completion of the project. He also has outstanding capabilities in coordinating fieldwork with design activities, establishing project concepts in conjunction with economic feasibility studies, as well as the overall management of projects.
Dr. Gerges is knowledgeable of management software packages such as Primavera and Microsoft Project, hydrologic and hydraulic software packages such as WEAP (Water Evaluation and Planning System), HAESTAD Methods Package and SMADA, Pond Pack, Flow Master, Culvert Master, WaterCAD, StormCAD, SewerCAD, KyPipe, and KySurge, Hammer, Epanet, HECRAS, HEC1, HEC2, WSPRO, ADICPR, and TR20, groundwater modeling software packages such as MODFLOW, roadway geometric design softwares such as Geopak, AutoDesk Land Desktop, Civil 3D, traffic design software packages such as EMME, HCS-3 and SYNCRO (intersection design and level of service determination), geotechnical software packages such as Geo5 and Plaxis, structural design softwares such as Nastran, STAAD Pro, SAP 2000, ADINA, Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2013, Abaqus, ETABS, bridge design software packages such as Conbox, Conspan, and RC-Pier, and environmental software such as GPSX.
Currently, Dr. Gerges is teaching water resources engineering (hydraulics/hydrology/applied hydraulics), environmental courses, management courses (project management/construction management), highway design and traffic at the University of Balamand and at the Lebanese American University. He serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and the Concepts in Civil Engineering and Architecture Journal, and a reviewer for Elsevier Journals, Publons, and the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering.
Courses provided to CEDengineering.com by Dr. Gerges are as follows: