Founder of Texas Arab American Engineers and Architects Association Honored as ASCE Fellow

February 10, 2017


Hosam Salman, P.E., F.ASCE, a pavement and geotechnical engineer with over 23 years of professional experience in analysis, design, and management, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Salman has been involved with a variety of work and projects in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is a supervising engineer with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in Dallas, performing pavement design and rehabilitation, soil investigation, and geotechnical engineering for various projects across the globe.

Previously, he was a transportation engineer with the Texas Department of Transportation in Houston, then the Terracon office manager at Laredo, TX.
Salman is the reviewer of several technical papers that are to be published with ASCE and internally through WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s paper competitions. He plans to present his own technical paper, titled “A Case Study and Lessons Learned: Column-Supported Embankment and MSE Walls in Grapevine, Texas,” at ASCE Week, Geo-Frontiers, in Orlando, FL, March 2017. Over his career, he has authored several technical papers covering such engineering subjects as shell foundation, pavement design and rehabilitation, subgrade stabilization and retaining wall supported on combinations of piles, and geogrid.

He is active in various organizations and societies, and holds offices on the executive boards of the Concordia University Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Association, the Young Engineers Society, TxDOT, and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, in Laredo and its Mid-Cities Chapter.

Salman cofounded the Texas Arab American Engineers and Architects Association in 2004, serving as the president for both chapters – Houston (2005-06) and Dallas (2014-15). He was elected to the National Arab American Engineers Association Executive Board for three consecutive years. He also served on the Advisory Board in the Engineering Program of the Texas A&M International University, Laredo, and on the United ISD selection team committee for contractor’s evaluation and selection.

He has received several awards, including the Concordia Assistant Teaching Fellowship and the Tenth Annual Engineering and Computer Science Council on Student Life Awards from Concordia University, Best TSPE Newsletter Award for Region III, and the Service Award from the Arab American Engineers Association.

Salman holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Ain Shams University in Egypt and a Master of Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He is professionally licensed in Texas, New York, Arizona, and Kansas. He worked during his graduate studies at Concordia as a lab instructor and tutor for the university’s Foundation Engineering, Soil Mechanics, Surveying, and Highway Design courses. He is in the process of resuming his Ph.D. study at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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