Graduate Assistant

Name : Hussam Nseir, E.I.T.
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : College Station,TX
Job Title Graduate Assistant
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : To obtain a Civil/Construction Engineering position that will utilize my analytical, creative and interpersonal skills as well as give me the opportunity to work in a challenging atmosphere where I can continue to learn and grow within the industry.
Resume :  


To gain employment with JE Dunn Construction, Inc. in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) position


Texas A&M University (TAMU), Department of Civil Engineering, Dec 2010

M.S. in Construction Engineering and Management, GPA 3.6

Cuyahoga Community College,May 2007

A.A.S. in Construction Engineering, GPA 3.8

Tishreen University, Department of Civil Engineering, Mar 2003

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Major in Structural Engineering, GPA (equivalent to 3.4)


Building Information Modeling (BIM) Experience
Texas A&M University, College Station, TexasDec 2009- Present
Researcher at
Research Unit for Computer Integrated Construction (RUCIC)

  • Developing a software application for the immersive BIM visualization environment (BIM CAVE) to be built in the
    College of Architecture at Texas A&M. The BIM CAVE will consist of multiple screens and the application will control
    and synchronize the visualization of Navisworks Models on the multiple screens. The software application utilizes both
    Client-Server and API technologies to visualize BIM models in the immersive visualization environment

  • Researching the benefits of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology in an immersive visualization environment to the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry

  • Carry out various research tasks with Building Information Modeling technology

Academic Projects
Building Information Modeling - Texas A&M UniversityApril 2010

Worked on Texas A&M Veterinary Imaging & Cancer Treatment Center project. The class project was
evaluated and supervised by both the General Contractor (Vaughn Construction) and the Owner (Texas A&M System)

  • Prepared a 3D Architectural Model for the project using REVIT Architectural 2010

  • Prepared a 3D Structural Model for the project using REVIT Structure 2010

  • Prepared a 3D MEP Model for the project using REVIT MEP 2010

  • Used Autodesk Navisworks 2010 to combine the REVIT Architectural, Structural, and MEP models

  • Developed a 4D model of the project using the Timeliner in Autodesk Navisworks 2010

  • Created a virtual construction simulation of the project using Autodesk Navisworks 2010 and Movie Maker

Computer Integrated Construction Engineering Systems-TAMU Feb 2010

  • Prepared a 3D Architectural Model for the project using REVIT Architectural 2010

  • Prepared a 3D MEP Model for the project using REVIT MEP 2010

  • Used Autodesk Navisworks 2010 to combine the REVIT Architectural and MEP models

  • Developed a 4D model of the project using the Timeliner in Autodesk Navisworks 2010

  • Created a virtual construction simulation of the project using Autodesk Navisworks 2010 and Movie Maker

Construction Engineering and Management Experience
Perk Company, Inc., Cleveland, OhioJuly 2007 - Mar 2008
Assistant Estimator/Project Manager

  • Reviewed plans and performed Quantity Take-Offs, utilizing Excel spreadsheets for better efficiency

  • Scheduled construction activities, tracked progress, and managed resources using PERT/CPM schedules in Primavera P3

  • Prepared construction shop drawings for concrete and steel bridge components using AutoCAD

  • Designed temporary traffic control plans for construction zones using AutoCAD

  • Assisted in preparing cost estimates and bid submittals to bid on medium to large size public transportation projects

  • Investigated problems in concrete pavement and bridge construction and provided corrective recommendations

Technical Services Directorate, Lattakia, SyriaNov 2004 - Dec 2005
Plan Check Engineer – Department of Urban Planning

  • Performed building and plan examinations for construction of industrial, commercial, and residential structures to verify compliance with applicable codes, laws, and regulations

M. A. Kharafi & Sons, Lattakia Ariha Highway, SyriaNov 2003 - Nov 2004
Assistant Project Manager

  • Worked on the construction of a new 60-mile highway project that included 250 culverts, 60 bridges, 12 viaducts, and 2 Arches

  • Worked with the Project Manager, Superintendents, and field personnel to facilitate smooth day-to-day construction operations

  • Developed an automated reporting tool using Excel that led to time savings and a reduction in report delays

  • Collected, organized, and analyzed daily project data in liaise with the Project Manager and Superintendents for reporting to the Regional Operation Manager

  • Built databases that included details about project construction activities, equipment, construction materials, and manpower to assist the Management in verifying construction progress, resource consumption, performance, and productivity

Academic Projects
Infrastructure Engineering and Management - Texas A&MDec 2009

    Developed a 5-year maintenance and rehabilitation (M&R) plan for a pavement network using the Network-Level Pavement Management System (PMS)

Methods Improvement for Construction Engineers - Texas A&MDec 2009

    Developed a ranking system for a list of contractors executing work for Oklahoma DOT, by applying regression analysis on the ODOT historical bidding database

Advanced Construction Methods - Texas A&MMay 2009

    Developed a constructability plan for a bridge construction project and identified lower initial cost alternatives and lower project life-cycle cost alternatives

Construction Engineering Systems - Texas A&MMay 2009

    Performed cost and time management for a cogeneration construction project using Primavera P3

Construction Estimating- Cuyahoga Community CollegeMay 2007

    Performed construction cost estimates, cost forecasting, and cost reports for a construction project using WinEst

Construction Scheduling- Cuyahoga Community CollegeMay 2007

    Performed time management for construction activities by implementing Gantt charts, activity on arrow diagrams, PERT techniques, and critical path method (CPM) using Primavera Suretrak

Structural Engineering Experience
G. Hourieh Engineering, Lattakia, SyriaMar 2003 - Nov 2003
Structural Engineering Intern

  • Assisted in the structural designing process of three multiple-story earthquake-proof concrete buildings

  • Prepared structural drawings and rebar schedules using AutoCAD

  • Performed structural calculations for slabs, beams, columns, foundation, and shear walls according to the Syrian National Code

Tishreen University, Lattakia, SyriaeAug 2001 - Jun 2002
B.S. Thesis Research - Department of Civil Engineering

  • Developed a software application using Visual Basic that utilizes the Finite Element Method to perform dynamic analysis of linear systems

  • Checked the accuracy of the developed application using Matlab

  • Performed several types of structural engineering analyses (seismic, dynamic, static, etc.) using structural software packages (SAP, ETABS, etc.) and compared the results with the developed application

Web Development Experience
Texas A&M University, College Station, TexasSept 2009- Present
Graduate Assistant (Webmaster)– International Students Services (ISS)

  • Developing and maintaining ISS student databases, web functionality and on-line training courses

  • Providing computer and software technical support for the office staff

  • Enhanced the existing WebPages using ASP, JavaScript and SQL

  • Worked with the network administrator to improve the security and implement the privacy policy

Personal Website ( 2010

  • Created a webpage with built-in ActiveX that allows for an interactive
    visualization of Navisworks models on the web

  • Utilized HTML and Flash to present my resume and work history

Professional Associations & Certifications

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)Jan 2009
E.I. Engineering InternDec 2008
The Army Corp of Engineers - Construction Quality Management (CQM)Dec 2007
OSHA - 30 Hours Construction IndustryDec 2007
OSHA - 40 Hours Hazardous Waste OperationNov 2007

Computer Skills

  • Scheduling Software: Primavera Suretrak, Primavera P3, Microsoft Project
  • Estimating Software: WinEst
  • Structural Designing Software: SAP 2000, ETABS
  • Building Information Modeling Software: Revit (Architecture, Structure, MEP), Autodesk Navisworks
  • CAD Software: AutoCAD
  • Spreadsheet Software: Microsoft Excel
  • Programming and Web Development: Visual Basic, HTML, ASP, VB Script, Java Script, SQL

Additional Skills

Fluent in written and spoken English and Arabic languages

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