M. Saeed Mirza

Emeritus Professor

PEng, PhD



BEng (Karachi)
MEng, PhD (McGill)


Tel: 514-398-6862
Fax: 514-398-7361
saeed [dot] mirza [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)



General information

Professor Mirza's specialty is structural engineering and rehabilitation of infrastructure. He joined our Department in 1966 after working for a consulting engineer and the Public Works Department in Pakistan.



  • Chair, CSCE Technical Committee on Rehabilitation of Infrastructure
  • Co-Chair, CSCE-IEP International Conference on Infrastructure, Sustainable Development and Mankind, March-April 1998
  • Chair, CSCE-FCM International Conference on Infrastructure Issues, Policies, Preservation and Rehabilitation
  • President, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (1985-86)

Research interests

  • Behaviour, analysis and design of concrete structures
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis of structural concrete
  • Preservation and rehabilitation of infrastructure

Courses offered

  • CIVE 617 Desgn/Ratng of Hwy&Rwy Bridge 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 624 Durability of Structures 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


  • Consultant to the St. Lawrence Seaway Authority for the Champlain, Mercier and Jacques Cartier bridges
  • Consultant for detailed three-dimensional analysis and design of the World Trade Centre, Ottawa
  • Keynote speaker, CSCE Annual Conference (1994), Department of Public Works Conference (1995) and other conferences


  • A.B. Sanderson Award of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for outstanding contributions to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada (1991)
  • Fellow, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Engineering Institute of Canada, American Concrete
  • Institute and the Institute of Engineers Pakistan
  • Canada 125 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Society (1992)
  • Class of 1951 Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching (1991)
  • James Vance Award of the Candian Society for Civil Engineering for outstanding contributions to the society
  • CAN-AM Amity Award of the American Society of Civil Engineers for outstanding and unusual contributions toward advancement of professional relationships between the civil engineers of the United States and Canada (1993)

Representative publications

  • S. Siddiqui and M.S. Mirza (1996) "Canadian municipal infrastructure - The present state",  Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Edmonton.
  • M.S. Mirza and L. Amleh (1995) "Recent developments in diagnosis and rehabilitation of concrete structures", Proceedings of the ACI Fall Convention, Montreal, pp.193-235.
  • M.S. Mirza (1995)  "Infrastructure renewal",  Proceedings of the One-Day Forum on Facilities Renewal Program, Department of Public Works, Ottawa, pp. 1- 74.
  • M.S. Mirza (1995) "Dixon Bridge - A Field Laboratory"?  Proceedings of the CERIU Annual Conference, Montreal, pp. 4-1 - 4-34.
  • S. Siddiqui and M.S. Mirza (1995) "Canada's urban infrastructure",  Proceedings of the CERIU Annual Conference, Montreal.