M Saeed Mirza

Title: 
Emeritus Professor
Academic title(s): 

P.Eng., Ph.D.

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-6862
Fax number: 
514-398-7361
Email address: 
saeed.mirza [at] mcgill.ca
Biography: 

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.

Unit: 
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Degree(s): 

B.Eng. (Karachi)
M.Eng., Ph.D. (McGill)

Area of expertise: 
  • Structural engineering
  • Rehabilitation of Infrastructure
Courses: 
  • 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

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • 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 Canadian 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)
Selected publications: 

1996

  • S. Siddiqui and M.S. Mirza (1996) "Canadian municipal infrastructure - The present state",  Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Edmonton.

1995

  • 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.
Projects: 
  • 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
Conferences: 
  • Keynote speaker, CSCE Annual Conference (1994), Department of Public Works Conference (1995) and other conferences
Areas of interest: 
  • Behaviour, analysis and design of concrete structures
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis of structural concrete
  • Preservation and rehabilitation of infrastructure
Professional activities: 
  • 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)