About the Author
Naveed Anwar is the Executive Director/CEO of AIT Solutions (AITS), Director of Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), and member of the Structural Engineering faculty at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He teaches academic courses to Masters and PhD students at AIT, related to modeling, analysis and design of tall buildings and bridge structures.Dr. Anwar received his BSc. degree in Civil Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1982, and both Masters and PhD degrees in Structural Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in 1986 and 2004, respectively. He was the Managing Director of a civil and structural engineering consulting firm in Pakistan for several years before joining AIT in 1995. Dr. Anwar has an experience of over 35 years in the structural modeling, analysis and design of buildings, project management, design of bridges and other structures, designing hundreds of projects. His specialty is in the performance based design and evaluations of structures, specially tall buildings. He has conducted hundreds of professional training. Workshop and seminars, attended by more than 3500 professionals in more than 15 countries. Topics covered in these events are related to structural analysis, design, dynamic analysis, and nonlinear analysis etc. He is proficient in the development of software for structural engineering applications, including earthquake resistant design, structural detailing etc. and is the author of several software including SDL, SYSDesigner, GEAR, BATS, NichadCAD etc. He has also contributed towards the development of many other programs such as RISA Section, CSI Section Builder and CSICOL. Fawad A. Najam received his BS degree in civil engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET, Taxila) Pakistan in 2009, and MS degree in Structural Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan in 2011. He has been associated with Department of Structural Engineering at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and AIT Solutions (AITS) in Thailand since then and has received PhD in Structural Engineering in 2016. He is also a member of the Structural Engineering faculty at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. His areas of interests include earthquake engineering and structural dynamics, seismic performance evaluation of tall buildings and structural engineering software development. He has participated actively in various private and public sector projects, strengthening the academia-industry linkages in Pakistan while working at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). He has an experience of 5 years in academia and civil engineering practice, working at various appointments including lecturer of civil engineering, structural engineering consultant and research associate at various institutes in Pakistan and Thailand.