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Engineer Tarek Al-Kasabi Award 

For Excellence in Civil Engineering in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

1- About Eng. Al-Kasabi Award

The Eng. Al-Kasabi award was established in 2015 by the endowment of Engineer Tarek Al-kasabi. This prestigious Award is annually given to those scientists, engineers or researchers who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the fields of Civil Engineering. Currently, a new award for undergraduate students has been added to the Eng. Al-Kasabi Award to recognize students with excellent academic performance at the College of Engineering at King Saud University (KSU) The award is administered by the Department of Civil Engineering at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2- Award Sponsor

Eng. Tariq Othman Al-Qasabi graduated from King Saud University in the field of Civil Engineering in 1976.  Eng. Al-Qasabi began his work as a project engineer at Kara Corporation during the period between 1976 and 1977. He was later promoted to a project manager in 1978 and continued in this position for 3 years. Eng. Al-Qasabi held the position of the vice president from 1981 to 1988.

Eng. Tariq was then appointed as General Manager of Makkah Construction and Development Company, where he held that position from 1988 to 1990. In 1990, Eng. Al-Qasabi joined Dallah Hospital, where he worked as the CEO of the company and continued in that position until 1994. During the period from 1994 to 1995, he held the position of Managing Director of Dallah Health Services Company, and later as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company.

List of other positions that Eng. Al-Qasabi has held:

• Member of the Board of Directors of Bank Al Jazira (from 1998 until 31/12/2015).

• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bank Al-Jazira (from 01/01/2016 to date)

• Member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Disabled Children (from 2000 until 2011)

• Chairman of Ataa Educational Board (2003 to date)

• Vice President of the Riyadh Municipal Council (2005 until 14/12/2014)

• Chairman of the Riyadh Municipal Council (14/12/2014 until 31/12/2015)

• Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aseer Company for Trade, Tourism and Industry (from 2007 to date)

• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Jazira Capital (28/2/2008 until 30/6/2013)

• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Jazira Capital (13/10/2015 until 26/01/2016)

• Supervisor of the prince Fahd Bin Salman project for charitable organization of the care of patients with kidney failure (2007 to date).

3- Eng. Al-Kasabi Award Money

  • The total award money for Research/patent Excellence in Civil Engineering is one hundred and seventy-five thousand (175,000) Saudi riyals, in addition to certificates of appreciation, distributed among civil engineering branches as follows:
  • The winner for the best research/patent in Structural engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • The winner for the best research/patent in Construction Management Engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • The winner for the best research/patent in Environmental Engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • The winner for the best research/patent in Transportation Engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • The winner for the best research/patent in Water Engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • The winner for the best research/patent in Geotechnical Engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • The winner for the best research/patent in surveying Engineering receives twenty-five thousand (25,000) Saudi riyals.
  • In case the quality of the submitted research/patent in any of these branches do not meet the minimum criteria, the submitted research/patent will be disqualified for this branch. The second best submitted research/patent among the different branches will be awarded.
  • The financial award should be distributed equally among all members (if any) of the winning research/patent.

 

4- Eng. Al-Kasabi Award Mission

  • Keeping up with the global developments in the technical field of Civil Engineering through applied scientific research in order to achieve applied scientific excellence.
  • Service and development of community through directed scientific research to meet the requirements of industrial development.
  • Preparing distinguished undergraduate engineers to meet the needs of the engineering sectors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

5-Eng. Al-Kasabi Award Objectives

  • Developing a spirit of creativity and innovation and to stimulate talent and capabilities through encouragement of applied scientific research in the fields of Civil Engineering in kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Strengthening the relationship between Saudi universities and the industrial/ private sectors.
  • Contributing to the localization and transfer of expertise and technology in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Motivating undergraduate students through the creation of competitive environment to achieve excellent academic performance.

6- Eng. Al-Kasabi Award Fields

  • The Eng. Al-Kasabi award is given for demonstrating outstanding contributions to any of the following fields of Civil Engineering: structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering, construction management engineering, and surveying engineering.
  • The award for the outstanding undergraduate students includes all departments of the College of Engineering at King Saud University.

7- Eng. Al-Kasabi Award Categories

  • There are three categories of the Eng. Al-Kasabi award:
  • In the first category, a research paper published in a peer reviewed scientific ISI journal.
  • In the second category, a granted patent, recognized by a reputed national or international organization.
  • In the third category, excellent academic performance at the undergraduate level of the College of Engineering at KSU.

8- Evaluation Criteria

  • The Eng. Al-Kasabi award will be given based on the total score gained:
  • In the first category, the score of the submitted research will be calculated based on the value of the research to the Kingdom; rank of the journal (in which the research was published), the journal’s Impact factor; number of citations of the research.
  • In the second category, the score will be obtained based on value of the patent to the Kingdom; Patent’s commercial value; reputation of the Patent granting office.
  • In the third category, the score is obtained based on the academic performance, approved by the Vice Deanship for Educational and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering - King Saud University.

9-Award management

The Civil Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at King Saud University is responsible for supervising the award, reviewing standards and regulations, and nominating members of the Scientific Committee.

10- Scientific Committee

  • The organizing committee for the award, located in the College of Engineering at King Saud University, and it consists of:
  •  Head of the Civil Engineering Department at the College of Engineering at King Saud University as Chairman.
  •  Faculty Member (1) - Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University, as a member.
  • Faculty Member (2) - Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University, as a member.

11- Eligibility Rules

Eligible Candidates:

  • The eligible candidates for Eng. Al-kasabi award are:
  • University faculty members, researchers, and graduate students in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Engineers who are licensed to practice in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Graduate Saudi students studying abroad whom research work is related and applicable to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Undergraduate Students in the College of Engineering at KSU.
  • The eligible applicant for Eng. Al-kasabi research/patent award:
  • Must be the main author.
  • Has not been awarded the Eng. Al-Kasabi award for the last two rounds as a main author.
  • The specialization of the main author must be compatible with the area of the submitted work.

Eligible Researches and Patents:

  • It must be an applied research and had made a significant contribution to the field of Civil Engineering.
  • The submitted research or patent has not been awarded previously by Eng. Al-Kasabi award or any other awards and it is not under consideration for any award anywhere else.
  • If the work is a research paper, it must have been published in a peer review scientific ISI journal not before 2017.
  • If the work is a patent, it must have been granted not before 2017.
  • Applicant is not allowed to participate in more than one work.

 

12- Annual Ceremony

  • The ceremony for The Eng. Al-Kasabi award is annually held in December at King Saud University. This ceremony is sponsored by Eng. Tarek Alkasabi.
  • The award is given to the main author during the ceremony with attendance of Eng. Tarek Alkasabi.
  • The winners of the award are notified one week before the due date of the ceremony.

 

13- Application Process

Submit the following documents to the Head of the Scientific Committee of the Award electronically at the address alqasbiprize@ksu.edu.sa on or before 31/8/2022, through the private main author’s mail.

  • Click to Download Application Form
  • Totally fill out the Nomination Form.  (Send in the name of the principal researcher and through his private mail)         
  • A copy of the published research or Patent in a PDF format.
  • A copy of the first page of the corresponding published scientific paper, if applied under the first category.
  • A copy of the corresponding granted patent, if applied under the second category.
  • A brief CV of the 1st author.

14- Contact Information

For inquiries please contact the Head of the Scientific Committee on:

King Saud University

College of Engineering

Civil Engineering Department

Email: alqasbiprize@ksu.edu.sa;

Mobile: 0545788000

Telephone:11    4676998