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Civil Engineer Joins National Institute of Building Sciences Team

The National Institute of Building Sciences has added a civil engineer to its employee roster. JiQiu (JQ) Yuan, PhD, PE, comes on board as a project manager. He will be supporting activities of both the Building Seismic Safety Council and Multihazard Mitigation Council.

Formerly a research engineer for Professional Service Industries, Inc. at the Federal Highway Administration Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia, and an adjunct professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Yuan has a strong background in materials engineering, structural analysis, structural design, seismic engineering and sustainability engineering. He is currently an adjunct professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, teaching classes in reinforced concrete design and prestressed concrete design.

Yuan has a PhD in civil engineering from the University of Kansas-Lawrence, a master’s degree in material science and engineering from the China Building Materials Academy in Beijing, China, and a bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering from Tongji University in Shanghai, China. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI); a voting member of the ACI Committee 228-0B, Visual Inspection; and an associate member of ACI Committee 239, Ultra-High Performance Concrete and ACI Committee 408, Bond and Development of Steel Reinforcement.

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