Usama Konbr

Usama Konbr
Tanta University · Department of Architecture Faculty of Engineering Tanta University

Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University
I am looking for architectural researchers interested in sustainability for research and publishing collaboration.

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Introduction
Dr. Konbr is a staff member. Moreover, he is the owner, founder, and director of the consulting office "Andlos Group for Architecture and Planning" in Tanta City, Egypt. Additionally, he is interested in sustainability as a major issue. Therefore, he set it as a research area to be addressed by many approaches, relying on its original specialty as an architect. Therefore, he opens all the closely related gates for collaboration in research, publication, and review.
Additional affiliations
November 2020 - December 2020
Tanta University, Faculty of Engineering
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Professor (Associate) Tanta University, Faculty of Engineering, Architectural Engineering Department.
September 2019 - November 2020
The Future higher institute of Engineering and Technology, Mansoura, Egypt.
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  • Head of Faculty
Description
  • Vice Dean for Education and Student Affairs.
December 2017 - December 2020
Tanta University, Faculty of Engineering
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Professor (Associate) Tanta University, Faculty of Engineering, Architectural Engineering Department.
Education
February 2001 - December 2005
Al-Azhar University- Faculty of Engineering
Field of study
  • Architecture
October 1997 - January 2001
Al-Azhar University- Faculty of Engineering
Field of study
  • Architectural Engineering
September 1990 - July 1995
Al-Azhar University- Faculty of Engineering
Field of study
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Faculty of Engineering - Architectural Engineering Department

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Smart buildings have grabbed the attention of researchers since the 1980s. Until now, there has been no specific definition for smart buildings, which came from modern technologies and applications that rely on smart systems, significantly affecting the construction industry. Based on the importance of the administrative building sector in Egypt, t...
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Nanotechnology has gradually emerged in various sectors, including architecture. Nanotechnology developed nanomaterials as environmentally friendly and highly efficient construction materials. It behaves differently with enhanced functional properties such as durability, strength, flexibility, lighter weight, self-cleaning capacity, etc. This study...
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Book: Building Construction. It was prepared for the first year students at the Civil Engineering Department, Tanta University, 2022-2023.
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Most people use stairs during emergencies and evacuations. Therefore, this study addressed the impact of staircase rotation to minimize physical effort and evacuation time, hypothesizing that staircase rotation affects the evacuation speed and the safety of the occupants. This study consisted of two stages. In the first stage, a questionnaire was d...
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The National Egyptian Agenda 2030 recently adopted the concepts of sustainable cities, mitigating and adapting to climate change. This study responded to these concepts by treating sewage to reuse it in softscaping and recycling sludge to reduce energy consumption and support heating systems by producing biogas. Of the limitations of this study, it...
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Lack of understanding of phenomenological theory and sustainable pillars and bodily experience for visitors causes poor design, then a bad feeling of the spaces via their five senses. If so, the complete interaction of users with the quality of such sites will be successful. Moreover, in such schemes, designers try to encourage walkability and stay...
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Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. Course name: Building Construction and Materials (1)b. The first-year, Second Term. 2021-2022 Semester Project.
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This paper intends to focus on Cairo streets from the pedestrian-use perspective. It aims to explore and examine the factors that make Cairo streets better places for walking. Moreover, it intends to contribute to the limited qualitative research on walkable streets and pedestrians' walking experience, specifically in Cairo. In addition, it provide...
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غلاف لتسليم المشروع الفصلي- أولى عمارة
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غلاف لتسليم المشروع الفصلي، للفرقة الأولي، مدني
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Building Construction, for students at: Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
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For first-year students in the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tanta University in Egypt.
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5 Previous Exams, Civil, Dr. Usama Konbr.pdf, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
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Lectures' exercise, from 1-5, for: Building Construction (1)a, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
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Ground Floor, Semester Project, 2021-2022. Building Construction (1)a Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
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6 Shallow foundations Lecture exercise for: Building Construction (1)a Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
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Moisture Insulation Works, Exercise For Environmental Architecture Program, Level 2, Building Construction 2. Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University.
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Stairs and ramps these are Lecture's Exercises, for Building Construction 2 Environmental Architecture Program, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt
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3 Exercises of Lectures from 1-3 For the students of the first year, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University.
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Preliminary details for the semester project.
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4 Tutorial for Semester Project For my students, first year at the Civil Engineering Department.
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Building Construction (2), for Environmental Architecture Program, faculty of Engineering, Tanta University.
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المُقدمـَة ... الحمد لله الذي بلَّغَنا تمام إعداد هذا الكتاب لتغطية المحتوى العلمي لمقرر الإنشاء المعماري (2)، لأبنائنا طلاب المستوى الثاني ببرنامج العمارة البيئية بنظام الساعات المعتمدة - بكلية الهندسة - جامعة طنطا، وليمثل هذا الكتاب جزءً من الأدوات اللازمة لسير المقرر. فثمة كتب كثيرة متوافرة في مجال الإنشاء المعماري وتقنيات التشييد، ولكل منها مزا...
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المُقدمـَة ... الحمد لله الذي بلَّغَنا تمام إعداد هذا الكتاب لتغطية المحتوى العلمي لمقرر الإنشاء المعماري والمواد (1) أ، لأبنائنا طلاب الفِرْقَة الأولى بقسم الهندسة المعمارية - بكلية الهندسة - جامعة طنطا، وليمثل هذا الكتاب جزءً من الأدوات اللازمة لسير المقرر. فثمة كتب كثيرة متوافرة في مجال الإنشاء المعماري وتقنيات التشييد، ولكل منها مزاياه الملحوظ...
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المُقدمـَة ... الحمد لله الذي بلَّغَنا تمام إعداد هذا الكتاب لتغطية المحتوى العلمي لمقرر الإنشاء المعماري والمواد (1)أ، لأبنائنا طلاب الفرقة الأولى بقسم الهندسة المعمارية - بكلية الهندسة - جامعة طنطا، وليمثل هذا الكتاب جزءً من الأدوات اللازمة لسير المقرر. فثمة كتب كثيرة متوافرة في مجال الإنشاء المعماري وتقنيات التشييد، ولكل منها ميزته الخاصة. ونجد...
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The development of intelligent urban computing has carried out different critical smart ecological and energy harvesting topics such as intelligent cities and societies. The main concept of the sustainable smart city is established for collecting and negotiation of the Internet of things (IoT) devices and smart applications to help and enhancement...
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This paper provides energy and economic analysis relevant to the cooling season in building enclosures. For a whole year, an Energy Plus thermal transfer model has been created and simulated. Simulations were made from the cities in five different areas of climate in China using weather data files. Energy savings were done from natural cold (e.g.,...
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المُقدمـَة ... الحمد لله الذي بلَّغَنا تمام إعداد هذا الكتاب لتغطية المحتوى العلمي لمقرر الإنشاء المعماري والمواد (1) ب، لأبنائنا طلاب الفرقة الأولى بقسم الهندسة المعمارية - بكلية الهندسة - جامعة طنطا، وليمثل هذا الكتاب جزءً من الأدوات اللازمة لسير المقرر. فثمة كتب كثيرة متوافرة في مجال الإنشاء المعماري وتقنيات التشييد، ولكل منها مزاياه الملحوظة م...
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Egypt is striving to improve energy exports and efficiency. Smart Buildings (SBs) promote sustainability and represents an essential pillar of smart cities. Smart Systems (SSs) are the physical infrastructure of SBs, serving the integration between their components and the users. Smart energy systems (SESs) are among the essential SSs in SBs. This...
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فِهْرِس كتاب: إنشاء معماري - أولى مدني
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Abstract of the Master, its title is: "Towards Touristic Eco- Architecture in Southern Sinai- Case study:‎ The Coastal Touristic Architecture Evaluation at Ras Sudr Touristic Sector"
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English Abstract of the Master, its title is: "Towards Touristic Eco- Architecture in Southern Sinai- Case study:‎ The Coastal Touristic Architecture Evaluation at Ras Sudr Touristic Sector"
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الباب الثالث من كتاب الانشاء المعماري نظم تغطية الأسقف Roof Covering Methods
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يُشير مُصطلح التصميم الداخلي المُستدام إلى تطبيق كلٍ من: استراتيجيات العمارة المستدامة، والآليات التي تُحقِق متطلبات الإنسان واحتياجاته ‏الفسيولوجية والنفسية وغيرها دون التسبب في إضراره أو إضرار البيئة الداخلية أو البيئة المحيطة، والتعامل مع الفراغات بطريقةٍ مسئولةٍ بيئياً، ‏ولذا فإن تحقيق الاستدامة في مجال التصميم الداخلي يستلزم جهداً كبيراً، ومُت...
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يشير مصطلح التصميم الداخلي المُستدام إلى تطبيق كلٍ من: استراتيجيات العمارة المستدامة، والآليات التي تُحقِق متطلبات الإنسان واحتياجاته الفسيولوجية والنفسية وغيرها دون التسبب في إضراره أو إضرار البيئة الداخلية أو البيئة المحيطة، والتعامل مع الفراغات بطريقةٍ مسئولةٍ بيئياً، ولذا فإن تحقيق الاستدامة في مجال التصميم الداخلي يستلزم جهداً كبيراً، ومُتعَدِ...
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Smart cities are boosting sustainability. It is an urgent and global trend. The study addressed the Smart Sustainable Cities (SSCs) considering the recent local and global constraints. It focused on the Egyptian context as a scope because of the absence of this trend in it, despite its potential opportunities. The paper was divided into two section...
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The paper proposed a framework to address indoor air pollution within the residential buildings in the architectural scope. This framework was handled in two phases. The first phase addressed the technical solutions divided into categories, subcategories, and strategies (solutions). The second phase is the framework's activation, which came through...
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‎(a) Preface‎ As part of the global trend towards sustainability, architecture contributes to ‎development as an active element by rooting the concept of sustainable architecture. ‎When it comes to desert areas, this contribution becomes more important in view of this ‎concept. Especially if the study area needs more attention to consider its loca...
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‏(أ) تمهيد (‏preface):‏ في إطار التوجه العالمي صوب الاستدامة، تسهم العمارة بوصفها عنصراً فاعلاً في التنمية من خلال تأصيل مفهوم ‏العمارة المستدامة، وحينما يتعلق الأمر بالمناطق الصحراوية تتأكد أهمية هذا الإسهام من هذا المفهوم، ولا سيما إذا ‏كانت منطقة الدراسة تحتاج لمزيدٍ من الاهتمام بأخذ خصوصيتها المحلية بعين الاعتبار في ضوء المقومات الثلاث ‏الأساس...
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Smart systems represent through their environmental, social, and economic potential input to root sustainability. The Research deals with Smart systems taking Egypt as a research area scope where it noticed that attributes and features of Smart buildings (Smart systems perspective) are in weakness and severe decay in the construction system in gene...
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ملخص البحث (أ) تمهيد تُعد الأنظِمَة الذكيَّة بما لها من إمكانات بيئية واجتماعية واقتصادية مُدخلا للأبنية الذكيَّة؛ كما تُعد الأبنيَّة الذكيَّة من خلال مقوماتها في توفير أسباب لحياة أكثر راحة وأمناً وترشيداً وحفاظاً وصحةً وتطوراً مُدخلا لتأصيل الاستدامة. يتناول البحث الأنظِمَة الذكيَّة مُتخذاً مجالاً مكانياً للدراسة وهو مصر، لترسيم سمات وملامح الأ...
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الفصل الرابع من كتاب الإنشاء المعماري والمواد (1) أ، لطلاب الفِرْقَة الأولى بقسم الهندسة المعمارية، كُلْيَة الهندسة، جامعه طنطا
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This study suggests a new simulated model to improve cross ventilation performance inside a single room space in the different wind velocity regions. The architectural design decisions of indoor openings and walls can achieve the stagnation and the Venturi conditions that can govern the indoor air velocities inside an indoor room space to be decrea...
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ملخص البحث: يتم عرضه من خلال النقاط التالية: (أ) تمهيد: للاستدامة ثلاثة مداخل بيئية واجتماعية واقتصادية، وتمثل مواد البناء منظومة أساسية من منظومات تأصيل الاستدامة على المستوى المعماري، يتناول البحث مواد البناء كمنظومة أساسية للاستدامة من منظور معماري متخذاً مجالا مكانيا للدراسة وهو مدينة طنطا، وذلك لتلمُس الفرق ما بين التناول التقليدي لمواد البن...
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Building Materials: An Approach to Sustainable Construction ‎System in Tanta City
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1. ملخص البحث : يتم عرضه من خلال النقاط التالية : (أ) تمهيد : إذا كان للاستدامة ثلاثة مداخل بيئية واجتماعية واقتصادية ، وإذا كان تنسيق المواقع ينقسم بشكل أساسي لقسمين عناصر خضراء وعناصر صلبة ، فان البحث يركز على المدخل البيئي فقط كأحد مداخل الاستدامة الثلاثة كما يختار مجالا مكانيا للبحث في مدينة طنطا ومجالا للدراسة على العناصر الصلبة فقط ، وذلك لتل...
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(a) Preface The landscape is divided into two sections of soft and hard elements; the research focuses on the environmental input only as one of the three pillars to sustainability. It also chooses a special area as a scope for research in Tanta City. Also, it chooses a field of study on Hard elements only. That to understand the difference betwee...
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(a) Introduction Sustainability has three approaches: Environmental, Social, and Economic, Landscaping is divided mainly into two parts, Soft-scaping and Hard-scaping. the research focuses on Environmental aspects only as an approach to Sustainability taking Tanta city as a scope, also choosing the branch of softscaping to realize the difference b...
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Usama Konbr. (2010). Coordination of Environmental Elements as an Approach to ‎Sustainability of Soft-scaping- Application on Tanta City. In ‎11th International Engineering Conference of ‎Al-Azhar. 21-23 ‎December 2010‎. Cairo, Egypt.
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Abstract The study deals with sustainable architectural heritage in the historical areas through the conservation scope as a modern scientific concept. It also presents some of the principles that should be developed under the field of architecture when dealing with historic areas which include special features and characters in details. These gui...
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يتناول البحث استدامة الموروث المعماري بالمناطق التاريخية من خلال مَدخل الحِفاظ كمفهومية علميَّة حديثة، كما يَعرض بعض المبادئ والأسس التي يجب أن يتم وفقاً لها تطوير العمل في مجال العمارة عند تناول المناطق التاريخية بما تشتمل عليه من تفاصيل ذات ملمح وطابع خاص، وذلك من خلال استعراض بعض التوجيهات (Guidelines) التي استقر عليها خبراء الحِفاظ إجمالا ولاسي...
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‎(a) Preface‎ Sustainable development is currently one of the most important trends ‎not only at the level of urban and architectural development but at all ‎levels of development. In terms of architectural spaces, the ‎environmental, social, and economic dimensions are treated as a basis ‎to control sustainability in general. The air of these spac...
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ملخص البحث: من حيث تمثل نسبة الاستخدام السكني نسبة مرتفعة بالنظر لاستخدامات الأراضي بخريطة المعمور المصري، ومن حيث يتم إشغال الدواخل بتلك الأبنية السكنية بنسبة كبيرة من إجمالي الوقت المستهلك في الأنشطة اليومية، ومن حيث الاستخدام الدائم والمستمر للهواء بالفراغات الداخلية، فقد حتم هذا ضرورة البحث لوضع إطار عام لضبط تناول ورفع جودة هذا الهواء المستنشق...
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(a) The research objectives‏:‏ The objectives of the research are to propose an intellectual ‎methodology that can be used systematically and scientifically to assess ‎the sustainable dimension of residential areas in new urban ‎communities, to control, codify and develop sustainability ‎indicators as a step towards the sustainable dimension of the...
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The contemporary worldwide thoughts are oriented now to Sustainability as a ‎development concept. This conceptual orientation has increased in Urban ‎Development to face the features of Urban Collapse within the absence of ‎Sustainability. Through the quick comparison between the theoretical principles of ‎Sustainability of the New Urban Communitie...
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Abstract Touristic Experts praise that tourism is the Engine of Development, and Touristic development is main support for the Comprehensive Development, By the Superior Country domination perception for that, It concerned with it, whence Southern Sinai has distinguished capability, efforts was done to remove the Touristic Investment’s disincentiv...

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As a user or designer of stairs, are there preferences regarding its direction?
i.e., are stairs in a clockwise direction preferable to the other direction, or vice versa?
Or is there no difference?
This is just a poll for research purposes.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

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Collecting research in Sustainability regarding Architecture and Urbanism.
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