About Dr. Aminmansour
Professor Aminmansour is Chair of the Building Performance Program and a faculty member in the Structures Concentration. His areas of research/scholarship interest and experience include structural steel and reinforced concrete design as well as design of tall buildings.
He is a member of the Committee on Manuals of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The Committee is responsible for the technical contents of AISC’s Manual of Steel Construction (AISC Manual) as well as the Seismic Design Manual. His work has been adopted by AISC four times and included in the AISC Manual. In addition, he serves on Task Committee 4 (TC 4) of the AISC Committee on Specifications. Professor Aminmansour received AISC’s 2015 Special Achievement Award for his technical contributions to structural steel design industry.
Currently, Professor Aminmansour is developing Ready2Steel, a suite of web-based resources for structural steel design including an integrated and comprehensive textbook; powerful and flexible calculator for interactive design of structural steel and composite members; complete solutions of member designs with charts, tables, and formulas that can be saved and/or printed and is fully integrated with the latest AISC Specification.
Professor Aminmansour is a current member and past Chair of the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) as well as a member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). He is a member of the Editorial Board of CTBUH’s International Journal of High-Rise Buildings. He has had numerous journal articles and presentations at international events. More recently, he was interviewed for a television documentary called Skyscrapers: Engineering the Future which aired on the Science Channel. The program has been shown in other countries as well.
Dr. Aminmansour was selected as one of four international team leaders by world-renowned artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to develop a preliminary structural design for their Mastaba project. Professor Mir Ali collaborated with Professor Aminmansour.
- Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structures), Pennsylvania State University
- M.S., Architectural Engineering (Structures Option), Pennsylvania State University
- M.A., Applied Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University
- B.A., Mathematics, Kansas State University
Teaching and advising
- ARCH 451: Theory and Design of Steel and Timber
- ARCH 452: Theory of Reinforced Concrete
- ARCH 554: Advanced Steel Design
- ARCH 595IN: Integrated Design and Construction of Buildings