Ali Haj-Shafiei, BSc, MSc

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Ali Haj-Shafiei,
BSc, MSc


Ali Haj-Shafiei has been a full time member of the faculty in the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management at George Brown College since 2008. Since 2010 in addition to his teaching assignments, Professor Haj-Shafiei coordinated the Civil Engineering Technology Program (T164), and two Post-Graduate Certificate Programs, Construction Management for Internationally Educated Professionals (T403) and Building Information Modeling Management Program (T412). Professor Haj-Shafiei currently coordinates the Construction Engineering Technician program (T161). His teaching style is to share his multifaceted expertise and numerous field experiences with the younger generation so that they could bring excellent skills to the field of construction. Professor Haj-Shafiei also taught for five years as a Lecturer at Civil Engineering Department of Tehran Polytechnic University and he was an academic counsellor to civil engineering undergraduate students. Professor Haj-Shafiei as a dual professional held senior positions in residential and ICI sector of construction both in Canada and internationally. He has been acting as a general manager in Greater Toronto Area for building more than 500 residential units. He has been acting as a project manager internationally in construction of high rises and heavy civil projects including cement plants, steel plants, and petrochemical plants. Professor Haj-Shafiei is an expert in technical and financial management of the construction industry and as an academic expert, he strives to partner with industry to develop curriculum focussed on sustainable design.

Academic Credentials

BSc in Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin,1979

MSc in Civil Engineering, Marquette University,1981

Areas of Specialization

Land Development, Civil Infrastructure Work, Highrise and Low-rise Residential, ICI Works, and innovative features and building practices that reduce energy consumption and environmental impact, such as prefabricated and modular structural elements.

Areas of Expertise

Construction Technology

Construction Planning & Scheduling

Construction Site Management

Heavy Civil Construction Practices

Career Highlights

2008 - Present - Professor / Coordinator, George Brown College

2006 - 2007 - General Manager, Delpark Homes -186 Family Units, Brampton, Ontario

2005 - 2006 - General Manager, Delpark Homes - 78 Single Family Units - Pickering, Ontario.12 Luxury Townhouse - Downtown Toronto

2004 - 2005 - General Manager, Delpark Homes - 100 Single Family Units, Angus, Ontario

2003 - 2004 - Site Supervisor, Delpark Homes - 75 Single Family Units- Brampton, Ontario. 28 Semi-Detached Units- Brampton, Ontario

2002 - 2003 - Site Supervisor, Delpark Homes - 78 Townhouse Units, Ajax, Ontario

1988 - 2002 - Project Manager- IBC, EMMC. High-rise Building and Heavy Civil Projects, Tehran

1982 - 1987 - Lecturer, Tehran Polytechnic University

Other Activities

Member of Toronto Construction Association TCA

Member of BILD – Building Industry & Land Development Association

Organizing Construction Superintendent’s Roundtable Construct Canada



T403 program high retention award GBC Office of President 2014

Honored for “Reflective Cracking in Poly Fiber Concrete” Research Marquette University

Honored for “Dynamic Behavior of Beam Column on Elastic Foundations” Thesis Marquette University 1981