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Dr. Jeffrey S. West

P. Eng., FACI, Professor

Research Interests:

  • Concrete Materials: use of recycled materials and self-consolidating concrete
  • Modular bridge systems for accelerated construction
  • FRP materials for strengthening of existing concrete and timber structures
  • Strength evaluation of existing concrete and timber structures
  • Automated construction progress tracking

Selected Publications:

  1. Shahi, A., Aryan, A., West, J.S., Haas, C.T., Haas, R.C.G., “Deterioration of UWB Positioning During Construction,” Automation in Construction, V.24 (2012) pp. 72–80.
  2. Safiuddin, Md., West, J.S., and Khaled, K.A., “Properties of Freshly Mixed Self-consolidating Concretes Incorporating Rice Husk Ash as a Supplementary Cementing Material,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol.30, May 2012, pp. 833-842.
  3. El Refai, A., West, J.S., and Soudki, K.A., “Fatigue of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP External Tendons,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 29, April 2012, pp. 246-256.
  4. Butler, L., West, J.S. and Tighe, S.L., “The Effect of Recycled Concrete Aggregate Properties on the Bond Strength between RCA Concrete and Steel Reinforcement,” Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 41, Issue 10, October 2011, pp. 1037-1049.
  5. Choi, H. T., West, J. S., and Soudki, K. A., “Partially Bonded Near-surface-mounted CFRP bars for Strengthened Concrete T-beams,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol.25, Issue 5, May 2011, Pp. 2441-2449.
  6. Shahi, A., West, J.S., and Pandey, M.D., “Strengthening of Gulfport 230kV Wooden Transmission Structures with Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Wrap,” Journal of Composites in Construction, Vol. 15, No. 3, May/June 2011, pp. 364-373.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Concrete Institute
  • Professional Engineers Ontario
  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Courses Taught:

University of Waterloo

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