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Department of College of Architecture and Design

Taher, Rima

Contact Info
Office: 521 Weston
Phone: 973-596-3015
Dept: School Of Architecture


B. Civil Engineering, INSA de Lyon (Institute National des Sciences Appliquées), Lyon, France, 1982M.S. Civil Engineering/ Building Technology, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris France, 1983Ph. D. Civil Engineering/ Building Technology, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC), Paris France, 1986 

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor, NJIT/ School of Architecture, 1989-1990 and the City University of New York/ City College School of Architecture, Fall 1990University Lecturer, NJIT/ School of Architecture, 1990 – presentAnd teaching part-time at the NJIT-Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2010 – present (Structural Stability, Structural Steel Design, and Short-Span Bridge Design) 

Professional Experience

Staff Engineer, Converse Consultants East (Geotechnical Engineers), Caldwell, NJ, 1988 Structural Engineer, Clinton Bogert Associates (Consulting Engineers), Englewood, NJ, 1988 – 1990Structural Engineer (part-time), CE/CM Entech (Consulting Engineers), Passaic Park, NJ, 1999 – 2001Principal/ Structural Engineer, Taher Engineering LLC, Clifton, NJ, 2010 - present 

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers, MemberStructural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Member and President of the SEI Chapter at the North Jersey BranchAmerican Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), MemberAmerican Association of University Professors, Member 

Courses I Teach


Selected Publications

BooksA review book for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE 4.0): “Structural Systems – ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam”, published by Professional Publications, April 2008.A review book for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE 3.1) in structural technology: “Architecture Exam Review – ARE Sample Exams: Structural Divisions”, published by Professional Publications, Inc, April 2007. 

Engineering Journals and Conference ProceedingsBest Building Practices for Hurricane and Earthquake Prone Areas, Construction Specifications Canada (CSC), Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 2011.Design and Strengthening of Educational Facilities for the Risks of Earthquakes and Hurricanes, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Regional Policy Conference, Santiago, Chile, October 2010Improved Building Practices for Hurricanes, Caribbean Construction Magazine, 3rd Quarter, 2009Design of Low-Rise Buildings under Extreme Wind Events, Journal of Architectural Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers in March of 2007.Structural Solutions for the Design of a Cyclonic or Hurricane Resisting Home, Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, June 2-5, 2003, hosted by Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.