Civil & Industrial Constructions Department (CIC)

Civil and Industrial Construction Department (CIC) previously known as Architecture and Construction Material department was established in 1969 but later on in 1977, the name was changed to Civil and Industrial Construction department. From the inception, the CIC department has had many achievements and has been actively involved in the training of talented and competent engineering cadres, development of new teaching methods, and conducting academic research. The CIC department conferred undergrad degrees to its first batch of graduates consisting of 17 students in 1973. The department launched its master's program in 1979 and awarded masters degrees to the first batch of graduate students in 1984.

A total number of 1762 students, including 198 female and 1564 male students have been graduated from the CIC department in both bachelor and master degrees programs to this point. The current total enrollment of the CIC department is 219 students including 3 females and 216 males taught by 9 professors, associate professor, and assistant professors.

The interactive teaching and pedagogical methods utilized in the CIC department includes the lectures, engineering software application, laboratory works, conducting academic conferences and seminars for both professors and students, class projects and other relevant academic and practical works. Additionally, the department has constantly tried to maintain the educational and academic relationship with other engineering faculties and universities as well as sharing technical experiences with the construction industry.

The CIC department had a well-equipped and advanced engineering lab where in addition to conducting applied research by the professors, students were also involved in doing lab works for their respective courses. Unfortunately, the lab was totally destroyed during the civil war in the country.  Upon the establishment of the new administration in 2001, the lab was renovated by receiving a financial grant from the World Bank and currently, it’s utilized by the students for conducting their relevant lab works only.

The CIC department is committed to providing quality training to the Afghan students in the field of engineering. The graduates of this department are widely employed by the Afghan government institutions as well as by the construction industry – responsible for the design, construction, management, and supervision of various construction projects – contributing to the overall reconstruction process of the country.

In the past, it typically took five years for a student to earn a master’s degree but currently, a new credit-system has been introduced by the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education which outlining a nine-semester bachelor program which takes four and a half academic years to complete an undergraduate program. Students attend theoretical and practical classes during eight semesters and then during the 9th-semester work on diploma project. Students defend their diploma projects in front of a dedicated board of experts comprising of professors, faculty members from other schools, and experienced engineering practitioners from government and construction industry. Once the diploma presentations are successfully evaluated by the board members, the respective students are awarded B.Sc. degrees in the field of civil engineering. It is worth mentioning that graduation series of credit system has commenced since 2009.

The CIC department resumed its master program in structural engineering after a long halt due to civil war in 2011. In accordance with the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education regulations, the master program is a thesis-based program and students have to defend their research thesis as part of the degree requirements. The first batch of the master’s program students graduated in 2014.

Due to a high demand for construction engineers in the country, the CIC department decided to establish a new Department of Building Construction Management in 2012 and the first group of students was admitted to this department through the university entrance exam - KANKOUR in 2014. Professor Mohammad Ismail Sarwary, Lecturer, KPU, Department of Civil and Industrial Buildings, Civil Engineering Faculty

 Educational Background:

  •   Master of Civil and Industrial Buildings, Kabul Polytechnic University, 1995

Publications/ Academic Activities:

  • Design of 5 story commercial building (Master Thesis)
  • Steel structures text book
  • Study of effects of overloading of trucks on Kabul City bridges, Research paper
  • Economic efficiency of pre-stressed girders using high strength fasteners‎, Research paper
  • Evaluation of Ductility in Reinforced Concrete Structures, ‎Research paper
  • Evaluation of abrasion resistance of aggregates produced from Pol-e-Charkhi and Koh-e-Qorough stone mines, Research paper
  • Current practice of earthquake Engineering in Construction industry in Afghanistan and Recommendations, Research paper
  • Translation of text book on reinforced concrete structures
  • Earthquake resistance of buildings, teaching contents

Research Area: Earthquake Engineering; Contact: ‎ , +93744711457 Assistant Professor Asadullah Attal,  Faculty of Construction, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering;

Educational Background:


  • Master degree in Civil Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 45601 year 2010;
  • B.Sc. degree from Civil and Industrial Engineering department of Kabul Polytechnic University, 2004;


  • Maturity and strength evaluation of cast in place concrete in Afghanistan, (Research Paper);
  • Environmental problems caused by construction projects, (Research Paper);
  • Economical and structural effect of composite concrete (precast-prestressed and cast in place) in Afghanistan (Research Paper);
  • Maintenance and sustainability of governmental and public facilities strategy, (Research Paper);
  • Development of Neural Network Models for Prediction of Highway Construction Cost and Project Duration (Master thesis)
  • Evaluation and restoration of structures damaged by earthquake in Afghanistan, (Research Paper);
  • Technical evaluation of Portland cement compares to Geopolymer cement, (Research Paper);
  • Evaluation of the best moisture condition of brick masonry at Kabul circumstances, (Research Paper);
  • Mortar Strength comparison of Bagram natural sand with Kabul west side crash sand, (Research Paper);
  • Mechanical and economical evaluation of self-compacted concrete in Afghanistan, (Research Paper);
  • Computational benefits of unsymmetrical reinforced concrete columns, (Research Paper);
  • Modern methods of high rise residential and commercial buildings veneer, (Research Paper);
  • Engineering economy fundamentals (chapter).
  • Construction management fundamental (Chapter, one and two)

 Research Area: Structural Engineering, Construction and projects management, engineering planning and design. Professor Sekandar Zadran, Lecturer at Civil and   Industrial Constructions Department, School of Construction

 Educational Background:

  •  Master degree in Structural Engineering from Purdue University, Indiana, US, 2018
  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Civil and Industrial Constructions Department of Kabul Polytechnic University, 2009


  • Estimating Likelihood of Severe Damage due to Earthquakes in Reinforced Concrete Frame  Buildings in Afghanistan

Contact: Assistant Professor Sifatullah Bahij, Civil & Industrial Construction Department of Construction Faculty 

Educational Background:

    M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2017

    B.Sc. in Civil & Industrial Construction Department of Kabul Polytechnic University, 2012


  • Bahij S, Adekunle SK, Al-Osta M, Ahmad S, Al-Dulaijan SU, Rahman MK. Numerical investigation of the shear behavior of reinforced ultra-high-performance concrete beams. Structural Concrete. 2017;1–13. (International Journal Paper)
  • Shear Behavior of Reinforced UHPC Beams Reinforced with High-Strength Steel Bars” published in ACI Structural and Material International Journal. (International Journal Paper)
  • Effect of Concrete Quality on Reinforcement Corrosion, (Article)
  • Effect of Aggregate Grading, Admixture and Filler on Self-Compacting Concrete, (Article)
  • Study on Shear Behavior of Ultra High-Performance Concrete Beams (M.Sc. Thesis)
  • Statistical and Numerical Methods for Engineers (Chapter)

Research Area: Normal Concrete, Ultra High-Performance Concrete, Self-Compacting Concrete, Structural Analysis, Advanced Construction Materials;

Contact:, +93788616200. Mojeeburahman Mashal, Lecturer, KPU, Department of Civil and Industrial Buildings, Civil Engineering Faculty 

Educational Background:  

  Master degree in Structural and Earthquake Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo, 2016

  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering form Kabul State University, Engineering Faculty, 2010

Publications/ Academic Activities:

  • Current practice of earthquake Engineering in Construction industry in Afghanistan and Recommendations (Article);

  • Use of Structural Steel as Construction Material in Construction industry of Afghanistan, (Article);
  • Weak-Axis Behavior of Wide Flange Columns Subjected to Blast (Comprehensive Exam, Master Degree)
  • Design of Wood Structures (Teaching contents)
  • Design of Steel Structures‎ (Teaching contents)‎

Research Area: Earthquake Engineering;

Contact:, +93774130935