Dr.Itr received his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1985. He went to Georgia Institute of Technology to complete his Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1987. During that period Dr. Itr worked on research projects in risk analysis, the use of fuzzy sets in decision making, and the use of equipment automation in the construction industry.
In 1992, Dr. Itr completed his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at Georgia Tech. His dissertation was focused on public policy in the construction arena. Dr. Itr has a wealth of industry expertise in the construction management arena with a focus on cost engineering, estimating and bidding strategy. His twenty five years experience on the consulting and contracting side of the construction industry gave him great knowledge in preparing and evaluating program estimates, conceptual estimates, and detail cost estimates on wide variety of construction project. Industry experience included office building, warehouses and distribution center, city hall and courthouses, educational facilities, sports arena, historic restoration, medical and lab facilities, parks and streetscapes, religious facilities, retail and shopping facilities, environmental and remediation services, and residential development. In addition he built more than 60 homes, developed more than four Subdivisions, and went through the process of rezoning and requesting variances from various cities and counties.
Dr. Itr is a Certified Cost Engineer with the American Association of Cost Engineer (AACEI), he is a Licensed Residential and Light Commercial Contractor in the State of Georgia and a Certified Earthcraft Builder,
Dr. Itr received a State of Georgia Level 1A Certification in Erosion and Sedimentation Control. He is an ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and a Home Energy Rater Certification by RESNET. Finally Dr. Itr speaks, writes, and read, fluently Arabic, French and English. He is Licensed Real Estate Professional in the State of Georgia. Finally, he has a Residential and Light Commercial Contractor License in the State of Georgia.