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Expert in Civil Engineering, Structural Failures, Health and Safety

Expert ID: 732301 United Kingdom

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Expert is a civil engineer with broad technical knowledge and professional experience of working in Fortune-100 as well as start-up organisations in the civil structural and telecom industries. Apart from the professional experience, he has experience of delivering lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate courses at civil engineering institutions in India, USA and UK.

His recent professional experience includes working as senior engineer at Cadogans. He has prepared expert witness reports involving a variety of civil engineering related matters. He has successfully project-managed Cadogans’ work for last five years in an on-going multi-billion Euro arbitration related to the construction of a nuclear power station in Finland.

Expert investigated deficiencies in the design of an industrial structure as part of a multi-million pound dispute. He has also investigated professional negligence of designers and/or contractors in the failure and malperformance of a variety of structures. Recently he has been involved in the deficient design of a stadium and malperformance of a multi-storey car park.

Expert has given evidence in court and attended mediations. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel for Forensic Engineering journal of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE), UK. He has been recently appointed to the ICE’s Health and Safety Expert Panel.

In the past, he was responsible for the design of retrofitting scheme of earthquake damaged reinforced concrete buildings in India. He has also investigated the collapses of elevated reinforced concrete water storage tanks. As a design engineer he designed self-support and guyed telecommunication transmission towers and their foundations in a variety of soil conditions.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2009 Degree: PhD Subject: Concrete Technology Institution: University of Dundee
Year: 1998 Degree: MEng Subject: Structural Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1996 Degree: BEng Subject: Civil/Structural Engineering Institution: Gujarat University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2009 to 2015 Employer: Cadogans Title: Senior Engineer Department: Civil Engineering Responsibilities: Forensic investigation of structural failures and disputes
Years: 2006 to 2009 Employer: University of Dundee Title: Research Assistant Department: Concrete Technology Unit Responsibilities: Carry out research in the field of concrete technology
Years: 2002 to 2006 Employer: K K Corporation Title: Senior Engineer Department: Civil/Structural Engineering Responsibilities: Analysis and design of concrete, masonry and steel structures
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: SchlumbergerSema Telecoms Title: Consultant Department: Project Support Responsibilities: Provide support to on-site team
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Landmark Tower Corporation Title: Structural Engineer Department: Structural Engineering Responsibilities: Analysis and design of telecommunication transmission towers

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2009 to 2012 Country / Region: Finland, France, Germany Summary: Multi-Billion Euro arbitration in relation to the construction of a nuclear power station in Finland
Years: 2009 to 2012 Country / Region: Azerbaijan Summary: Multi-Million Dollar arbitration in relation to a landmark construction in Baku
Years: 2009 to 2012 Country / Region: Dubai Summary: Multi-Million Dollar arbitration in relation to the construction of an outfall in a power station
Years: 2009 to 2012 Country / Region: Dubai Summary: Multi-Million Dollar arbitration in relation to the construction of a high rise building in Dubai

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Member, Editorial committee of Forensic Engineering Journal of the ICE
Member, Health and Safety Expert Panel of the ICE
Awards / Recognition
Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award - 2006 to 2009

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has given evidence in the court three times. He has been appointed many times to investigate the failure and malperformance of structures. He has also been appointed to investigate the disputes related to professional negligence of designers and contractors.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert has been trained to give expert evidence in the court.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Gujarati Mother tongue
Hindi Fluent

Fields of Expertise

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