Expert in Structural and Durability Evaluation of Concrete, Steel and Timber Buildings, Structural Witness
Expert has experience designing concrete and steel buildings including high-rise buildings. He can do analysis and design of any concrete structure.
Expert is familiar with the design of concrete resistant to weathering conditions. Expert has diagnosed concrete deteriorations such as sulfate attack, alkali aggregate reaction, freeze-thaw deterioration, etc. He has also used corrosion inhibitors in concrete.
Expert can conduct structural evaluations of existing concrete structures. He has a lot of experience finding the reason for structural failure of concrete structures. He has performed failure analysis for a number of failed structures to find the main reason for the failure. Expert can determine the proper retrofit design.
Expert is very familiar with High Strength and High Performance Concrete (HSC/HPC). He can determine the proper mix design for high strength concrete.
Expert is an expert in most of the structural engineering fields ( structural analysis, finite element analysis, design of concrete structures, design of steel structures, wood design, and masonry design).
Expert has experience with state of the art structural repair systems.
He can provide evaluation and redesign of the existing structures, application of ACI code for structural evaluation and loading tests for his clients.
Expert is an expert in concrete materials and structures. He has designed numerous concrete structures. He has designed large span concrete thin shells for a public auditorium. He is very familiar with concrete durability. On several occasions, Expert has evaluated the structural integrity of the concrete structures to determine structural deficiencies or material deterioration.
He has evaluated several construction defects in buildings such as concrete failure, steel failure, and wood element (beams, columns, trusses) failure.
He is familiar with concrete mixes using numerous additives (admixtures) such as: water reducing, plasticizers, super plasticizers, micro silica, fly ash, slag, accelerating, retarders, air entraining, polymers, etc...
He has been a consultant for design of several special structures as follows:
Design of Concrete Silos and Bunkers for cement Industry;
Design of large span concrete domes;
Design of Concrete Reservoirs for Water and Waste water industry;
Design of High Rise Buildings;
Design of numerous bridge structures
He is a consultant for design of numerous residential buildings. The consulting includes structural design of industrial, residential and non-residential buildings. He been a consultant for Structural evaluation of numerous buildings. Structural evaluations are for structural deficiencies such as excessive deflection, concrete cracking, steel corrosion, wood deterioration, soil settlement etc. He has been structural witness for several structural failures.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona
|Year: 1988||Degree: PhD||Subject: Structural Engineering||Institution: Leeds University, England, UK|
|Year: 1984||Degree: MS||Subject: Civil Engineering||Institution: Leeds University, England, UK|
|Year: 1976||Degree: BS||Subject: Structural Engineering||Institution: Sharif University, Tehran|
|Years: 2000 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Bridge Engineer||Department: Bridge Group||Responsibilities: He is a Bridge and Structural Engineer.
He is responsible as project engineer for design of several highway bridges.
|Years: 2004 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Structural Engineering Course Instructor||Department: PE Review course||Responsibilities: He teaches Structural Engineering subjects for Civil Engineers who are preparing for PE (Professional Engineering) and SE (Structural Engineering) exams. Those subjects include: Steel Structures Design, Concrete Structures Design, Design of Masonry Structures, Timber Design, Structural Analysis, Code Implication in Design including the application of:
UBC, IBC-2003, ASCE-7, AISE (ASD and LRFD), ACI, AASHTO (Standard and LRFD).
|Years: 2007 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Structural Designer||Department: Arizona Structural Design and Inspections||Responsibilities: He is responsible for Structural evaluation of residential and non-residential buildings.
Structural problems evaluated are such as:
cracking in the wall or floor, excessive deflection, concrete deterioration, steel corrosion, Soil expansion, attachment of manufactured homes to permanent foundation, timber element deterioration and retrofit.
|Years: 1988 to 2000||Employer: Isfahan University of Technology||Title: Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering||Department: Civil Engineering Dept||Responsibilities: He taught: Concrete Structures and Materials, Civil Eng. Senior Design, Bridge Design, Advanced Concrete Design, Prestressed Concrete Design, Statics, Strength of Materials
He has numerous research experiences most of which in practical aspects of concrete structures and materials, prestressed concrete design, design optimization of structures, bridge design, design of high rise buildings, building and bridge retrofit.
|Years: 2000 to Present||Agency: Department of Transportation||Role: Senior Bridge Engineer||Description: Structural Design|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1988 to 2000||Country / Region: Iran||Summary: He has been teaching Civil and Structural Engineering Subjects as follows: Civil Engineering Final Design Project, Reinforced Concrete Design, Advanced Concrete Design, Concrete Materials, Design Of Prestressed Concrete, Bridge Engineering, Analysis of Structures, Mechanics of Deformable Solids, Statics,|
|Years: 1988 to 2000||Country / Region: IRAN||Summary: He has been a chief structural designer of numerous structures. Examples of design experiences includes: 1) Design of large span thin concrete shell structures 2) Design of several industrial structures such as six concrete silos and bunkers, Steel supports for steel mill belt conveyor, concrete waste water digestors and etc. 3) Design of several multi-story steel and concrete residential and non-residential buildings. 4) Expert witness for several structural failures of steel and concrete buildings.|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE)
Licensed Structural Engineer (SE)
|Awards / Recognition|
|Recognized by US Government as an outstanding professor and researcher.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has about 30 publications.
|Expert Witness Experience|
|He has been an out of country structural witness for several cases.|
|Training / Seminars|
|He has developed a Structural Engineering course for training of civil and structural engineers to take the US Professional Civil and Structural Engineering exams|