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Expert in Structural and Durability Evaluation of Concrete, Steel and Timber Buildings, Structural Witness

Expert ID: 723430 Arizona, USA

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Expert has experience with the analysis and design of concrete. He can perform analysis on prestressed (pretensioned, post tensioned) concrete. His work has been involved with concrete structures (buildings and bridges) as well as steel bridges.


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. Expert 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. In several occations, Expert has evaluated the structural integrity of the concrete structures to determine structural defficiencies 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, accelarating, retarders, air entraining, polymers, etc...

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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 structuresHe 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 defficiencies 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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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 includind the application of:
UBC, IBC-2003, ASCE-7, AISE (ASD and LRFD), ACI, AASHTO (Standard and LRFD).
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Structural Home Inspector Department: 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,

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to Present Agency: Department of Transportation Role: Senior Bridge Engineer Description: Structural Design

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

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

Additional Experience

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 enginers to take the US Professional Civil and Structural Engineering exams

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Farsi He speaks fluently in Farsi

Fields of Expertise

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