- Resume
- Featured Projects, Canada
- Projects Outside Canada
- Seminars
- Over twenty-seven years of experience in structural design of heavy industrial buildings and facilities; building structures (commercial, residential, and institutional); and lateral (seismic/wind) analysis and design of multi-purpose high-rises
- Proficient in Canadian and American design codes (CSA, CISC, NBC, ACI, AISC, and UBC), also familiar with most European codes (BS, DIN and CEB)
- Proficient in structural drafting (AutoCAD) and familiar with 3D modeling (X-Steel, Tekla Structures)
- Strong skills in structural software (SAP, ETABS, Risa 3D, RAM Steel, S-Steel, Floor) and general software (MS Word and MS Excel) and computer programming
- Extensive experience in management of projects and design teams
- Part time lecturer for 12 years
-Volunteer APEGBC registration interviewer

2010 to present
Senior Structural Engineer @ Fluor Canada
- Design of Long Harbour Processing Plant modulated pipe racks and buildings, New Foundland
- Prefeasibility study of Pebble gold mine, Alaska
- Highland Valley Copper flotation and pebble crusher new buildings, British Columbia
- Cerro Verde Production Unit, Expansion Project (CV PUE), Peru

2007 to 2009
Senior Structural Engineer @ Ausenco (Sandwell) Engineering
- Design of Strathcona Dam Bridge connecting the body of the dam and the intake tower in the lake, see Appendix A for more information
- Design of Erco Hydrogen Recovery pipelines and control buildings
- Design of Ambatovy Port off-shore material handling line and control buildings
- Management of a few small projects

2004 to 2007
Design Engineer @ Glotman.Simpson Consulting Engineers
- Design of Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project (VCCEP), steel horizontal members
- Seismic analysis and design of various mid- to high-rise buildings, see Appendix A for a detailed list
- Design of steel floors of single storey retail stores
- Preparing design spreadsheets for lateral design based on the latest codes

2001 to 2003
Project Manager @ Kanikavan Consulting Engineers
- Structural design of Sungun Copper Mine site including 500 residential units, guesthouse, warehouse and reinforced concrete water tanks
- Project control and periodic site inspection
- Conducting negotiations with the client and the three contractors

1996 to 2001
Head of Structural Department @ Tehran-Boston Engineers
- Structural design of power plants and dam control buildings
- Design of office buildings, pump stations, pipe racks, reservoirs and reinforced concrete canals (water supply and water treatment projects)

1993 to 1996
Principal @ Khak-Payeh Consulting Engineers
- Structural design of mid- to high-rise buildings
- Design of industrial and office buildings
- Design of urban traffic bridges
- Design management and project scheduling
- Periodic site inspection and negotiation with the clients and the contractors

EDUCATION- B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic
- M.Sc. Structural Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic
- Short course, Power Writing, technical writing of reports, letters, and emails
- Short course, Tekla 3-D Modeling

Awards for Vancouver Convention Centre, as a member of the design team with Glotman.Simpson Structural Engineers
- BC Steel Design, Hugh Krentz Award 2009, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
- Design Award 2009, First Place, Non-Industrial, Steel Joist Institute
- Award of Excellence 2009, Buildings, Canadian Consulting Engineers

ACADEMIC- Senior Lecturer, Foundation Analysis and Design, Tehran Polytechnic, 1992 to 2003 (part time)

AFFILIATIONS- Member of Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in British Columbia
- Member of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
- Member of American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
- Member of Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC)
- Member of Iranian Construction Engineers Organization (ICEO), Registered Chartered Engineer in Iran
- Member of Association of Structural Engineers of Iran

PUBLICATIONS- “Code of Practice for Reinforced Concrete Structures” and “Code for Bridge Loads”, Standards Bureau, Management & Planning Organization of Iran
- “FP292” software in structural analysis & design
- Several papers on “Seismic Design”, scientific journals

HOBBIES- Photography, Classical music, and Literature & poetry


Featured Projects, Canada

Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project

- Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project (VCCEP), 135,000 m2 in 6 storeys, steel horizontal members with spans up to 70 m using customized WWF2500 beams
- Strathcona Dam Bridge, Campbell River, 57 m-span access bridge to the intake tower, accommodating the large seismic movements of the base isolated tower
- Erco Hydrogen Recovery Project, North Vancouver, compressor building, cold well and pipe racks (towers/bents supported by piles with very limited lateral displacements)
- Ambatovy Port, Tomasina, Madagascar, off-shore material handling line and control buildings, complete with footings and piles
- Wal*Mart, London, 6,500 m2 in one level, steel roof
- Home Depot, Edmonton, complete structural design
- Silver Star Shopping Centre, Vernon, 4,500 m2 in 3 storeys, design of steel floor frames
- Woodwards Redevelopment, Vancouver, 42 storeys, reinforced concrete slabs
- Long Harbour Processing Plant, Newfoundland, modulated utility racks
- Pebble Gold Mine, Alaska, prefeasibility study
- Highland Valley Copper, British Columbia, design of flotation and pebble crusher new buildings
- Cerro Verde Production Unit, Expansion Project (CV PUE), design/check of various buildings including tertiary crushing building, regrinding, and flotation area
- North West Redwater Refinery, Edmonton, Alberta, design/check of third generation (3G) modulated structures

Seismic analysis and design of mid-/high-rise buildings including
- Brentwood Residential, Burnaby, 33 storeys
- Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, 36 storeys
- Vantis, Aliso Viejo, California, 8 storeys
- Coco on Spruce, Vancouver, 14 storeys
- One Madison Avenue (OMA2) Tower #2
- Symphony Place, Vancouver, 32 storeys
- Westgate Park Phase III, Calgary, 32,000 m2 in 34 storeys
- 108th Avenue, Surrey, 27 storeys
- Symphony Place Dolce, Vancouver, 19,000 m2 in 38 storeys
- 365 Waterfront Crescent, Victoria, 22,000 m2 in 8 storeys
- Olympic Village Sub Area 2A Parcel 6, Vancouver, 29,000 m2 in 14 storeys
- 6351 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, 18 storeys
- Xenex on 12th Residential Tower, Calgary, 23,700 m2 in 23 storeys


Projects Outside Canada

- Students dormitory and instructors apartments, Razi University, 3,500 m2
- 104-unit residential complex, 12,500 m2 in 4 storeys
- 1000-unit residential complex, 75,000 m2 in 4 storeys
- Residential & industrial complex, Sungun Copper Mine, including a guesthouse, 5,200 m2 in 5 storeys

Mid-/High-Rise Buildings
- 24-storey residential towers, 16,000 m2, steel ductile moment frames + reinforced concrete coupled shear walls, box foundation at two basement floors
- 14-storey parking and cultural centre, 34,000 m2, steel ductile moment frames + reinforced concrete coupled shear walls
- 10-storey office buildings, Iran National Factory, 18,000 m2, reinforced concrete ductile moment frames + shear walls

Health Care
- Bu Ali 600-Bed Hospital, 72,000 m2 in 5 storeys
- Evaz 100-Bed Hospital, 10,000 m2 in 4 storeys

- Faculty of Agriculture, Razi University, 10,000 m2 in 3 storeys
- Faculty of Natural Resources, Mazandaran University, 9,000 m2 in 3 storeys

- Industrial Slaughter House, 6,000 m2 in 1 level with heavy dynamic loads
- Iran Potk Factory, machinery foundations
- 5,000 m3/h water treatment, Mobarake Steel Complex
- 3 Power plant buildings, 8,000 m2 in 3 storeys each, with heavy dynamic loads

- Tehran Municipality, in 6 storeys, steel simple frames + bracings, renovated from a residential 3-storey reinforced concrete building
- Tehran Grand Mosalla (Friday praying complex of Tehran), west wing, 80,000 m2 in 2 storeys each 7.5 m high with 10 to 20 m spans, reinforced concrete waffle slabs and ductile moment frames
- Sports centre & swimming pool, I.R. Iran Airways, 3,000 m2 in one level, reinforced concrete moment frames with 24 m spans
- Bridge of Poonak, 14 m-span traffic bridge, pre fabricated reinforced concrete beams and in-situ one-way slabs



- Displacement-Based Seismic Design, SEABC, Vancouver, September 2010

- Chilean Earthquake, Effects on Structures, Carlos Ventura, Perry Adebar, and Rob Simpson, SEABC, Vancouver, April 2010

- Steel Deck Diaphragms, Pierre Gignac and Michael Holleran, Canam Canada, April 2010

- Building Smart Seminar, Chenges to Part 10 of Building Code of British Columbia (BCBC), Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing, Vancouver, April 2010

- CSA-A23.3-04 Appendix D - Anchorage Systems, Richard J McGrath of Cement Association of Canada, SEABC (Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia), Vancouver, November 2009

- The Time History Analysis Method, CSCE (The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering) and UBC (University of British Columbia), Vancouver, Nov 2008

- Power Writing, technical writing of reports, letters, and emails, Sandwell College, Oct 2008, Vancouver

- The Need for Decision, management decisions and strategies, Vancouver, Jun 2008

- Business English Writing, clarity of sentences in business writing, Vancouver, Jun 2008

- WHMIS, compliance program in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Vancouver, Oct 2007

- Quality Management, effective management strategies, Vancouver, Oct 2007

- The Response Spectrum Method, CSCE (The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering) and UBC (University of British Columbia), Vancouver, Jun 2007

- Sika Construction, Vancouver, Repair of reinforced concrete structures, Feb 2006

- Gravity Columns, Vancouver, Prof. Adebar of UBC, Jan 2006

- Lafarge Concrete & Materials: Concrete specialty additives and mixes, Vancouver, Nov 2005

- Seismic Assessment & Retrofit Design Concepts Using A Performance Based Approach, UBC, Vancouver, Jul 2005

- Use of Girder Trusses and Steel Decks in Steel Structures, Canam Steel Works, Vancouver, May 2005

- 3-D Modeling of Structures Using Tekla, Dowco Consulting Engineers, Vancouver, Jun 2004

- Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, and High Strength Concrete, International Concrete Conference, University of Tehran, May 1992

- Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, and Hot Weather Concreting at Persian Gulf, International Concrete Conference, University of Tehran, May 1990

- Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, and Fiber Reinforced Concrete, International Concrete Conference, University of Tehran, May 1988

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