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Expert in Structural Engineering Steel Concrete FEA Static Dynamic Seismic Architectural Energy Oil Gas Petro

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Texas (TX)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Design of all types of structures and foundations in industrial, petrochemical, energy and commercial projects - Towers - Platforms - Process Structures - Pipe-racks - Sleepers - Bridges - Cooling Tower Basins - API Separators - Blast-resistant buildings - Foundation for compressor, pumps, turbines, fans, furnaces, flares, tanks, vessels, exchangers - Finite Element Analysis of Tanks, pressure-vessels

American Petroleum Institute


blast-resistant structural design


building code


building design


civil engineering


composite structure




concrete structure


concrete structure design


structural analysis


structural design


structural engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas;  Pasadena, Texas;  Beaumont, Texas;  College Station, Texas;  Baytown, Texas;  Bryan, Texas;  Sugar Land, Texas;  Victoria, Texas;  Port Arthur, Texas;  and Galveston, Texas.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1985   MS   Civil Engineering (Construction Management)   Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina  
1983   M. TECH   Structural Engineering   Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai  
1980   BE   Civil Engineering   Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to




Structural Engineering


CEO & Partner


Supervise Structural design work.

1997 to 2000


Fluor Corporation, Houston, Texas


Civil Structural Engineering


Senior Engineer & Area Lead


Served as Area Lead with principal responsibility to supervise engineering effort & ensure that project requirements are met within budget & on schedule. Additional responsibilities include providing technical guidance, establishing design philosophy, coordinating interface requirements with other disciplines & providing construction support.

1997 to 1997


Bechtel Corporation, Houston


Civil Engineering


Senior Engineer


Served as Senior Engineer with the responsibility to coordinate Civil/Structural modeling with PDS. This position requires extensive interaction across various disciplines. Additional responsibility includes setting up Design Review procedures, monitoring progress & providing technical support to the users of PDS & Design Review.

1990 to 1997


M W Kellogg Corporation Houston Texas


Civil Engineering


Work Group Leader


Served as Work Group Lead with principal responsibility to supervise a team of engineers & ensure that project requirements are met within budget & on schedule. Additional responsibilities included providing technical guidance, establishing design philosophy, coordinating interface requirements with other disciplines. Design assignments included large high-rise reactor loop towers, piperacks & foundation for vessels, exchangers, reactors, dynamic analysis & design of table top & on-grade foundation for centrifugal & reciprocating compressors, design of blast resistant buildings, etc.

1989 to 1990


CBM Engineer


Structural Design


Design Engineer


Analysis & design of commercial high-rise structures including design of foundations, retaining walls, shear wall, post-tensioned concrete flat plates, slabs, joists, composite floor framing systems, steel & concrete frames, transfer girders, vierendeel trusses, critical connections. Additional responsibilities included reviewing calculations, connection details & shop drawings & supervision of CAD production.

1988 to 1989


Owen Ayres Associates, Gainesville, GA


Civil Structural


Staff Engineer


Primary responsibilities were design of commercial & industrial structures Additional responsibilities were preparing specifications, supervising CAD drafting, reviewing shop drawings & coordinating design work with Architectural/Mechanical/HVAC/Plumbing

1985 to 1988


Mid Size General Contractors


Construction Management


Construction Manager


Managed construction activities for commercial projects upto $10 million. Responsibilities included planning, scheduling & coordinating subcontractors, soliciting bids & issuing contracts, ensuring compliance of plans & specifications by subcontractors, reviewing shop drawings & submittals, claims, negotiating change orders with architects & owners, preparing periodic cost projections, obtaining necessary permits & performing liaison activities for timely completion of construction.

Career Accomplishments:



PE (State of Texas) CE (Institute of Engineers, India)

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Design of a large diameter water storage reservoir in seismic zone.*******************************************************************************During the design of the tank, investigation of various types of forces,inertial and convection forces due to acceleration and sloshing effecthad to be done. Code provisions had to be investigated.Project completed on time & under budget.
  • Design of several structures, conveyor trusses, transfer towers,equipment foundation, silo-foundation and supports requiredclose coordination and attention to constraints.Project completed on time and under budget.
  • Design of ready-mix plant equipment foundation, enclosure buildings, conveyorsand transfer-towers in Rochester Minnesota required review of vendor drawings,client-requirements, physical constraints, deadlines and frequent changes in thedesign requirements. The work was delivered on time and under budget. Therewere no post-design issues in construction.
  • Design of 30,000 sq tilt-up wall construction building in Willis Texas.The design process required coordination of information betweenvarious consultants (HVAC, Mechanical, Architectural, Elevator, etc).Project completed on time and under budget.
  • Design of emergency generator structure for a large Medical Center in Houston.Coordination between owner, architect, HVAC, Mechanical consultant, equipmentvendors vendor was required. Project completed on time and within budget.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in diligent construction practices for litigation involving house vibration due to heavy construction near by home.
  • Expert witness in oil field separation equipment.
  • Expert in API tank inspection for consulting regarding alleged negligent API tank inspection.
  • Expert witness structural engineer flue supports for consulting on expert witness.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to 1997   Venezuela   Led a team of civil engineers to develop civil/structural design components of FEED package for a grass-root heavy crude refining complex.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Hindi   Excellent command over Hindi.
Marathi   Excellent command over Marathi.

Market Research:
25 years experience in Civil/Structural engineering, consulting, construction-management related to petrochemical, refining, oil & gas, power, industrial, manufacturing and commercial projects throughout the USA, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. Extensive experience in coordinating/managing collaborative design using remote/offshore resources in Mexico, Venezuela, India, Philippines and elsewhere and familiar with attitudes, work-processes, work ethics, work-practices, work-cultures. Ability to gauge industry-trends.

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Additional Skills and Services:

Civil/Structural Design in Petrochemical & Energy Projects Time Management Ethics in engineering Communication


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