Personnel

PERMANENT EMPLOYEES:

Amy Chollman, P.E., Structural Engineer: Amy obtained her Master’s in Civil (Structural) Engineering, in December 2013. While completing her Master’s, she worked full time in Bakersfield, California designing tank foundations, pipe racks and supports, cooling towers, all in high seismic regions. Prior to that, she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Montana Tech in May 2010. Since 2014 she worked in Oklahoma City area and worked on projects such as Oklahoma State Capitol Building Restoration, OU Residential Colleges, Moore-Norman Regional Hospital, Oklahoma City Zoo, etc. She is experienced in the design of multistory concrete buildings, FEMA storm shelters, analysis of historic structures, as well as low rise commercial design with steel, CMU, timber, and light gage. She holds both a California and an Oklahoma PE license. She joined SAI Engineering in June 2018 and quickly became an important member of the production team.

RaghavendraPola, Engineering Manager: He obtained a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2004 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from S.K. University, Anantapur, India in 2002. He worked as a Structural Engineer for 6 years in junior and middle management levels until 2011 and in Senior Management for 3 years until 2014 prior to joining SVINT Engineering Pvt. Ltd. He worked on a variety of projects that included design and detailing of conventional steel buildings, industrial and pre-engineered metal buildings, timber structures, structures in Nuclear Plants, and B-2 Test Stand Restoration Assessment at NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. He is currently leading a team of Engineers and CAD Technicians at SVINT Engineering, a sister company of SAI Engineering, in the analysis and design of structures for commercial buildings located in the USA.

Sai Adarsh Puvalla, Engineer Intern: Adarsh obtained his Master’s Degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering from University of Texas, Arlington in 2009 and Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Osmania University in 2007. Prior to joining SAI, he worked for more than a year in the field of Power Plants which included the design of Composite beams and the Equipment Supporting Structures. He also worked in India for 4 years in the Field of Bridge Engineering which included Design of Reinforced Concrete Superstructure, Piers, Abutments and the Foundations using the AASHTO LRFD Code.

Tim Kiser, Senior CAD Technician: Tim obtained his Associates Degree from OSU-OKC in Industrial Drafting and Design. Prior to working at SAI, Tim worked for 12 years as a Structural Steel Detailer and 9 years as a CAD Technician utilizing both Revit and AutoCAD software. Tim also has experience in the design and drafting of hydraulic scissor lifts, hydraulic shock absorbers, pressure vessels used in oil and gas production to fire apparatus.