Personnel

PERMANENT EMPLOYEES:

HeshamTuwair, Structural Engineer:Hesham obtained his Ph.D. in Civil (Structural) Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2015 and Master’s Degree in Civil (Structural) Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010. Prior to joining SAI, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Oklahoma on diverse projects for 7 months. He published several papers in archival journals as well as numerous conference papers on innovative composite bridge deck systems. Healso worked in the area of earthquake engineering, where he proposed a practical approach using different simplified methods for estimating structural resistance to earthquake-induced collapse. Prior to coming to the USA, he worked for consulting engineering companies in Libya for five years after obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. During that period, heanalyzed and designed Office Buildings,Parking Garages, Water Tanks and Anchor Blocks for Main Pipe Lines as well as Residential Buildings.He was also responsible for reviewing civil drawings submitted by contractors for large projects and for site inspections to ensure quality during construction.

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.

Ivan Canete, Senior CAD Technician: Ivan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) from Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila Philippines in 1992. He obtained certifications from Autodesk in AutoCAD and REVIT STRUCTURE from George Brown College in Canada. Prior to joining SAI, he worked in Canada for about 8 years for structural engineering consulting firms during which period he worked in AutoCAD and REVIT to produce structural drawings. He also has experience in transportation projects besides project management, project coordination, cost estimates, structural design and drafting.