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Work Experience

INDUSTRY (2005/01 – PRESENT)

Within the context of an integrated team, provide project lead, structural design lead, perform structural analysis and design, review works carried out by Designers, Technical Staff and Consultants, and offer construction support for various bridge and transit structures in Ontario, Canada. Job responsibilities include management of and working with multi-disciplinary design team, preparation of Conceptual Design Report, Preliminary Design Report and Construction Contracts, leading project team through all design phases, as well as monitoring and meeting various milestones.

INDUSTRY (1992/01 – 2003/09)

Position:         Structural Designer and Consultant          
Employer:      Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC), Bangladesh University of Engineering and
                        Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nature of Job: Offered consultancy, advisory and expert services relevant to structural design to various industries and organizations through BRTC, BUET. Regularly consulted relevant codes, standards and regulations during the course of various consultancies. In a majority of the consultancies, personally performed structural analysis and design using various standard softwares (STAAD, STRAND) and in-house applications. On many occasions three dimensional analysis results were checked by subsequent analyses by three- and/or two-dimensional analysis software. The integrity of structural modeling was also verified. Emphasised safety issues in projects involving repair and reconstruction. In all cases efforts were made to arrive at an economic design by following the basic tenets of structural mechanics and obeying code provisions. Supervised works of Design Engineers, Technicians and Design Draftpersons.  Click below for further details.

ROADS/AIRPORTS

Repair and Strengthening of Rigid Pavement of Zia International Airport, Civil aviation Authority of Bangladesh (1993-1995)

Consultant and Project Engineer. Responsible for developing methodology for runway repair, strengthening and overlay operation of this runway which was damaged due to heavy bombing and was also subjected to overloading by wide bodied aircrafts.. Prepared tender documents and supervised the nighttime construction keeping the runway operational during the daytime. (The applied nature of this work resulted in one Journal (Performance of Constructed Facilities ASCE) and one conference paper.)

Jamuna Bridge Access Road Widening and Rehabilitation, Roads and Highways Department, Bangladesh (2002)

Team Leader and Stress Analyst.  Evaluated whether it was safe to carry out the construction work on a segment of the road beneath which various diameter gas pipelines existed at varying depths.

The work of the team was to conduct laboratory investigation, non-destructive testing on site on pipe materials, and carry out a thorough numerical study and closed form buckling analysis to understand the state of gas pipelines at worst working condition. Guided and cross-checked the analyses that were carried out by using ANSYS and STRAND software. Accumulated the results, interpreted them and proposed suitable safe construction techniques for carrying out the work. (This work resulted in a paper in ASCE Pipelines 2003 Conference in Maryland in 2003.)

Finite Element Model used in Analysis
Finite Element Model used in Analysis

Cargo Village, Zia International Airport, Civil aviation Authority of Bangladesh (1994)

Consultant involved in the evaluation of prequalification applications for Cargo Village.

MARINE STRUCTURES

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, Eastern Refinery Limited, Chittagong, Bangladesh (2003)

Performed structural design checking of breasting dolphin, mooring dolphin, platform and approach way of Jetties of RM5 and RM6 at Patenga, Chittagong Port, Bangladesh.  Chittagong Port is the most important seaport of Bangladesh and has access from the Bay of Bengal. Design of a total of four Breasting Dolphins, four Mooring Dolphins, Bollars, Fenders and a Platform were independently carried out to check the original design performed by Gammon (India). The design of these RCC structures supported on steel piles were performed complying to BS6349 (Maritime Structures). Computer models were developed using the finite element software : STAAD-Pro. Breasting Dolphins were designed for berthing force (reaction from fender) under normal and extreme conditions. Mooring Dolphines were designed for 80 Ton mooring force. The jetties were designed to accommodate a ocean tanker having a maximum length of 190 m in a seismically active geographic area, which also has a design wind speed of 200 km/hr. A systematic regimen of analyses was conducted by changing the configuration and slope of piles in order to arrive at a safe and economic design solution.

BRIDGE

Paisarhat Bridge over River Paisa, Roads & Highways Department, Barishal, Bangladesh (2000)

As a bridge engineer carried out the complete structural analysis and design of the multi-lane multi-span Precast Prestressed Concrete bridge over mighty river Paisa.  Slab-on-girder as superstructure and caisson as foundation were designed. AASHTO Code was followed in the design.

Perspective of Paisarhat Bridge

Perspective of Paisarhat Bridge

STEEL SPACE FRAME/ TOWERS

Dhaka Modern Planetarium, Public Works Department, Bangladesh (2003)

 

As Team Leader and designer, checked the structural design of a space frame of the planetarium complex. A 3-D finite element model developed using STAAD-Pro was analysed under various loads. Results were compiled. Member and member connections were designed for relevant load combinations.  Design guidelines and specifications for steel sections had been based on American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

 

Completed Dhaka Modern Planetarium (also called Bhasani Novotheatre)Completed Dhaka Modern Planetarium (also called Bhasani Novotheatre)

Grameen Phone, Bangladesh (2000)

Computer model of 102m high City Cell Tower

Team Leader and structural designer involved in structural design checking and certification of one 42 m high and one 52 m high three-legged telecommunication towers.

 

Grameen Phone, Bangladesh (2000)

Team Leader and structural designer involved in structural design checking and certification of one 42 m high and one 52 m high four-legged telecommunication towers.

 

City Cell, Bangladesh (2000)

Team Leader and Structural Designer involved in structural design checking and certification of one 102 m high four-legged telecommunication tower.

Computer model of 102m high City Cell Tower

Agrani Engineers, Bangladesh (2002)

Team Leader and Structural Designer involved in structural design and of one 42 m high and one 52 m high four-legged telecommunication towers.

Dhaka Electricity Supply Authority, Bangladesh (2002)

Structural Designer involved in design checking and certification of transmission towers of Basundhara unit. Also supervised fabrication of the towers.

 

 

Transmission Tower after Completion of Fabrication

Transmission Tower after Completion of Fabrication

PRESTRESSED CONCRETE POLES

Dhaka Electricity Supply Authority, Bangladesh (2000)

Structural Designer engaged in design checking and certification of prestressed concrete and telescopic transmission poles.

Pathar Limited, Bangladesh (2003)

Team Leader and Structural Designer involved in structural design checking of Spun Prestressed Concrete (SPC) poles of various types of Rural Electrification Board.

CONTECH Limited, Bangladesh (2002)

As Team Leader and Structural Designer checked the design of Spun Prestressed Concrete poles of various classes of Rural Electrification Board.

BUILDING DESIGN/REHABILITATION

Fazlul Hoque Hall, Dhaka University (2003)

Team Leader and Consultant advising on structural safety, repair and reconstruction of the northern block of the students’ hall, a segment of which underwent major settlement and cracks. This brick masonry structure was built in the early twentieth century and possesses significant heritage importance.

Fazlul Hoque Hall, Dhaka University

Pritilata Hall, Jahangir Nagar University (2002)

Team Leader and Consultant investigating on structural cracks and dampness in various walls and slabs of the   students’ residential hall. Proposed suitable repair and retrofitting techniques.

Rokeya Hall, Dhaka University (2000)

Team Leader and Consultant advising on structural repair and reconstruction of the extended block of the students’ hall, which witnessed severe cracks and spalling due to design and construction lapses.

The Structural Engineers Ltd., Bangladesh (2000)

Consultant involved in investigation on strength and durability of structural elements of a residential building at Dhaka. Proposed structural strengthening to make the structure compliant to code requirements.

Square Textiles, Gazipur, Bangladesh (1996)

As a Consultant probed into the failure of under construction factory building, identified causes of the failure, suggested design modifications, and proposed preferred construction methodology.

Bangladesh Shilpa Bank (1993)

Detected design defects and proposed repair methods of the 10-storied head office building of the bank in Khulna.

Church of Glorious Lord, Dhaka (1999)

Investigated on cracks in the Four-Storeyed Building and advised on repair techniques.

BKSP Building, Savar (1993)

Structural designer involved in the design checking of BKSP Building, Savar.

Aid Management Office, British High Commission, Dhaka (1994-1995)

Worked as a member of a group of BUET consultants involved in the evaluation of post-disaster shelter options

POWER PLANT

Outfall Channels of Power Plant, Power Development Board, Bangladesh (2002)

Structural Designer involved in the design of water reinforced concrete outfall channels of Siddhirgong power plant.

INDUSTRY (Summer 1991)

Position:         Stress Analyst
Employer:      Imperial Consultants, London, UK

CHANNEL TUNNEL

Channel Tunnel (England-France) Track Base, Eurotunnel (1991).

Channel Tunnel is a fixed link joining England and France across the English Channel. This 50 km long railway tunnel was built in 1994. As a Stress Analyst carried out detailed analysis on a segment of Channel Tunnel track base.

INDUSTRY (1992/01–2003/09 and 2003/09–2005/01) (occasional)    

Position:         Structural Designer and Engineering Advisor      
Employer:      Sheltech Pvt. Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh  (www.sheltech-bd.com)     

Nature of Job: Structural Designer and Engineering Advisor engaged in the structural and foundation design, and construction management of a large number of reinforced concrete frame structures, ranging from six storied to eighteen stories. All these buildings had different architectural layouts as well as vertical and/or horizontal asymmetry. Three-dimensional modeling was adopted during the course of analysis. Provided advisory services related to project procurement, construction planning, quality control, documentation and top engineering management of these projects.

SQUARE HOSPITAL

Square Hospital (18-storeyed RC high-rise building along with 3 basements, 1998-2004)

As Structural Engineer and Construction Coordinator involved in the planning, structural design, foundation design and construction of a US$65 million Hospital (in joint collaboration with Methodist Hospital South, Memphis, USA) in Dhaka. Maintained liaison with the Healthcare architecture designer (The Richie Organization of USA) and construction stage Hospital Operator  (Bumrungrad Hospital of Thailand), and ensured quality construction. Design and construction involved deep excavation and incorporation of major changes in the built structure.

Perspective of Square Hospital

Finite Element Modelling in STRAND

Perspective of Square Hospital

Finite Element Modelling in STRAND

Reinforced Concrete Bracing During Deep Excavation

 Reinforced Concrete Bracing During Deep Excavation

OTHER BUILDING PROJECTS

Sheltech Anandadhara
6-storeyed
25,000 sq. ft.
10 apts & car parks
1993-1996

 

Sheltech Ananya
6-storeyed
44,000 sq. ft.
25 apts & car parks
1996-1998

         

Sheltech Barnali
6-storeyed
15 apts & car parks
24,000 sq. ft.
2002-2004

 

Sheltech Bliss
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
24,000 sq. ft.
2000-2002

         

Sheltech Blue Castle 6-storeyed  
10 apts & car parks
16,700 sq. ft.
2004-2005

 

Sheltech Cascade
6-storeyed 
15 apts & car parks
35,000 sq. ft.
2001-2003

         

Sheltech Chateau
6-storeyed 
10 apts & car parks
37,000 sq. ft.
1996-1999

 

Sheltech Chayyaneer 9-storeyed 
48 apts & car parks
69,000 sq. ft.
2003-2004

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Cloud
6-storeyed
5 apts & car parks
16,000 sq. ft.
1998-2000

 

Sheltech Deluxe
6-storeyed
15 apts & car parks
33,000 sq. ft.
2002-2004

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Diamond  6-storeyed 
2003-2004

 

Sheltech Elite
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
19,000 sq. ft.
1997-2000

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Garden
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
22,000 sq. ft.
1995-1998

 

Sheltech Glory
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
24,000 sq. ft.
1995-1998

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Joy
6-storeyed 
15 apts & car parks
25,625 sq. ft.
2004-2005

 

Sheltech Labonya
6-storeyed
15 apts & car parks
31,000 sq. ft.
2000-2002

Sheltech Lalima
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
12,000 sq. ft.
1996-1998

 

Sheltech Marinas
6-storeyed 
20 apts & car parks
26725 sq. ft.
2004-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Mohona
6-storeyed 
40 apts & car parks
57,900 sq. ft.
2004- 

 

Sheltech Monihar
6-storeyed (10 bldgs)
100 apts & car parks
156,000 sq. ft.
1992-1999

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Monisha
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
22,000 sq. ft.
1996-1998

 

Sheltech Niharika
6-storeyed 
25 apts & car parks
41,000 sq. ft.
2002-2004  

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Niribili
13-storeyed 
66 apts & car parks
140,000 sq. ft.
1998-2002

 

Sheltech Saffron
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
17,000 sq. ft.
1999-2002

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Sagorika 
6-storeyed
20 apts & car parks
41,000 sq. ft.
2002-2004

 

Sheltech Sapphire
6-storeyed 
20 apts & car parks
30,775 sq. ft.
2003-2004

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Scintilla
6-storeyed
15 apts & car parks
23,000 sq. ft.
2000-2002

 

Sheltech Shanchari
6-storeyed 
32 apts & car parks
48,000 sq. ft.
2004-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Sierra
9-storeyed
Commercial & Residential
68,000 sq. ft.
2000-2003

 

Sheltech Sparkle
6-storeyed 
25 apts & car parks
23,000 sq. ft.
2002-2004

Sheltech Splendor
6-storeyed
10 apts & car parks
22,000 sq. ft.
1995-1997

 

Sheltech Spring Cottage
6-storeyed
30 apts & car parks
34,850 sq. ft.
2004-2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Surovi 
6-storeyed 
10 apts & car parks
15,100 sq. ft.
2003-2004 

 

Sheltech Taruchhya 6-storeyed 
15 apts & car parks
19,500 sq. ft.
2004-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Tower
13-storeyed
Commercial & Residential
45,000 sq. ft.
1996-1999

 

Sheltech Tulip 
6-storeyed 
15 apts & car parks
19,475 sq. ft.
2004-2005 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheltech Vista
6-storeyed 
15 apts & car parks
29,300 sq. ft.
2004-2005 

 

Envoy
Garments Factory
7-storeyed
2003- 2004

 

 

 

 

 

BYFC Centre
6-storeyed
2003-2004 

 


Sterile (antibiotic) 6500 m2 Pharmaceutical Production Building of Square 2002-2004

 

 

 

 

 

Envoy Tower
17-storeyed
High rise
2004-2005

(left)

ASTRAS Tower
17-storeyed
High rise with multi-level car park
2004-2005

(right)

ACADEMIC (2003/09–2004/08)

AUTHORING A BOOK, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada  
Authored a book titled Building Safer Houses in Rural Bangladesh, funded by Department for International Development (DFID), UK.

This book is based on applied and practical research to bring appropriate, accessible, and affordable technological solutions to millions of people of the developing world who continue to remain at the mercy of natural hazards. Awareness of the Social Implications of Engineering is portrayed in this book.

ACADEMIC (1984/09–2003/09)

Position:       Professor (1999/02 – 2003/09, 2003/09-2006/10 on leave), Associate Professor (1996/07 – 1999/02), Assistant
                     Professor (1991/12 – 1996/07, 1986/12 – 1987/09), Lecturer (1984/09 – 1986/12)

Employer:    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh   (www.buet.ac.bd)

BUET

Taught various postgraduate and undergraduate courses of the Structural Engineering Division. The courses included Analysis and Design of Structural Concrete; Reinforced Concrete Design; Prestressed Concrete Design; Structural Analysis; Engineering Mechanics; Structural Mechanics; Engineering Materials; Theory of Elasticity; Finite element Modelling; Numerical methods; Bridge Design (steel plate girder, Prestressed Concrete Girder, Balanced Cantilever); Communications in Engineering. 

As Laboratory In-charge of Concrete Structures Laboratory of BUET during 1993-2001, co-ordinated experimental portion of graduate and undergraduate research, trained and supervised technicians, wrote testing manuals, organised safety workshops, and kept an up-to-date inventory of materials and equipments of the laboratory.

Supervised eleven graduate and several undergraduate research projects.

Authored about 100 technical papers and books. Authored in the Journals of Performance of Constructed FacilitieSs ASCE, Computers & Structures, Structures & Buildings ICE, Materials & Structures RILEM, Structural Engineering & Mechanics, Thin-Walled Structures, Engineering Mechanics. Attended conferences and presented/published papers in UK, USA, France, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India and Bangladesh.

ACADEMIC (1998/04 – 2002/03)

Position:         Higher Education Link Co-ordinator (part-time)
Employer:      University of Exeter, Exeter, UK and BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh

University of Exeter and BUET

Initiated and managed a Higher Education Link (HEL) titled Building Safer Houses in Rural Bangladesh between BUET and University of Exeter (UK). Department for International Development (DFID) of the British Government financed the HEL.

Planned and supervised a series of wind tunnel tests in the testing facilities of University of Exeter.

Conducted several workshops and hands-on sessions, and carried out research on environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and affordable hazard-resistant house building technologies with special consideration to the developing world scenario.

Organised three international conferences in Dhaka and Exeter.

ACADEMIC (1987/09 – 1991/12)

Position:         Research Student and Undergraduate Teaching Instructor
Employer:      Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, University of London, London, UK  (www.ic.ac.uk)
                        (on secondment from BUET)