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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
November 14, 2017

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RICHARD OBLAK, P. Eng.

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Oakville, ON L6M 3G7, Canada

Phone: (289) *** - ****

E – mail: ac3bdk@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

**** *. **. ** ***** Engineering from Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland, specialization :

building structures and water engineering.

SPECIAL TRAINING

1993 505 and 506: Earthquake Resistance Structures I and II, University of British Columbia, Canada

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, P. Eng.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, P. Eng.

Professional Engineers Ontario, P. Eng.

LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, POLISH

AREA OF EXPERTISE:

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS - SEISMIC ENGINEERING - STEEL AND CONCRETE STRUCTURES - FOUNDATION ENGINEERING - FIELD SERVICES - COMPUTER APPLICATIONS - BUILDING DESIGN – INDUSTRIAL AND MARINE STRUCTURES

SOFTWARE: RISA-3D, SAP2000, S-FRAME

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Self-employed, Oakville, ON

Oct 2015 to March 2017,

1. CSS Inc.: subcontracting and consulting for the construction of a new subway ( Eglinton LRT ) line in

Toronto, ON. Utility relocation services and design of a new (temporary and permanent) Toronto Hydro power lines distribution services for a number of LRT stations, underground high voltage duct banks and

cables chambers. In total, five separate projects.

Self-employed, Oakville, ON

Jan 2015 to April 2015,

1. CSS Inc.: self-employed, construction services for construction industry in municipal and residential construction. Asset management and inspection of existing structures. Construction support.

Tetra -Tech, Mississauga, ON

September 2013 to April 2014,

1. Project support (civil/structural) for numerous utilities in Ontario and Alberta. Structural analysis and design of new and upgrade of existing transformer, distribution and converter stations up to 500 kV for ATCO and AltaLink. Steel and concrete design, foundation design. Liaisioning with relevant professionals (owners, contractors and other engineers). Field inspection, investigation and report writing.

Self-employed, Oakville, ON

January 2013 to August 2013,

1. CSS Inc.: self-employed, consulting services for construction industry in municipal and residential construction. .

Worley Parsons, Mississauga, ON

June 2012 to September 2012

1. Kansanshi Project, Zambia: structural design of 17 story copper smelter building. Steel design according to the SA building codes. Structural analysis of all loading conditions using STAADPro. Project coordination with pertinent consultants (metalurgy, mechanical, HVAC and electrical).

TORONTO HYDRO, Toronto, ON

March 2010 to May 2012

1. Infrastructure Improvement Project: assets management, inspections of existing infrastructure (mostly transformer vaults and poles), URD and other underground structures, project planning and administration. Investigation and report writing. Liaisioning with relevant professionals (electrical engineers) and contractors.

FLUOR - CHEMICALS & PETROCHEMICALS GROUP, Greenville, SC

June 2006 to June 2009

1. RGP5 Project - structural design for very large (up to 8.0 billion AU$) mining project in Australia. Mostly steel support design for bins, feeders and conveyors. Steel design according to Australian standards. Steel structure modularisation for shipment and construction.

2. KPNC Kuwait – Senior project engineer responsible for design of a control building for a new refinery. Two-story conventional concrete structure on piles with special features to protect valuable equipment and live loads up to 200 lbs/sqft. Total cost approx. US$ 300 million.

3. LDK Project, China - Senior checking engineer responsible for overseeing of steel structure component of a polysilicon plant. Total project value about US$ 1.7 billion. Work mostly related to very large and complex

pipe racks and equipment support.

4. Continuation of work on SCR foundations. Design of concrete structures like pedestals, pile caps and drilled shafts for loads up to Rv=7,000 and Rh= 800 kips based on IBC2002 and ACI-318. Reinforcement detailing and preparations of drawings. Extensive use of RISA -3D. 3 - D analysis of pile groups. Design of auxiliary concrete structures for new equipment like ammonia storage facility, urea tanks and miscellaneous equipment. Construction support and administration.

5. Foundations design (piling and shallow foundations) for verity of environmental equipment like SCRs, ACI silos, compressors and others for four power generating stations located in Texas. Design of piling based on requirement of IBC2002. Different optional design based on economy: (ACIP) piles vs. large diameter piles and minipiles. Pile caps design (up to 8’- 00” deep) for bending and shear based on ACI-318.

6. Analysis and design of two story three bays industrial building for live loads up to 400 lbs./ft2. Design of all elements like columns, beams and girders in steel as part of floor and roof structure. Design of all steel -to- steel connections. Verification of all design assumptions against requirements of IBC2002 and ASCE-7. Steel design based on AISC-ASD approach. Analysis performed using RISA-3D.

BSD, New York, NY

July 2005 to June 2006

1. Design and detailing of residential housing, rebuilding and restoration of existing buildings. Typical projects include restoration of "brown stone buildings" up to 5 stories or luxury residences. Design mainly in steel, timber, light gage and masonry. Use of RISA-3D for more complicated elements.

URS Corp., Metairie, LA

December 2004 to December 2003

1. Inner Harbour Navigational Canal, New Orleans, LA: structural analysis and design of the replacement lock. 1200x110x50 feet (usable dimensions) prefabricated concrete structure founded on 120 feet long piles. FEM and stick SAP2000 analysis of two different options with piling design. Design based on the USACOE design documents.

2. Tennessee Valley Authority, TN: reconstruction of the 50 years old construction bridge. Three span bridge with I steel girders and prefabricated concrete deck.

3. USACOE, Wayne, NJ: seismic assessment of the flood wall and gate. Calculations of seismic forces for a concrete 18 ft. high wall and steel gate.

Self-employed, Vancouver, BC.

March 2003 to October 2003

1. Consulting in area of housing and light industry. Design of non-typical elements for housing not covered by the Section 9 of the National Building Code of Canada. Structural aspects of the reconstruction and remodelling of existing houses.

RTKL, Baltimore, MD, USA

October 2001 to January 2003

1. Capitol Visiting Centre, Washington, DC: structural design for the 660,000 sqft, four story deep underground visiting centre. Structural analysis and design using RAM structural software, detailing and coordination of structure, design of the concrete components of the building.

2. US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD : structural design for the restoration of the Bancroft Hall, strength evaluation of the existing structure (SAP2000), scaffolding support design, new roof structure, skylight support and fire escape design, project coordination and detailing.

3. FDA, Centre for Drug Evaluation, White Oak, MD: design of notypical elements of the main building (SAP2000) like pedestrian bridges, penthouses, gravity framing, monumental stairs; project coordination and detailing.

WOODBOURNE ASSOCIATES LTD., Hamilton, Bermuda

Nov 2000 to August 2001

1. A number of projects in area of residential housing, commerce and light industry. 2-3 story houses of mixed construction with masonry outside walls and steel columns and composite beams, floors and decks...

SNC - LAVALIN, Vancouver, BC

May 2000 to October 2000

1. Diavik Diamonds Mines, Diavik, NWT: structural design of heavy foundation systems (rock anchors, piles, mats and pads) for a number of industrial buildings. Steel design of a number of industrial buildings (trash collector, water and wastewater treatment etc.)

T.A. KEITH ENGINEERING LTD., Regina, SK

Nov 1999 to March 2000

1. Hart-Cam Recreation Centre, Hartney, SK: structural design of a hockey arena and curling rink; piling, concrete suspended slab and timber floor, concrete and masonry shear walls and steel frame support structure.

2. Hillsdale Alliance Church, Regina, SK : structural design of foundations (piling), masonry and timber walls, suspended two- and one-way concrete floor slabs and stands, steel frames and timber floors for a church, school and civic center.

WESTMAR CONSULTANTS INC., North Vancouver, BC

Nov 1997 to Nov 1998

1. Canada Place, Vancouver : design of new fendering system, emergency fire escape and new pedestrian access bridge for the new SeaBus terminal.

2. Canada Place, Vancouver : design of new fendering system for cruise ships up to 50,000t ; camel type system for tide range of 5.0 m.

3. Vancouver Wharves, North Vancouver : design of new 320 m long berth for cargo vessels up to 80,000t, prestressed concrete prestressed deck on steel piles with berthing depth of 14.0 m.

4. Vancouver Wharves, North Vancouver : design of steel and concrete support structures for galleries and conveyors, transfer towers, and foundations for material handling system (sulphur) with 175,000 t capacity.

ACRES INT. LTD., Vancouver, BC

Jan 1993 to Sep 1997

1. Owen Fall Dam Expansion, Uganda : design of 6 span multicell access bridge with seismic analysis included . Four lanes, 160 m long bridge built traditional CIP method.

2. Brilliant Dam, Castelgar, BC : preliminary design of four options ( spill bay, tunnel, long and short canal) for 100MW expansion of the Brilliant Dam G.S. Preliminary design of a powerhouse and associate structures.

3. Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver : East apron extension and relocation of civil engineering works like glycol tank and jet blast walls.

4. Campbell River Ferry Terminal, BC : 3-D dynamic multimodal analysis of existing steel structure with soil modeling included .

5. Saltery Bay Ferry Terminal, BC : 3-D dynamic structural analysis of primary towers and analysis of proposed substructures replacement.

6. CFB Esquimalt, BC : inspection of existing farm tank, piping system and jetty, seismic analysis of existing fuel tanks and jetty ; feasibility study and preliminary design of a new jetty.

7. Brilliant Dam Rehabilitation, Castelgar, BC : design of the new access route and bridge to the new powerhouse and redesign of the trash rack cleaner .

8. GVWD, Vancouver : pre-design of secondary disinfections station, reinforced masonry building with concrete foundations and steel roof designed as post disaster structures for Maximum Credible Earthquake (MCE) .

9. Westburnco Pump Station, Vancouver : design of a new underground pump station for GVRD, underground concrete pumping station with reinforced masonry upper portion and steel roof, founded below water table, designed as post disaster structure for MCE, site support .

10. Corra Linn, Waneta and Upper Bonnington G.Ss., BC : design of a new oil/water spill containment, upgrade of existing switchyards and oil houses, inspection, assessment and cost estimating .

11. Brilliant Dam, Castelgar, BC : study of extension of Brilliant G .S. with focus on design of new access bridge : 3-span, 105.0m long with I steel girders .

12. Corra Linn and Brilliant Dam, Castelgar, BC : foundation investigation, calculation of the uplift forces based on piezometer's readings; stability assessment of the existing dams.

13. Vancouver Airport, Vancouver : New Terminal Building, design of 2-way reinforced concrete slabs over baggage and tug tunnels, concrete columns and pilasters, footings, girders, basement and retaining walls, supports for jet-way bridges and pile footings analyzed for all types of loads with earthquake and settlement analysis included, site inspection and site support, 18 months duration of the project .

14. MoTH, Victoria, BC : instability analysis of bridge piers caused by scour for Fraser River Bridge, Smithers Bridge and Ford Steel Bridge .

15. CFB, Comox, BC : design of new heating plant for the Canadians Force Base analysis and design of steel columns, trusses, beams and bracing system, boiler and stack supports, foundations .

HORIZON COLLEGE, VANCOUVER

Oct 1992 to Dec 1992

1. Computer and language training

GIBSON DAVEY ENGINEERING, North Vancouver, BC

Jul 1991 to May 1992

1. Design of steel structures for a lime plant (Utah/USA) : control building, transfer tower, conveyors, silo supports, all structural elements in steel ; concretes cooling pits and footings. .

2. Design of steel structures for a mineral salt plant (Utah/USA) : galleries, stacks, support structures for bucket elevators and conveyors, railroad load out structure, access bridge ; all structural elements in steel

FOREIGN EXPERIENCE

1986 to 1990

VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION AND CONSULTING COMPANIES IN GERMANY

1.Design of residential, industrial and service buildings constructed mainly reinforcement concrete and masonry . Typical projects included:

- 3-story printing house with inside concrete frames, two-way slabs and outside masonry walls

- industrial car shop with transversal shear masonry walls and steel roof structure

- 32-suite apartment building with masonry walls, concrete floors and wooden roof structures

- retrofit of 500- year old civic building with replacement of all decayed wooden elements by

steel and concrete

- inspection and supervision of construction process according to design/build requirements

AGRICULTURAL ACADEMY OF WROCLAW, FACULTY OF WATER

ENGINEERING

1981 to 1986

1. Research and teaching in areas of statics, structural analysis and steel and concrete structures .

DESIGN OFFICE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD INDUSTRY, WROCLAW

1979 to 1980

1. Design of residential and industrial buildings. Typical projects included:

- design of a number of halls for industrial farms in steel or glue lumber up to 30.0 m in span

- warehouse for 12,000 tons of potatoes with steel girders and columns and masonry clad walls

- 8-story youth hostel with concrete shear wall - frames and prefab concrete floors

- concrete structure of heating plant, steel stacks, dust cleaners and foundations

- a number of buildings in masonry, up to 4 stories with timber roof structure

- a number of concrete tanks for water treatment and sewage plants, foundations and steel

steel support for installations



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