Ahmed Khalil PE, M.SC., PMP
Project Manager - Senior Structural Engineer
***** ** **** **** #**, Lake Forest, CA
I graduated from the Faculty of Engineering in 1989, Alexandria University, with Over 22 years of Engineering, Construction and Managerial experience in glazing projects. Prior to joining Heinaman Contract Glazing, Lake Forest, CA in the spring of 2007 I worked as a senior professional engineer for ASI "Advanced Structures Inc." a design build firm in Marina Del Rey, CA specializing in innovative structures such as glass clad cable net walls. And prior to ASI I served as the project manager for various glazing projects throughout the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia with different companies such as Folcra-Beach “Abu Dhabi” and Alma Glass Co. “Jeddah”, My professional experience also includes management of a glass factory (Double glazing, Lamination, Sand blasting, Glass bending) in the UAE. I did several projects with both conventional aluminum curtain walls as well as the new and more advanced structural frameless cable supported glazing systems. I am proficient with 3-D Structural modeling of complex structures using various software such as SpaceGass, StaadPro, Strand7, Sap2000,Timberline, Archwind, Enercalc, Auto Cad 2011, ATBlast, Wingard PE and MP, THERM, MS Project, Excel and Word. I have also been an ASCE member for many years and also a member of the Structural Engineers Association of South California.
My educational background focused in Civil, Structural Engineering and the analysis of geometrically non-linear structures of complex geometry that require iterative computational methods.
Structural Glazing - Point Supported glazing - Architectural steel structures - Curtain Wall
• BOARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS, LAND SURVEYORS License C68492 September 2007 to September 2013
• Project Management Institute License 1437825 August 2011 to July 2014
Relevant Technical Experience:
Geometrically non-linear behavior and analysis of long-span structures
Complex three dimensional modeling
Managing of glazing projects of all types
Certified Internal Quality Auditor, American society for quality ASQ
Familiar with the following building codes: IBC, UBC, CBC, FBC, AWS, BOCA, ASCE7
Glass design per ASTM E1300, and FEA for non regular and point supported glass panels.
Discipline Structural engineering – Project Management
Experience 22 years
Professional Organization Membership:
Member of the American Society of civil engineers
Member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC)
AISC National Engineering Award of Excellence for Steel Design and Construction of desert bloom port cochere. “Casino Morongo”
Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, Excellence Award in Structural Engineering Competition for Steel Design and Construction of desert bloom port cochere.
HCG CA Employee of the year 2011
2003 - 2005 M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) - “Structural”
California State University Northridge CSUN
Studies included Structural Mechanics, Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design,, Timber design, Foundation Engineering, Vibration Analysis, Soil Mechanics, Seismic design “ Earthquake Engineering”, Finite Element Analysis, Project Management and Engineering Economy
1984 - 1989 B.Sc (Civil) Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering
Alexandria University, Egypt
Studies included Structural Mechanics, Material mechanics, Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design,, Bridge design, Airport Engineering, Railway Engineering, Irrigation Structures, Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Vibration Analysis, Seismic design “ Earthquake Engineering”, Finite Element Analysis, Computer language “ Basic”, Project Management and Contracting
Special Skills and Abilities:
Analysis packages; Strand 7, SpaceGASS
Software packages; MathCAD, AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Acrobat
Excellent understanding of relationships between the flow of force and form on both geometrically linear and non-linear structure
February 2007- 6/27/2012 Heinaman Contract Glazing
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Review project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.
2. Establish work plan and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
3. Confer with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
4. Direct and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
5. Review status report prepared by project personnel and modifies schedules or plans as required.
6. Prepare project reports for management, client, or others.
7. Confer with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
8. Coordinate project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.
9. Review job for material and labor – actual buy out costs.
10. Submit engineering; product data sheets and physical samples.
11. Review engineering submittals for accuracy.
12. Take off materials to be bought out.
13. Buy out all materials at or below estimate.
14. Follow up on deliveries – constantly – weekly/daily, whatever required.
15. Provide as much info. to file as possible a) glass labeled on elevation b) complete installation instructions.
16. Keep good and frequent communications with general contractor.
17. Quote profitable and timely change orders.
18. Invoice job accurately as possible with balanced profit throughout.
19. Submit closeout documentation. ASAP at end of job.
20. Enact job as punch list free as possible by starting this process as soon as possible.
21. Oversee progress of work in field
San Diego International Airport package 16a, SD, California
Unitized curtain wall supported by AESS trusses
Rady School of Management, La Jolla, California
Unitized curtain wall, SF, Trespa panels, stone panels, column covers, IPE wood siding
Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California
Curtain wall, SF, Sincore aluminum panels, Fire Rated Glass, X-Ray Glass
The Summit on 6th. Street, Los Angeles, California
Heinaman was the aluminium and glazing contractor for the 11 story condominium residential and commercial building, The Building envelope composed of Curtain wall, Storefronts and all glass systems including the cladding of the Entrance canopy
Terranea Hotel and Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Heinaman is the aluminium and glazing contractor for the Hotel, Fitness and spa public areas, The Building envelope composed of Curtain wall, Storefronts and bi-folding systems, Mirrors and Wind Screens
Central Region High School # 13, Los Angeles, California
Heinaman is the aluminium and glazing contractor for high school Buildings which are composed of Curtain wall, Storefronts and Heat Barrier and fire rated glass systems, Security screens and translucent panel system
2001 – 2007 Advanced Structures, Inc., (Los Angeles, CA)
May 2001-February 2007
Sr. Engineer responsible for the design and engineering of building projects,
Responsible for the engineering and design of geometrically complex structures typically clad in glass and composed of structural steel sections or structural steel cables. Required to work within a small design team composed of architects/designers and a project manager.
Sizing of steel members in accordance to 2005 AISC codes for LRFD and ASD design, section and elevation engineering drawings, writing, compiling and issuing engineering reports documenting structural member design calculations and associated member connection details and fastenings, derivation of applicable design loads in accordance to IBC, ASCE and UBC codes, technical assistance/trouble shooting for solving complex problems associated with structural analysis computer programs, peer review of junior engineer calculations, finite element analysis of glass panels and associated supporting elements/castings, filing and management of paperwork, liaising with clients and architects, checking geometry and dimensional tolerances from drawings, Analysis, design, fabrication and installation of tensile structures.
Key Projects with ASI:
Casino Morongo Port Cosher, Cabazon, California Award winning
ASI was responsible for the design, engineering and fabrication of Structural steel Entrance canopy and associated structural supporting elements. The canopy hangs in the air 200 feet from the ground to the ground to maximize the open-plan space while minimizing the amount of supporting elements required.
Van Nuys Airport Facility, Van Nuys, California
ASI was responsible for the design, engineering and fabrication of a PTFE membrane canopy and associated structural supporting elements. The canopy hangs in the air 20 feet form the ground from two horizontal beams that cantilever from a pair of 50 feet vertical columns to maximize the open-plan space while minimizing the amount of supporting elements required.
Weehawken Ferry Terminal, New Jersey, New York
As for Van Nuys, ASI was responsible for the full scope of the design, engineering and fabrication of a PTFE membrane canopy. The design and detailing of the canopy was carefully orchestrated such that it was possible for all the structural steel and membrane elements to be packed and transported by truck from CA to New York, and then erected in the field on a pre-existing concrete pier surrounded on all sides by water.
Key Projects with ASI continue:
Encore in WYNN – Retractable glazed roof, Las Vegas, NV
New Doha International Airport, Doha, Qatar
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY
51 Louisiana Avenue - Atrium Roof Plane and Glass Wall WA DC
Cathedral of Christ the Light Center, Oakland, CA
Miami Intermodal Center -TriRail Station Relocation Miami FL
Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta GA
Alexis Park Hotel Phase I Renovations, Las Vegas NV
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Washington D.C.
New Bangkok International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
America West Arena, Phoenix AZ
Grand Rapids Convention Center, Grand Rapids MI
Phillip Burton Federal Building, San Francisco CA
Time/Warner Center, New York NY
Cerner World Headquarters, Kansas City KS
William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock AR
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA
Securities Exchange Commission Headquarters at Station Place, Washington D.C.
RPI Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, NY
Station Place, Washington D.C
Space Frame Structures:
The Cloud at Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas NV
Tensile Fabric Structures:
HEB Store Canopy Gulf Gate- Houston, TX
HEB Store Canopy, Tampico, Mexico
Weehawken ferry terminal, Weehawken, NJ
Van Nuys airport canopy, Van Nuys, CA