Houman Ghalibafian, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Principal & Senior Structural Engineer
Houman (pronounced who-man) is a registered professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in infrastructure projects ranging in size from small design, rehabilitation, and retrofit of structures to major multi-disciplinary projects with capital costs of over $2 billion.
Considerable experience in both small and large projects has made Houman a well-rounded engineer with proven track record of initiating and finishing the full cycle of small projects within short time frames, as well as playing key roles in multi-disciplinary teams for delivering major infrastructure projects.
Houman witnessed first-hand the negative impacts of earthquakes early in his career which had an impact on him and inspired him to perform research to find improved ways of reducing seismic risk and damage to structures. He now brings in-depth knowledge of earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, seismic risk assessment and seismic risk mitigation strategies.
He also contributes to the profession through publications, presentations, and teaching. He has initiated and taught a course on marine structures to practicing engineers, the only course of its kind in BC, through the Structural Engineers Association of BC covering a wide range of topics related to marine infrastructure.
Sample projects in which Houman had leading roles include:
Assessment, rehabilitation and upgrade of existing Infrastructure:
Planning and design of new infrastructure:
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