30 Forensic Engineering Welcomes Kamyab Zandi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Docent, to Civil/Structural Team in Vancouver

30 Forensic Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Kamyab Zandi, M.Sc., Ph.D., Docent, has joined our Civil/Structural group as a Senior Associate. He will be based in our Vancouver office.

Kamyab (‘Kay’) received a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Materials & Mechanics at MIT (USA). Kay is the founding director of Timezyx, a construction technology company that develops Structural Digital Twins of infrastructure to enhance management of the built environment under extreme climate events. He is also an Affiliated Fellow at Standford University’s Structures and Composites Lab where he is the principal investigator of the research area Digital Twin of Civil Infrastructures.

The author of over 100 scientific articles, Kay is widely recognized for his expertise in and contribution to structural engineering, structural assessment and analysis, structural simulation and modelling, structural health monitoring, and structural codes and standardization.


  • Enhanced assessments of deteriorated concrete structures
  • Multi-level assessment of bridge and port infrastructures
  • Effect of concrete deterioration: corrosion, frost, and Alkali–Silica Reaction (ASR)
  • Reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures
  • Failure analysis of structures under extreme climate events
  • Load capacity and service life analysis of existing structures
  • Full-scale nonlinear finite element (FE) simulation to study structural failures
  • Advanced modelling of deterioration in concrete structures
  • Dynamic simulation for risk-based seismic investigations
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced structural Digital Twin for civil infrastructures
  • Autonomous and none-intrusive SHM strategies and tools
  • Data-driven and physics-based SHM for bridge maintenance
  • Co-convenor of fib TG3.2 (fib – International Federation for Structural Concrete)
  • Contributor to fib Model Code 2020
  • Contributor to Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures

Says Tom Pepper, B.Eng., CFEI, P.Eng., Practice Lead, Building & Fire Code, at 30 Forensic Engineering: “Kay’s expertise is an asset to our team and to our clients. We welcome his experience analyzing the structural behaviour of bridges and concrete structures, his active involvement in technical committees developing international Codes and Standards, and his enthusiasm for applying his expertise to investigating failures in the evolving wood-framed construction industry, as well as to building and infrastructure projects.”

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We provide world-class engineering and consulting expertise in:

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Building and Fire Code
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Biomechanics and Personal Injury
Human Factors
Collision Reconstruction
Transportation Safety
Renewable Energy
Environmental Health and Safety
Multi-disciplinary Remediation
Materials and Product Failure / Piping and HVAC
Fire / Electrical and Explosion investigations

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