Ahmed Fahmy Ph.D., M.E.Sc., P.Eng.

Intermediate Associate, Geotechnical Engineering
Direct: 647-738-5373

Our Associates perform on-site investigations to determine origin and cause of complex losses. Their process: examine and collect evidence, take on-site photos, interview witnesses, conduct testing in our lab and analyze data to produce technical reports that are clear and concise.

 

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Geotechnical aspects of the various civil infrastructure elements
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Cyclic and static performance of deep foundation systems
  • Numerical modelling
  • Technical writing and presentation

Academic background

Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering, Western University, 2015

M.E.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering, Western University, 2011

B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Cairo University, 2006

Employment background

-30- Forensic Engineering
Intermediate Associate – Geotechnical and Mining
December 2017 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Providing geotechnical expertise for multidisciplinary forensic investigations including residential, commercial and industrial related losses
  • Investigating geotechnical, mining and heavy civil infrastructure failures with a specific focus on foundations, slopes, excavations and earth retaining systems
  • Performing site examinations relating to loss/failure
  • Reviewing reports, plans and specifications to determine whether they meet relevant guidelines, codes, and other regulations
  • Developing and maintaining research collaboration with academia

Golder Associates Ltd.
Geotechnical Engineer
2017, Cambridge, ON

  • Prepared and reviewed proposals, reports, technical letters and memorandums
  • Involved in different aspects of geotechnical site investigations including preparation of site investigation plans, supervision of test pits excavations, review of field and laboratory tests results and writing geotechnical investigation reports
  • Carried out foundation inspections and attended site and office meetings with clients
  • Performed geotechnical review of contractor submittals for tieback and tiedown anchors design

GeoTerre Ltd.
Foundation Specialist and Project Coordinator
2016, Brampton, ON

  • Supervised the installation of different pile types including helical, driven and drilled piles
  • Supervised tieback and pile load testings
  • Assessed pile driving induced vibrations and subsequent effects on existing structures
  • Carried out and reviewed deep and shallow foundation designs
  • Carried out foundation inspections
  • Carried out slope stability analysis including the study of possible mitigation measures for existing slopes
  • Assisted in the preparation of proposals, geotechnical reports and technical memorandums

Western University
Assistant Professor/Research Associate/Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Civil and Env. Eng.
2008 – 2015, London, ON

  • Developed a novel piling system intended as an efficient foundation system for solar energy panels. This included performing instrumented field static and cyclic load tests, conducting laboratory soil tests and carrying out finite element analysis
  • Analyzed and reviewed proposed shoring systems using finite element analysis in collaboration with a university industrial partner
  • Developed novel ground anchoring configuration featuring comparable load resistance to conventional plate anchors albeit with a significantly reduced volume of used materials
  • Taught graduate and undergraduate geotechnical design courses

Dar Al Handasah Consultants
Junior Geotechnical Engineer
2006 – 2008, Cairo, Egypt

  • Designed axially and laterally loaded deep and shallow foundations
  • Carried out slope stability analysis including the study of possible mitigation measures for existing slopes
  • Assisted in the preparation of site investigations and ground improvement plans
  • Designed earth retaining structures
  • Assisted in writing geotechnical reports

Geo-Consultants
Part-time Geotechnical Engineer
2007 – 2008, Cairo, Egypt

  • Designed piles and piled rafts using finite element based software
  • Designed shoring systems including sheet pile, secant pile, contiguous pile, soldier pile and diaphragm walls
  • Prepared presentations and geotechnical recommendations reports

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO), Member
  • Executive Education Committee of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), Member
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), Member

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Best paper award, The 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering, Spain, 2017
  • Best presenter award, Canadian Geotechnical Society-Southern Ontario Section, 2015
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2014
  • William E. and Ruth Lardner award, Western University, 2013
  • John Booker award, Western University, 2012
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship, 2011
  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship, Western University, 2008 - 2014
  • Excellence award, Civil Engineering Department, Cairo University, 2001 - 2006

PUBLICATIONS and SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Journal papers

  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. Axial and lateral performance of spun-cast ductile iron helical tapered piles in clay. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, 170 (6) (2017), 503-516
  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. Axial performance of helical tapered piles in sand. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 35 (4) (2017), 1549-1576
  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. Cyclic axial performance of helical-tapered piles in sand. The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute, 10 (3) (2016), 98- 110
  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. Cyclic lateral performance of helical tapered piles in silty sand. The Journal of the Deep Foundations Institute, 10 (3) (2016), 111-124
  • Fahmy, Ahmed, John deBruyn and T. A. Newson. Numerical investigation of the inclined pullout behavior of anchors embedded in clay. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 31 (5) (2013), 1525-1542

Conferences

  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. 2017. Uplift and lateral performance of tapered helical piles in sand. The 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical Research and Engineering. Barcelona, Spain
  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. 2016. Uplift performance of spun-cast ductile iron piles. Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016. Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Fahmy, Ahmed and M. H. El Naggar. 2015. Lateral performance of helical tapered piles in sand. The Canadian Geotechnical Conference - GEOQuebec. Quebec City, Canada

Delivered Short-courses

  • Design of Deep Foundations, Mississauga, 2017
  • Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles, Toronto, 2013
 

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