Abrar Khan P.Eng., M.E.Sc.

Intermediate Associate, Civil/Structural Failure
Direct: 647-738-5424

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.

 

expert summary

Mr. Khan is an Intermediate Associate with the Civil/Structural Group at 30 Forensic Engineering. He holds a Master of Engineering Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Western University. Abrar started his career in wind engineering, focusing on determining cladding design wind loads for façade and roof failures on a variety of structures and analyzing wind-induced structural responses for high rise residential and commercial buildings, airports and stadia. Abrar achieved his P.Eng. designation in 2016.

SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Structural dynamics
  • Wind loads on structures
  • Load-sharing and failures of wood-framed roofs under high wind
  • Engineering statistics and reliability
  • Construction materials testing

academic background

Master of Engineering Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Western University, London, Ontario, 2012

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009

additional Courses

Advanced Structural Dynamics, McMaster University, 2017

Seismic Analysis and Design of Buildings, Western University, 2011

Wind Engineering, Western University, 2011

Engineering Statistics and Reliability, Western University, 2010

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

30 Forensic Engineering
Intermediate Associate – Civil/Structural Failure
October 2018 – Present, Toronto, ON

  • Building systems and structural failure analysis
  • Detailed design of structural remediation packages
  • Construction Assessments, including costing and deficiencies
  • Building Code Assessments
  • Building Sciences

Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc.
Project Engineer
September 2013 – September 2018, Guelph, Ontario

  • Planning and coordinating technical aspects of assigned projects
  • Reviewing structural and architectural drawings to determine structural and cladding design wind loads for a variety of structures based on wind tunnel testing and or, relevant code information
  • Consulting with and answering technical questions from colleagues, project managers, and clients
  • Writing technical reports that present methodology, results and recommendations
  • Assisting with preparation of proposals, marketing materials, and/or technical papers
  • Training junior engineers/technical coordinators in conducting engineering analysis and successfully finishing projects

Terracon Geotechnique Ltd.
Engineer Technician
February 2013 – September 2013, Fort McMurray, Alberta

  • Preparing the soil samples and performing the test following the ASTM or CSA Standard procedures
  • Material selection, placement and/or compaction, soil analysis and classification;

Professional societies and associations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Member

awards and achievements

  • Graduate Thesis Research Award and Western Graduate Research Scholarship, Western University (2010 – 2012)
  • Alan G. Davenport Graduate Award, Western University (2011)

Publications and academic Speaking Engagements

  • “Analysis of wood-framed, roof failures under realistic hurricane wind loads”, ATC & SEI Conference on Advances in Hurricane Engineering 2012, Miami, Florida, USA
  • “Damage accumulation and load sharing in residential, wood-frame roofs under fluctuating wind loads”, EMI/PMC Joint Conference 2012, Notre Dame, IN, USA
 

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