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I can answer any questions to do with civil and structural engineering consultancy and construction industry in East Africa and the Middle East, and specifically with the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. My particular expertise is in the aseismic design and optimisation of tall buildings.

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Employment history: 40 years in Construction and consultancy in the UK, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Africa, Somalia, Zambia, Austria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Doha and the U.A.E.


.Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers (UK) .Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers(UK) .Member of the Institution of Engineers, Kenya .Registered Engineer, ERB, Kenya .Member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (Engineers Chapter) .Chartered Engineer (UK)


•1984: International Conference on the Art and Practice of Structural Design, London •1994: 3rd Int. Kerensky Conference in Structural Engineering, Singapore •2008: International Conference on High-Rise Towers, Abu Dhabi •2013: IEK International Conference, Kisumu, Kenya


BSc, 1st Class Hons, in Building Engineering, University of Bath, UK MSc in Concrete Structures and Technology, University of London. Diploma of Imperial College, UK.

Awards and Honors

•Science Congress Special Award (for 2-seater Hovercraft - 1968) •Institution of Civil Engineers Award for outstanding performance at Bath University (1975) •Concrete Society Postgraduate study Bursary Award (1976) •Consular Representative for British High Commission, Nairobi. (1995 to 1998) •Examiner for Institution of Civil Engineers Professional Interviews, Nairobi. (1997 to 1998) •Branch Representative in Vienna for PI assessment for Inst. of Struct. Engrs. (1999 to 2010)

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2017-02-20 draining a portion of river(cofferdam):

Hi Roy,    No, as I said, the canvas will be the layer stopping the water and it needs to line the rock dam's upstream slope, which needs to be between 30-45 degrees slope from the horizontal. Depends

2017-02-20 draining a portion of river(cofferdam):

Hi Roy,    Yes, you can use canvas as a layer upstream but it will need support downstream, which can be by use of rocks to form a small cofferdam. The canvas just acts as a layer to minimise water penetration

2017-02-17 Truss analysis:

Hi Glenn,    The only difference you should have between the two methods is that with fixed nodes there will be local moments as well as axial loads. The axial loads, overall, should remain the same for

2017-02-11 Mode shapes view:

Hi Amr,    There are 2 ways:    1. Go to roof level plan view and display mode shape, then animate. This should show you the principle directions for the first 3 (or more) modes, one at a time.    2. Go

2017-02-01 Metaphors question in the construction:

Hi Ali,    1. If the architect says the column does not affect his functionality or aesthetics, then just leave it. If it does, then check that the beam is designed to span past the column, then carefully


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