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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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2016-11-23 Etabs Beams Deflections:

Hi Murali,    For that you will need to split the beams into 2 or more sections and then display the node deflections, which can be exported to Excel.    Alternatively, you can view the beam deflections

2016-09-04 Mix Design:

Hi Vivek,    You can use quarry dust (size 0.5-2mm) instead of sand but not as a replacement for coarse aggregate, unless you are talking about just mortar for rendering and blockwork joints.    Its difficult

2016-09-03 Euro Code Definitions:

Hi Abdikarim,    Permanent loads are those that are always there- such as self weight and super imposed dead load (finishes), M&E installations, facades, (Gk) etc. Maybe also some proportion of the live

2016-07-29 temp.load in long term deflection load case in safe:

Hi Ravi,    The answer is yes (with factor 1.0)but only if the temperature load is likely to increase the deflection in the long term. As temperature is usually cyclic, unless it's a special case, I would

2016-07-26 temp.load consideration in safe:

Hi Ravi,    There is no need to apply temperature differential on raft slabs, but you need to cater for heat of hydration and early age cracking by suitable rebar detailing, suitable choice of materials


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