Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E. - Habitat Engineering & Forensics



Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E.
Habitat Engineering & Forensics
446 - 17th St., Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-0300

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Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E.
Habitat Engineering & Forensics

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(510) 891-0300


Dr. Barzegar is a registered professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies, law firms, utilities, construction, high technology and mining industries, governmental and educational institutions, engineering and architectural firms, as well as individuals. With over 23 years of experience in consulting, design, construction project management, university teaching and research, Dr. Barzegar has provided clients with structural analysis and design, engineering forensic investigations, failure analysis, simulation & reconstruction using finite element stress & thermal analysis, expert testimony, and research and development support. He has been retained by counsel for plaintiff and defendant cases (http://www.habitatengineering.com/Expert-Witness.html).
  
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
 
o   Expert Consulting/Witness; Insurance Claims (Analysis, Preparation); Legal-Support Services; Peer Reviews
o   Civil & Structural Engineering; Residential, Commercial & Institutional Building Design, Construction, Repair & Retrofit; Concrete, Steel, Wood, Brick Masonry & Adobe Construction; Historic Structures
o   Condition Assessment of Bridges, Foundations, Containment Vessels, Silos, Retaining Walls, Conduits & Pipelines, Roads, Slabs, Pavements; Seismic Resistant Design; Defective Concrete
o   Construction Defects & Accidents; Contract Disputes; OSHA Standards
o   Code Compliance; Errors & Omissions; Standards of Care
o   Diagnostic & Failure Investigation, Analysis & Report
o   Vibration, Explosion, Impact, Earthquake, Wind, Fire, Hurricane & Flood Damage Investigations
o   Effect of Demolition and Pile Driving on Existing Facilities; Cracking & Settlement Damage
o   Due Diligence & Forensic Investigations
o   Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries
o   Engineering Mechanics; Finite Element Dynamic, Stress & Thermal Analysis (Linear & Nonlinear); Product Design; Failure Simulation & Reconstruction
o   Intellectual Property & Patent Infringement
 
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
 
o   Ph.D. (Civil/Structural Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
o   M.S. (Civil/Structural Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983
o   B.S. (Civil Engineering, High Honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
o   Registered Professional Engineer (Civil), State of California
o   Licensed California General Building Contractor
o   Charter Member, Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
o   Chartered Professional Engineer, The Institution of Engineers, Australia
o   Interviewed by NPR (National Public Radio), Pacifica Radio, Bloomberg & CNN News for expertise on failure investigations and San Francisco Bay Bridge retrofit
o   Expert reviewer for California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, on cases filed against licensed engineers
o   Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineers Association of Northern California, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, The American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), International Code Council, Forensic Expert Witness Association, California Preservation Foundation, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Safety Assessment Program Volunteer), The Institution of Engineers-Australia, Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
o   Member: Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 447 on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures
o   Associate Member: Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352 on Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures
o   Alfred Noble Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for a meritorious technical paper published in the Journal of Structural Engineering (1990)
o   Associate Editor: Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE (Commit­tee on Concrete and Masonry Structures), October 1991- May 1992
o   Reviewer: technical articles for the Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), the Structural Journal of the American Concrete Institute, and International Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics        
o   Reviewed the manuscripts of two texts on Finite Element Structur­al Analysis, and Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method, for West Educational Publishing
o   Chair: Technical session on “Structural Shapes”, Third International Conference on Composites inInfrastructure, San Francisco, California (2002)
o   Cited in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 3rd Edition (1996-97)
o   Principal Investigator on several research grants from U.S. National Science Foundation (1988-90), Louisiana State University Council on Research (1988), Louisiana Transportation Research Center/Federal Highway Administration (1989-92), Australian Research Council (1994-95), and the College of Engineering at the University of New South Wales (1993-96)
o   Supervised five doctoral dissertations and eight masters’ theses/reports (Louisiana State Univ. and the Univ. of New South Wales)
o   Coordinator of Post-Graduate Research Studies, School of Civil Engineering, and a member of the Higher Degree Committee, College of Engineering, University of New South Wales (1994-95)
o   Halliburton Education Foundation Faculty Development Grant, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1987
o   Scholarship for graduate studies, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1981-86)
   Dean’s List for academic excellence (1979-81)