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Summary

I have 12 years of continuous professional experience in the field of structural engineering with focus on consultancy-based technical analysis, design, rehabilitation and construction monitoring of bridges, multi-storey buildings, and other structures.

A significant portion of my experience is on structural assessments and design of concrete and steel structures within New Zealand. One of the main contributions I bring to the team is my nonlinear seismic analysis expertise.

Specialties :

  • Nonlinear structural seismic assessment and design
  • Displacement-based seismic design
  • Multi-storey buildings and bridges structural assessment and design
  • Prestressed concrete design

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiates job plan and organizes work flow within assigned structural design work package to ensure completion of overall project plans
  • Manages structural design team of small-to-medium sized projects, monitors financials, work flow, and status of deliverables, makes decisions within context of project / skill base
  • Ensures coordination of structural design team with other disciplines
  • Ensures on-time quality deliverables within allocated budget
  • Provides technical guidance to structural section on various projects and coaches junior members of the structural design team
  • Applies technical knowledge to solve increasingly complex engineering problems
  • Enjoys in-depth technical analysis and design of diverse and intricate engineering structures
  • Passionate advocate for continuous technical growth

Employment Summary :

  • May 2016 - present - Freelance Structural Engineer - New Zealand
  • Sept2014 - May 2016 -Senior Structural Engineer - Aurecon, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Mar 2008 - Aug 2014 ·Senior Structural Engineer – Beca, Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 2007 - Nov 2007 ·Structural Engineer – Maunsell / Aecom, Philippines
  • June 2005 - May 2007 ·Structural Engineer – Parsons Brinckerhoff, Philippines
  • Feb - June 2004 ·Line & Grade Engineer – Monolith Construction & Dev’t Corp, Philippines

Certifications

Apr 2014Apr 2018

Chartered Professional Engineer

Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand

Assessed Practice Area Description:

Structural design, assessment, and construction monitoring of bridges, culverts and retaining walls, multi-storey commercial and industrial structures.

Dec 2003Dec 2009

Registered Civil Engineer

Professional Regulations Commission - Philippines

Education

Work History

Sep 2014May 2016

Senior Structural Engineer

Aurecon

Notable Project Involvements:

1.) The Salvation Army Buildings, New Zealand

Managed the seismic assessments (IEP and DSA) of numerous single and multi-storey timber / masonry / steel / concrete buildings.

2.) Scotia Apartment, Auckland, New Zealand

Managed the structural design of a new 15-storey RC frame/shear wall building

3.) James Cook Hotel, Wellington, New Zealand

Managed the structural seismic strengthening design of two existing - six storey RC frame and shear wall buildings

Mar 2008Aug 2014

Intermediate to Senior Structural Engineer

Beca

Notable Project Involvements:

A. Multi-level residential, commercial and industrial structures:

1.)  2 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

Detailed seismic assessment (nonlinear pushover and non-linear time history analysis) of 20-storey RC frame building with shearwall podium and stepped foundation

2.) Wellington Airport Extension, Wellington, New Zealand

Preliminary to detailed design of Wellington Airport Extension with focus on the use of large curved glulams as structural elements.

3.) Ericsson Building, Thorndon Quay, Wellington, New Zealand 

Detailed seismic assessment (non-linear pushover) and retrofit concept design of 8-level RC frame building with podium and infilled wall panels on bored piles

4.) 175 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

Detailed seismic assessment and concept to detailed strengthening design of 19-level 1970s RC frame building with podium on bored piles

5.) Kiwirail Woburn Workshop Plant 1, Wellington, New Zealand

Seismic assessment and preliminary to detailed strengthening design of steel portal frame trusses warehouse building on pad foundations

6.) 318 Lambton Quay, Wellington, New Zealand

Preliminary to detailed seismic strengthening design to construction monitoring of 19-level RC frame building with infilled masonry walls on piles

7.) Chengdu Towers B&C, China

Seismic assessment (modal analysis) of 2 highly irregular 15-storey reinforced concrete shear wall buildings

8.) IAG State Insurance Building, Christchurch, New Zealand

Detailed seismic assessment of existing 6-storey reinforced concrete shear wall building

9.) Various timber/brick houses, Wellington, New Zealand

Project description: Several 1-2 storey timber / masonry houses

Tasks: Detailed seismic assessment (using NZS 3604) and strengthening design

10.) Soroako Coal Mill Plant, Indonesia

Structural design verification of 9-storey EBF and CBF steel structure

11.) Ciputra World, Jakarta, Indonesia

Structural verification of foundation design of 3 RC towers (office, hotel, and apartment) on raft foundations

B. Bridges and tunnels:

1.) McKays to Peka Peka Expressway, Wellington, New Zealand

18 km long expressway with 18 bridges and numerous culverts and retaining walls.

Tasks: managed small structural team to delver preliminary to detailed design (displacement-based) of several of the bridges; provided technical guidance to whole structural design group specifically on prestressed design and displacement-based seismic design.

2.) Akatarawa Bridges, Wellington, New Zealand

Preliminary to detailed design to construction monitoring of three 25m long single span pretensioned two-lane road bridges on bored piles

3.) Clark St. Bridge, Auckland, New Zealand

Preliminary to detailed design to construction monitoring of  a 20m skewed single span 4-lane road bridge with pretensioned girders on portal columns and piles.

4.) Thorndon Overbridge, Wellington, New Zealand

Tender design of bridge widening and assessment of seismic effects (non-linear pushover) of a 3-lane RC motorway (SH1) bridge 1.3km long with on and off ramps

5.) Old Waimakariri Bridge, Christchurch, New Zealand

Post-earthquake investigation and retrofit analysis and design of structurally damaged 30-12m long spans 2-lane steel road bridge on concrete walls and driven piles

6.) Bridge 298 NIMT, Wellington, New Zealand

Preliminary to detailed substructure structural design of a 140m long 7-span prestressed rail bridge on bored piles

7.) Waipuna Bridge Strengthening, Auckland, New Zealand

Preliminary to detailed structural analysis and retrofit design of a balanced-cantilever bridge to be retrofitted with unbonded tendons

8.) Hairini and Whangaehu bridges,  New Zealand

Seismic assessment of the two existing 50yrs old road bridges: Hairini is a 2-lane road bridge with 13-9.6m pretensioned girder spans, Whangaehu is a 110m 3-span 2-lane skewed steel beam road bridge, both on driven piles

9.) Wellington Airport Pedestrian Tunnel, Wellington, New Zealand

Structural assessment of 50yrs old existing concrete pedestrian tunnel below airport runway.

10.) Brisbane Airport Vent Tunnel, Brisbane, Australia

Detailed Structural Design of Pretensioned Beams Vent Roof composed of 11m long prestressed hollowcore beams

11.) SMRT Rail Station Tunnel, Singapore

 Verification of bid concept design of an underground train station and depot in Singapore.

12.) Airlie Road Bridge, Wellington, New Zealand

Preliminary structural analysis and design of bridge structure of a 23m-span 2-lane road bridge over railway on 2-col bent substructures

13.) Hetana Ave. bridge, MHX Alliance, Auckland, New Zealand

Detailed structural design of the 16m single span 4-lane road bridge with pre-tensioned girders

14.) State Highway 2 Dowse to Petone Interchange Bridges, Wellington, New Zealand

Construction phase detailed design support and overweight permit data sheets of 5 multi-span multi-lane pretensioned road bridges on bored piles

15.) SH20 Walmsley Structures, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction phase detailed design support and overweight permit data sheets of an Existing Footbridge, Road Bridge, and Sign Gantries widening

16.) Hastie Footbridge, MHX Alliance, Auckland, New Zealand

Detailed structural design of 2–23m span prestressed super-T girders & precast ramps on single cols & driven piles

May 2007Nov 2007

Structural Engineer

Maunsell Philippines Inc (AECOM)

Notable Project Involvements :

1.) Bridge 24 Gateway Upgrade Project, Australia

Project description: Single span 26m long skewed road bridge structure consisting of 1.5m deep tee-roff beams spanning between two fixed abutments

Tasks: Part of the team that did the detailed structural analysis and design of the bridge structure

2.) Sumitomo Mines Tanganito Wharf, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines

Project description: 200m long by 35m wide port structure on RC caps and steel pipe piles

Tasks: Part of the team that did the conceptual structural analysis and design of the port structure

3.) VIBank Office 2, Vietnam

Project description:17-storey concrete office building with post-tensioned flat slabs

Tasks: Part of the team that did the detailed structural analysis and design of the building structure. Assigned to piled foundation design

4.) Pier 15 South Harbor, Manila, Philippines

Project description: 368m long by 104m wide port structure on RC caps & piles

Tasks: Part of the team that did the detailed survey assessment, structural analysis, and retrofitting schemes of the wharf structure

Jun 2005May 2007

Structural Engineer

Parsons Brinckerhoff Philippines Inc.

Notable Project Involvements :

1.) Bridge 28 Hokitika Line (Arahura River Bridge), New Zealand

Project description: Eight – 24.4m span combined road-railway bridge on two-column bent substructure with pretensioned hollow-core beams for road and Through Plate Girder for rail

Tasks: detailed structural analysis and design of the steel superstructure

2.) Bridge 48 NAL (North Auckland Line), New Zealand

Project description: 30m three-span rail bridge, composed of a steel plate girder superstructure with rehabilitation of existing concrete substructure

Tasks: detailed structural analysis and design of the bridge structure

3.) Bridge 143 SWL (Stillwater-Westport Line), New Zealand 

      (also Bridges 74,123,&130 SWL similar to Bridge 143)

Project description: 30m five-span rail bridge, composed of a steel (I-girders) superstructure, with concrete caps and steel column/piles

Tasks: detailed structural analysis and design of the bridge structure

4.) Bridge 123 ECMT (East Coast Main Trunk), Matata, New Zealand

Project description: Two 20m-span post-tensioned concrete rail bridge on two-column bent substructures

Tasks: detailed structural analysis and design of the bridge structure

5.) Bridge 11 - Kinleith, New Zealand

Project description: 15m single span steel I-girder rail bridge

Tasks: detailed structural analysis and design of superstructure

6.) Bridge 55 - NAL (North Auckland Line), Auckland, New Zealand

Project description:45m bridge composed of 3 rectangular pretensioned girders and 4 U-shaped pretensioned girders on rc cap beam supported by two 1.7 meters diameter bored piles

Tasks: Part of a team that did the structural analysis and design of bridge structure

7.) 5 Bridges on the Carrangalan-Pelaway Road, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Tasks: verification of the design of retaining walls, abutments, superstructure (girder) and other structural components of the bridge

8.) Metro Manila Urban Transport Integration Project (MMURTRIP) – Phase 1 Package 3;

Project description: Foundation revision of Marikina Bridge abutment Ba & Bb

Tasks: Part of a team that did the structural analysis and design of Marikina Bridge and Access road abutments, assigned specifically to the retaining wall, footing/pile cap, bored piles, and connection details

9.) Interstate-10 Bridges over Escambia Bay, Florida, USA

Project description:The 4.2km long bridge comprises mainly of standard AASHTO Type II Precast Prestressed I-girder and standard Florida Bulb T 78 Precast Prestressed girder

Tasks: preparation of tabulations of the Bridge Deck Finish Grade Elevations, Prestressed Beam Buildup and Deflection Data, Table of Prestressed Beam Variables, Pier Elevations, Bridge Deck and Diaphragm Beam Reinforcement Details and Rebar Lists

Feb 2004Jun 2004

Line & Grade Engineer

Monolith Construction and Development Corp

Project Involvement :

SM Mall of Asia North Bldg 3

Project Description: The first phase involves the development of main mall, entertainment complex and two parking buildings with a gross floor area of 300,000 square meters. It is composed of the Main Mall (2 storey, 83,170 m2), the Entertainment Building (2 storey, 72,470m2), and the two Parking Buildings (6 storey, 114,584 m2 each).

Tasks : Supervision of construction works of North Parking Building