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Organized and detail-oriented with extensive experience complemented with Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering

  • Solid knowledge in structural design by Canadian standards such as CSA S16-09, CSA A23.3-04, CSA O86 and American standards such as ACI
  • Very familiar with the National Building Code of Canada
  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to coordinate with employer, consultants, contractors and project managers in completing projects within tight deadlines


 

Work Experience

2014-102015-10

Research Associate

Departments of Animal Science and Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba
Research Associate Departments of Animal Science and Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba Designed, manufactured and installed concrete slats at Glenlea Research Station, University of Manitoba as a part of a current study on optimum slat to gap ratio for the concrete slatted floors in pig houses being conducted at the University of Manitoba Participated in decision making meetings of the project Conducted networking activities trying to find support, co-operation and donations to the project
19962001

Project Manager

Development of Cultural Environments Co., Tehran, Iran          
Project Manager Development of Cultural Environments Co., Tehran, Iran Met deadlines on several projects successfully by administering and monitoring costs and scheduling Developed project schedules and assisted in the project budgets and work breakdown structures, ensuring proper coordination of projects on an ongoing basis Reviewed shop drawings, Blueprints and in house design for conformance to the specifications and codes Reviewed and approved purchase and change orders as well as payment applications, facilitating flow of project to completion Represented the firm at site meetings with the shareholders and consultants, maintaining communication and collaboration
19951996

Junior Engineer

Engineering Department, Isfahan Military Police During Mandatory Service
Junior Engineer/Designer mandatory military service, Isfahan, Iran Designed and planned projects for Isfahan Military Police such as a complex of residential apartments and a police station, according to local building codes Supervised construction site activities on a regular basis and prepared progress reports, ensuring project deadlines are met
May 2008Mar 2010

Area Superintendent

MONTGOMERY INC

Managed grading, paving, demolition and concrete operations for a range of public works projects, leading crews of 100 on up to 20 projects from San Francisco to Central Valley and Monterey.

  • Assessed project requirements to determine requirements and scheduling to ensure timely completion
  • Directed a team of 15 foremen, ensuring schedules were maintained and work quality met expected standards.
  • Provided astute management of annual budgets of up to $20M
Apr 1999May 2008

Project Superintendent/Foreman

GRANITE CONSTRUCTION

Initially employed as foreman, gained promotion to Superintendent managing projects ranging from $250K to $90M for state and public roadways and design build projects.

  • Reviewed and monitored building schedules and priorities to ensure projects progressed at expected pace.
  • Liaised with clients to ascertain requirements and ensured constructions met their expectations.

Publications

  • Delijani, F., Dick, K. J. (2015) " Serviceability of Foam Core Structural Panels Based on Bond Strength”, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (Journal of Green Materials, Institution of Civil Engineers: December 2015, Volume 3, Issue 4, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgrma.15.00027)
  • Delijani, F., West, M. and Svecova, D. (2015) "The Evaluation of Change in Concrete Properties Due to Fabric Formwork”, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (Journal of Green Building: Spring 2015, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 113-133, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3992/jgb.10.2.113)
  • Delijani, F., Dick, K. J. (2014) "Evaluation of Polyurethane Structural Insulated Panels Load Performance”, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (Presented at the CSBE/SCGAB 2013 Annual Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 7- 10 July 2013)
  • Dick, K. J., Delijani, F., Yuen, A. (2013) "Moisture and Structural Behaviour of Hemp Mat Foam Structural Insulated Panel Specimens”, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (Journal of Green Building: Spring 2014, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 87-101, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3992/1943-4618-9.2.87)
  • Dick, K. J., Delijani, F. (2013) "Flexural, Shear and Creep Behaviour of Insulated Rim Board Specimens”, Department of Biosystems Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (Accepted by the Journal of Green Building, under peer review)

Education

2011Expected June 2016

PHD Candidate

University of Manitoba

- Designed, manufactured and installed concrete slats at Glenlea Research Station, University of Manitoba as a part of a current study on optimum slat to gap ratio for the concrete slatted floors in pig houses being conducted at the University of Manitoba

- Participated in decision making meetings of the project Conducted networking activities trying to find support, co-operation and donations to the project

- Conducted networking activities trying to find support, co-operation and donations to the project

20072010

MCE

University of Manitoba

- Met deadlines on several projects successfully by administering and monitoring costs and scheduling

- Developed project schedules and assisted in the project budgets and work breakdown structures, ensuring proper coordination of projects on an ongoing basis

- Reviewed shop drawings, Blueprints and in house design for conformance to the specifications and codes

- Reviewed and approved purchase and change orders as well as payment applications, facilitating flow of project to completion Represented the firm at site meetings with the shareholders and consultants, maintaining communication and collaboration

B.Sc

University of Toronto

- Designed and planned projects for Isfahan Military Police such as a complex of residential apartments and a police station, according to local building codes

- Supervised construction site activities on a regular basis and prepared progress reports, ensuring project deadlines are met

Teaching and Teaching Assistance Experience

  • TA for Light-Frame Building Systems

Department of Biosystems Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2015

  • TA for Structural Wood Design

Department of Biosystems Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2013 - 2014

  • TA for Air Pollution and Assessment Management

Department of Biosystems Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2013 and 2016

  • Lecturer and TA for Mechanics of Materials in Biosystems Engineering

Department of Biosystems Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2011 - 2015

  • TA for Introduction to Statics

       Department of Civil Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2007 - 2014

  • Guest lecturer for Solid Mechanics

Department of Civil Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2012

  • Lecturer and TA for Alternative Building Design

Department of Biosystems Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2011

  • TA for Civil Engineering Materials

Department of Civil Engineering, U of M, Winnipeg, 2007 - 2009


 

Workshop and Conferences Attended

  • Mitacs Step: ‘Foundations of Project Management’, a two day workshop, May 2015
  • NOCMAT 2014 (Presenter), 2014

The 15th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies, Pirassununga, Brazil

  • CSBE/SCGAB Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference, July 2013    

Canadian Society for Bioengineering, Saskatoon, Canada, Winner of the “Best poster presentation competition”

  • CSBE/SCGAB Annual General Meeting and Technical Conference, July 2011    

Canadian Society for Bioengineering, Winnipeg, Canada                

  • The CSCE 2010 Annual Conference, June 2010

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Winnipeg, Canada            

  • Workshop on instrumentation and Structural health monitoring, June 2009

IEEE Canadian Foundation, Winnipeg, Canada  

  • National lecture tour, the Concorde bridge collapse, 2008

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers (CSCE), Winnipeg, Canada   

  • The 5th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Sep. 2008

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers and ISIS Canada, Winnipeg, Canada  

  • The First International Conference on Fabric Formwork (Presenter), May 2008

Center for Architectural Structures and Technology (C.A.S.T.), University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture, Winnipeg, Canada  

Memberships

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM), Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • Iranian Association of Professional Engineers and Architects (Sazemen-e Nezam Mohandesi), Registered/licensed member (P.Eng)
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE)
  • Canadian Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ASABE)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Volunteer Experience

  • Member of the Technical, Scientific and, Organizing Committee

The 16th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials and Technologies (NOCMAT 2015), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, August 2014 - 2015

  • Member of the Organizing Committee

Cordwood Construction Workshop, the Alternative Village, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 2011

  • Official Photographer                                    

  CSCE 2010 Annual Conference, the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Winnipeg, June 2011

  • President of the Student Chapter

American Concrete Institute (ACI), Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2009 - 2010                                                                                         

  • Member of the Search Committee                               

Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, September 2008

Academic Honors

  • Elected Vice President, The University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association (UMGSA), 2010 and 2014 academic years
  • Achieved first place in entrance exam of 1993, Azad University of Najaf-Abad, Isfahan, Iran

Awards and Fellowships

  • University of Manitoba:

Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award ($1000), October 2014

Faculty of Graduate Studies Special Awards Fund ($500), October 2014

Faculty of Graduate Studies Special Award ($2000),  January 2014

Faculty of Graduate Studies Special Award ($1000), January 2013

Faculty of Graduate Studies Special Award ($5000), September 2011

Financial Aid General Award ($450), March 2011

  • University of Manitoba Student’s Union:

Bursary for Satisfactory Academic Achievement, June and December 2007, December 2009